House of Monsters Behind the Scenes: Building Sets

This is a very "Do-It-Yourself" crowd, and I thought you guys might enjoy this video on how we built our village set for House of Monsters. Enjoy!

Comment by Lewis Crabtree on August 16, 2014 at 2:31am
wow, beautiful set. thank you for sharing
Comment by Lemz Media on August 16, 2014 at 5:17am
Wow. this is so impressive and inspiring.
Comment by Steve Copeland on August 19, 2014 at 10:46am

That set looked very professional.

Won't the sculpey street tiles crack when you drill for tie-downs? I suppose you have extras that you can replace them with and probably easier than filing holes.

Really amazing detail and character in the buildings.

Comment by Dawn Brown on August 19, 2014 at 3:17pm

Here's a little trick, the sculpey is mixed with sculpey Ultra Light. Sculpey Ultra Light is flexible, almost like rubber. So the cobblestone street tiles are actually pretty soft and flexible. They do not crack when drilled for tie downs. 

Comment by StopmoNick on August 19, 2014 at 6:10pm

Nice sets!  Making individual cobblestones from Sculpey sounds seriously labour intensive. But so is cutting and sanding them from MDF like I've been doing.  I will have to look out for the Sculpey Light, haven't seen it here.

Your forest scene is beautiful, with great tree roots and that misty distance effect!

Comment by Dawn Brown on August 19, 2014 at 6:44pm

Thanks Nick! yes, making individual cobblestones is labor intensive, but like all things stop-motion, taking the long road is worth it. ;)

Comment by Antonio J. Cebrián on August 19, 2014 at 7:50pm

Awesome!

The set and also previous drawings.

Comment by Steve Copeland on August 20, 2014 at 11:04am

Thanks for the idea of mixing the two clays. I have mixed to get different colors but never to change properties. I am not sure I have even seen Ultra Light. Is that what you used for the wood beams and for the table in the "props video"? The first table was great but that second one screamed style and character. I enjoyed watching all the behind the scenes videos. Thank You.

Comment by Dawn Brown on August 20, 2014 at 2:31pm

Yes, I used the Sculpey and Sculpey Ultra Light mix for the wood beams and that second table from the props video as well. Thanks for watching the videos, I'm glad you enjoyed them. Here is the link to Sculpey Ultra-Light. http://www.sculpey.com/product/sculpey-ultralight/ 

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