Foam head Template

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Hann

New Member
Today im going out to get some upholstery foam
I watched that tutorial on youtube which shows you how to complete the foam mask
But i need help with the parts
It anybody has any templates please post
cause im a noob
so i know nothing
 

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Hann

New Member
thank you but i have already seen those and was wondering if anyone had the templates of those videos
 

cujo66

New Member
OMG! I haven't even finished watching the video yet and everytime he holds up the finished mask, my jaw drops open. Unreal.
Oh, I'm a newb. Hi.
Ugh! Not enough info. What is the clip he speaks of? Do you latex it or just paint it? The process blows me away but left out some important parts.
 

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Hann

New Member
I have the mask part way completed
hopefully I will have finished photos up to show you guys
I think the mask is a success
 

RevMario

New Member
Hey man, i'm a newb, therefore i wanted to build a mask that fits my head, everyone that i've tried on thus far is way too big.

what did you do to cover the thing? and can you put pics of the mouth mechanism? thanks.
 

Effects Guy

New Member
Upholstery foam is open celled, so you need to seal it before you paint it, or the small holes will be visible and the massive amount of paint being sucked into the foam will make it really heavy and it will take a long time to dry.
 

celtic0130

Member
Upholstery foam is open celled, so you need to seal it before you paint it, or the small holes will be visible and the massive amount of paint being sucked into the foam will make it really heavy and it will take a long time to dry.
Predattack (one on youtube) says he apply latex on the foam to seal it.. And then you can use acrylic paint to paint the entire mask.. Then seal it with a sealer
 

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Effects Guy

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One thing to note about sealers is they are not a be all end all solution. Just because you seal your paint, does not mean there will not be issues. If the paint does not have enough flexibility, it will still crack. If the paint job is thick enough, and adhesion is poor, as it is with acrylics, the whole thing could peel off. You need to make sure that your bond is good. No sealer can make up for that 100 percent. So often people seal a make-up on an actor's face. Just because you seal it, does not mean it will not smudge, in the instance of something oil based, but it will make smudging less likely. Just remember that as you make your paint choices.
 

RevMario

New Member
awesome thanks for the info, i'm considering doing this project the more i see it. How would one go about adding the skin detail into the latex? like skin wrinkles / lines?

And can we get those pictures please !?
 

Effects Guy

New Member
Well, you can add latex soaked sheets of rolled medical cotton on the already latex coated skin, and sculpt into that. Honestly though, it is hard to get detail in latex. You can try thickening the latex, with cabosil or a liquid thixotropic agent designed for latex. I have only ever seen one, and the brand name escapes me as I never use it. There is a trick of coating it with foam latex and waiting for the foam to gel and then sculpting the detail into it. But then you have to sit there for a few hours blow drying the foam until it cures. Kinda a pain.
 

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