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AntiChrist Superstar
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I am making a Zero, Jack Skellington's pet ghost dog from The Nightmare before Christmas. I will post my progression pictures of him. The first pic is the base for his head. Its a 6 inch foam ball with formed aluminum for his muzzle. I found a piece of bendable stainless steel tubing on a jobsite I was working on, I saved it for a future use, here I am using it as a chase so I can run a wire through it to his lighted pumpkin nose. Next stage is my first attempt at sculpting with celluclay.

 

Typical Ghoul Next Door
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Can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

Are you going to do his body with cheesecloth/gauze or taking a more solid approach?
 

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interesting, hope to see it soon, I'm just using a zero dog costume hung in a tree. I cut off the nose and put a orange c7 bulb in.
Another thing I need to fix is my Zero dog house, not happy with the one I built last year.
 

AntiChrist Superstar
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The celluclay part went well I think, this is the base coat/layer, I am gonna wait for it to dry for like a day then add more where its needed.

Frankie's Girl, I had some material left over from last years Santa Jack that I think would be perfect for the body, I think I am gonna use some aluminum wire in the hem so I can form the shape and keep it rigid, thats subject to change, I go with the flow.

 

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That looks just like zero! :D

Cool about the wire edge - I remember he sort of flowed in the movie... so it would be really cool if he had the ripple/flowing look even if he is static. Sort of a sense of movement...:)
 

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Its going to be static, this thing will be in the weather with snow and heavy winds, he needs to be built like a rock. His nose will be lighted, and I plan on making his body flowing looking. His head is now done, and I think it looks awesome. Pics soon.
 

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Just watched this tonight(again!).. one of my favorite movies. You did a FANTASTIC job.
I do not understand what you made his body out of.. and what hem is?
Could you explain please? How big is he about? Lastly.. did you varnish him.. or waterproof?
 
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