Thor Costume (Pre Avengers) & Hammer!

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AsgardAssassin

Active Member
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!
 
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AsgardAssassin

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Re: Thor Costume (FOAM WIP)

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...









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

MunkayMagic

New Member
Re: Thor Costume (FOAM WIP)

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
 

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AsgardAssassin

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Re: Thor Costume (FOAM WIP)

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
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...
 

AsgardAssassin

Active Member
Re: Thor Costume (FOAM WIP)

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...







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!
 

Ronan

New Member
Re: Thor Costume (FOAM WIP)

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

thx...

amazing work
 

AsgardAssassin

Active Member
Re: Thor Costume (FOAM WIP)

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

thx...

amazing work
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...



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.
 

Guri

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

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

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AsgardAssassin

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

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...


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.




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!...


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...
 

Guri

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

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. :)
 

darkravencam

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

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
 

AsgardAssassin

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

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
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!
 

AsgardAssassin

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

OK a little update...

HAMMER COMPLETE...


I have applied plastidip to the chest armour, gauntlets and shin pieces. Here is a pic of the chest armour...




They are now in the process of being primed, and I have bought the final paint colours.

Any feedback would be appreciated...
 

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Guri

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

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!!! :)
 

writefast

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

Looks dead on! What did you decide on the final colors?
 

Lord Magneto

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

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

wickedoffroad

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

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

Bradleyw

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

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

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