All raw base kit pieces:
Close-up of scar detail:
Fit and vision points:
Lower jaw measurements:
The base kit is a set of raw resin-cast pieces, straight from the mold with no additional cleanup. You will need to do some work removing any flashing left from the molding process, and sanding the raw edges down to smoothness. The mandibles and head crest are hollow pieces and will need to be back-filled with a lightweight epoxy putty or other filler. (Note that there is an option below where I will clean up the resin pieces and backfill the mandibles and crest for you.)
While the standard male turian kit can be adapted into any in-game character or OC, the Garrus variant kit features the scars on the right side of his faceplate, jaw, and right mandible (based on how they look in the slightly healed version in game 3).
As you can see in the diagram, the mask is not built in such a way as to be pressed directly to the wearer's face. False eyes of some kind are necessary. You can purchase one of my sets (see below), make your own, or paint them on a scrim (mesh fabric - least realistic, but best vision).
One-size-fits-most. The lower jaw wraps under the wearer's chin and around either side of their jaw. If your jaw/cheek area is wider than average, it may not fit you.
This base kit includes the following:
- Faceplate (1)
- Lower jaw (1)
- Head crest (1)
- Mandibles (2)
- Tooth plates (1 upper, 1 lower)
- Instruction Guide
Cleaned up & backfilled:
Optional - Casting Cleanup
If you don't want to do the cleanup or don't have the equipment, I'm happy to help out! If you add this option, I will remove all flashing from each of the resin-cast pieces and sand the edges smooth. This includes the faceplate and all vision points, jaw, head crest, mandibles, and tooth plates, as well as the eye fittings (if you add the eyes option below). I will also backfill the hollow mandibles and head crest pieces with lightweight epoxy putty and sand them to a smooth finish.
Eyes with raw cast fittings:
Eyes w/cleaned-up fittings:
Eyes fitted in mask:
Optional - Eyes
This option will add a pair of realistic Garrus eyes made from 12mm glass cabochons, as well as a pair of resin-cast settings to fit them in. When attached into the eye sockets of the turian mask, they leave plenty of room for good vision and look simply stunning!
If you choose the eye option for this Garrus kit, you'll be receiving exactly the same color eyes I used in my own Garrus costume. If for any reason you want a different color, please let me know in your order comments!
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Page last updated: 4/4/2016
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