Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Barioth armor

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by RoninTavic, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. RoninTavic

    RoninTavic New Member

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    This has been my dream costume since monster hunter first came to the wii. But I had no idea what I was doing yet so it sat on the back burner. Now I have a few costumes under my belt so it's time to give this costume the attention and skill it deserves... I am of course talking about this:

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    I've been working on it for about a month now. Largely from following kommisar's fantastic build thread here
    http://www.therpf.com/f24/monster-hunter-barioth-127614/

    It was a goldmine of info. As of now I'm about here
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    I've had a lot of work done since then. So I'll be posting pics of the progress.

     
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  2. globul

    globul New Member

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    Look great! can't wait to see the result!
     
  3. IndridColdx

    IndridColdx Active Member

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    Looks great! What are you using? Sintra?
     
  4. RoninTavic

    RoninTavic New Member

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    Yes it's all sintra. Most of it is 3 mm the arms are 2 mm. All the spikes are Styrofoam with epoxy clay around it
     
  5. RoninTavic

    RoninTavic New Member

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    alright time for that photodump... I've been tracking my progress the whole time but haven't sat down long enough to update much.. here goes.
    paper templates were the beginning
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    also low res character models will be my downfall.
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    the difference between flat and shaped
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    the whole arm piece right there

    and shaping the back. which was tricky without a mannequin of any kind..
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    close up of the back
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    and all the armor mostly molded
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    this is how the spikes took shape
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    foam core, sanded down and with magic-sculpt epoxie to smooth it and given it strength.

    close up of the spikes
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    I reinforced the inside of the gauntlets with a piece of pvc pipe, and made the straps from scrap leather and some buckles I ordered for this... so many buckles... so many,

    I GOOPed straps to the helmet so it would still move with me rather than be glued static, cause I like being able to move my head

    I started the soft parts, and further proved that sewing hates me. I'm okay wth it, but it hates me personally... first go at the poofy pants
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    I've since re-cut and re-sewn these much smaller..
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    this is what they should/will look like.
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    and finally the last molding, the shin plates.
    I also went and added some detail scratches and grooves to the armor
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    and then it all gets primed..

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    and that's about where I am now.
     
  6. RoninTavic

    RoninTavic New Member

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    Well I went ahead and powered through this and actually finished it last week. Still some upgrades t be done, but overall I was super pleased with the outcome. just to give you allan idea of how I got from this pile of plastic and poofy pants to a finished costume.. here's some progress shots.
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    I used about 5 different reds and oranges and the like to get the amber tusks colored right. I also started with the main orange on the horns since all the pictures of the monster I could find had tints of orange on them,
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    then everything got the same treatment.
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    the colors contrast well.
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    next the white was painted over with ivory.
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    then everything got an acrylic wash to make it look worn. I used grey and brown(very lightly on the brown.) and then hit the spikes with black.
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    so all together it looked like this
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    and then the back
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    and the legs
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    thus the painting was done... next step linens!
     
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  7. HighlanderFX

    HighlanderFX Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I love your paint job. This will look absolutely amazing! Keep it up!
     

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