2014 3D printing, props and animals

Tons and tons of work this year. Check it out!!
2014 was the year I first really started get interested in 3D printing and what that can do for this proffesion. Here you can see me and my Dad building my Velleman K8200.NEW This is one of the first tests I did. A small scale scanned version of myself. One of the important things I want one day to be able to do is to stop doing normal life casts and just scan the heads instead. We are far from the detail levels yet but it is on the way there. A gift I made for my wonderful accountant.NEW This is my Dad being printed.NEW A downloaded and printed Lincoln. The willingness to share in the 3D community is great!NEW A scanned nose of myself ready for sculpting and then molding!NEW For the comedy "# Revyn" on the Liseberg theatre I got to make a lot of teeth for a bunch of Swedish celebrities. Makeup artist for the show was Tiina Bengtsson.NEW For the comedy "# Revyn" on the Liseberg theatre I got to make a lot of teeth for a bunch of Swedish celebrities. Makeup artist for the show was Tiina Bengtsson.NEW For the comedy "# Revyn" on the Liseberg theatre I got to make a lot of teeth for a bunch of Swedish celebrities. Makeup artist for the show was Tiina BengtssonNEW
For the comedy "# Revyn" on the Liseberg theatre I got to make a lot of teeth for a bunch of Swedish celebrities.NEW For the comedy "# Revyn" on the Liseberg theatre I got to make a lot of teeth for a bunch of Swedish celebrities.NEW For the comedy "# Revyn" on the Liseberg theatre I got to make a lot of teeth for a bunch of Swedish celebrities.NEW For the comedy "# Revyn" on the Liseberg theatre I got to make a lot of teeth for a bunch of Swedish celebrities.NEW For the comedy "# Revyn" on the Liseberg theatre I got to make a lot of teeth for a bunch of Swedish celebrities.NEW For the comedy "# Revyn" on the Liseberg theatre I got to make a lot of teeth for a bunch of Swedish celebrities.NEW For the comedy "# Revyn" on the Liseberg theatre I got to make a lot of teeth for a bunch of Swedish celebrities.NEW For the comedy "# Revyn" on the Liseberg theatre I got to make a lot of teeth for a bunch of Swedish celebrities.NEW This year I had to cast a bunch of things looking like metal so I tested out a lot of different pigment brushed into the silicone mold before casting urethane in it.NEW
These are the pigments used in previous picture.NEW This theater play had very simple makeups but there was plenty of fun props to do instead.NEW My main challenge was to make a battery run fire so I decided to design it with my 3D printer.NEW So I went out and bought a lot of fans, LED's, batteries and switches from a local shop.NEW Using the measurements from these I started building the thingy using Tinkercad.comNEW Of course the fire had to be surrounded by a lot of wood. So I made polyurethane copies of some real fire wood.NEW It was quite a challenge to paint and dress them so they looked good.NEW Since they also had to be durable enough to hit each other on the head with them!!NEW Here we are trying out how many sticks we needed.NEW
I did several copies of it because it was bound to break during the tour they went on.NEW The back view that was never shown to the audience.NEW Here you see all the things assembled.NEW And the finished fire!!!NEW And the finished fire!!NEW And the finished fire!!NEW They also needed to be able to stab each other in the play but we needed to know they would not kill each other for real!!NEW So I made a urethane copy of the knife that was very dull and would break before it would be able to cut you.NEW They didn't want a soft rubber knife so this was the best I could come up with. Still a bit scary! But the show is done now and no-one got hurt!!NEW
I created an airbrush add on this year for creating splatter patterns.Read more on the page about them.NEW Here I am printing a whole bunch of them.NEW This is the kit that I am selling. But you don't have to buy them!! They are free!! Download and print them yourself!!NEW For a show I needed a chopped off childs hand so Jack was happy to lend me his! First cast of him! That he is aware of!! I made a cast of his baby hand when he was a one year old but he slept though that cast :)NEW Dick Smith sadly passed away on the 30th of July 2014 at the age of 92. We owe him everything!! He was a true inventor and the most generous man to have l ever lived! I hope future generations of makeup artists will know and be curious about him. Without him we would not have any of the makeup giants we have to day. Everything links back to Dick! I did not make the mini bust. William Forche did it as to "Pay it forward" and I urge you to do the same! Without sharing we are no where!! Thank you, Dick! For everything you did and stood for!NEW I was teaching at a theatre costume makers school and when someone looks this happy to have their belly cut open I need to share it!NEW Ouch!NEW On this next play at Folkteatern you can really see how things change during a rehearsal period. Just before the holidays they realised they needed a poster shoot but the script wasn't even written yet! So I had to come up with some looks for the next play in just 3 days. But as you will see in the coming pictures this is not even close to the look they had in final play. Well two of them are almost the same!NEW This was for the poster shot.NEW
This was for the poster shot.NEW This was for the poster shot. This is soooo far away from the end result!NEW Here is the end result! Still a nerd but a very different type!NEW These are the final version on stage.NEW Sanna HultmanNEW Niklas Roman with his burns from being locked in the sauna. Here I used my own makeup mix! Watch my pages! Hopefullly I will be able to sell my own line of water resistant airbrush makeup at some point!NEW Anders Granell in his wig, moustache and scar. This is the same wig as in the poster shoot but it was gradually cut shorter and we ended up here.NEW Anders againNEW The lovely Ing-Mari Carlsson as the real estate agent.NEW
