Before I was relegated to storyboarding Jess and I were actually able to work together in constructing the set and making the characters, here are some pictures of us working in the studio.
The armature has to be sprayed before the mould is filled to avoid it rusting. We spent most of a day driving around trying to find the right stuff!
The mould is painted with liquid latex to form the skin of the puppet.
Jess pouring some chemicals, note the appropriate safety apparrel.
The foam latex expanding out of the mould. It looks like we crushed Gromit!!
Lucky the latex isn't low calorie or she'd have eaten it all!