"Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor) We're back!!

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by belsilene, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. belsilene

    belsilene Active Member

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    I was thinking of making a replica of this artifact, and I am surprised I did not find anyone who is doing it .
    Any of you tried it?. It was just curiosity, since I have my own way of doing things, but I am very surprised to find no references to that object.
    I am the only one who thinks it's a very beautiful object?

    I guess it will take me a long time, because I want to have even inner light. We'll see what I get

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  2. tk1055

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    Re: next proyect: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor)

    I have wanted to see someone tackle this, I have seen one individual do a 3d model of it. I would imagine it wouldn't be to difficult to do with Plexiglas.
     
  3. Bradleyw

    Bradleyw Well-Known Member

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    Re: next proyect: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor)

    i would love to see how this goes, and if you do a run of these i would absolutly be interested 100%.
     
  4. dfchang813

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    Re: next proyect: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor)

    I think it's gorgeous, if you can pull this off I would definitely be interested.

    Also, in your build, please include a smaller refrigeration unit so that there is an even and uniform cold while touch it.

    Just kidding . . . :)
     
  5. DrewSmith007

    DrewSmith007 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: next proyect: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor)

    I've wondered why no one has done this prop yet as well. It's pretty cool. Good luck!
     
  6. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Re: next proyect: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor)

    There was a thread on it a few months ago.
     
  7. J.F. Sebastian

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    Re: next proyect: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor)

    Belsilene, there's some nice reference shots in the 'Art of THOR' - book which could be helpful, page 168.
    Found the following pic via google search, unfortunately it's a bit on the small side.
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  8. belsilene

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    Re: next proyect: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor)

    Thanks you all for your support.
    It's going to be challenging due to the curvature of some pieces, and cutting and engraving the plexiglass is not cheap, but I will do my best.
    It's not a bad idea.

    Thanks. With "reference" I meant someone who was making it,because I'm used to find here some threads for anything that appears in a movie.

    I already knew those references in the book, but thanks for sharing.
     
  9. belsilene

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    Re: next proyect: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor)

    Although its only the beginning and much work remains to be done, I show you some quick photos I made of my first steps.
    Not exactly the colors, not exactly the shape, but the idea was to test the technique.
    So far I'm pretty satisfied, although there are many small problems that I have to think how to solve.
    It will be hard work. :)

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  10. Kevin Gossett

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    Re: "Casket of the ancient winters" (First tests)

    I think you're definitely off to a great start!
     
  11. DrewSmith007

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    Looks great! I thought the first shot with lighting was a screen shot comparison for a second...
     
  12. belsilene

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    Re: "Casket of the ancient winters" (First tests)

    Thanks guys.
    I'll report on progress, but now is going to be a "part design" stage in which there it will be not much to show.
     
  13. Geniepants

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    That's looking awesome so far! As a thought, to help diffuse the light a bit, try putting a layer of tissue paper on the inside and see how that effects the lighting.
     
  14. tk1055

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    *!!! That looks pretty spot on! I love that you are diving in with this.
     
  15. belsilene

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    Re: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor) First tests

    Thanks to all.

    yes, as it was a test I have not bothered on the blur. One thing that I don't know how to solve by the moment is how to make the light "float" in the center once the box is done and what kind of light I'll put inside. But hey, it's still early to worry about that. Improvise at the time :confused
     
  16. troopermatthew

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    Stunning!
     
  17. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor) First tests

    I did start a thread about this a while back, and subsequently bought the Art of Thor book, in which the above pictures can be seen.

    http://www.therpf.com/f9/casket-ancient-winters-prop-139324/

    I thought about making this prop myself but it seems like you're doing a great job of it yourself, so I'll carry on with my ever increasing pile of projects!

    I look forward to seeing more progress on this.
     
  18. kalissuperman

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    awesome job
     
  19. renaissance_man

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    Did you shape and engrave the plastic yourself or did you have it professionally done?
    If you did it yourself I'd love to know what method you used?
     
  20. belsilene

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    I did it myself but...professionally :)
    Since "prop-making" is not my profession, I am dedicated to making models of buildings and trains, so I have at my disposal professional techniques and equipments to develop what is my hobby.

