Terra as always a big WOW. That is another amazing project you have done and thanks for showing use how you did it.
I hope you like it. I had been eying it for sometime at Transworld but was too afraid to pull the trigger. It's an awfully expensive tool. But without it I probably still be building it. Made it quicker and therefore you can focus more on artisticaly shaping then just sawing away trying to knock it down. Hot Wire had asked if I would do a review of the knife for them so here it is - it may show some other ways of using it for you:Thanks Terra. Awesome project. I just ordered the knife kit. Looking forward to doing my new project for this year and will be referring back to your tut for help. I have the small set but this one looks like it is a time saver for sure. thanks a bunch!!!
I have and am very curious of the material they used. Looks like a very handy medium for many things. Is this the same stuff you think? http://www.101beanbags.com/polyurethanefoam14.htmlVery nice, Terra! I'd been wondering what those foam rasps were called since seeing them on Monster Man-- I can finally buy one now... Thanks!
Have you seen Monster Man by chance? They used an interesting 'patterning' method to enlarge a smaller master to a larger foam prop. (With flexible urethane foam sheet since they needed movement in the prop.)
To make things easier on you here's an idea. Purchase two hound masks and mount it onto the body. It was the back-up plan if I ruined carving the hell hound's head. Here's a quick one as an example: http://www.zagonestudios.com/Just AWESOME! I was thinking of making a 2-headed hound a few years back, but had no idea how to do it. I never tried sculpting foam before. I have a few scraps lying around so I may try it out. Thanks for sharing!
I'm just your typical housewife....Terra - I love your work, I really do. Items like this Hell Hound show your awesome talent for detail. But I gotta tell you, you REALLY scare me. I NEVER want the e-ticket ride through your mind! LOL HM
Thanks!Amazing job there Terra.
Aww - did have 'write a book' on the bucket list but not so interested any longer. But, got the next best thing. If you mosey on over to my blog there are all the tutorials done over the years with many of them updated: http://www.halloweenforum.com/blogs/terra/ They have most of my YouTube videos embedded but the rest can by found on my channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Scaryladyvideos?feature=mheeTerra, I'm sure you're asked this a lot but have you ever thought of publishing a book with all of your techniques? If not I think you should. You'll probably get a lot of buyers from us fellow haunters.
I've been thinking more and more about Great Stuff to glue the foam together. All the other glues I've used has let me down in all kinds of ways. Currently doing a test of a bunch of foam glues to see which one will come out the winner. Great Stuff is among them.Terra - sure beauty! I just toured the Mari Gras World warehouse in NOLA. Some of the same techniques they use on their floats you use all the time you should apply for a consultant job with them...LOL! Two tricks they used that I never thought of before were: 1) a lot of Great Stuff (insulation spray) to fill in cracks and shape the overall project 2) They use plywood sheets in the middle of their projects to add stability and glue the styrofoam on each side. Just two thoughts if you haven't seen or heard of them before. Keep up the great work!
Terra, truly outstanding job! I have a couple of questions - How brittle are the scales and did you coat them with any hardener? I'm assuming the hammering technique (pretty clever) makes them a bit more flexible and less prone to damage - right?
Also, where does a guy like this sleep during the off season? ... Oh yeah, anywhere he wants!
Great work and a wonderful tutorial.