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Hunter Rose

1/6 Spacebase 2000 Inspired Astronaut Sculpt

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the flexible jointing looks great. the neck hole looks a much better  size too.

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Its looking very cool Hunter, coming along nicely.

 

All the best Chris

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On Friday, December 02, 2016 at 7:16 AM, noeyedears said:

the flexible jointing looks great. the neck hole looks a much better  size too.

 

Cheers dude!

 

On Friday, December 02, 2016 at 7:38 AM, whitestar12chris said:

Its looking very cool Hunter, coming along nicely.

 

All the best Chris

 

Thanks Chris :)

 

12 hours ago, rockpopandchips said:

Looking great, loving seeing the build ups and chnges you keep making.

 

Thanks rock, yeah its a constant process of refining, that plus the fact i never make a pan and stick to it! :lol:

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Sooo I've been reshaping the damn chest section of armor, and finally got it to a place im happy with by cutting adding and smoothing.

 

35883213225_4e36a270c5_c.jpg20161202_131941 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35073980933_94205d65b1_c.jpg20161202_132205 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35495268950_0b54d594b7_c.jpg20161202_133644 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35495254840_7d9fb0d767_c.jpg20161202_133750 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883196935_333526de2a_c.jpg20161202_134207 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883183605_042f9c5df1_c.jpg20161202_134543 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883176235_407995e472_c.jpg20161205_130907 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Also i noticed that because of his slightly tilted pose, the armor was a bit longer on one side on the abdomen section.

This makes no sense as it should be hard armor with no stretch so i decided to add a flexible waist cover like on the joints to even it out, so i marked it out and gouged out some clay.

 

35495247020_8bd70a938e_c.jpg20161205_133015 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842415916_20cab7a489_c.jpg20161205_133442 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35751828141_05cd8e860b_c.jpg20161206_132359 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842396206_112022f8c5_c.jpg20161206_132851 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35043824284_9e5633db82_c.jpg20161206_133807 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35043825824_c7df7619f1_c.jpg20161206_133816 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So next I'll add the padding detail in there, before FINALLY moving on to leg armor.

 

Im thinking i may do a video update at some point, its difficult sometimes with the sculpting to remember to take pics of the stages especially when im in the zone! Hmmm we'll see

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

 

EDIT: oh nads, just remembered his left hand side needs a bit taking out too, it bulges a bit at the top under the arm

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More sculpting done, its nice i actually feel like I've got a bit of momentum with this project!

 

First things first, got the mid riff padding in, same as the joint covers (and his hair) rolled thin sausages and after pressing into place used a sharp tool to adf more fold/crease detail.

And i also removed the bump i mentioned at the end of the last post.

 

35751827071_c20b69a53b_c.jpg20161208_132925 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35751812391_e6dc90aaed_c.jpg20161208_133021 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And my word i actually did some leg armor! Same as the other limbs I rolled thin clay and cut pieces to make the shape which were then blended together.

 

35842386976_666b6cd051_c.jpg20161209_133748 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883135865_7516efc4ae_c.jpg20161209_134443 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35043782734_efbbcd9bf1_c.jpg20161209_134839 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35073914383_15247bdb43_c.jpg20161209_134848 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So he's really starting to come together now i think.

 

35495190750_bafa9af1e7_c.jpg20161209_135049 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So next up I'll have to start thinking about boots and sorting the feet out, and a bit more smoothing and shaping of the thighs.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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15 minutes ago, rockpopandchips said:

Coming along very nicely now, you should get the sculpting fished over the weekend......:)

 

:lol: i wish!!!! Cheers rock :D

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It's funny, the progress in the close-ups looks quite gradual but when you pull back it's all making big differences to the overall look. More plz!

 

Will

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15 hours ago, Will Vale said:

It's funny, the progress in the close-ups looks quite gradual but when you pull back it's all making big differences to the overall look. More plz!

 

Will

 

Yeah i took that last pic because thats how i felt, I've been focused on the small stuff so when i took a step back suddenly i could see it all making a difference . Cheers Will, more coming soon!

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Spent a little more time on this guy, ive been thickening up the thighs with a second layer of armor.

It was tapering at the knees which i had to rectify and also i added some padding detail in the neck hole recess.

 

35073894673_5ae87d5ae0_c.jpg20161213_132743 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842339616_a4a6a1c238_c.jpg20161213_132749 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842354876_ed75879418_c.jpg20161213_133250 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35043745634_616b4bc03a_c.jpg20161213_133619 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842339966_289eb9532a_c.jpg20161213_133936 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35043741334_98708428d2_c.jpg20161214_131839 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35495162070_1867c8c55e_c.jpg20161214_131928 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35713999392_887ffc977a_c.jpg20161214_132431 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35495149440_423cd979e7_c.jpg20161214_132449 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Next I've encountered another problem, one of his lower leg sections is longer than the other so more surgery is on the cards!

Then i can sort out lower leg armor and boots.

 

Not sure when the next update will be, im on my christmas holiday as of this weekend so may not get much done, but I'll update as soon as i do.

 

Thanks for looking, merry Christmas! :)

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He's looking spiffing now hunter. Definitely heading in the right direction. 

