Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Peruvian Stigmas

"Highbury Cemetary" brings us these wonderful deformed skulls collected from a Peruvian burial site.  Considering they're made with expanding foam and a cheap Halloween skull as a mold the results are all out of proportion to the effort required.  The site includes a detailed writeup of their creation. 



3 comments:

Stacey Merrill said...

that is creepy cool - good find

CoastConFan said...

What a great idea, I never thought to use the inside of the plastic skull as a form. I also found the build write-up to be very practical and helpful. The variations between the figures is quite nice and the extra foam runover looks pretty interesting. Gorilla glue makes a similar kind of goopy look, but it’s darn hard when it sets up. You can also use a scriber on these as well as a Dremel or the like to add additional details. Hollow plastic head forms could be used the same way to make monster heads. The mind boggles. Thanks for this post.

I recall Propnonmicon has had a few posts about using expanding foam:
http://propnomicon.blogspot.com/2010/12/fungi-from-yuggoth-part-two.html and

http://propnomicon.blogspot.com/2014/05/preserved-dragons-egg.html

Propnomicon said...

@ Stacey Merrill

Thanks. I strive to be the kind of place where the phrase "wonderful deformed skulls" is a badge of honor. Heh.

@CoastConFan

Based on my own experiences I know that spraying your mold with water significantly speeds up the foam's setting process.