Thank you It's worth spending a decent amount of time refining it as best you can! Use a scalpel when its gone leather hard to carve the edges and get them nice and crisp! Store/ credit cards are great for getting a smooth surface
Yeah totally! The mask section is finished, just need to mould it and cast it out! Start on the horns and helmet sections next week Gotta decide whether im going to have the leather sticking out of the bottom and how it's going to be presented
okay. I figured you'd use a fiberglass for rigidity and stregth, but I wasn't sure if you wanted this flxible for a pull-over-the-head halloween mask or not. It'll be neat to see how you treat the finish or final surface. can't wait.
Ah right, interesting For the first cast at least i want it to look as realistic as possible. I'd make it articulated if i could, but the mechanism just doesn't make sense. Hence why im sculpting the face as a seperate piece instead of sculpting the whole thing in one go, So the face can be attached once the helmet is on the head Hopefully get it moulded this week, so i can start on the rest!
good luck I had a sculpture class a few years ago that did similar mold work. I remember all the steps and mess. It was fun but mold work is just so precarious and too much can go wrong on so many steps that I simply can't afford to work in the media often enough to get much skill improvement.