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So I’ve been so hyped to write a blog post on this and now I can.
Here we go…
Back last year I was commission by the guys over at Don’t believe the BS. An up and coming clothing brand. Check them out!
The commission was for 2 GIANT bear heads. So without further ado here are some work in progress images of the build and some explanations.
Firstly I started with the logo for the brand and a LOT of foam. The foam I used was just some insulation foam, nothing overly fancy.
As you can see I decided that cheeks weren’t a good look and with a lot more sanding *POOF* they were gone
Ears were constructed out of MOAR FOAM!
Cardboard glasses and a foam noise for reference.
Glasses cut from some good ol’ MDF
The bear was then Sealed with PVA glue watered down with… well, water and spray sealant. Then HEAVILY primed with a lovely thick grey primer.
I then started filling certain areas with car body filler and caulking then lightly sanding it, I also got some lovely mirrored lenses in place, which were made from a 6mm acrylic with one way mirror film over it.
I do have to apologise I didn’t get a picture of the silicone mould but its under that mould jacket, which it medical grade plaster bandages which are pretty strong. With car body filler mixed with fibre glass resin painted over the top to make it EXTRA STRONG.
Test fit of the first casting, which was done in Polyurethane fast cast …. Well the things massive so it wasn’t not going to fit. *Spoiler* it didn’t have any eye holes at that point.
Primmed grey with the finished shades and cute button nose. The glasses and nose are bolted into place.
Finally got the eye holes cut. To cut the eye hole I used a Hole Saw drill bit. (Dallas Mask photo bomb).
So after it was all finished, sanded and smoothed I took it to Thomas & Vine LTD (www.flocking.co.uk) to get flocked. Flocking (Not the thing birds do) is where you put a negative charge on the flock, glue the object being flock i.e the bear head, then the flock sticks upright to the object…. I’m sure there’s a wiki page that would explain that better then I just did.
These are the two finished heads. One an off cream and the other a mixture of grey and white flock. The cream one was cast in a Polyurethane fast cast and the grey was cast in fibreglass resin, matting and a gel coat.
Overall I and the guys at Don’t believe the BS were thrilled with how these bad boys turned out.
And don’t forget to go check them out…