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Hey everyone! I have had long enough of a break from the haunted madness of last year and I'm ready to get back into it. I had one left over unpainted skull casting from last year. This weekend I got bored and started to work on turning it into a zombie head.




So this is a urethane foam and plastic cast from a mold I made of a bucky skull. I made the muscle out of paperclay and the skin out of sculpey. I found the eyes on ebay for cheap. they have alot of depth and look very real. The goo running out of the eyes is just hot glue. The painting is al just drybrushing and washes in acrylic, and I tried to airbrush the maggots, but the new paint I got for that was terrible and made them look worse (it wouldn't dry fast enough). Anyway, I hope you guys like it and it helps get you excited for the big day. Only 246 days away!!!

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I just wanted to give some props to those whom I learned to make props from. Two years ago I had never made a prop or sculpted anything. I just wanted to say thanks to the hauntforum members from whom I get inspiration and steal ideas from, and also point everyone to some articles that helped me get a hand on sculpting.

http://www.danperezstudios.com/workshoppages/detail.htm
http://www.shiflettbrothers.com/forum/index.cfm?page=forum&forumID=3
http://www.paintsculpt.com/tutorials/sculpting-tutorial/sculpting-skin-texture.html
 

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That is SO disgusting!!! Great job!

That picture should go on the "Things That Make You Go EEEWWWW" thread:D
 

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That is cool...wish I had that kind of talent...
 

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update!

I just wanted to give some props to those whom I learned to make props from. Two years ago I had never made a prop or sculpted anything. I just wanted to say thanks to the hauntforum members from whom I get inspiration and steal ideas from, and also point everyone to some articles that helped me get a hand on sculpting.

http://www.danperezstudios.com/workshoppages/detail.htm
http://www.shiflettbrothers.com/forum/index.cfm?page=forum&forumID=3
http://www.paintsculpt.com/tutorials/sculpting-tutorial/sculpting-skin-texture.html
 

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That's fantastic! I love the lips and the eyes.
So, if the skin is Sculpey, did the whole thing go in the oven?
yeah, but I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT.

But I am wreckless so...

I slow baked it at 200f for about 30-40 minutes. The usual time is 15 min at 275f. The skull didnt melt because the urethane itself gets up to 175f when it cures, but the urethane plastic shell did get a pretty soft. I tried no to touch it until it cooled. The bottom of the back of the skull got a little flat.

I think I'm going to make a plaster skull to use as a form for things like this in the future.
 

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Eeeeewwwwwww!!! That is just nasty wrong! and that expression is priceless. It's like from a dark comic book. I find it difficult to believe that you've only just started making props 2 years ago. That paint job is pro grade.
 

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Eeeeewwwwwww!!! That is just nasty wrong! and that expression is priceless. It's like from a dark comic book. I find it difficult to believe that you've only just started making props 2 years ago. That paint job is pro grade.
Thanks Rev. I have to show my hand. I have been painting my whole life, Like everything I could find for as long as I can remember. The paint on this is pretty simple. Its just washes, all done wet on wet, with a few dabs of full strength paint.

I got a video camera for xmas. I thought I might do a some how-tos on painting. You know give back to the haunt community. Or something.
 

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I second what Revenant said. Your work looks like you've been sculpting for years. Love this prop.
 
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