Friday, December 31, 2010

Fifth Element Mangalore 1:1 Bust WIP

So me and a buddy and a few other guys wanted to do a 1:1 scale 5th element Mangalore bust.So I got the clay and started one.Its a VERY early sculpt still needs a lot of bulking out and shape defining basically now I'm just plopping on clay in the rough shapes they will need to be, then once Im happy Ill start adding in the surface details wrinkles,textures etc.
In the one pic with the card stock glasses I was able through a friend to obtain actual measurements of a pair of the screen used glasses they wore and drew the template out using those measurements. As you can see they fit pretty good now and I may not have to make to many adjustments to the eye area.

Now starting to rough in some of the facial muscles.

And with the glasses template in place.

Stealth Pilot OOOPS

The first stealth pilot I pulled and painted took a ride off the dryer the other day and hit some copper water pipes then proceeded to bounce a few more times and hit the floor.For as many times as it hit surprisingly there wasnt  a lot of damage but what was damaged was damaged pretty good.It broke a big chunk out of the upper visor section up into the front of the mohawk a bit. The pieces broke fairly clean so I should be able to superglue them back in place and then take some filler and blend it,sand and repaint.But man does that stink.
Thats exactly why i cant wait to have my big shop done so i dont have to share it with the laundry equipment.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stealth paint and chest mock up

In these pics the stealth paint is basically done just need to clear coat it and add lense and screening in vents.I propped up the chest plate/chest box im working on that will go with this character.I also have the shoulders in the works.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Stealth paint up

So I prepped and started to paint the first casting.I used a darker charcoal grey metal flake paint.Which looks a lot darker in the pic than it really is. I also added some republic cogs on the dome in silver.I know the one on the show didnt have them but I added them anyway just to see what they would look like. I still have to add the 3 horizontal stripes on the front of each side by the cheeks.As well as added the striping around the ears and on the back under the is where its at right now.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Success! Sorry for the grainy crappy pic but ill take better ones later and post them. Here is the first casting of the clone wars stealth pilot helmet.It came out really nice.

the casting is on the left and the master is on the right.The casting appears taller only because of the excess resin on the bottom from the casting process.If I have time tomm. Ill get it painted up and post some more pics of a finished one.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Let the molding begin!

Ok so i got the mold dam built using klean klay,and clayed in all the openings like the lense and all vents.Now time to start slopping

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pilot chest box mold done

I know a lot of you have been waiting for me to get this done and molded. Over the weekend i finally had a chance to do it.I have pulled 1 cast and it came out really good.there are some small imperfections but nothing that a few minutes and some sandpaper and filler wont cure.

Here is a pic of the mold and the first casting.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Prepping Stealth For Molding FINALLY!!!!

My finger tips are literally rubbed raw from all the sanding I've been doing on this helmet in the last few days.I do believe it or not have a few spots I still need to fill a little.But I finished the back tonight and added the nose piece/hose coupler.I know it prob doesn't look much different then that last few times Ive posted pics,but the surface and  almost all the pits are now smooth and clean.I also sprayed it with several coats of  of epoxy primer which helps fill in small scratches and give the surface a smooth look.

I'm hoping to start damming tomm. night with clay and getting ready to start slopping rubber on many times have I said that now? I think this time its for real.

Its come along way from this: