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    4 Weeks Ago  Jun 21, 2018, 5:52 AM - 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #1

    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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    3 Weeks Ago  Jun 21, 2018, 12:35 PM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #2

    Wow that's amazing!
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    3 Weeks Ago  Jun 21, 2018, 10:43 PM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #3

    That's awesome, can'y wait to see how it turns out.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Jun 21, 2018, 11:10 PM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #4

    Looks fantastic. excellent likeness.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Jun 22, 2018, 3:52 AM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #5

    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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    3 Weeks Ago  Jun 23, 2018, 4:46 AM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #6

    So awesome!!! Will you be selling the latex masks?
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    3 Weeks Ago  Jun 25, 2018, 5:52 AM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #7

    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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    3 Weeks Ago  Jun 28, 2018, 3:58 AM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #8

    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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    2 Weeks Ago  Jul 2, 2018, 4:39 AM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #9

    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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    2 Weeks Ago  Jul 2, 2018, 4:32 PM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #10

    Looks great!!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jul 2, 2018, 9:50 PM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #11

    Fantastic sculpt!! Look forward to seeing it finished.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jul 3, 2018, 6:06 AM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #12

    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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    2 Weeks Ago  Jul 4, 2018, 1:17 PM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #13

    He looks spot on. Super green!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jul 4, 2018, 2:21 PM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #14

    Stunning work
    I want one
    subscribed can’t wait to see more
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jul 4, 2018, 2:50 PM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #15

    So cool. Id be in for one too!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jul 5, 2018, 4:34 AM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #16

    Such a great sculpt!


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    1 Week Ago  Jul 9, 2018, 4:33 AM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #17

    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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    1 Week Ago  Jul 9, 2018, 7:25 AM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #18

    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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    1 Week Ago  Jul 12, 2018, 2:53 AM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #19

    great job. Im interested in 1 as well if you do a run.
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    2 Days Ago  Jul 17, 2018, 4:17 AM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #20

    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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    2 Days Ago  Jul 17, 2018, 7:50 AM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #21

    Looking so good!
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    1 Day Ago  Jul 18, 2018, 4:31 AM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #22

    Love it
    well done
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    1 Day Ago  Jul 18, 2018, 7:54 AM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #23

    Oh man, that is great!
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    18 Hours Ago  Jul 18, 2018, 4:03 PM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #24

    Great sculpt, and I like the paintjob to, really well done
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    14 Hours Ago  Jul 18, 2018, 8:07 PM - Re: 1:1 Mangalore (Fifth Element) head sculpt- WIP #25

    You really captured the character!

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