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« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2011 12:40:46 PM »

Dude that bites Sad hopefully this can help (my ultra-cal & cheesecloth mold tutorial, and a professional tutorial. If you've ever seen the show 'Face Off', you'll know that molds can mess up on anybody, so don't feel bad!

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« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2011 10:16:56 PM »

So changing directions, I quickly drew up a template for a weapon to go with the costume. not sure if I'm gonna do this one or a different one (which would just be modding a nerf Maverick)

But here is the quick template of a (not exact replica) L11-2 Dragon

The games looks like this

Or I was just going to make the HE .44 Magnum...

...out of a either a Nerf Maverick...

...which I know wouldn't make it very close in detail or proportionally at all, but  I'd have the maverick ready at hand.

Or I could buy a cap gun revolver and paint it and and a few detail with foam

I haven't decided which yet and this is just an idea im toying with. Ill probably make these last after the armor if I do make them.
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« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2011 06:08:45 PM »

So as an update (sorry no pics of my work) I have the front of the torso done, both forearms, and most of the thighs done.

Im having trouble with how I want to do the cod piece which looks like this.

I could attach it to an old belt (the attaching wouldn't be a problem) But the problem is that the chimera doesnt wear a belt (shown here)...

 and its only held up by the cooling tubes that run from his low to mid back around his hips and attaching to the sides of the cod. I could attach it like how I just explained, but it would make it extremelly hard to get the torso/back on.

so theres my dilemma. The only viable option I see is to make the cod removable and attach it to the tubes/pipes everytime I put it on or attach it to the belt (along with the butt plate) and then also make it removable with the tubing.

I just wanted your guys' input. All help/comments/criticism is appreciated
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« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2011 06:46:06 PM »

Geez, I'm really sorry about the mold.  It happens to the best of us, believe me.  I used to be a professional monster maker in "Hollywood" and folks screwed up molds all the time, you wouldn't believe it.   Tongue

If you want to try a different approach for masks and costumes, there's foam construction:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324988.0

Some folks have made a fine art of foam construction, most notably Ken Hall of Total Fabrication: http://totalfab.com/

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« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2011 04:02:18 PM »

The first thing I thought of when I saw the codpiece close-up is computer mouse. Seriously Tongue And I personally love velcro for making things stay put.

So sorry to hear about your mold Sad I was looking forward to seeing how it turned out.

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« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2011 10:39:54 PM »

So I think this build is dead and I will just parade around in my ghillie suit again this year for halloween.

I'm probably gonna start making custom latex masks and selling them to repay my debt to my parents for the enormous amount of money I put into this project.

This might be against craftster rules, but if anybody is interested I'd probably be able to make one for somebody for a commission just send a PM
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« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2011 12:09:38 AM »

I am really sorry to hear this project is finished, I have been following with interest,
best of luck with any new projects!

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« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2011 10:10:35 AM »

I'm going to make the mask, but not the rest of it. So look for the mask next week
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