RPF! Help me pick my next youtube video build project!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by MattMunson, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    With the Arkham City grapple gun nearing an end, I'm thinking ahead to what my next project should be. I want something that I can work on intermittently, as I will also be juggling my second R2 and MattMobile in the new year.

    Any suggestions? I'd like it to be something that hasn't already been done a hundred times, or something that hasn't been done properly. I like hand props, but I could do something bigger. Costume piece? Dunno. Give me some suggestions.

    Something that would be challenging, and would also involve construction techniques that are interesting and have not been well documented before.

    I have three things in mind right now, but I don't want to lead the conversation down one particular path, so I'll leave it open ended.

    Let me know what you think!
     
  2. Bootlegger137

    Bootlegger137 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver. :lol
     
  3. DAVIDYR1

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    2 Words......

    Latex Cape.


    From mold to finished casting....:cool
    That's something a lot of people would benefit from.:thumbsup

    In any case, whatever it is you choose....we'll all watch and follow along anyhow.:lol

    David
     
  4. masterjedi322

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    Why not document your R2 build? I'd love to see a video series on that!

    Sean
     
  5. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    Matt, you knocked it out of the park with the Arkham gun because it was super relevant and came out with the release of the game. I would be looking for more items along those lines and if you want to stick to video games, you can never go wrong.
     
  6. TazVader

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    Art's onto a good thing there Matt. Although I would love to see a replica of the Tin game from Zathura for something different. it certainly would be a challenge lol

    R2 sounds great too.

    Best
    TAZ
     
  7. Jannix Quinn

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    Infinity Gauntlet
     
  8. Bootlegger137

    Bootlegger137 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In all seriousness, I gotta agree with the above. It's something I'd love to see you do.

    The attraction to your vids is not only the subject matter, but also the presenter. Matt, you have an innate ability to draw your audience into the project with your personality and sense of humor, no matter what you build. You could do a vid on the most mundane thing like cutting the lawn or painting a room, and it would be a hit.
     
  9. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great suggestions and feedback so far. Keep them coming!

    Ideally, I'd like to do something that hasn't been done before. Or at least, something that has remained a mystery for a long time. I think that's why I sort of shy away from the R2 build. It's been done and documented a million times before. Still, it might be interesting.

    If anything, I could make the occasional R2 video in addition to a project that was dedicated to a build series.

    The other bummer is that I'm already well into my R2 build, so I couldn't start from the beginning. One of the things I personally liked about the Grapple gun build is that it literally started with a sketch on a piece of paper.

    I think I prefer that "uncharted territory" aspect to a potential project, as opposed to simply documenting my attempt at work that has been done a million times before.
     
  10. MattMunson

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    Also, to give you an IDEA of the path I'm thinking down, it occurred to me to try the telescoping assassins creed wrist gauntlet/stilettos. Making the mill for the grapple gun made me realize how much I enjoy engineering challenges, and something like that is just filled with trouble!! :lol
     
  11. Jannix Quinn

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  12. NormanF

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    Combine pulse rifle from Half Life 2.
     
  13. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    How about the DOOM BFG 9000?

    Or the TDK sticky bomb gun?
     
  14. Rusty85

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    How about Snake Eye's new costume from GI JOE 2? I'd love to see how to build the armor from scratch.

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    Or if you wanted to go the weapon/prop route, how about the Series 4 Deatomizer? In all my years collecting Men in Black stuff I've NEVER seen a replica of it.

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  15. E-Wan

    E-Wan Sr Member

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    Do this. But make two. :angel
     
  16. epilepticsquirl

    epilepticsquirl Sr Member

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    ooh, I like the idea of something MIB related, especially with the new movie coming out!
     
  17. Rusty85

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    Maybe even one of these babies!
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  18. Deric

    Deric Sr Member

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    I like the idea of TDK sticky bomb gun or the mib neuralizer
     
  19. Idaho Jones

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    I've been watching Empire Strikes Back, how about a Lobot head piece? You have a small prop, a costume piece and electronics. I'm sure what ever you pick will be great. I've already added to my toolbox from your videos.
     