    In this case the plastic cutting and engraving has been done with a laser cutting and the bending was only with heat
     
  21. renaissance_man

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    Fantastic, it looks really nice.
    More pictures please. :lol
     
  22. renaissance_man

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    Re: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor) First tests

    Any progress with this prop?
     
  23. belsilene

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    Not yet, I'll let you know when I have something new.
    I'm busy with other things, including my pregnancy. :)
     
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  25. DaddyfromNaboo

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    Re: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor) First tests

    Hoo, yes, put prop building on the backburner, or try to finish it before the little one arrives! We had our baby eight weeks ago, and time for stuff besides diaper changes and feeding is quite rare :) Great prop btw. ;)
     
  26. belsilene

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    It's a good dea, thank you. I've been thinking something like this, but this is the last thing to think, as is independent of the structure.

    :) congratulations for your baby. I've still a long time, and fortunately we are two of us making props, (and having a baby of course) :) :)
     
  27. renaissance_man

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    Re: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor) First tests

    Any updates on this piece?

    How's the baby?
     
  28. belsilene

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    Re: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor) First tests

    Well, I'm sorry to say that the project is in the same point. Maybe someday I'll progress, but I have saved it in the list of things to do.

    The baby is not yet born, will in December. We both are fine for now, although I'm starting to move awkwardly :) thanks
     
  29. TheShinyOne

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    Good luck! With the pregnancy as well as the build!
     
  30. CaptainSuperman

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    Looks awesome
     
  31. belsilene

    belsilene Active Member

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    thank you! but I fear that it will take me more time to build the prop than the baby. :D :D
     
  32. IROCthisZ28

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    This is on my list of things to do. Great start so far, will be watching this
     
  33. belsilene

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    Re: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor) First tests

    Some of you have asked me if this is finished.
    It's not finished, but not forgotten.
    At the moment you have something to show, I will update this thread.
    Thanks for your interest.
     
  34. CaptainSuperman

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    Re: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor) First tests

    Any updates?
     
  35. belsilene

    belsilene Active Member

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    none. sorry I do not know if I'll finish ever
     
  36. renaissance_man

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    What about selling it on as an unfinished kit here on the RPF, someone could pick up from where you left off and maybe finish the Casket of Ancient Winters off?

    I hope the pregnancy went well. How is your little replica? :)
     
  37. belsilene

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    All went well, thank you, our little replica is here playing with his father and is the main reason why the the chest is not finished. ;)

    As the part that I showed was a made as a prototype with no references, what it's difficult is to adjust all the parts to fit well, so actually there is not a kit that can be distributed.
    When someone shows interest like you, encourages us to give another boost to the project, I hope one day I can show you.
     
  38. Kabeiroi

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    Animo! It's great to find Spanish prop-makers on this thread! Muy chula vuestra web :)
     
  39. belsilene

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    I think I'm still far from being able to consider myself a prop-maker, but in any case thanks!!!!. I'm glad you like our site. Be welcome in "our house" :)
     
  40. DFanatic

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    I'm still interested in this project... just saying. ;)
     
  41. belsilene

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    Re: "Casket of the ancient winters" (Thor) First tests

    Hello again
    For all those of you who have asked if we have done something new, I just want to tell you that we have taken over the project.
    Much remains to be done. Fold the appropriate radio, painting, corners, lighting .... but we are back on it.
    Thanks to all who have encouraged us to continue. ;)
     

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  42. Replicate

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    YAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!!! So excited to see how this goes. What are you using for the sides? Is that Perspex or a thin plastic that you have etched onto?
     
  43. renaissance_man

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    Fold the radio? :)

    I'll be interested to see the final prop, it's been a long time in the making.

    Best of luck.
     
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  44. belsilene

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    Hi
    Thanks for the interest.
    Many things have happened in our lives over the last year. For several months I had to go to another city to take care of my mother gravely ill.
    Moreover, thankfully we have many orders in our store, so we have time to investigate.
    I do not know if we will end someday this prop. If so, I'll communicate you even with a PM, but for now is not within our possibilities.

    Greetings.
     

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