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    Mar 2, 2014, 2:18 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent [Human form] #126

    need to see it all together!
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    Mar 2, 2014, 5:34 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent [Human form] #127









    They didn't have any other colour. So...smaug is a smurf now. I'll be sanding the horns outside today (nice weather) but I won't do a lot more, since my hands are painful (regular job) and need rest before I start again monday.
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    Mar 2, 2014, 6:01 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent [Human form] #128

    This is coming along really nicely! Excellent paintjob on the armour as well. Is that brushwork or do you own an airbrush?
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    Mar 2, 2014, 6:10 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent [Human form] #129

    All just with a paintbrush. I use drybrushing like they do on sculptures to paint. I made a tutorial actually...

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    Mar 3, 2014, 12:43 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent [Human form] #130

    That is really well done. I would not have guessed that this was mostly drybrushing, I haven't really seen it used on such a large scale before.
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    Mar 3, 2014, 10:01 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent [Human form] #131

    Looks brilliant keep it up
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    Mar 4, 2014, 1:07 PM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent [Human form] #132

    Smaug Cosplay:
    Head; skull with silicone skin and removable horns:

    • [x] General shaping of both jaws
    • [x] creating the skull of both jaws
    • [x] Sculpt the dragon skin and small horns
    • [ ] Sculpt the tongue
    • [x] Sculpt the teeth
    • [x] mechanism for jaws
    • [x] Test visibility
    • [ ] Eyes with LED’s embedded, cast in resin (See Kamui cosplay)
    • [ ] Mold and Cast the skin in Silicone (dragonskin)
    • [ ] LED’s in throat (orange/red/yellow)
    • [ ] Flabby ‘skin’ at the lower jaw to cover neck.
    • [x] Sculpt the horns (Possibly in Worbla. Seems to work well, make them removable. Magnets or screws.)
    • [ ] Padding
    • [ ]Assemble and test

    Chest; Scalemail shirt with breastplate and pauldrons.

    • [x] Create breastplate, including coins
    • [x] Create pauldrons
    • [x] Make a pattern of the pieces which will need scalemail
    • [ ] Make the mail
    • [ ] Sew the chainmail to the shirt
    • [ ] Connect pauldrons and chestplate with straps
    • [ ] check if straps disappear in the scalemail (small threads)

    Arms & Hands; Latex talons/claws with worbla bracers, connect to wings.

    • [x] Sculpt claws
    • [x] Mold claws
    • [x] Cast claws in latex
    • [ ] Paint claws, possibly airbrush.
    • [x] Create bracers
    • [ ] Figure out where to put the connecting piece for the wings.

    Waist: Belt with tail attatched and scraps of fabric for movability.

    • [x] Create belt
    • [ ] Create the animatronic tail
    • [ ] Connect electronics, do not forget an on/off switch.
    • [ ] Program arduino to snake-like movements
    • [ ] Test the tail
    • [ ] Make the tail dragon-y with foam filling and leatherlike skin. Maybe pleather.
    • [ ] connect the tail to the belt
    • [ ] Make sure the tail can be tucked in somewhere, for sitting purposes. Or easily removable.
    • [ ] Test tail again.
    • [ ] Add fabrics in black and maybe white, scorch them for fire-y effects
    • [ ] If necessary, add extra straps.

    Legs and feet; Trousers that look like I have dragon legs, with the digitigrade look. And dragon feet.

    • [x] See the tutorial at: Matrices.net
    • [x] Make patterns
    • [x] Sew trousers together
    • [x] add foam
    • [x] Decide for reptile pleather/leather or create a pattern.
    • [x] Find comfortable shoes
    • [x] Create leather/pleather boots
    • [ ] Use leather layers to create the talon-look used for the hands
    • [x] Again, refer to the tutorial.

    Wings; Framework that opens with arm movement.

    • [ ] Follow tutorial for articulating framework on indestructibles.
    • [ ] When framework is done, plot out possibilities for dragonwings
    • [ ] Use pleather or a thin layer of silicone (with texture) for the wing membrane.
    • [ ] Paint the wings accordingly.
    • [ ] Make a pleather/leather cape, long enough to cover the framework, short enough to showcase most of the tail
    • [ ] Add spikes to the cape
    • [ ] Paint cape with the by now familiar paintscheme.


      I updated the list and calculated where I stand. At this point I've hit the 33,33% mark. This means I'm one third on the way to completion!
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    Mar 8, 2014, 10:32 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent [Human form] #133









    It's not programmed yet at all. This is just the raw tail. I also bought supplies for the wings.

    Right now, this weekend will be less active, because the last two days at work killed me, and when I woke up everything hurt. So I need to chill out. Tomorrow I will create some patterns for the legs, close the lower jaw a bit (for the throat) and start sculpting the tongue maybe. It depends a little on how my body reacts.

