Love the ground-breakers. I tried to emulate the one second from the top (at least the pumpkin part) last Halloween. Turned out okay, but I am no match for the master. What do you use for the pumpkin heads Rot?
Thanks.I always feel guilty answering that question...I use foam pumpkins from Michael's for the pumpkin-headed guys. It's really the only way to get a smooth realistic pumpkin. I'd make one out of mache if I was going for a rotten, mushy look. But you just can't beat the foam ones for realism. I use Funkins for the Sentinels.
I really like how you have the body blend in with the back of the head. Shows good craftsmanship, you wouldn't see that with a store bought piece!
Thanks, man : )
Thanks Rot. I actually used Michael's for mine, but the one here didn't have that great of a selection. Probably because the area I currently live in HATES Halloween. All the stores ran out of stuff 2 weeks before the 31st and replaced it all with Christmas decorations. If they weren't national chains I wouldn't even of had that. Fortunately I'm out of here in two months.
"I always feel guilty answering that question...I use foam pumpkins from Michael's for the pumpkin-headed guys. "But Rot, the paint job is so good it adds a lot to them. Really gives a sense of subcutaneous rot.What I really dig is that gnarled flesh on them guys. What do you use for the skin? I've been thinking of trying sheets of packaging tissue paper.
I use smooth paper towels for the skin. Dipped in glue mache - two parts water to one part elmer's glue.
These are fantastic!as normalthe one on the top with the broken jaw gives me chills.i constantly struggle to get my hands on skulls and will probably never see a foam pumpkin in my life!... i dont live in america...your paint jobs are AMAZING! do you use sponges or airbrushes or drybrushing?coz it looks great!a question about your groundbreakers...are they very stury and hard?i made some myself and was disapointed at the weakness of there paper mache skulls? what and i do to make them harder?Outstanding work
What the hell.... where did these come from??? I was not prepared for new big pieces!! I want the top ground breaker! They all look sick as usual.
Thanks so much.I spray them with black rustoleum flat black paint to seal them before I paint them with a small brush using acrylic paints. Browns and black. I dry brush and wet brush and then when it's all done I seal them with a waterproof sealer that lets the mache breathe. Very durable. The mache skulls I use are packed with tons of paper wrapped with duct tape so they're very solid.Hope that helps.
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