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Prepping some resin replacement mouths
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Looking great! what are they made of?
this may seem a very amateurish question, but that's because I'm very amateurish! :-)How do you sculpt the head without the parts of the face? And then sculpt the brow and face parts that go on it?
If I sculpt the whole head, I ruin it by trying to cut off the front, even if I freeze the sculpt first to get it as firm as possible.
They're made of smooth cast resin from smooth-on.com
That's not a bad question at all. It took a while for me to get this method working. Everything was first sculpted in super sculpey. I cut off the lower part of the face and made a fitting for magnets and eyes. After I baked the head, I then resculpted the mouth onto the baked head. I made sure to take off the impressions made by the magnet holes on the head and reshaped them into crevices so the mouth can have it's own magnets. Also, I took away the space for the moth and shaped a throat and top teeth on the mouth (seeing as these will never move in mouth shapes). Next I baked it with the head again and once cooled I slipped the mouth off and mad a mold of both parts in silicone. After casting in resin the copies now fit perfectly.
Or not an amateurish question. That's what I meant to write
OMG Hasani you are so generous to share all those details!
BTW guys, Hasani is a great animation consultant. I've hired him to help me with my first stop motion music video (still in production). I HIGHLY recommend him. I mean, I saved literally HOURS and hours of trial and error in just one 1-hour skype session with him. Totally worth the investment if you're serious about stop motion.
Wow, thanks Hasani for the detailed response :-) Very much appreciated. I will give that a go!
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