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Sculpting unusual replacement faces

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Friday. 4 Replies

This is an update of sorts to an older thread (…Continue

Replacement tree mouth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Waine Mar 20, 2016. 9 Replies

I'm working on a short that has talking tree's. I figured replacement mouths was the best way to accomplish talking. What I did for the pictured tree was chisel out a trench, fill it with super…Continue

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Sculpting unusual replacement faces
"Just read through the original thread. Nick suggested creating the back shape in epoxy putty, then sculpting on top with Super sculpey, to avoid the distortion that is like with just Sculpey. I think this might be your best method, because the…"
Friday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Sculpting unusual replacement faces
"I'm not sure you should be sculpting in milliput, which is quite tricky to manipulate. Super Sculpey is a polymer clay that sculpts really well, so you could sculpt the faces directly in that, then bake them to harden. I would still make the…"
Friday
Daniel Waine replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Sculpting unusual replacement faces
"Haven't heard of fastcast or bluestuff before, I'll have a look. I've used silicone, foam and alginate for moulding in the past. I'd got it into my head that I needed something special because I hadn't seen anything…"
Thursday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Sculpting unusual replacement faces
"Have you considered casting in Fastcast resin? This is a hard resin that you pour into a mould. It sets very quickly and can then be painted. For replacement mouths you don't really need foam. If I were doing a cast of the mouth, I would create…"
Thursday
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Sculpting unusual replacement faces

This is an update of sorts to an older thread (http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/forum/topics/replacement-tree-mouth) as I've gotten some more time to work on things. What I'd like to be able to do is replicate these faces fairly accurately so that even in the low light I'm going to be shooting them in they look good. Using milliput it's proved quite tricky to get the faces looking the same at the end. Will…See More
Aug 9
Daniel Waine replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Replacement tree mouth
"It works! Using more wax and pva has been the solution. I do need to line the mould with epoxy putty, the epoxy glue started to peel off after the second mouth. "
Mar 20, 2016
John Downey replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Replacement tree mouth
"You may be working too hard on this.  I did something similar but sculpted replacement pieces with push pin embedded in them that fit on top of the tree (not embedded in the tree).  Then all you have to do is pop off one mouth…"
Mar 2, 2016
Daniel Waine replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Replacement tree mouth
"Your removal description was what I was expecting, what I got was a cast that just wouldn't budge. Will work out just what I did wrong tonight."
Mar 2, 2016
StopmoNick replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Replacement tree mouth
"The layers don't need to be thick, as long as you can be sure there are no gaps.  Sometimes, I put more wax over the pva, then another coat of pva on top of that, so there are two layers of each.   Of course, there must be no…"
Mar 1, 2016
Daniel Waine replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Replacement tree mouth
"How thickly do you layer pva and wax on? Mine arrived today so I rushed to give it a try but I mustn't have used enough as I can't get the mouth out without chiseling it to pieces. "
Mar 1, 2016
StopmoNick replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Replacement tree mouth
"I use two - a liquid pva release agent, that dries to a thin film that either peels off or can be washed off with warm water.    http://shop.trojanfibreglass.com.au/online/pva-release-agent a mould release wax, a paste wax in a can that I…"
Feb 24, 2016
Daniel Waine replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Replacement tree mouth
"Thanks for the suggestions. The hole's already tapeared with sanded adn epoxied sides. I always forget epoxy putty can be used for anything other than making armature bones, will give sculpting with it a try and post progress. What's…"
Feb 24, 2016
Steve Copeland replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Replacement tree mouth
"I would suggest a heat gun to partially cure the super sculpey so that it can be removed and baked. My concern is that with the sap and small limbs on your tree that you run a big risk of burning the tree. Maybe try a hair dryer. It will go rubbery…"
Feb 23, 2016
StopmoNick replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Replacement tree mouth
"Some thoughts on it... Partly a materials problem - Sculpey will be soft until you bake it, so taking out of the tree will probably distort it.  Then you try to straighten it but you can't tell if it is perfect once it is out of the tree.…"
Feb 22, 2016
Daniel Waine posted a discussion

Replacement tree mouth

I'm working on a short that has talking tree's. I figured replacement mouths was the best way to accomplish talking. What I did for the pictured tree was chisel out a trench, fill it with super sculpey then sculpt a mouth but getting it out and baking it is proving problematic. Not sure if it's a methods issue or a materials issue. See More
Feb 22, 2016

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