Small Soldiers project

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  1. THprops

    THprops Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hi guys,

    I recently re-watching the Small Soldiers movie and that instantly remember me my chilhood and the fever I had for this movie ! I was 8 years old when the movie came out and just after that I start sculpting Chip Hazard's head ! So just after re-watching this movie my desire to make a Chip Hazard came back, I start watching on the rpf guy's who made their own and I find a generous person who's gonna help me making my child dream ! Thank's you Desponds ;) in the future I will be making all the commando figures and all the gorgonite !

    But I decide to make Chip as accurate as possible and I decide to start building in 3D all the part that I can't have ( or because those that I find are not enought accurate for me :) )
    So here are the the gun, the radio and the grenade for chip. I use a lot of reference pictures and mesurements from the original props .
    I wonder if you guy's can help me find all the mistake I make, tell me if you see default ! ( and if some of you have original prop like the one I'm making, can you please give the size of it and some really details pictures please ?)

    So here the pictures :

    grenade-3D.jpg gun-3D.jpg radio-3D.jpg

    Also I find this details behind the radio but I not certain of what it is, can anyone help me ?

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  2. Geuse

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    Cool. Will be sure to follow this one. Wish you the best of luck.
    Though as I'm pretty good at nitpicking on details I have some issues with some of the proportions, but overall it looks good and will enjoy to follow this. Keep going.
     
  3. THprops

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    Thank you Geuse !
     
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  4. THprops

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    Can you tell me the proportions that you think are wrong ?
     
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  5. THprops

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    Re: Small Soldiers! Chip Hazard first

    Hi guys,

    I think I finish the grenade ! What did you guy think of it ? did you see mistake or wrong proportions ?
    grenade-3D-2.0.jpg

    here are my reference pictures from the original,
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  6. THprops

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    Hi guys,

    I think I finish the radio ! What did you guy think of it ? did you see mistake or wrong proportions ?
    radio-3D-2.0.jpg
     
  7. THprops

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    Little news !
    I receive 3D printed grenade today! I'm a little disappointed by the quality, I was expecting something more detail and smooth put I got this. I actually dealing with another company for better prints.
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    And Is the result after the paint removing and a bit of sanding
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  8. HackerBilly

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    Re: Small Soldiers! Chip Hazard first

    I think that Grenade looks quite Amazing!! Please keep up the Good work! Definitely looking forward to more Progress on those!!
     
  9. THprops

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    Thanks mate !
    Speaking of grenade I completly finish it and here are some pics of the final master and some grey resin cast:
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  10. HackerBilly

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    Re: Small Soldiers! Chip Hazard first

    That looks Amazing!! Are you planning on selling any to the public or more replicators?
     
  11. THprops

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    Yes I'm planning to sell but as a set, so all the Chip Hazard stuff together when I'll finish them : Grenade, gun, radio, rifle badge and maybe the x-1000
     
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  12. Desponds

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    Amazing work!!! How are Kip's weapons coming along ;-) ?
     
  13. Jok3r0314

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    These are great, I look forward to seeing your progress and I hope to purchase a set from you as well, let me know.If there's anything I can assist with.
     
  14. HackerBilly

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    Awesome! I totally can't wait to buy a Set off of you!! Can't wait to see more progress!! Also Rifle Badge?
     
  15. THprops

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    Thank's mate ! I meant the rifle and the badge "dog tags" ;) that more clear now
     
  16. HackerBilly

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    I gotcha and Yes it does xoP I definately can't wait to finally get a set of Dog Tags and Guns for my Chip. It's super sad seeing him without them
     
  17. butch meathook

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    I believe the brass Mesh on chips radio is done by photo etching
     
  18. Marlin2000

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    The black round item around the speaker grill of chips radio looks to be an 'e type circlip'.
     
  19. THprops

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    Hi guys, long time no see !

    Do you know somebody that own an original chip hazard or a soft garage statue that I can be in contact with ? I need some precise measurement to start printing all my accesories for chip.

    Other thing, I recently bought a soft garage insaniac that I will recast and transform into an action figure !
     
  20. THprops

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    hello guys, it's been a while ^^

    I recently found the time and the motivation to restart this project. And by restart I mean start from zero. I have the chance now to have access to alot of reference material and to original props. I then took on the task of 3D scaning then and remaking them in 3D. here are the different scan I started to work on, there's more but I haven't start working on them.

