Ackbar, it's a trap!!! finished costume !!

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  1. mrbungle

    mrbungle Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i was commissioned to sculpt an ackbar mask and hands.

    the sculpt is done out of waterbased clay. i am going to remove the eyes and make seperate molds for them. i also sculpted a tongue. we are going to try to animate the eyes and the mouth. i will be casting this out of silicone and backing it with foam flex 25. so the eyes lids should work. silicone is really soft. the norm is you sculpt the eyes closed if you are going to do animatronics. daniel valdez will be in charge of the animatronics. worse case is i have to resculpt the eyes, which is not that big of a deal.

    here is the pics. almost done, i have to do some clean up work and we will be ready to mold.
    here is short vid i made of the sculpt.

    ackbar sculpt WIP - YouTube


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  2. Finhead

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    Looks freakin fantastic. :)
    I thought the Flex Foam 25 leached so you could not wear it against your face. From all the tech data I have read anyway. Unless it's just for a static display?
     
  3. steveo

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    that does look fantastic!! Ackbar is one of my favorite designs for creatures. (y)thumbsup
     
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  4. Michael Bergeron

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    It's an animatronic according to his post. :)

    Sculpt looks AWESOME!
     
  5. mrbungle

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    thanks


    i have used foam flex it for my plo's and i have not read anything about it leachng after curing. i just reread the technical Information, now when curing you need to take precautions. several folks make armor out of the stuff.

    most folks wear a underarmor hat or something , the whole thing will not be backed with foam flex it just the back ,top and some of the front.
     
  6. tk 9464

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    Fantastic work! Can not wait to see the final product. Amazing detail.
     
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  7. zanderwitaz

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    Concentrate all firepower on that super star destroyer!

    sorry I had to.
    That is an awesome sculpt. blows the DP and rubies way out of the water.
     
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  8. mrbungle

    mrbungle Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    thanks, guys.
     
  9. Tyler Brown

    Tyler Brown New Member

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    Ok, I have not been a member for a long time but this is pretty boss. I had a cat named Akbar for a while. Named after this dude. :)
     
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  10. mrbungle

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    It"s a cat!!


    Lol!
     
  11. EyeintheSky

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    Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!:eek:love
     
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  12. scarf man

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    Good gawd! You sir, have done an incredible job with that sculpt!
    I'm looking forward to seeing a painted up cast.
     
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  13. Fuzzual

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    Wonderful!
     
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  14. THURSBY

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    That is some very fine work, very impressive sculpting.
     
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  15. frosty

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    great job! love the sculpt
     
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  16. Funky

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    I had no idea ole Squidhead was so detailed!
     
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  17. Vadermonkey

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    Woah...very nice work!! :cool:thumbsup
     
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  18. Quick2

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    Amazing. Well done.. It's a Work of Art.
     
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  19. mrbungle

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    thanks , guys,.. you are too kind.
     
  20. ABE

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    aweasom work XD
     
  21. EyeintheSky

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    I wonder if there is any update about this piece of true art.
     
  22. major payne

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    I would love to see an update. Will these be for sale in the future or just the commisioned one?
     
  23. jonny5j

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    fantastic you sir are an artist
     
  24. mrbungle

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    hey , guys. i am molding the head now and i am doing some work to the eyes before molding, hope to have and update soon.
     
  25. mrbungle

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    ok update

    the head is molded and cast, i had to resculpt the eyes, had a mishap with the clay....hands coming shortly..........

    should have a big update in a couple of weeks.
     
  26. whitehawk

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    Looks awesome
     
  27. EyeintheSky

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    Can't wait to see your progresses!
     
  28. Leigh

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    Awesome!! Beautiful job (y)thumbsup:thumbsup
     
  29. jedimaster

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    Ya know I always saw ackbar as just a talking goldfish. But that is one sweet looking sculpt. Well done.
     
  30. justincruz

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    Fantastic! Makes me wanna buy one!
     
  31. Icknaybob

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    Any chance extras will be made for sale? I am highly interested. Please let me know.
     
  32. mrbungle

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    thanks, guys.

    there may be a very small run of these, the are pretty big and take alot of material and lots of paint time.

    anywho.....


    check this out and original ackbar eye.......for anybody else out there doing and ackbar.
    General Ackbar eye from Star Wars: Episode VI


    measures 3 inches wide and 2 inches tall made of ackrilic. this is the way i am going to make the eyes for my ackbar.
     
  33. ComedicHistory

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    Woahhhh that is ******* sweet....and I thought the Sideshow bust was as good as it gets...*.
     
  34. mrbungle

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    lol

    thanks,

    here is the me wearing the head testing it out the inner head band and the paint job is about 80% complete. the head is sitting alittle to high.

    stay tuned for the finished paint and eyes....

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  35. TomSpinaDesigns

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    Just saw this... great work so far! Nice organic, fleshy sculpt and captured the character nicely too. :)

    best,
    Tom
     
  36. mrbungle

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    thanks, tom.

    coming from you that means alot.
     
  37. vaderdarth

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    Very nice!!!! :)
     
  38. mandio222

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    haha i love ackbar
     
  39. Chucko

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    Man, you keep getting better every time you post. Great work.
     
  40. mrbungle

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    thanks, guys.

    alittle bit of progress, got the eyelid molds done and sculpting the eyeballs now, and i have started on the hands, hope to have those next week or so.


    the eyes are just barely glued in so they are not even or in the exact spot they need to be.

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  41. Slave1

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    Actually one of the best I've seen. Very nice!
     
  42. russm5277

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    Nice work:thumbsup
     
  43. AKluthe

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    This is great. Nice work!
     
  44. mrbungle

    mrbungle Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    thanks, guys. here is the test fit. got the eyeball molds done so will have a completed mask soon.


    Ackbar test fit - YouTube
     
  45. Eopie Herder

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    Looks great! If you don't mind me asking, how are you supporting the extra head space? I would think that the ecoflex would sag around the back of the head and such where the head cast wouldn't be.
     
  46. mrbungle

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    thanks.
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    i rotocasted resin in the top and back of the head and used a foam bike helmet so it could be worn.
     
  47. Qui-Gonzalez

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    Where be the hands, Bungle? You're holding out on us!!
     
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  48. Engelnicht

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    Any updates on this?
     
  49. mrbungle

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    yep, fighting with movie accurate eyes, once that is figured out, which i am close we will have a finished mask. i am sculpting the hands now.
     
  50. mrbungle

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    Re: Ackbar, it's a trap!!! Mask and gloves wip......

    here are the hands.......i had real trouble trying to find shots of the palm of the hands and the display hands were in bad shape so it was hard to tell what was damage and what was part of the sculpt.


    PALM reference....
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    here is what i came up with for the hand sculpt. i have alittle bit of work left on them and they will be completed... these will be molded soon.

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    and here are the eyes, still need paint and everything but they are pretty and the are crystal clear!!!! these are the accurate size.

    hope to have a completed ackbar soon. so stay tuned and thanks for looking!!!!

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