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where do i find UK clay / newclay / armature / rigging

Hello,

I'm new in this site.

I will be in London for two weeks in January. And i was wondering if any of you know of you know of any places near London city to buy some newplast oil clay. I know that's the one Aardman uses on their animation so i wanted to try some.

Also i was trying to find some place to buy some rigging supplies, armatures, etc.

I only found this page, but it's online, any other web page you recommend, or any other place I could go?

http://www.animationtoolkit.co.uk/

thanks for the info.

Gustavo Vargas

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Aluminium armature wire,  Newplast, and many other propsmaking supplies, can be found at this site:

http://www.flints.co.uk/pdfcatalogue/propmakers_materials.pdf

They give their address as: 

Flint Hire & Supply Ltd,  Queens Row,  London SE17 2PX  -  tel 020 7703 9786

I live in Australia so I have never bought from them.

Two suppliers I know of in England (not sure offhand if they're in London) are Alec Tiranti and Screenface:

http://www.tiranti.co.uk

http://www.screenface.co.uk

Tiranti is in London I see - not sure for Screenface - they mention Covent Garden and St Martin's Courtyard - you could easily google them and find out. Tiranti's is a sculpting supplier, and Screenface is a movie makeup supplier. The main thing you'd want from Tiranti's is armature wire - I understand they carry a very rare square wire (not that you'd necessarily want that - I'm just sayin') - and sculpting tools and clays and casting/moldmaking materials (I see they do carry Newplast), and from Screenface foam latex and silicone and related supplies, including colorless face powder for powdering the puppets after painting. Also pros-aide for making the paint (if you're painting latex). I see they have the No-Tac pros-aide, which is the way I'd go. Supposedly doesn't require powdering, but I find it still does, though it's not nearly as sticky after drying as regular pros-aide (at least if it's similar to the pros-aide substitute acrylic adhesives I've been using).

Ok, I got bored and checked - Screenface has 2 locations, both in London - the main office at Notting Hill and one in Covent Garden. Here's a page with the addresses listed: http://www.screenface.co.uk/c/our-shops.htm

I didn't mention it in the last post, but of course for rigging you can use thick armature wire (from Tiranti's). Personally I don't know of any brick and mortar store where you can walk in and buy armature parts or kits. I think those are mostly just online, though I could be wrong. I believe there's a Griffyn or Griffin (some spelling like that - wish I could remember) Armatures somewhere in England - probably London, but no idea where and can't find any reference to it online so far. I wonder if MacKinnon and Saunders have a shop somewhere? Ok, on second thought - I guess not. They make puppets for top end professional productions, they don't cater to the average basement stopmotionist wanting to pick up a prefab armature kit. 

thanks stopmonick i will look into that adress, i will be checking that info on line, good for me i have still a little time i‘m going to london next week

Strider...thanks a lot for all the information, i will look in to all that, some of them will help me a lot. Once i‘m there i now have options to look for differente supplies, and still im going to use some of the ones on the web pages.

thanks!

Anyway, Mckinnon and Saunders are located near Manchester, in the north of England, not in London.

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