Owlman Build

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Steampunch, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Steampunch

    Steampunch New Member

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    Well thought I would start my first official thread with my build in progress of Owlman. I am hoping that by starting this thread it would assist me to speed up my progress by adding updates and such.

    For those of you unfamiliar of Owlman he is a DC villain from an alternate dimension. He is technically Batmans older brother. Wiki page :- Owlman (comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Basically you could file this as an alternate batman suit.

    Anyway the version I am aiming for is the Owlman from the DC animated movie Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, as voiced by James Woods.

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    (the above pic I found online and has been a massive help)
     
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  2. Steampunch

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    I have started the mask first. I had an unfinished batman mask from the DC Online Future Batman mask. (As pepped by Graphic Jordon, Thankyou).

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    (The above pic is not my mask but Graphic Jordons I am just using pic for reference)

    I was not happy with my pepped mask the way it sat on my head, I had pepped the ears to wide. Later on after watching The Crisis on 2 Earths movie I decided to use my abandoned cowl as a base to Owlman, a great many modifications have taken place so far...

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    I cut the forehead away to the desired shape, and cut the eyes to a much wider shape losing most of the brow. I then added a beak to the nose area after filling in the nose and brow ridge.

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    After some filling and sanding later I had the above shape so far. Unfortunately my cutting and sanding the original design had weakened the mask considerably, cracks on the forehead above the eyes kept occuring so unfortunately I had to attempt to strengthen the narrow parts with FG and filler.

    Also design wise I was not convinced that the ears matched the source material so further alterations would need to be added.
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    So After filling, I had lost most of my sanding work especially the nose, wouldn't normally use filler so thickly but needed it for strength. I also decided to make some additions to the ears/wings by adding a bit more curve to them. The black eyes are peices of foam I plan to use for the eyes later on.
     
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  3. Michaelsean

    Michaelsean New Member

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    thats really cool i cant wait to see it when ur done
     
  4. digisloth

    digisloth New Member

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    Your off to a great start, looking forward to see the progress...
     
  5. Zeppo

    Zeppo Sr Member

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    I'm curious to see how this progresses. I really want to do the Frank Quitely version from JLA: Earth 2.
     
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  6. Steampunch

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    Update: Well I decided to go the Spiderman route with the lenses and use a mesh. Couldn't sleep so I tinkered around with some foam and some flyscreen patches. Bit of cutting, spraypaint and glue and I got these....
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    Filled and sanded the mask a bit more and gave it a quick coat of primer, this is what I got so far....
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    Well thats it for a while now probably won't have much free time to work on this for a few weeks, * work and commitments getting in the way of important stuff.
     
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  7. Lord Magneto

    Lord Magneto Well-Known Member

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    Very cool.

    At first I thought you might be going for this
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  8. Moosedan

    Moosedan New Member

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    Keep at it
     
  9. Dirty

    Dirty Member

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    Great start I like where this is going so far
     
  10. sonicprops

    sonicprops Active Member

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    looks great cant wait to see the finished thing
     
  11. crabra comander

    crabra comander Sr Member

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    Hi there, good job, way to do something new!
     
  12. MetalMilkMan

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    I also thought you were going for the talons of the Court of Owls. Looks cool, can't wait to see it completed.
     
  13. harzzle

    harzzle Member

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    love the talons. Love owlman. can't wait to see more!
     
  14. Transhuman325

    Transhuman325 Active Member

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    Nice build! Earth 2 has always been one of my all time favorite Justice League storylines! Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  15. Eagerly

    Eagerly Member

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    Ooooo oooooo ooooo keep the progress pics coming i love seeing new costumes. Great start :)
     
  16. Alpha Proto

    Alpha Proto Sr Member

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    This is real cool. I am going to subscribe to this. I look forward to how this will turn out.
     
  17. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Cool build. Good job on the mask so far.
     
  18. GreenLightning

    GreenLightning Active Member

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    This should be interesting
     
  19. herotrooper

    herotrooper Member

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    This is great! I would love to see this finished. Please keep at it!

    P.S. Could you post a link to the DC Future Batman pep, please?
     

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