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Re: Bat Texan Jim Lee-style Cowl Sculpt UPDATED PG 9


Thanks guys!

leiter22, the artist on The Long Halloween was Tim Sale, I believe, and no I haven't done any like his---maybe someday. And I haven't done any armor . . . yet!

Alright RevIm, you've got a sharp eye, I confess, it's rigid foam! That's what I like to call my one major screw-up on this deal. Long story sort, I misread what Ed recommended, and got the wrong stuff. However, it's not a total loss, since he thinks after I cast the ultracal mold, I can just tear out the foam til I can collapse the urethane enough to remove it. I'll get the right foam to make another master, but in the meantime I should still be able to get a one-piece ultracal mold off this one and start pouring latex. I feel like such an idiot! :banghead But things have been a little crazy around here the last few weeks, but we're past the worst of it.

Thanks again for all the nice comments guys, it's what keeps me going when things don't quite go as planned! emoticon

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Hey Tom. as long as you can make the mold from it thats all that matters. and after a few you can always make another urethane master. and yes it will definitly work, when i sculpted my tdk cowl, it was sculpted ontop a plaster bandage lifecast with rigid foam filled in the core. after i made my fiberglass mold around the sculpt, i cut/tore out as much foam as i could, then filled it with water to soften the plaster bandages, then removed that and the clay sculpt. not identical but it will work. good to know my eye was right. but im sorry about the wrong foam. i actually ordered this from monster makers for doing exactly what you are doing:

http://www.monstermakers.com/product/soft-expanding-polyurethane-foam.html



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I figured it would work okay, Rev, but thanks for the confirmation. I thought I'd remembered something along those lines on the thread for your cowl. When I make another urethane foam master, I'll definitely be using the soft foam.

Still can't believe I did that! :banghead
Oh well, live and learn!

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Turned out great!
When you do your new Urethane master later, Tint the Urethane black, That way you have a nice Bust to use as display too.
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It sure does look stunning Tom. :up

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I was thinking about this and it could turn into a very nice "happy accident".
Im sure the flexible foam has a good degree of hardness to it despite being flexible, although I can see some risk when making the mold that a brow or the forehead maybe gets pushed in a little and the mold will forever have a ding in it.

By having the rigid foam it will be a lot easier as it has something solid in it to keep the shape.

Sure you may want to make another master in the future as this one will get pretty much destroyed but at least a risk is gone.

Cant wait to see progress on this!

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Guess what this is:

Image

Image

A few minor flaws, and a couple of minor cracks, all easily fixed.

Once it's good and dry, I'll start pouring some latex! :batman

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oh boy, oh boy, oh boy emoticon

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NICE!

Really looking forward to seeing a finished version of this one.

~Tim :batfly

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I give up; what is it? :huh emoticon

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