Over the holiday season, I produced a collection of plaster statues of Gus, to give as Christmas presents.
The process started with a resin model being produced using stereolithography. 3D Systems, Australia, "printed" the character from the digital model used in the production of the film. I divided the digital model into several pieces to allow flexibility in its reproduction.
Next was the production of a silicone mould, the process of which veteran stop-motion animator Jason Lynch shared with me in great detail. It was fun returning to a tangible medium, after spending much of my adult life producing digital work. Barnes Products supplied the materials, and shared their expertise in using them.