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Captain Gerkraz - Dark Angels 5th Battle Company
« on: June 23, 2020, 09:09:22 PM »
Hi everyone!

I just completed my Dark Angels Space Marine build, using Pilerud's pattern, and I'm excited to share the results with you all.

Cheers!

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Re: Captain Gerkraz - Dark Angels 5th Battle Company
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 06:23:21 AM »
Great job all the way around. I really like the wings on the helmet and the weapons too. You've got good attention to detail and weathering. How long did it take from start to finish?
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Re: Captain Gerkraz - Dark Angels 5th Battle Company
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2020, 06:54:23 AM »
Thank you! :)

It took me about a year to make. I really took my time with all the small detail, and had to remake a few pieces because I wasn’t happy with them, and also because I’m considerably shorter than Pilerud, hehe

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Re: Captain Gerkraz - Dark Angels 5th Battle Company
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2020, 11:57:32 AM »
How did you do your letters on the pauldrons and other spots? Also could you show some straight on shots of the chest? Being a fellow DA I like to see stuff like that. Also did you scale up or down on your size? Or print at 850 like in Pileruds files? Reason is, I'm thinking about a possible tech marine build and would want to be able to use my hands not extensions (bigger than 850 scale).
« Last Edit: June 24, 2020, 04:12:50 PM by adeptus mechanicus »
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Re: Captain Gerkraz - Dark Angels 5th Battle Company
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2020, 05:03:58 PM »
I traced all the words I wanted onto craft foam using a stencil, then I individually cut out each letter with a hobby knife. (more detail pics attached; you can really see the imperfections up close, so be kind  :P )

For the resizing, I did it probably the dumbest way possible: I made the piece as is, figured out how the fit was, and then resized it as necessary. This is only my second time making a cosplay out of foam, and I learned a lot of lessons along the way. If you can figure out the scale BEFORE you print out the pattern, you'll be miles ahead of me! :)

My costume was my actual hands inside hockey gloves; no extensions needed.

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Re: Captain Gerkraz - Dark Angels 5th Battle Company
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2020, 07:52:34 PM »
You cut all those letters by hand? Dude you're insane! That's dedication LOL. In Pepakura, you can change the scale up or down by 10% at a time. You can measure between points to get an idea of how big or an opening etc. It might help for next time(easier). I've got a build that's mostly finished. Working on weapons atm. Check it out if you've got time, it's the Brother Lucien build. As far as the gloves, I did the same (being able to grip stuff) I used hockey gloves to start, but cut them apart and made them a little different. Again, everything looks great! Hope to see more builds from you soon, thanx for sharing the pics
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Re: Captain Gerkraz - Dark Angels 5th Battle Company
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2020, 07:24:03 AM »
Thanks again! Yes, the lettering took a while but I think it was worth it overall; I like the relief.

And I’m not sure if I’ll take on another project of this magnitude again, but thanks for the Pep tips!

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