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Old 03-04-2012
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Thanks for the comments everyone. This one is certainly another learning experience for me, so I hope I can pass some of it along as I go.

Roxy and Super, the paperclay stuck to the foam pretty well as long as you slightly wet the clay before applying. The only troubles I had were tiny pieces of the foam kept coming loose and getting stuck in the surface of the clay which made smoothing it difficult. That and the clay is just extremely heavy. Another thing is cost. I've already gone through almost two packs of the paperclay on just what you see here and I'll still need to cover everthing in mache, so I think celluclay will be the way to go on the other two heads, that or I might just try building the entire head from paper mâché without the foam foundation...I think it might be easier and more efficient to get the proper shape for the head starting with something that is not a round ball? I'll have to decide as I go along.
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Hey Sawtooth, check this homemade clay tutorial out! http://hauntforum.com/showthread.php...191#post565191 it might be cheaper for ya!
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Hey Sawtooth, check this homemade clay tutorial out! http://hauntforum.com/showthread.php...191#post565191 it might be cheaper for ya!

That could just do the trick. Thanks for sharing the link!

Did a little sanding, cut the bottom off the foam ball and it's starting to look like something. Found the perfect sized cardboard tube at work for the neck, and it's sized enough to allow a piece for all three heads...yay. The plan is to start the mache, and add the neck and teeth to this one by the end of the weekend.

TODAY I LEARNED: Dry paperclay sands extremely smooth...and I mean featureless if you wanted to take it that far. Sculpting it takes some very sharp tools though, while oddly enough I could dent it with my fingernail??? Go figure.

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Coming along very nice!
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Not much of an update, but here are the beginnings of half the teeth!

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Refined the details just a bit more and added the first layer of mache today. Next up is adding more wrinkles/folds to the face to make it a bit less skeletal-looking and add mass to the neck. Need to mache the teeth and attach them as well, although I'm starting to question their length as maybe this thing wants a lower jaw of some kind?

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The face in the sketch looks fine without a lower jaw. Biologically, of course, it doesn't make sense to have only an upper jaw, but complying with the laws of nature isn't required when making something wonderfully eerie.
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The face in the sketch looks fine without a lower jaw. Biologically, of course, it doesn't make sense to have only an upper jaw, but complying with the laws of nature isn't required when making something wonderfully eerie.
Agreed.

Below is a bit more progress on the teeth. I'll give them another coat or two of mache before I make a decision on re-doing them or not, as they are a bit rough looking at the moment.

EDIT: I'm thinking I may try Fimo for the teeth now, but I'm afraid of them snapping in half.

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Another tooth update, yay!

Old teeth, new teeth. Picked up some sculpy on the way home from work and the new teeth look and fit much better. Will try and attach them in the next day or so.

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The new teeth look really good.
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