Greetings all! My first post on this wonderful site. I came across a simple and inexpensive method of making a type of foam latex on youtube. Its basically unflavored gelatin, water and dish soap.…Continue
"OK, just to throw in another idea, as this thread is about an alternative to foam latex. I have made some pieces using liquid latex as a poured-in skin in a mould, backed up with Flex Foam, also pured into the mould. It makes a simpler alternative…"
"Some great info there and much appreciated. Am thinking I might give a build up puppet with added latex skin a try first before attempting mold making. This method seems the easiest and most inexpensive for a new puppet maker."
"Hi there. I can shed some light on gelatine as a material, having used it for many years to make appliances. It is definitely not suitable for anything that is intended to last, as it will lose the water content and change shape. It will also tear…"
"Thats pretty cool how they made a great looking half face appliance in under an hour. But as you mentioned, it might not hold up to heat or long term use...but pretty awesome just the same. As you said, it might be good for background characters or…"
"Wow, yeah, you're talking about a pretty large puppet. You can definitely use Dragonskin or another quality silicone for a great look, but unless you found a way to fill out the armature with some kind of padding that the silicone will…"
I remember Michael Davy has had this method available on his website for a while (he may have invented it -- of that I'm unsure). https://youtu.be/u4rxnovwN_0?t=5m46s
I've never used this process for puppets, but…"
"Im a newbie and was wondering the same thing? I put a link below to an awesome tutorial by Nick Hilligoss that id like to try. But the foam latex looks difficult to get right and then theres the whole oven problem. So same question, can you make a…"
"Thank you! Im working on my first build up puppet (kong type, 18in tall) and its coming out great so far, but was thinking if I progress Im going to want to use a sculpture & mold puppet for more professional results. Can I use silicone…"
"Hi, and welcome, I'm pretty new to this, but I've done a ton of research, and it seems a lot of puppet makers are going with Silicone instead of latex. I'm guessing because of how easy it is compared to latex. It doesn't have to…"
Greetings all! My first post on this wonderful site. I came across a simple and inexpensive method of making a type of foam latex on youtube. Its basically unflavored gelatin, water and dish soap. Has anyone tried this method for making stop motion puppets? Its seems much simpler than using traditional foam latex which needs a special oven and mixing/temp/humidity requirements. But will is it any good? Any thoughts would be appreciated.…See More
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