Help for first character casting

2 weeks 6 days ago 2 weeks 6 days ago by animateclay.
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Help for first character casting #1792
Hi Delmonico, sad to say our image uploads were broken temporarily for a few days while I did an update. I'm sorry for that. I can't see any pictures sad to say but it sounds like you understand how the seams can be noticed if you put them in a visible area. One tip I can give you if you want to clean up seams is to use a soldering iron to melt and smooth them into your model. If you're using simple casting latex that's an old trick that has been used by some studios. However make sure you do it near a fan that sucks the fumes outside, it can be very smelly.

If you are making a foam latex puppet, this video is probably the best tutorial out there by Kathi Zung. She worked on MTV's celebrity Deathmatch show for many years: www.stopmotionstore.com/index.php?main_p...th=1&products_id=171

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3 weeks 1 day ago 3 weeks 1 day ago by Delmonico. Reason: Photos not appearing Keep getting message "Failed to create attachment directory."
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Help for first character casting #1789
Hi all. Total newbie to this forum and was wondering if I could get a suggestion on trying to cast my first latex head. I have attached a couple of photos of Mysterious Mose (very much a work in progress as far as sculpting), a plasticine head. I have planned to make a two-part plaster cast, making the first pour to a good place to have the seam. I assume that this seam could split the head left and right or front to back. Given the shape of the head (the little wooden "eyeballs" are going to be removed prior to casting), the big schnoz, and the open mouth, which is most likely to work? Thanks for any help you may be able to give me. Also, any suggestions for "how to" videos for working with the latex casting process would be appreciated.

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