Apr 16, 2016
angela

pocket zentai

I’ve been a fan of Ingrid Mouth‘s work for about a year now, and have made a few other works based on her during that time. This is the latest, which I have based off of her brilliant video, The dance of the zentai (seen below):

And here’s the toy (!)

1zentai accessories
I made the wig and banana as removable accessories…just like in the video :)
While the figure is painted with enamel, the accessories have the yellow pigment mixed right into the resin before it sets, so they are yellow through and through.

2zentai front no wig
Each one is slightly different.

3zentai front
The wig snaps on in the most satisfying way. I sculpted the master on a figure to ensure the hair imprinted itself on the inside.

4zentai back
nice butt

zentai armiture
I made a simple armature out of aluminium foil to start out with…

zentai sculp complete
and sculpted her out of Sculpy (Original Super Sculpey to be exact). I watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on non-stop loop during the entire process. Sometimes a movie gets real sticky when I’m making something.

zentai mold
Then I made the 2 part silicone mould (here is the top half of the mould / about to pour the bottom half). There is absolutely a better way to have done this than the way I did.  The way I designed it, I have to pour the resin through channels at each knee and chin…..but I’m new to this (this is my second figure) and couldn’t wrap my head around doing it another way. I think I have to make a 3 part mould to accommodate all the planes (ie the bent legs). In the end it worked ok enough though.

zentai mould
The channels at the knees and chin that I rigged to release air bubbles and to pour through.

zentai cleaning
I have to fill in some air bubbles at the knees and fingers with milliput, and sand them down because of the errors in my mould making.

[These are not for sale. I give them away willy-nilly.]

This post just kinda….ends.

  

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