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Latex Putty Polymer Clay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Nov 26, 2012. 18 Replies

I'm not sure if this has been brought up in the past here, but has anyone ever tried this stuff for building a puppet?…Continue

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Don Carlson replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"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…"
Nov 26, 2012
Strider replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"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…"
Nov 25, 2012
Strider replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"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…"
Nov 25, 2012
Don Carlson replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"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…"
Nov 25, 2012
Jason Ronzani replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"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…"
Nov 24, 2012
Don Carlson replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"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…"
Nov 24, 2012
Jason Ronzani replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"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…"
Nov 24, 2012
Don Carlson replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"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…"
Nov 23, 2012
mikefallek replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"please post results. that stuf looks cool."
Nov 23, 2012
MartindeMadrid replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"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,…"
Nov 21, 2012
StopmoNick replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"You're already very popular here - you could end up being the god of latex clay!  Unless Jason gets on with it and tests it first.  Then all your acolytes would desert you.   "
Nov 20, 2012
Ron Cole replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"And this stuff is only $6.95 for that package so, it's really worth the 'risk' to see if it's any good. Who knows? It could end up being very popular here if it bends far enough and can be painted."
Nov 19, 2012
Ron Cole replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"I've never seen a latex clay before, very interesting. I bet if I had a package of it, it would get used for something. It would probably also be good for small press molds."
Nov 19, 2012
Strider replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"Yeah, it could work for fingers, maybe for very thin arms and legs and things like that. Pretty much the same stuff you build up from solid layers of liquid latex. Looking forward to your tests! "
Nov 18, 2012
Jason Ronzani replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"Hi Nick, It is an air dry clay and comes as one whole piece. When I have time, I was thinking about making an arm and animating it. I'll report back with my results when I get around to testing it."
Nov 18, 2012
StopmoNick replied to Jason Ronzani's discussion Latex Putty Polymer Clay
"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…"
Nov 18, 2012

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Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.

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Dragonframe Live View looks like thermal camera!

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick 20 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Anybody have any idea why my live view screen looks like this? It is like the camera only wants to show a single color channel in live view. The actual capture looks fine...but if I have to animate using this crappy looking single-channel pass that…Continue

Now Taking Commissions...

Started by Paul O'Brien in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING 9 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi All!After a few long months of clearing some freelance work I am now finally in the position to fit in some commissioned stop-motion work. I have space available to produce puppets of all kinds. A full service can be offered from character design…Continue

Tags: services, armatures, animation, puppets

Puppet casting in flexible polyurethane

Started by Jack Spiggle in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hey guys, Im new here and this is my first post so be gentle =3. Im looking to do a simple, 1-3 min (roughly) stop motion "exercise" just to see what I can do. I've made the storyboard, am attempting an anamatic and I am almost ready to start making…Continue

Tags: silicone, polyurethane, flexible, puppets, Casting

Fitting components inside a slush cast head

Started by Anthony Leigh in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by StopmoNick 9 hours ago. 5 Replies

I have three heads which I are going to have moulds made of them, and then are going to be slush cast. I want to put little wooden blocks inside the head with holes for the eyes to sit in, wire and epoxy for the nose and epoxy putty teeth with a…Continue

Tags: slush, head, cast, mould, latex

Making silicone puppet

Started by Hani in CASTING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 21 hours ago. 20 Replies

Hi everyoneI'm working on a puppet of a girl, and I want to use silicone for the skin. I tried to make it of Dragon Skin 10 but the result goes too smooth and looks very doll like - as in the picture here:…Continue

LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 16 Replies

Hello fellow stop motion-ers!I have managed to teach myself enough to make a few stop motions, but I still don't quite understand what type of lighting/bulbs to use to prevent the subtle flickering throughout an animation? I want to be able to…Continue

Tags: flicker, no, cheap, lighting

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