Necronomicon Cover Pics added (Evil Dead 2)

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  1. peteskywalker

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    For years I have wanted my very own Necronomicon and even contacted Tom Sullivan and sadly there is no official ED2 version.

    So now I have decided to make my own. I have worked with miniature scale items for years but this will be my first 1:1 replica.

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    From what I have read Tom has no problems with fan made books he only objects to people selling them.
     
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  2. nick daring

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    Re: Necronomicon WIP (Evil Dead 2)

    Been eager to make my own recently too. It'll be fun to watch yours come together!
     
  3. peteskywalker

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    Thanks for the comment Nick, sorry for the slow the reply as you can see i dont visit this forum much.

    Some more progress on the pages, i wasn't happy with the last pages so i printed the pages as line drawings and ages and painted them with acrylics.

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    Necro sculpt is being started this week so i will make sure to post finished pics :)
     
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  4. TomVDJ

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    Re: Necronomicon WIP (Evil Dead 2)

    Looking fantastic, mate!
     
  5. Contec

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    Good work on the pages, Where did you find the pages? or did you draw them yourself?
     
  6. dontfeedmyego

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    Loving your progress. I myself have just started this project too, always wanted one and finally bit the bullet to give it a go! Ive made 240 pages, some from the movies, some from the 2013 movie and some invented to pad it all out, I've printed and bound them. I did an aging/ distressing test/ pass today to beat them up and see how it looks. The cover is my next challenge.. gulp.
    Heres a pic of it so far.

    Looking forward to seeing yours completed!. JPEG image-8E51B77B01C4-1.jpeg
     
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    Thanks man :)

    Thanks Contec, for the book as a whole i used a mix of scans from the special edition books and pages painted myself.

    Nice work Stieller, are some of those from the new Ash vs Evil Dead TV show?

    I hope to have mine done in time for Halloween :)
     
  8. dontfeedmyego

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    Yeah there's a couple pages from the new show in there


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  9. peteskywalker

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    Nice, I think the TV show version will be my next project.
    Please post progress pics :)
     
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  10. dontfeedmyego

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    FullSizeRender 7.jpg FullSizeRender 9.jpg IMG_9214.JPG IMG_9229.JPG Heres some progress pics. Ended up trying a dif technique for aging.
     
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  11. nick daring

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    I need to build one these so bad.
     
  12. Odin82

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    Those look great man. Love what you've done to the pages. There's a few I don't recognise though from the Elderprops set. Deviantart I'm guessing?

    Is the page spread A3 ?
     
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  13. peteskywalker

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    Nice work Stieller the weathering looks spot on :)

    Here is a very early pic of the book sculpt

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    Re: Necronomicon WIP (Evil Dead 2)

    How do you even start scupting stuff like that?
     
  16. TomVDJ

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    Clay, it seems ;-)
     
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  18. Odin82

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    Looking great man! I presume you will be extending the sculpted edges to flaps that fold around the front and back covers.
     
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    Re: Necronomicon WIP (Evil Dead 2)

    Thanks, they look good but they dont resemble the ED2 cover.

    That's right they will be added at the end :)

    Another WIP pic

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    Just some more refining and the cover is done :)

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    Looking fantastic man! Can't wait to see this finished!

    In my head I'm picturing what this would look like with an ear on the back cover. I know it wouldn't be accurate as there wasn't an ear on the back cover in ED2, but I just love that little detail from the first book, and the TV show has the ear ( recessed) as well on the new book :)


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  23. dontfeedmyego

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    @peteskywalker Looking Good!!!

    Heres an update on mine.. almost there
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  24. TomVDJ

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    Wow, Stieller, that looks fantastic. Just dying (no pun intended) to see how Pete's one turns out...
     
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  25. nick daring

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    Is there a proper chronicling of all Necro pages yet? I seem to remember a good breakdown of all the pages seen on screen from a while ago but can't seem to find it.

