THE MONKEY'S PAW....(schlitzie/ultraman collab!)

ultraman

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
hello kiddies

we have a treat for you today....

THE MONKEY'S PAW from w.w. jacob's 1902 short story!

this collaboration between schlitzie and i started back in halloween 2014 with my "dollar store cheepies into halloween creepies" thread.

in it schlitzie took the hand off some cheapie witch prop and turned it into a monkey's paw!

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then i said: "hay man we should hook up later and make some of these a little nicer"

so that's exactly what we did!

i told schlitzie about this putty called "green stuff" that i've used in making pewter table top game figures with.
so we put it on the palm to get rid of that gnarly hot glue and to add it to make better knuckles! then made texture that we saw in multiple real monkey paws
pictures to get it more anatomically correct.

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he then shipped it over to me and i built the molds real quick and got to casting in resin!

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then i shipped the raw casts back to him and he started doing test paints and working on the nails.

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then we talked back and forth over emails to figure out good bases.

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then we got to the hair......both of us really didn't like the fake look of using cheap wig hair....so one day i shaved my head and used my own hair!!!
it ended up turning out super awesome and just the look we were going for!
so i got this idea....i went to a buddy of mine, who's wife works at a beauty salon (you can see where this is going lol) and i asked her to save me hair.

:lolthe look on a girl's face when you ask if you can use someone's kid's hair for making monkey paws is beyond priceless let me tell you! LOL:lol

in the end they came out pretty sweet if you ask me.

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let us know what you think!

-ultra:ninja
 

skintaster

New Member
Those look great. It's funny, I've been wanting to make one of these myself. The approach you used is a really good one. Very cool.
 

lynx0099

Well-Known Member
wow such an awesome project. hands look so realistic. you are very very talented Ultra. amazing :love
 

woozelmom

Well-Known Member
These are awesome and I have to say, you have just the right amount of creepy LOL. The story of getting the hair is just hilarious!!! I'm sure your project will be discussed at company parties for years LOL.
 

ultraman

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
hahaha

thanks guys! i thought you'd get a kick out of it.
oh almost forgot if any of you are interested schlitzie has posted an INT thread in the jy
http://www.therpf.com/f75/monkeys-paw-237979/
(don't want the mods getting mad at us for discussing money here so please go there if interested)

thank you all for your interest and support!:cool






Very nice, great detail on getting the creepiness just right.
I like it! It does make me think of a Tales From The Crypt episode based on the story. Great prop.
Yes. Nice prop. And I also love those Tales from the Crypt episodes.
Those look great. It's funny, I've been wanting to make one of these myself. The approach you used is a really good one. Very cool.
wow such an awesome project. hands look so realistic. you are very very talented Ultra. amazing :love
Gross! Awesome! :lol
These are awesome and I have to say, you have just the right amount of creepy LOL. The story of getting the hair is just hilarious!!! I'm sure your project will be discussed at company parties for years LOL.
 
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