  20. Maelstrom

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    I like the idea of the stiletto. PLEASE do not do any Dr. Who, Iron-Man, Skyrim stuff. They seem to be the only things on the board recently.
     
  21. MattMunson

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    INTERESTING. Definitely not something that has been done before. Interesting.
     
  22. MattMunson

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    Lol. True enough. Though I am a huge fan of Doctor Who, and have teetered on making doing an Iron Man build, I agree that those already see a lot of love on the forum :)

    Are the stilettos well documented anywhere? Lots of good reference pics?
     
  23. silentknight229

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    It would be complicated and you'll need to probably fabricate and machine some of the parts but what about the automaton from Hugo? I don't think I've seen anyone attempting to do that one yet.

    Steve
     
  24. crabra comander

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    Ummmm...A H.I.S.S Tank...I suck at suggestions:behave

    If you're gonna do an automaton do the one from Metropolis...
     
  25. Scandvoice

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    I second the MIB suggestion. And third it, too! :)
     
  26. Jedifyfe

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    This is a great idea.
     
  27. CaptainSuperman

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    I'd like to suggest you make the Hydra guns from the Captain America movie.
     
  28. Mockle

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    A firing sticky Gun... :)
     
  29. VaultUK

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    I would love to see a bane mask from TDKR with all the parts I think it would make for some great videos?And could be working on this along with the run up to the film coming out
     
  30. Jannix Quinn

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    Plus if he does Lobot, he'll have to shave his head for the final reveal.
     
  31. Jannix Quinn

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    Game of Thrones dragon egg, or the King's Hand pin.
     
  32. MadMike

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    batman green lantern costume...i'd so love to see that thing
     
  33. Maelstrom

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    I also like the idea of the Lobot head piece. If you want to add even more challenge to it make them functional headphones! :lol
     
  34. TylerHam

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    How about something like a full size CRITTER?

    Lots to show there - Sculpting, mold making, pulling rubber casts -
    Painting, furring, etc - Making a "body" with an armature maybe?

    Maybe its my love of 80s monsters talking :) But I think a full size critter and all the stuff that goes along with it would be fascinating!!

    Plus, its organic - not mechanical - so it has its own issues!
     
  35. crabra comander

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    One of those dark Crystal beetle bugs! Those things had alot of moving parts.
     
  36. MattMunson

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    hah! Some really great suggestions so far. Let me reel you guys in a LITTLE bit. I'm not looking for something that is going to be overly ambitious. Just a nice little hand prop, or maybe something bigger than a bread basket.

    I actually kind of like the idea of the Game of Thrones Dragon egg. That would be a sculpting effort, then some molding, casting and painting. Since there are three different flavors, I could do all three. I'm not really much of a sculptor, but maybe this is a chance for me to try something new. Could be a lot of fun. Might do the Hand of the Kind pin too, since it's pretty straightforward. Who knows, maybe even get some cast up in bronze. IIRC, there's a lot of good, tight shots of it throughout the series.

    I will probably avoid Men in Black props, mainly because most of them are shiny metal. I have neither a foundry nor the desire to tackle the problems of plating. Though those guns are very pretty and neat looking, that's not a path I'm super excited to head down.
     
  37. Idaho Jones

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    So I had to go and google Lobot and I found these, I'll just put a few here. (If these are your's and dont want them here let me know)
     
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  38. christrom

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    I think a full size Space Jockey/climbing frame + slide combo seeing as prometheus will be out this next year :)
     
  39. Rotwang

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  40. kalissuperman

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    hey Matt,
    what about a Mr. Freeze gun. this project could either be the well known rifle/shotgun-ish looking form that is most popular or a Freeze pistol as seen in the Batman the animated series.
    For a character that has been around for so long, i have not seen very many items related to him.

    Kal
     
  41. simiouno

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    The sabata gun is cool..one of my faves,I'm in the process of getting one built..
     

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