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Black and white folf (first resin head)







Black and white folf. No name yet, but wanted to create a wolf fox mix with black and white markings. Was looking at a few domestic fox patterns and came up with this one. I like swirly designs :). Will eventually be a full costume.


Mostly done as an experiment to see how our resin casts came out (by doing so, we can now offer it to customers who want it). Had been really inspired by Qarrezel's work and her tutorial, as seen here:

http://qarrezel.deviantart.com/gallery/7080403

I wanted to try my hand at it to see if we could make it work. We had never done rotocasting before but we had worked with resin. All the resin we had use before was the pour in kind and just let it set, so this was all new to us. We started with the clay mold as you can see here:

http://plixi.com/p/92243076
That is before we placed the glass eyes to see how we wanted to build the eye area.

We later covered it with brush on silicone and created an outer mold to keep it all together when casting (her tutorial makes total sense of things, be sure to read it). The plaster strips sorta did not work for us. So humid here in this florida weather so decided to try my own idea and use wonderflex and worked like a charm as seen here:

http://plixi.com/p/94620118

We were able to cast a few heads this way and see how thick we wanted it. The first real cast was way to thick so we did a few layers less and experimented with pouring out some of the resin instead of letting it pool in areas. We used a combination of 2 different resins to create the harder shell we were after, but still light. We went ahead and came up with a different hinge system and made the heads a bit bigger to fit our taste better :).

Took a very quick video of me wearing the head just making the jaw move. No issues with that. Will take a better video in the day time later :).

http://vimeo.com/22922884


Glad the casting worked. The jaw moves, and seeing is relatively easy out of them. All in all a success.

Comments

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schnee
Apr. 27th, 2011 09:57 am (UTC)
That's a very pretty head. :)
skyote
Apr. 27th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
This is a gorgeous head. I can't believe how fast you did all that experimentation!
latinvixen02
Apr. 27th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
Need to keep it fast so I am not wasting any time on customers :)
corellian_ninja
Apr. 27th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
The markings are beautiful! Georgous work
wolftale
Apr. 28th, 2011 07:03 am (UTC)
Is one wonderful head :)
The marking is fantastic.
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