Tooth Prop for Short Film – “Diemension”

Just finished a life size tooth prop for a Twitter friend of mine Rob Bish, @XzombishX who is making a short film along with two of his friends, Jim Dolan and Dazza Field called ‘Diemension‘ that is about a man that searches for more than his world  … Tagline “It’ll melt your teeth!!” … 😀

He’s starting to shoot in the next couple of weeks so keep a look out for more news.

Sculpt

The tooth in the script is a big molar tooth that the protagonist in the film pulls out and notices it has a strange blue effect where his fingers have touched it.

I sculpted the molar from Fimo polymer clay that you buy in the shade you require. I mixed a yellow and white to get a basic cream shade as a base. I use a pasta making machine to mix the clay but you can mix the colours by hand, especially with small amounts.

These photos show the tooth with a basic coat of white acrylic on the upper, enamel covered part of the tooth.

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The following photos show the tooth from lots of different angles which I painted with various washes of yellow and ochre acrylic to achieve the natural staining.

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These last photos show the final stage where I added the blue strange marbling effect. I achieved this by mixing a bright blue acrylic with silver, to give it a brighter more unnatural look. I used a very fine brush and cocktail stick to apply the paint, and then blurred it slightly with a damp cotton bud.

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(I held the tooth for the last few shots for scale).

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I finally sealed it to protect the paint with Plasticote Clear Sealer acrylic spray.

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