If you haven't seen it, check out the series on discovery, I think, called mars. They have some nice space suit designs.

 

Merry Christmas. 

 

Matt 

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Cheers guys!

 

@Matt hadn't heard of Mars but checked it out and they are some cool suits! Thanks for the heads up

 

Im planning on getting some sculpting done tomorrow so hopefully an update soon

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Well its been 2017 for over a week now so time to pull my finger out and post an update!

 

I've now finished the thigh top joint padding.

 

35043728134_d327841e7e_c.jpg20161214_133953 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883079015_0011698d22_c.jpg20161228_164028 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I still need to shorten his right leg, once i took the sculpey off and measured it i dont actually need to change much which is good.

 

But for now I've made a start on the alien that will be grabbing his feets armature; I drilled some holes for more of the threaded rod i used.

 

35713974802_28b29f0bd1_c.jpg20170103_133421 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842312806_9e322d647a_c.jpg20170104_134900 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883078345_92fe8c7828_c.jpg20170109_134146 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35713952092_ae4512ca57_c.jpg20170110_135102 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I used two bits because this will be the support for the whole thing so I'll strengthening the wires that are the aliens tentacles/arms (haven't decided that yet!) with more wire and brass rod and some solder.

Basically it'll be strengthening overkill because im a bit paranoid about having 1 support point!

 

Next up I'll continue building up the aliens armature.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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On 1/10/2017 at 1:38 PM, rockpopandchips said:

So your just doing one alien then and any ideas what type it will be yet?

 

looking forward to seeing more........

 

Not sure entirely yet, only thing locked down is that it will have two larger tentacles with claw mouths at the end coming for him, one of which is what hes shooting. I think the bits grabbing his feet will be proper arm like limbs, but I'm still thinking about the head; I'm undecided about doing something reptilian looking or just a large mouth with teeth around it.

 

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Just to throw a spanner in the works, do you think you can get away with having only one foot being grabbed and linked by wire? I think you'll get a much better in-flight feel with the one contact.

 

Or is the weight of the whole thing going to be on just the alien, in which case you probably don't have the option?

 

Cheers,

 

Will

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Yeah Will all the weight is on the alien, its torso is the only bit in contact with the base. With a bit of forward planning (which is not something I do often!!) I probably could have done that if I had really strengthened the one leg with the threaded rod or something, that would have looked really cool, but as I say its been my usual "figure it out as I go along" method :lol:
 

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Okay done some more work on this, more foot surgery.

 

At this point in the first pic I'd moved the foot of the right leg up slightly and thought it was okay so moved onto lower leg armor.

 

35751728211_ce531101fa_c.jpg20170112_134541 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So rolled more sculpey out and measured the width to make sure i get two even sized bits to wrap around each leg.

 

35842278976_057b935763_c.jpg20170113_133853 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883041825_03b5c765ae_c.jpg20170113_133901 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And as you can see, thats when it became clear that the minor adjustment wasnt enough as the lower right leg still looked longer.

 

35713938982_dac210e908_c.jpg20170113_134449 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So time to get serious, stripped off the foot

 

35073813923_3ac9308e2c_c.jpg20170117_133402 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And bent the armature raising the ankle point

 

35883012825_bdde593bf7_c.jpg20170117_133607 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then recover with sculpey just to check, the foot is now longer but the position is good.

 

35883019145_c9e4d0db7e_c.jpg20170117_134824 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So i removed the front of the foot and snipped down the armature, then put more sculpey on to build it up to a more final shape.

 

35073802913_374599cbcc_c.jpg20170118_134037 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35882998035_211db42d1a_c.jpg20170118_134148 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So yeah pleased with how that went, its one of those small symmetry adjustments that can quickly become a pain!

 

Next up I'll add more to the lower armor, i think im going to have the feet hinge on the leg armor at the ankle.

I've also had some helmet shape thoughts, i was flicking around tv the other night and Prometheus was on. I like the shape of their clear helmets on the suits they use so will try to make something similar.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Reading your description of the alien I wonder if something Sarlacc-ey would be good? You could have a lot of fun painting a big open mouth (all that wet meat) and it would stop the space between ground and spaceman being too full?

 

I like the rebalanced feet, they definitely look livelier now.

 

Cheers,

 

Will

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On 1/19/2017 at 0:26 AM, Will Vale said:

Reading your description of the alien I wonder if something Sarlacc-ey would be good? You could have a lot of fun painting a big open mouth (all that wet meat) and it would stop the space between ground and spaceman being too full?

 

I like the rebalanced feet, they definitely look livelier now.

 

Cheers,

 

Will

 

Yeah thats a really good shout, in fact yeah reading my description again thats exactly what it sounds like! Though yeah as a thing rather than a pit. Had a thought more about this after reading your post and now I'm thinking about making it kind of like the giant slug things from Peter Jacksons King Kong.

 

That way I can have a big mouth (lots of wet meat to paint!) and the extended neck tube can be coming up and twisting about making it a bit more dramatic, what do you think?

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Sounds awesome, they were really horrible to behold :)

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