Hellboy has a distinctive right hand. Actually, he stands out in a crowd regardless of his hand. Mike Iverson of Blind Squirrel Props is a fan of the character and spent eight days creating a wearable version of the hand from scrap medium-density fibreboard (MDF). He started by laminating “a bunch of 3/4″ MDF discs together to form the forearm, all hollowed out EXCEPT for the ends.” He used the same process for the hand and then lathed it to smooth and shape the stack of MDF circles into Hellboy’s fist. Here’s how he approached replicating the stone texture of Hellboy’s right hand:
As most of the pieces were nearing completion, I needed to figure out how to replicate the ancient stone texture of the hand. On scrap of MDF , I started with a bullet-shaped grinding stone bit to rough up the surface. Next I used a round grinding bit to add pits. Then I used a fine grinding stone bit to add cracks. The final step was to spray some red on it just to see how it looked!
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