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  1. #21
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    Ok, I have an update for you all. Sorry for the delay but I've been down with a bad tooth infection.

    On to the fun stuff...

    I've been fleshing him out with cotton and latex. Although I originally said that I wanted him more bony than fleshy, I'm liking the look and going with it. Here are a couple of pics of Moe's chest. I've gotten a lot more done than this but the angle that I have him sitting to facilitate drying prevents me from taking more pics.




    I mentioned in an earlier post that I was planning on lighting his head like a jack-o-lantern. I got the supplies that I needed yesterday and here's a shot of how his head/face will look when done. It's simply a 10mm red LED on a CR2032 lith battery.


    I'm really close to the painting stage. I think he's ready for painting when he dries today.
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    Welcome back! Hope ur able to get it taken care of, or at least a lot of "something" that'll numb it hey, look, the neck's already for that servo!
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    LOL! I wish! I'm not that good...yet
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    It's really easy to do!! and with Blinky, EvilBob, HalloweenBob, BucaneerBabe, dudedrummer and a host of other better than Disney Imagineers here you'd never be lacking for help! Just a simple one servo action to swivel the haed back and forth.. you know what they say:

    Once you go servo, you'll never let go! well, maybe you dont, 'just made it up
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    I'm really close to the painting stage.
    He is looking fabulous. The glowing eyes are perfect!

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    I did some more work on Moe. I added some more flesh to the chest, ribs and arms. Hubby loves the added pec's and ab's. I also made the hand and foot bones more defined. Moe is about ready for painting.

    After experimenting with the LED light inside the head, I decided to cover the eye sockets with gauze so that the bulb wouldn't be as visible. I'll airbrush the gauze black to keep the hollow eye look. I'll probably do the mouth with gauze as well. I need to figure how I want to affix the bulb/battery inside the head in a way that I can turn it on and off (I need to do a separate post about the LED/battery that I made so that you can see what I mean). I had to remove the latex/cotton that I had holding the jaw to be able to rework the head.

    My initial plan was to attach the head to the neck with cotton and latex but now I think I'll leave it loose so that I can pose the head differently when I want to. It sits snugly on the neck socket and rotates beautifully up, down, left and right. I'd be crazy to give up that option.
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    Here are some close-up update pics of where I am now...

    Hands and feet detail...




    Chest, ab's and pelvis...




    Back (I need to reattach the broken off spines)...

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  8. #28
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    to pumpkin-light my skull, I used the Throwie formula (search "throwie" on youtube and you'll find tons of vids and a few tut's on making them)

    Here's a no brain simple LED you all can use. No soldering, no resisters or anything.

    All you need is a CR2032 Lithium battery (can buy at any jewelry counter at stores like wal-mart and such. I got a 5 pack for under $4 off Amazon), a 10mm LED light (I bought a pack of 100 of them for under $6 on ebay), some paper and tape.

    Here's a pic of the part list...



    I cut one piece of card stock paper (like an index card) in a square to roughly fit the battery and another as a thin long strip.

    Notice that the LED wires has one short and one long one. The short is negative and the long one is positive.

    Place the wires of the LED onto the battery with the short wire on the neg side of the battery and long one on the positive side (the side with the wording on it is the pos side. It will have a + on it). The LED will light up.



    Place your long strip of paper under the negative wire between it and the battery. This will cut off the circut and turn the light off...



    Then place the square paper over it...



    While keeping the pieces of paper in place, wrap a piece of tape around the whole thing (battery, paper and wires)



    When you pull the long slip of paper out, it turns the light on. You can place it back in to turn it off.

    And there you have it. A simple LED to make your icky things glow

    This is what I'm using to light my blucky demon head.
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  9. #29
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    Sorry for the lack of updates, I'm still having major tooth infection problems and it's really been kicking my butt. I'm hoping to begin painting on Moe within a day or two. I promise to post update pics ASAP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glass 'eye' View Post
    ...How well does that crayola clay hold up??
    I'm sorry, I missed your question earlier. I absolutely love Crayola Magic Clay. It's extremely light weight and when dry can easily be cut, sanded and/or glued.

    '07 was my first year using it outdoors and everything I made held up beautifully.
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  10. #30
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    Baby Blucky Demon is almost done. Here are my updates:

    I added more cotton/latex to the skull. It still needs to be painted. It looks white because the latex is still wet in the pic...


    I'm finished painting the body. It looks lighter in the pics than it really is. It's a dark green with black lowlights and yellow highlights...


    Checking out the unpainted head on the body...



    Moe should be done in a day or two
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