"I prefer silicone for smooth skinned characters, because it doesn't form little wrinkles when compressed like foam latex does. For the heads of 3 child characters, silicone was the best choice. But for scale wrinkly monsters that is not a…"
"Latex and silicone are really quite different, and it is difficult to say one is better than the other without knowing the context. I like using silicone for character heads, and it makes good-looking hands too.
But latex is great for monsters,…"
"Do you mean covering with liquid latex skins? Or casting in foam latex?
Richard Svensson has a lot of videos showing how he makes his monster puppets using soft urethane foam and latex skins to cover them. His Youtube channel is Bluworm:…"
"I literally did this yesterday for the first time. It wasn't pretty but I did some research it this seemed to be the best way for my model. I'm sure with practice it will look nicer.
What is your model made of? I have a wire…"
"He looks good to me without hair. But it depends on how you see the character, really.
Will the finished puppet be plasticine, or cast in silicone or some other material? Or is it made from Sculpey?
I've used a few different…"