Cow Skull

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About: happy go lucky

fake cow skull

Step 1: Stage One.

I first went looking on the web to ding reference photos.you will need them.

Step 2: My Design

using your photos as reference. I drew half the skull on graph paper. so was easy to scale up.

Step 3: Scale Up

I drew squares on coloured paper and for one square on graph paper. 1 x 1 cm I scaled it up to 1 cm = 50 cm.Once I had done that I cut it into 3 or 4 sections then cut them out.

Step 4: Foam

I traced the sections on foam. used the template twice for both sides.

Step 5: Paper Horns

Once I had glued my pieces togeatger. I rolled up newspaper for the horns and glued them to the top.

Step 6: Polyfilla

Once the glue was dry I mixed pollyfilla and the proceded to cover the front and horns. I used a small brush then smoothed out main skull with sand paper once dry

Step 7: Horns.

Once the pollyfilla had dried.I began to paint the horns. I used a light water wash brown

Step 8: Tea

So the skull is not too white a used a wet t bag over all of it which gave it a weathered look.

Step 9: Horns Extra

wrapped the horns in black string to strengthen.

Step 10: Da Da

Added some cracks in fine black marker also a bit of yellow on the teeth. and there you have it.

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    Triclaw

    4 years ago on Introduction

    have you ever worked with the pink construction foam? you can do some pretty awesome stuff with it and It don't need support for the most part.

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    jeaston1Triclaw

    Reply 4 years ago

    no I havnt. going to give it a shot next time. Looking at making a hulk costume next so that is probably the stuff to use. cheers