Hey all,I've been animating for a while, but have recently started exploring silicone puppets, which is a whole world out of my comfort zone.One thing I keep coming up against when casting with…Continue
"For filing the head mould I actually used a funnel and a piece of dowel that would then force the silicone into the mould. Obviously the top of the syringe/funnel/tube has to be higher than the highest point of the item.
There is no way that…"
"I used a syringe to make latex dinosaur teeth. If you just pour liquid latex into the mould, it seals over and traps air in the tip, so I thinned the latex a little and placed the tip of the needle right down into the tip of the mould.…"
"Thanks so much for all this guys. Really useful information.
Nick, I watched your video when I was first looking into silicone, but I'd totally forgotten about deadener. I've got some ordered now, so will see if that solves some of…"
"Nick has covered a lot of it. I prefer Platsil gel00 for heads, but it too is quite thick to pour. My solution is a little deadener to thin it, and some retarder so it takes longer to set and allows air bubbles to rise.
But I also use Nick's…"
"My plastic 10 got thicker with age, or more accurately it got kind of "stringy". I had the same problem pouring it through a skinny neck, with a bit of foam around the neck wire reducing the space to pour through even more. I…"
Hey all,I've been animating for a while, but have recently started exploring silicone puppets, which is a whole world out of my comfort zone.One thing I keep coming up against when casting with Platsil 10, is the high viscosity causing a lot of air bubbles when pouring into smaller moulds. For more detail: I'm using a 2 part plaster mould taken from a clay sculpt. I paint in the first layer of silicone, lay in a wooden skull/block with rod for the neck, before closing the mould and pour the…See More