I love your progress on Big Red.
FINALLY finished with the sculpt! I'll be ordering the materials for molding this week, and if they arrive by next weekend I'll be molding! The horns are made from some plastic that I had lying around with a detail layer of NSP on top. They will be cast separately from the mask in solid resin, and glued into place with silicone.
I know a few people have expressed interest in getting a copy of the silicone mask once complete. Assuming the molding goes well (I don't even want to think of what would happen if it didn't!) I would be happy to do a run on this. I'll likely be casting it in Dragon Skin 10, unless someone has some other suggestions.
do you have a price range for this yet?
very good job
So I will be molding this weekend, assuming all the supplies show up. Otherwise early next week. I'm nervous and excited!
Got all my molding supplies, save one. And of course it was the one thing I absolutely needed. It should be arriving Monday, so I think I'll mold on Wednesday since I have the day off.
In the meantime, I refined the sculpt a bit more. The more I was looking at it, the more something seemed off. I realized the chin and the eye sockets were wrong, so I reworked them. Oddly enough, I liked the other chin better. But I think it's because of the fact that he has no hair right now.
wow!! great!! i love hellboy!!
Great sculpt! I've really enjoyed seeing your progress on it.
I secretly want an excuse to try my hand at sculpting a piece... but my hands are full right now so it will have to wait!
dude this is awesome
Excellent thread and nice work!
I went ahead and molded the horns today. I figure that will give me good practice for molding the bust. They'll be ready to demold on Tuesday afternoon!
On a more somber note, I put up new shelves above my work bench yesterday. Apparently they couldn't support the weight I had on them, and one of them fell, dumping its contents right on top of the sculpt.
After a lot of cursing, cleanup, and reinstalling, the shelf is back up, and the bust is repaired. It took major damage to one of the horn sockets, and got a huge dent in the nose. Nothing that couldn't be repaired, but it scared the crap out of me. I really want to get that thing off my work bench for good.
Today's the day.
The bust is currently drying in the studio after being hit with a coat of mold release. Then the layers of Poly 74/30 start going on.
Really nervous that I'll screw it up.
And here we go...
Jesus Christ! Brilliant work mate! Can't wait to see the whole thing together. I'll keep this thread in my favorites.
Keep it up mate
Looks really good. Was curious though how will you be removing your core if you don't have a 2 piece mold? Or are you not going to run the silicone with a core?
Once the rubber has cured, I'll be making a 2 piece mother mold for it out of Poly 1512. Once that has cured, I'll remove the mother mold and cut a single seam into the back of the head, then peel the inner mold off the core. It will leave me with only one seam to deal with after casting, and about half that seam will be covered by hair.
Layer 3 is done!
4th layer done. 1 more smoothing layer to go and then it needs to sit until this weekend. Then it will be time to make the mother mold!
Inner mold is now done, and will be curing until Saturday!
Outstanding work, I would be very interested in a mask in the near future.
Loving this sculpt!