After 5 years, and what started as a personal experiment, we have achieved our 100th Jackal gasmask. Ironically, it ended up being a custom job that allowed Stego to outdo himself yet again.
Stego cinches up the areas painted by Kat and gets the line work firm.
Recreating a very recognizable face. Applying a second coat, with some more paint strokes.
For those who have seen Arkon Override out and about, people can wonder how the 4-eyed mask was possible. Here is the mask way before it would get its first outer coatings...
Wanted to make sure the white of the ears and the dark tip were seamless so Kat found herself switching back and forth.
With the final coats on our painted design, it was time to add our secondary colors, mixed for the sake of making our UV reactive painjob pop even more. With respect to the character's goatee, a small brush was used to create the impression of hair the best way it might look on a rubber tiger.
This became a great marker to keep my stripe work flowing in the right direction. This is just one of many stripes that essentially were a reproduction of the stripes from Quietfire Version 1.
Kat just went on a whim and chose to work from the cheeks and work my way to the back of the hood
Dont stare at it too long or make eye contact. It wasnt very patient.
.... yup, that diamond was just a bit too sharp for the client's liking. With some precision, it was smoothed out and made a bit more organic
Stripes are often created using flexible paper templates. The first coat wont look so great, but it allows a "trace" of the stripes around the mask's curves.