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Topic: Plastic skull makeover! yay! (sorry, no lip gloss on this fella.)  (Read 2580 times)
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ars_anima
« on: August 27, 2010 10:01:00 AM »

Hi!

A while ago, I ordered a plastic skull from ebay, and upon receiving it, I was pretty disappointed by the looks of the thing, even though it was "anatomically correct".  It was a dull grey, the grey paint was scratched at some places, the teeth were horrible and far too short, the jaw was crooked; it looked quite cheap and modern.

All was not lost, for I stained, aged, gave a tooth job to the skull, and mounted the jaw on rubber bands. Now, it looks old and worn and a bit more real. Yay!

Here's a before picture:


Poor ugly thing. Note that there was metal springs holding the jaw on; looked too new for me so I removed them.

And here's the AFTER picture! woohoo!


Oh my, how sexy it now looks!
To see how I did it, take a look over there:
Part 1:http://darkartifacts.blogspot.com/2009/08/steampunk-skull-part-1.html
Part 2:http://darkartifacts.blogspot.com/2009/10/steampunk-skull-deuxieme-partie.html
Part 3:http://darkartifacts.blogspot.com/2010/08/finished-small-projects-steampunk-skull.html

enjoy! thanks for taking a peek!
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010 10:38:05 AM »

wow. looks pretty awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010 11:21:35 AM »

Yay for skulls! You improved that skull greatly, it looks pretty cool now.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010 11:26:19 AM »

Amazing transformation! It's totally ballin' now.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010 02:59:40 PM »

Thanks peeps!
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010 06:15:32 AM »

Very awesome. Looks way better now.
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2010 11:15:58 PM »

It looks a million times better! My boyfriend has a skull similar to the before picture. I wonder if he'll let me try this.  Huh
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2010 03:06:13 PM »

This is wild! You did a fantastic "aging" job, and the missing teeth are a terrific touch.
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010 05:20:05 AM »

now i feel like he needs a friend with lipgloss...he looks great though!  i love aging things!
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2010 08:04:17 AM »

Great transformation! He looks very spooky now - especially his teeth.
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