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Stage design for Iron Maidens Final Frontier world tour
Iron Maiden Eddie
Final Frontier World Tour - Stage Prop
I was very lucky during my first year at university to be given the opportunity to spend three weeks working at Millennium FX - Europes leading supplier of cutting edge prosthetics, animatronics and special make-up FX for film, television, commercials, music promos, theater and corprate projects.

I want tyo make it very clear from the start that i only had avery small part to play in this project.

I was there as part of the work experiecne program of the univeristy and was effectively brought in as cheap skilled labour. However i learnt a great deal during my time on this project and am very grateful to have had this opportunity. 
As i understand it, a sculpture was made using the album artwork as reference. This sculpture was then scanned and worked on digitally. The file was then sent to a company that used a cnc process to mill out the polystyrene seen in the picture above. Which is where i first became involved.
After sticking the differnt sections of the head together we carved and tidied it up before first painting it and then covering it in silicone. Over this we applied a number of coats of fibreglass.
After the fibreglass had cured we pulled out the styrene creating an open shell. This is pretty much as far as my involvement went with the project, allthough i did help with a lot of other work not in cluded here, including the fingers which were later rigged with animaronics to make them move on the stage show.
From here on there was a great deal of work from a lot of very talented people to complete what you see below. I had agreat time working on this project and a lot of fun going to see it up and running at one of the bands shows.