Mask Creation Questions

Discussion in 'Predator Anatomy (Costumes)' started by ThorKrohn, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Wreav

    Wreav Community Staff

    You need to be as accurate as possible. Either you put too little or too much it will affect the length that it takes to harden and so on. Just continue reading the properties of Ultra - Cal I use tiranti plaster ratio's and properties might vary slightly.
     
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  2. ThorKrohn

    ThorKrohn Unblooded

    Hey thanks! Getting close to the first go and want to get it right the first time...hopefully
     
  3. Jimbob24

    Jimbob24 Hunter

    You never get anything right first time in this hobby m8 there will all ways be something.. the more builds you do the better you get it all comes down to how far you wanna go with this and commitment
     
  4. ThorKrohn

    ThorKrohn Unblooded

    Almost satisfied with my sculpt! Thinking about casting it in plastic first in case I mess up with the latex...

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  5. predatoj

    predatoj Hunter

    Ratios of plaster is not as critical as it is with such things as resin or silicone. With experience you can mix by eye and feel without scales. The best method is to sprinkle the plaster to the water. Then wait up to two minutes for the water to soak into the plaster. When it has the appearance of a dry river bed it's time to mix, once it's creamy your good to go. A good consistency is 'nachos cheese' this is good for the first few coats. Then as you build the strengthening layers add more plaster. The more plaster the quicker it goes off and the tougher it will be. And don't forget to add at least two layers of scrim. A good trick is to add struts; thin strips of scrim folded over, soak it in plaster and lay them on in cross sections.
     
  6. ThorKrohn

    ThorKrohn Unblooded

    Well gang, it has been a while since I posted, I chickened out on the latex casting, so I utilized silicone and cast the "mask" out of plastic...it's more of a helmet but I am happy with it as my first attempt! Got armor and preda-body pictures soon! Thanks again for the community support!

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  7. Jmen

    Jmen Elite Hunter

    Please more photos)
    Please, in color)
    (y)
     
  8. ThorKrohn

    ThorKrohn Unblooded

    I uploaded more pics into a gallery, which maybe I shouldn't have, but there are more there: I'll have more armor and my Mr. Incredible suit conversion pics soon!
     
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  9. Jmen

    Jmen Elite Hunter

    I love it. Gallery - for posting pictures, so - its all right)
    Great process, i am wip now with my predator head molding, so - i totally know how you feel)))
     
  10. ThorKrohn

    ThorKrohn Unblooded

    So, I have just realized after looking at Wrev's recent post on FB...how terrible my paint job is on my mask/helmet....lol, time to research airbrushs and airbrush techniques!
     
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  11. LunaticNic

    LunaticNic Elite Hunter

    I wouldn't necessarily say terrible, but the results you will get from painting with an airbrush will certainly be superior to a regular brush.
     
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  12. Jmen

    Jmen Elite Hunter

    I think, it is all based on practice. Professionalism - repeating process again and again.
    Also - 90% - it is talent.
    :p:p:p
     
  13. ThorKrohn

    ThorKrohn Unblooded

    Brush? Lol, I just used spray paint cans.....90% talent..lol!
     
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  14. ThorKrohn

    ThorKrohn Unblooded

    Played around with some different color schemes....not there yet....

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  15. Jmen

    Jmen Elite Hunter

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