Thus far I have a cast of James Kent's head, some concept art and a lot of good intentions. My usual barrier is myself - I want to do a Hollywood-standard animatronic fox-man costume but time and budget says I should simply aim for a very basic mask, without snarling lips, moving eyebrows and snapping jaw... Boring!
This is what I want - and here's how I'm going to get it..!
Removing the plaster head from the alginate/modrok cast
The plaster cast was cleaned up using drills, sanders and knives
Holes were filled with polyfiller and the head sealed with shellack
A latex coating has been painted on which will eventually become part of the mask
Overlaying the artwork to the actor - it's going to take a little 'tweaking'!
Many thanks to my model, James, and my 'right-hand-men' Rachel Lee and Simon Burgon who assisted me during the three-hour casting session.