I printed out a bunch of copies of the TK ref photos, and drew lots of ideas for what the for what the Death trooper could look like.
that was the hardest part, creating a good concept.
Because I live in a desert, I wanted a somewhat mummified look as opposed to a freshly dead zombie.
Thats why I went for more browns and very little blood.
Once I knew what I wanted to do, I took my TK and sanded down the surface, and dremmeled the cracks and gaps.
I used acrylic paint matching the color schemes in this forum and used a sponge to apply it, and than wiped it of with a wet towel.
I did this repeatedly until I had the texture and color I wanted.
The facial prostetic, I made that myself, I have a some mask making skills, and had a very specific look I was going after, and I didn't want a full mask. I can take the bucket off drink water or eat a snack with out any issues, the bucket on nd rejoin the ranks of the undead.
I took him out to a convention and a zombie walk, the reaction from th epublics been overwhelming. Lots of fun to wear, was it worth sacrificing my TK?
Only time will tell.