Samurai predator progress

Discussion in 'Predator Costumes' started by lazybones88, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. lazybones88

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    Doing head first here is the progress. What do you think so far. His mandibles from the reference pics are super wide where you see his teeth, but I haven't included them yet and i may even get fake real teeth for them because they ate humanish.

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  2. ThorKrohn

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    What kind of clay is that? Looking good!
     
  3. lazybones88

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    Just regular air dry clay made my amaco
     
  4. Texas predator

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    Your head sculpture looks AWESOME!! How long did it take to get this far?? And how much was the clay?
     
  5. lazybones88

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    Well here is a update. I have had to make the sculpt 3 times. First time the plaster was bad and never hardened!! 2nd time I didnt put enough on and it crumbled in my arms!!! I though 30 to 40 lbs was enough. Apparently not. The 3rd time it did ittttt!! Just waiting on latex to get first cast. Her are some pics. The sculpt without the teeth is the sculpt that I molded correctly and some of the pics are my misfortunes. Enjoy

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  6. lazybones88

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    These 2 molds didnt worl

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  7. lazybones88

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    The finished one is around 40lbs of clay on a mannequin head bust. And it was around 30 dollars
     
  8. Texas predator

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    WOW looks AWESOME!!
     
  9. lazybones88

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    First pull from the mold. The teeth didnt come out at all and the lower mandibles didnt come out completely but all easy fixes. I am still super happy though.

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  10. Red2

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    Nice! Any pics of the inside?
     
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  11. lazybones88

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    Of the inside of the mask? I can get you some here a little later. I have to get the foam for my head to put inside of it as well
     
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  12. Texas predator

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    Is the head made from the latex?? The mold is the outer part of your sculpture, right? When you open it you have to break it open?? Sorry, I have many questions about this process..
     
  13. Shogun

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    Wow fantastic job Bones88!
     
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  14. lazybones88

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    Progress on the head!!

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  15. lazybones88

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    The head is latex. The mold is the plaster outer shell of the clay sculpture. You make a mold of two halves, so you can pry it apart.
     
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  16. lazybones88

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    More Progress, mixed the mandibles and stuff!!!

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  17. Texas predator

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    Freaking AWESOME!!! :) this PREDATOR head looks beastly, haha. Really liking this a lot I could NEVER do anything like this!! I can't wait to see the DREADS on this thing, good job!
     
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  18. lazybones88

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    Base paint!

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  19. lazybones88

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    Tried it on with a dread idea. I definitely don't like the foam dowels. They are too stiff and not free flowing.

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  20. Shogun

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    You are right they are too stiff and not to be disrespectful or anything but a bit cheap....Termokk is selling dreads for like 90$ (30 dreads) give him a shout .... (y)
     
  21. ksj

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    I was always debating using animal or human hair or fuzzy wool threaded as a base for threads. As if you look at things real close on the figures, they are a reptilian mammal hybrid with fur on the back sections. The hair is threaded with small animal spine pieces. The netting they wear is the minimize movement and noise by matting down the fur. I think the netting also has something to do with the cloaking that they use. The hair itself is going to be very greasy and unkempt, so the curly matted look might take some different approaches to look at, but a study of unwashed hair over long periods may help get a better approach to building a better looking hair setup.
     
  22. Texas predator

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    it's looking AWESOME! I can't wait to see the color on your PREDATOR mask :) keep going!
     
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  23. lazybones88

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    I am going to try something like the first time I did the dreads but I am going to make them thicker. It might take a little more time but I already have most of the material. I did caulker back rods for my other mask they worked fine and did justice but the diameter is not thick enough. So I already have 1 inch caulker back rods. I am going to slip cast them with the liquid latex I have to get another 1/2 or if lucky 3/4 in thickness on the rods which will come really really close.
     
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  24. Shogun

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    lazybones88 Not a bad idea my friend..... you can buy RD-407 Monster Makers Latex..... which is perfect for mask and dreads with backer rods..... his Viscosity is perfect to pour to Rods. But please DO NOT buy the liquid latex on ebay or amazon they are WAY too cheap. Oh and for the DREADS QUILLS or BEADS (Whatever you call them) they are a must to have. You can buy APOXIE SCULPT, that time yes you can buy this sculpting Epoxy CLAY on EBAY.... IT IS THE MOST SIMPLE WAY to make Predator Dreadlocks QUILLS and you will have around 12 hours to work your sculpts....you just need to mix the 2 ingredients together and VOILÀ :D. Oh and before I forget, If you really want stability to your dreads attached to your mask....DO NOT USE ANY GLUE AT ALL but USE BATHROOM TRANSPARENT SILICONIZED CALKING which you can find at any hardware STORE near you.... ;) Any questions ?
     
  25. Shogun

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    Oh and i just looked at your pictures with your dreads putted on your mask and YOU NEED MORE BACKER RODS ....put around 60 to 80 Backer rods to the back and sides of your mask and you will see a huge difference of realism. ;)
     

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