Ok guys back with yet another question!
I am using silicone deadener at the moment to soften the puppets, which will hopefully allow for slightly more range of movement round the joints but I am getting slightly worried about just using silicone due to the overall weight of the little fella!
I know I there is some kind of silicone that forms a foam I believe It's called Soma Foma, but I don't really have access or the funds for that. I tried a puppet a while back that had a foam wrapped armature then cast in a silicone surround, however the puppet bent un naturally and it came out pretty bad.
Does anyone have any solutions for a good material to back fill the mold or any other method that might offer a solution?
for reference here is the mold and a quick snap of the armature
Yeah,I don't know what the combination of using a soft,urethane foam as an inner core and casting a silicome skin on top of it will do?I know Ron used Soma Foama for a puppet he was making for the Sin bad feature he was working on and he raved about the results.I was told to use a medium density urethane foam,something like 5-7 pound density soft foam,(maybe even a 10lb. density?)not the really spongy 1-3 pound stuff,but that's what Smooth-On reccomended to me.I guess something similar to what foam latex might be because the Corpse Bride puppets had a foam latex core w/silicone skins if I remeber correctly?