Re: Doctor Who Judoon build
Have done some research to prep myself for the molding process. It's definitely going to be a complicated one because of the many protruding parts on the head (ears, horns, etc), as well as details on the skin.
I think I'm going to have to move forward with a single mold of Rebound 25 and a 2- or 3-part plasti-paste mold. This will let me cast it in Smoothcast 300 or the foam latex in the end (and I'm leaning towards the Smoothcast, as I've never worked with latex before). It will function more like a helmet than a flexible piece if it's done in the plastic--but with the mold being made out of Rebound, I'll be able to take a cast in latex anytime I choose.
Problems I'm considering (if anyone has ideas, please feel free to make a suggestion!)
*Complications in casting the ears and horns. I've already decided to cast the ears separately from the rest of the head, and rivet them on after the fact. I'm considering making the horns in the same fashion, but there's so much detail sculpting at their base that it may be impossible.
*There's no obvious place to cut the mold in two. I have the feeling I will run the cut line of the Rebound to be right down the center of the skull (to the points of each of the horns) and then into the mouth.
Also, in case anyone is wondering how I'm going to breathe: the innards of the mouth will be cut out so it will let in air. I'll install a few fans there as well as some black mesh so the face won't be visible. The bottom of the mask will need to be attached to some fabric so it will extend below the armor.
And talking about visibility: The more I work in those eyes to get the proper Judoon squint, the worse the visibility of this mask becomes. Right now it looks like there will be hardly any at all :-( I had intended to install a half-sphere of painted plastic at the very end for the eye.
Any suggestions for the visibility?