Joa said:Input: more definition to the undercuts of the scales is a must. Remember, it's an armoured suit with movable parts. Though it will be a static sculpt, the thing has to be believable. I understand that this will be done later on, but I just wanted to point it out.
Also, IMO the nose tip should be more defined and not so pointy.
cucu4coco said:Wow, it does look very nice. Like others, I would like to see later progress but you can count me in as someone who's interested. Have the glowing eyes been finalize yet? And what do people prefer, a clean bust or a bloody version? Or can he individually do this per people's interest? For me anyways, blood is always involved when Guts have roid rage! Lastly, does he have a rough estimate of the size dimension? Thanks.
Here are the next set of progress pictures. Getting closer to finishing. I still have some smoothing out to do, some detailing (i.e. round bolt heads on each side of a row of scales), and while I'm detailing and texturing it will bring the whole sculpt in a little tighter. I will also start on the breast plate and mounting base. This may be the last time you'll see this sculpt as a whole for I need to seperate it and cut off the ear horns to be able to reach some areas--also for ease of molding.
About the texture--I know I can achieve the same texture of THIS by spattering gel coat out of a spray gun with fine and large blobs that harden, then I can sand them flat leaving an irregular cast iron surface like the sample I sent. I can do this over the clay and it will be incorporated in the mold.
DirectDK said:He took note of them and actually, his idea in the very beginning was to have the helmet semi-movable but I believe he's foregoing this idea because it would raise the price of the finished product.
Genome said:DirectDK you should made a list of the member on baord in the topic so we all can clearly see who's in and how many of us are in
cucu4coco said:Hi Derek,
Since you said its not a binding agreement, put me in the "Yes" cat. I'm not worried about the outcome or details since I have other SKers, cough, cough, you, Joa, etc., watching over or giving expertise advice on the process! Guess, my only hiccup is the total cost but shouldn't be too bad for me since he's in the States.
Thanks for all your effort and work on such an amazing project, Derek and James.
DirectDK said:UPDATE 1/28/09
Here is the list so far of YES, and MAYBE. These aren't binding agreements, but simply to get a feel for how many we have in.
the beast of darkness
joa (no paint)
james' client 1
james' client 2
The brand is on the back right of the base. It is placed so the viewer can see it from the front at the same time as seeing the plaque that we'll put on the front. There is a 3/4 inch bevel all around the base so it is a 3D trapazoid. I can mount the plaque on the front face of the base. I will have a rod mounted straight up from the top middle of the base and I'll have a receiver for the rod going in from the bottom of the breast plate up into the jaw piece for easy removal and assembly to base. That means there will be two power supplies--one for the "Z's" on the helmet and one for the base.
virulentshuriken said:That helmet looks awesome!! That guy had great modeling skills. Just a few questions though, will it be wearable, or does he plan on making guts face for the inside? Oh, and can you please give an update every now and then of what the approx. price might be with the amount of people that have said yes? I was just curious, don't know if i can actually buy it though! XD
Nirvana said:Add me to the Yes list. I wouldn't miss it......
Here is the next set of update shots. Let the molding begin!! You'll notice that the sculpt is now black. I sprayed the gel coat on it for the texture. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to sand it because the gel coat would flake off the clay too easy so I will have to sand each piece after I pull them from the mold which is O.K.--I was going to have to sand them anyway for maximum paint adhesion. The texture is going to look great, it already has that rustic cast iron look to it, just a little soft till I sand the prop after each is made.
You'll also notice the clay walls and keys I made for the silicone. I don't know if you've ever seen a mold in progress, but this is how it begins.
Also, if you can let the viewers know to ignore the big drips and blobs of gel coat because they will be sanded flat and look as part of the texture and not so noticeable. I've done this technique before and the end result looks great.