Show Your Armature.

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by 88OrBust, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. 88OrBust

    88OrBust Member

    Trophy Points:
    180
    Hey RPF its been awhile I've been crazy busy. Anyway, beginner sculptors are always asking what to use to sculpt a mask on, so lets show them! Post a picture of any of your sculpting forms here. I'll post mine in a few days,like I said crazy busy.
     
  2. 88OrBust

    88OrBust Member

    Trophy Points:
    180
    Come on, nobody? I'm going to change this thread. Now it will be, show your tools and armatures for sculpting. I'll show mine tomorrow.
     
  3. epilepticsquirl

    epilepticsquirl Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,782
    I'm for one looking forward to what might be posted in here. I was thinking of participating in the sculpting challenge and can use some tips and tricks to jump off of. :) :thumbsup
     
  4. Jarvis B

    Jarvis B Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    847
    I'll take pics tomorrow and post
     
  5. PoopaPapaPalps

    PoopaPapaPalps Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,565
    I just use an old blank party mask padded underneath with newspaper.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,772
  7. Jarvis B

    Jarvis B Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    847
    Here's a few that I use, I also have a couple of mannequins for body parts.
    Dave I just visited your store great looking stuff I'll be spending some dollars there .
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Thewomanwarhead

    Thewomanwarhead Active Member

    Trophy Points:
    330
    I use a foam head on a stick screwed to a wood base....economy man
     
  9. asemblyrequired

    asemblyrequired Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    866
    Dave , love the story too ..going to pickup one of the male faces .

    -james
     
  10. 88OrBust

    88OrBust Member

    Trophy Points:
    180
    Started a new sculpture today, so I'll take a picture of my tools tomorrow.
     
  11. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,772
    Thanks, what story are you referring to?

     
  12. asemblyrequired

    asemblyrequired Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    866

    store..typo..lol


    -James
     
  13. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,772
    That's quite a collection Jarvis!
    Looks like you have one of each that's available for sale...:)

     
  14. Jarvis B

    Jarvis B Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    847
    I have a new commission coming up as soon as the legal papers are signed .
    I'll need every form I have plus extra's to keep up with the job ahead .
    No days off soon .:)
     
  15. 88OrBust

    88OrBust Member

    Trophy Points:
    180
    Man I just can't seem to remember to take a picture of my tools and armature. Tomorrow I'll do it for sure. I molded up that sculpt I started on Wednesday. The mold broke. Happens to the best of us. I always get a little impatient come de-mold time. Any way starting a freddy type sculpt tomorrow. So I'll take pictures before I start.
     
  16. Gary Pahls

    Gary Pahls Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    566
    Quick question, I take it these half faces aren't mini but life size??

    Thanks in advance
     
  17. samhain2012

    samhain2012 New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    BITY mold supply has a pretty good armature it's like 55 bucks but it's worth it.
     
  18. made007

    made007 Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,356
    I made this one to sculpt predator bio helmets, its made from fiberglass, what i did was protect my latex mask with masking tape and on top i added the fiberglass, this is how it looks finished
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Its removable, heres from under
    [​IMG]
    I modified the base so it can rotate
    [​IMG]

    Here are some sculpts i made in it
    [​IMG]
    Silverback bio
    [​IMG]
    And started this, the terminator bio
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Mutant-Enemy

    Mutant-Enemy Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,047
    I've been wanting to sculpt up this statue from Angel for a long while:
    [​IMG]

    Here is the armature I finally got together for it. The wires with the scythes are soldered to small brass tubes and are removable for molding up separately:
    [​IMG]
     
  20. 88OrBust

    88OrBust Member

    Trophy Points:
    180
    Transfered my tools to a bigger tool box pictures to come.
     
  21. aicerg1

    aicerg1 New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    This is so amazing. I would have liked the original thread though.
     
  22. ChrisForward

    ChrisForward New Member

    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ok here’s a small one, 1/6 scale Batman. The armature for the cape is made from copper wire soldered together, then covered with an old T shirt and fibre glass resin
     
  23. Alaneye

    Alaneye Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    866
    Here's the 1/3 armature for my next bust. From the T1 bust I learned I needed a stronger piece of wire in the neck because the weight of the head still tended to bend the neck back and split the sculpey when I was tilting it back to work on it. So I took a double length of wire, put in it the hand drill chuck and twisted it to make a stronger piece of wire.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  24. ChickenHaunt

    ChickenHaunt Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    835
    A Lindberg skull on a stick (PVC pipe attached to a wooden block) has served me well for sculpting animatronic character heads. Of course makeup appliances are done over a lifecast.
     

Share This Page