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Costuming => Mutants, Xenos, and Heretics => Topic started by: glig on July 12, 2012, 04:55:00 AM

Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on July 12, 2012, 04:55:00 AM
Finally taking my free time to make my dream costume, an Eldar Warlock.

The Plan:
Step 1. Create Helmet
Step 2: Create Rune Armour and staff
Step 3: Create Robe
Step 4: ????
Step 5: Awesome!

Here's my progress so far:

http://imgur.com/mfqTF (http://imgur.com/mfqTF)
Basic plan and base helmet shape

http://imgur.com/4Nbfq (http://imgur.com/4Nbfq)
Added dome shape to base

http://imgur.com/bFqb0 (http://imgur.com/bFqb0)
First Application of Bondo (no Sanding)
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Reatrea on July 13, 2012, 03:57:00 AM
Looks great so far!

Decided on a color scheme? Which craftworld?
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: CLOTHAR on July 13, 2012, 04:15:00 AM
Looks great!  Did you free hand that all?  Really nice work... for a xeno.  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' />
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on July 13, 2012, 04:17:00 AM
Haven't thought of my color scheme yet. I love Ulthwe, but I fear I may need a brighter scheme so that the outfit will pop in photos.

@ CLOTHAR The helm is a combination of two pep files plus a little creativity for the piping along the sides
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on July 13, 2012, 04:22:00 AM
The base helmet pep is from this gallery: http://printablearmory.com/mmpr.html (http://printablearmory.com/mmpr.html).

Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: PhoenixRevival on July 13, 2012, 12:09:00 PM
Oooh. Nice linky! ty for that. Looking forward to seeing where your build goes. [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Daeouse on July 13, 2012, 06:49:00 PM
I love that link. . .

Looks like you have the basic shape down.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on September 06, 2012, 08:28:00 PM
Sorry that I've been gone for awhile. Work took me away from my project. Here's what I've done in the mean time:

I realized half-way through bondo that it was going to be difficult to build up the design I want. So I thought of a way to build down to the shape by using expandable foam.

First, I finished my first-layer of bondo, creating a surface area that the foam could stick to. Then I applied the foam throughout the helmet that I wanted bulk (kinda looks like a gift from nurgle at this point).

(http://imgur.com/3X2F0.jpg) (http://imgur.com/Znyqa.jpg)

After it hardened, I started to sanddown to the shape that I want.

(http://imgur.com/kFv9N.jpg) (http://imgur.com/adKLH.jpg)

Once I finish sanding the foam, I'll apply another layer of bondo to smooth the surface.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: CLOTHAR on September 06, 2012, 11:09:00 PM
Interesting work.  It seems like a good start.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Gunhead on September 07, 2012, 02:27:00 PM
Yes this is very interesting. I have been thinking that this might be a good technicque since I say what Thorsolli did on his shoulders to smooth them out.

What kind of foam did you use? latex or poly?
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on September 07, 2012, 05:37:00 PM
I used "GREAT STUFF Gaps & Cracks". It's a spray foam in a can.

The only problem is that the nozzle can clog quickly. You only really have one go per can.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Deetoz on September 07, 2012, 06:39:00 PM
It's a cool helmet, but I can't wait until you get most of the foam sanded away.
Right now it looks like (http://images.farmingads.co.uk/sheep.jpg)
 [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' />
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Gunhead on September 07, 2012, 08:02:00 PM
ROLFLMAO-OMG!!!

The Lamb-Chop build!!!
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: larkin on September 07, 2012, 08:19:00 PM
ROFL
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Divergent Reality on September 07, 2012, 09:56:00 PM
Quote from: Gunhead date=1347040920
The Lamb-Chop build!!!
This is the build that doesn't end, yes it goes on and on my friend...
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on September 07, 2012, 10:09:00 PM
Quote
This is the build that doesn't end, yes it goes on and on my friend...

I'm not sure I like this connotation associated with my build.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Static on September 07, 2012, 10:40:00 PM
I have problems with nozzles on those cans clogging too; have you tried using acetone to clear them? Nail polish remover has worked fine for me, but it might be a different kind of foam. Definitely makes it more economical than buying oodles of cans! Do be careful not to dribble it into the can though, or the whole contents will deteriorate.

P.S Loks great! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Sept on September 08, 2012, 05:59:00 PM
What I do with the expanding foam can is keep a straightened out wire hanger near by.  After using it, I clear out the detachable tube with the wire hanger, then clear the nozzle.

Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Gunhead on September 10, 2012, 01:34:00 PM
That is what I did too. For some reason the foam slides right out. It compacts a bit, but not enough to stand up to the clothes hanger wire.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Cefsky on September 13, 2012, 08:58:00 PM
Looks great! Looking a lot better than my first attempt.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on September 26, 2012, 10:22:00 PM
time to show some progress

(http://i.imgur.com/eo25v.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RXQOs.jpg)
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Deetoz on September 26, 2012, 11:17:00 PM
That looks cool! I'd like to apologize for the sheep comment, not sure it was appropriate.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: CLOTHAR on September 27, 2012, 12:16:00 AM
It is coming along.  Are you sanding by hand, or using a sander?
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on September 27, 2012, 01:56:00 AM
@CLOTHAR I'm using an old mouse sander with 120 grit paper.

@Deetoz it's alright. No harm done.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Daeouse on September 27, 2012, 04:52:00 PM
It looks a bit too big. Eldar helmets and armor usually sit close to the head/body. But that's just me, I guess.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on September 27, 2012, 05:40:00 PM
The size of the helmet really depends on what source you use. Most artwork is typically going to have slimmer helmets to enhance the "elvish" look of the eldar, while the miniatures have larger helmets to allow for detailing.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Daeouse on September 27, 2012, 08:50:00 PM
Quote from: glig date=1348764000
The size of the helmet really depends on what source you use. Most artwork is typically going to have slimmer helmets to enhance the "elvish" look of the eldar, while the miniatures have larger helmets to allow for detailing.
Very true.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: CLOTHAR on September 28, 2012, 12:55:00 AM
Quote from: glig date=1348725360
@CLOTHAR I'm using an old mouse sander with 120 grit paper.
Phew!  You would have very sore arms if you were doing it by hand, haha.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Gunhead on September 28, 2012, 02:17:00 PM
A body-filler rasp might be helpful as well. It is relatively inexpensive and I found that it was really handy for shaping or taking excess material off...
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: wookieegunner on March 09, 2013, 04:33:00 PM
It's been a while.  Any progress?
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on March 18, 2013, 03:03:00 AM
Sorry about not updating, life has been very busy here (moved to a new apartment and  helped my dad recover from foot surgery). I have not had the time to work on it at all. So no updates to give. [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/sad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='sad.gif' />

On a side note, I will say that the wire hanger works perfectly for clearing the foamed nozzle.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on May 06, 2013, 05:10:00 AM
Life has settled down here, so I've started back up on the project.

I've had to set aside the helmet (my father has kidnapped it and is hiding it in his workshop), so I'm focusing on the rest of the costume at the moment.

I've bought the fabric for the robe, and decided to base the pattern off of  McCall's M2339 (http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m2339-products-699.php?page_id=915&search_control=display&list=search). This pattern contains a nice basic robe, and I'm going to add a stiff collar and modify the sleeve tapers.

As for the robe fabric, I originally wanted to go with the Iybraesil color scheme, but I could not find any fabric that would match the colors. I did manage to acquire a nice royal blue bolt, so I'm going for either Iyanden or Alaitoc now.

I have also started on the rune armor. See below:

Attached the rune pattern to plywood
(http://i.imgur.com/hJhJFqf.jpg)

Using a band saw, started to get a rough cutout of the outer shape
(http://i.imgur.com/16hlgeb.jpg)

then I clamped it down and started to sand the edges and burrs
(http://i.imgur.com/Xs8X892.jpg)

Overall progress
(http://i.imgur.com/DNGaTES.jpg)
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: chris_548 on May 06, 2013, 05:23:00 PM
wow that looks good, i like a god eldar build , they are few and far between.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: larkin on May 06, 2013, 08:34:00 PM
really good work
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: CLOTHAR on May 07, 2013, 01:15:00 AM
Nice woodwork!
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on May 08, 2013, 02:51:00 PM
Starting to cut out the internal areas

(http://i.imgur.com/Y7qJcBo.jpg)
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on May 09, 2013, 11:28:00 PM
Cleaned up the lines on the interior cuts

(here's how it looks in proportion to my upper body)

(http://i.imgur.com/cBZY54k.jpg)
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on May 10, 2013, 11:48:00 PM
Finished cutting out the rune armor

(http://i.imgur.com/c86KAwi.jpg)
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on May 15, 2013, 02:54:00 AM
Cleaned up the wood with a bit of mineral spirits since my scroll saw left a few smudges. Then I've coated the armor with varnish to seal the wood. Next, I bondo-ed any dinged areas to get them nice and smooth. Once the pieces are dry, I'll apply a sandable white primer.

