So in between building sabers i have started on a custom quarter scale Ahsoka Tano statue in readiness for my SH saber set when they arrive and because no manufacturer has produced a quarter scale version of her yet.
Image from The Clone Wars dream.
My version is going to be based on a version from one episode of the clone wars.
So the base started out as a Sideshow Suckerpunch Babydoll premium format statue.
Which i stripped of all her mixed media clothing ( these are now spares for my exclusive version Babydoll ).
The body will now have sculpted clothing, and because of this I had to fill in all the ribs and skin dips and her spine groove that would not be seen when clothes are worn. All the white areas on the statue are areas I have filled and have started sanding and shaping. I have filled the gap in between her breasts and enlarged them too as this statue is based on the version of her that Ahsoka dreams about in the cave vision from The clone wars, which as young girls do, fantasise about how they will look when they are grown up, in this case she is taller and has larger breasts.
The head is currently only being built up with leftover epoxi as i work on the body. Boots in progress
I am also doing video updates as the build progresses.
I hope you enjoy this as it continues.
Last Edit: May 1, 2016 11:55:30 GMT -5 by bombarta
Done some more work, most of the sculpting on the body, arms and legs, just the belt left to do now. Cut the horns off the samurai helmet and it's totally hollow inside, so expanding foam will be used there to fill the void.
Last Edit: May 5, 2016 14:32:47 GMT -5 by bombarta
Made a start on the lightsabers today and drilled and ground the katakana handle out of her hand. The sabers are made using aluminium tubes, I did the work using a dremmel and a pillar drill to remove the old handle. Obviously the sabers are not finished and need pommels and greeblies and tidying up all the edges but, it's a start.
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