Ron Cole replied to 3D Printing Silicone 2 months ago

Sorry I didn't see this topic start till just now 2 weeks after you posted it. Very interesting, I'd have to really think about the ways it could be...

Ron Cole posted a new discussion2 months ago

How To Keep Silicone Out Of Ball Joints

Here's a handy dandy tip for those casting silicone puppets. This is a technique I've been using for a while to keep the silicone from getting into...

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Ron Cole posted a new discussion3 months ago

Cleaning Goopy Silicone Brushes

Just a quick tip here that has saved me some money... If you value even your throw away brushes that you use to brush silicone into or while making...

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I was thinking about that myself. Behind the ears might seem better because it's more hidden but, then it becomes dangerous that the back of the ear...

Hmm, I think I'd leave the head on now that I see the profile. The head is high enough over the shoulders that this should work well for you. Here's...

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I built and animated the Cyclops for 'Sinbad The Fifth Voyage' and I have to tell you that punching the hair in his legs took me 5 days! (I remember...

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I believe my mold making tutorial on Youtube will be the perfect guide for what you need to do because the creature I mold in that tutorial is...

Mold Making Tutorial Part 1 (New York)

Instructional video about how to make a 2 part plaster mold. Part 1 of 3. Ron Cole is a New York based stop motion animation professional.

Ron Cole replied to Platsil Gel 10 vs Dragon Skin 10 months ago

I'm not sure where it's manufactured but, I do know that the formula is theirs and it's not just all the same stuff being sold with different labels...

Ron Cole posted a new discussion10 months ago

Platsil Gel 10 vs Dragon Skin

When I started casting with silicone Platsil Gel 10 from Polytek was the first silicone recommended to me and so that's what I've been using for a...

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Ron Cole posted a new discussion11 months ago

Welcome To The New Members!

I realize that there is rarely much activity in this group and I'm hoping that's not because people are waiting for me to post articles and tutorial...

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Ron Cole posted a new discussion2 years ago

Rubber Casting Out Of A Rubber Mold

I've only run into this situation a couple of times and it's always a pain, but I finally found the perfect solution. Ordinarily the rule is that if...

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Ron Cole posted a new discussion2 years ago

Tin Cure Silicone vs Platinum Cure Silicone

I just thought I'd share what I tried out yesterday... Ordinarily I cast all my puppets in platinum cure silicone (Platsil Gel 10) because I need...

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Ron Cole replied to Silicone Life Span 2 years ago

Nope, it's not possible that moisture was the cause and it was in a cool place. It was right next to all my other silicone and all the other...

Ron Cole replied to Silicone Life Span 2 years ago

Hi Marc - The containers were tightly closed and mostly full. They have been sitting on the cool and relatively dark floor of my basement so, I'm...

Ron Cole posted a new discussion2 years ago

Silicone Life Span

I was surprised today when I opened up a kit of silicone I purchased just a few months ago (Smooth-On OOMOO 30) and found that the 'Part A' had...

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