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Offline Twizler the skunk

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Resin head jaw help
« on: January 12, 2011, 12:41:07 pm »
    Ok i got my opossum head.. and i have an ideal on how to hinge the lower jaw. But i need some ideal on how to get the jaw to close.  Their really isnt room for springs or rubber bands, The head is very snug.
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Re: Resin head jaw help
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 12:58:36 pm »
Well, the mask blank that I got from sugarpoultry just has a free hanging jaw.  Un-furred, it just hangs mouth gaping open.  I would wager that when I fur it, since I will add the fur with the jaw closed, that it will naturally remain closed until I put force on it with my own jaw to make it open and close again.

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Re: Resin head jaw help
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 01:13:16 pm »
not sure that would work. fur realy dosent have the bounce for that.  wonder if sewing elastic to a blacava and then gluing the head to that would work.
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Re: Resin head jaw help
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011, 01:17:17 am »
I'm new to this, have never done anything like this, but I have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express. :D

Does your chin fit into the lower jaw? If it does, you could fur the jaw separate from the head. Fix the upper skull to a balaclava. Attach the jaw to your chin with Velcro. I think you would still need to attach elastic to the balaclava to keep the fabric firmly on your chin. The seam could be hidden with flaps of overlapping layers of fur. It could move much like your own jaw, and may not need to be hinged. Or It could be totally useless.

This would look really creepy If the jaw got knocked loose.  :o Think of how a Daffy Duck or Wile E coyote looks when their jaw is blown off.

Another way could be with elastic on the outside, near where your thumb is in the side view. Loose cheek fur would be needed so the elastic can stretch.

The compactness of that head looks cool. You shooting for a realistic or toony look?
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Re: Resin head jaw help
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011, 11:58:56 am »
feel where your jaws naturally hinges..  thats where his one has to.. for it to move right.  Im leaning to balacava  it would also help stop any raw composite from touching my skin and itching
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