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Offline Static

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« on: May 21, 2012, 08:20:00 AM »
Next project - a wych duo with toy!

Toy's succubus lady:



and mine - Lelith Hesperax:


We're planning for these to be ready late october, and so far are getting super excited and planning every tiny detail while completely ignoring the big picture, haha! We're both busy at the moment with other stuff for a bit unfortunately, but we have officially started these as of two days ago...when we wrapped each other in duct tape and then cut ourselves out so that we could make some accurately shaped body forms to work off of. Like so:



....they were not very flattering photos. Being wrapped in cloth tape will do that to you.

Apart from that, no progress yet - we've got a mood board going on here: http://pinterest.com/dessertfox/season-of-the-wych/

And to answer Finn's armour question from my 'what is this on the ribs' thread over yonder: I think it'll be a bit of a mix. For mine, I was originally thinking I'd vacform the segments of the thigh pieces (...cuirasses? I've forgotten what they're called) and the left arm, but on reflection I don't think that styrene or ABS will hold up to being riveted together without the risk of it tearing. Could be wrong though - if anyone has any experience there, I'd love some advice!

Alternatively, and much more messily, I recently tried out a new method of armour making for a client that could be a good idea. Base of thick cardboard, paper mache, and fibreglass over that - it was really sturdy, very light, and not brittle; which is what I really want with this one. I really don't want to sit down and have something snap and stab me! I have the luxury of a little more time with this one than I did with that commission, so I should be able to clean the pieces up and get them looking nice.

Helmet I'm looking at starting on as soon as I have some time this week - planning to get a head form done, and start sculpting!

I'll let toy talk about her own awesome plans - we'll share this thread to keep things tidy [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 09:20:00 AM »


I'm probably going to start off with the tiara (it's very Scarlet Witch!)  - I was thinking of casting it in three pieces (curved forehead bit, then temple bits) .

I'm really enamored with the hydra gauntlet, it would be really cool to have transparent blades!  

I'm in the very open to suggestions/researching stage - For my armor I'm exploring leather/pvc and styrene. I'm also interesting in Static's card/fiberglass method!


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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012, 11:45:00 AM »
If you want transparent blades why not work off a transparent acrylic sheet? That way you can draw out your patterns and then build them up using a clear setting binder to between sheets. The edges you can make cloudy to mark them and this will happen anyway as you sand the angle you want the edges to be. If you feeling adventurous you can put LED at the base of the blades hidden in the gauntlet to give them a bit of a colour tint like purple, red or green 83

Can't wait to see how this turns out ^^

Good luck to both of you!

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 11:59:00 AM »
Toy - just remembered this, might be of some use: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1...18280673&type=3

Huntress mask - have a look at how she did it. Might be worth putting that alginate you ordered to good use and get a cast of your face to sculpt over?

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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 01:08:00 PM »
Thigh armor = cuisse.

A cuirasse is body armor.

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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 03:41:00 PM »
Regarding the idea of using acrylic for the hydra gauntlet blades:

Ponoko ( http://www.ponoko.com/ ) will do laser cutting/etching of acrylic and they have a New Zealand hub so shipping shouldn't be too expensive.

As far as Styrene/ABS holding a rivet, when I was in the 501st that was how we strapped our StormTrooper armor.  From what I recall the general way we did it was leave about 1 cm of plastic between the hole and the edge, we used 3mm pop rivets with 6 mm washers on either side of the plastic with the strap between the bottom washer and the plastic.

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 05:55:00 PM »
Smooth-On ships to most countries worldwide and they've got clear resin, alternatively you could also make the blades from Pour-On Table Varnish. I've never used the smooth-on stuff, but the envirotex lite works well, it takes DAYS to cure in that kind of thickness but it dries to a crystal clear (depending on texture inside your mold) but it can be made hollow as well which I've done before then inserted lights into it, cool effect for certain.

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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 08:29:00 PM »
Thank you for the great suggestions guys!

The clarity would depend a lot on how smooth I got the mold- I was thinking of using the same resin I did my soulstones in:

I  guess crystals range a lot in clarity...so I have some leeway


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EDIT: Ponkono is a great suggestion, I have  just ordered some material samples

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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2012, 01:58:00 AM »
These are very cool mini's to work from.  EVA foam could work for a lot of the plating bits.  If you are thinking of using styrene, I would suggest trying Sintra instead.  It is much easier to work with then styrene and is much tougher in my experience.  

Best of luck with the build.

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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2012, 06:02:00 AM »
thank you - I''ll see if I can track some down to experiment with [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2012, 06:30:00 AM »
Sinatra is a trade name for Rigid PVC Foam Board.   It is used in making Outdoor Signs.


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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2012, 09:26:00 PM »
^ That's great to know, tradenames get confusing internationally!

Sorry, no leather bikinis yet, have a pictures of me with paste soaked newspaper on my head instead. I have a Styrofoam head, but I need to pad it out to fit my big ole' noggin, hence the head forming

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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2012, 03:58:00 AM »
Ahahaha, paper mache-ing your own body bits is fun and also really difficult...looks great Toy, can't wait til you start sculpting! My head is on my garage floor right now with a giant hole in it where the expanding foam didn't quite get to...I'll patch that up soon, and then hopefully have some time to start work in earnest.

General question: are there any cheaper alternatives to Apoxie Sculpt? I can get that locally, but it's just prohibitively expensive - possibly cheaper online, but I haven't looked into it yet. I've tried using Milliput in the past, and find it really difficult to shape - too sticky, basically. Any recommendations anyone?

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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2012, 04:14:00 AM »
I've used this: http://www.pratleynz.co.nz/mainmenu19/cat2...teel+Putty.html , but only on the inside of things , or as an adhesive. It's vuuury hard when cured. I can bring some to play with.

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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2012, 06:20:00 AM »
That would be awesome, thanks babe - I'd like to vacform my shin armour, and need something that I can sculpt easily that isn't going to just be destroyed by contact with sucked-in hot plastic. Like the last stuff I used. *cough*

Edit: Geez! I just checked the price of Apoxie on the Aves site..yeah it is 1/4 the price it is here. Damn you, NZ! Toy if you want to grab some, we could go halves in a pound - shipping is the same for the 1lb tub and 1/4lb.

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