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Mass Effect: Male and Female Turian Masks

Male and female turian masks, mostly finished, being shown as samples.

I'm making some turians! These are a little different from how Garrus was done; the face plates and mandibles are cast resin pieces rather than latex, but the overall principle is similar.

A sample of how the Garrus variant male turian mask looks once assembled and painted, with the eyes installed.
Garrus mask variant

These masks are being made to as closely resemble the in-game aliens from Mass Effect as possible. The face is set a few inches in front of the wearer's face (less so for the females), which better matches a turian's profile. The wearer sees through several areas - the space around the eyes, through the nose and mouth, and through a few cutout sections in other parts of the mask. The turian eyes are made of glass and give a wonderfully realistic look!

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Work-in-progress photos

Female mask sculpting pics:

A work in progress photo of my female turian mask. A work in progress photo of my female turian mask. A work in progress photo of my female turian mask.

Mask molds (more details about the molding process):

The inside of the completed mold. The inside of the completed mold for the main part of the male turian head.

Comparison between male and female mask faceplates:

A comparison between a cast female turian mask and the male mask sculpture. Male and female cast resin turian masks.

Sculpting the lower jaws (and crest for the male mask):

Sculpting the lower jaw of the female turian mask. The interior of the lower jaw on the female turian mask sculpt. The female turian mask progress, with both the main face piece and lower jaw. A photo of the male turian jaw and crest sculpture in progress. A photo of the male turian jaw and crest sculpture in progress.

Female and male mandibles:

A photo of the female mandibles being sculpted. A photo of the male mandibles being sculpted. A photo of the male mandibles being molded.

Eyes and teeth:

A preview of how the eyes are done on the female turian mask. Turian teeth molds. A picture showing the male turian mask with teeth in place.

Available For Sale:

A photograph showing all raw resin mask pieces for the female turian base kit.Mask kit - Female - via rednebulastudios.com
A photograph showing the Garrus version of the male turian mask kit including the casting cleanup and backfill option.Mask kit - Garrus - via rednebulastudios.com
A photograph showing all raw resin mask pieces for the male turian base kit.Mask kit - Male - via rednebulastudios.com
A photo showing several individual parts of turian mask kits.Turian individual kit pieces - via rednebulastudios.com

© 2017 Sculpture work and all photos by Sarrah Wilkinson

Page last updated: 8/1/2015

Keywords: turian masks, male, female, cast resin, work in progress, wip, Mass Effect, aliens

Categories: Costuming, Costumes and Props

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