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    Here is a comparison betwen the scan of the original and a symetrical version of that scan (the orinals were sculpt by hand and were not symetric). The only thing that I will make different than the originals is adding symetrie to some parts (faces, arms, shoes, symbols). The heads on the right are the original ones and on the left are the symetric versions. I've also scan original arms and resculpted them.

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    And here are my reconstructed versions. I have only made 1 expression for chip but I have made all the movie version of kip's head (still need a bit of work)

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    Any feedback will be appreciated :)
     
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  21. Plokman

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    Funnily enough Small Soldiers was the first time I can think of a 3D printer in any media before it. The whole Laser scan of what I assume was a light reactive resin was quite cool and seeing the printers in action these days they weren't far off the mark for certain types since the Chip and Archer masters having all that filler jaggys I've recently seen one do that though it's a extruder type nothing as futuristic as Globotec's stuff.
     
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  22. THprops

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    small update on my chip hazard, I've nearly finish the bust and will move after to the rest of the body.

    any feedback or critic is welcome ;)

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  23. THprops

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    Funny enought now that I work with 3D printing technologie I can see that they really made it more attractive for the movie !

    A 3D printer will never print like that ^^.

    The figure were sculpt by hand at the time so I guess they had to fake the 3D printing process and had fake supports.

    but still a really cool scene !!!
     
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  24. Plokman

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    Ah well we can always dream of tech like that of Globotech being real. Without the dangerous one sided thinking of the Commandos of course. You know that is a interesting thought say the X1000 was state-of-the-art today and was plugged into a PC with Windows 10 as it learns within the boundaries of it's core program and is only limited to what is given to it could it make a PC that thinks like you?

    Ah silly thought but it's a interesting idea.
     
  25. yankyfan09

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    Amazing work. What are you using to 3d scan? Sent you a pm
     
  26. Sainpa

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    Amazing work, still i prefer the more rough look of the originals, 3d tends to look too nice and polished.
    Are you thinking of imitating the imperfections of the hand made ones?

    Cheers
     
  27. THprops

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    Thank you :) I'm using photogrametry with capture reality (name of the software) to create those scans
     
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    Thank you :)
    No I want more something that looks more like a proper toy made out of plastic but will still make it as close as possible to the original
     
  29. THprops

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    UPDATES !!!
    I recently had acces to lot of pictures of original props and was abble to create scans from them !!! This is gonna help me greatly replicate all of them. Here is a picture of the scans with the texture on.
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    Here are some renders of my chip hazard 3D sculpt !
    My sculpt on the left compare to the scan of the original prop on the right
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    this is still a work in progress but I couldn't resist putting him in his classic pose.
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  30. Geuse

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    Hi!
    Just saw that I commented on this 4 years ago now. Have to excuse myself for not responding back. Totally forgot about it and I'm sorry for leaving such a douchy remark and then didn't get back to you on it. To pick up where I left off 4 years ago when you showed the grenade I was thinking whether the squares should be one more row along the circumference(makes sense?). The squares looked a bit stretched to me. In that photo of the prop, you could see a little more than three full squares when looking from the side. But I can ofc have been wrong. Just wanted to explain myself before coming back to comment.

    The work you've done is wonderful. Looks really good! I'm really curious how you aquired the original props for this.
    I'm all for the symmetrical idea. Working on a bit of those ideas myself for different models.
    But I'm curious what approach do you take to make it symmetrical. Are you choosing one arm and flipping it over. the same with the face?
    The reason I'm asking is cause I'm executing a workflow to make a true symmetrical model by blending both sides to 50% to each other and not choosing one side over the other. for the head however. I'd prefer if that would be asymmetrical, but then again, I totally get why you want it symmetrical.
    Your work is really good. Very nice to see all what you've accomplished.
    But I just have to ask by editing the following 2 pictures.
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    Fhe elbow doesn't seem wide enough and it looks to be too sharp at the edges compared to the prop. Also the shoulder is sculpted with a more aggressive edge.
    For the head, I'd like to see the details brought back. The side of the hair is curved outward a bit in the prop and the edge in the forehead is also more curved.
    But I mean, I would never have guessed if I hadn't seen the scanned prop side by side. So this is me nitpicking.

    Looking forward to updates. Keep up the good work!!
     

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