Looch--awesome job so far!
I have the exact same boots and was mulling over how I was going to upgrade them. Your approach is fantastic!
Keep it up!
Okay, belt pouches are made, just gotta attach the clips-I've made them out of Skulpey, and will glue them in place, as the pouches close with velro.
Started my mask build today-here is the beginnings, very rough-I'll post as the sculpt progresses.
And the initial smoothing-now to clean my kitchen, have a shower and go to work. More progress tmrw.
A true sculpt. Nice. Should be a perfect fit without hotspots right from the start.
Are you going to pull a mold from it and then cast your final in urethane or fiberglass?
i really love this build its amazing your extremely talented. iv been wanting to get my self a captain america costume together for a whyle and youv inspired me to go for it. im getting a good sewing machine of my girlfreinds dad tomarrow and i think ill try this as my first project any advice you could give me would be very much apreachated as i would greatly value your advice. also do you have sewing patters for the troushers ?
thanks very much for the praise-very glad you like what I'm doing, and glad to inspire. For the pants, I used McCalls pattern 4745, a Civil war men's pattern. Honestly, as long as the pattern isn't for anything too baggy, you should be fine. But for a lot of my men's work, I use this pattern. I used it to great effect for my Red Skull costume earlier this year. Just follow what I did at the beginning of this thread, you will see the pieces I made. Now, as far as any advice I can give, the most important is this: learn how to read a pattern. I had been using my gf's aunt's machine for a while and finally decided to take a night school sewing course. At the end of the day my teacher told me that I didn't need to learn how to sew, just how to read a pattern. So learn that before you start such a build. This costume has got a lot of weirdness to it, the jacket especially, which is why I am starting on the helmet-I'm scared! Anyway, any questions, just ask-thanks again!
can you post me a download link to the pattern please ?
A bit more work on the mask.
And more detail-I might be happy with this, apart from a bit more smoothing.
Looks good so far keep truckin!
And the helmet, finished. Gonna find the time to cast it this week, and order the star as well from 4th Wall Designs.
Okay, the star is ordered-4th Wall won't do Cap's shoulder thingies till October, so I'll have to do those myself, but hopefully I will cast the helmet this week-already getting orders for it!
Even better ... VIDEO !!
I have been searching and searching for a step-by-step "how to" video on YouTube for sculpting/casting for just this kind of thing ... haven't had much luck finding anything.
Either way, very much enjoying reading your progress.
Okay, the waiting begins-hopefully, I can pull the mold off tmrw and it will be clean. Otherwise, it's back to the sculpting board, as it were.
This is gonna be great!
Okay, showing the bad with the good. As I thought, a bit too many undercuts to my sculpt. So, gonna make the mold a two piece, side to side. Let's try this again!
I bought one of the rubber Ebay masks but was too big for me will be posting in the jy soon...so there's a back up plan lol Kinda makes me wish I would've invested in the materials to cast my own like yours, a video would be helpful. But your build is coming along... great to see you picking it back up!
I am certain I am not alone in saying that I am learning so much from seeing how others work through the sculpting/molding/casting process - especially via as many pictures as possible detailing the process is immeasurably helpful and educational.
Even better .... if you can get a buddy to capture various stages of the process ON VIDEO - especially as you sculpt the helmet, create the mold and pour the cast - what an amazing educational resource it would be for so many.
(I figure it never hurts to ask/suggest, right?)