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Mass producing heads

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick on Saturday. 16 Replies

I tried making my first 2-part mold for the first time, and made the rookie mistake of not making a key for the mold to pry open on the outside. Also, I used plaster of paris, so the mold inside the…Continue

Costuming

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Jun 3. 5 Replies

I'm working a medieval film and will need to build armor and cloaks, and probably some shirts too, as well as pants. I literally have zero experience with sewing. Any tips? Also, how would you make a…Continue

replacing heads

Started May 28 0 Replies

Hey guys. I know a few of you attach puppet heads separate from the body so that they can be replaced or simply for ease. How do you do it?Continue

Casting helmets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh May 26. 3 Replies

Do you guys know any cheap ways to cast fullface medieval helmets?Continue

 

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StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion Mass producing heads
"Hi Ben, Claws:  Yes, epoxy putty from the hardware store.  Easy shapes to make, so the quick setting putty works fine, if I needed more sculpting time I would use Aves Apoxie Sculpt or similar, with 2 or 3 hours working time.   I…"
Saturday
Count Croc replied to Count Croc's discussion Mass producing heads
"Use a longer setting epoxy so you have time to adjust. Also, pro tip : Don't use thermoplastic and cut the shape out after. I think I am unrecognizable by my left thumbprint because I accidentally cut half it off with a razor while making…"
Saturday
Ben Young replied to Count Croc's discussion Mass producing heads
"Those were two awesome videos there, Nick! On a similar subject, in that first video, did I see you using epoxy putty to make the "claws" on that monster? If so, wow! That's a great idea, solves the problem I was having of giving the…"
Saturday
StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion Mass producing heads
"And here is Richard making latex skin.  Interesting, he uses some Friendly Plastic to hold the eyes and mouth wire in place, and it while it is warm it is soft enough to shape it to the latex.  Otherwise he casts the latex the same way I…"
Jun 4
StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion Mass producing heads
"Here is a quick look at the process of moulding and casting a foam latex puppet - this creature is bulky and would not have worked as well in silicone.  It shows what is involved.  But a combination of sheet foam buildup, with some…"
Jun 4
StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion Mass producing heads
"For foam latex, you need scales, a mixer, and an oven, as well as the foam latex kit.  I use it for full body monsters because it is much lighter in weight than silicone, easier to paint, and because I have had the set-up for doing it for many…"
Jun 4
Count Croc replied to Count Croc's discussion Mass producing heads
"I might bite the bullet and buy all the foam latex stuff. Actually, what about those ovens they make for little girls to make cookies with?"
Jun 4
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Mass producing heads
"The best silicone is platinum based and is not cheap. It is not compatible with tin based silicone, and reacts badly to sulphur and latex, so cannot be used in the same mould.  But it is good stuff. I use Platsil Gel 00, but there's…"
Jun 4
Count Croc replied to Count Croc's discussion Mass producing heads
"Is there an inexpensive silicone or some way to make foam latex without having to buy an oven for?"
Jun 4
StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion Costuming
"Good point.  I use 1:6 scale action figure clothing whenever I can find something that suits the character.  It works if your proportions are fairly close to realistic, but not if they are extremely stylised like all of Laika films.  …"
Jun 3
StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion Mass producing heads
"If you are casting the skin in liquid latex, be sure to have a look at some of Richard Swensson's puppet making tutorials.  Look for Bluworm on Youtube.  He does a mix of buildup with cushion foam (like the body I made for removable…"
Jun 3
Count Croc replied to maddogmovies's discussion How to Make Godzilla Really Angry
"This is really good considering its animated with toys!"
Jun 3
robbiethepainter replied to Count Croc's discussion Costuming
"What height are your puppets? There is a huge 1:6 figure community if you are working with 12" puppets.  Rare earth magnets work great for removable heads. "
Jun 3
Geoff Clark replied to Count Croc's discussion Costuming
"Hi, Count Croc. I had to do the same for my piece, and here's what I ended up doing.    I built one of the first outfits for my characters, but it was extremely difficult. My hands were hurting and the process took forever. I have a…"
Jun 3
Count Croc replied to Count Croc's discussion Mass producing heads
"Thanks, Nick! I appreciate the wisdom. I will order Ultracal. I think as for my material I can get away with using normal latex, as my mouths probably will be thin enough to allow it to bend."
Jun 3
StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion Mass producing heads
"Agree with Simon - a harder plaster like Ultracal 30 or Hydrostone will help.  But the bit of mould that extends into the inside of the mouth does tend to be a weak point, so (also as Simon said) I usually place a loop of wire in the mouth to…"
Jun 3

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