File puptcrit/puptcrit.0602, message 130

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Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 12:54:56 +1000
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] another rod puppet - teddy bear

No, no shrinkage at all...beyond microphantisimal...and it is SOLID so 
undercuts result in the mold being destroyed....unless you coat your master 
with thickened latex then a plaster or hydrocal shell??? then lay it up, pop 
out and peel the latex (or silicon if your in the money) mold off......


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Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] another rod puppet - teddy bear

> Thanks again, Daniel:
> I check out suppliers around here.
> When I used Plastic Wood, the process was similar in that we'd make up
> 'pancakes' of the stuff and press it into the mold. With the shrinkage, 
> undercuts
> were less of a problem. But I'm willing to try the stuff and model 
> directly on a
> simpler form.
> I guess I'll show my lazy side and ask one more question.
> Does it shrink much as it dries?
> Plastic Wood shrunk quite a bit on drying so one had to model a head 
> slightly
> larger.
> Best,
> Fred
>> Where? Im in Australia so I go through Barnes but go to the Aves website
>> for
>> suppliers anywhere in the world
>> Apoxie sculpt is a two part putty so it would involve laying up, using 
>> small
>> pancakes rather than casting. A spray on vynle mold release would be
>> important as would be a definate lack of undercuts..... Another way would 
>> be
>> to make a rough head shape out of clay then pancake OVER it with apoxie
>> sculpt, adding detail etc. When set carewfully cut in half, scoop clay 
>> out
>> and glue together...viola!
>> My all time favorite methode of making a marrionette head.....
>> I make a "nuetral" puppet head....just a nose and standard hollow where 
>> the
>> eyes will go...out of Klean Klay, then make a silicon mold from this and
>> cast with Easycast or similar....I can make a blank head every 30-40 
>> minutes
>> so I always have about 5-6 kicking around "in case".......then I detail 
>> with
>> Apoxie sculpt....Nose, ears, eyes, facial features and viola! a hand made
>> puppet head! can be varved, sculpted drilled etc
>> Some more thoughts
>> Daniel
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