Making an Awesome Bith/Cantina Band Mask

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Introduction: Making an Awesome Bith/Cantina Band Mask

About: YouTube channel: The Urban Ape Instagram: @The_Urban_Ape_sfx

This is my second attempt at making Bith masks. My first attempt ended up too small, and some of the details were a bit off. This time I am using WED clay to sculpt the masks instead of monster clay, which I used last time.

Step 1: Sculpting

I sculpted the mask using WED clay, using a basic set of sculpting tools and some dental carving tools.

For the eyes I used halves of 60mm clear plastic opening Christmas ball ornaments.

Step 2: Molding

To mold the mask, I started by drilling holes in the eyes and sticking long bolts into them, this will make sense later. Next I coated the mask in two thin layers of crystal clear. After that, using WED clay, I built a wall going down the center of the mask. Then, I used loop sculpting tools to carve several round indentations into the clay, to act as keys to keep the finished mold aligned. Then I mixed up a batch of Ultra-cal 30 and brushed it into all of the detail of the front of the dead. Once that was dry, I mixed another batch of Ultra-cal 30 and brushed it onto the face, then I soaked several trips of burlap in the Ultra-cal and put then

Step 3: Casting

Casting was the simplest step. I just poured/brushed a fairly thick layer of latex into the mold. Then once it was dry, I did the same thing again.

Step 4: Painting

I started by creating a base for the paint, by mixing latex and water. Then I mixed the base with acrylic airbrush paints to make a flexible latex paint. I then used an airbrush to spray the paint onto the mask. (I only used two or three colors).

Step 5: Final Masks

In the end, I am much happier with these masks than I am with my previous cantina band masks.

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    6 Discussions

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    Butterblume90
    Butterblume90

    9 months ago

    Hallo ich finde die Arbeit wunderbar. Ich bin auf der Suche nach solchen Cantina Band Masken. Sind die zu verkaufen. Ich würde mich über eine Antwort freuen. Liebe Grüße

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    PaulC555
    PaulC555

    Question 1 year ago on Step 1

    Hello .. do you sell these RAW ? And have you made the hands?

    I currently have a commission to make all cantina aliens life size.. but being an artist i dont want to make x4 that look the same

    Paul scifimad@gmail.com

    ps

    Do you have or are you working on any other 1:1 star wars heads?

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    Kovnyn
    Kovnyn

    Question 2 years ago on Introduction

    This mask is amazing. Do you sell these? If so, how much? I want to do a Bith cosplay and haven't liked the masks I've seen for sale. Yours, however, is tops.

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    Jedi_zombie85
    Jedi_zombie85

    2 years ago

    These are brilliant!!

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    struth novo
    struth novo

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks!