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Offline Alsek

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Starting on a Fursuit head. (not very far yet x_x )
« on: October 06, 2008, 02:23:30 am »
Well, i decided to give making a fursuit head a shot.  So i got myself some plastic canvas and a few other suplies (haven't picked out fur yet.   I'm following the guide...  Here: http://forums.furtopia.org/index.php/topic,16315.0.html  or trying desperately to anyways...   And i am rather unsure about weather or not this is fitting correctly sense examples with a head were not given.


I've only done the part that fits my head so far.  Not even the muzzle or anything like that.  But i don't want to even mess with that until i know this is working.

So what I'm wondering (for now,  I'll probably be back later for more help.  I'd rather ask lots of questions than end up asking myself,  "Why?!"  later...)

Is does this look like it is fitting right?  I'm planning on doing a moving Jaw.    ((Please excuse the mess,  the fact that i didn't comb my hair first, and the...   Whale...  pictures....  In the background.  The whales would be my Dad's doing...))
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Re: Starting on a Fursuit head. (not very far yet x_x )
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008, 04:13:15 pm »
I used that technique too for my first head and I must say it does the trick but it looks really lame at start on pics and making the 'skin' over the skeleton is really hard. After my first head I gave up this way and only used the basic you now made and put foam on it.

I would just say go for it! I mean, fursuitmaking is about just trying out. The less you think the better. I noticed doing it on feeling goes best!  (:
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Re: Starting on a Fursuit head. (not very far yet x_x )
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2008, 06:58:56 pm »
Have you tried contacting Sporty Fox as I mentioned in the note I left at the beginning of that tutorial thread? That tutorial was written long, long ago. Since then, he could have made improvements to his design and so forth. ;)
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Re: Starting on a Fursuit head. (not very far yet x_x )
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2008, 07:31:14 pm »
Have you tried contacting Sporty Fox as I mentioned in the note I left at the beginning of that tutorial thread? That tutorial was written long, long ago. Since then, he could have made improvements to his design and so forth. ;)


I havn't seen him online on aim or yim.   Is there a better way to get ahold of him?

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Re: Starting on a Fursuit head. (not very far yet x_x )
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008, 07:42:42 pm »
If you can't get a hold of him through email, then let me know and I'll try contacting him for you. ;)
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Re: Starting on a Fursuit head. (not very far yet x_x )
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2008, 04:39:43 pm »
Looks like it may get hard to breathe in that style?  I like to have room in front of my nose and mouth and a fan to pump in the air.

Personally, I prefer the wireframe or shell methods, and I have problems with my glasses fogging if I use the balaclavalalallva thingies or the close-to-the-nose like you are trying.
The materials are pretty cheap, so if I were you I would try them all an go with whatever works best for you.
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Re: Starting on a Fursuit head. (not very far yet x_x )
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 10:29:00 pm »
I can't see the pictures, I had trouble with sportyfox's tutorial too but what I did, was combine sportyfox's tutorial and this tutorial here http://www.matrices.net/maskmaking.asp
I just made sure things fit, and put pieces on my head, and marked and cut them so that they fit my head, I hope this helped but it probably didn't XD

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Re: Starting on a Fursuit head. (not very far yet x_x )
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 10:33:08 pm »
eh,  i killed the pics because i didn't have nearly enough done to be showing pics...  but then i got father and more crap happened to the head as i went.  I'm probably going to restart before i waste fur on it.  The skin of mesh which is suposed to give it the right shape was REALLY hard,  so now i'm considering working with foam...


EDIT:  pics removed,  I'm going to start a new thread soon with pics of things that i HAVE gotten done and did well with,   but this project failed epicly.  so...   I'm going to just say...   This stuff takes a LOT of practice i think,  and would this thread please be either be deleted or closed if a mod happens to read this?


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