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).
ARKM: Happy birthday rblscm!
Aug 21, 2017 2:26:06 GMT -5
ARKM: Happy eclipsemageddon day! I live in Oregon within the path of totality. The sun should be fully eclipsed here at 10:19am PDT.
Aug 21, 2017 11:06:09 GMT -5
ARKM: If I don't get super powers from this, I'm going to be very disappointed. Crap! I'm going to be very disappointed.
Aug 21, 2017 11:07:11 GMT -5
ARKM: The eclipse was cool. It got really dark during totality. I don't think I got any super powers though... wait. I may have x-ray vision... I can see through my retina.
Aug 21, 2017 12:52:12 GMT -5