How to make a two-part silicone mould

Whenever you have made a really great thing, the idea of duplicating it comes automatically to mind. But the first one of anything takes a lot of time to make and you probably don’t want to make that effort for every following copy. So it makes sense to make a mould of it to make the copying easier. But if the shape of the object doesn’t allow for a one part mould, you need to make the mould in different parts. In this video from Tested, Frank Ippolito shows us just how easy it is to make a two-part silicone mould when you know how to do it. Do you want to know how to do it? Then just watch this brilliant video!



Make a polymer clay copy with a mold!

Lets face it, polymer clay is a great sculpting material, but no clay model will be better than the artist making them. It takes a lot of experience and a steady hand to make clay models that looks identical to other object, right? Well there is another more simple way of cloning an object in polymer clay form and NerdECrafter knows all about it. In this video, she shares her wisdom on this matter, and its super simple to learn. Enjoy!

Tiny animatronic puppets simply made

In this vintage video from Stan Winston School, film director and FX designer, Stephen Norrington (Blade, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) explains how he built the chestburster mechanism used in the ALIEN movie and how pleased he was about the result. The motions made through these techniques are gorgeously realistic and the simplicity of the mechanism is nothing but genius. If you plan to make very small animatronic puppets, this video is an absolute must-see for you. These mechanisms could be used for anything from small snakes to tentacles and much more!