An improvement on the original predator mask, better detail and better paint job.
Having learnt a few things from making the original predator mask I thought I would make a second version of it and improve on what I had before, and here's how I did it.
Below is a comparison of the 2 masks, the mark 2 is on the left.
I also thought I would show the Bio mask that goes over the top of the mark to mask, I bought it on eBay but I made some modifications, I put 3 red LEDs in where the lasers go, wired this up to a switch and 9V battery and also a reed switch which is activated by the presence of a magnetic field. my plan is to put a magnet in the latex mask so when the bio mask comes in contact with it, the bio mask lights up.
Step 1: What You Will Need
you will need the following.
10kg of new plast (£30 direct from manufacturer) or other oil based clay (Plasticine/Kleen Clay) ideally terracotta or any dark colour, don't use white you won't be able to see it against the white plaster.
a male polystyrene head with bust, failing that a male head and unisex bust
25kg of crystacal R plaster (£30 eBay), or other hard drying plaster, DO NOT USE PLASTER OF PARIS, it's too soft.
a roll of burlap for reinforcing the plaster (£10 tomps.com)
a few pieces of metal sheet cut roughly to about 6 inches by 3 - 4 inches, you could use old biscuit tins, i just bought a sheet at the hardware store for about £15 and chopped it up roughly with tin snips.
a decorating paint brush
an art brush
clay tools, can be picked up fairly cheaply, or you can use whatever is around the house, pencils and the like.
a modelling knife
a flat blade large screw driver
a hot glue gun
Air brush and compressor