(http://i.imgur.com/vmjD5M3.jpg)

The next step is to pick a color for wraithbone. Any ideas?
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: CLOTHAR on May 15, 2013, 03:49:00 AM
Looking great!  How is the weight?
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on May 16, 2013, 03:13:00 AM
My bathroom scale, nor my luggage scale could give me an accurate measure. My best guess is that the rune armor weighs ~0.01 lbs (0.0045 kg).
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: CLOTHAR on May 17, 2013, 01:55:00 AM
That's nothing!  Good to hear.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on May 27, 2013, 04:37:00 AM
I've been reading through my eldar codexes and there's two sections that describe painting wraithbone:

"[Farseers and Warlocks] also wear armour made of the exotic Eldar substance called wraithbone. An excellent base colour for wraithbone is Snakebite Leather. Apply a first highlight of Bubonic Brown on top of this, then add Bleached Bone for the lighter shades, finishing off with Skull White. How much of each colur you apply can radically chang ehte look of the bone. By using mostly bubonic Brown over Snakebite Leather the wraithbone will look dark and ancient. The more Bleched Bone and Skull White you use, the cleaner and more polished it will look."
-- page 29, 1999 Eldar Codex (ISBN 1869893395)

"Wraithbone forms the basis of all Eldar armour on vehicles and troops. You can paint wraithbone any colour you want. including metallic colours such as Burnished Gold. You might prefer to paint it a natural bone colour and by far the simplest way to do this is to use a base colour of Snakebite Leather and highlight with Bleached Bone. If you use lots of Bleached Bone and Skull White you will get a polished bone look, but by keeping the highlights small you will end up with more ancient-looking wraithbone. Try using the drybrushing techniques to gently dust on these highlights."
-- page 12, 2000 Craftworld Eldar Codex (ISBN 1841540293)

Based on these instructions, I need 3-4 colors to create the wraithbone color: Snakebite Leather, Bubonic Brown (optional), Bleached Bone, and Skull White. For anyone not using the older color palletes, these are as follows*:
 Snakebite Leather = Balor Brown,
 Bubonic Brown (= Zamesi Desert,
 Bleached Bone = Ushabti Bone,
 Skull White = White Scar

 * based on the Games Workshop Conversion Chart http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_Custom...onversion_Chart (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m2320032a_Citadel_Conversion_Chart)
 
In my paint inventory, I still luckily have a bottle of Bubonic Brown, Bleached Bone, and Skull White. So I'll have to get some Balor Brown to finish the set. My plan is to get similar colors at the hardware store by having paint sample cards on hand (See picture below).

(http://i.imgur.com/REeE3yy.jpg)
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: humakt on May 27, 2013, 08:18:00 AM
These runes look really good. I am looking forward to seeing them painted. My son want to have a farseer costume and your build is certainly giving me ideas of what to do.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on June 12, 2013, 01:21:00 PM
I got around to acquiring the Balor Brown and will soon start working on the shoulder pieces.

In the meantime, I am starting to trace out and cut my fabric for the robe.

(http://i.imgur.com/avhnuo7.jpg)
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on July 28, 2013, 02:44:00 PM
just a tiny update to the build

(http://i.imgur.com/D1jdigO.jpg)
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on August 09, 2013, 10:04:00 PM
and another small update to the build.

I've started to bondo my shoulder pieces

(http://i.imgur.com/z7NiOzh.jpg)

and there's progress on the robe as well.

(http://i.imgur.com/8PTIbR0.jpg)
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Autarch on August 11, 2013, 02:02:00 AM
Hello fellow Eldar!
   I'm brand new to this board and am excited to start on a new Eldar costume!

I am so happy to run into your build and watched the progess you've made. I now have a good place to start on my own Warlock costume.

I was considering using plastic card to make runes and rune armor. What do you think?
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on August 14, 2013, 02:49:00 AM
Starting to draw out the runes for the robe

(http://i.imgur.com/0wzqGJk.jpg)

@Autarch - Are you going to use the plastic card as an alternative to heavy stock paper for pep?
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Autarch on August 16, 2013, 11:51:00 PM
What I meant by 'runes' was kind of like the psychic runes used by Warlocks, Seers and Farseers, (like the ones made by Bonesingers in the Path of the Seer Black Library book) that float around the Seers bodies while in combat.

For this one I used some old Levelor blinds (thick, solid plastic) and just carved them out with a utility knife.

I have some pics of the one I made, but how do I upload them to OC site? Can someone help me with this part? (I'm not the most tech-savvy Eldar)
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: CLOTHAR on August 17, 2013, 07:17:00 PM
I like the runes!  Good work.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: PhoenixRevival on August 18, 2013, 12:15:00 AM
It's looking pretty good glig. Going to be ready in two weeks?  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' />
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on August 18, 2013, 12:17:00 AM
@PhoenixRevival  I'm aiming for the robe and armor to be done for d-con. I'll make the staff and acquire elf ears for Momocon. Then hopefully I can start attempt #2 for the helmet. @.@
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on August 18, 2013, 03:14:00 AM
finished bondo-ing and sanding the shoulder prototype. Going to make the cast mold and start making the spiritstones via resin casting tomorrow.

