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Harry Posted: Nov 30th 2007

What Is The Grand Day Out Moon Set made From, And How Big Is It, By The Looks Of It It Looks Gigantic, There Must Be A Carry On Back Drop Somewhere, Do Any Of You Know What Its Made From, I Can See That Well I Think The Bumps Are Plasticine But It Matches Great With The Floor And That Cant Be All Plasticine, Well If It Is It Would Cost £100's, I Think The Answer Will Be Best From Nick But Theres Not Much Chance He Will Be Rummaging On Here, So Can Any Of You Help Me Because I Am Planning On Doing A Animation On The Moon And That Would Be A Great Help, Please Answer Back, Maybe Katie RichD Or Sep Will Have The Answer But I Certanly Dont At The Moment, Please Help Me, Harry XD


Seb Moderator Posted: Nov 30th 2007

I think I can help here.

It is obvisouly worth a large amount, and the last I heard of it was that it was on display in an exhibition over in Japan.

It's pretty large obviously, but actually not as large as it seems... It's all just a trick! For example, when you see Wallace and Gromit walking on the horizon, it's actually just small cardboard cutouts that when put together look like they're walking!

I don't actually know exactly what it's made of, but I highly doubt that it's really plasticine, as that would have melted by now!

Hope that answers your question!


Harry Posted: Nov 30th 2007

Thanks Seb,

Do You Know What I Could Maybe Use For Mine?


Seb Moderator Posted: Nov 30th 2007

Depends exactly what you want for it, and I can't make a final decision without knowing everything about your project, but try different things.

If there's a dollshouse in your home, try using that, or try to build a set using wood and furnish it.

More money will make a better set, so it's about how much you want to spend really!


Harry Posted: Nov 30th 2007

I Want To Make A Set For Animation Of The Moon,


jordan Posted: Dec 1st 2007

plasticine doesnt melt lol


luke Posted: Dec 1st 2007

I use polystyrene for all of my sets.


Harry Posted: Dec 1st 2007

With Help From All Of You, Mostly Seb And Jordan I Know That I Can Make The Set Wahhooo. From Harry,, Thanks Guys:D


cavor Posted: Dec 2nd 2007

This is just a test as any long post on this thread it keeps rejecting!


Seb Moderator Posted: Dec 2nd 2007

When I say melt, I mean how it can fall apart if not in the right conditions.

Basically if you want a proper project, you could make a bit of a set out of wood, perhaps using paper machie to add texture. Do as much as you feel is right!


cavor Posted: Dec 2nd 2007

If you start with solid base( ply wood, MDF etc ) like seb said you could use plaster bandage(http://www.studioartshop.com/acatalog/dasmodellingclay.html) stretched over carboard shapes then plaster of paris to make the craters.

If it goes well post some pictures of your set.

good luck


Harry Posted: Dec 2nd 2007

I Will, Thanks For The Tips All Of You, Why Would I Need DAS Modelling Clay, An dHow Much Do You Think The Whole Set Will Cost?,Harry


jordan Posted: Dec 2nd 2007

plasticine becomes very soft in heated conditions i know what im talking about ive been making animated films since i was 12


jordan Posted: Dec 2nd 2007

DAS clay is awfull clay it has a horrid smell to it and it doesnt dry proply it cracks.


Harry Posted: Dec 2nd 2007

This Is What I Have So Far, What I Like The Sound Of,

Base, Ply Wood, Foam Board, Thanks To Jordan And Cavor
Crators, Wire&Paper Mache, Thanks To Jordan
Floor, Paper Mache, Thanks To Lots Of You

Thanks You Lot I Might Start With The Characters Next Week


cavor Posted: Dec 2nd 2007

Hi Harry if you are referring to the link I left earlier on the top of the page you will find Das clay but if you scroll down the page you will find plaster of paris & plaster bandage as I suggested.

Sorry for any confusion


James Posted: Dec 2nd 2007

Seb what dose it mean by you being a modartor :O



jordan Posted: Dec 3rd 2007

ahem i also mentioned paper mache on MSN before anyone else did.


Harry Posted: Dec 4th 2007

I Might Just Buy Some Plaster Bandages From Boyes




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