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