Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Puppet : Casting, Seaming, Painting

During the of making the puppet there are often times more than one process going on.
One of these processes is the armature.

Here are the freshly welded feet, pelvis, and torso that will go inside of the puppet.

These pieces are cut down to size and braided wire is epoxied in.

 A coat of paint is put on top of the final armature to prevent the brass from eating away the foam.

 The armature is made to fit perfectly into the mold.

Mold release is applied to prevent the foam from sticking to the mold.

After whipping up the foam and baking it for 5 hours the puppet comes out of the mold with flashing.

This flashing is then trimmed down.

 Then a wood burner is used to assure that there is no extra flashing.

 Prosaid paste is used to smooth the seams and fill in an holes in the foam.

 Finally the puppet is primed and painted.

Laundry starch is used to set the paint and cut the shine factor.

Meanwhile the head is sculpted and a mold is made. This was the sculpt after it came out of the molde.

Finishing touches like hair, eyes, and mouth are added to make a final puppet. This head is a 3D print from the new 3D scanner our school has blow up a little larger. Curio is the first film on our campus to use the 3D printer and scanner. 

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