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    If you can get your hands on the Ultimate Edition Anchor Bay DVD, which to be honest, is pretty difficult, there's an easter egg of one of the camera rolls where Bruce is sitting in the basement, when he finds the Naturom Demonto, and he flicks through it page by page. It was on youtube before, but has since been deleted. I'd post the screen caps here from my DVD, but I'd be afraid in case I'd incur the wrath of someone.

     
  27. Odin82

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    *double post*
     
  28. TomVDJ

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    Do you happen to know if this easter egg is also present on the Book of the Dead edition of the Evil Dead?
     
  29. Contec

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    I saved that video from youtube, i can see if i can upload it.

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    And Here it is
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  30. Odin82

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    And that would be it. I wish I had seen it before I had my pages arranged. Now it is too much work to go through all the pages in photoshop again :/
     
  31. TomVDJ

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    Great! Downloaded it too now to be sure ;). Page order in that video is not the same as seen in the Evil Dead 2, though:

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  32. Contec

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    I think the movie prop was not really Bound as a real book, Just several pages put together.
     
  33. TomVDJ

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    The book from the Evil Dead (the one that is seen in the Easter Egg video) is rather different than the more iconic book from The Evil Dead 2 (the one from Army of Darkness is even more different). I guess they made different pages for both. Or in the best case, re-used some of them but indeed completely ignored the order of the pages from the second book.
     
  34. Odin82

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    That's why it doesn't really matter to me that the pages are in different order. If you watch that video, you can see that one of the pages was used twice in the book.

    Ash vs. The Evil Dead..can't wait to see that book. I have a strange feeling that Tom Sullivan's pages might not be in it. And I also wonder will the pages from Evil Dead 2013 be in it. (Some of ye will hate me for this...)

    17 days until Halloween.. Halloween.. Halloween... 17 days until Halloween Silver Shamrock...

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    @peteskywalker... I do think you should really get a silicone cast of this also. The difference between the latex and silicone is humongous. The silicone cast I did of mine feels awesome. Soft, pliable, and with the way I painted it, it has a little hint of like a, to use another word, a fur-esque feel. Please do a silicone cast man. You will not regret it.
     
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  35. TomVDJ

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    This is how I will make my pages (once I have time to start on it ;) ): I will probably only use the pages from the Book of the Dead editions from the DVD's. I scanned them in high res, then made them greyscale, turned up the contrast, and then replaced parts of the black with red, to mimic the blood the book is supposed to be written in. Here a small example (off course this is in low-res. My actual pages will be much higher resolution.) Left is the original scan, right is the ready-to-print page:

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    A similar route to what I did, but unfortunately I didn't have the dvd books, (although I did find all the pics in high res on one site from book 1. A tip though, go on amazon, buy the aged A4 parchment 90gsm and use that as a base for ageing. I've done the white A4 route, stained in tea, and oven dried etc. I've done two now in agedparchment, still tea dyed them etc, and the end result is way better than standard printer paper.
     
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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  38. peteskywalker

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    Wow awesome work. What method did you use to bind the pages?

    That scene from ED2 is the one I used for the order of thepages. Sat there for a few hours going through it frame by frame :lol


    From the pics it looks like the pages from Ash vs ED are tweakedversions of the ED2 book now drawn in blood red.

    I would like to get both but sadly I don’t have the funds :(
    Once I have some extra cash I will most likely try silicone but I will need to get it done locally as I have read I need to paint it within 48 hours.
     
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  39. dontfeedmyego

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    I made 14 signatures and bound them with dental floss (cause it's strong and waxed)


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    Casting has started :)

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    How have things worked out?
     
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    Working very slowly but getting these :)

    First try at painting latex but happy with the results.

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    The book looks great man. The pages all bound? The latex looks like it came out awesome. How many coats of latex went into the mould?
     
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    Thanks man :)
    Not bound yet as i still need to work everything out before i start attaching things. I think it was all done in one thick coat but im not sure as i did not cast it.
     
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  47. Dope

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    Geez, how did I miss this? Amazing build, beautiful work. Can't wait to see it all bound and completed someday (hopefully).

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