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Wrought iron gates

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maureen Z Mar 6. 8 Replies

Here's a pic of some gates I have just finished for my film. They are about 200mm high and made using thin aluminium bent rather like full-size wrought iron, and glued with superglue. Frames are in…Continue

Eyebrow paddles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Feb 3. 2 Replies

I wonder if I can tap the collected SMA brains on the subject of eyebrow paddles, which I am not doing too successfully just now.I have used T shaped paddles with a little bit of epoxy putty on the…Continue

Using cushion foam with silicone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Oct 1, 2018. 8 Replies

I meant to do this some time ago, but here is the result of my little experiment.The problem: silicone can be very heavy and bounces back into position when it is quite thick. There is a silicone…Continue

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EVA foam helmets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greyguy Feb 9. 6 Replies

I thought I would add a couple of pics on here to show some helmets I have made from 2mm EVA foam. They are glued together with contact adhesive, then coated with thinned PVA to fill the texture and…Continue

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Mass producing heads
"The best silicone is platinum based and is not cheap. It is not compatible with tin based silicone, and reacts badly to sulphur and latex, so cannot be used in the same mould.  But it is good stuff. I use Platsil Gel 00, but there's…"
Jun 4
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Mass producing heads
"Bear in mind the Genetral principle of using a hard mould to cast something soft, and vice versa. If by mass production you really mean lots, then a plastic resin cast will be more durable than dental stone, and of course more expensive and less…"
Jun 2
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Mass producing heads
"No, you need to use dental stone, also called Ultracal or Crystal R in the UK. This is a very hard type of plaster and is ideal for making these moulds. Plaster of Paris is completely unsuitable. I also sometimes forget to put in a pry space, so…"
Jun 2
Simon Tytherleigh replied to tam hinton's discussion colouring silicone
Jun 2
Simon Tytherleigh replied to tam hinton's discussion colouring silicone
"For a detailed answer on colouring silicone, go to the thread called 'Better ways to paint Platsil Gel 10'. Lots of info there."
Jun 1
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Costuming
"For gluing fabric seams there is a product called Fabritak that works very well. It is acetone-based and benefits from occasionally being thinned. I bought a tiny bottle with a thin metal nozzle that is ideal for puppet work, and a big bottle for…"
Jun 1
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Beaver sculpture need suggestions.
"Then it might be better to cast the legs separately. Will there be some hair to help disguise the join/wrinkles?"
May 26
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Casting helmets
"Hi. Have a look at the thread I posted called EVA foam helmets. I made some miniature helmets using 2mm EVA foam, effectively a scaled down version of the cosplay stuff. It works well, and can be glued together with contact adhesive. Coat with PVA…"
May 26
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Beaver sculpture need suggestions.
"Not sure what your problem is. The arms and legs are splayed out, so you can make a two part plaster mould in a straightforward way. "
May 24
Simon Tytherleigh commented on Roos Mattaar's video
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"It's a lovely piece of work, Roos!"
May 18
Simon Tytherleigh replied to John T. Vonachen's discussion Animatronics
"One possibility might be to use the Arcmoco motion control within Dragonframe. This can control up to 8 stepper motors, using an Arduino mega 2560, and of course they don't have to be used just for camera control. Roos Mattaar and I have…"
May 18
Simon Tytherleigh replied to tam hinton's discussion FOAM MOULDS, RELEASE AGENTS, SEALING...
"Yes, soap is the stuff! It can also be used when casting silicone in a plaster mould. When sculpting and creating the mould, I use a clay slip to ensure two plaster halves will separate. Vaseline does work, but will not go smooth, so if you get it…"
May 11
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Wyatt Ayars's discussion Small Armature Joints
"Animation Toolkit in the UK. They have 3mm joints."
May 6
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Roo Nelo's discussion Possible camera issue causing misaligned frames?
"You said you hooked up to the new camera, so I assume that is the Canon. Using another framegrabber eliminates anything within DF as a fault, but does not exonerate the laptop entirely. Although goodness knows how the laptop itself could be at…"
May 1
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Roo Nelo's discussion Possible camera issue causing misaligned frames?
"So if they are misaligned however you import them into the computer, the issue must lie with the physical set up. Do you weight things down with sandbags etc to prevent movement? If it still happens when you have used another table, then maybe it is…"
May 1
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Hazard suit puppets
"Any pics of what you want it to look like?"
Apr 30

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At 8:17am on January 5, 2015, Nat said…

Hey, how is your project coming along?

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