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    Aug 23, 2012, 11:56 AM - Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard _ Conversion to Savage Theron **Finished pictures #1

    Hi there, long time lurker, first time poster. I'll post up the progress pictures for this as soon as i get my old phone back, on which they're stored. Built this for the London mcm expo back in may but i'm still refining it for future conventions. Will post up a few pics of the near finished article, let me know what you guys think
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    Aug 23, 2012, 12:02 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build #2

    Great job!
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    Aug 23, 2012, 3:39 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build #3

    Amazing .... Epic costume
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    Aug 23, 2012, 3:59 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build #4

    Good stuff, look forward to seeing the progress pictures.
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    Aug 24, 2012, 7:12 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build #5

    A couple of helmet progress pictures i found on my computer. Not sure how most people begin a project but when i start something from scratch i just wing it. The entire project literally stemmed from the lower jaw that was left over from the helmet of my Shao Kahn costume (R.I.P after i got into a fight with 3 scumbags armed with glass bottles 2 weeks ago after a night in costume with friends in cardiff), resembling the lower jaw of a Theron.
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    Aug 24, 2012, 7:18 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build #6

    Then i started trying shapes and working out how it should sit, scale etc.
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    Aug 24, 2012, 7:26 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build #7

    After re drawing the shapes to be symmetrical i templated them on to a plastic sheet that i still don't know the origin of. It's between 4mm and 8mm, black, strong, reasonably light weight, can easily be cut with a knife and most importantly - thermoformable. It's almost like a rigid plastic/foam. I was given it as a cover sheet for some cladding sheets we install in work and tried it out. Its basically packaging to be discarded, most of the things i make includes this stuff. If anyone thinks they know what its actual name is i'd like to hear it.

    Anyways, here is the heat moulded foam attached to a cycling helmet base


    plus some reference pictures i based the build on
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    Oct 6, 2012, 5:19 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build. ** Helmet progress pictures up #8

    Got a little sidetracked in uploading progress pictures, not that there's much in the way of demand. Wore this to the Eurogamer expo in London last weekend, met the Gears of war Judgement team. Had pictures with some of the developers and staff etc, they're even doing a feature on me and are sending me some stuff which is cool. Pics can be found here

    http://epicgames.com/community/2012/...mer-expo-2012/
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    Oct 6, 2012, 5:29 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build. ** Helmet progress pictures up #9

    Couple more pics
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    Oct 6, 2012, 6:21 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build. ** Painted Torque Bow ** #10

    What a great way to use a bike helmet. Bravo.
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    Oct 6, 2012, 7:20 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build. ** Painted Torque Bow ** #11

    How the hell?
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    Oct 9, 2012, 4:50 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build. ** Painted Torque Bow ** #12

    This build is awesome! I'm a big fan of the Gears of War series, and even though I hate those torque bow wielding a$$holes, you did a friggin' great job with your costume!
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    Nov 4, 2012, 1:43 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build. ** Painted Torque Bow ** #13

    Sheesh, i still need to get the rest of my wip pics up on here. Some good news recently in that i met the Gears of War Judgement team at an expo and they're gonna do a feature on me which is cool : D Plus beginning next year i'm making new arms, armour and a latex head/chest with a full re paint and convert my Theron to general Raam.
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    Nov 4, 2012, 3:34 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build. ** Painted Torque Bow ** #14

    Here's a pic with some of the Epic Games people
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    Nov 4, 2012, 4:02 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build. ** Painted Torque Bow ** #15

    That's Natalie on the right! Saw the post of this on the Epic Community site during the convention...awesome job!
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    Nov 4, 2012, 8:07 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build. ** Painted Torque Bow ** #16

    How tall are you in that thing?!
    That is seriously awesome
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    Nov 5, 2012, 7:47 AM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build. ** Painted Torque Bow ** #17

    RINZLERTRON said: View Post
    How tall are you in that thing?!
    That is seriously awesome
    Cheers dude, i stand at just over 5'10" and in the suit I'm just over 7'4" so it feels pretty big, plus its wide as hell. Once I've converted it to General Raam I'm building a different project that's gonna dwarf it hopefully ha ha
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    Nov 5, 2012, 8:16 AM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build. ** Painted Torque Bow ** #18

    Awww....your making me a Silverback! Thanks! I can't wait to see what you come up with, though I'll be saddened to see this work of art converted into something else.
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    Dec 5, 2012, 1:45 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build. ** Painted Torque Bow ** #19

    Damn dude, you scared me and made me goof up my reload , Now my lancer is jammed.

    Seriously, its a great build. Bet it turns heads
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    Sep 10, 2013, 4:54 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard scratch build. ** Painted Torque Bow ** #20

    Having begun my Savage Theron conversion i thought i'd post up one days progress of my free hand helmet build. The whole suit is being coated in glassfibre and latex to give it a harder looking appearance.Click image for larger version. 

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    Oct 6, 2013, 10:22 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard _ Conversion to Savage Theron. Pic heavy #21

    Keep up the good work! Love seeing a good Gears build.
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    Oct 29, 2013, 1:28 PM - Re: Gears of War - Theron Palace Guard _ Conversion to Savage Theron. Pic heavy #22

    A couple of pictures from Londons MCM Comic con this weekend of my almost completed Savage Theron


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