(http://i.imgur.com/OzGsx7u.png)
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on August 23, 2013, 10:58:00 PM
After checking with my father (my local plastics engineer), the cast molding of the shoulder armor is a no go. The cuts on the shapes are too dynamic to get a good cast.

After breaking this news to me, my father then kidnapped my prototype and has sent me photos of his alternative process for shoulder creation (I will get the actual name of the process soon).

It starts with cutting out the shapes on a piece of foam.
(http://i.imgur.com/VfCXqsc.jpg)

Then, you fill a pan with resin and dab/place the foam piece into it, letting the entire piece soak up all the resin. After soaking up all of the resin, then you place the foam on a form that will define it's shape (the foam will retain the shape as the resin cures).
(http://i.imgur.com/n4Je0yh.jpg)

End result which you can add more resin on the surface. or bondo/paint
(http://i.imgur.com/ttBZx3E.jpg)
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: wookieegunner on August 24, 2013, 01:40:00 PM
Very nice process, thanks for sharing.  And your should piece looks great.
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on August 24, 2013, 10:57:00 PM
Robe is done

(http://i.imgur.com/ov3NoZU.jpg)
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: prev on August 25, 2013, 05:13:00 AM
Very nice robe dude!
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: PhoenixRevival on August 25, 2013, 08:22:00 PM
Looking very good!  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Deetoz on August 27, 2013, 07:58:00 AM
That is a very interesting technique. The bright colors of your dress also looks amazing.

And yes, it's a dress..  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' />
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Gunhead on August 27, 2013, 06:55:00 PM
How did the cast of the shoulders come out? Before casting, did you glaze after sanding to fill in the cracks/rough spots or are those "textures" to be part of the effect?
Title: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on August 27, 2013, 08:16:00 PM
@Gunhead The shoulders are too dynamic in shape to make a cast mold, so my father showed me a different method.
Title: Re: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on January 22, 2014, 11:46:29 PM
Sorry for the silence here, but planning my wedding took its toll on me. I'm now in the process of moving from my apartment into my SO's house. Once I get my craft area unboxed, I'll start working on the costume again.

Since my last post however, there has been some progress on the armor. I had my clan-sister start airbrushing the armor pieces. You may of seen her work before: http://itsacoyoteworkshop.com/ (http://itsacoyoteworkshop.com/). I'm going to try to take some progress pics of the armor tomorrow.
Title: Re: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on May 18, 2014, 11:20:01 PM
My clan-sister is working on her back-log of commission work, so my armor is delayed.

Here's a progress picture though:
(http://i.imgur.com/A3Y6l4I.jpg) (http://imgur.com/A3Y6l4I)
Title: Re: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on July 02, 2014, 08:34:46 PM
Just a small update that I'm starting on the Singing Spear

(http://i.imgur.com/eyIR5uN.png)
Title: Re: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on July 12, 2014, 07:07:59 PM
Started to make the spear head on the lathe
(http://i.imgur.com/F1aF2a1.png)

and I started working on the spear blade
(http://i.imgur.com/6R6mTs4.png)
Title: Re: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on July 19, 2014, 11:06:21 PM
adding the notches to the base
(http://i.imgur.com/17o7DlH.png)

attaching the accessories
(http://i.imgur.com/TVSeAoY.png)

now it just needs some paint
(http://i.imgur.com/YWl4KW5.png)

holding the spear (for size perspective). The light behind me hides the blade, unfortunately.
(http://i.imgur.com/RqKazkC.png)
Title: Re: Eldar Warlock
Post by: seraphic machine on July 20, 2014, 09:58:48 AM
Love it!
Title: Re: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on August 23, 2014, 08:25:57 PM
Trying to finish up the paint on the armor and spear before DragonCon.

...busy busy busy...
Title: Re: Eldar Warlock
Post by: Jarigorri on August 24, 2014, 08:04:11 AM
Bravo!
Title: Re: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on August 24, 2014, 10:28:14 PM
Still need to make the surcoat and finish the paint job, but the armor is assembled now. Here's an update shot (pardon the surcoat mockup).

(http://i.imgur.com/JoMk0lO.png)
Title: Re: Eldar Warlock
Post by: glig on September 07, 2014, 08:18:40 PM
Version 1.0 of this costume is complete. Here's a picture of it from the Dragoncon 2014 photoshoot.

(http://i.imgur.com/AAa6heN.png)

Planned future additions: