@3C: I use a faux gold that has that tint, its why it made me think of it immediately. I think a true gold leaf would be too dazzling but the faux looks just right.
Look for "Dutch Metal leaf" its fairly cheap for a book of 25 pages.
@kim_a: Heya, basing my gold leaf assumption on the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FRWQxvWVzY which shows them being made with gold leaf. May not be the official how its made but other videos in their guys channel have GOT sneak peak vids in the same format. I don't think I know anyone in the Props department anymore - a lot of it's made up in Belfast and I'm in Dublin so a few people who did my course joined the props dept.
I trust you're judgement though, I've never used gold leaf, only Liquid Leaf and goldfinger. Hmmm there must be a way to find out.
@KylevT: Cheers! For the moment I'm opting for an slightly less expensive alclad II paint. They give real nice metallic finishes, that or perhaps liquid leaf, save the gold leaf coming off in my hands which is what appears to have happened to the screen used props and I'd rather not have to recoat em!
@3C: Very nice! Going to go with gold leaf to get that luster?
The first part of my Sons of the Harpy Mask Build...
Currently working on tidying up the casts for painting as the mold caused a few hiccups - but hey, at least I learned a ton!
My dad once spent ages looking for his pencil he was using to mark his wood only to later realise he had it in his mouth the whole time.
My studio too has thieving gremlins taking mixing sticks, pens and scalpels out from under my nose!!
This always happens to me, the only difference being I stick the pencil behind my ear. Then I spend 10-15 minutes looking for it until I scratch my head in bewilderment and knock the pencil off my ear.
@3C: Yeah - I use Smooth-on for casting. I usually use Moldrite 25 for molds (it's fast and sturdy RTV) but last time I used smooth-on. It sounds like I can actually use epoxy tints as dye. I'll try that first. But red doesn't work well. I will have to order smooth on dye. Thanks for the info! I don't normally put my makes online, but will try to put my next ones up.
@3C @JamesNZ: I vote for both.
Slave Leia bra?
@gaffyh: Could be, but it is possible to get that level of detail from modelling materials =)
You should check out Adam Beane for tiny detailed sculpture, he's developed a sculpting material called Cx5 that you can get insaaaane detail out of.
Those are amazing!
/Patiently waits until the store opens.
@3C: You may have missed it, but he says in the video that it's a polymer.
@3C: & @mbkish: The ones from SerePick are made from nylon.
@3C: the link works now! It's a nice design; shame that the finished cover is sold separately.
I kind of wonder how sturdy a plastic key can be.
@3C: That URL doesn't work for me. Just a white page. :(
@3C: Those look delicious! How'd you make the dirt icing? Is the instructable live yet?
@3C: So it turns out that the 3D ripper program is known to not work on windows 7 with any of the mass effect games. Looks like I'm going to have to see if I can get a windows xp machine together to see if I can get it working.
Thanks @Adelie !
Oh wow, I posted this on the homepage yesterday. Didn't realize you had an account here :)
@3C: That Latex idea sounds awesome! I might coat the base of the helmet with a silver-white and use the latex throughout the paint layers to create different chipping effects. That would look pretty cool and give it a lot of variety i'd think!
@spartanman1222: That's awesome! I haven't really considered what I'd like to do with the visor part yet cause I may be able to get away with using a visor from a motorcycle helmet. The glass visor part of the helmet isn't really that important of a detail that you'd have to vacuum form. But I might just do it to get some experience. This is my first build of anything with this much detail. Looks awesome though! I saw another guy on the 405th forum who had vacuum formed his mask as well. Video looks super sketchy though, I don't like the idea of putting that stuff on your oven no matter what Savage says. (FYI I like to cook and the oven is very important to me lol)
@3C: i actually want to build a vacuum form table kind of like the one adam recommended a while ago. maybe a little larger, but basically the same. I like that it was simple and cheap. i've looked at a few other ones that people have done with things like an aluminum surface rather than wood, and guide rods so you get the sheet right on every time. I'll probably put stuff like that on it too, but i have't even gotten really started on that project.
@3C: @blackjosh: I want to vacuum form the visor once i get it all bondo'd up. at least that's the plan. I'm still learning a lot about prop/costume making so the biggest thing holding me back is the acquisition of stuff. after i build a vacuum former and get the visor made i think i'll dye it the same way Mike Iverson died his daft punk interstellar helmet. He just used a bunch of packages of RIT dye.
here's the link.
the most difficult part, i think, will be vacuum forming the visor without making it impossible to see through.
this guy did a pretty good job, but he had some complications when he made his visor. I want to avoid those complications.