Hey all, hoping someone could give me some insight on the best material to make a hero skin out of for a project I'm working on, here are the specs:
the sculpture will be the size of female lion and/or a ginormous dog. It will have multiple animatronic movements but will stay in a stationary laying position. The movements will be: stomach and chest breathing, complex finger and wrist movement, eyes, and extensive facial and tail movement. The creature will have hair in some some spots well other will be bare.
I'm going for an extremely realistic look with much detail so I've been juggling what to make the hero skin out of. Im falling more towards a silicone skin than a foam with a fiber glass skeleton but I'm also ignorant on different or newer materials. I'm working with basic shop tools and don't have access to large machines.
I've attached the sculpty "sketch" if you will.
Extremely excited to hear your thoughts!