Re: How did they create Barnes facial scars?

17 08 2008

Reposted from IMDB to safe it from disappearing…

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Me: Watching the movie for the first time (or even first few times) I was wondering if the scar is real. I think it was the first time ever I considered a possibility of movie make-up being a real thing. šŸ™‚

There is not much information about the way of making scars:

You could read through the articles’ section at Gordon J. Smiths (Platoon’s make-up artist) website (caution: gory images!), but he gives no real details away…
http://www.fxsmith.com/pressclip.html

…nor do those folks talking about movie make-up…
http://www.make-upboard.com/showthread.php?t=302

Here is a similar case with the most detailed description I could get.
http://www.oregoncoast.com/chimera/various.htm

Probably the best way is to buy a scar kit and try it out šŸ˜‰
http://matthewwmungle.com/wmcreations/EZ_scar.html

Here is a hi-res picture of Berenger’s face with the scar
http://www.fotoshd.com/Cine-y-Television-Peliculas-P-Platoon-1976-i1207.html

IĀ suspect they make a kind of concave plastic profile and glue it to the skin wrapping it around so it builds a dent… dang, my English is not good enough to describe what I mean… it’s a guess, so it doesn’t matter that much anyway, lol.

In any case it doesn’t seem to be made by applying big siliconĀ prostheticsĀ covering whole half of Berenger’s face with the scar carved in it (like e.g. in Terminator).


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