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Need some body-making advice! I'm going with Dave's technique on making budget bodies:

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I have 6 pieces already made that are limbs and heads that will be hanging from a meat locker ceiling. The entire haunt will be lit with red lights, so the covering doesn't have to be perfect, but I was wondering how you all would make these things flesh colored and hide any tape, bubble wrap marks, etc. to give them a little more realism. I was thinking rose-colored saran wrap at first, but they seem to have stopped making it. Acrylic paint will flake off the smooth surface of the packing material, so that's out. Does anyone know if paper maiche will take to it? Or something similar? Maybe gesso? Just something to give it a gnarly skin appearance that I can paint with a flesh-toned paint.

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I would say the paper mache method would be the best. Lauriebeast has perfected the method to use paper mache (she uses Celluclay) and then overlays it with Paperclay. For what you are describing, the paper mache would probably be enough. I am using her tutorial she made for another creation, "The Bride" and it's turning out great. I'm now a big fan of her technique. Here is a thread which showcases one of her creations, Vampiress Morbida: http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/67997-vampiress-morbidia.html

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