The lovely Ing-Mari Carlsson as the real estate agent.NEW Publicity shot. Photo by Lina IkseNEW Publicity shot. Photo by Lina IkseNEW Publicity shot. Photo by Lina Ikse Here again I used my pigment free blood that can't stain (nearly) anything! I might start selling this stuff in the future too!! Keep your eyes open!NEW This version of the flocking blood was based on glycerin and not sorbitol as I normally make it. People had to walk in it and if you use sorbitol you get the sticky "click click" sounds from people shoes. The downfall of the glycerin is that it is not as sticky so it runs down too fast.. Photo by Lina IkseNEW Here you see how 20 minutes later it has run down and almost dissapeared in places. This would not be the case with a sorbitol base! Photo by Lina IkseNEW The most fun I had on this project was a making a fake bronze plaque of our old prime minister Olof Palme. I had never sculpted anything flat like this so that was a challenge. Add to the fact that it was a portrait of a very loved man and I needed to find his soul to come thorough. I had no relationship to him so that made it difficult to find it.NEW 2014-08-20 18.21.02NEW Here it is ready for the big silicone mold.NEW
7 kilos of silicone!NEW Now brushed with Smooth On Cast magic copper powderNEW Out of the mold and the first layer of shadows and aging have been put on with airbrush acrylicsNEW Up on the wall! All the letters were printed in my 3D printer!NEW See how nice the Cast magic powders catch the light on the plaque!!NEW Next job (that actually started way early in the spring) was to re-visit the Jungle book again with some new masks. This was not one of them though. They did this themselves but I always use a poster if I can...NEW Here is the gang!NEW The tiger mask is actually 10 years old! But they liked it so no need to update it. The customer is always right! As long as they don't say that it is too expensive ;)NEW My new panther makeup. You will see it on coming pictures how I used low tech tape to make it.NEW
The monkeys made with vacu form plastic.NEW As I needed to keep costs down I decided to make a very simple makeup using medical tape to change the shape of her eyes. I tried to hide the edges with the lines of the tape with makeup. The paper ears are just place holders until I had time to make proper ones.NEW One more picture.NEW Again trying to keep the price low but still keeping it cool. I created a lot of plastic templates so he could create patterns on his face.NEW The order the makeup had to be applied was of course very important.NEW  IMG2589NEW And the child snake. Even simpler makeup so she could do it herself.NEW Finding the right look for Baloo was tricky. This was wrong!! See the final version later on in the album.NEW Snake mommyNEW
Elephant sculpt. Cheapest clay I ever work with!! 30 sek per kilo from Biltema! Great stuff but very soft!NEW 2014-06-06 17-59-04.04NEW Getting ready for the front half of the mold.NEW Front part done. Now for the back half.NEW Mold done and the first silicone cast is out!! Yippiee!!! I cast the tusks first with a white silicone.NEW The vultures. I really wanted these to be light weight. So I made them with 3 pieces of vacuform plastic glued together.  The textures on the middle one is done with a hot glue gun.NEW Three out of the five elephants I did.NEW No. 1NEW 2014-06-25 15-00-50NEW
Testing it on myselfNEW 2014-06-25 14-59-51NEW No. 2NEW Vulture no. 1NEW Vulture no. 1NEW Vulture no. 2NEW Vulture no. 3NEW 2014-06-25 15-06-31NEW Hero Monkey. Vacu form plastic with elastic to make the jaw move.NEW
Hero Monkey. Vacu form plastic with elastic to make the jaw move.NEW Hero Monkey. Vacu form plastic with elastic to make the jaw move.NEW Hero Monkey. Vacu form plastic with elastic to make the jaw move.NEW Hero Monkey. Vacu form plastic with elastic to make the jaw move.NEW Simple Monkey.NEW Simple Monkey.NEW Baloo with silicone earsNEW Baloo with silicone earsNEW Baloos silicone earsNEW
These days my kids always gets involved with the stuff I make. So here I am posing with Jack.NEW These days my kids always gets involved with the stuff I make. So here I am posing with Jack.NEW These days my kids always gets involved with the stuff I make. So here I am posing with Jack.NEW I have worked quite a bit for the Malmö Opera this year. This was the biggest project.NEW The Sandman. Design sketch by Dan Potra. He/she was supposed to come up though a box with very specific measurements that felt way too small for the design.  So I had to come up with a clever solution that could be squeezed together when it appeared.NEW So a foam rubber build up was the logical way for me.NEW We were four people working on it. Me, Annika, Jenny and Cicci from the Malmö OperaNEW The foam covered in burlap. No paint still.NEW Jenny posing in it to get a feel where we are heading. Jenny made the silicone face mask.NEW
Another body picture.NEW Another body pictureNEW Another body pictureNEW Another body pictureNEW Another body picture with Jack inside it.NEW Another body picture with Evie inside it.NEW Another body picture with a dummy inside it.NEW Another body picture with a dummy inside it.... Oh no, sorry I meant Jenny! Just a joke! Hugs to you Jenny!!NEW Not too easy to fit it in the car to travel down to Malmö....NEW
The design and the end result. I was pretty pleased!! It only took two days to build and paint the whole thing!NEW The sandman as he looked on stage.NEW For the Witch in the same Hanzel and Gretel play I helped out by making the full head cast of Jonas Duran who played her.NEW And then a few months later I went down again to make the mold to make the silcicone mask in. The sculpt was made by Cecilia Åkerlund of Malmö Opera.NEW