I'm currently testing some silicone casting, mainly of hands. I found this picture from LAIKA and was wondering if someone knows or has an idea of what they painted/overlayered the hand armature with before casting it? (and what kind of material the mold is made by) ? I want to get good control over the hand animation. I've seen different takes on finger constructions with joints because I've noticed that the aluminium wire easily cuts through the silicone when bending the fingers.
Wow, I'm glad this thread got necro'd today! The shot I did this weekend pretty much destroyed my puppet's silicone hands, and these tips will be extremely helpful in rebuilding more resilient ones...
Frej Bengtsson & Stellan Rutstam said:
Thanks för the advice Nick! I've been having great difficulties finding cloth covered floral wire here in Sweden. When trying to order it, it seems none of the options can be shipped to Sweden,
As an Swede you are not looking for blompinne but piprensare.
You have most likly already use these in lågstadiet :P