Predator build suit #3

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jaded

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Ok, so this is my third suit build. Even though 3 is a lot, I am trying to look at them as practice (silly right?). I am hoping to have more realistic looking and better assembled suit than my last two. I am starting from scratch (minus the base for my feet and ducttape dummy from my last build). I am not sure exactly how I want to it look right yet, so I am just focusing on building the muscles for the skin and trying to improve on the half-ass job I did on the feet from my last suit.

I borrowed the idea for the feet from Vinmanmac and Alphatech686. I basically built 7" inch platforms, screwed my shoes to them, sprayed/sculpted great foam, and then covered with latex. They held up great, but because the foot ended at my ankle, I was "clopping" around like a horse all day and my ankles became really wore out. What I am hoping to do this time around is create a knee high boot (like Alphatech686 did) to help with walking and overall appearance. I won't be sculpting and casting, but rather building with a combination of upholstery foam and Great Stuff spray foam (well at least trying anyway). As for the suit, I am basically using the Mr. I huntorial that Macguyver provided us with, but using a Flash costume and building the muscles out before the latex starts. Anyway, I have taken a couple shots of where I am at as of now and will update my progress the further along I get.

Thanks
 
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jaded

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Worked on the chest and shoulders tonite. I am using pics of Seahunter skins and Mannowar skins as well as comic book anatomy books. Still some refinement left in the shoulders to reduce the bulk
 
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jaded

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Some update pics on the muscles I've been buildin for my skin.

Thanks
 
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slimz53

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im loving the way you did the chest and the abs. its looking pretty crazy so far. looking forward to the updated pics. :D
 

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jaded

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Thanks slimz, and here ya go, I just finished working on it for the night and have a couple photos to add. The legs still look really bulky, I need to trim them to be more circular and flow around to the back better and also to add the biceps femoris and maybe a little of the semitendinosis (I am looking at a muscle structure book :D ) I am almost convinced to leave the back alone because the dreads will cover almost the entire back side and not to mention a back pack if that's the way I go with the armor. Anyway here are the pics

Thanks
 
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slimz53

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dam man the shoulder pad part looks awsome. that suits gonna look badass. yeahz imma post my suit up soon, hopefully it looks good like yours. :p
 

jaded

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Some updates, I became happy with the look of the muscles and decided to move on to latexing. This is my first time being able to use my own garage and I"m having a blast! I am not rushed at all to get out of a relative's garage or screened in patio...yay! Anyway, I decided to apply pure latex (not thinned w/water) for the first few layers on the foam. I guess I thought if it was thinned w/water it would "absorb" all the way through the foam, but applying it directly on seems to be working well. I also took a picture of my work area since I am happy to be able to work all comfy and what not.
 
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Lifeburn

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Looks great man! I much prefer this way than the Mr. Incredible suit. What did you use to to keep the foam muscles in place before applying the latex?
 

jaded

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Looks great man! I much prefer this way than the Mr. Incredible suit. What did you use to to keep the foam muscles in place before applying the latex?
I used fabritact glue, you can pick it up at walmart and pretty much all craft stores. It works really well and fast too
 

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ablary

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Thanks slimz, and here ya go, I just finished working on it for the night and have a couple photos to add. The legs still look really bulky, I need to trim them to be more circular and flow around to the back better and also to add the biceps femoris and maybe a little of the semitendinosis (I am looking at a muscle structure book :p ) I am almost convinced to leave the back alone because the dreads will cover almost the entire back side and not to mention a back pack if that's the way I go with the armor. Anyway here are the pics

Thanks
Bro that is some awesome work, I have been wanting to do something like this for ages now but never had the courage to start. I think having a foam suit is the best in terms of comfort and movement. You have inspired me to give it ago!
Cant wait to see the progress on this!
 
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jaded

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Started blending the muscles together after work, I'm still using straight latex and am now close to about half a gallon left. I may end up ordering more latex before this is over, hopefully not though.
 
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Darth Pinhead

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Started blending the muscles together after work, I'm still using straight latex and am now close to about half a gallon left. I may end up ordering more latex before this is over, hopefully not though.
YES! This is the thread I have been dying to find! This is how I wanted to make my skins. You mentioned some comic book anatomy books; do you mind throwing up some reference pictures? Oh, I can't wait to see how this turns out!
 
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jaded

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@ Darth Pinhead - sorry man, I can't scan and upload pics anymore because my scanner won't update to Windows 7, sucks too cause I really liked that scanner, but I can tell you that the book is called "Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy" by Christopher Hart. Barnes & Noble and Boarders can get it really easy, it's super detailed and a great reference
 

djgs

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did you roughly get the shape of the muscles then glue on

or did you get the shape exact then stick then on with the latex
 

Darth Pinhead

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@ Darth Pinhead - sorry man, I can't scan and upload pics anymore because my scanner won't update to Windows 7, sucks too cause I really liked that scanner, but I can tell you that the book is called "Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy" by Christopher Hart. Barnes & Noble and Boarders can get it really easy, it's super detailed and a great reference
Yeah, actually same problem on this end; an HP all-in-one, I presume. I've resorted to using my Droid, when need be. No problem! Oh, a little tip on that note (Not trying to troll) if you check Borders and Barnes & Noble online, their prices are typically cheaper than in the stores. Go figure. I'll be hitting Amazon and half.com first, though.

OK, back to the build: Show us more! LOL...
 

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