I need some general advice concerning the creation of masks.
I already asked once if you can recommend any materials to use, but no one answered, so I just tried what I thought was best.
first, look at this please:
It is my first creation, absolutely unspectacular.
(click for single steps of creation)
I enjoyed making this, and I would like to continue creating more, but I dont know what materials to use.
This is where I need your help guys.
Im planing to wear the masks on diffrent events, so they need to be durable, as light as possible and they need to survive drops from my body height.
The red mask is pretty heavy, it may survive hits if I wear it, but im afraid it will break if I drop it. Also, it is prone to scratches.
What do you guys think about this:
For my next mask, Im going with a cast of my face with plaster of paris again. Then, I apply a layer of fiberglass tissues with resin, making it pretty durable and light at the same time, right?
But then, what next? In order to create a smooth surface, I need to use body filler, this again may crack off if I drop the mask. Any advice?
Also, I want my masks to be custom-fit just like my 1st one is. Means that "face cast" part is important, but maybe there are better methods for it so I dont have to use plaster of paris?
This time, please help me out with 1 or 2 hints :/