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Limited Run Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk UPDATE

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by renaissance_man, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've enjoyed Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the recent Inhuman storyline got me thinking how cool it would be to have a Diviner Obelisk.
    I started provisional work on this last year before Christmas finally got all of the geometry worked out and put together the pieces this weekend, it took some creative thinking but I got there in the end.
    I have a few edges to spot fill and then it is ready for molding.

    I just need to give the Diviner a wet sand with 1200 grade before I add the hexagonal pattern to the surface which I will post a photo of in this thread soon!


    The important question that everyone is going to ask...price.

    I'm going to offer hollow white resin casts of the Inhuman Diviner Obelisk for $165 plus postage costs which given the size of the prop I estimate to be $25 which will be tracked with a signature and insured.

    I will be molding and start casting next weekend but I wanted to get the ball rolling and see how much interest there is in the prop.

    Please post here if you are interested in a Diviner Obelisk.

    Interest List.

    1. enterprise0216
    2. Bobatrek
    3. Alric
    4. Captain France
    5. Spuj
    6. Stormshadow

    Thanks
    Jamie
     
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  2. Sunkistshark

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    Interested pending final pics. What u gonna cast it out of? Wil they be finished?
     
  3. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    Hi,
    As per the original post they will be hollow white cast resin (polyurethane).

    When you say finished, do you mean painted?
    No, unfortunately the weather in the UK although improving isn't too great for painting at the moment as it's a bit too cold, but if you would like a painted Diviner I could probably do one in the coming months but it would be a little extra than the kit price.

    Thanks,
     
  4. Sunkistshark

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    Anymore info on what product you will use? The color of the resin is hardly a description. I'm just curious as there are lots of white resins out there and I'd like to know the properties of the product. Any idea when you would have the first cast completed by?
    Thanks,
     
  5. enterprise0216

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    You can count me in for one. I will await further details as they come out. Thanks.
     
  6. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    It's a polyurethane 1:1 ratio mix slow cure resin.
    I need to apply the hexagonal finish to every surface of the Diviner which will be a fiddly process and time consuming.
    Once that is done I will mold and hollow cast the piece.
    I'm hoping to get the first cast done within the next couple of weeks.

    Thanks for your interest.
     
  7. bobatrek

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    I'm in.
     
  8. TJack

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    I might be interested as well but as mentioned previously, I'm curious to know which white 1:1 mix polyurethane resin you are using? The reason I ask is that they all have different properties in regards to how durable and hard the cured plastic is. As well I've found that some resins seem to be a bit more difficult to paint - for example I know a few people who avoid smooth cast 65D because of this issue
     
  9. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    I didn't realise the type of resin was going to be such a big talking point. :)
    I will likely use the F19 from Axson.
    The PDF product datasheet can be found in the link below.

    http://www.axson-na.com/TDSs/TDS - F 19.pdf

    Thanks for your interest.
     
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  10. Alric

    Alric Well-Known Member

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    Interested
     
  11. Captain France

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    Might be interested, but I want to see the final product first :)

    I've put your thread on my favorites to follow your progress ^^
     
  12. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    Added to the list

    That's perfectly understandable, I should have more to show by next weekend when I've got to the tricky part of adding the hexagonal pattern to each face.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I don't forsee any painting issues with the resin once it is cast, I've added you to the list.
    Thanks
     
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  13. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    For those that haven't seen episode 12, spoiler below.

    How great would it be to have a huge Kree casket with 6 Diviners inside!
    kree diviner casket.jpg
     
  14. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    I've done all of the clean-up and filling in on the main body of the prop which I would confidently say is at least 95% accurate in shape to the one used in the TV show.
    Now it is down to the tricky part... applying the hexagonal surface detail.

    This is seriously fiddly aspect to finishing the prop prior to molding but I know in the end it will be worth it to give a prop for myself and members here something that is as close to screenused as I can get.
    I need to re-cut the original templates and I get one shot at applying it right first time, once that tense part is over I need to sit with the dress makers pin and pick out the hexagons to leave the negative space between to give the correct surface detail.

