As part getting to know our special effects kit and learning basic techniques we were shown how to create a mangled thumb. To create a mangled thumb there has to be a range of a few lacerations and cuts to multiple deep lacerations to give it a realistic look. To create the mangled thumb we used Grimas Derma Wax, Glynn McKay bruise gel (dark red) and fake blood mine was home made or you can buy pre- made fake blood. Below are some pictures of my mangled thumb and the method on how to recreate it.
- Build up the Derma Wax around the thumb (works well on bony areas of the skin use a wet wipe to help smooth the wax and also helps making it easier to work with)
- After building up enough wax use a toothpick to carve into the wax to create wounds
- Paint onto the wound by using GM dark red bruise gel.
- To add to the effect you can also add a small amount of fake blood.
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