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Making a mould for big nosed sculpts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erik Stickley Mar 20, 2017. 18 Replies

I am about to buy some mould-making equipment to start actually making moulds of my character's head for silicone. Before I do, I want to know what would be the best product, and method for making a…Continue

New and seeking guidance about 3D printing.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Dec 2, 2016. 3 Replies

Hello, everyone! I'm new to this site, and new to Stop Motion in general. I don't even have my first puppet made.Speaking of my puppet, I have a 3D printer, and I wanted to know if it would be…Continue

 

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Erik Stickley replied to HanaChoi's discussion What kind of clay would you recommend for making clay anime?
"There are also things called BJD's, or ball-joint dolls, that are very popular. And I'm pretty sure there are a lot of tutorials on how to make one of those. Basically, they are a conglomeration parts and pieces held together with a long…"
Apr 4, 2017
Erik Stickley replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"Yeah, the nose is beyond it. I'm a little scared to cut the mould down the middle. But I suppose fortune favors the bold. I guess now I can move on to the fun stuff, such as making the face armature and silicone. Then I might be finally able to…"
Mar 20, 2017
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"When you say it's a nose hole, do you mean there is a nose beyond it, or is it for fitting a separately cast nose onto? If the nose is attached then you will need to take a scalpel to the underside as Nick suggested.  Don't apologize…"
Mar 20, 2017
Erik Stickley replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"Well, I bought  some Oomoo 30. It works pretty well, and isn't so different than Pinkysil. The biggest difference is that is takes a whopping six hours to cure, compared to Pinkysil's one-hour cure time. Still, it worked just fine. I…"
Mar 18, 2017
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"Haven't used Oomoo, but it is designed for mouldmaking, so should be fine. It has a low viscosity so will pour, and has a 30 min working time to allow bubbles to escape. But it is a condensation cure silicone, I.e. tin-based, so if you are…"
Mar 11, 2017
StopmoNick replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"I use Pinkysil from Barnes Products, it's good but I wouldn't think its in any way unique.  There are more brands and types of silicone for sale in the US than here in Australia, most made there, so I can't see the value in…"
Mar 10, 2017
Erik Stickley replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"I have a question... I have been using Pinkysil to make all the moulds so far. I have run out. Unfortunately, it's almost impssible to get Pinkysil over here in the States. The company that sells it, Barnes.com, seems to have very little…"
Mar 10, 2017
Erik Stickley replied to Bram Vrancken's discussion non-digital wool mouths?
"Well, I don't pretend to be an expert about anything stopmotion, having only made lego stopmotion back when I was eight. Nor am I an expert on wool. But if what I'm hearing is correct, and you want a bunch of changeable mouths, I think the…"
Feb 9, 2017
Erik Stickley replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"I took your advice Nick, and bought myself some monster clay for the mold. I can't recommend Monster clay enough! It's a beautiful thing! Pouring the clay into the mold, however, was not a beautiful thing. I had some serious design flaws…"
Feb 5, 2017
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"Just been re-reading this thread. Do post some pics of your progress. The sculpts are so lovely, it will be good to see how you are getting on."
Feb 1, 2017
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"In order to avoid trapped air bubbles, I tend to fill deep parts of the mould (e.g. the nose) while it is open and to paint in areas like the ears that might be too thin for the clay to flow into. I still end up with a few cavities, presumably…"
Feb 1, 2017
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The kitchen rocking chair.

"It's hard to say. I tend to fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to this sort of thing, and just print it and hope it's the right size. I could look it up later, if you're interested."
Dec 9, 2016
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The kitchen rocking chair.

A prop for my still very far away stop-motion attempt. Made through the miracle of 3D printing!
Dec 9, 2016
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"I think if you are doing separate noses then it makes sense to do the big moustaches separately as well. Then the rest of the head becomes quite straightforward.  Bit of a problem having to  chop back the 3d printed armature for the noses.…"
Dec 4, 2016
StopmoNick replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"Super Sculpey is sulphur free, you can make a silicone mould from it. Great character sculpts!  I've made a front half of mould for a long nosed rat, but the nose was fairly tapering, and not as long as the first pic.  Or bulging out…"
Dec 3, 2016
Erik Stickley replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"@Strider: I used Super Sculpy for my sculpt. Whether it is sulphur free or not is a mystery to me. As for the mustache on the second sculpt, I sort of knew that it could be a problem if I sculpted onto the head. For some reason I did it anyways... I…"
Dec 2, 2016

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