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Pouring platsil 10 too thick
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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

Tags: pouring, casting, silicone, platsil

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jul 30, 2020.

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Joseph Brett's discussion Pouring platsil 10 too thick
"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…"
Jul 30, 2020
StopmoNick replied to Joseph Brett's discussion Pouring platsil 10 too thick
"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.…"
Jul 29, 2020
Joseph Brett replied to Joseph Brett's discussion Pouring platsil 10 too thick
"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…"
Jul 29, 2020
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Joseph Brett's discussion Pouring platsil 10 too thick
"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…"
Jul 28, 2020
StopmoNick replied to Joseph Brett's discussion Pouring platsil 10 too thick
"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…"
Jul 27, 2020
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Pouring platsil 10 too thick

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
Jul 27, 2020

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