you will need:
1 Blucky skeleton
1 can great foam
a dremel or razor knife
2 pairs of pantyhose
1 tub carpet adhesive *edited to add* BE SURE you get the HENRY brand of carpet adhesive. no other kind will dry overnight! HENRY is available at Lowes for $13.00 a gallon.
hair (either real or fake)
something to use as a drop cloth
Step 1: Fix the Defective Joints If Needed
so the 1st order of business is to fix the defective joints. i decided to disassemble it, and fill the bones with spray foam insulation. then re-assemble. hoping this will meld the pieces together well, and add a little weight. nothing looks faker than a Blucky blowing in the wind!
it is laid out on the counter at the shop. the customers kept giving me strange looks.. can't imagine why! so i figure the excess that is oozing out can easily be trimmed away. i do have a back-up plan in case the spray foam won't hold firmly enough. it involves hot glue. hopefully it won't come to that though... the panty hose i plan on applying next should bind things well.
Step 2: Stage 2
Bluckies lower arms and legs are made of 1 solid bone, not like a real person, so i trimmed it to make it look a lil more realistic. the bones are marked, use a dremel to trim it out. then use masking tape to close the bones off.
Step 3: Trim Out the Ribs and Face
Step 4: Pantyhose
Step 5: Latex Time!
put down a dropcloth of some sort, put on the rubber gloves, and start smearing. i started at the head and smeared my way down. it went on easily, just make sure you get all the pantyhose coated well.
*edited to add* remember: HENRY brand carpet adhesive is the ONLY kind that will dry to the touch within 24 hours! Henry Brand Carpet Adhesive is available at Lowes for $13.00 a gallon.
Step 6: Staining Blucky
i bought MinWax mahogany gel stain for my Blucky. it gave him a nice caramelized appearance, sorta like a rack of ribs, lol. you can use 2 or 3 different colors of stain if you want, it's up to you!
use a paintbrush and just brush it on. avoid the areas cut out of the pantyhose, you don't want to hide the bones peeping through!
you can add hair and eyes if you want to. we are probably going to put an LED inside the chest cavity and possibly inside the skull to light it up and make it stand out more.
i hope you've enjoyed my instructable, and if you have any questions, message me! i'll be glad to help in any way i can!