MeanGene Posted February 8, 2022 Share Posted February 8, 2022 Way back in 2000-2001 I sculpted my first Bio helmet. Humble beginnings. 🙂 We are start somewhere and I wanted to show my embarrassingly amateurish sculpture. Was sculpted over a home depot spray foam base. Used Roma Plastilina Clay. The basic idea was a segmented armor helmet that had a "samurai" vibe to it. I ended up getting silly with the paint. Blue and lots of dots. The reason I am putting it here is that the helmet was molded using Silicone Caulking tubes. They are cheap, readily available and can render a quick helmet. A good entry level practive project before you graduate to expensive silicones. The idea being. Make all your mistakes and learn on cheap materials. Lessens the sting of failure. My room was god damn mess. Probably used 5 tubes by the end of this. I remember hearing from Pete Mander that you can mix acrylic paint into the silicone. Reason being: This type of silicone dries by reacting with water vapor in the air. So if you introduce water it dries faster. I did not use that trick, but the trick is useful. If you build up too many layers to fast the silicone may remain uncured underneath. Must build up layers slowly letting each dry. Blue paint works I guess??? Got some silver metal scratches. The white dots were meant to be a tribal - stitching effect. Thanks for checking it out. Post your experiences and results below. 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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