JOINTED FINGERS - Sat. June 23rd, 2012

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty

Switched gears this morning.

Still painting on the cloak, but since I’ll have some extra time today, thought  I would get the new set of hands ready for liquid latex. I like to work with latex outside, because of the smell, so today its going to be hot and perfect for that.

The hands I already have are just fine. I made them from silicone and wire, and they work pretty well, but since I needed to paint them, and silicone is such a challenge to paint, I thought I might as well make some new ones. I also wanted to play around with the idea of jointed fingers.

I'll show you the results tomorrow …



Rich Kempter said...

Nice fingers and hand. I love the fact you made tape "loops" to hold the tiny metal finger "bones". How did you cut them without getting the metal to pinched close?

Will the latex be as durable and long lasting as silicone? I don't know so I'm asking. :)

Don't get too goofy off of the latex fumes...

Shelley Noble said...

Woo. Loving the idea of tubing bones in the hands, Jeff. If the wire can somehow withstand the constant abrasion of the tube edges while moving, this appeals to me very much.

Maybe you are planning on wrapping the wire and tube edges with thread before coating with latex. That might work!

Nag for day, but a good one:

Sven Bonnichsen aka Safety Boy kindly told me that 3M's #6004 cartridges protect the delicate lungs from the ammonia fumes of latex. I ordered a pair for my half mask respirator on Amazon for like $13 I think. I bought the mask at my local hardware store at a small price to pay.

They are carbon filters so we keep up airtight wrapped until we use 'em.

Long live(ed) stop mo!

jriggity said...

neat o man!


Jeff Lafferty said...

Thanks Rich, I tried to answer you questions in today's (Sunday) blog post.

Thanks for looking out for me Shelley, since I'm a house painter I do own a respirator and have the #6004 cartridges. I wear it around any kind of stinky stuff. (its good advice for anyone else out there reading this too.)

Thanks Justin!