Ok, First of all, I have to say a ginormous THANKS!! for all the encouragement. It's really fueled a creative streak that's seen piles of results. You guys are awesome.
Without further ado.... updates!
Hinges, springs, Eyes, and Chiffon installed! TWINSIES!
sidd is making a pike extension for the saber Corran Horn fixed up for me in exchange for a mask blank. Just waiting on some resin so I can make him a jawset, and then it'll be off to the races. His is the one on the left.
Then I tore out the chiffon in mine because it got in the way of making eyelids! I've also painted the nose, installed the elastic headband, and drafted some ear templates. It was a hard decision, but I like this final position for the ears:
Also, because it was asked for here is a video of the jaw movement (apparently it's still uploading, so this link will work eventually, just not right now. stupid youtube.):
Tonight or tomorrow I'll draft the fur pattern and get the pieces cut and pre-shaved where it needs to be. I can't believe how quickly this project has started moving along, mostly because I have to hold myself accountable to you guys
This thread is the most interesting thing to follow on this site since the original tfuII SK run.
That is the best compliment I've gotten in a long time. And the gwynnch's head grew 3 sizes that day.
You're going to need a new mask.
But seriously, who has done a working shistaven costume with stilts and a moving jaw? NOBODY, that's who. The only person I can think of that's crazy enough to try something that ambitious is Tron, but he seems to be pretty busy at the moment.
Whatever you do, don't you dare stop. This is just so darn cool.
Post by saberconcepts on Sept 26, 2014 19:04:55 GMT -5
That is AWESOME!!! I wish I had even half the skills you do at sculpting. I really do need to learn how to sculpt and cast molds. I have a few projects that I need those skill sets for. All I can do is make big pieces of aluminum into smaller pieces of aluminum. LOL
Teeth, tongue and lip in. tear ducts finished off... one ear to install tomorrow, then fasteners for the closure, whiskers, and airbrushing! Also, I still have paws and gloves... tempus fugit as they say...
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5