For a bit of fun, I'm planning to make a Company Commander into Red Skull (from Captain America).
I think the standard Company Commander should be fine for his body, but I'm unsure what to do with regard to his head. Ideally, I'd like one without a hat (mainly so that it stands out more), but I'm willing to settle for one with an officer's cap.
Anyway, are there any IG heads that might be suitable for this?
In case it matters, I'm aiming for him to look like the version in Captain America The First Avenger (as opposed to the comic versions, if they differ):
Post by cheminhaler on Aug 13, 2014 13:29:03 GMT -5
The chaos warrior command skull head will fit the bill perfectly. You'll need to do some minor chopping to get it to fit, because CW use the same head system as space marines. There is no flesh on this head either but it looks chunkier than a severed skull and not as irregular as a zombie head. No eyeballs either but that's easy to fix with green stuff.
Post by cheminhaler on Aug 14, 2014 11:27:31 GMT -5
Its similar to blu-tack in some ways, just stickier. You knead the two halves together for 2-3 minutes until its an even green.
Make sure the surface (the head/ eyeball sockets) are completely dry, but keep you sculpting tool/ pin/ screwdriver wet with water.
Roll into 2 tiny, tiny balls (really I can't stress enough how you just have to use the right amount of GS) and using your wet pin/ sculpting tool just force them in and gently smooth over any roughness or indentations. To make sure you don't waste any GS have other stuff nearby that needs GSing, or just make the excess into sandbags or funky geometric shapes.