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The silicone I recommend for casting puppets is Dragon Skin from Smooth-On. But there are more choices on Dragonskin than there used to be, there...

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Ron Cole posted a new discussion12 months ago

Platsil Gel 10 Doesn't Like DragonSkin!

Something I never knew in all the years I've worked with DragonSkin and Platsil Gel 10 is that they don't like each other! That's because I've...

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Ron Cole posted a new discussion2 years ago

Dragonskin 2 Part Molds Problem Solved

I just thought I'd relay an odd problem I've had making Dragonskin silicone mold and the solution I found. The problem is that when I make the clay...

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Ron Cole is now a featured member. 3 years ago
Ron Cole posted a new discussion3 years ago

Mold Making Silicone Review

There are lots of choices when it comes to mold making silicones and most all of them are very good... with one exception. I've used OoMoo silicone...

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Here's a quick silicone mold making tip! If you're making a brush-on silicone mold and using a thickening agent to put on thick coats, you can... Show more

Here's a quick silicone mold making tip! If you're making a brush-on silicone mold and using a thickening agent to put on thick coats, you can create mold keys for the mother (jacket) mold to key into. Using old molds you need to get rid of or if you cast strips of that silicone, cut those up into small blocks and stick those into the last coat of silicone as it cures. :)
animateclay Really cool idea Ron. I don't use old silicone molds chopped up (mind are kinda thin usually) - but I do cast keys in plastic Easter egg shells. They are really perfect for precisely clean and round keys. Then I use more silicone mixed with cabosil to glue them into place. The cabosil (am I spelling that right?) thickens it so it doesn't ooze out from under the keys. 3 years ago
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Ron Cole Because there is a layer of rubber under the the uncured layer, it's 'springy' and so when I press the chunks onto the surface, I press them in hard so that when I lift my finger off, they pop back up and the wet silicone it tapered up around the bottom of it. Cabosil works but I prefer to use a chemical thickener made for that job. (Thi-Vex, Plat-Thix or Tin-Thix) Cabosil is hard to mix in and... Show more 3 years ago
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Stop Motion Animation Reel

Stop motion animation from various projects I animated on. Music: "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative...

Ron Cole He's from an ambitious independent film called 'The Sacred Engine'. That film is not yet completed and has been slowly been getting made over the past 10 years. It's creators David Bell and Joe Scarpulla have opened their own studio for doing commercial work and the good news is that they've been quite successful (they've given me a lot of work) but the bad news is that the business of running a... Show more Loading content, please wait. 3 years ago
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animateclay Oh very nice, the sets look beautiful. I guess you did send me their link a long time ago - but I never saw the shot you did for them. Maybe they need to do a kickstarter for it so they can pay the bills and get it done. Do they have a commercial web site just for their studio? I could add it to our studio links area. 3 years ago
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Ron Cole The studio is in Brooklyn NY, here's a link to their site... www.bigobjectstudio.com/ Loading content, please wait. 3 years ago
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Stop Motion Animation Special Effects Reel

A collection of stop motion animated special effects I've created for various projects. Music: "Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)...

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