⛱ Looks like our Summer slump is ending. Things are picking up. I now have a bunch of customer projects to work on. Great!
We have orders for more masks and rocket kits. One of the masks is another Moon Watcher mask for a customer in Australia. He also got one of the 4-eyed alien masks called “Seemore”.
Moon Watcher has a lot of steps to him. Fiberglass underskull and head cap. Teeth and ears. Hinges, latex and polyfoam skin that I will make on Monday and a lot of hair work.
The latex skin will go over this underskull once it’s all cut out and the jaw hinged.
Skull cap is used to mount the under-skull so it fits well on a human head.
Cast resin ears and teeth
it takes various molds to make this mask
We got another order for the “Werewolf of London”. He remains popular.
This one is fresh out of the mold. It will dry out over the weekend and I will finish it on Monday with paint and hair work.
Meanwhile, in the background, when I have time, I have been working on my Saturn 1B. It was the workhorse and backbone of the Apollo program. The Saturn 1B helped us get to the moon 52 years ago. Fitting, because this week has been a celebration for us with the 52nd anniversary of Apollo 11 and Jeff Bezo’s Blue Origin team made its first historic flight to space. For a great history lesson and understanding of how we got to where we are today read this “Letters from an American” for July 23rd by Heather Cox Richardson: https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/july-23-2021
Mary’s finished painting this week is an alcohol ink, Crab on the Rocks
Every morning and night when I come home from the studio I work on our film. I will all this weekend and for weeks to come until it’s finished. It is turning out well.
Thinking ahead for new projects I’m considering doing a series of Christopher Lee masks based off the life mask I made of him back in 1977. It was a wonderful experience to work with this great actor. First mask I’m considering is his famous portrayal of Dracula. Because it’s taken from a clay press of his actual face I feel it gives it more value.
I plan to build, at long last, my AMT Enterprise D. Here’s a picture of one I built for a customer. So yes, as Mary says, “It’s time to melt some plastic together again”.
That’s it for this week. We are taking a break from making weekly videos until we have some projects we haven’t done before. If you have a suggestion of something you’d like to see, please share it with us.
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