Thor Costume (Pre Avengers) & Hammer!

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  1. AsgardAssassin

    AsgardAssassin Active Member

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    Hi guys

    I'm currently working on a Thor costume for New Year in foam. (I will try get some photo's taken).

    Thing is, I can't actually make out what colour the basis of the armour should be?

    Is it BLACK or a DARK METALLIC BLUE?!

    I'm in the UK so auto paint colours differ from the US.

    Can anyone help?!

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2012
  2. AsgardAssassin

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    OK guys, don't all rush at once to give me some expert advice! haha.

    I thought I better post some pics so you at least know I'm serious.

    I've started the chest armour. Its a full wrap around piece and I have been using pictures from Hot Toy 1:6 Thor Figure.

    Everything has been freestyled by hand to fit my measurements. I then traced the shapes onto the foam and cut out and hot glued.

    Any feedback is welcome...

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    And before you ask, yes there is a hammer I'm making in the background...
     
  3. DaddyfromNaboo

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    Off to a good start I say. But I don´t see a hammer, just a shovel in one pic?
     
  4. AsgardAssassin

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    HAHA! Third picture, at the top. I didn't realise it was on myself until I was just about to post my pictures!

    I'll get a better picture of it...
     
  5. MunkayMagic

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    Great star on the armor... im also in Uk and was using them camping mats for my Iron Man Mark VI... but decided to use a stiffer mat after a done helmet and arm... i found it more forgiving when cutting foam and glueing... the seams are alot sharper...

    Plan to do thor aswell... this will be a good reference for me :cool

    Excellent start man makes me want to start mine now :wacko
     
  6. AsgardAssassin

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    Thanks man!

    What foam do you use? I started a Mark VI with this stuff and freestyled everything. Needless to say it wasn't to good.

    I'm going to start Iron Man after new year and use the robo templates available online hopefully...
     
  7. AsgardAssassin

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    Ok guys...

    A little update. I made Mjolnir using some PVC pipe from the local DIY store for the handle which cost a little over a pound, bought a stop end for the end of the handle, and bought some foamcore board to create the hammer head itself.

    After a bit of online research I dimensioned the Hammer at 12" long but 6" wide. It's pretty big but looks cool as hell! I have yet to attach the disc on the top of the hammer head...

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    I have realised that small knocks puts dint marks on the hammer head, so I am going to use some left over resin and glassfibre tissue to reinforce the head then put a light filler coat on and paint!
     
  8. Ronan

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    can you send to us the pep files or the models??

    thx...

    amazing work
     
  9. AsgardAssassin

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    Thanks man, it's appreciated!

    I have no pep files, everything I have done is hand drawn from photos and replica models such as the hot toy one...

    Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece 1/6 Scale Collectible Figure Thor

    I also referenced some movie stills...

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    The armour varies from movie and model replicas to the armour worn on set by Chris Hemsworth. You will notice this when you compare everything.
     
  10. Guri

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    Re: Thor Costume & Hammer (Foam Work In Progress)

    How is this project going? I would love to see updates. :)
     
  11. AsgardAssassin

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    Update time then... :lol

    I have completed the foam builds of the Gauntlet, Shin Armour and the chest is complete all be it for a few mods prior to paint.

    The Gauntlet...
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    With the Chest Armour you can see I have marked out around the shoulder area where I am going to cut out to give it that more fitted look.

    I had to make modifications to the back where it clipped together as it was not tight enough and looked far too oversized.

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    I have the fabric for the cape which will be made by the weekend.

    I have also found some fabric I believe will look awesome for the sleeves!...
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    Next stop paint....

    With regards to the hammer it is in the process of being painted. I have not been able to replicate the scroll details on the ends of the hammer, I have no idea how to do so :confused so for the time being it will be plain but you still get the effect. Pictures to follow when complete...
     
  12. Guri

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    That's looking really great!! I haven't even seen this movie yet, but I'm so in love with the costume... Have you started the helmet yet? :D

    I usually use craft foam from Micheal's it's much thinner and can be heated to keep it's form. If you find you need some pieces to be not as thick as the foam you're using it might be a consideration... fabric glue works really well with it.

    As for the scrolling, is it an indented scroll or a relief? If it's relief you can use fabric paint. That's what I used with my Sauron helmet. If its indented you can carve it into foam.

    I have examples of all that on my webpage, link below. :)
     
  13. darkravencam

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    I want to make this armor so badly but i need some kind of pattern or templateits hard for me to reference things from scratch because my eyes are bad
     
  14. AsgardAssassin

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    If I would of had any templates I would of been happy to send you them but unfortunately I do not.

    Have a go and post your progress!
     
  15. AsgardAssassin

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    Re: Thor Costume & Hammer - HAMMER COMPLETE & ARMOUR PLASTI-DIPPED

    OK a little update...

    HAMMER COMPLETE...
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    I have applied plastidip to the chest armour, gauntlets and shin pieces. Here is a pic of the chest armour...
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    They are now in the process of being primed, and I have bought the final paint colours.

    Any feedback would be appreciated...
     
  16. Guri

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    That looks fantastic! I haven't heard of plastidip before, but given how it looks, it seems likely to make it very durable! It really doesn't look anything like foam anymore.

    I can't wait to see the final paint colors on it!!! :)
     
  17. writefast

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    Looks dead on! What did you decide on the final colors?
     
  18. Lord Magneto

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    Holy crap. This looks pretty * great. You have me tempted to try out making the hammer
     
  19. wickedoffroad

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    Very nice. i really need to get off of PEP and into FOAM. Looks to be alot less work, and more forgiving to mistakes.
     
  20. Bradleyw

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    That looks awesome definatly gonna be watching this thread as im thinking of doing this as well probibily not as well though.
     
