make sure you sketch out a few ideas of what you want to make before you start or at least have a lot of reference pictures to go off of.
Step 1: Materials
3. amber shellac
4. apoxie sculpt
6. liquid latex
7. flex foam
9. faux fur
10. sculpting tools
Step 2: Getting Started.
so you have to start with a base
in this case I used Styrofoam
I used a very dense floral foam and then shaped it and covered it in a few coats of amber shellac to give it extra strength
you can use anything as an understructure really including another sculpture but it really just matters on what will work best for whatever you want to make
once all the coats of shellac are dry you can start putting on a base of clay and start roughing out your design
Step 3: GET SCULPTING!
i used two plastic teeth molds that i made for an earlier project to assist in the sculpting of the teeth
i also used two plastic balls to stand in for the eyes
the claws and large fangs were all made out of apoxie sculpt.
once you are happy with your over all sculpture you can begin the moulding process
Step 4: Moulding
for my purposes i wanted to make it out of silicone to make both soft and rigid final products.
i used a fast cure silicone so that i could brush it on all over the sculpture and keep the overall mould thing and economical
once the silicone is cured you should make a sold jacket to keep its original shape i suggest using fibreglass if you can but plaster bandage also works but just make sure its strong enough to hold the shape of your sculpture but you must also be able to easily remove and put the silicone mould back in
once you have a solid jacket ready to keep its shape its time to remove the sculpture as you can see i just ripped mine right out.
now you can start your casting and ultimately your final detailing
Step 5: Casting
i poured in a bucket of latex and slushed it around to accomplish this then poured the excess back into the bucket
after waiting a few hours for the latex to dry i mix up a few cups of flex foam and fill the entire sculpture after that is cured you can pull the whole thing out and get to painting and furring the creature
(I apologize for the lack of photos for this, i just did this portion quickly and didn't have time to take pics)
Step 6: Final Product
i painted the body and fur and added spines down its back by cutting some feathers and the end result speaks for itself
this creature looks great anywhere outdoors but to give it that creepy wild feeling indoors i made a stand out of styrofoam and sand and fake plants
hope you enjoy the chupacabra!