December 12th, 2008


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You Are A: Bear Cub!

bear cubBears are strong and independent creatures who roam in the forest in search of food. Bears are usually gentle, but anger one and be prepared for their full fury! You're big, you won't back down from a fight -- classic attributes of a bear. Intelligent and resourceful, though lazy at times, you are a fascinating creature of the wild.

You were almost a: Kitten or a Monkey
You are least like a: Chipmunk or a DucklingWhat Cute Animal Are You?
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prosthetic makeup test

I hadn't received my shipment from Smooth-On yet. I ordered the silicone prosthetic adhesive from them, since I don't have any, as well as a blood pigment. The order should have been here by now, so I called.

Due to a computer glitch, they hadn't sent it yet.

I need it here by Tuesday. Panic, panic, panic.

They're very apologetic, and are shipping it out today, second day air. It should be here by Tuesday, but I can't count on it, so I had to come up with a backup plan. A standby adhesive that's stronger than the Ben Nye prosthetic adhesive or spirit gum, something skin-safe that will stick to silicone. There used to be this stuff called Pros-Aid that you could get, but it's expensive and only available in Europe & Canada now. There is also a medical prosthetic adhesive available, but expensive and difficult to find, generally requiring a prescription.

Necessity being the mother of invention, I came up with another idea. Since this is only the second time I've worked with the silicone, I needed to do some tests.

This is a quick-and-dirty piece that was a leftover from the pour for the slashed throat piece from "Dead Space":

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