**03.14.13 UPDATE ON LAST PAGE** Ready for molding!
VIDEO OF COMPLETED SCULPT: https://vimeo.com/54583738
There's sure a lot of Ninja Turtle activity on the board lately! Hope you don't mind one more progress thread. I'm finally back to work on the ninja turtle costume that I didn't have time to complete last Halloween. It'll be a challenge to get it done this year!
I've always wanted to do a "real turtle" version of a ninja turtle, as a costume. Very realistic creature, very weathered gear and weapons. I've started carving the shell from foam rubber. It will be latex skinned. I've also just finished my second session on the mask sculpt... There's a long way to go, but I have it pretty well roughed out now. Pics below!
And just to give you guys some idea of what I'm going for, I did a quick color mockup and added a bandana:
As you can see, I'm trying to insinuate the curvature of the neck, almost like the head goes up and over. It'll get there. I need to really sculpt some depth into the folds/creases, and bring them right across under the chin...
This is being built on a life-sized head armature, and has placeholder lenses in for the eyes. I have more of the same lenses and they should pop easily into place on the casting.
The finished sculpt will be very detailed and very textured, but I'm starting to be happy with the shape. I'll add progress pics as I work on him - I'm hoping this thread will keep me motivated and I can wrap him up this Halloween!