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How to make a Victorian Armchair and Range?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Jan 16. 7 Replies

Hello to you all! :)We are building a victorian cottage set at a scale of 1:7. We are unsure as to what to make an armchair and a range (Victorian cooker/oven) out of.…Continue

Monsterous Murders Update

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blevins Nov 25, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello! We would like to share our progress on our short film Monsterous Murders with you. We successfully gained funding for this film through Kickstarter giving us the opportunity to start trying…Continue

Tags: puppets, sets, monster, shortfilm, animation

Monsterous Murders

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah & Sarah Mar 4, 2013. 11 Replies

Monsterous Murders is a two minute stop-motion puppet animation set in Victorian times where a series of monstrous murders are taking place.…Continue

Tags: monster, victorian, film, animation, motion

 

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Dennis replied to Sarah & Sarah's discussion How to make a Victorian Armchair and Range?
"Hi Sarah, Pleased you like the chair(s). The shirt was a good quality cotton one from M&S. Only a £ in a charity shop. The weave is visible in extreme close-ups.  I carved the balsa cushion out a bit to give the impression of wear.…"
Jan 16
Sarah & Sarah replied to Sarah & Sarah's discussion How to make a Victorian Armchair and Range?
"Thank you so much guys!! That's incredibly helpful :D Your models look amazing. Yup this is for Monsterous Murders, we have a whole little cottage to build and furnish. Dennis, some more photos would be great. With the t-shirt fabric, are you…"
Jan 15
StopmoNick replied to Sarah & Sarah's discussion How to make a Victorian Armchair and Range?
"There are many more on eBay USA.  Need to search ebay UK as well.  If they are 1:12 dollhouse scale they will be too small, but if they are one-off toys to no particular scale, one might work out, and save a lot of making time.   "
Jan 13
StopmoNick replied to Sarah & Sarah's discussion How to make a Victorian Armchair and Range?
"Found this miniature for sale online, described as 6" wide x 6" high by 3 1/2" deep. I think that would make the stovetop about 4" high, since it includes the stovepipe. In USA, price $32, plus…"
Jan 13
StopmoNick replied to Sarah & Sarah's discussion How to make a Victorian Armchair and Range?
"Ok, I had to do a quick test on that idea with the foil. Here's what it looked like.  Certainly better than my blobs of pva if you wanted to actually be able to read it.  Needs a coat of matt black paint over it to see how it would…"
Jan 13
StopmoNick replied to Sarah & Sarah's discussion How to make a Victorian Armchair and Range?
"This is for Monsterous Murders, right? Yes, I spread Apoxie Sculpt over styrene foam to get a leather look on my two 1:6 scale chairs. The chairs had a hard surface, the upholstery doesn't sink down if a puppet sits in it, which could be a…"
Jan 13
Dennis replied to Sarah & Sarah's discussion How to make a Victorian Armchair and Range?
"Hi Sarah & Sarah, The Victoria wingback chairin the photo is carved from balsa wood to 1/8th scale.  I took the measurements from an actual chair on an antique site. After carving and fitting each piece, I covered them with a double layer…"
Jan 13
Sarah & Sarah posted a discussion

How to make a Victorian Armchair and Range?

Hello to you all! :)We are building a victorian cottage set at a scale of 1:7. We are unsure as to what to make an armchair and a range (Victorian cooker/oven) out of.Our first thoughts were to make them out of Sculpey since we are familiar with it and its pretty easy to sculpt and bake.. not too sure if this is the best material though and if we were to go ahead with that, it would need to be bulked…See More
Jan 13
Bob Blevins replied to Sarah & Sarah's discussion Monsterous Murders Update
"Looks Sweet!"
Nov 25, 2013
Sarah & Sarah posted a discussion

Monsterous Murders Update

Hello! We would like to share our progress on our short film Monsterous Murders with you. We successfully gained funding for this film through Kickstarter giving us the opportunity to start trying new things to increase the production value of our film.Finished still from Monsterous Murders …See More
Nov 20, 2013
Sarah & Sarah replied to Sarah & Sarah's discussion Monsterous Murders
"yep, the misspelling is intentional ;)It's nice to know that you remember our film from a while ago, glad you liked it :)"
Mar 4, 2013
Strider replied to Sarah & Sarah's discussion Monsterous Murders
"I *THOUGHT*  I remembered a pair of Sarahs who had made a film called Electreecity that I saw on the old board, and from your Kickstarter page I see that is indeed you. You have a very unique style that I like. And so, since creative…"
Mar 3, 2013
Sarah & Sarah replied to Sarah & Sarah's discussion Monsterous Murders
"Thank you so much for backing us and thanks again for all the tips you're both giving us! Can't wait to try them all out. The Manfrotto tripod head you mention is actually the one we had budgeted on getting. We looked into it and it seemed…"
Mar 3, 2013
Strider replied to Sarah & Sarah's discussion Monsterous Murders
"About aging/dirtying up the cloth - I find if you use watered-down acrylic paint on cotton it stiffens up nicely and then you have less problems with unwanted chatter. "
Mar 2, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Sarah & Sarah's discussion Monsterous Murders
"Ok, I kicked in a small amount, just to send you my best wishes for the project.  I see you are making progress on raising the amount you need, I think you will get there! For the tripod head, your best and most economical option for smooth…"
Mar 2, 2013
Sarah & Sarah replied to Sarah & Sarah's discussion Monsterous Murders
"Thank you :) We'll have a look at Nick's tutorial for latex hands. We definitely want to dirty things up and add more texture. The puppet's clothes in particular will be totally redone in a different fabric and we'll try and make…"
Mar 2, 2013

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Fitting components inside a slush cast head

Started by Anthony Leigh in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Anthony Leigh 58 minutes ago. 6 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

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Dragonframe Live View looks like thermal camera!

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick 2 hours 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 11 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

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Puppet casting in flexible polyurethane

Started by Jack Spiggle in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 11 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

Making silicone puppet

Started by Hani in CASTING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 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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