So far, we've journed through 10 pages of work and still not made a new part. Everything has been cutting or moudling the original Rubies mask and helmet or making a mould. Well finally, here is the first pull from the mask mould that I made.
As you can see, it's a good crisp, clean pull with very little tidy-up work needed. It 'should' simply be a matter of cutting out the eyes, chin vent and mouth slits then drilling out the holes for the tusks - shouldn't it?
Well, it 'should' be but in reality there's a bit more to it than that. In the first place, this is a test pull to make sure the mould is OK so the mask is quite thin. Secondly, there are several areas that do need a bit of a rub down - areas around the eyes in particular. I simply couldn't get the clay to smooth out any better so reasoned that I'd have to finish the work on the GRP. I take comfort from the fact that Brian Muir himself (the guy what sculpted the actual prop) said he had to clean up the mould after it was made before if could be used to make the actual masks. This mask will be used to try out ideas for work and painting.
There are some more photos of the newly created part below.
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