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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bharoto Yekti May 18. 22 Replies

Howdy y'all!My name is McKinlay. I work in the model shop at Laika Studios. I've been a professional model maker for 10 years or so and have been at Laika for four. I posted in the "introduce…Continue

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Started Feb 15, 2015 0 Replies

Howdy y'all!My name is McKinlay. I work in the model shop at Laika Studios. I've been a professional model maker for 10 years or so and have been at Laika for four. I posted in the "introduce…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Jehin Aug 3, 2016. 6 Replies

Howdy y'all!My name is McKinlay. I work in the model shop at Laika Studios. I've been a professional model maker for 10 years or so and have been at Laika for four. I posted in the "introduce…Continue

 

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Bharoto Yekti replied to McKinlay's discussion Ask a Model Maker...
"Hi McKinlay, I feel so excited when I saw this discussion, since there so many question in my head about Laika's models and puppets. recently I did a research and experiments about laika's facial expression system which utilized 3D…"
May 18
Hannah Garcia replied to McKinlay's discussion Ask a Model Maker...
"Hi McKinlay!I'm hannah and I'm going to be doing a stop motion animation for my university thesis project. I'm very curious (cannot find info online anywhere!) how much a simple doll would cost to create? assuming we have the…"
Jan 11
Jonathan Jehin replied to McKinlay's discussion Ask a Model Maker...
"Hi McKinlay, I hope I'm not too late!I'm just out of art school and looking to learn as much as possible about propmaking, what online ressources do you find the most precious when it comes to learn about modelmaking? Have a nice day"
Aug 3, 2016
Andrew AJ replied to McKinlay's discussion Ask a Model Maker...
"Hey McKinlay, im Andrew. I have a question for you. I need to make two feet, that should look very close to original feet of a woman (feet skin color etc), they suppose to lie in a bath and talk. What material you would suggest to use to make it and…"
Jun 22, 2016
Tim Daniel replied to McKinlay's discussion Ask a Model Maker...
"Right on, great stuff. Looking forward to seeing what you have in the works. Have a great day. Cheers!"
Dec 12, 2015
McKinlay left a comment for McKinlay
"I actually see quite a few Laika workers listed as members here. It's too bad there isn't more interaction going on."
Dec 12, 2015
McKinlay replied to McKinlay's discussion Ask a Model Maker...
"Hey James, I feel very fortunate to be working at Laika. It is quite difficult to get a foot in the door there. It seems the most effective way is through networking and experience. Building up a resume and portfolio and meeting people in the…"
Dec 12, 2015
McKinlay replied to McKinlay's discussion Ask a Model Maker...
"Thanks, Tim! The book's still got a ways to go, but I'll keep you posted on my progress. I've got a few other projects in the works that I'm pretty excited to share, as well. "
Dec 12, 2015
James Krysa replied to McKinlay's discussion Ask a Model Maker...
"Hi Mckinlay.  You are very fortunate to be working at Laika.  How hard is it to end up working there? I would love to find out more about your ebook. I don't mind giving feedback I have a busy brain so always lots to…"
Dec 12, 2015
James Krysa left a comment for McKinlay
"nice to know we have a Laika worker here. that is really cool.....  I would love to learn more of what you know.  I would definitely be interested in knowing more about your e-book sound fab! "
Dec 12, 2015
Tim Daniel replied to McKinlay's discussion Ask a Model Maker...
"Hi McKinlay, Very cool. I was lucky enough to get down to Laika Studios for a tour last year to see the newest film in the works and got to wander around like a kid at Christmas for what seemed like not nearly long enough. It was a magical…"
Dec 11, 2015
Pardon Me replied to McKinlay's discussion Ask a Model Maker...
"Thank you very much for your replies. It's very useful to have such knowledgeable people here. "
Mar 1, 2015
McKinlay replied to Marnik's discussion Smashing glass
"A sheet of acrylic, clear styrene, or PETG would work well, too. Don's idea about the grease pen is great. I think you can get white sharpies, too. If the window was plastic, you could also score the sheet with an exacto knife to…"
Feb 24, 2015
McKinlay replied to McKinlay's discussion Ask a Model Maker...
"Hey Anthony, The kitchen and faucet are looking good. Nick's suggestion of brasso is a good solution. There's a Testors Model Magic chrome that looks pretty good. It dulls when touched, though. Even after it's dry. That's the…"
Feb 24, 2015
StopmoNick replied to McKinlay's discussion Ask a Model Maker...
"If anyone can come in on this... Nice work on that kitchen Anthony.  And I like your tap handles too.  Good work bending the tube, I usually bend solid rod or thicker armature wire and drill a hole into the tip to make it look hollow.…"
Feb 24, 2015
Pardon Me replied to McKinlay's discussion Ask a Model Maker...
"This is the kitchen the the above tap it going to go in. The sink will be a little bit forward with a coloured piece of wood behind it nd the tap will be mounted on that. "
Feb 24, 2015

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At 9:44am on December 12, 2015, James Krysa said…

nice to know we have a Laika worker here.

that is really cool..... 

I would love to learn more of what you know.  I would definitely be interested in knowing more about your e-book sound fab! 

At 11:44am on December 12, 2015, McKinlay said…

I actually see quite a few Laika workers listed as members here. It's too bad there isn't more interaction going on.

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