Perfect Dragon Egg!
I've been wanting to make a dragon skull for awhile now (and I will once I figure out the rigging. It is happening.) and you can't have a half rotted skull without some hatching eggs around. The problem is that the tutorial began with "take a plastic egg and cut into it."
Yeah, not a lot of smooth, white, plastic eggs around. Except, it is easter.
I hunted through a bunch of stores looking for any large plastic eggs people decorated their lawns with and came up empty handed until Walgreens.
|The matryoshka easter egg|
The first step was yanking off the handle. With a sharpie I drew a crack in the top part, pulled out my dremel and probably cut a year off my life from the burning plastic smell.
Got your crack? Okay, now to do something about the fact the egg falls apart at the midsection.
Enter monster mud.
Monster mud is 5 parts joint compound to 1 part latex paint. I had some left over from my monster mudding last year but it was a bit dry so I added water, more joint compound and prayed it would work.
It didn't stick perfectly to the plastic of the egg, which worked in my favor as it created hairline cracks all over the place.
Once the mud dried in about a day, I painted the egg in a layer of white latex paint. This was to help seal off the joint compound in case the egg gets wet and keep it all from peeling off.
|The baby is in|
That's how to make your own dragon or dinosaur egg.