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My newest monster

Started this discussion. Last reply by Count Croc on Sunday. 2 Replies

Hey guys! I just thought some of you would be interested in what I’m working on. This is my newest monster, which was originally made for a Halloween short. My new project is going to be based on the…Continue

Everything I sculpt looks like a duck....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Oct 4. 2 Replies

I finally got my first job in a film. I've been tasked with making a monster, and I keep messing up the head. Every sculpt I do ends up looking like a duck. I want a long, thin, sleek type of face…Continue

New Build-up Method?

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Oct 3. 1 Reply

So heres the problem. I’m HORRIBLE at putting on latex skins. They always fold funny when animated and I always have massive seams. Im lucky to get one on without an air pocket. I’m in preproduction…Continue

Cheap foam latex?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Sep 14. 3 Replies

I’ve been looking into foam latex and MonsterMaker’s is really expensive. Is there a cheaper alternative?Continue

 

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Count Croc replied to Count Croc's discussion My newest monster
"It's really more of a mandible type deal rather than a jaw."
Sunday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion My newest monster
"Looks fun. How does the jaw relate to the rest of the head?"
Saturday
Count Croc posted a discussion

My newest monster

Hey guys! I just thought some of you would be interested in what I’m working on. This is my newest monster, which was originally made for a Halloween short. My new project is going to be based on the scene from A New Hope with the monster chess sequence. It was what really began my love for stop motion. There’s neat videos on YouTube on how they remade the puppets for the new films. (I could talk about this for hours). For whatever reason, I find this scene to be really interesting. Anyway, I…See More
Friday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Everything I sculpt looks like a duck....
"Sometimes it's a bit like that problem of trying not to think about something, that only makes you think about it some more. When I am sculpting I try to concentrate on the essence of what I want it to be, the feel of what it might be like to…"
Oct 4
StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion Everything I sculpt looks like a duck....
"A duck monster, that would be different... ok, maybe not right for this film. The good thing about a crocodile type face (from a practical standpoint) is the mouth opening goes right back to where the jaw hinges, with no cheeks, so even if cast in a…"
Oct 3
StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion New Build-up Method?
"Yes, I do build up a layer of latex to form a skin.  It will also restrict movement a little bit, since it is more solid than the soft foam underneath.  It works fine for hands, because the fingers are thin and it's ok for the latex…"
Oct 3
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Count Croc replied to Devin Pingree's discussion Foam latex build up materials (Monster Makers)
"I believe in the videos you referenced Nick used mask latex. Thats also what I use. I have no experience with dipping latex, so I can’t really say too much about it. As for foam latex, you can’t really use it for the buildup technique.…"
Oct 1
Count Croc replied to Greyguy's discussion Start a new armature
"It seems like this thread is the place to be! Nice armature, is that some kind of dinosaur? I wish there was somewhere that you could just walk into and use machines to make armatures. I always feel like I'm betraying my puppets when I make…"
Sep 30
Ben Owora replied to Count Croc's discussion Materials for a stone wall
"I've often used expanded polystyrene to create rock structures of all types. You can build large rock structures quite quickly by breaking up chunks of polystyrene (which you can often find discarded by shops - honestly, in forty two years I…"
Sep 21
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Cheap foam latex?
"An alternative, though not really equivalent, might be to use liquid latex as a skin in the mould and then use Flex Foam to fill it out. This is not latex foam, but the softer versions have quite a bit of flexibility. In the end it may not even work…"
Sep 14
Count Croc replied to Count Croc's discussion Cheap foam latex?
"Thanks for your input, Nick!"
Sep 13
StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion Cheap foam latex?
"Price for Monstermakers kit in USA, from Monstermakers.com, is US$35, but you would have to add shipping to that.  Amazon lists it at $34.99, but links back to Monstermakers as the seller. Same price at TheEngineerguy, $35 for MM foam.…"
Sep 12
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Cheap foam latex?

I’ve been looking into foam latex and MonsterMaker’s is really expensive. Is there a cheaper alternative?See More
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