The Shredder * Update 10/11/2012

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  1. Mr.Spider

    Mr.Spider Well-Known Member

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    You are here because the outside world rejects you. THIS is your family. *I* am your father. I want you all to become full members of the Foot. There is a new enemy: freaks of nature who interfere with our business. You are my eyes and ears; find them. Together we will punish these creatures. These... turtles.



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    Well, I'm sure each and every one of us has multiple projects going on......So welcome !, to my distraction project. Sometimes you get so flustered with a project, you need to step back and do something else.


    I've always wanted one of these helmets, the curves, the edges, the shear badass-ness of it all.
    Simply put, I had no idea where to start. I haven't a clue how to scale from screenshots. I would like to know though, and hope to learn. All that aside.... our member Blackaos came around and offers these Pepakura models in the Junkyard, one of them being the infamous shredder.



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    So. we begin, with of course a little music...... because propping in silence is no fun !


    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Theme 1 - YouTube


    We of course start with the plans printed out, scissors, superglue, and for me...gloves, because I hate getting glue on my fingers : /



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    after a couple hours of cutting, I assembled the face mask, Basically this Helmet will be in 3 pieces, mask, helmet, and forehead visor. the plan is to eventually, mold and cast them individually and do a final assembly after.
    that way I can cast another and modify it into the helmet from TMNT 2.



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    Helmet, is up next.

    Stay tuned for updates..........
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2012
  2. JasonCash

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    off to a great start sir...
     
  3. AZspidey

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    It would be cool to have the pep parts water jet cut, bent and welded up.
     
  4. Spirit Juggler

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    Very cool. Will watch this with interest :)
     
  5. Mr.Spider

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    I might know a guy that could arrange such metal magic..... well the cutting at least.

    I admit, that would be awesome
     
  6. mattkelly

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    I was JUST talking to someone about this helmet yesterday. We both agreed it would be a great project. I will be following this closely!
     
  7. BetaWelsh

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    I'm looking forward to watching this piece come together! Just the first few pictures alone brought back great memories of Saturday morning cartoons!
     
  8. animefan

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    I was just thinking the other day I need to build on of these, I thought I had a file some ware but I cant find it now. Are you sharing yours?
     
  9. isusuperman

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    Can u point me in the direction to purchase or get these files
     
  10. Mr.Spider

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  11. Raenius

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    Great stuff, keep us posted!
     
  12. animefan

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    thanks, cant wait to see how yours works out.
     
  13. BlackKaos

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    In the famous words of Michelangelo "Excellent!". I always love to see project pics of one of my pep files. I to will be following along.
     
  14. Mr.Spider

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    Alright... moving onto the helmet.

    Now I will warn you, if you are going to build this file, it is best to start from the top and build down, otherwise it can get difficult if you have larger hands once you get to the smaller sections.

    ONTO PICS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    I still have no idea how I am going to affix the face mask to the inner helmet..... but I'll tackle that road when I come to it.




    seriously though... this thing is huge.


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    I will have to install a more stable support system before resin-ing.



    The blade crown is next on the list, then resin, then time to detail.


    Thanks for following.
     
  15. cokebabies

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    Oh man, I'm excited for this one. Can't wait to see this shape up.
     
  16. rosskow

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    ohhh, this looks interesting, you have my attention.
     
  17. Welmanshire

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    I bought this pep file just recently too. I haven't had a chance to start yet because of Uni work, so it is nice to see how it will come along. I really want to do the helmet from the original TMNT, but i feel the detailing on the helmet itself will be quite hard to do. So I may go the same road as you and convert to the TMNT 2 saw blade look. For holding the face mask in I would be looking at using the same magnets that people use to hold power rangers helmets closed. I look forward to seeing this come together!
     
  18. DJHAMMERHEAD

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    KAWA BANGGA DUDE!!!

    Cant wait to see the finished product...
     
  19. Mr.Spider

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    Alrighty, I know this has been a slow build, but All the parts are now done. The next step is to straighten it all for the resining process, make sure it's all symetrical.


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  20. BlackKaos

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    Looks good. Are you going to do a basket style weave like the first one on the shroud or a metal armor style like the second movie?
     
  21. Mr.Spider

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    Both, i want to start with the basket weave then the armored style
     
  22. Welmanshire

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    I will be interested to see how you achieve the weave style. Have you got any ideas so far?
     
