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3D Printed Props

Thought I'd share some of my first efforts at 3d printing props and set pieces for my current project. I've been procrastinating for too lo…

Started by Jack Liddon

11 Oct 25
Reply by Andrew Carlson

My portfolio

Hello, I am a freelance model maker. I’ve been working for 7 years in stop motion animation for companies like Aardman in Bristol and vario…

Started by Alix LAINE

10 Jul 8
Reply by Alix LAINE

Glass cups, bottles, etc.

Hey All, I've been working on a set for a kitchen and would like to include some glass and/or plastic items - glasses, soap bottles, etc. I…

Started by Savannah Winchester

8 May 12
Reply by Strider

Miniature Neon sign?

Does anyone have any methods of making miniature neon signs? It's for a project I am doing in college, but I can't seem to find any suitabl…

Started by Angus Lamont

4 Mar 6
Reply by Tim Tracey

Ask a Model Maker...

Howdy y'all! My name is McKinlay. I work in the model shop at Laika Studios. I've been a professional model maker for 10 years or so and ha…

Started by McKinlay

0 Feb 15

Shopping trolley

Hello all! I need to make 2 supermarket shopping trolleys like the one pictured below for a huge part of the short film I'm making. They ne…

Started by Marnik

17 Feb 13
Reply by McKinlay

1940s car miniature

I am making a miniature car for my film-noir-ish film, thought I would post my progress on here. Roughly based on a 1940 Lincoln Continenta…

Started by Marnik

5 Mar 25, 2014
Reply by Lewis Crabtree

Any advice on how to blow up a helecopter

I know this is more of a live filming question but Im sure some of you will have done this. I have a helicopter, like an airfix model and n…

Started by Jahooli

6 Feb 24, 2014
Reply by StopmoNick

How to make a Victorian Armchair and Range?

Hello to you all! :) We are building a victorian cottage set at a scale of 1:7. We are unsure as to what to make an armchair and a range (…

Started by Sarah & Sarah

7 Jan 16, 2014
Reply by Dennis

Pouring Liquid from a Bottle

Hi all, I'm getting ready to start shooting some bar scenes and have several shots which will require pouring liquor from a bottle into a s…

Started by Aaron Martinez

10 Dec 28, 2013
Reply by Tim Daniel



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Message Board

Software for making a workshop

Started by Marcs in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Marcs 21 minutes ago. 5 Replies

Hallo friends,i will make a stopmotion-workshop at my University. I usually work with dragon frame and ask them if there are temporary licenses for the students. But there is just the option to buy licenses a litte cheaper. The students have to do a…Continue

Puppets with five fingers

Started by bigbossross in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 7 hours ago. 2 Replies

I am planning a 1:6 scale foam latex puppet, and I have a wire armature made with five thin fingers. Very few puppets I see have more than 4 fingers, which imagine is due to a technical limitation.  I am wondering how hard it would be to align the…Continue

Designing a dedicated studio. Any advice greatly appreciated!

Started by Hendrikus De Vaan in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 7 hours ago. 11 Replies

Hi guys, I've been given some land to build on, and over the next two years I want to build a dedicated stopmotion animation studio, in Taranaki, New Zealand.The land I've been given restricts me to a build of 14m x 8.4 m. And my budget restricts me…Continue


Started by Alex Sdraub in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

i just watched last animation on youtube by StopmoNick the SteamWalkerTest and it is awesome on any point of view!Continue

Foam latex puppet making - Oven types

Started by bigbossross in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by bigbossross yesterday. 3 Replies

I am hoping to buy a tabletop oven specifically for baking foam latex puppets. From what I understand, you must use a convection oven, and I have found a large toaster/convection oven but am unsure if this type of oven will work for baking the…Continue

Vacant Planet - Picture Book made with Stop Mo puppets

Started by Chris Neuhahn in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 1 Reply

Hey everybody,I've been working a Stop Motion project called Vacant Planet. Its the story of robots left on earth after humans fled. Unfortunately I don't have the time to animate the…Continue



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