Today I'm going to share my process of cleaning and painting Rastaban's skull.
I've been livestreaming this process of Instagram lyntonlevengood and you can keep up with the latest there.
I skulpted the skull in 3D using Zbrush: my most favourite program of all time!
I also did a paint- over to show what he would have looked like.
The 3d Model was printed by Jarryd Muir of Polymuir, go check out his Instagram
He did a 3D print, moulded and then cast the skull in resin.
Photo by Polymuir- The 3d Print
Photo by Polymuir- The resin cast.
My cast cleaned up and ready to go. There are often little seams and flakes of resin overspill but it its very easy to clean off. You can use sand paper, a toothbrush, or even an exacto knife to remove and smooth down ridges. I used my wife @simplylizelle's Dremel tool. The horn was glued on using an epoxy glue but normal craft glue/ crazy glue/ quickstet glue/ glue-yourself-together-glue also works. I tooled down the area around the horn to get it to fit just perfectly.
The pure resin absorbs a lot of paint. For this reason I coated it with a base coat of Multisurface Primer.
The undercoat is also a well known method of hiding any remaining seams.
I then proceeded to paint it with a light brown color moving to darker colors to mimic what a fossil would look like.
And there you have it
Here is the link again to the order form should you like ot have a look. The skulls sell for $55 each with different shipping options available.
Hope you have a great weekend!