Constructing Troll Horns with InstaMorph Moldable Plastic
Hello friends! I recently made some troll horns using moldable plastic for the first time, and I thought I’d make a tutorial sharing how to do that with all of you! So, without any further ado, let’s talk about how to do that!
InstaMorph Teeth and Fangs Tutorial
A few days ago, I received an ask about how I made my InstaMorph teeth. So here is my (hopefully understandable) tutorial!
Before we actually get started, I want to make a quick disclaimer: InstaMorph is SAFE to put in your mouth. (I got a suprising amount of questions about this). It is non-toxic, so as long as you don’t eat the pellets (which I’m pretty sure I can trust you to not do), you’ll be perfectly fine. :)
Guys GUYS I got some of that InstaMorph stuff, and it’s SO FLIPPIN AWESOME. I’m making an angel blade for my fem!castiel cosplay and I feel like a blacksmith or something, I’ve got my pot of hot water, my little bowl of ice water to help it harden faster, I’m melting/shaping/remolding/”welding” the stuff and enfudohipjnhduovx[jpv’fnlfbgipo[js’rwlkfbidpo;rke THIS MUST BE WHAT A BLACKSMITH FEELS LIKE.
only being a blacksmith is a lot cooler than this, but I think this is pretty close
This polymorph is pretty good but takes some getting used to. It forms a rather solid plastic that bounces when dropped, but there is only a short working time so you have to keep putting it in the water to heat up again. However, I strongly suggest buying a packet and testing it out for yourself. Very good for making fragile things, but it will be rather difficult making something very detailed or textured (that being said, with a lot of time and patience you could achieve some very nice results). You can also buy pigments for it so you don’t have to paint it. The Instamorph website recommends some for their product, but I would presume that the polymorph friendly powders would also work, but may be difficult to mix in if your polymorph isn’t hot enough!
I’m gonna stick to my clay in the future for making horns. Personal preference for working with, but I must admit the plastic is rather nice for the finished product, although scratches will leave marks.
UK people, search “Instamorph” in eBay and you’ll get the product I used, it’s the only one available. You get two bags, and I used about 1/3 of a bag for these two horns.