Army of Darkness Mechanical Hand

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by BlindSquirrel, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I was commissioned to make Ash's chainsaw-replacement appendage from the movie Army of Darkness. Here's what I was aiming for:

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    This was mostly constructed from heat-formed styrene with bits of hardware here and there. The chainmail glove is a meat slicing glove like you see in a deli...You couldn't pay me enough to hand link a glove like that! The only thing I couldn't source was the buckles for the straps. The client wasn't adamant on screen accuracy so I found some that he liked at Tandy. The cocking lever does move and has enough spring tension to return it to the closed position.

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    The full WIP is on my blog!
     
  2. Zendragon

    Zendragon Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I kinda need one. Will you be making more of these?
     
  3. AbbyDarkStar

    AbbyDarkStar Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Love to see some in-progress pics because this is really TOO cool!


    and EDITED- cause after a night of drinking apparently I can't READ!
     
  4. Talisen

    Talisen Sr Member

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    Nice! I've been following the progress from your Facebook page. Looks really good.
     
  5. OliverQueenIND

    OliverQueenIND Well-Known Member

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    Sexy, I want
     
  6. Yodajammies

    Yodajammies Sr Member

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    Got to watch this come together on facebook. Brilliant work! :love
     
  7. Jaded Monk

    Jaded Monk Well-Known Member

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    "Groovy"
     
  8. xMENNENx

    xMENNENx New Member

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    Awesome!
     
  9. Jimmyd728

    Jimmyd728 New Member

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    Looks really good.

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
     
  10. lukel4

    lukel4 Active Member

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    looks great!
     
  11. Siebigteroth3

    Siebigteroth3 New Member

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    Sweet! That looks awesome!
     
  12. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Unfortunately I didn't make molds for any of these parts, aside from the hand pistons. My booking is just too tight to make copies any time soon. Sorry!
     
  13. The Ronin

    The Ronin Well-Known Member

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    I need this.

    Can't afford it of course, but still.


    Absolutely brilliant.
     
  14. inventorj

    inventorj New Member

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    awesome
     
  15. Grave

    Grave Well-Known Member

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    that is F'n awesome. but ill stick with my chainsw hand
     
  16. JnAStudios

    JnAStudios New Member

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    I love this build! Another masterpiece by BlindSquirrel!!!
     
  17. vegoego

    vegoego New Member

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    I adore this so much! Awesome job! <3
     
  18. Papa Darth

    Papa Darth New Member

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    Hail to the king baby! Brilliant job!
     
  19. lukel4

    lukel4 Active Member

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    wow! this is awesome
     
  20. Contec

    Contec Master Member

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    Good work, I love watching your builds.
     
  21. Jaded Monk

    Jaded Monk Well-Known Member

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    So these questions might be a touch invasive, if that's the case just ignore them.

    Outsourcing the pistons wouldn't have occurred to me. What was the turn around time between submitting the file and delivery? What were your costs from Shapeways?

    Thanks!
     
  22. Goldenrod

    Goldenrod Sr Member

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    Oh wow! I'm a huge AOD/ED fan!
    You did a great job on that glove.:thumbsup
     
  23. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I submitted the order on Feb 12 and had it on the 23rd. I had four printed for $9 plus $6 shipping. It was a pretty simple part so it only took me an hour to model the part. MUCH faster than it would've taken me to scratch build it.

    I highly recommend the extra cost for the polished plastic. The printed plastic is really tough to sand off the print texture. The polished pieces I received were good enough to paint and glue on.
     
  24. daninboo

    daninboo Active Member

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    deff a top 5 movie for me, thats awsome! wheres the BOOM STICK? LOL
     
  25. Deimoz

    Deimoz New Member

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    Groovy!
     
  26. Sundowner

    Sundowner Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is impressive!
     
  27. jedi_master_adam

    jedi_master_adam Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic work as usual.
     
  28. Crippen

    Crippen New Member

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    Give me some sugar, baby!

    Well, you've had enough 'Groovy's'.

    Nice work.
     
  29. chimplicity

    chimplicity New Member

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    That looks awesome, got a link to the build?
     
  30. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks! Right at the end of the first post.
     

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