Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Yet more Gas-masks & grime .
Freshly dirtied up & crusted with unidentifiable residue. The tube was glue-gunned on - three times, as it kept falling off! - and stained with tea, as was the fabric around the edges of the mask. The "crust" is salt, paint, Sculpy given texture with a bristly paintbrush, and varnish. There was already a weird white crust on the metal parts, so I tried to blend the real stuff with the fake as subtly as I could... hope it's nothing deadly... :\ I sanded down the rubber and burned holes with a heated skewer, in order to give a weathered, "war-zone" effect. I promised stitches, but the rubber is too thick, and I haven't got that many needles to waste...