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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK EASYSHARE C433 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
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1/8 second
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Jan 30, 2012, 10:01:08 AM
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Mask Restoration: Strider Wolf by Katmomma Mask Restoration: Strider Wolf by Katmomma
Please forgive my horrible webcam camera. x.x I'm not cool enough to have a DSLR.

tal_thewolf Had purchased a fursuit mask commission (LEFT) from a mask maker and having been extremely dissatisfied with their work, he turned to some local artisans for help.

I took on this project because he was local, a friend, and I too had an experience with resin casts that left a lot to be desired.

I stripped all the old furring off, I then had to reinforce the top part of the mask with modeling epoxy because the cast is so thin that when I was stripping the fur off, it snapped. It is now pretty solid. I built an armature for the ears and foamed the face. The old upholstery had no foam whatsoever...it was like a skull with fur on it. CREEPY. I glued down the hinges so that the jaw would actually shut straight. I re-furred it with quality teddy bear fur and I painted the entire thing by hand. lol I don't have an airbrush.

taa daa.
New Strider. (RIGHT)
Also, they installed the eyes crooked and there was little I could do about that. :\ I tried my best to make a better visual presentation of the eyes. The old one looks like it's derping pretty bad.

I might do more of this kind of work in the future, but for now, I am not taking restoration or head commissions. I have way too much happening right now with student teaching and college and crap. XD
See the process:

Total: 15 hours of work on this baby.
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:icondinorex33:
dinorex33 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Form horrid to fairly awsome!
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:iconwingwolf88:
wingwolf88 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
aww, looks nice~
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:iconkahlia-diane:
Kahlia-Diane Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so great at this!
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:iconbeastsoul:
BeastSoul Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
PLEASE REPLY! C:

Where did you buy the long off-white fur for the neck? I've been looking EVERYWHERE but I can't find any long furs like this! ;A;
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Artist
CR's Crafts
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:iconbeastsoul:
BeastSoul Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Which type of fur did you use for this mask? Sorry if I'm asking too many questions ^^"
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Artist
the white fox fur :B
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:iconbeastsoul:
BeastSoul Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your help! :la: I'll see if I can afford this for a whole fursuit....hehe ^^;
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:icontwilightechos2011:
TwilightEchos2011 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering if you do these upon order(Returations) as I might need some done soon 9dragon head)
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:iconkatmomma:
Katmomma Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Artist
I am not open for taking mask restoration commissions.
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