Cylon Centurion Head and Neck Display 1:1 Scale From Sculpture to Display

JtotheP

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Sculpture/Urethane Foam:
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Finished sculpt with candy coated shell ready for mold:
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Case mold:
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Neck mold:
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First cast ready for paint:
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High Gloss Automotive Metallic Paint:
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Light bar:
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Finished Display:
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Video:
http://s285.photobucket.com/albums/ll74/JtotheP/?action=view&current=100_1590.flv
 

JtotheP

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The light bar for now is too fast. I bought this bar at a motorcycle supply web site. I'm having Timeslip-a fellow chap here at the RPF-make me a custom bar that works just like the show.:love
 

JtotheP

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Dude, you have SERIOUS skills ! How do you maintain near perfect symmetry in your sculpts ?

Thanks all for the warm replies.

It takes alot of bondo, sanding, filing, caliper checks, more bondo, more sanding, and did I mention sanding to get acceptable symmetry.
 

TazVader

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Love it. I don't know what's more impressive. The great sculpt or you sick mlding techniques! Well done mate:)

Regards
TAZ
 

Garthok

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Wow again, you do simply amazing work. If you ever get the time or the inclination, starting a separate thread detailing your molding techniques would be greatly appreciated!! I am as impressed by those as your sculpting and painting skills.
 
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JtotheP

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Fantastic work! It's always good to see a build in steps. What materials did you use for everything?

Thanks guys for all the compliments! It means a lot coming from you fellas here at the RPF.

Materials I used are:
Sculpture--Urethane foam which I was able to resin coat right over the top without the resin eating the foam like it does with white foam. Then I bondoed some areas to improve shape and detailing. After that I sprayed a high building polyester sandable primer. Sanded it ultra smooth and spray painted it a high gloss surface for molding.
Molding--Cheap oil based clay for future silicone, fiberglass jacket, and Mold Max 30 from Smooth On.
Casting--Gel Cote, and fiberglass.
Paint--Epoxy primer, Matthews polyurethane acrylic paint "Sparkle Silver" and High gloss clear from Matthews as well.
The base is made of aluminum.
Light bar is a Knight Riderz bar from Custom Dynamics LLC motorcycle custom light supply web site. The bar is run by a nine volt battery and toggle switch.
The lens is cut from a face shield I bought from a welding supply shop.
 

JtotheP

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thanks for responding. can you tell us what density the foam is? and if it was a block or something you casted. thanks.

The foam I used was a left over piece of 2 lb density urethane foam out of a 4'X8'X2' block from another project where I used to work. So it wasn't something I casted (not a bad idea though). The foam came from an insulation company called SPI or specialty products & insulation co. The smallest block you can get is a 4'X4'X2' block which is mucho expensive at approx. $400.00. The foam is awesome to carve from. You can even use your finger for rubbing in shapes and smoothing it out, but the dust is a nightmare-and hope you don't get any in your eyes:cry
 

THStudio

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You do some amazing work, as someone else said your sculpting is as great as your molding and finishing.

I too would love to see even more molding and preparation pictures within the behind the scenes if you have any available.

Tyler
 

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