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    Kwally89 said: View Post
    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!
    Yes, seam up the back to mid forehead. It was a one piece sock mold that I sliced with a razor knife. The mold is thick so when it goes back into the mother mold it fits tight and the seam line disappears.

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    Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP

    DangerRuss said: View Post
    Yes, seam up the back to mid forehead. It was a one piece sock mold that I sliced with a razor knife. The mold is thick so when it goes back into the mother mold it fits tight and the seam line disappears.

    Beautiful man! Thanks for the info! The first pull looks very clean and amazing. Can't expect anything less than perfect coming from you!

    Kody

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    Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP

    i saw this thread and first thing that came to my mind was "I'm a tauntaun" from robot chicken...sorry... But the sculpt looks amazing

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    Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP

    Very cool, you did a great job on this.

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    So? Where can I sign to get one?

    That's a beautiful piece of art!

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    Great job!

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    Looks Fantastic Russ Great Work as allways

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    Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP

    DangerRuss said: View Post
    Yes, seam up the back to mid forehead. It was a one piece sock mold that I sliced with a razor knife. The mold is thick so when it goes back into the mother mold it fits tight and the seam line disappears.
    That first pull looks awesome!

    I'm working on a bust that I will be molding and I plan to put a seam up the back, similar to what you have done. I have never done this with a large mold before though, and I wonder about the possibility of it tearing all the way around when I try to de-mold. Is this a potential problem with your mold? Does it naturally resist that kind of tearing, or is there a fail safe to prevent it?

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    Gypsyboy said: View Post
    That first pull looks awesome!

    I'm working on a bust that I will be molding and I plan to put a seam up the back, similar to what you have done. I have never done this with a large mold before though, and I wonder about the possibility of it tearing all the way around when I try to de-mold. Is this a potential problem with your mold? Does it naturally resist that kind of tearing, or is there a fail safe to prevent it?
    First, make the mold thick in the seam area. Judge on how far to cut, the less resistance, less chance to rip. You can also make a T cut at the stop. Also you can inbed spandex at the stop to help hold it together. I use mold max 30 silicone for my molds. Good Luck!
    Russell

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    Simon Fett said: View Post
    So? Where can I sign to get one?

    That's a beautiful piece of art!
    Any serious takers can PM me so I can put you on my list. I'm finishing the horn molds today and will be going into production for a run. Thanks everyone for the great feedback. The price for the raw kit will be $350 plus shipping. You get the head and horns. I may do a neck with mount at a later time for additional charge. And I'll probably offer a finished out version as well, price TBD.

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    Any serious takers can PM me so I can put you on my list. I'm finishing the horn molds today and will be going into production for a run. Thanks everyone for the great feedback. The price for the raw kit will be $350 plus shipping. You get the head and horns. I may do a neck with mount at a later time for additional charge. And I'll probably offer a finished out version as well, price TBD.
    Great price! Good luck on sales!

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    Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP

    Molds complete, first parts pulled! The parts come out near perfect, with little to no clean up. Only minor seam line sanding required on the horns. Head is fiberglass with shell-shock as the print coat, horns are smooth cast-roto. I'll be doing a run so any takers please PM me. Kit is head and horns only for now. Price $350 plus shipping. I may offer the neck and mounting system later as well as completely finished out piece. Thanks for all the comments!
    Last edited by DangerRuss; Mar 30, 2009 at 8:19 PM. Reason: no post in cargo hold for runs (rule)

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    That is absolutely gorgeous !

    You've got skillz brother :thumbup

    You know, as absurd as it may seem - I never realized the Taun Taun had two sets of nostrils

    FP

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    Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP/ Kit now ready pics page 2

    The is simply beautiful! Outstanding work as always Russ! :thumbup

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    I think I will need one of those, it's just amazing work!

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    That is an amazing piece of work. I'm interested to see it after you put fur on it.

    Hope you manage to sell a few to finance the mold-making process.

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    Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP/ Kit now ready pics page 2

    What can I say... I'm drooling! You've got an amazing talent.

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    Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP/ Kit now ready pics page 2

    I have to echo what everyone else said...simply amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see what one looks like all finnished up & hanging on a wall!!!!!!!
    D

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    I have to echo what everyone else said...simply amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see what one looks like all finnished up & hanging on a wall!!!!!!!
    D

    I second that! I want to see some fur!

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    amazing work i can't wait to see it all finished, i would love to have the room to do work like this dam flats just to small.

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    Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP/ Kit now ready pics page 2

    I've been watching this thread, like many others. And I have to say that is one amazing Tauntaun head you've got there! The amount of detail just leave me spechless.
    And yes I can't wait to see it with fur also
    .... wish I could afford one for my self

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    Re: Taun taun 1:1 scale head WIP/ Kit now ready pics page 2

    just to add to the motivation and others have said, my wife who is quite happy with my sw collections, vader and tk suits in the loungeroom on mannikins now as i cant troop walked past and looked said isnt that the head of the smelly things on the ice planet that harrison ford was riding? Keep in mind shes more into xfiles and stargate, but she remembered and knew exactly what it was.
    Great work on that skin texture dude, Im continually amazed at the level of quality work being done here.
    No more lurking for me! Its motivating me!

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    WOW! That's amazing. I wish I had that kind of sculpting talent.

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    When will we see the first totally painted and fixed completed head? I can't wait to see it!

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    WOW!!!! What does a Tauntaun eat? That one looks so real you need to feed it.

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