FINISHED Thane Mass Effect 2 [photo heavy]

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  1. booksandcorsets

    booksandcorsets Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys!

    I've been working on a Thane sculpt for a bit now and this weekend just cast him in plaster. Here's some WIP shots and some finals of the bust.

    The Thane sculpt is mine; the Mordin and the Asari were by two friends of mine who were casting at the same time.

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    And now of them in plaster. We won't crack these for a week or so to give the Ultracal time to dry.

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    More updates when I get a latex pull!
     
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  2. Jawafive

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    simply gorgeous.
     
  3. booksandcorsets

    booksandcorsets Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the compliment! It'll be at least two weeks before I can update on this project. This Thane (and Mordin and Asari) will be at PAX in April. I've already finished the jacket:

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  4. crabra comander

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    Those sculpt are amazing, it's interesting how you can go from something that looks silly to something that's so detailed.
     
  5. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Wow, very cool!
     
  6. Ryss

    Ryss New Member

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    Wow, that looks fantastic! Can't wait to see how it turns out.
     
  7. Qui-Gonzalez

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    Those are both some awe inspiring sculpts. I like the Salarian more, but that's me. Did you sculpt this on a head cast?
     
  8. booksandcorsets

    booksandcorsets Well-Known Member

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    I'll pass the compliment on Mordin on to my friend who worked on him.

    All of these were sculpted on those foam heads, and clay built up to get to the correct head dimensions.
     
  9. lukel4

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    wow this looks fantastic!
     
  10. booksandcorsets

    booksandcorsets Well-Known Member

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    Update!

    Did my first pull and now have a mask to play with. The seams are a bit ugly, but I'll fix that soon... and this weekend I toss on the paint!

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    In case anyone is interested, I have a Junkyard thread on this mask.
     
  11. elro

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    Nice work !!! THANE = ALL THE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. booksandcorsets

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    I see you might be a bit biased :D
     
  13. booksandcorsets

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    I threw the first layer of paint on him today. Acrylic/prosaide mix so it will stretch a bit.

    Clearly this is not the final color, but I wanted it to be a darker color for the base coat so those undercuts would pop.

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    I've opened up a junkyard thread if anyone is interested in a latex cast.
     
  14. SqueekinOrka

    SqueekinOrka Well-Known Member

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    Nice,looking good so far :)
     
  15. booksandcorsets

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    Just sealed this up. Beauty shots coming this weekend when my friend tries it on with the jacket/jumpsuit.

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    You can see the flash makes a difference...

    And for funsies. Here's me in it (don't have the lenses in yet). I bet Thane only wears this shirt if FemShep asks nicely.

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  16. Ryss

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    Looks fantastic! Great paint job. Love the forehead detail.
     
  17. darkchylde80

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    That is great work! Would love to see more pics of the Asari, do you have a separate thread for it?
     
  18. Thewomanwarhead

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    Great work!
     
  19. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    Looks good! I can't wait to see it all together.
     
  20. cannibal869

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    tremendous build!!!
     
  21. booksandcorsets

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    The Asari (and Mordin) were done by two of my friends at the same time, not by me. The Mordin was pulled and painted and I'll have the finished pics of it and her costume after PAX East this weekend.

    Unfortunately the Asari sculpt is still sitting, encased in plaster, on my shelf. My friend ended up purchasing a latex pull from someone else and I don't know if she's going to end up casting it since she has that one now. It had so many tricky undercuts that removing it from the shell is going to be really difficult.
     
  22. booksandcorsets

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    So here's some pics of the full piece together. ONE CAVEAT: This was my very first time working with latex, and I vastly underestimated how much it would shrink. So while the mask was made to my friend's dimensions, it ended up being pretty tight on his head.

    He's almost 6'2", however, and his head is equally large. The mask would fit PERFECTLY on someone a bit smaller, and did fit wonderfully on me. I'm 5'8". (So if you're looking in the junkyard, this is something to keep in mind. I'll post exact specifics there tonight.)

    I'm going to do some patch work on the back to make this fit better on my friend, and that will be done before Dragoncon this fall. I'm also going to make a latex shoulders/chest so we're not using the green piece of fabric above his chestpiece (and it won't wrinkle like it is doing here).

    Here's the pics!

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  23. Rikarus

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    that is awesome! amazing sculpting!
     
  24. Techuser

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    It's great but I'm even more impressed by that Mordin!
     
  25. booksandcorsets

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    Thanks. Mordin was sculpted and built by my partner, Reith. Lots, lots more pictures of her wearing him (and of Thane.. and of me in Chakwas!) on our site.
     
  26. itsaplane

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    Love,love love it!!
     

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