Ron Weasley's Rat Goblet from Harry Potter UPDATED with a new colour scheme.

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  1. Pete SSS

    Pete SSS Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here's another little project for you Potter fans to take a look at, this is just a bit of fun really, but I'm pretty happy with the progress so far.

    Ron has a broken wand, so struggles with spells throughout this movie. In this scene, he is trying to turn his pet rat Scabbers into a water goblet, but only gets so far...

    Here is a bit of reference for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about

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    My replica is a solid resin goblet with a really soft silicon tail, all finished in various colours of flock and with a little bit of airbrushing to blend it together.

    It's not entirely finished yet, I'd like to have another go at the flocking, as I feel the colour of the flock on the base is a little too dark, and the silicon tail as a few air bubbles on the back, but as I say, as an an initial test piece, Im pretty happy with it.


    And here are a few shots of my Rat Goblet as it is today.

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    You can see the nice flexible nature of the tail in different positions in the photos, it's actually pretty creepy in person!

    Not quite a final piece yet, I'll have another go at the flocking another time, and I may try a different base colour to paint the resin with.

    Anyway, there you go, let me know what you think

    Cheers!
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2011
  2. Mxlplx

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    Re: Ron Weasley's Rat Goblet from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Looking great!
     
  3. Nobby

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    very nice work as usual Pete :D
     
  4. lukeforester1

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    Wow that's awesome! Very interesting project, definitely not something I could've thought up! Lol
    Subscribing now!
     
  5. TallDarkandDisfigured

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    Very cool! Your Potter stuff never ceases to impress..
     
  6. Trowa

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    This is a great prop! Looks really great pete:thumbsup
     
  7. micdavis

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    That is both excellent and freakin' creepy at the same time.
     
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  8. Nobby

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    Re: Ron Weasley's Rat Goblet from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    is the goblet a 'found' item, or is it something you sculpted yourself?
     
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  9. Beechy McFly

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    Re: Ron Weasley's Rat Goblet from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Really nicely done..
     
  10. oojammyflip

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    Re: Ron Weasley's Rat Goblet from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Lookin really good! Very realistic.
     
  11. Pete SSS

    Pete SSS Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Ron Weasley's Rat Goblet from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it

    The tail really is a bit creepy, there's something about the weight of it, and the way it falls which is almost too real, my wife won't touch it!

    A bit of both Nobby, here are some WIP photos, you can see a much smaller goblet that I used as a base to sculpt over. This "goblet is actually an inverted bell that I soldered onto the base stem.

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    Then I scaled a screencap and cut out a new profile from some styrene to guage how much material I needed to add

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    Next I rolled out some clay inside this old IKEA frame, this kept the clay a reletivly uniform thickness (yes, I used the Bundy bottle as a roling pin)

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    I then cut the clay into strips, and applied them to the bell goblet

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    Then spent some time in the evening, smoothing it all out, constantly refering to my styrene profile to make sure it was correct and uniform.

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    As the initial base goblet was too small on the inside, once I had moulded the outside of the sculpt, I had to use the same process of building up a thickness in the inside of the mould, once I had removed the initial sculpt. (Hope that makes sense!) Then I poured the other half of the mould and got this resin cast

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    Cheers!
     
  12. markomac

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    This looks awesome.
     
  13. ecl

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    very cool! i really like this project.
     
  14. benable

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    This really looks cool, And very accurate!:lol
     
  15. Ayashi

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    Sorry in advance for my English. I am French. This is a great prop. You seem to have an eye for detail. I am impressed.
     
  16. Pete SSS

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    Re: Ron Weasley's Rat Goblet from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Cheers guys for the comments, I came across this little gif of the spell in my research, I forgot to post it earlier!

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  17. PotionMistress

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    This is a terrific prop replica and one that I've wanted to do myself for a long time. Really FANtastic!!(y)thumbsup
     
  18. ecl

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    Pete if you're going to make a run of these I'd be very interested :D
     
  19. rxysurfchic

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    That looks really good!
     
  20. hopefulhp

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    LOVE IT!!! Not a prop I would have thought to make- but it looks GREAT! Would love one for my collection!
     
  21. Tammy

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    Ha I love it! Yes a little creepy but being a HP fan can understand the why :D
    TFS :)
     
  22. lukeforester1

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    Yeah probably me too!
     
  23. ElliotStone

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    This looks fantastic! A great replica that will look great in your collection I'm sure.
     
  24. Pete SSS

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    Re: Ron Weasley's Rat Goblet from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Thanks once again for your comments folks.

    I've done another one of these now with a more accurate colour scheme. It has a diferent base colour, and a slightly different mix of "fur". I'm much happier with this one, I felt the first was a bit too "blue", where as this one is a little more "ginger".

    You can see the first and second goblets next to each other in the last pic so you can see the difference.

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    The base has come out a lot lighter too in this second one, a bit more like the screencap. This one also has a nice neat tail with no air bubbles on the back. All in all, I think it's done!
     
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  25. Trowa

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    It really looks amazing Pete! The ginger is defenatly more present now :thumbsup
    As i sad before,Very interested !
     
  26. Nobby

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    bloody brilliant! :D
     
  27. ecl

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    Very nice! Came out perfect
     
  28. Beechy McFly

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    Take 50 points for your house.. Amazing job..
     
  29. ttackett7780

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    This is fantastic! Good work!
     
  30. Pete SSS

    Pete SSS Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ha ha Nice!

    Ha, thanks Proffessor, that's the most house points I've ever earned!

    Thanks again for your all your comments and interest
     
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  31. cking

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    Really horribly cool Pete! :lol

    Cheers,

    Chris
     
  32. Trowa

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    Looks unbelievable pete ,now i have to get a broken ron wand to for displaying it :lol
     
  33. Pete SSS

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    Cheers Chris! ;)

    Ha ha, I think I'd have to make one. I don't think I'd have the stones to snap a Noble wand!
     
  34. Trowa

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    I know what you mean,my new Noble wand of Ron is going to arrive but i am still doubting if i am going to snap it. On the other hand making a Ron wand won't be that easy either .

    I just can't wait for this prop , it looks so lifelike ,a garanteed eye-catcher :)
     
  35. kevinfriagas

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    fabulous! what kind of "hair" you used to drink?
    I am planning to do The Monster Book Of Monsters and need references jahahah hair. Good work and greetings from Mexico.
     

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