Rastaban Dragon Skull Resin cast- Cleanup and paint

in fantasy •  7 months ago

These beauties are available for order- Check out my post here or skip straight to the order form

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!

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

This is so EPIC! It reminds me of the monsters on the new Monster hunter, World game.
The pain job look super realistic as well! You have quite the talent!


Thanks very much! A few people have said that it reminds them of Monster Hunter. Maybe I will get to play it some day, sounds like my kind of game ;)

Beautiful !

Truly masterfully crafted, my eyes are salivating !


Thanks very much :)

Congratulations This post has been upvoted by SteemMakers. We are a community-based project that aims to support makers and DIYers on the blockchain in every way possible.

Join our Discord Channel to connect with us and nominate your own or somebody else's posts in our review channel.

Help us to reward you for making it ! Join our voting trail or delegate steem power to the community account.

Your post is also presented on the community website www.steemmakers.com where you can find other selected content.

If you like our work, please consider upvoting this comment to support the growth of our community. Thank you.

Wow, really cool shape and amazing paint job. I'm curious, what type of 3D printer was used and what brand of paint? Thanks!


I'm not sure about the printer but the paint was normal Winsor and Newton acrylic paint.

You have such amazing skill.


Dankie Ma :)

the detail on the dragon heads is insane! Gorgeous work :D


Thanks so much :)

Congratulations @moderndragon! You have completed some achievement on Steemit and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

Award for the number of upvotes received

Click on any badge to view your own Board of Honor on SteemitBoard.
For more information about SteemitBoard, click here

If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

Upvote this notification to help all Steemit users. Learn why here!

Congratulations @moderndragon! You have received a personal award!

1 Year on Steemit
Click on the badge to view your Board of Honor.

Do not miss the last post from @steemitboard:
SteemitBoard World Cup Contest - Semi Finals - Day 1

Participate in the SteemitBoard World Cup Contest!
Collect World Cup badges and win free SBD
Support the Gold Sponsors of the contest: @good-karma and @lukestokes

Do you like SteemitBoard's project? Then Vote for its witness and get one more award!