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Need help deciding how to mold my character
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Hey guys, long time no see! I'm cooking up a project about a time traveling warrior, so naturally the script needs an awesome medieval beast to duke it out with the protagonist. Problem is, I can't…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Sep 30.

High Quality Point and Shoot
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I’m looking for a Point and Shoot camera with good image quality, and I figured you guys would know best. Any suggestions?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Mar 24, 2020.

Weathering aluminum foil
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Pretty self explanatory, is there a way to weather aluminum foil heavily (to make it look rusted) while still remaining flexible? I’m looking to cover a puppet with it, and I’m worried that paint…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Reyna Miller Dec 21, 2020.

Painting Latex
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What type of paint are you supposed to use for painting latex?

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Mar 6, 2020.

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Need help deciding how to mold my character
"I wonder if maybe you need to go a different route. There are some excellent videos by bluworm on making a creature using simple moulds for latex. Here's one of them: https://youtu.be/hZw0CeO_w_8 That method would allow you to sculpt your own…"
Sep 30
Count Croc replied to Count Croc's discussion Need help deciding how to mold my character
"Ah, thats a lot simpler than I was envisioning. I do think that I'll need to make it three pieces, just to be on the side of caution. Thank you!"
Sep 29
StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion Need help deciding how to mold my character
"For a 4 legged creature, I usually spread the limbs out and do a 2 piece mould, back and belly. Easy with a lizard, since they splay out anyway, a bit unnatural for a mammal or dino that stands more upright.  Sometimes, I don't want to…"
Sep 29
Count Croc replied to Mike's discussion Building my first puppet and looking for advice.
"I've gotten pretty decent success using fabric with puppets. As long as the fabric is tight fitting, boiling shouldn't be too much of an issue. If you can sculpt well, I would recommend using silicone or foam latex. It's a lot easier…"
Sep 29
Count Croc posted a discussion

Need help deciding how to mold my character

Hey guys, long time no see! I'm cooking up a project about a time traveling warrior, so naturally the script needs an awesome medieval beast to duke it out with the protagonist. Problem is, I can't figure out how to mold the thing.     I was able to get an awesome looking 3D sculpt of a griffin, with a semi dynamic pose. I printed it out, and I was really hoping to be able to do this in a 2 piece mold. I had planned to use a lighter to make the shoulders and hips melted, and while the plastic…See More
Sep 29
Count Croc replied to StopmoNick's discussion Harryhausen 100 tribute
"The surface gauge was a nice touch. "
Jun 28, 2020
James Krysa replied to Count Croc's discussion I need suggestions for my new film
"all sounds good Count... it's not what you do it's what you get done that counts.. ;)  Glad your sticking it out... it's hard at times.. I'm in full throttle now.. on top for once.. loving it.. buzzing... found my calling..…"
May 6, 2020
Count Croc replied to Count Croc's discussion I need suggestions for my new film
"I did! I don't have much done, but I actually was about to go work on a model for the film. When I finish it, I'll definitely share. "
May 4, 2020
luismora replied to Count Croc's discussion I need suggestions for my new film
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgs9yMNdSkE IS AWESOME PLESE QUEEK THE GRINDING"
May 3, 2020
StopmoNick replied to Count Croc's discussion High Quality Point and Shoot
"Use your phone.  Not much point to Point and Shoot cameras now, phone cameras do it better and are always with you.  Perhaps the one exception would be a camera with a huge zoom range, like the Nikon Coolpix P-1000 with 125x optical zoom,…"
Mar 24, 2020
Count Croc posted a discussion

High Quality Point and Shoot

I’m looking for a Point and Shoot camera with good image quality, and I figured you guys would know best. Any suggestions?See More
Mar 24, 2020
Lori B replied to Count Croc's discussion I need suggestions for my new film
"52weeksofhorror.com Check them out."
Mar 21, 2020
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Weathering aluminum foil
"This may not help, but I decided to try to make some small helmets using a scaled down version of the Cosplay armour that is all over YouTube. So I used 2mm EVA foam, which glued well with contact adhesive. I coated it with several layers of PVA and…"
Mar 20, 2020
Count Croc replied to Count Croc's discussion Weathering aluminum foil
"Thanks for the input! I’m definitely going to try some Krylon."
Mar 12, 2020
Greyguy replied to Count Croc's discussion Weathering aluminum foil
"I think the first thing to do is scuff up the foil to receive acrylic paint or try Krylon or rustoleum paint as one of these paints actually will rust with a patina processI would perhaps line the inside of the foil with maybe tyvex to give it…"
Mar 12, 2020
Count Croc posted a discussion

Weathering aluminum foil

Pretty self explanatory, is there a way to weather aluminum foil heavily (to make it look rusted) while still remaining flexible? I’m looking to cover a puppet with it, and I’m worried that paint will just crack. Is there another type of material I can use?See More
Mar 12, 2020

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