Tuesday, 8 October 2013

[RWBY] Adam's Mask

To compliment to the forth coming Wilt and Blush gunsword I've decided to do a quick build for the mask of the weapon's owner Adam.



To begin this build I first cut out and transferred the template of the mask base to the EVA foam gym mat and with the aid of a steel ruler and hobby knife set about cutting the templates out carefully.

 
 

For the eye slits I found using a hobby knife set with interchangeable heads came in really handy and allowed me to do precise cuts for the slots. 


A similar cutting process was done for the forehead section of the mask, with all the separate pieces being super glued to one another and eventually to the base mask plus a thin sliver of wonderflex for added depth.
 

For the ears of the mask those were cut out from sheets of PVC with the usage of ordinary scissors and cleaned up the edges with sandpaper.

 

These ears were then heat treated with a heat gun and bent a fraction before being and attached to the rest of the mask with super glue, be sure to act fast when bending but do be careful as the material may still be fairly hot.
 
 

Starting off the next stage of this build comes sealing the foam mask base with a 1:1 mixture of ordinary wood glue and water.

Coating the foam pieces in this mixture and allowing them to dry between coats, hardens the foam surface slightly, but more importantly seals and creates a thin layer on the foam that greatly helps paint adhere to it better later on.

 

I can not stress how important this stage is to the end result when working with foam, hence why I like to do 5 to 10 separate coats minimum.

 

From there, the back of the mask has a thin strip of elastic epoxied to it which allows it be worn by human head. Be sure to include a bit of slack in the length such that the mask comfortably rests on your face and isn’t crushing your head or deforming its shape.

 

The last major parts to deal with are the ornate designs on the mask itself. Using the templates again, I meticulously cut them out of wondeflex carefully super glued them to the surface of the mask.

 
 

Take great care with this part as you get only one shot with super glue and symmetry is very easy to mess up if one piece is slightly out of place. Trust me.

 
 

With that ordeal out of the way its now just a matter of the paint job, with first one of grey primer followed by two of acrylic flat white spray paint.

 

With the base white dry i then went over with an airbrush around the edging to add some depth to the mask.

 

and lastly some red and crimson done with acrylics for the ears and enamel hobby paints for the details in on face.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Thanks for Reading.

44 comments:

  1. Awesome job!! Would you be willing to share your template? Thanks!
    ljw7@comcast.net

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  2. Hi I was wondering if I could get the templates? Please?
    Ezio1053@gmail.com

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  3. Hi Tetsuro, would you be so kind to chare your templates with me?
    t.sim@t-online.de

    Thank you =)

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  5. Looks amazing! How did you get the mask to hold it's shape while putting it together before painting it?

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    sullythebear@gmail.com

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  6. This was super super helpful :D Thank you so much!
    This and the Yang Gauntlets were really a god send!

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  7. This was super super helpful XD
    would you be so kind to share your templates?
    kyle5607@gmail.com

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  8. Hi! Can I have the templates please?
    AdamTaurusSilequin@gmail.com

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  9. I don't know if the others got em but.. templates?

    droneprobe@yahoo.com

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  10. AWESOME WORK! Could you please share the template? Thanks.
    Dumbdaves@gmail.com

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  11. Best mask ever could you please share the template
    haloninja1996@gmail.com

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  12. Awesome job! Could you share the template?
    Thanks

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  13. I absolutely love the work you've done! Do you think you could share the template with me at criticalerror101@Hotmail.com? *a*

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  14. Where can I get the material and the template for this?

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  15. send me template plz
    gamemakara@gmail.com

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  16. Any chance you still checking here and could share the template
    sange@jlatech.com

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  17. oh man, im planning an adam cosplay, would it be possible for you share me the templates you used? lucasdiao98@gmail.com

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  18. hey if anyone has the template can you send it to me thanks
    gundamexia18@live.com

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  19. Hey i really would love to go as Adam to Supernova, and your mask looks the best, could you send me the template?

    cobbs220796@gmail.com

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  20. Wow, this is very cool! Is it possible for me to revive the templates as well?
    fakefakehunter@gmail.com
    Thanks in advance

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  21. if you could do you have a template and if so could you email it to me im wanting to do adam but make everything myself and this would be great ill be sure to give you all the credit and sourcing once i make this and do my photoshoot
    deangeloemiles@gmail.com

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  24. Can you please share with me the template you used? I would also like to make adam's mask. Nice work by the way

    marcusmanuel247@gmail.com

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  25. If you still have the templates, please send them to me at cannonballkuriboh@gmail.com!

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  26. Found a link for a basic mask template for Adam's mask. Hope this helps some folks.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?hblmir6t1c61iu3

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  27. Nice.If you dont mind can I borrow your template?
    Efrozenheart2001@gmail.com

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  28. your mask looks awesome i am doing the same costume for a con would love if i could borrow your template thank you ianmay1@hotmail.co.uk

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  29. hey could i use the template?
    camgr1234567890@gmail.com

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  30. hey could i use the template?
    camgr1234567890@gmail.com

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  31. the mask looks absolutely beautiful, I'd love to make one of my own, could I get the template?
    aikaakemidesu@gmail.com

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  32. please I get the template ..

    double.personality07@gmail.com

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  33. May I have a copy of the template as well?
    black24dragon@gmail.com

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  34. Nice job. Can I please have the template? canderson744@ gmail.com

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  35. This is awesome! could i please have the template too? jonathon.hill13@gmail.com thank you

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  36. could i also get the template? this is awesome jackselleIII@gmail.com

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  37. csn you send me the temple 2 plz

    lordpriden@mail.com

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  38. If you still are responding to theae could j get the template as well? Ill source you as well

    Deangeloemiles@gmail.com

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  39. Could I have the template too?

    thatlazyguy200@gmail.com

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  40. Can i have the template too if you dont mind?

    denzkaizer@gmail.com

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  41. If you're still doing it, may I have the template please? Rayehuerta@gmail.com

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  42. This build was epic! May I please have the template as well? Thank you :)

    micopablico10@hotmail.com

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  43. This looks amazing! May i please have the templates also? Please & thank you!

    parkour911@hotmail.com

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  44. Hi.Can I get the template?
    nasherine.flores@upr.edu
    Thank you

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