Realism chimp sculpture

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This chimp head has a mechanical skeleton that makes its eyes and eyelids, brows, lips, jaw and tongue all move to create many different expressions.

This project took months to complete. It was first sculpted over a head lifecast. This was then moulded in fiberglass and a skin made of silicone.
Chimp animatronic mask
Aluminium and brass mechanics manipulated by radio controlled servos and cables move the skin in key areas to create expressions.
Chimp lifelike mask