The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated test video page 2*

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  1. chimmera30

    chimmera30 Well-Known Member

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    Hey all just starting to build a Ben Grimm aka the The thing in eva foam!
    Comments and Crits are always welcome!!

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  2. VinnyboyXI

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    Re: The Thing EVA foam

    You, sir, have some real talent. That looks amazing! Did you use a soldering iron for all those detail?
     
  3. chimmera30

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    it was a wood burning tool,but it was built like a puzzle tons of pieces glued together:)
     
  4. TaylorMcManus

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam

    That's awesome! I can't wait to see how it turns out!
     
  5. Shades

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    WUNDABAR!

    Subscribes.
     
  6. PR85

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    Dude, That is an amazing job! I was just thinking last night I hadn't seen a good "Thing" suit, so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this on here. Well done and I look forward to seeing the rest of it!
     
  7. EyeofSauron

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam

    wait, whaaaaaat?

    no way is that just foam ;)
     
  8. chimmera30

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    ya just foam and hot glue:)
     
  9. omel

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    looking good bro:thumbsup, been contemplating about doing that or Hulk for some time now, i will be subscribing to this for updates and to see if i can borrow some ideas ( if you wont mind:)) if ever i do decide to start one. how'd you plan to tackle the body/chest area? i was thinking of building something like hockey armor and start laying the "rock" over it. this build will probably be as awesome as your iron monger.
     
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  10. SMOKE

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    Awesome foam work!! Ordering a wood burning tool and subscribed:thumbsup
     
  11. StevenRogers84

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam

    That is pretty awesome!
     
  12. clancampbell

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    Love it!!! Can't wait to see more! Much better than the rubber costume from the movies....and that brow!!!!! PURE THING!!!!!

    Rich
     
  13. antcarb

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    holy yancy street cool job brother
     
  14. Venjix

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam

    Looking good!
     
  15. slickum

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    that is really amazing!! you all inspire me to keep going and trying new things!! cant wait to see how it ends up
     
  16. BAK55

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    Most impressive,sir! My conern for you would be the heat that can build up rapidly with this on your head, let alone an entire suit made of foam. Will the mouth be articulated in some fashion to let fresh air in and the warmed air from your body temperature out as you breath? I ask because I've experienced some major discomfort (Suffering for the art, as it were.) as I had worn helmets or enclosed masks like this and the heat increased with every breath without any ventilation.
     
  17. Amish Trooper

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam

    Looks great so far. I think the 1 thing I would change is the brow. I would have it taper a tad more as it goes back.
     
  18. chimmera30

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam

    SO I made a few changes I added some eye depth, extended the jaw added teeth. Also I painted some old Mr. Potato head eyes to help bring this build to life,and then sprayed Krylon sand texture to make the face a little more rock like:)

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  19. chuckyAPP

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 5*

    cant beleive I missed this thread,,,,i love the Thing and yours is commin out great.
     
  20. chimmera30

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 5*

    More progress,paint updated!

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  21. Venjix

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 5*

    That looks awesome. It reminded me of a ninja turtle before the orange paint lol
     
  22. indiefilmgeek

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 5*

    Un.effin.believable. :eek

    I stand in complete awe, my friend....
     
  23. STEALTH

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 5*

    oh wow!! It's really coming alive!
     
  24. dabiddabird

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 5*

    I can't seem to get this dang pic of the thing from the comic up to show how dang accurate you got this. Mucho kudos to you my friend.
     
  25. chimmera30

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 5*

    So more changes to the head:
    -added more depth around the eye
    -some dental work( teeth are much neater now),and changed the angle of jaw
    -adjusted and fixed the nose
    * finally happy and can move on to other parts now:)*
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  26. VariablePenguin

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    Wow! That is just... wow!
     
  27. pandamajik

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    That looks really great, really liking how the eyes turned out. Where are you going to be able to see from?
     
  28. Noc

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    Bravo my good man
     
  29. Looch

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    This looks awesome! Can't wait to see the body!
     
  30. Doh2

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    Excellent start! The cracks are just perfect.
     
  31. chimmera30

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    Ya great Idea I took your comment into consideration when I changed the design to open mouth, thanks for the heads up !
     
  32. chimmera30

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam

    I do agree that in most versions it does taper, but in the reference I found its a little larger, but thankyou for the crit, always love to hear ways to improve the design:)

    heres the pics i used to model:)
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  33. chimmera30

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    For the body Im just gonna use a t-shirt to gauge the size like I'd use for a regular armour,then build up the shoulders ,chest and thickness of the back!!
     
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  34. chimmera30

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    There are holes in the eyes ,the nose and in the mouth!
     
  35. chimmera30

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    updates!
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  36. j0wE

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    nice dude!! as with all of your builds, this is turning out great!
     
  37. sirnaut

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    I really like this....its turning out to be a nice looking build.
     
  38. joee

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    Talent man. just talent.
    do you have any templates? Think i may follow your lead and go the camping foam route for texture.
     
  39. SemperBourne

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    wow. thats amazing work.
     
  40. omel

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    ITS CLOBBERIN' TIME!!! (y)thumbsup
     
  41. papaz

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    looking awesome..can't wait to see the full suit. I've thought about building the Hulk and going with a foam method or a combination of foam and other materials. Its on the wish list.
     
  42. chimmera30

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    So built one arm,fixed the shoulders and chest!!
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  43. Dave Porter

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    Took the words right out of my mouth.

    Great build so far.
     
  44. chimmera30

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    Sorry buddy, no templates its just a bunch of odd shapes that fit together!
     
  45. joee

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    One sweet build!!
     
  46. jclemons

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    Did you ever finish this build?
     
  47. chimmera30

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated nov 7*

    So back from the dead,trying to get this finished for Halloween!!!
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    SO my next task is to find some very oversized shorts!!!
    All crits and comments are welcome!!
    Thanks for looking
     
  48. Reedy26

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated oct13 2012*

    That is most impressive!
     
  49. P4r4dox86

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated oct13 2012*

    This is going to be amazing when it's all together!
     
  50. chimmera30

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    Re: The Thing Comic style EVA foam *updated oct13 2012*

    SO I still have to pad the shorts, make the cups around the shoulder larger,but its coming together.
    Check out the short very rough video!!!

    Thing costume - YouTube
     

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