    Still no Scalemail. I contacted the ringlord, and they said the package hadn't returned to them, so it's probably still travelling. I figured customs might be wary of 3000 jumprings and 1500 scales...
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    Mar 8, 2014, 9:07 PM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent [Human form] #134

    This is looking great I'm impressed with the detail so far keep it up I look forward to the progress
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    Mar 9, 2014, 6:54 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent [Human form] #135

    I started working on the tongue. However, before I got to fill in the sides and make the tongue higher/bigger, my arm started complaining.

    And since I need my arm for my dayjob, I quit for today.

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    Mar 10, 2014, 6:25 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent [Human form] #136

    Wow, just wow!
    Haven't checked this thread for a few days but now that I did my jaw dropped.
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    Mar 13, 2014, 11:10 PM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent [Human form] #137

    Good lord this is an incredible build. :0)
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    Mar 14, 2014, 12:40 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent [Human form] #138

    Wooww, just went through this whole thread..AWESOME JOB!
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    Mar 14, 2014, 10:06 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent [Human form] #139

    This is mighty fine work and thanks for the tutorial description on the paintwork. Can't wait to see it finished. Be very proud oof your self. =0
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    Mar 16, 2014, 2:14 PM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent [Human form] #140









    I started strapping up the armour.

    Here's a video with explaination and me wearing it.

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    Mar 17, 2014, 8:56 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent #141

    Kialna, chapeau! It looks amazing! The things you can do with Worbla... And you just use regular acrylic paint?
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    Mar 17, 2014, 4:05 PM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent #142

    Yes I do!
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    Mar 18, 2014, 10:04 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent #143

    This is looking fierce! Especially the head sculpt! Also loving the articulated tail!
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    Mar 21, 2014, 12:30 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent #144

    So I have been playing detective (har har har did u see what I did there?) and contacting PostNL and DHL. PostNL has been searching ALL DAY for my package from the RingLord, and couldn't find anything. They are willing to ask Canada post. But sometimes Canada post goes to DHL. I hope DHL will reply to me and maybe find my package.
    The package is insured, so they would probably resend my order and consider the package 'lost' if neither has it. So that's a pretty big setback, which delays my progress a lot.


    On the other hand; this saturday we will obtain the fabric for the legs. Mum will drive to Helmond to get 3 metres of it, while I go to the market and find some non-stretch and stretch fabric which isn't nearly as expensive. This weekend, I may have actual dragon legs...maybe.
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    Mar 21, 2014, 12:00 PM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent #145

    I obtained the fabric and did some treatment to it to make it look more realistic. I think it looks great!









    Maybe several layers, not sure yet. But it is a great improvement from the flawless red.
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    Mar 21, 2014, 4:12 PM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent #146







    And now we wait until tomorrow morning.
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    Mar 23, 2014, 9:32 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent #147

    Well then. I am not too happy with the skinning of the feet, so I might redo them. The general shape for the legs however, is good. The lower legs need some more stuffing probably. The upperlegs/thighs are rather satisfactory. However, I have hit the point where I don't want to work on it, just wear it. I have to keep going though. *motivates self*











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    Mar 30, 2014, 5:52 AM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent #148



    First test with the eyes. These will not be used, but I learnt a lot making them.
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    Mar 31, 2014, 12:48 PM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent #149

    [PANIC MODE ON]

    I STILL ONLY HAVE 18 DAYS, IF I COUNT MY FREE DAYS!

    I might take some days off from work to work on this thing. We're going to do this quickly now! The Scalemail has been lost and it will be a miracle if I would get that done in time. So instead, I might go for the temporary option: get more of the red scale fabric, treat it, and make some kind of gilet.

    I'm going to have to make a planning. But I am IN NEED OF HELP!

    I want dragonskin as a toplayer on the skull, but is it necessary to cast the head with formsil or any other kind of silicone/alginate/thing to then make a skin from dragonskin? Is it possible to make a mold with just plaster? Because it's a one time thing? Then; what kind of dragonskin will I need? And how do I paint it? I have checked some tutorials on it, but I am a bit uncertain.

    I am also in need of help for LED-strips. They are 12V and I need them wirelessly powered. I am guessing I will need at least two 9V batteries, but I am not sure. I might ask the local guy for help (where I bought them. He knows I make costumes)

    And then at last, but not at least; I need to connect two servos to my Arduino Micro. I think there are tutorials available, but if anyone can help me out, I'd be glad.

    [PANIC MODE OFF]
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    Mar 31, 2014, 4:45 PM - Re: The Hobbit - Smaug the magnificent #150

    This is really coming together! I wish I could be of more help to your questions, but even though I'm not, I'm stopping in to offer support!

    You can do it! Can't wait to see the final results.

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