KRYS BAIOA FUSION GODZILLA
I started the feet by taking paper and drawing the “footprint” of the feet. I used the shoe that will make up the core of the feet as a guide to make sure what I drew was large enough. I then cut the footprint out of the paper and traced it onto 1/4″ L200 foam. I traced the shoe onto the L200 as a guide.
Next begins building up the skeleton of the foot. This was done with upholstery foam. We took rectangular pieces and glued them to the base so they arched. This will make up the individual toes. The were glued down with barge. Anytime you need to glue upholstery foam to L200 foam, you need to use barge.
These foam balls make up the “beds” where the toe claws will lay. They were attached to the ends of the toes. They were made but cutting out 4 small football shapes pieces and were glued together to form half a sphere.
The spheres at the end of the toes were caved in to form the “beds” where the toe claws will rest into. This was done by adding barge to be L200 base and to the inside of the sphere and just pushed inward until it glued to the L200 base.
It’s important to compare your work to other pieces of the suit to make sure proportions are all in line. You can see the beginnings of a familiar Godzilla shaped leg. This is the basic under-skeleton.
These are the beginnings of the toe claws. The claws were made of L200 foam. We started by drawing a basic shape of a claw onto brown paper so that we can get the same shape claw since there will be 6 of them in total plus two smaller sized dewclaws. We cut it out and traced it onto 1″ L200 foam. We traced the same shape onto three different pieces then glued them together.
I added a second layer of 1/4″ foam to the bottom of the foot for a little more height. The edges were then rounded out with a surform carver which can be found at Home Depot. It’s usually found in the drywall section.
Once I was happy with the shape of the claws, I then used sandpaper to smooth the surface down to a smoother grain. Then I used a blowtorch to melt away any foam bits left over from sanding. IMPORTANT* When using the blow torch, never point the flame directly at the foam. This will not only melt any of your work but it could catch the foam on fire. You want to gently graze it over the surface keeping the flame constantly moving over the foam at an angle. This will also give the foam a nice shine and texture. Here I did a little painting since they were ready for it at this point.
I’ve started laying down the first bits of detail on the first toe by adding wrinkles of skin. This was done by taking strips of 1/8″ upholstery foam and overlapping them over each other. I cut the strips at a bevel so that I could fold a side in on itself and get a nice rounded edge to each wrinkle.