Raptor Mask by Nambroth

Raptor Mask

Nambroth

2 July 2014 at 16:16:53 MDT

This is a "generic Dromaeosaur" as it is not modeled after any specific species, nor is it even slightly trying to be scientifically accurate. That said, DINOBIRD AND FEATHERS.
The resin blank that this is based on was sculpted and created by Kierstin - http://kierstinlapatka.tumblr.com/ Don't miss out on looking at her work, because her beautiful sculpting job is the star of the show here!
I then painted it, sculpted and set teeth into it, painted acrylic half-spheres and set them for eyes, added faux fur, and feathers. This is a fully functional mask, and the wearer can see (quite well!) out of holes in front of the eyes. The jaw is articulated and fluidly moves with the wearer's own jaw movements.

The colors and patterns were inspired by 1) Golden-Crowned Kinglets, and 2) This old art I made, http://nambroth.deviantart.com/art/Dromaeosaur-Ferns-166320439 and, 3) I had this really cool faux fur that I really, really wanted to use...

More photos on my Tumblr: http://nambroth.tumblr.com/post/90584914322/raptor-mask-this-is-a-generic-dromaeosaur-as-it

Her expression changes drastically depending on the angle that she looks at you from. Sometimes she looks doofy and happy, and sometimes she looks .. well, predatory.

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    This is stunning! O.O I love the feather like fabric to give it that fluffy realistic feel.

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    wow that is really amazing!! i would love to own something like this some day.

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    Geeze, another great paint job (and props once again to the great base-maker) Aah I love that pheasant-y fabric so much. Still such a good paint job (and that pose for the photo is too great haha)

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    It's the "You don't say!" face of Dinobirds. ;)

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    that is very cool!

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    This is FANTASTIC! Will you be commissioning these?

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      The base is not mine, so it all depends on the maker! http://un-do.deviantart.com/ I don't know if she plans on selling any more of this one, or not.

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        Cool - thanks for the link!

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    I second Cooley, will these be commission-able items? If so, I'd love to get in on this!

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    sigh..wow!

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    oh my word, am in love!

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    Also does kierstinlapatka have a website..or weasyl or somesuch? am in Love with the raptor faces on her tumblr..but I dont have a tumblr...

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    Absolutely gorgeous. I need something like this in my life. ;3;

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    WOAH holy smokes!! This is amazing~!!

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    Hands down one of the coolest heads/masks I've seen.

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    HOLY GOD! YES
    I have ALWAYS wanted a head like this!
    GORGEOUS!
    TELL ME YOU TAKE COMMISSIONS!

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    Coolest thing ever!!!
    I'd say "Shut Up and Take My Money" but I don't have any money.