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Making a Jaw on a wire armature

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wallace Jones Nov 24, 2013. 6 Replies

This has been one of my recurring problems, when it comes to making stop motion monster puppets: The Jaw. In the image attached I have shown the two ways I have tried out in making a movable jaw from…Continue

CASTING A PLASTICINE SCULPT

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angus Lamont Aug 21, 2013. 2 Replies

Just finished my Prehistoric monster Plasticine sculpt and now want to move on to casting. As this is my first time making a plaster mould, I bought Plaster of Paris. However in most tutorials the…Continue

Tie-down surface

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angus Lamont Aug 11, 2013. 11 Replies

What type of surface do you use to tie-down your puppets? I have seen wood and metal, but I am unsure of what to use. Any simple way of making one?Continue

Tags: tie, down, motion, stop, table

Harryhausen/Obie Style Allosaur Puppet

Started this discussion. Last reply by mattosaurus May 23, 2013. 1 Reply

This is what I have been making over the past few months.Continue

 

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Angus Lamont replied to fantamation's discussion TALOS Lives Again
"Looking good! Ray would be proud of this! "
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"Cool!"
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Gorilla puppet

"Love it! How did you make this guy? Is it build up or were molds made?"
Mar 22
Wallace Jones replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Making a Jaw on a wire armature
"Here is a alternative to a moving jaw. Sculpt the head in clay with a neutral expression. Then sculpt another head, using the first one as a guide, but with a angry expression. Make a rubber mold of each head and then make a plaster cast of each…"
Nov 24, 2013
Angus Lamont replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Making a Jaw on a wire armature
"Thanks for the advice guys!"
Nov 21, 2013
Aaron Martinez replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Making a Jaw on a wire armature
"Have you tried using more than one piece of wire for the jaw? You could do two or three wires in a row (parallel to each other) coming out of the jaw and into the skull. That way there's a little bit of back up support in case one breaks and…"
Nov 21, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Making a Jaw on a wire armature
"Either of those should work.  I like the first one because it has more length of wire, so the bending can spread over a wider area. The only reason I can think of for the wire breaking is if it has any nicks or scratches in it.  It will…"
Nov 20, 2013
Angus Lamont replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Making a Jaw on a wire armature
"The wire is just snapping. Definitely using the right stuff. "
Nov 20, 2013
Aaron Martinez replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Making a Jaw on a wire armature
"I've done it using a hinge method. Works well for skulls, but I'm not sure you would have the strength for something that's covered over w/ latex or other. The hinged jaw is a single piece of wire with sculpey on the lower jaw - the…"
Nov 20, 2013
Angus Lamont posted a discussion

Making a Jaw on a wire armature

This has been one of my recurring problems, when it comes to making stop motion monster puppets: The Jaw. In the image attached I have shown the two ways I have tried out in making a movable jaw from wire and wood/epoxy blocks for the skull. Any other ways???See More
Nov 20, 2013
Angus Lamont replied to Joshua Swift/Squirpled's discussion Hey guys I'm thinking about making some build up latex puppets but..
"I have tried doing this, but the latex is too 'watery'. How do I thicken it? "
Sep 29, 2013
Angus Lamont replied to fantamation's discussion Recreating TALOS!
"Brilliant stuff! Ray would be proud! What about a Rhedosaurus next???"
Sep 6, 2013
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Triclops and 3 inch people

"So how did you make this guy? Build-up with latex skin?"
Sep 2, 2013
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At 7:14am on August 16, 2012, Production of the Mind said…
Ape films!!!
At 12:57pm on September 21, 2012, Production of the Mind said…

Thanks dude.

At 3:20pm on September 27, 2012, Roger Beck said…

Hey Angus, I love the new profile photo. What is that from?

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Winder rig

Started by Marnik in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Marnik 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

I was wondering if anyone has built or knows how to build a winder rig or knows of a cheap alternative. I'm talking about the kind seen at 5:14 in this video: …Continue

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Walking - measurement?

Started by Beans in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Beans 4 hours ago. 12 Replies

Hi guys,I'm attempting walking of a dog (why did I choose a dog for my first walk sequence I'll never know!). I was wondering if you mark on your set (or computer screen) how far you character should move for each walk cycle? Or do you have any…Continue

Need help with Macro and Wide Angle Lens

Started by Mastermind Films in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

I made a discussion about camera equipment previously, and I still remember all the lessons I learned about cameras, lenses etc.I am just a bit confused with my lenses.  My grandpa gave me two lenses. (it's in the pictures) It came from a Nikon SLR.…Continue

Do you know the metal of this LAIKA's armature?

Started by Toshikazu ISHII in ARMATURES. Last reply by Armature Guy 6 hours ago. 16 Replies

I'm a Japanese armature maker and I could take this pic at LAIKA's event in…Continue

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Making Heads and bodies

Started by Mastermind Films in SCULPTING. Last reply by Mastermind Films 6 hours ago. 5 Replies

I now have an armature ready to be sculpted with. I just need to get ideas on how must I start with. I could still recall that I used to cover armatures with clay at once. But the problem is that, it makes the model heavy and harder to work with.I…Continue

Creature of Mischief

Started by Danny Samuels in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by StopmoNick 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hey guys here is a picture of the puppet I just finished for my friends short.  It's called a Creature of Mischief.  It was a fairly simple build.  I'd love to hear what you guys think.…Continue

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