George said "Don't Do IT!".....but I Did Anyway!

Submitted by Don on 5/2/05 at 1:42 PM. ( )

You may remember a post awhile back about "Big-Ole wrinkles on a Big-Ole Wildebeest".
I had modified a form giving the head about a 75 degree turn and asked about using foam bird neck material for making some BIG wrinkles.
George suggested..... well...... told me....... not to do it!... because it would look goofy, and to just carve them in the form.
After much thought and looking at the form and the way the cape fit the form I felt that carving them into the form just would not work for me.
Soooooooooo......... I cut lengths of 5/8 neck material and split them. I then tapered each end from each side and from the flat side.
After I had finished sewing the cape, and positioning the face, eyes and lips, I rolled up the cape towards the head and layed about a .25 think layer of caulk on the inside turn of the neck. I then layed the tapered pieces of bird neck material on the form and pressed into the caulk. Another tube of caulk on top of that and I pulled the cape back into place.
After positioning and stapling the chest back and sides, I started sliding the "wrinkles" into place from the outside, smoothing the caulk as I went. The smaller wrinkles were made by filling the wrinkle with some of the caulk.
The finished product looks AWSOME!.... even if I do say so myself! The last thing it looks is "goofy". (Sorry George) LOL!
Anyone else ever tried this method? If so, how did it work for you?

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I think it's great

This response submitted by George on 5/2/05 at 1:51 PM. ( )

Glad it worked for you. Never hurts to think outside the box and it's admirable that you believed in yourself enough to try it in SPITE of advice you'd gotten. Congratulations.

Send pics

This response submitted by John on 5/2/05 at 6:05 PM. ( )

send pics


I would like to see some pics too

This response submitted by Joe V. on 5/3/05 at 3:50 PM. ( )

I would like to see some pics too

me too

This response submitted by nina on 5/3/05 at 5:02 PM. ( )

I'd like to see pics also

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