I am currently in the final stages of making an Ape Warrior costume. I'm pretty much done bar one important detail: the latex and J-foam ape face is not yet painted. I have already got a few pointers from people on this forum (cheers) and some others plus a fair few google searches, but my paint tests are not really working all that well.. at all.
I can complete the project without pros-aide - there are other ways to paint latex. But seeing as I have got a big bottle of the stuff and it seems that all the cool kids are using it I am well up for learning the art and zen of PAX paint and all that.
Given the poor results of my test attempts I'm thinking it may be time to first un-learn all that I have learned.
If anyone could give me some pointers it would be much appreciated.
The main questions are things like:
Is it really meant to be that shiney?
Anything else is welcome though... because I am beginning to think I have very little idea about what is going on..
Thanks in advance!
[Here is a picture of the original sculpt, if anyone is interested. He's all moulded now and the latex pulls are looking good so far!]