Discussion in 'Predator Costumes' started by Dillonusob, Jan 6, 2017.
I am using for this old "rotate thing for big cakes".
Probably make my own calipers with some sintra or something else. Definitely a great idea!!
Saw these pics on Insta. Great progress!
Thanks so much wreav! Love keeping ip on your builds, they are incredible. Also, I had a question for you. Im using RD-407 latex for hand casting, and I was wondering if you have ever used their latex softener. Supposedly softens the katex to a more flesh like consistency when mixed in. I found my first hands to be a bit stiff. Thanks again!!
It finally dawned on me today what is going wrong on my P1 bio sculpt. In profile, the forehead/brow is a full inch back from the snout part. Had to reference other P1 bios, as I had a tough time finding the right screenshot to illustrate it. Always knew there was something off, bit couldnt quite place it lol. Thank god I caught that!!
It always helps to make a pictures of every side and take a little rest. Then watch your pictures and your eyes will tell you about all problems and unsymmetrical parts. It always works good.
Guys, working today so cant sculpt, found this video though, and has anlot of cool tips if you are a noob like me.
Got myself a present. Thanks for the advice, Jmen. Also, gonna experiment with an alginate molded monsterclay cast of my hand tonight. Will report back if its a win or a fail. Plan is to cast my hand, dip in monsterclay to increase the size, then sculpt from there. So the latex hand cast kater this week will essentially fit my own hands shape, more or less. Crossing my fingers.
More enlargening of the the bio. Think im gonna stick with it until its done. Gonna smooth it soon after some more alterations and refinement, alternating with a heat gun and with mineral spirits.
damn... he was in good condotion, wtf happend? he was too small?
I just wanted to adjust a few things, brought the forehead forward, snout back a little, changed angle and depth of jaw, then coated twice with liquid monster clay to make it about 1/4 inch larger. Cant leave well enough alone so, just more refining again and adding more details. Will have new pics up tomorrow or the next day of the clean up. You can always do things better lol. The sculpt is never finished.
So, I think I found out why my bio is constantly changing. Im looking at multiple DIFFERENT reference shots. Dumb move on my part. A lot of replica sculpts are slightly different, and the movie stills leave a lot to be desired in terms of lighting, etc. so I have found a video of painting a replica, and it looks as accurate as the film IMO. So I have done multiple screenshots of that one, and that is going to be my only reference. I thought the movie stills would be enough, but there are way too many confusing aspects to those, lighting, extraneous shadows and some other things. Hopefully done this weekend.
Latest progress on the longest bio sculpt in history lol. Still a ton of work to go. But its closer anyway, and I am liking the direction its going in.
Closer and closer, mate. practice!
Good work! It's certainly looking more accurate in shape!
Thanks!! Im getting close to thinking that maybe I am getting as close as I will get with my skills right now. I keep seeing things that could have been done better initially, however it would take a massive overhaul again to truly capture what I am looking to do. Here are sone of the pics I was trying to use as reference. Im close, but unsure if I can do it. I swear my eyes deceive me while sculpting from 2D pics.
I am getting a bit tired of the sculpt, may need to take a break and do some other stuff then come back to it. I still have my hands to re-work. Got all my supplies this week to do em up proper.
Also, if folks are seeing where it is off, please let me know, because I have spent so much time that I am no longer seeing the differences accurately
Well, cant keep myself away. Refined and cleaned up for a 360 view
So, I am pretty confident that I have gone as far as I can with the basic shape. Im pretty psyched with it compared to my previous bio, and I spent waaaaay more time with this one. So now, i plan to refine the "wings", as well as continue to smooth the surface. I am going to cut out the laser sighting area so I can sculpt , mold and cast the insert to properly sight the lasers I have. Then the little head tube connections and finally the little button/port in the corner of the lower left jaw. So in otherwords, the details of the bio. After casting, I have a pretty awesome sheet if perforated aluminum for the lens. Should I paint it black?....or leave it metal? Who knows.
Maybe this gallery can help? there are all of predator bios, so maybe you will have new extra information.
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Thanks jmen! I think I am going to finish it off for casting. Its not exact like I intended, but I think its at the limit of my abilities. Im pretty happy witb how it looks. Thinking of doing a black cast with aluminum lens. - that would be a killer look! Im happy with mine not being exact now. It my own version, and is unique in that way. Someday I will do the exact P1 bio.
I may also do all my armor in metallic/black and do a dark pred for the costume. I may roll this into a different style of predator.
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