Sorry for the double post. Here´s the tutorial for the furry cape.
Tools and materialsCutter
A "pointy sharp" sculpting tool
A piece of plastic bag
A plastic tube
First of all I want to say: this kind of cape is based on the Joaquin Palacios
method, with minor modifications. All the credit to him and his magic hands.
This cape is made to represent a very furry cloath of long hair. More similar to the kind of fur that will have a polar bear, some kind of american´s wolf ; or even a Yeti.
It´s a process very time consuming, but the final result depends on leave the piece dry between the steps.
You have to mix a small ball of GS
(about 20 mm of diameter).
Add Vaseline to the ball until gets soft and the ball don´t stick into your fingers.
Put the ball between two pieces of plastic bag and roll over with the plastic tube (you can use a pen instead the pink tube that I have, but I don´t guarantee success
) until you get a very thin flat piece.
Let it dry about 20 minutes.
Give the desired shape with a cutter, and place the cape over the miniature.
At this moment you have to sculptl the folds and wrinkles (not to much is needed, remember, the idea is to simulate a LEATHER cape).
Let it dry completely.
Sometimes you need to put some pieces of plastic under the cape, to keep the desire shape until the GS dries.
Once that the putty dries completely, make some cut on the internal face of the cape. It will suggest the different patches of leather,then use sandpaper at the same surface (it will give a more realistic texture).
I make the stitches with the plastic welding, but it can be done with GS without problem (only takes more time).4#
Once that the stitches are completely dry, we can work on the reverse of the cape.
Make a few sausages of GS. Cut those in tinny pieces, roll them in one of the edges to make some spikes
Apply some drops of superglue on the down edge of the cape.
Start to add the spikes as is show on the pic. 5#
Once that you cover all the down edge of the cape you must start to "comb your hair" with the help of the sculpting tool.
Lock by lock.
Make sure to comb the little locks in both sides!
Let it dry completely ( 2 hours minimum).6#
Repeat step 5# (but try to cover only 1/3 of the previous locks).7#
Repeat step 5# (but try to cover only 1/3 of the previous locks).
And so until you cover all the cape with hair.
I hope to be useful, and see a lot of furry models at the forums.
Edited by FreakForge, 06 February 2010 - 03:23 PM.