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« on: August 04, 2011 09:12:31 PM »

I'm currently in school learning to do special effects makeup, and we just learned to make wearable dentures and prop teeth.  It's probably my favorite thing we've learned so far.  I sculpted two different sets and am also working on some caps that will be more subtle than the full dentures.  Anyway, for my first set of teeth, I made some that are based on lynx/bobcat teeth.



First I sculpted the lynx teeth in Chavant Plasteline modeling clay over a plaster cast of my real teeth:




Then when I was almost done with the painstaking sculpting (cats have freaking tiny little chicklet teeth) and just about ready to make my mold, I dropped the teeth on the floor and had to spend another whole day fixing them.  I almost cried (I think my mournful wailing scared my roommate XD).


Anyway, once they were sculpted I glued my clay-covered plaster teeth into the bottom of a plastic deli container and poured in silicone to make the mold.  After drying for 24 hours, the mold was ready to use, and I started casting my teeth in dental acrylic.

I made a whole bunch of sets then chose the best ones to finish.  To finish them, the edges get dremeled and sanded smooth, then they're sanded with 600 grit sandpaper, buffed on a machine, and glazed with dental acrylic stain.

This picture shows what they look like before and after the finishing process:


And, ready to wear!


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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011 09:30:40 PM »

that's so awesomely grotesque! So long as you don't have cat food breath, it's all good! They look phenomenal.
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011 10:03:06 PM »

SWEET!...i like vampires best but those could put anyone in a "were" mood!...( please excuse the bad pun, im in the middle of crafting for the 5th trueblood swap and i have that show stuck in my head)   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011 10:27:35 PM »

These are totally bad ass. Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011 02:19:01 AM »

This is amazing! Thanks for showing us the process
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2011 06:09:12 AM »

Wow...pretty wild!
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2011 06:25:12 AM »

Wow, that is AMAZING!  I would have cried, too, after all that work.  But the end result is fantastic!
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011 06:53:06 AM »

Wow, these are awesome! Great job with the little incisor teeth, they look very lynxy.
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2011 10:04:37 AM »

Holy Crud! those look soo real!  great work!
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2011 10:48:26 AM »

Very very cool Smiley
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