Discussion in 'Denver, CO' started by Zoom_Cthooga, Jul 13, 2004.
Hmm, hmm good....
I was a little busy last night...
Mostly just sketching out where I need to drop clay...but it's start.
There Just isnt enough room on this here bord for tow to TK Josh's.
Only one TK Josh, but there still 2 other TK's
When Vader is done ill prolly brake way from my TK Number and becalled somethign vaderish.
I vote for "Sith_Monkey"...if it isn't taken...LOL.
4 hours, and 15 pounds of clay later (I did this after I got home last night since I was still a wee bit wound up. LOL)...
I think it looks good from the front, but I may play with the back of the cranium a bit. I made a bunch of sketches, and I liked this angle of the head on paper, but I'm not feeling the love very much in 3D. Maybe after I've got the rest of the head built and everything smoothed out I'll have a better idea of how I want it to sit.
And yes, the nostrils will be how I see out of it. That's how the lame DP mask is designed, as well as the production masks.
Hmm...oops. I seem to have gotten my feet in the shot, too. LOL.
Put in about another 3 hours. It's got about 40 pounds of clay in it, too. I'm still playing with head shapes, so I still only have the 1 temporary eye that pops on and off.
I had made a few plans of how I'd actually go about putting it all together, but that all changed once I got something tangible. Since the head looks like it's loosely based on a nautilus (really cool type of squid -- hard to see the resemblance until you start building one), I'm thinking about making the top of the cranium out of plastic, so I can remove it, and maybe put some fans and other electronics inside.
And the eyeballs will be a separate cast, and probably casted out of clear acrylic with a tint. Squid also have over a dozen different pupil shapes, too, so I'll probably opt for a really cool shape instead of a boring circle. I've always liked Nemoidian pupils, but that might be going a bit over the top.
I figure I've only got a couple more hours worth of work on it until I have a complete rough draft, and then I'll let it sit for a few days and stare at it to decide if I like it or not, and then I'll spend a couple days getting all the fine detail in. And then...I'll figure out how I'm actually gonna turn the thing from clay into a wearable object.
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Also kinda crazy how in a few hours it goes from being a human head...to...a Calamari head. The hard part will be doing all the fine detail, and I can bet that it'll take as much, or more, time doing detail as it did just to slap clay on it.
But...off to bed now...
Impressive. Most impressive.
The only problem with this...is that now I know I can do bigger stuff, and now I REALLY WANT to do bigger stuff. LOL.
Ohhhhh Jennayyyy...time to pick up that foam!!!
Hmmm...still need to work on the hands, too. Not many good shots of the hands, but W-Josh might be getting me some hookups on some old skool Ackbar stuff for me to pick apart.
Admiral! It's good to see you! lol
Great job so far, I really can't wait to see how it comes out in the end!!
Actually, I don't think I'll be doing the Admiral. It'd be totally recognizable, but I wanna do just a normal Calamari, but in the Rebel Marine armor that they have in Star Wars Galaxies.
Like dis: http://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com/media/qtswg/mon_male2.htm
As long as you're doing big things, would you be interested in doing a Dark Helmet helmet?
Also, have you ever thought of doing Colonial Marine armor from Aliens? I've always wanted to do that costume. And if you want to go really big, maybe try a Xenomorph.
will they let you wear that in the armed forces?
The xenomorph's been on my list of things to do for YEARS now...but I didn't even know where to start. Now...I'm about ready for one.
And the few people that've been in my garage have seen the clay sculpts for the Predator armor I plan on doing someday. I found out that the original armor was all latex, and just a big bodysuit. There's fiberglass armor out there right now, but it doesn't look like fun to wear.
As for Colonial Marine armor, there's usually a few sets of it floating around on ASAP or RPF. It's not too complicated to make -- I think there's actually a Sintra template for the hard pieces. Just need an army helmet and a pulse rifle and yer done.
As for the Dark Helmet helmet, I could probably be bribed into helping.
Oh, and I have a friend in NM that you can get some Colonial Marine greeblies from to complete the armor.
That Mon Cal looks very cool. Nice armor on it, I'm even more excited to see it now! Very nice work.
You going to do the Wrist Blaster that the Akbar Figure cam with? or no blaster?
Either way, great job!
Hmmm...the Ackbar blaster thingie? Not sure. I still haven't figured out how the action figure's even supposed to hold it. LOL.
Unless I made the hands to where I could actually leave some of my fingers out...like where the suction cups are on his hands, I won't be able to do much while in the costume other than look spiffy. So...I haven't made any real plans for weaponry yet. If worse comes to worse, and I get tied up with other projects, I'll just wear my trooper holster and E-11.
you are good at doing nothing more than looking spiffy......
uhh... the action figure blaster thingy kinda wrapped around his arm.