Here is 'Takal Rai', he's a Dark Jedi from the planet Kel Dor. Think of him as Plo Koon's evil brother if you will, lol. I just finished up a new breathing mask for him, so it's a new addition along with the lightsaber.
Just a kind of follow up to the Halloween thread where I posted some zombie pics and had a question about the head form and the prosthetics so I thought I'd post here how I made my mask ... this is certainly not the best way, but it kind of works. It woul be much better to sculpt the form in clay, make a cast of that to create a mold and use the mold to create the latex mask. This method is certainly cheaper (building up the latex mask using foam and latex directly on the head form). Basic head cast was done using plaster bandages (no alginate used so only basic details):
Resin form made from the plaster cast of my head:
A couple of layers of latex were painted onto the head and camping mat was used to form basic "sensory gland shapes":
Details were built up using more latex/foam/cotton wool/tissue.
Acrylic paints were added to the latex as layers were added, veins etc were painted under the final "skin" layer.
Once finished the whole thing was dusted with talc to prevent the latex from sticking to itself and slowly peeled away from the head form, using talc along the way. Mouth and nose holes were cut into the mask and it was ready to wear (and of course a perfect fit to my head).
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5