Avatar Neytiri Choker WIP

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Howlrunner, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Howlrunner

    Howlrunner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So I've finally gotten back around to working on painting up my (human-scale) lifesize Neytiri bust and I'm starting to think about accessories.

    I want a choker for her, but given it's simplicity, I refuse to pay the price for the Noble Collection one (plus I really don't like the stones they've used).

    So, after a bit of Google-fu, I figures out how to braid/knot the hemp for the main band. Prototype in rough jute, just to see if I DID have it right:

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    The bottom piece was my first attempt (and is what most Avatar fans have made online). The top piece, try 2, however is far more screen-accurate and matches what they've done for the official prop replica.

    Now, while I crack on with further prototypes, but before the FINAL piece, what I'd like opinions on is this:

    Is the main band made from hemp, waxed linen thread, or leather thonging?

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  2. Howlrunner

    Howlrunner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    OK, after a bit more experimenting, I've answered my own question...

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    Original jute prototype at top.
    String proto 2nd from top.
    Leather thonging 3rd from top.
    Waxed linen at bottom.

    The jute is obviously too large and rough.
    The waxen linenhas a nice natural look to it, but is obviously too small.
    The leather has a nice sheen, but it looks too segmented.
    The string is the closest so far (though obviously the wrong colour here).

    Actual 1mm jewellery hemp will be the next test (which I probably should have started with...).
     
  3. superDrool

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    Wow. I'm very impressed by the drive for accuracy. Besides what you've mentioned on color, it looks dead on in my opinion.
     
  4. Contec

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    Hmmm... I don't think it's any of those... It seems to be made from pure Cigiaous Giantico Imigiaus AKA CGI :lol

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  5. Howlrunner

    Howlrunner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Aye, 'tis obviously a CGI beastie, but I want to try to get as close to "real world" as possible.

    'Tis obviously possible, as the official choker looks right:

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    AND there was a real world choker prop created for the movie:

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