After having recieved all the supplies I did, I have been toying with the idea of making either, a time travel-dinosaur flick as a science fair project(the sciency part will focus mostly on time travel) or a short dinosaur documentary where we will see the massive creatures killing each other and what not. Even though I haven't decided what I want the plot to be, I've begun work on my first ever dinosaur puppet! It's obviously a theropod dinosaur, but I'm stuck on wether it should be a standard Tyrannosaurus, or an Albertosaurus(which was what I had in mind while making the critter). The images below, will demonstrate some of the processes that I used.
The head for this guy was a bit tricky, his head was too small for me to just use a wooden block for, so I had to get creative with some wire and epoxy putty.
Well the teeth you see above are obviously sculpey polymer clay, though later on I decided that I made them to big, so I have to pull them out to put in smaller ones later on.
Then it came time to cast some skins, I dont have any images on the body build up, but you can see all that as I'm putting the skins on in the next few pics.
Now, when I did the sculpt for this guy's skin, I didn't bother doing any scales or anything, because I decided to try out a technique that Nick hilligoss used in his sinbad dragon making video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5vckBvmGfE
I have to say that the technique worked quite well, I used a syringe for the larger bumps and a pins to put in smaller ones