Mark Blann
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First Armature

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Working on my first armature. About 8 inches tall. Using M2x10mm screws with locknuts to hold ball and socket joints together. I then use J-B Weld around lock nuts to keep them from turning and also…Continue

Clothing or Silicone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Apr 14. 1 Reply

So, I'm building my first serious armature.Ball and socket.I really want this to look right when it's done. (don't we all?)Anyway, at first, I thought I would do the entire puppet from a silicone…Continue

 

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Replacement mouths

"Looking great! what are they made of?"
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Mark Blann posted a discussion

First Armature

Working on my first armature. About 8 inches tall. Using M2x10mm screws with locknuts to hold ball and socket joints together. I then use J-B Weld around lock nuts to keep them from turning and also on leg and elbow joints to only have one bendable joint. These things are a lot of work! I still need to figure out the feet tie-downs and add hands and then will be starting to work on a head. Wish me luck!…See More
Monday
Mark Blann replied to Alex's discussion Stop Motion dslr
"Cool...thanks for the advice. I was looking at some used Olympus lenses on Ebay Something like: Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/3.5 Macro OM Mount Manual Focus Lens Any thoughts on these or something similar? "
Friday
Mark Blann replied to Alex's discussion Stop Motion dslr
Apr 19
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mark Blann's discussion Clothing or Silicone?
"Silicone is quite heavy so using it just for exposed flesh is quite a good idea. There are some other threads on this site with lots of tips for painting silicone. It's not so much that it is tricky, more that you have to mix it up yourself.…"
Apr 14
Mark Blann posted a discussion

Clothing or Silicone?

So, I'm building my first serious armature.Ball and socket.I really want this to look right when it's done. (don't we all?)Anyway, at first, I thought I would do the entire puppet from a silicone cast over the armature.  The character will be about 9 inches tall, kinda cartoon like appearance. But I'm fearful of doing the entire body in silicone, because I want to be able to paint it and make it look good...pants, shirts, skin, all that. But then, reading on the web, you see where it's hard to…See More
Apr 11
Mark Blann replied to tam hinton's discussion best material for body forms
"Maybe a clay instead? Like milliput epoxy putty perhaps. Not sure exactly what you are trying to do.  It self hardens, dries hard as a rock. Not sure that would work, might be too heavy for what you want, not sure. I wouldn't screw into it…"
Apr 11
Mark Blann replied to Adam Loomis's discussion Newbie Greetings & Ball-and-Socket Research
"Hi, Have you seen these on Ebay? I recently bought some to work on my…"
Apr 11
Mark Blann replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Please Introduce Yourself
"Hi, new to the site and fairly new to stop motion. I've been interested in it for years and have always wanted to get more involved, but, life happens. Now, I'm 58 yrs old, and finally have started working on a armature for my first…"
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