  23. Mr.Spider

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    I'm going to try a method using puff paint to ''sculpt'' the ''weave'' then cast it, and for the armored version, I'll simply do what the propmakers do, glue over it.
     
  24. Welmanshire

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    Re: The Shredder * Update 05/13/2012

    Thats not a bad idea. I considered using some kind of twine and gluing it down progressively as I wove it. Then just giving it a coat of resin. TMNT 2 Shredder is a bulk load easier I have to agree.
     
  25. slimesquare

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    Re: The Shredder * Update 05/13/2012

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    this is one of deathcurses pictures so I'll remove it if he wants, but the pattern on this shoulder pad is the same pattern on the helmet. I've gotten into this discussion before and too me that doesn't look like a type of weave
     
  26. Welmanshire

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    Haha I have read that thread before, its like 2 years worth of arguments and pictures of chainmail. I personally dont think it is the same pattern on the helmet as is on his shoulder armour, what is similar is they way they achieved the patern - it looks like some kind of melted piped clay. But I don't know how practical that would be in a pepakura project? I really wish people have some good pictures of the original piece.
     
  27. Mr.Spider

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    Yeah i have those pictures.... If you breakdown the pattern it looks mote like a spiderman web weave As in a series of vertical lines with swoops connecting them.
     
  28. Welmanshire

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    Re: The Shredder * Update 05/13/2012

    Are the pictures you have screen caps, or pictures of the prop itself? If you have pictures of the helmet I would love to see them.
     
  29. Mr.Spider

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    Re: The Shredder * Update 05/13/2012

    Just screen caps, i dont tjink the real helmet ever made it off the set. I have never seen any pictures of the prop in the wild, unless its in a private collectors stash , its probably lost to us
     
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  30. Welmanshire

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    Thats a * shame. I look forward to seeing more progress!
     
  31. leetninja

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    I love this thing for the mask alone, I can't wait to see the finished product. Another childhood memory blast from the past, thanks.
     
  32. Dirty

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    This so far is a great build and that mask is amazing and shall look great once finished.
     
  33. Davence

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    you are doing a * good job so far on this costume, can't wait to see more!
     
  34. Welmanshire

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    Do you think if we asked nicely this guy would pick off the metal plates for us haha?
     
  35. Mr.Spider

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    huh....where'd these come from ? , I've never seen them before
     
  36. Welmanshire

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    I had pretty much forgotten about it/assumed I had lost it in tranferring files from one computer to another from a few years back. I found it on my computer the other day now I am trying to figure out which forum I got it from and find the guy to ask for some good pics of the top of the helmet (probably the whole helmet). From memory, not only did he have this, but a case containing screen used Leo swords and a screen used Shredder claw!
     
  37. Welmanshire

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    Sorry to double post, but I found the guy and messaged him. Hopefully soon there are some class A pics towork off. I also asked if he could measure the metal plates on the helmet - for accuracy.
     
  38. Mr.Spider

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    Wow , thats awesome , thanks
     
  39. slimesquare

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    heres some good up close photos
     
  40. BlackKaos

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    Nice close ups. This gives us a better idea of the pattern on the helmet. Looks like it could be made by hand with a bottle of Pearl dimensional fabric paint or something like that. Not sure if it would stick but it couldn't hurt and would give you that design on the helmet.
     
  41. Welmanshire

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    I still haven't heard back from that guy yet (I might have to send him a polite bump). How are things all coming along? Started resin-ing yet?
     
  42. Mr.Spider

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    Re: The Shredder * Update 05/13/2012

    Not really, I run and operate a local movie theater, as you can imagine , the summer season slows down any personal projects as most of my attention turns to work.

    I should hopefully have some form of an update within the next week or 2 . Thanks for all the kind support though guys : )
     
  43. animefan

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    I think that wavy stile may be wallpaper, Iv seen similar stile wallpaper
     
  44. jolive

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    Im pretty impressed with these pics cant wait for more progress
     
  45. martcpl705

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    Awesome build
     
  46. Chris Fields

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    Sweet! I'm actually planning a more comic like version, but done in all aluminum. :)
     
  47. slimesquare

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    you might be on to something there....
     
  48. Radion

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    Updates?
     
  49. Mr.Spider

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    Soon :) , getting supplies this week, hope to have updates later this week.

    Now that school is back, work has slowed down at the theater.
     
  50. BSD

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    Wow! This is awesome! Im going to follow this for sure. Thank you for posting.
     

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