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    Sep 13, 2011, 11:03 AM - Full size Weeping Angel ideas #1

    I was surprised that a search on Weeping Angels had only 8 threads.
    http://www.therpf.com/search.php?searchid=4145522
    Please contribute any ideas about how people could make one. Like RS, I would like this to be the first thing people see when opening my Tardis door How else have people made full size figures. My thoughts so far;


    • Converting a full sized angel garden statue.This seems cost prohibitive. Stone statues are expensive and the cheaper resin ones are too small.
    • A mannequin base. Again, expensive
    • Layered foam around a metal rod. Stack up foam like a b-day cake and sculpt the basic shape with a hot wire. Metal wire for the arms and wings support. Get a cast of the face which is the most important or use the arms to hide.
    • Chicken wire and paper mache around wood frame?
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    Sep 13, 2011, 11:03 AM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #2

    OH, yahoo's best answer
    Best Answer - Chosen by Voters
    check the fans after a California Angels Baseball game.
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    Sep 28, 2011, 7:52 PM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #3

    Bad timing. Right after I post "Let's try to make these" some one else posts that some company is selling them.
    http://www.therpf.com/f9/life-size-w...angels-126785/

    I am going to make a prototype out of a wood frame and chicken wire with fabric soaked in glue.
    Good news is I will probably want a few of these so I can learn as I go.
    I am going to try this one first.
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    Sep 28, 2011, 8:07 PM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #4

    Here is a good like representing the resources available

    Cricket Chirping Sound Effects - YouTube
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    Sep 28, 2011, 8:19 PM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #5

    I have been wanting to build one of these for my yard. My son says it would be cool, but I know he would look out of his bedroom window at night to look at it and scare the crap out of himself.
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    Sep 28, 2011, 9:04 PM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #6

    joeranger said: View Post
    >>>clip<<<

    I am going to make a prototype out of a wood frame and chicken wire with fabric soaked in glue.
    Good news is I will probably want a few of these so I can learn as I go.
    I am going to try this one first.
    I wish I had the time and skills, I'd love to make on that would could mechanically change from the covered face to the monster teeth face......
    I would love to have it facing the street in the covered face mode when the trick-or-treaters come up the walkway, and while they are at the door, for the statue to turn and reveal the monster face for the walk back to the street!! Only for the older kids, of course, not the wee ones!!

    There is a treasure trove of info in penwiper's weeping angel costume build thread. Most of those techniques would probably translate into a static build, just need an armature and a torso, arms and head......and I bet you could build it for a lot less than two thousand plus pounds!!

    Shylaah
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    Sep 29, 2011, 12:38 AM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #7

    Thanks! Great link.

    Have the basic frame done.
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    Sep 29, 2011, 12:34 PM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #8

    OK, this is working a lot better than I expected since I am only using scrap material from other projects.
    I need to reshape the wings and tilt the head. I had a bunch of fabric with thick foam backing from my Med-Eng 9 suit. Perfect for forming body parts.
    I am carving the hands from MDX. The fabric is a heavy cotton which will get soaked in water/glue. Chicken wire will keep the basic shape on the bottom.

    The issue is if it is indoor and outdoor or just indoor. I also need help on the color and the face. I have the BBC mask just for inspiration.

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    Oct 5, 2011, 4:43 PM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #9

    Slow progress, but still using just scrap material. Hands and hair.
    Need a bit more detail.
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    Oct 18, 2011, 11:37 AM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #10

    Actually felling better about this. I soaked the fabric in a mixture of white/black latex paint, craft glue and hot water and let hang until it stopped dripping. I then put it over the wire and paper clipped areas for ridges. It has a very firm shape now and looks like stone even before I paint it.

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    Oct 21, 2011, 11:32 AM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #11

    Love it so far, did you work on it some more?
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    Nov 1, 2011, 8:46 AM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #12

    Sort of. Good enough to scare the kids for Halloween.
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    Nov 1, 2011, 8:54 AM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #13

    I like!!

    Well done.

    I have thought about making bigger things, but sadly seem stuck making little props.

    Seeing this, I need to start thinking bigger again.
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    Nov 1, 2011, 9:01 AM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #14

    I'm glad this wasn't in my neighbourhood last night.
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    Nov 1, 2011, 9:02 AM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #15

    As long as you didn't blink, you would have been fine.
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    Jan 15, 2012, 11:38 AM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #16

    Cheep special effect. Don't blink

    Don't Blink - YouTube
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    Oct 17, 2012, 9:18 PM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #17

    He is in the window this year. Watching you...always watching you...just don't blink...
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    Nov 5, 2012, 4:25 PM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #18

    my Paper mache' weeping angels at Hurricane who Orlando Florida. made from poster board, Styrofoam, wood, chicken wire ,glue and paint
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    Nov 5, 2012, 5:35 PM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #19

    Too cool!
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    Nov 7, 2012, 6:48 PM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #20

    Very cool. I am surprised there aren't more projects like this.
    Great job.
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    Nov 7, 2012, 7:00 PM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #21

    They turned out great, nicely done, sure would look great in the garden
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    Nov 7, 2012, 7:07 PM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #22

    Nice work!

    My friend made a weeping angel outfit a while ago as well, have a look here :
    chibifiedkitsunes's deviantART gallery
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    Nov 8, 2012, 10:29 AM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #23

    I am not a Doctor Who fan at all, so I've only seen one YouTube clip of these. In the clip I watched, the male actor was left to "pin" the Weeping Angel while the incompetant female sauntered off to secure their escape. I found it nervewracking to watch the guy petrified while listening to chilling souns as the woman was confronted by such horrible obstacles as "I can't find the key." "It's too high!" and "I broke a nail!"

    Truely too dreadful to contemplate.
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    Nov 8, 2012, 10:50 AM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #24

    ^ It's all a matter of taste/preference.................but as for the Weeping Angels themselves in the story line--their disguise is undeniably brillant! IMO............

    Shylaah
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    Nov 8, 2012, 1:33 PM - Re: Full size Weeping Angel ideas #25

    outlander said: View Post
    I am not a Doctor Who fan at all, so I've only seen one YouTube clip of these. In the clip I watched, the male actor was left to "pin" the Weeping Angel while the incompetant female sauntered off to secure their escape. I found it nervewracking to watch the guy petrified while listening to chilling souns as the woman was confronted by such horrible obstacles as "I can't find the key." "It's too high!" and "I broke a nail!"

    Truely too dreadful to contemplate.
    Give 'em a fair shake more than a YouTube clip, pull up the relevant episodes on Netflix sometime, it's worth it. They're quite original villains, and the pre-2012 episodes with them were pretty creepy. I'm still on the fence about them earlier this 2012 season (2012 "series" in the UK) though, but one particular moment was pretty surprising...

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