Thursday, June 27, 2013

Chris Walas's Build-Up Gorilla Bash !....Part 2 !!!

Holy cow gang !
Can you believe how cool this is ?!
Chris continues his incredible Build-Up , and gives his ape some skin !
And I turn over to the capable hands of Mr. Chris Walas !

Chris Walas ;

I had a couple of hours early this morning and got a little further ahead. I finished up the foam on the head;

I'm ignoring the lower jaw now until I have the main face finished. This is so that it will be easier to fit the teeth and jaw when the upper face is a little stiffer.
I'm using cotton batting and latex for the final surface. I start by gluing batting to an area;

Then I butter on some tinted latex. This is thick old latex from another project, but it works fine for this;

I work in sections. It's easier to fit the batting and make sure the overlaps are nice and flat.

The latexed batting can be sculpted to a degree by dragging tools across it carefully. Here's the above batting roughly sculpted into place;

And here's the entire "Non-furred" upper mask covered with more sculpting added;

Once this layer is dry, I'll be adding another stippled coat of latex for thickness as well as adding any other details I may need to. Mogo is coming along pretty well so far. I'm doing the head first because I believe the head defines the scale of size and detail for the rest of the suit. I've picked up a pair of Vans to use for the feet and found an old pair of gloves for the hands. This is going to be one cheap suit!
Bongo here again !
The beauty of this series is that through Chris's generous efforts you'll learn techniques that will give you the skills and know-how to tackle any type of character your imagination can come up with!..Well, within reason of course !
To Be Continued...Same Ape Time...Same Ape Channel !

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