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Adding hair
« on: April 21, 2010, 04:48:11 AM »
Not sure if this has come up before but what are the different methods used for adding hair or fur to a full size Wolfman resin bust or latex mask. Are their any resources on the internet that could help.

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Re: Adding hair
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 11:18:52 AM »
Crap, I was interested in adding hair, but only to my head. 

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Re: Adding hair
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 05:29:39 AM »
There are a few different ways to do it.

On a latex or silicone bust, hair-punching is the best way to go, but it is time consuming work. That is, taking a few strands at a time and punching them into the material. You can make your own hair punching tool by cutting the eyelet end in half on a needle, then using that to push the hairs into the latex etc.

On a resin bust, I use the superglue method - that is, adding a few drops of superglue at a time and gluing a small bunch of hair onto the head.

Another method is to glue hair onto latex masks - much quicker and easier than punching. Most Michael Myers masks, for example, have glued on hair. Most store-bought latex masks have glued on hair.

Hope this helps a little,

Al



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Re: Adding hair
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 05:43:34 AM »
There are a few different ways to do it.

On a latex or silicone bust, hair-punching is the best way to go, but it is time consuming work. That is, taking a few strands at a time and punching them into the material. You can make your own hair punching tool by cutting the eyelet end in half on a needle, then using that to push the hairs into the latex etc.

On a resin bust, I use the superglue method - that is, adding a few drops of superglue at a time and gluing a small bunch of hair onto the head.

Another method is to glue hair onto latex masks - much quicker and easier than punching. Most Michael Myers masks, for example, have glued on hair. Most store-bought latex masks have glued on hair.

Hope this helps a little,

Al




Many thanks. I am working on something a little different. Don't wanna say too much but am hoping to give you guys a surprise in a month or so

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Re: Adding hair
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2010, 10:04:21 AM »
There are a few different ways to do it.

On a latex or silicone bust, hair-punching is the best way to go, but it is time consuming work. That is, taking a few strands at a time and punching them into the material. You can make your own hair punching tool by cutting the eyelet end in half on a needle, then using that to push the hairs into the latex etc.

On a resin bust, I use the superglue method - that is, adding a few drops of superglue at a time and gluing a small bunch of hair onto the head.

Another method is to glue hair onto latex masks - much quicker and easier than punching. Most Michael Myers masks, for example, have glued on hair. Most store-bought latex masks have glued on hair.

Hope this helps a little,

Al





Thanks Al....I've been thinking about this too, as I've a Bela Life mask which I'm gonna try and pull a cast off of, and work into a full head.

Where does one find hair...real or fake? A wig shop?


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Re: Adding hair
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2010, 10:37:42 AM »
Your one-stop shop for all types of hair, this is the place the pro's use:

http://www.nftech.com/

No, I'm not on commission, but their customer service is great, I highly recommend them.

Al