"I second that, about the latex freezing and being ruined. I held off last year on ordering any latex during the winter because I was warned that this would happen. When it finally did come, it was perfect (aside from the fact that costume latex…"
"Oh, I should add - the foam latex base is fairly lumpy. Must be those latex solids... I gues they don't matter in a foamed-up mixture that goes into a mold. The surfae will end up exactly like the inside of the mold. But for buildup work it…"
"I looked up the Woodland Scenics latex - it seems to be a somewhat thinner version of standard moldmaking latex - probably with less filler in it for capturing smaller details. But it still seems to have some filler in it. They put filler in the…"
"As far as latex... I continue to push Woodland Scenics' version of the stuff for anyone willing to look into it. I've tried many brands and the quality varies (some is even crumbly when it cures). Woodland Scenics continues to be far and…"
"I was actually thinking about trying to skin it with liquid latex too, but my supply is back in LA. I usually get lumpy results with my liquid latex build-up puppets (which actually is a great texture for an alien or a burn victim that happen to be…"
"I think, since you can skin really anything with liquid latex, the name of the game is getting the armature as close to the final shape of the character as possible. Then you just kind of "connect the dots", treating the skin like…"
"Sorry it took so long to get the results in! I've had a busy Thanksgiving week. I finally had some time to make a quick arm armature (an ARMature) and test it out.
The instructions recommend using glycerin hand lotion to increase the…"
"This is what I've been waiting for! Hopefully it is more flexible than Sculpey Bake and Bend or Super Elasticlay. Let me know how it goes. It might work especially well for making a press mold from a hard object.
*edit* I see that other folks…"
"Ahh, Nick, Ron's just popular because of all the great stop-mo he does. . . ;) Come to think of it, that is why you are very popular here too! Hmmm. Besides that you are both totally generous with your hard-won advice,…"
"I have seen some flexible polymer clay that, when baked, was a fairly firm rubber. It had been used for thin fingers, and they could bend a bit to give the hands some life, but not go far enough to make a fist. I'd want to know the…"
Hello All! Wanted to let you know about a new short film I am making entitled Steel Cut Oats. I don't usually ask for help when it comes to my personal projects, but I finally bit the bullet and I'm launching a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise…Continue
Hello all,I'm not sure how many of you out there use Monster Makers foam latex -- for me, it's the ONLY foam I ever use and have recommended it highly over the years.... till recently.This past week, I bought a new quart kit for a project, and…Continue
I am a filmmaking veteran of 43 years. I began in 8MM and moved on with the times, now shooting in digital. I am not a professional. My very first film was a stop motion project called MONSTER ISLAND. To make a long story short, after 43 years, I am…Continue
Polyamide plastic will apparently break down with water exposure, so this rules out gypsum molds. I'm curious if anyone here knows whether two-part silicone putty or other material would work with polyamide? I know this can be done with PLA. My end…Continue
Hello, I recently received funding for my stop motion project. I would like to purchase lighting equipment that I can use for this and future projects. Any suggestions? Lighting is the one area that I don't know much about. Thoughts on dimmer? Any…Continue