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Best Mold material for Silicone Cast?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zed S. Aug 3. 4 Replies

Hey everyone! Newbie here on the site but well knowledgeable in animation.So I am working on stop motion project that I am certain I want to cast my figure in Silicone (what kind I still have to…Continue

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Zed S. replied to Zed S.'s discussion Best Mold material for Silicone Cast?
"Thanks for this great info! I was in contact with a guy in Chicago that sells and specialize these kind of materials to toss around some ideas. I originally was going for Smooth-On Urethane Resin 300, the guy suggested 310 for longer work time since…"
Aug 3
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Zed S.'s discussion Best Mold material for Silicone Cast?
"Great info, Ethan! But let's hear it for good old Ultracal, or Crystacal R. You can certainly take multiple casts from a decent plaster mould. It is cheap, fairly low hazard, dust being the major irritant. And it is relatively easy to get good…"
Jul 31
Ethan Bartholomae replied to Zed S.'s discussion Best Mold material for Silicone Cast?
"The urethane mold material that studios like Laika and Aardman are using is (or at least virtually identical to) BJB Enterprises' TC-816 and TC-1630. They're a mineral filled urethane, usually borosilicate glass, which makes it a lot…"
Jul 29
StopmoNick replied to Zed S.'s discussion Best Mold material for Silicone Cast?
"I have cast silicone puppets in moulds made from plaster (Ultracal), from fibreglass with polyester resin, and fibreglass with epoxy resin.  All of them work fine.  The fibreglass moulds are able to be thinner and lighter, but still strong…"
Jul 28
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Best Mold material for Silicone Cast?

Hey everyone! Newbie here on the site but well knowledgeable in animation.So I am working on stop motion project that I am certain I want to cast my figure in Silicone (what kind I still have to research). I originally had thought of Silicone Mold with a Silicone Figure and through some research found out that it can stick to it self so make sure it's properly covered so casting can separate from the mold.Then with more extensive research, I been hearing stop motion studios using polyurethane…See More
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