1 & 2. I started out by getting out my silicone mother mold. For this particular mask I use fiber glass resin. With the fiberglass resin and fiberglass cloth, you end up with a hard durable mask that won't ever break on you! The baby powder is used to powder the cast after you demold it.
3. Once it has completely cured, I cut/cleaned the eyes, battle damage, and edges. I sprayed it with a grey primer to give it a base coat.
4. With my drill. I went in and individually drilled each hole though the resin for the wig to go through later.
5. Now for the fun part! If you've been following me for awhile, you know that Alclad is one of my favorite products! I used the mirrored gold color in my airbrush to get a nice smooth finish. This stuff makes your projects look like real metal!
6. You know me, I can't leave anything pretty, so I went in with an acrylic blackish- brown wash and brushed it into the cracks to give it a much more grimy feel!
7 & 8. To age it a bit more, I created a bluish-green paint because brass oxidizes to a bluish green patina as it ages. Then I added that to different spots around the mouth and eyes to imitate where water/moisture would collect to create oxidation. Doesn't George look creepy?
9. 10. 11. Onto the wig! This wig was created out of clothesline rope. It's wrapped around pipe insulation foam to give it the right shape and then hot glued on so it won't budge. After the wig was complete, various browns, greys, and yellow dyes were sprayed and brushed into where it would naturally mold and rot to give it that nasty look to match the face.
There you have it!