Thursday, March 31, 2016

"Pamela's Curse II" progress shot.

Update 9/30/16: Sculpt is done. Will be getting Ultracal soon to mold her.

As I mentioned in a previous post, the screen-used Mrs. Voorhees head from Friday the 13th part 2 is too fragile to recast; the 35-year-old foam latex is only about 1 mm thick in some spots and there is evidence of air bubbles that could lead to tears even if something gentle like alginate was used.

So I've decided on a 1:1 resculpt, getting as close as humanly possible to the way the real thing looks. I'm probably 75% done with the forming, so detailing is not far off. Have to finish out her neck, add her ears and shave down the cranium a bit. Here's a progress shot (don't mind the fish-eye lens distortion on the right).

 I expect to have this done and copies pulled before summer.

Here's a shot of my original Pam sculpt, done mostly from screen caps, with the real thing. As you can see, it can be very difficult to get an accurate sense of the dimensions from just a few screen grabs. So its nice to have an opportunity to correct all of my earlier mistakes.

UPDATE: April 17. After weeks of frustration, finally got the eyes to sit right in the head. Love the way the shadows fall now, although still lots of refining to do.
Update, May 3. She's almost done! Filled out the neck and reshaped the cranium. She just needs ears and texturing, couple of tiny tweaks here and there.

May 10 update, just another angle:

July 31 update: the eyes are done. Added the forehead wrinkles and did some further refining. Next come the ears and finer detailing.