There were a few requests asking for basic steps on making my headpiece and I hope this gives an idea of what I did. I'm not too great at explaining things, especially as I pretty much made this up as I went along ;]
awesome tutorial I have a few questions since Im about to embark on this task lol, I hope thats ok
1) I tried to do the head-mould using P.O.P bandages over a wig cap as recommended in the tutorial, however, when it came to wriggle the thing off my head, the wig cap (standard stretchy kind) snapped back into shape and because the bandages were stuck to the wig cap it caused the top of the mould to buckle, messing it up. The bandages felt dry enough but i might have removed it from my head too early. Roughly how long did it take for your mould to fully cure? Also, how many layers of bandages / plaster of paris did you apply to your head/wig-cap? Its possible I didn't make mine strong enough, hence the collapse
2) I'm going to be using plastercine to sculpt the asari head, how well does non drying clay hold up against the weight of the whitestone clay? I'm worried that the sculpt will warp under the weight.
No problem. I do apologize over the late reply however. I haven't logged on in a while.
1: I waited an hour until I was sure it'd dry. I also had my friend be the one to put the bandages on as well. She used about two and a half meters and four layers of them.
2: I didn't use none drying clay with the witestone but in the past I've found other cements and the likes will stick to drying clay. The oil in the none-drying stuff means you can peel it off the cement.
1)I used vaseline for creating the mold. I was wearing swimming cap covered in it, vaseline doesn't let pop bandages to be glued to the wig/swimming cap. Layer of bandages was quite thin and it cracked in few places, but in general it's all in one piece. 2) I'm worried about it too, I will check it probably around next weekend, when my plastercine arrives.