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Description: SFX exploding portrait heads

Material: Realistic painted wax
(for alternative materials click here)


These heads and arms were props for an exploding zombie scene in a TV comedy horror pilot Jamie was working on as an SFX technician. The wax heads were filled with blood bags and explosives and detonated on

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whilst on a jerking puppet body. Blood, skull and arms flew in all directions. Gross!

We’ve included this one as an example of a portrait head because the process is the same whatever the final outcome. We work in many different materials and this one is just a cheap TV prop of a far lower quality than our fine art pieces. Being bald and with painted eyes required none of the additional sculpting usually required to open the eyes and create the hairstyle. Eyes closed, bald heads which already have the desired expression require the least work and hence the cheapest full head casts.

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