Turning T3 Arnie into T1

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  1. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    I want to turn the T3 Arnie laser scan bust I got from acid burn (huge thanks once again!):

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    Into the first Terminator with the endo eye exposed:
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    I started by drilling out the eye:
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    I then added the eye socket with Apoxie:
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    I drilled out a hole in the back (for the LED later on) and then sculpted the eye with Apoxie again:
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    I'm contemplating filling in Arnie's sunken cheeks and temples since the laser scan was done during T3 and he's showing his age. I recall godaiking doing the same thing, but I don't plan on recasting these and making copies. ;)

    Next up: adding the 4 metal balls that hold the eyes in.
     
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  2. LDR

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    looking good!
     
  3. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    Filled in the cheeks, temple and forehead. Tonight I'll sand it down and hope that it makes him look younger!

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  4. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    Sanded for a while tonight. The only downside is that the pores in the skin are lost, but at least he looks more like T1 now.

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  5. LDR

    LDR Sr Member

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    again nice progress.

    He looks a bit angry!
     
  6. clancampbell

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    He really does look like the T1 Terminator now!
    Well done!

    Rich
     
  7. streetjudge79

    streetjudge79 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Cool idea!
     
  8. Trilogy

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    The alterations implemented thus far are working nicely.
     
  9. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! The jowls will need some trimming but he's getting there ;)
     
  10. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    Drilled out the eye so that the LED fit:

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    Then I finished sanding and primed it again:

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  11. Trilogy

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    Nicely done, PredatrHuntr.
     
  12. thegreatgalling

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    Love it so far! Can't wait to see it finished up.
     
  13. gypsycatcha

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    Looking good so far. The only problem you may encounter as did godking on his first version is as much as the filling will make him look younger, the mouth will slightly throw it off!
    When Joe did mine, he managed to somehow move the mouth approx 1 inch upwards which really made a difference.
    Looking forward to seeing this progress. Good work :)
     
  14. ENDO-HUNTER

    ENDO-HUNTER Well-Known Member

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    Great work so far. You have really transformed this cast quite nicely. Cant wait to see the final result. Mike:thumbsup
     
  15. ONEYE

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    Any updates?
    Looks great!
     
  16. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    No updates yet...I still have no idea how the light got here so quickly! What I will probably end up doing is cutting the red lens out and inserting it into the eye and then running a super bright LED behind it. That way I don't have to worry about the bulb burning out since LED's have a much longer lifespan.

    I'm going to be busy painting up a few things in the next few months:

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  17. mandio222

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    great, far better than the original
     
  18. Too Much Garlic

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    Very nice progress. You should get rid of the grilled lens with a plain one and tone down the light a bit, as they were never that strong that you could see any white when they were on - just basically a soft red dot.

    The cheeks still look a bit too sunken in to me, making him look old.
     
  19. superDrool

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    awesome job so far. Can't wait to see the final results on this one. :)
     
  20. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    I'm happy with how the cheeks look...just waiting for the weather to warm up a bit so I can airbrush in the garage.

    I know what you're saying about the eye being a more subtle and softer red...but I want this one to freak people out when they see it. Authentic would be softer and dim, but I want to go a bit overboard and make this as bright and red as I can.

    I also wanted to put the four ball bearings on the endo-eye, but there isn't enough room in the socket. :(
     
  21. kirkstikesback

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    thank you for this thread i want to do the exact same thing u did with regards to getting a t3 laser scan and turning him into my fav version which is the one in the reference pic you used from t1
    i will have to look u up when the time comes in case i have question thanks again for such a wonderful thread.
    i would like to see a finished product.
     
  22. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    Added the first couple coats of paint to the skin, metal eye and stubble. I know the stubble is over-exaggerated but after I start layering the paint overtop, it should be much more subtle.

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  23. streetjudge79

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    The conversion looks great! But are you going to texture the skin first? It looks too smooth.
     
  24. WarPig

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    The angle of this one shot reminds me of this:

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    The Hughminator! :lol
     
  25. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    The skin lost the texture after sanding the Apoxie. I just have to paint it to look good and hope that its convincing...
     
