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Mouth of Sauron tutorial 6 by InKibus Mouth of Sauron tutorial 6 by InKibus
Part 1- [link]
Part 2- [link]
Part 3- [link]
Part 4- [link]
Part 5- [link]
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Part 6
Hopefull you've scuplted and shaped you helmet by now.
And a layer of grey Krylon spay paint, and any inperfections become evident quickly.
Sand them even.
Now sculpt the 114 runes in the helmet, which cna be found here-
[link]
Specifically- [link]
If you botch carving them in, just bondo over them, and redo!
Paint our finally with several layer of black krylon spray paint.
Then customise with Folk Wear paints, black, greys, and rusty colors.
Also, cover with a dirty glaze, polish the high point. And make sure you dull the whole piece with a scotch pad.
Add drapes, and enjoy!
And no, there ar eno eye holes. ;)
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:iconpinku-the-chan:
Pinku-the-chan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
dude, this is awesome.
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot, I really hope people can learn from it. :D
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Daeaye Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What is dirty glaze? Is there a specific name it has, or is there a brand that stocks it? It would be super helpful for a project I'm working on!
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InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi! Sorry about the delay. The 'dirty' glaze we use is a custom mix Finishers Glaze. We go to Sherwin Williams paint stores and get their Van Dyke wood filler glaze, and we have it adjusted to our furniture needs.
More terra cotta type dirt colours added. It looks like a dark brown mudd. But Van Dyke is a very general colour that should work on it's own. I add that, and then even come back with more, sometimes a lighter brown or even a black to make a layered look. Hope this helps!
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PeachesandPebbles Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is such a helpful tutorial all round. I'm trying to construct the Witch King's helmet but I was having trouble figuring out just where to start with painting it, but this will help hugely ^^ thanks so much!
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
You are very welcome, I am so happy it helped!
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ilithyahime Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
AWESOME.
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
A belated thanks! :bow:
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ilithyahime Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
lol, no problem :)
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jotunkid Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I will have to modify the face plate. maybe a german visor. Can you see through This mask?
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InKibus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sorry about the slow reply, it's been a rough month.
Actually, no, I cannot see out of the front of the helmet for mine.
My next version i am planning to make see-able.
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Jabborwocky Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Oh man do i want to try this project!
It seems terrifyingly precise but I'll see what i can do
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InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's is precise, and it require that symmetry to look balanced, and plus and custom fit to fit around whatever chin you are basing it on. I did my for me, and it looks right one me.
The one I had to redo was for a dummy, but it was in Canada, and I'm in America. I never got to physically test the helmet, which is nerve wracking! Luckily the client sent me pictures and detailed measurements to make it fit. It's the most crucial part to make the helmet look like a personal piece, not something you found and popped on your head. :)
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jotunkid Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job. I will probably make this in 18g steel.
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Really? That would be damn awesome! I just made another out of my synthetic materials, but I am dreaming of someone doing it our of metal. :aww:
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Fantastic!
I'm going to attempt to make this, but not as fantasticly as you have done. Just papier mache.
So the helmet isn't completely surrounding your head, right? There's just a band in the back, and it's
more of a "mask" then? Cause I assume the head drapes cover the back anyway. Right?
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :bow: I am actually, believe it or not, making ANOTHER helmet right now, and will probably post and updated tutorial with a few less steps.
I'd really LOVE for some other people to do this in a simple paper mache manner, it
doesn't just have to be done in my heavy duty manner.
And yes, it has even been described as a mask.
It's a heavy band in the back.
The drapes come off the horns, and another drape come over the head and the band goes over that.
Hope that helps!
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Creature-Cave Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Great, thanks so much!
I will let you know once I've finished it
and show you how it looks. Thanks again!
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aBlindSquirrel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Thanks for posting this tutorial. The final helm is stunning!
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you muchly! :bow: i am so happy others find my tutorial helpful.
I am actually building ANOTHER helmet now, and will update this tutorial eventually. :D
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ZerosFangs Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow! That is just amazing! :faint:

Thanks for putting this up, my mum is an avid LOTR fan and I one day want to dedicate an LOTR cosplay to her. Seeing as The Mouth Of Sauron is my fav, I chose him. I might have to put off making it for a while though as I have only just started cosplaying and I have next to no skills. XP

