The Rings of the Mandarin (comic style)

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by timelordjedi777, May 24, 2015.

  1. timelordjedi777

    timelordjedi777 Well-Known Member

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    I was reading an issue of Iron Man the other day and saw a picture of all the Mandarins rings and it hit me I can do that. So hear it goes.
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  2. OneGoodScare

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    You're the one who found out how to counterfeit them :b

    This is gonna be cool, how are you planning on doin em?
     
  3. timelordjedi777

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    I'm planning on using pvc pipe for the rings. I thought I could find something close for the jewels at Hobby Lobby but I was wrong, so I plan on making them out of clay. Then mold and cast.
     
  4. timelordjedi777

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    I walked all around Lowe's sticking my finger in every pipe I could find. I finally found the right size. I cut 11 rings in a miter box with a hacksaw. They are a little rough but I'll clean them up.
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  5. timelordjedi777

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    I had a problem with my first set of rings. None of them were even. I ended up re cutting all the rings with an electric miter saw. It worked much better. All of them are now even.
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    Now these are all cleaned up and ready for paint.
     

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  6. timelordjedi777

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    While I'm waiting for the paint to dry on my practice ring I thought I'd give it a shot doing the gems.

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    Now comes the fun part. I've never molded anything before so this will be interesting. If anyone has any tips I'm all ears.
     
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    Here's the paint job on my test ring. I think it looks pretty good. I'm going to give it a clear coat for some shine.
     
  8. timelordjedi777

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    I did a another ring with different paint. Which should I go with?
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    One is Krylon the other darker one is Valspar
     
  9. Venomsuit

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    I like the brighter one, but you should just do them in whichever one makes you happy :)
     
  10. Jmen

    Jmen Well-Known Member

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    +1 for brighter))
     
  11. timelordjedi777

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    So I went with the lighter color. I've gotten a good shine on it. Now 9 more to go.
     

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