  26. ONEYE

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    Looks great!

    Someone, create a skin texture tool, stat!
     
  27. Coldblackice

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    Beyond incredible! Wow.
     
  28. thegreatgalling

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    I would see about applying the skin tone with a sponge. That is a little trick I did on the few busts I didn't send Streetjudge to paint for me :lol. Just get a nice flat skin tone and a touch of blue, red, and brown, and slowly dab little amounts of color until you get what you like. the sponge helps make the texture.

    I used this technique on Howard's Rocky:

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  29. streetjudge79

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    What you could do is get the squadron green putty, testors liquid glue, that smooths it out, then use an orange peel for the texture
     
  30. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    I applied about 7 different layers of skin with 4 different colors. I couldn't find any glass eyes, so I painted a ping pong ball. I think the skin looks ok now...it's only my second time painting skin...what do you think?

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  31. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to everyone for their advice. I gave Arnie a "tan", brought back some of the stubble, and then used clear nail polish to make the eye glossy:

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    The lips still aren't quite right but he's getting there!
     
  32. TazVader

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    I like it but his eyes are Hazel;) The thing I think really ages him his the sag in the corner of his human eye from old Arnie;)

    Beautiful work though:)

    best
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  33. clancampbell

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    Looking fantastic!!!

    Love the tan and the stubble, and yes, hazel eyes.....i would also keep coating the eye with clear until you have a wet look to the surface,

    This is going to look incredible with T1 hair!!!!

    Rich
     
  34. KramStaar

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    Nice job and Taz is right, Arnie's eyes are hazel.

    If you're interested, here's highres image I took of the animatronic Arnie when I was at Winston Studios:


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    Best

    MARK
     
  35. Coldblackice

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    How did you get a tour of those studios? Is it open to public? I would love to check that out!
     
  36. Too Much Garlic

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    Looking good and like the effect on the skin tone. At that particular point in the movie however, he was sporting a rather pale and sickly skin tone, as the skin was dying from the damage he'd sustained throughout the movie.

    Another thing to work on is the separation line between the lips. Currently, upper and lower lip looks fused together, because the separation line was painted over with the lip color, instead of left darker.
     
  37. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    Thank for all the feedback guys...still a bit of tweaking to do...lips and eyes should be done tonight. Thanks again - you guys rock!

    Looking into getting a wig now...looks like China is the only option for me since there don't appear to be any here locally...
     
  38. gypsycatcha

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    Looking good. What will seal the deal is the hair and the gargoyles with the eye shinning through.
    The Hair will make or break this bust for me. Get it wrong, might end up looking T2 ish....
    Just keep it fairly short on top and long at the back, mullet ish, and you should get pretty close.
    Looking forward to seeing more :)
     
  39. KramStaar

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    Well, Winston Studios is closed now after the sad passing of Stan.

    Sadly @coldblackice you can't simply arrive for a tour of most of the studios unless you work in the industry (as I do) or by way of a special invitation from someone working there.

    Regards

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  40. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    Painting lips isn't easy. The color has to somewhat match the skin tone and have a red/purple tone. I've repainted about two dozen coats on here mixing colors and I've been looking at them so long that I just don't know how they look anymore...I need another set of eyes and opinions.

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    Here are the eyes with more brown and green added...I still left a hint of blue just for the layering effect:

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  41. PredatrHuntr

    PredatrHuntr Well-Known Member

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    NOW I'm officially done painting Arnie...don't ask why, but the lips were a pain in the * to paint. Anywho, here's the final pics...now waiting for a wig from China

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  42. PredatrHuntr

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    Finally finished him, but I think the hair is too short. Oh well, time to move onto the next project

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    Last edited: Jun 19, 2012
  43. onrina903

    onrina903 New Member

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    Great mods and paint up.

    Also as i said on the EBC about the hair.
     
  44. Chris27989

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    awesome well done fella!! superb job
     
  45. gypsycatcha

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    I agree the hair isnt quite right and probably needs to be longer on the sides and back.
    Having said that, it still looks awesome and its nice to see a slightly different t1 form howards and godakings.

    Get some gargoyles now :)
     

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