    [​IMG]

    Since this is going to be hollow cast it is very possible that it could be lit internally with LED lighting but we will cross that bridge soon.

    Thanks.
     
  15. agentreyes

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    Interested, but pending final pictures of course. Really excited to see the piece though.
     
  16. renaissance_man

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    I'm making some adjustments to the surface finish of the prop, the main piece itself is looking great and smooth as an Android's bottom after wet sanding with 1200 grade paper.
    I will post photos of the prop when it is ready to go.

    It would be good to still get at least 5 people interested in the Diviner to proceed.

    Thanks
     
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  17. renaissance_man

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    I'm hoping to have the new the surface finished to match the screenused prop within the next 2 weeks as I'm just waiting on a crucial element to arrive.

    Anyone who wants to join the run please feel free to post.

    I should have some pictures soon and I'm pretty sure you'll feel it was worth the wait. This will be virtually identical to the screenused prop when finished, I just need you all to hang in there a little longer. I would rather take an extra week and get it perfect than rush this out and deliver something inaccurate.

    Thanks for your patience guys and gals.
     
  18. spuj

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    Interested.
     
  19. Stormshadow

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    interested...
     
  20. SpiderBilly

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    Definitely looking forward to seeing pics of this. :)
     
  21. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop

    Thanks, you're on the list

    Thanks. You are also on the list.
     
  22. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Marvel Agents of SHIELD Inhuman Diviner Obelisk prop UPDATE

    I'm changing my plans for this run slightly.
    I'm going to be offering up 5 finished painted Diviners for $180 plus ~$20 postage.

    I won't be making a mold of the original as it is very difficult to capture all of the surface detail using a two part mold without there being a seam which can affect the hexagonal pattern and cause it to be lost on some of the faces. Instead I will be scratch-building each one and applying the surface detail painstakingly over the course of a weekend for each one.
    It is a long process but in the end it gives a better prop with a clean bubble free smooth professional finish as you can see in the photo. I can also clear coat the prop if desired once finished to give the prop a nice shine.

    A close-up of the surface detail with the accurate hexagonal pattern.
    [​IMG]


    If you are seriously interested in buying a finished diviner at the above price please post here and we can discuss payment and a timescale for production and delivery.

    To those who are maybe left a little disappointed by the lack of a cast prop being offered I can only apologise but I just want to make the best replica possible.
    I may look into producing a 3D print in the near future for those who don't want a finished piece but for now this run is for a finished Diviner.
     
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  23. Vitus

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    looks cool
     
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  24. bobatrek

    bobatrek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice hexing. You know I'm in for one, all done up pretty like.
     
  25. RobI

    RobI Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you makes it, more than likely I'll buy it. I'm in.
     
  26. renaissance_man

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    That's 3 out of 5 spaces filled for the first run, thank you gentlemen.

    I would consider making more than 5 but only if those members interested are willing to commit as these will be made to order and since they are time consuming I would need to arrange payment and a timescale with them.

    Thanks
     
  27. Stormshadow

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    also seriously interested in one :)
     
  28. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's four out of five. thanks for your interest.

    I will be making a start on the first two hopefully over the weekend I will need to order more Vinyl cut hexagonal patterned sheet.

    I will be in touch with those members who have expressed an interest and will be arranging a timescale and payment with them.

    Thank you..
     
  29. StarWarrior

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    I would like the 5th finished one. Thanks!
     
  30. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The first run of 5 finished Diviners is now full.

    I will consider making more on an individual basis if there is any interest, but for now I want to focus on getting the first 5 made.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  31. RobI

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    Jamie,

    I normally NEVER inquire about a project to bug or annoy or otherwise be an * demanding regular updates, but I saw an episode the other night and they mentioned the Diviner. It got me thinking, hey...what about mine. :lol

    And a shameless bump.
     
  32. enterprise0216

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    YOu can put me down for a fancy finished version. Whenever you start up again no hurry. You know how to reach me thanks!
     
