March 4, 2016

Badass Cast Resin Mask

This is my very first attempt at resin casting. I just had to choose a really complicated subject! It's too expensive to mail order much for supplies, so I tried the bathroom caulking type of silicone for the mould. It required mixing it with white gas so all in all it was a pretty toxic process! But COOL!
The jaw opens and the hinge is cut from a corrugated plastic NDP election sign (they did not win!). It pulls closed by black spandex attached to head and jaw.
I won the Halloween costume contest at the bar!


Sculpting is heavenly. This guy is made with Form-it clay, but it's way too soft.  I didn't have any idea what it was going to look like when I started. After lots of pain I figured out to make the horns and teeth from baked Sculpey.

I followed the methods used in this three part tutorial from Stiltbeast Studios for making a silicone caulk mold. For the jaw and teeth I used the soapy water method. Youtube is pretty cool for learning how to do weird things!

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