Here's the progress so far...there's still a lot more work.
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Here's the progress so far...there's still a lot more work.
I had a feeling you wouldn't stop with the helmet. Git-er-done for wondercon.
wow, that looks great.
Thanks guys for the interest. Little more progress on the shoulder and pistol...
Last edited by Cruzer; 02-28-2010 at 04:54 PM.
Nice job on the cod! can't wait to see the finished product.
Cant wait to see the outcome you do amazing work
Thanks guys. Few more...
Last edited by Cruzer; 02-28-2010 at 04:53 PM.
looks really good dude , keep it coming
I second that! It looks great so far man... but then again ur work always does cruz
Thanks guys. Ok, the pistol is done. I wanted to finish it first because I needed it to figure out the thigh armor and holsters. I'm only making the one and will mold it later for solid resin casts. I took the liberty of adding a trigger because it just didn't look right without one. With the aluminum barrel tip it's about 9.5" long, which works well with the size of the BKBT thighs.
huge WOOOOOOOW for Lorenzo!
I knew it was only time until I saw that you were making a CW set Zoe
Thanks guys. I realized I missed a sight detail on the top after looking at the Insider ref. pics. So I'll go back and fix that this weekend. I'm hoping they're acceptible since the feedback has been nill other than two close friends.
I have not responded be cause I hate/want your talent. I'm making the same costume but your so fast. I look forward to seeing more.
I'm going to wait until the "INTEREST" thread after the molds are made before I respond. ^__-
Cruz it looks great man... I'm looking forward to seeing this finished... Let me know how you're going to rig up the holsters tho because I'm going to be using built in holsters for mine
I do spend a little too much time in the garage and on props. I'm going to try and start making the mold this weekend. This pistol should be pretty easy to mold and cast once the mold is finished, so I hope to make inexpensive resin casts available.
I've given the holsters some thought, and the only thing I can think of that would work is a hidden support belt and straps under the flightsuit to hold the weight of the thigh armor, holsters, and blasters. I can't see any other way to hold all of that weight in place.
I'll also be experimenting with making a mold that allows the holster and thigh armor to be one piece. The holster will have to glued in place after if this idea doesn't work out. I'll be sure to post build pics.
Lately I've been working on the shin armor, so I'll post pics up this weekend when I get a chance.
I might be intrested in a set of pistols pending price. Keep up the hard work.
This project is fantastic, any plans for the Darksaber? the founder of this thread has a good blueprint ready to go!
Last edited by Chaosdoc; 03-10-2010 at 12:24 PM.
Thanks for the link. I'm going to leave the darksaber to someone else since the armor alone has been enough work.
I've placed the shins on hold to mold the pistol before it became "beat up" by handling it too much. I added the sight detailing and taper on the trigger guard and sealed the pistol with a coat of paint over the weekend. I also made the mold box and as of right now silicone is curing over one side of the pistol. Today after work I'll start the silicone for the second side. I hope to be able to make the first casts of the pistol this weekend.
Last edited by Cruzer; 03-10-2010 at 12:48 PM.
Hard to describe, but something where you would wear something... underarmor / tshirt / whatever under your flight suit.
Put the harness on with straps that come out of holes in the shoulders of the flight suit (same as the vest), and straps that come down off of the harness to the legs for the thigh armor. That would distribute the weight, make sure they all work together correctly, and should be relatively easy to wear.
The leg armor would still be secured to the suit, but would get the added boost from the harness.
Nothing like the sweet smell of silicone in the morning.
Looks great!!! I must say that is a rather big mold, oh and don't forget the pour holes.
Last edited by SUPERprops; 03-12-2010 at 05:52 PM.
I wish I could affort silicone mold making material.
Ok, first pull is done and I was able to see where the air bubbles gather. It's a little heaver than I had hoped, so I will experiment with some Feather Lite resin for the next cast. This weekend I'll try to find some time to begin the hoslters, as well as finish up the shins.
Those pistols are looking great man!
Nice!! And is that the mold for the ear panels and helmet that I see?
Last edited by SUPERprops; 03-12-2010 at 09:41 PM.
indeed you do =p
it's looking good cruzer =)
Thanks guys. I did a 5 min. paint job on them to get the details to stand out. I misted the darker parts because I didn't have any charcoal grey. I didn't even bother to sand down the seam lines. No biggie...I just didn't like it being all white.
Thanks Superprops, but this is nothing compared to your Weequay mask sculpt. That thing is amazing....I'm excited to see how your mold turns out for it.
got these for you from StarWars.com check the animators notes on them, enjoy
Look at the taper from above...
Wow, that taper sucks for my design. But I also noticed that the trigger guard doesn't have the taper seen in the Insider ref. pics, and there are a few inconsistencies in the blaster diagram where the dimensions/layers don't match up. I wonder if there might be variations in the design?
I had seen the full body profile shot and was hoping to use it to dial in my armor sculpts. Thanks for the ref. pics.
I wouldn't sweat thee taper too much. It wouldn't stop me from getting one.
I agree about the taper, sometimes you can cling too much to "canon", your blasters look way cool like they could make it in a Frank Miller joint!
Yeah, I wouldnt consider the taper a must have feature on the gun. There are plenty of "down the barrell" views of the gun and the taper is completly absent.
In fact to screw canon, early production of Pre Vizsla even had him in clone armor according to production notes at Star Wars .com
and check out this funky helmet too
they said "The Clone Wars: Voyage of Temptation" episode 13 season 2 was the first to be produced using Pre Vizsla as a character and his suit hadn't been fully fleshed out by then.
Look at the first capture, even the cape is a different graphic on the outside.
Cruzer: you gonna have this done by Anime Expo here in Los Angeles? Gonna go? July, tic tock tic tock...
Thanks for the feedback guys. I don't think Viszla looks as cool with that clone armor on.
I'm already trying to figure out how I can make a v2 that is more accurate. I wish I would have had those great profile pics when I was building my blaster, but oh well. I don't think I did too bad of a job for just having the SW Insider pics to go off as reference...
Last edited by Cruzer; 03-14-2010 at 11:16 PM.
Keep in mind that the image is a CONCEPT image the one you see in the clone wars is a little different(at least for the cad bane concept image).
If you want it to be more accurate I would take a little off the top and make the trigger a little different. It looks great anyway... ...oh and hows the armer coming along?
The noticeable difference between the concept image and the SW Insider ref. pics is the trigger guard base, so I'm not going to sweat it. I'll mess with a narrower and taperred barrel version in my spare time and get back to the armor. For now I'll offer copies of these pistols at a reduced price to start building up funds for buying more silicone.
I did make a lightweight version of the pistol this weekend and it turned out great. It will definitely be the way to go as it reduced the weight from 14.8 oz to 8.9 oz., making a noticable difference.
Cruzer I'm sorry to have made so much new work for you, your original blaster is an amazing likeness! Sure you could make some tweaks with the detailed prints, but no-one wold have thought twice to pay a non-reduced price for all of your work to date. Charge for your work not just the end product.
Here's what I did last night, it doesn't matter if you don't fix it I'll still like your's:
Thanks SUPERprops, I'm not sure if I'll start from scratch or make a completely new pistol. If you notice the pencil marks on the printed pic, they're the traced marks of my pistol in comparison to the printed pic when lined up at the trigger base. So just a little modification should do it like you suggest.
Or you can print the pics 1:1 scale and use them as a template then trace them onto foamboard or something.
Good job on the armor plates, and guns coming along keep it up!