Another noobie question, Sorry...

DonM

Unblooded
Ok, Carlart, here goes, I saw his shoulder piece mold. It was two parts, top and bottom with the actual product in the middle. My question is, where do I go to learn that process? I hate to sound as if I want the world of Pred building handed to me, but I have the artistic talent and imagination, just not the experience and knowlegde of material and processes. Be patient lair, I will rise up as one of the great givers and sharers of inspiration and idea....once I get a clue myself. Thanks.
 

kithunter

Elite Hunter
we all started somewhere don, nothing wrong with that question.

here are some pretty decent tutorials.

[URL="http://www.danperezstudios.com/workshop.htm"]http://www.danperezstudios.com/workshop.htm[/URL]

[URL="http://www.bioweapons.com/Costuming.htm"]http://www.bioweapons.com/Costuming.htm[/URL]

[URL="http://www.studiocreations.com/howto/index.html"]http://www.studiocreations.com/howto/index.html[/URL]

while you chosen to focus on pred suit building, the principals on those sites apply to costume building in general

now get crackin.

Andrew
 

carlart

Hunter
Yep, the Dan Perez website is what helped me in the beginning, as well as ScottAs ;) whose many years of experience have helped immeasurably. But, not everyone has that luxury. Kit's got some good links listed, you can try this one too: [URL="http://accurizedhunterparts.com/siliconemolding.pdf"]http://accurizedhunterparts.com/siliconemolding.pdf[/URL]
I made this silicone molding tutorial up a couple of years ago while molding my gen. 2 cannon. Nice thing about silicone is that you can cast resin, as well as urethane rubber in it. Since putting the tutorial together, I have discovered that degassing silicone before it's poured into the mold box is really helpful. The bubble is the enemy. But you can still do the procedure without degassing- as long as there's no undercuts to trap the bubbles. Hope this helps.

Carl
 

carlart

Hunter
No, the body (creature) suit is done ina somewhat different manner. Never having done one, I can't really say for sure. Usually a duct tape dummy is done of the person, with clay added and sculpted with more defined muscles, to which latex rubber is brushed on in several coats. That's probably the cheapest, easiest way to do the body suit. That sound about right, guys?
carlart
 
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