1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by Jediknightandy, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Jediknightandy

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    just wanted to share updates here of my sculpt I am working on, its a Mangalore from the Fifth Element. My plan is to make a latex mask from this once it it is finished and molded.
    I will be updating this thread as often as I can, I'm slowly chipping away at the sculpt in the evenings, hope you enjoy!
    (oh, its water based clay btw)

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  2. Eriek

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    Wow that's amazing!
     
  3. Hannoc

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    That's awesome, can'y wait to see how it turns out.
     
  4. Buliwif

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    Looks fantastic. excellent likeness.
     
  5. Jediknightandy

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    Thanks guys!

    I did some more on this last night, spreading the texture across the head. I plan on going over this texture with a finer level of detail once this first pass is done.

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  6. JakeV

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    So awesome!!! Will you be selling the latex masks?
     
  7. Jediknightandy

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    Thanks so much! Not sure if i will be selling any copies right now, depends on how it comes out at the end and if there would be enough interest. I will let you know if I decide to go for it. :)
    more photo updates coming tomorrow!
     
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    Some more updates on the mask sculpt- I've been working on the ears and the skin textures. Still more to do before I start making a mould of this, Hopefully by the weekend.
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  9. Jediknightandy

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    Finished sculpt, Going to start moulding this guy today.
    I added eyes so that I can make a static dummy as well as a mask.
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  10. XtcofPain

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    Looks great!!
     
  11. postmanpat

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    Fantastic sculpt!! Look forward to seeing it finished.
     
  12. Jediknightandy

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    Thanks guys!

    Just a quick update today, I stayed up till nearly 2am moulding this guy. Did multiple coats of plaster to build up each side, waiting for the plaster to cure after mixing takes so long. I will be opening up the two halves this evening, fingers crossed it all worked out!
    More pics in next post!

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  13. MattgomeryBurns

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    He looks spot on. Super green!
     
  14. Bengrim09

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    Stunning work
    I want one
    subscribed can’t wait to see more
     
  15. tmax

    tmax Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So cool. I’d be in for one too!
     
  16. ahoudini

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    Such a great sculpt!


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  17. Jediknightandy

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    Thanks for all the kind words folks! :)

    Had some difficulty last week with casting out a mask, I stupidly forgot to talc down the sculpture before covering it in plaster, which lead to lots of mini airbubbles being trapped in the plaster. Most of them would be easy to snip off the latex, but I was annoyed that I missed that step. The big issue was when I pulled the first cast from the mould and found it was as watertight as a net, with huge airbubbles in the latex as you can see here.
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    I contacted a friend/mentor to troubleshoot the issue, and it looks like some of the oil based mould release was still on the inside of the plaster mould, causing airbubbles. So i scrubbed the plaster with a chip brush and some lemon juice (citric acid) and then before pouring latex the next time I misted the plaster with water and then used a damp chip brush to brush on a first layer of latex before filling the mould. This turned out much more successful as you can see here.

    Here is the mask before trimming the seams.

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    Most of the problem areas trimmed, still some cleanup to do.
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    I can use the failed mask pull as a tester for paint etc, hopefully will have an update for you later in the week.
    Thanks again!
     
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  18. JPH

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    Teenage mangalore with acne!!! YOU ARE A WIZARD!!!

    EDIT : seriously, you might consider it a flaw, but I think it makes the sculpt look more legit.
     
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  19. Cameron

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    great job. Im interested in 1 as well if you do a run.
     
  20. Jediknightandy

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    hey folks,
    quick update on this project, here's some images of the paint progress on the mask, image quality is not too great, I will be taking some better photos with the big camera later in the week and will share them.
    Its been a long time since I've painted a mask, so I am learning a lot in the process. The paint has really highlighted a lot of the micro airbubbles on the skin from the mould, most of them are not noticeable, and some I have highlighted as 'moles' on the skin surface.
    Hope you all like!

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  21. tmax

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    Looking so good!
     
  22. Bengrim09

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    Love it
    well done
     
  23. kickman88

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    Oh man, that is great!
     
  24. frosty

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    Great sculpt, and I like the paintjob to, really well done
     
  25. animator

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    You really captured the character!
     
  26. Jediknightandy

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    thanks all for the continued interest! :)

    I have finally completed the paintjob on the mask, I ended up revising the whole color scheme to be more accurate to the movie. I was rewatching the Bluray and saw that the creatures skin was much darker and dustier. I found it very difficult to match, but I am happy with how he currently looks. I have learned loads making this and I think I will re-visit this mask soon and maybe sculpt a new one and do a better mould so I am not cutting off air bubbles for days!

    here are some final photos, I need to get myself a Mangalore costume now!!

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  27. tmax

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    Brilliant work! You should be proud.
     
  28. Bigturc

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    This is awesome! Years ago a run of these was supposed to happen but it never took off!

    Lots of disappointed people!

    Very nice work!!
     
  29. postmanpat

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    Looks incredible!!! Fantastic work.
     
  30. AGxM

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    Love it.....always wanted a Mangalore bust
     
  31. Jediknightandy

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    Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the kind words.

    Stay tuned to this thread, I will be working on a set gloves to go with the mask over the next few weeks. I found some good reference of the Mangalore hands on the Propstore website. coming soon!!
     
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    Update!!

    I've been working on and off on doing some gloves to go with the mask, I am planning on wearing them around the office at halloween for laughs.

    I started roughing out the shapes here, these are sculpted on top of a pair of polyurethane lifecast hands that a friend loaned me. He was also kind enough to allow me to heat the fingers of the hands so i could gently bend the two middle fingers together to give the Mangalore the correct amount of fingers.
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    I found some high resolution photos of original gloves on Propstore, and matched them closely as possible

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    the sculpts are now finished waiting for moulding, hopefully that will happen over the weekend!
     
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  33. MattgomeryBurns

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    I would totally be in for a pair if you ever did a run!
     
  34. Jediknightandy

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    Hey all,

    Sorry its been a while, busy with life!
    I've finally finished the latex gloves for the Mangalore mask, I'm pretty happy with how they came out for the first time making monster gloves.
    In painting the gloves I had another opportunity to better match the screen colors of the character, so I pulled a better, cleaner mask from the mould and painted the head and hands at the same time so they all had the same paint treatment.
    Now I just need to start the costume!
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  35. Bengrim09

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    Absolutely love this
    Very very nice work
     
  36. Lt Washburn

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    Great job!
     
  37. tmax

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    That paint work is stunning!
     
  38. mrbungle

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    shut up and take my money!!
     
  39. Craftynathan

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    If you do a run i am sure you will have plenty of customers !
     
  40. Jediknightandy

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    Thanks guys!! If I do a run in future I will be sure to hit you all up first. :)
     
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  41. YetiGT

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    This is amazing, If you do a run of them I would definitely be interested as I am working on a Mangalore costume for the fall of this year.
     
  42. ahoudini

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    I am also interested in a mask and gloves if you offer them for sale. Beautiful work!!
     

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