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  1. DangerRuss's Avatar
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    Feb 23, 2009, 6:01 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #76

    Quote Claidhmor said: View Post
    Beautiful job. So you're going to solid cast them? Wonder what would need to be done to be able to add animatronics to one.
    Not solid cast, probably fiberglass, with shell-shock as the print coat. Like my Briareos helmet. The horns will be smoth cast-roto, like my iron man lid.
    There is the possiblity to animate this, even as a fiberglass cast. You can cut the bottom jaw off and hide the pivot with the fur. You could attached a silicone lip to the fg with spandex to make it stretch. You could also make eye lids out of laytex for an eye blink, and make the eyes move left to right.
    I had even thought of casting a silicone skin for this backed by a FG skull. That way I could punch the fur into it for a more refined finish detail. Then you could go crazy with animation to include nostril flares, ear wiggles, etc..
    For now though I'll start with just a static piece. If I turn it into a costume I may do some animation.
    Last edited by DangerRuss; Feb 23, 2009 at 6:04 PM. Reason: wording
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    Feb 27, 2009, 8:21 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #77

    MOLD IN PROCESS print coat applied.
    To make your silicone go further, try adding recycled, chopped up cured silicone, to a batch of silicone. Any access drip offs or trimmings from the mold can be used as filler the subsequent layers of silicone.
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    Feb 28, 2009, 8:37 AM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #78

    Sweet, I want a rancor head on my wall, you should tackle that next lol. Or better yet, any chance too comission a Jar Jar head mounted on a plaque?
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    Feb 28, 2009, 12:56 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #79

    Quote mandosoldier said: View Post
    Sweet, I want a rancor head on my wall, you should tackle that next lol. Or better yet, any chance too comission a Jar Jar head mounted on a plaque?
    A rancor head WOULD be sweet, good idea! If you are serious about a Jar Jar head, pm me, I am always available to do comissions.
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    Feb 28, 2009, 1:00 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #80

    More mold progress pics.


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    Feb 28, 2009, 8:26 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #81

    Fantastic work! I want to see you make an entire Taun Taun!
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    Mar 1, 2009, 10:17 AM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #82

    side horn mold progress.
  8. Mar 1, 2009, 11:43 AM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #83

    Man..How did I miss this..This is amazing!
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    Mar 1, 2009, 3:10 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #84

    I like the shot glass in the last pic. You definitely deserve a drink after this great build. Great job. :thumbup
  10. Mar 1, 2009, 8:58 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #85

    AWESOME work man!
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    Mar 2, 2009, 8:10 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #86

    Quote stussy said: View Post
    I like the shot glass in the last pic. You definitely deserve a drink after this great build. Great job. :thumbup
    Yes A shot of Captain everynite is my reward for a hard days work
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    Mar 3, 2009, 3:52 AM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #87

    Hey Russ ,
    Thanks for all your great work , you push me a little harder each time to do better at the Hobby .
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    Mar 3, 2009, 7:56 AM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #88

    This is fantastic. As a suggestion, I think a project like this requires the best when it comes to putting the hair on it - whether you go for punched hair or glued, this needs the good stuff.

    http://www.nftech.com/

    I used to work for a mascot building company, which is how I got introduced to this stuff. I have also used your technique for making a head sculpt... but all my head sculpts were big funny cartoony animal heads. LOL
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    Mar 3, 2009, 8:15 AM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #89

    Been watching this post. very inspiring!can't wait to see more progress on this piece
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    Mar 3, 2009, 1:19 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #90

    Wow , I love star wars and I love that sculpt.
    What kind of clay you using, I have used chavant medium grade to do sculpts but I really cant get it to do anything, having to heat it to workable is a real pain aswell.
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    Mar 3, 2009, 7:14 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #91

    Quote Gypsyboy said: View Post
    This is fantastic. As a suggestion, I think a project like this requires the best when it comes to putting the hair on it - whether you go for punched hair or glued, this needs the good stuff.

    http://www.nftech.com/

    I used to work for a mascot building company, which is how I got introduced to this stuff. I have also used your technique for making a head sculpt... but all my head sculpts were big funny cartoony animal heads. LOL
    Thanks for the link! I'll definately be going all out for the finish on this. I think the fur is going to really make this piece. Oh and I like your quote, we came up with this one back at the shop;" Every success begins with failure."
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    Mar 3, 2009, 7:24 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #92

    Quote Templar said: View Post
    Wow , I love star wars and I love that sculpt.
    What kind of clay you using, I have used chavant medium grade to do sculpts but I really cant get it to do anything, having to heat it to workable is a real pain aswell.
    Some clays can be hard to work at room temp. I usully sculpt in Le Beau Touche' HM by Chavant. You can soften it in the microwave, and work the surface with 3m citrus based cleaner to soften it, and alcohol to dry it back out.
    For this clay I used stuff I had left over, recylced Klean Klay that I use mostly for clay walls in molding. It's cheap, $1 pound or so, and it's very soft at room temp. Which can be good or bad. To help protect the sculpt before mold I hit it with crytal clear from krylon, then spray it with universal mold release.
    The side horns were made out of chavant(brown) and NSP soft(green). The sculpt is mismatched only to cut down on costs by using what I had.
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    Mar 10, 2009, 8:57 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #93

    More mold progress. Mother mold, FG over silicone.
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    Mar 11, 2009, 1:02 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #94

    Wow this is simply amazing and i agree with the suggestion about doing the Rancor next.
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    Mar 11, 2009, 9:48 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #95

    A rancor head would be very cool.....but also very......very big! but i suppose it could be a baby rancor, would be quite cute........NOT!

    Steve
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    Mar 17, 2009, 8:23 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #96

    Head mold completed. Side horn molds nearly done. Hope to be pulling parts this weekend.
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    Mar 25, 2009, 10:50 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #97

    First part pulled!
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    Mar 25, 2009, 11:52 PM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #98

    woah. That is just gorgeous.
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    Mar 26, 2009, 12:36 AM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #99

    Wow! That is awesome! Just curious, did you build a cut seam along the back of the head? I was just wondering the demold style you went with for a piece that size. Looks great!
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    Mar 26, 2009, 6:35 AM - Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP #100

    it looks amazing! love the detail

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