These masks are designed to be easily built by anyone, using local materials, removing the need for mass manufacturing or shipping and with the minimum environmental impact.
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The bear is arguably the largest animal in America, and this is the largest mask I’ve ever built, and the smallest. Since I have a large head, I scaled up to 104% when I printed. For my kid I did 80%. Plenty of room for adjustment with the headband instructions. Love this mask, Wintercroft!
Hi Marlon, Thank you for building our masks and sharing your experience. Awesome bear build! Let us know if we can help anytime and have fun on future masks. - Fletch
This mask was great fun to build. The Wintercroft masks are a delightful distraction from the Covid19 lockdown. The bear :bear: mask was my second make - the first a gorilla :gorilla: - in the space of a fortnight! I had originally bought the gorilla template about a year ago but hadn’t made the time to start it. I am yet to decorate the masks but have subsequently bought the fox :fox_face: mask template (with wall mount) and made that too. The Fox mask review to follow soon. My makes aren’t perfectly done, I have large fingers plus I think my card is a little too thick so keeping the joins together whilst the glue (glue stick) adhered was tricky. Some of the joins show little gaps but they will be covered up when I decorate. My next purchase will be some half masks that I will practise methods of decoration prior to decorating the full masks.
Hi Ian, Fletch from Wintercroft here. Thank you for building our masks and for the detailed feedback. We're excited for you to create more and let your imagination go wild decorating. Let us know if we can help anytime and have fun staying healthy, safe and creative. - Fletch
Really pleased with this one, used it to create a polar bear
Hi Liz - Fletch from Wintercroft here. Thank you for sharing this awesome photo of your build. Hope you have fun building future masks and we'll always be here to help if you need us.
Très bonne conception, penser à plastifier les feuilles pour une plus grande solidités. message pour les concepteur, il manque des pliures sur la pièces D entre le 56 et 31, et à l'angle 53/54 vers l'angle 51/15 et 36/21. Autre petit détail dommage de voir les lignes dans les oreilles, il aurait été génial de les fermer complètement comme pour le masque de chien doberman
Fletch from Wintercroft here. Thank you for sharing the experience - great builds! Regarding the missing lines issue, if you download the latest version of the Adobe Reader App (available free on their website) and open your files using it, this should solve the problem. Also, the reason we leave the ears open is to cut down on build time and maintain the ease of construction. We recommend that you simply overlay some excess card over the visible template, or paint/colour over if you like. We hope you enjoy future builds and we'll always be here to help if you need us. - Fletch
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