Gah! What happened?!
oh no!!!!! i have already taken everything off the dummy for fear it would tip. hope it isn't as bad as it seems captain
Nice work. The bottom of the side piece on your right gauntlet, I think you refer to it as the whip cord housing...is the white paint there screen accurate? That part on gauntlet is black, but I would update it if knew it should be white. Thanks
My son accidentally knocked it over playing hide and seek. All in all I was very lucky. No major damage, just a lot of little stuff I can fix. Actually, a lot of it is already repaired. That's one good thing about doing as much as you can yourself. You know exactly how everything was put together and what paints were used. The helmet got some long scrapes on the dome, but luckily they were just in the finish and I was able to buff them out. The blaster lost a few pieces but they were an easy fix. The jetpack got a little banged up but I think I can touch up the paint and be ok. I'll be securing it to the wall from now on.
Oh, and when I took the pics of the girth belt I forgot my camera was set to "neutral". Raf mentioned something about it not looking red enough, which I agree with. Here is the same belt on three different settings:
The bottom photo is closest to how it really looks. I think if I make it anymore red it's going to be too red, so I'll probably just leave it. I just wanted to show how different the colors can look depending on how the photo is taken. Even the reference pics vary greatly and I think it's important not to get hung up on certain ones.
Thanks guys. Time to out the white paint.
Someone wanted to know how I made the head for my mannequin, so here is what it looks like. I lined my helmet with a plastic bag and filled it up about halfway with expanding foam. This makes a perfect fit. Then I just covered it with duct tape and stuck it on a metal pole with some glue. I cut the other end of the pole at an angle so it had a sharp point, and just stuck it down through the neck and into the torso. It swivels from side to side and the helmet is completely posable. I can even raise or lower the height.
You are one ingenious dude Matty. Nice use of the foam.
I love coming into this thread and seeing new progress...very inspiring work my friend. Keep those pics coming.
Awesome work man! How do you refrain yourself from wearing it around everywhere? lol
I'm in erie, are you going to the Philly comic con in may?
So I bought some posable wooden hands with the idea that they would save me a lot of work. Not so much. The fingers were way too close together, like pressing up against each other close. And the joints were real loose, which I kind of expected. But with some mods I think I can make them work. I broke off the fingers and set them farther apart into "blaster position" with metal wire.
And just for fun...
I finished attaching my poseable mannequin hands to my new mannequin ($139 with a stand) last weekend. I 100% agree with you on the fingers being WAYY too close together! If they were just angled outward even the tiniest bit...
****, this thing looks good
I really like what you did with the hands. Can't wait to see this fully set up.
After a little more work I ended up with two arms with posable hands and fingers. Still working on getting them attached correctly. I'm using pvc fittings to attach them to the body but I have to go back to the hardware store to get some more to extend the upper arm. But all in all it's coming together.
Fantasic Build Matty,Dont know what part i like the most as its all amazing, you are a true artist
Ive got to say that your Fett is absolutelly beautiful....I came across your thread and was like "wow". And I thought mine was good lol.
It looks great. What green did you use on the armor? (if you don't mind me asking)