Taking a moment between working on our new house and workshop/freaking out/moving, and crawling wearily into bed to answer some of the notes in my inbox!
This question is a big one. Previously, I was saying this fall or winter. It is now fall, and I can say right now that a fall opening is not going to happen. We are so backlogged that a winter opening, even late winter, is looking less and less likely. Nothing is official yet, but once we are done moving and we’re getting back to work, I intend to assess our situation and make some kind of announcement regarding this.
I recommend this tutorial. Our methods are relatively similar.
Of course, there is so much more to NFT than you can see in these shots. For one thing, there are more fiber types and textures available than I have used and have examples of. Also, the difference between wearing an NFT suit and a standard fur suit is significant. The range of motion that one gets from NFT is enough to spoil you forever. For more texture examples, I recommend having a look at NFT’s gallery.
It will be a while before we open again, but yes, we will accept commissions in the future.
I hope so! That’s the plan, at least.
Lately our completion times have been roundabout a year (almost half of which has just been waiting times for a new project set to start). This is WAY too long in my opinion, and I very much want to improve this as soon as possible.
A large part of that is the structure of the mask base in general. The mask has a facial structure with naturally recessed eye sockets by default. After that, we can adjust the face with a variety of materials…
In the case of Ransselth, I used FreeForm AIR to alter the face shape. In other cases, I also use carved foam, epoxy putty, and wonderflex. It just depends on what I need at the time.