  33. renaissance_man

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    The vinyl arrived today.
    I have the first 3 of the run of 5 built I just need to get onto the very time consuming task of cutting the templates, applying them to the faces of the prop, and then picking out the hexagons, each one is about a 3 day job!

    - - - Updated - - -

    I may do another run after these 5 but I can't promise anything as they are very labour intensive things to make.

    I'll let you know.
    Thanks for the interest.
     
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  34. enterprise0216

    enterprise0216 Well-Known Member

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    Not a problem if you can cool if not then no worries.
     
  35. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've made the first 3 Diviners, I have the vinyl cut with the hexagon pattern I will be working on the templates over the next week, applying them and then the long process of picking out the hexagons to give the correct surface finish before painting them.

    It's at this point I'm going to ask that those 5 members who expressed a serious interest get ready to pay for their Diviner.

    I will be in touch with payment details in the next couple of days.

    Thanks
     
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  36. Stormshadow

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    let me know, im rdy :)
     
  37. Alric

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    Also ready to pay when you need it.
     
  38. staticweb23

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    Please let me know if you do another run. :) Interested.
     
  39. spuj

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    I have to pass, so my spot on the list is up for grabs. Sorry.
     
  40. Effigey

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    If spuj 's spot is open I'd be interested in taking it over.
     
  41. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm working on a mold, to individually replicate each face of the Diviner with the hexagon pattern on it to save me days worth of time cutting templates applying them and painstakingly plucking out the hundreds of individual hexagons from the 5 Divners I've been working on.
    The biggest and most time consuming part is the getting the hexagon finish, having said that building each Diviner from scratch is also a few days worth of work.
    Hopefully the molded and individually cast facets of the Diviner will mean I can not only fulfill my commitment to making 5 complete Diviners but also offer kits for those who are maybe constrained by a budget but would still like one of these props.

    Thanks for your patience guys I won't let you all down.
     
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  42. Stormshadow

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    your finished product is worth the time...
     
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  43. renaissance_man

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    I've made the molds of the individual parts of the Diviner, I'm just waiting for the new batch of resin to arrive, the supplier had changed their stock, which has caused the delay.

    Thanks for your patience.
     
  44. Stormshadow

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    I can imagine the time these must take to create. Just send me a PM when you are ready. the finished item will be worth the wait.
     
  45. renaissance_man

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    Thanks for the reminder, these are still in the making.
    Here's a quick breakdown.


    [​IMG]
    Once assembled I slush resin inside to give added strength to the prop.
    I've made a few Diviners from scratch and then gone through the painstaking process of cutting and applying the decals and picking off literally thousands of individual 2mm hexagons from three Diviners. It is too impractical to continue this method of applying decals to each Diviner as it will very likely rob me of any remaining patience and sanity not to mention my eyesight. :wacko

    The first one I've kept for myself, the second is already spoken for, the third I individually molded each part separately and cast them in resin.
    I've assembled one and filled it up it should be ready to sell within a week and will be available to one of the first 5 people who expressed an interest in the finished Diviner at $180 plus postage.

    I'll post a photo of the Diviner as it stands later today and then post a photo of it finished.
     
  46. renaissance_man

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    Here is a finished Diviner, I forgot to post a photo before.
    This particular one is part of the run of 5 and will be on its way to the buyer very soon.
    [​IMG]

    These are time consuming to finish and I fully intend to have the initial batch of 5 done as soon as possible.
    I could be convinced to do a few more but please hang in there, I've got a few things that need me attention at the moment, I assure you it will be worth the wait.
    This prop has been very carefully researched and is extremely accurate in size and dimensions to the one in the show.

    Thanks for looking.
     
  47. bobatrek

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    image.jpg

    Love mine, thanks! Great work as always.
     
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  48. enterprise0216

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    Looks very cool well done.
     
  49. CPTRogers

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    Very nice
     
  50. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thank you both, that's very good of you to say. It's been a longer road getting to this point than I had hoped but that's the way things go sometimes.

    I will hopefully get around to making a few more and if you're still interested I can put you down for one each.
     

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