How To Make Creature Props - Mold, Cast & Paint

How to make special effects character props on a tight budget & a short timeline

Description

Learn how to make special effects creature props on a tight budget with Amalgamated Dynamics character FX creator, Tim Martin.

In this follow-up to his Speed Sculpting in Wed Clay tutorial, Tim takes his dog-headed Egyptian Anubis sculpture through the mold, cast & paint stages using affordable materials & and efficient FX techniques.

An invaluable lesson for any aspiring FX Pro. To become a working character creator, talent is not enough... you need speed.

WEBCOURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Quick plaster bandage mold making technique
  • Prop making & model making with rigid foam
  • Efficient seaming, patching & painting
  • How to dry brush age & character onto your creature props

 

Approximate Runtime is: 02:05:19

 

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  1. Title - 00:00:00
  2. Introduction - 00:00:16
  3. Removing the Ears - 00:01:56
  4. Applying a Wax Coat - 00:04:22
  5. Applying Plaster Bandages - Surface Coat - 00:10:24
  6. Applying Plaster Bandages - Building Support - 00:15:35
  7. Molding the Ears - Part - 00:31:33
  8. Molding the Ears - Part Two - 00:37:56
  9. Opening the Molds - 00:41:50
  10. Hardening the Mold - 00:46:13
  11. Opening the Head Mold - Clay - 00:47:00
  12. Releasing the Mold Part One - Applying Blue Wax - 00:49:47
  13. Releasing the Mold Part Two - Applying Liquid Wax - 00:54:42
  14. Taping Your Molds Together - 00:56:48
  15. Filling Gaps in the Mold Seam - 01:00:19
  16. Rigid Foam - 01:03:00
  17. Opening Molds - Rigid Foam - 01:15:02
  18. Cleaning Up the Rigid Foam Surface - 01:20:45
  19. Touch Ups & Weathering - 01:22:36
  20. Assembly & Bondo - 01:25:33
  21. Painting Anubis - 01:28:34
  22. Detail Work - 01:35:31
  23. Dry Brushing a Final Layer of Gold - 01:57:44
  24. Applying a Light Gloss - 02:01:52

Materials

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FOR YOUR WORK STATION

CLAYS/PLASTERS

CLEAR COATS/GLOSSES/MATTING AGENTS

EPOXYS/GLUES

PAINT/BRISTLE BRUSHES

PAINTS

RELEASES

SKIN PAINTS/POWDERS

TOOLS

SUPPLIES

 

HEALTH/SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

When working with toxic and/or dangerous materials or tools:

ALWAYS read labels for appropriate use guidelines
ALWAYS wear a high-grade respirator
ALWAYS work in a well-ventilated area
ALWAYS protect your skin
ALWAYS wear eye protection

Artist Information

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Timothy Martin

Special Effects Character Creator & Master Monster Maker, Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc..

Special Effects Character Creator and Master Monster Maker, Timothy Martin, started his career as so many in the FX...

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