He was always my fav, even if he did last less than 3mins in the movie. XD
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
A huge thank you! :bow: I love hearing people say that, I am a real MoS fan too!
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ZerosFangs Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome ^^
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Niveau27 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009   Artisan Crafter
omg i want one!
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Teehhee, that is why I made this tutorial. ;)
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FriesianRider Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow how long did that take you?
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Well, the whole helmet took me MONTHS. I never had a schedule to work on it, I would work on it as I could, which sometimes was only a few minutes a day.
So, easily, 6 months for just the helmet.
I could probably compact that, though, if I was allowed consistent time every day. :nod:
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FriesianRider Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy moly. I was contemplating(not really seriously but I was entertained by the idea) making one for myself for a possible halloween costume. But not if it takes that much time.
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Well, my helmet was very heavy duty.
If anyone can figure out a sort of 'e-z' method to construct a helmet, they should!
I am a professional woodworker, so I have lots of tools on hand and the shop.
But hey, there are so many kids asking me how could they make an easy one.....
surely there's an easier method! It's a challenging costume to make!
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FriesianRider Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Agreed! If there were an easier way to do it I probably would, I don't have the kind of time to invest in a project as big as that, especially since I have no experience in woodworking whatsoever!! XD
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nightgraue Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
This is absolutely amazing, though I think one should not even start making it, if one hasn't any practise in using the materials. I am sure I could NOT do thos. But I am sure I will use your props!

Plus, what I can and will do, is giving you and your sister a feature in my journal for your wonderful work. Talent seems to run in the family.
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InKibus Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Many many thanks! :bow: I made sure I did it well, but made the info availible for others to enjoy and learn too. :nod:
i've only met one other person who's made this!
Thank you again! :hug: It's an honor!
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CatapultedCarcass Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome final outcome!
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Many thanks! :bow:
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hollow-welt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008   Artisan Crafter
holy smokes dude, that's monstrous, literally, what does it weigh? awesome job and good on ya for the tutorial.
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
THanks alot! :bow: I have to look at the exact weigth, but it was several akward pounds on my head. ;)
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goldenpuppy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008   Traditional Artist
wow what an awesome way to make that mask!
How heavy is that thing anyways? It has wood in it and what looked like plaster.. must weigh quite a bit!
Thanks so much for writing so much! If i ever try it I will use your tutorial! Looking forward for more cool things!
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InKibus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks for the watch and questions!
I really need to weight this for a precise weight, since I get asked so much.
Several pounds for sure. Not appallingly heavy, but very weighty no the less.
And you are welcome to use and share the turorial, i hope I inspire a whole
bathc of other people to do something similar!
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goldenpuppy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Traditional Artist
you sure have inspired me! Keep up the good work!
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primulatook Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this was the most amazing tutorial i have ever seen...you must have so much patience...this is great!
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InKibus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! yes, I had to be very patient, but it's not hard if you know that you are doing a good job. It'll get doen soon enough. ;)
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creeps2002 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
You are freakishly patient Inki! :S It must have taken ages, and ages, and ages, and ages, and ages x 700!!!!


It turned out brilliant as you well know - but it is very interesting to see how you went about it; I never would have guessed this much work went into it!
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InKibus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
THnak you! Actually, I pride myself with that; I am patient. I don't mind waiting years for things to get done, and it's handy when I want to costume something. And it did take me sooo very much time, but not a moment was wasted. :nod:
And it is so much work! I know that can be discouraging for some casual costumers. :shrug:

The results speak for themself. ;)
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creeps2002 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
I dub thee - Inki the Patient.

Yes - the results DEFINITELY speak for themselves!
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ivygreane Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Student General Artist
oooooo i want to make one of these x3
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
I hope you do! :nod:
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ire-ne Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Amazing tutorial!! :clap:
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
THank you very much! :bow:
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IncompleteMe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOME. Guess What I'll be making overr the summer?
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InKibus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
:w00t: I hope you do make one! I've only met one other who has.
If you run into problems of have a question, just send a me note. :nod:
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