  21. quixote coyote

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    Awesome work, man! I've started on the gauntlets from the movie, but i think i bought some faulty plasti-dip. when i sprayed it, the plasti-dip left little bubbles everywhere. do those smooth out after painting or is there a method i can use to get rid of them?
     
  22. Judge Max

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    Thats some great work tom- I'm always amazed how talented people are on here-
    All this Thor stuff rocks!!!! cant wait to see more updates ...
     
  23. NexusFX

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    are you talking about actual bubble or more like fish eyes, you have to do around 2-4 coats to get it right.
     
  24. ironspider

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    bump have u gotten any futhur on this build
     
  25. morfeus345

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    nice work!
     
  26. megamarines

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    Fantastic work! Any updates so far?
     
  27. AsgardAssassin

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    So I have been absent on here for quite some time due to work etc. but managed to my suit done in time for last new year.

    The only down side was I sprayed up the chest armour the day before and got the blue and silver colours wrong, but people got the idea.

    I am going to revisit this and spray it up to be more realistic.

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    I trimmed this with the same fabric that I used for the cape.

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    I used empty drinks bottles doubled up and rare earth magnets to attached the cape. This also helped achieve that "big shoulder" feel to the cape.

    I made a metallic shirt to resemble the armour sleeves...
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    AND THEN I WENT OUT AND KICKED THE CRAP OF MY FRIEND CAPTAIN AMERICA!!!...
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    Ultimately I got the silver totally wrong for the discs on the chest, it really annoyed me but I did not have time to correct it for when I was due to wear it.
     
  28. ComicSiren

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    really cool I like the metal shirt!:)
     
  29. Guri

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    That's a hilarious photo of you and Cap! haha!

    The metal shirt is a great solution! Did you make it? Have you thought of wearing some muscle sleeves under it?

    I also like the magnet idea. Very easy to put on and take off. :)

    Be sure to post photos when you do the repaint from the front!!
     
  30. Looch

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    Don't hurt Cap! Why can't we all just get along? Seriously, here is me as Cap, and my buddy Bob as Thor, at FanExpo Vancouver:)
     
  31. Cyber

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    Great work, looks really good.
     
  32. AsgardAssassin

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    Yes I made the shirt, god knows how I managed it as I've never done anything like that before. Then again I've never made costumes before!

    I considered muscle sleeves but did not have time to get hold of some. I need to get my * to a gym!

    The magnets worked well being as though some drunk idiot thought it would be funny to rip the cape off. Turns out it did rip the armour on the shoulders slightly.
     
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  33. AsgardAssassin

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    He was giving me a headache! Haha! You both look far friendly than me and my friend!
     
  34. Tonyfatumvw

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    Amazing work what type of foam did you use as I'm looking to make a Thor costume after I'm done with my iron man build
     
  35. LOGANCLAW22

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    Great work. Very Precise.

    Paul
     
  36. AsgardAssassin

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    I used standard camping mats for this project. I'm from the UK and they are really cheap.

    The foam isn't as good quality as EVA foam but I wanted to experiment with this foam as I'm new to the whole game and didn't want to spend a lot to make a mess of it!

    Im going to revisit the paint on this just for the reason I was a but disappointed with the colours then I'm going to tackle iron man I hope!
     
  37. AsgardAssassin

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    Thank you for the kind words. This is all still new to me and the level of work and awesomeness on the forum just leaves me in awe!
     
  38. pwrofbauer

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    How thick are the camping mats you used? This is a great build. Did you do the helmet yourself too?
     
  39. AsgardAssassin

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    The foam is about 6mm thick I believe. It did the trick for this build!

    As for the helmet, yes I made it myself. I bought a plastic bowler hat, trimmed it down to make it shallower and the freehanded all the foam pieces.

    By no means is it the most accurate but it cost me next to nothing to make!
     
  40. MORBid08

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    costume looks amazing! i wish someone would make some pep files of this suit, i dont think i'd be able to do it freehand.
    keep up the good work!!
     
  41. AsgardAssassin

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    Pep files would of been very handy but I though sod it and had a go myself. I thought I'd never be able to make this but with some good reference photos this is actually achievable!

    Give it a go, you might suprise yourself!!
     
  42. Lozdog

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    Im tempted to restart mine using cheapo camping mats now, I used 10mm thick industrial foam mats, and its not flexible enough :( where did you get your mats from? (im also in UK)
     
  43. AsgardAssassin

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    Hi
    My mats came from a local cheap shop but I have seen them in asda and pound stretcher. They are either blue or green. Have you started a thread for your progress?
     
  44. Lozdog

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    How much plastidip did you need for this?
     
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  45. AsgardAssassin

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    I think for the main armour and gauntlets I ended up using 3 cans.
     
  46. Dannielleeeexx

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    I live in the UK also, where did you get the metallic fabric? I can only find sequinned material :( and why did you feel that your silver discs were incorrect? I thought they looked amazing!

    Well done though, it's a fantastic costume!:)
     
  47. AsgardAssassin

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    Thanks for your kind comments!

    I wasn't happy with the paint finish, I was literally doing this the day before and on new years eve. I haven't revisited making it better yet but do plan on doing so.

    As far as the fabric is concerned I got it from eBay, I hope this link works... http://bit.ly/POY4Zk my iPhone won't let me share the full address!

    Are you attempting the costume?
     
  48. Dannielleeeexx

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    Yeah I am, not quite in as much depth and detail as yourself as but as much to make it look less like the 'female Thor' costumes on the internet and fancy dress shops as possible!

    That link did work! Thank you so much, I'll make sure it's express delivery so it's ready for Halloween!
     
  49. flyaway

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    The material works really well for the sleeves, nice job!
     
  50. AsgardAssassin

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    Good luck with the costume Danielle! Glad I could help in some small way!
     

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