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    Sep 5, 2006, 8:17 PM - Bloody Starship Trooper! - NEW PICS! 09/21 #1

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    SEE LAST POST FOR NEW PICS!

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    I have been working on this project for almost a year now. It started out almost as an afterthought, but has turned into a full-fledged costume that took more time and effort and money than I would have ever guessed possible. I want to give a big thanks to Mirax, Dgasser, SSTCop, and Natty15D for their support. I also want to thank Blastech for making a concept sketch for me that really encouraged me to make this project happen. I want to thank Dustin Crops Boy for bloodying me up at the con and making me positively gross. I want to thank JP05 for al the parts he sent me and the last minute suggestions that put on the finishing touches. Without all of these people, this project would have never been completed.

    The suit is a complete screen-used Starship Trooper suit (yes, I chopped holes in a screen used item... get over it). The bug claw sticking out of my chest and back were sculpted by me (the first and probably last thing I will ever sculpt). The blood is all stage blood, and yes, it is sticky and drippy and EXTREMELY nasty. While Starship costumes generally attract a fair amount of attention at a con, the pure shock value of this costume really had heads turning! The best part was all the rude people who bumped into me got a little bit of love passed on with them in the way of blood and gore...

    I hope to get some studio pics of this costume to better show it off, but honestly, right now, I can't bring myself to get that nasty and sticky again.
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  2. Jango_Fett_Jr's Avatar
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    Sep 5, 2006, 8:25 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #2

    You don't give yourself enough credit for that claw. I saw it up close and felt it, and it's gorgeous! Great execution on the whole outfit, it's great to see the project become a reality after all this time.
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    Sep 5, 2006, 8:25 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #3

    Looks awesome, good job! :thumbup
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    Sep 5, 2006, 8:25 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #4

    oh that is disgusting ! I don't remember this part in Aliens though...

    nice nice nice job on this Art, congrats bud !!
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    Sep 5, 2006, 8:26 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #5

    You are so welcome. Honestly, watching you and the response from everyone was the highlight of my con. It absolutely rocked and all of your hard work was worth it.
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    Sep 5, 2006, 8:27 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #6

    Quote Jango_Fett_Jr said: View Post
    You don't give yourself enough credit for that claw. I saw it up close and felt it, and it's gorgeous! Great execution on the whole outfit, it's great to see the project become a reality after all this time.
    I thought we had agreed to keep the "feeling of the claw" PRIVATE!!!

    Thanks for the compliment!
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    Sep 5, 2006, 8:27 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #7

    Everybody has screen used SST armor these days...I feel so left out.

    That looks really awesome! Definatly a complete costume with the bug claw, blood, and gore.
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    Sep 5, 2006, 8:55 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #8

    I commend you Brak!

    First off, that's a lot of balls to cut up a screen used item!

    Secondly, that is a sweet scuplt of the claw!

    Third, the overall effect is both horrifying and realistic!

    Awesome SST costume!! :thumbup
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    Sep 5, 2006, 8:56 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #9

    Fantastic!!
    I honestly think that staged studio pics would diminish what we've seen so far... gives a much more 'limited edition' quality.
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    Sep 5, 2006, 9:09 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #10

    I love the way Turo is gesturing for help in those pics...I don't know, but it doesn't look like you're gonna make it Braks!
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    Sep 5, 2006, 9:18 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #11

    Quote hansoloway said: View Post
    I love the way Turo is gesturing for help in those pics...I don't know, but it doesn't look like you're gonna make it Braks!
    Medic Delgado gave me a couple of Aleves and I am feeling much better.
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    Sep 5, 2006, 9:25 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #12

    Gee, when I saw Medic Delgado later that evening, his Medic pack was filled with cans of Coors. Is that the medicine you're thinking of?
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    Sep 5, 2006, 9:26 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #13

    hold onuke....ok Sa'weet dude!!!
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    Sep 5, 2006, 9:27 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #14

    Quote Mr Fett said: View Post
    Gee, when I saw Medic Delgado later that evening, his Medic pack was filled with cans of Coors. Is that the medicine you're thinking of?
    Hmmm... Maybe those weren't Aleve after all! Makes me wonder exactly what kind of medic he is!
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    Sep 5, 2006, 9:55 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #15

    That is awesome!!

    -Tony Vida; TK 3204; Ausitn, Tx
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    Sep 5, 2006, 10:23 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #16

    wow, I'm glad you showed these photos. I completely missed the claw in other photos. That is really cool! I love SST, and your costume brings in some of the gore and in-your-face brutality of the films. I dig it.


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    Sep 5, 2006, 10:40 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #17

    Quote Brak's Buddy said: View Post
    Hmmm... Maybe those weren't Aleve after all! Makes me wonder exactly what kind of medic he is!
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    Sep 5, 2006, 10:47 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #18

    Art, your costume rocked... I loved the claw sticking out, it looked great!
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    Sep 5, 2006, 11:40 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #19

    Quote hansoloway said: View Post
    I love the way Turo is gesturing for help in those pics...I don't know, but it doesn't look like you're gonna make it Braks!

    (In British accent)
    NONSENSE! Its just a flesh wound!
    Looks sic dude! way to go!
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    Sep 5, 2006, 11:49 PM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #20

    It makes me wanna make a SST costume...
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    Sep 6, 2006, 1:08 AM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #21

    Un "Freaking" Believable, Art!!!
    Very nice job!!! You are a truly a talented costumer!!!:thumbup
    Darren
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    Sep 6, 2006, 1:34 AM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #22

    Damn my friend !

    You are selling yourself waaaaaaaaaaay short on that claw ! It looks fantastic ! As does the rest of the suit ! Great detail, and equally great excecution indeeed !

    Very convincing in the pics. I can only imagine what it looked like in person. Think about that for a minute? Your pics are more convincing than the film footage! And if it looks that good, in person it must invoke a little nausia in those that border the faint of heart

    Great Job bro ! And to all others involved as well !

    FP
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    Sep 6, 2006, 2:24 AM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #23

    The claw looks so cool, I keep coming back to look at it. I love the 5th picture down of you with the claw sticking out, and a big smile on your face. Just classic!


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    Sep 6, 2006, 2:25 AM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #24

    That looks outstanding!!! Great job Art!!

    Look forward to more SST pics!

    It was awesome hanging out at the Photo Shoot/BBQ w/ you and Mirax and Eric on Monday. (too bad we were all burnt out...LOL!)

    Man, D-Con is such great fun1!

    -Rex
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    Sep 6, 2006, 5:25 AM - Re: Bloody Starship Trooper Project Complete! #25

    Wow those wounds look very real. I saw a little action in Bosnia and those pics really made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

    outstanding work mate. and 'thanks' for bringing back some unpleasant memories.

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