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Nikolai (Part 3) – Face Expression Plates

Continues from Part 2.

Face plates in clay.

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Nikolai (Part 2) – Flexible Silicone Hands

Continues from Part 1.

So, first – hands.

In this post I will describe the full process of making silicone hands with wire and ball joint armature (2 sets of hands), report on a couple of experiments and name all the materials used for making these hands (with links to the store).

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Nikolai (Part 1) – Morezmore Humanly Posable Puppet

Nikolai is Igor‘s twin brother, or rather Igor-2.0. If all goes as planned, Nikolai will be starring in a stop motion film.

A group of stop motion enthusiasts are making a collaboration stop motion project. Each of us take a “job” (script, storyboard, character concept sketches, puppet fabrication, props, animation, editing, music and foley, etc.). We work together to make a short film, and, in return, get the shared rights to the films – for promotion, experience or resume. No pay, just the rights to the video use.

If you would like to join us, please join the public Facebook Group So You Want to Make a Stop Motion Film.
Nikolai The Troll Group  – we are looking for Prop Fabricators and Voice Talent. If you would like to help with props or voices, please join.
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Igor (Part 7) – Morezmore Humanly Posable Puppet

Continues from Part 6.

Igor will be in a stop motion film – a collaboration project by several artists.
Facebook group “So you want to make a stop motion film”

Dressing Igor

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Igor (Part 6) – Morezmore Humanly Posable Puppet

Continues from Part 5.

Hair is made out of Tibetan Lamb Fur, with this tool, made out of regular sewing needle (snip the eye end, file down to make the end smooth and sharp).
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Super Sculpey Polymer Clay – Softening or Bringing from the Dead

If your Super Sculpey Firm or Super Sculpey Living Doll Polymer Clay (or any other polymer clay) is ok, but too firm and needs just a bit of softening:
Add a bit of Sculpey Smoothing Oil, knead.
The clay restores to perfect, like new, texture.

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Igor (Part 5) – Morezmore Humanly Posable Puppet

Continues from Part 4.

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The body is made out of naked foam, sewing together with regular sewing thread with a regular sewing needle and an extra long sewing needle

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