On this blog i'm showing the process of building a stop motion animatable monster i was asked to design and produce.
I had some experience in making silicone molds, but this was a challenge.
This puppet is part of the developement of a television series, if the project of director Douglas Boswell goes through, it's possible i'll be adding more detail, like replaceable eyelids and more texture and color to the the skin. . we'll see what happens.
To see the process from step one, click here and scroll all the way down. Then slowly scroll your way up, and hit the back button. Yes, we're doing this thing backwards.
( back to i turn white )
there's two little air bubbles, one in it's tail, and one in it's arm, i can fix that, injecting those with some silicone with the same pigment color ofcourse..
i had to cut off the lump of silicone from where the bottle was. leaving a nasty scar, but it won't show, since it's on it's belly..
..there he is
ok, this is typical, i accidentally dropped the master sculpt, which was already broken, but to make it worse, i stepped on it too.. so now it's really beyond repair. lucky i have the mold now :)
fixed the armature in place, and cast it a new.. hoping everything goes right this time.
i've sanded down some parts of the armature, where it came to close to the edges of the mold where as the skin got too thin
... removing the skin, so i can use the armature again
tearing the silicone from the parts with foam, so i have some repairing to do.
...too bad, but, i'll just have to cut little escape routes through the urethane, and drill some tiny holes for the next casting
i guess the needles weren't sufficient for the air to escape.. the silicone couldn't get to the end of the limbs and tail. Even his head din't fill up..
the next day..