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Making a mould for big nosed sculpts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erik Stickley Feb 5. 12 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 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
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
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
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
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"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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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
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Erik Stickley's discussion New and seeking guidance about 3D printing.
"Great, do post some pics of your results. There are some very good threaded rods with balls machined on the ends of them, I forget where from. But these might be ideal for your puppet."
Dec 2, 2016
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"Oh, and one tip. You can pour melted Chavant into a silicone mould, ideal if you need to sculpt several versions of one head."
Dec 2, 2016
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"Yes, lovely sculpts! They are going to be a bit tricky to cast. It looks to me as if you could have a neat separation in the folds around the base of the nose, so you could cast them independently. Would be good to have something like a little…"
Dec 2, 2016
Strider replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"In fact, I can sketch something up to show how I would approach removing the noses and re-attaching them, that might make it more clear. I'll post it later tonight if all goes well. "
Dec 2, 2016
Strider replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"I'm not any kind of expert on moldmaking - and in face when it comes to making copies of faces I've done them as sculptures rather than in rubber (my puppets have always had hard heads in the Eastern European puppetfilm tradition), but I…"
Dec 2, 2016
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Making a mould for big nosed sculpts

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 mould of characters with rather large noses.…See More
Dec 2, 2016
Erik Stickley replied to Erik Stickley's discussion New and seeking guidance about 3D printing.
"I went ahead and gave it a go. I made a prototype based on some of the metal armatures you can buy on the internet. I did what you said and added cups for the balls into the joints. I also printed a ball with a long pole attached to it, just to see…"
Dec 2, 2016

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