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 First build Farghul WIP

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #45 on: Sep 12, 2015, 10:56 AM »
The hardest part with this template will be making sure the fangs at the bottom don't stick out all wonky.  I had to tweak mine a little, and it looks like yours are sticking out farther than mine did.  You may even need to put a dart in the fang, to get it to bend down like it needs to... I dunno, it'll be hard to tell until you've got it in Sintra.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #46 on: Sep 12, 2015, 11:28 AM »
I'm sure it didn't help that I only taped down the tops and not the bottoms. It'll be about a week before my sintra comes in the mail, so I'll have a bit of time to play with pattern sizing. I would just do a normal male chest but since farghul care about appearance I feel like I need a more feminine figure and I don't really like the bust form figures. I'm thinking I'll put the paper templates on cardboard and tape them on well this time to see how they sit.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #47 on: Sep 12, 2015, 12:47 PM »
Not a bad idea.  Cardboard is a much closer Nalogue to Sintra than paper is   :P

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #48 on: Sep 12, 2015, 08:59 PM »
What Kris said...you can always take more off.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #49 on: Sep 13, 2015, 12:03 AM »
Since I can't work on my armor I worked up a few ammo/other pouches from the scrap fur and leather I had laying around.


Is that ostrich? Looks unique.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #50 on: Sep 13, 2015, 05:32 AM »
I honestly don't know Mercy. I got all my leather out of a scrap bin at SAS fabrics, but I do love that bumpy texture to it. I wish I had picked up more of it!

Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #51 on: Oct 03, 2015, 07:00 PM »
Goodness it has been a while since I added to my thread. I swear I'm not dead! I have been waiting for some things to come in the mail and working on putting together our house more, but now I'm back.

I got my claws made up using some nail claws (oh the things you can find on Amazon!) and personally drafted gloves of stretch material. I'll be wearing fingerless gloves over the top of these. I think they look good personally, but I'm biased because I thought I was being extremely clever.


(pardon the pink lines and the see-throughness, these gloves have been covered with flock since this photo and the issues are covered.)

I did a quick test fit with everything I have so far, including the mask ears and claws. The brown fingerless gloves I am wearing here are not the final gloves. Those are still on their way to me and are black to match my shoes.

I know the plates aren't lined up well here. Tape didn't want to stick to my vest, but I have a better picture of just the chest plates below. I'm not too sure about the fit of the mask. I think it is coming along, but I'm not too sure it looks great.  I have been fussing with it a lot, but I'm not convinced it will ever be as great as I want it to be, just because i'm not a professional mask maker! I'm also not sold on the ears. They looked great until I saw them with the mask. As usual, lining up my ears inside my bucket is an issue, even though these ears were cut smaller than before. I'm considering getting some cat style ears to go directly over my own so I don't have to worry about hiding mine with my hair or catching and bending them on my bucket, but I will have to see how funds look when my build is closer to done.

Still working on the Bondo layers to my bucket. I only had fine grit sandpaper, so going was really slow, but I was able to get out to the store this week so I should hopefully knock that out of the park soon.

I resized the chest pieces once more, and I think they look perfectly sized now, but what do you think? I do think I need to size up the belly a little so it matches the chest better, but that should be easy to do when I lay out templates to cut. (pardon that ugly face I'm making, I just took off the mask and some of the makeup, so I look like a mess  :laugh: )

Think I can start cutting my Sintra?

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #52 on: Oct 03, 2015, 07:57 PM »
Beautiful alien hands <3  I'm rather partial to claws myself, though I went about it a different way :)

When you make your chestplates out of Sintra, you'll have to bend the bottom prongs inwards more than you have them here, and that may be difficult with the way it's faceted. You may wanna play with the templates a wee bit more to see if you can get them to lay a little flatter (you can see what I'm talking about in the "rawr" picture).  Affixing them to your vest will solve some of this issue, but not 100%.

The collar is a wee bit wide, an easy enough fix. You want it to line up evenly with the outside edges of your chestplates, so it needs about an inch(ish?) taken off each side. If you don't wanna take it all from the outside you can cut your template in the middle, take it from there, and tape it back up.


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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #53 on: Oct 03, 2015, 08:36 PM »
Looking really good! Love the faceted look of the chest plates!

I think that rhe chest pieces will be fine once you get them attached to the vest, but I agree with Kavryn about the collar though, you'll need to trim the aides to get them to line up with the top of the chest pieces.

You're making excellent progress, keep it up!

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #54 on: Oct 03, 2015, 08:41 PM »

When you make your chestplates out of Sintra, you'll have to bend the bottom prongs inwards more than you have them here, and that may be difficult with the way it's faceted. You may wanna play with the templates a wee bit more to see if you can get them to lay a little flatter (you can see what I'm talking about in the "rawr" picture).  Affixing them to your vest will solve some of this issue, but not 100%.


I have to say that I share Kavryn's concern.  I love your concept, but I'm concerned that the facets will be very unforgiving as you try to get your plates to work with your form.    Have you considered doing some darts on the sides to help you keep the facet angles but still curve to your body a bit? 

By the way- love what you're doing! 

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #55 on: Oct 18, 2015, 12:20 AM »
Great progress considering what I've done. Lol! I'm happy to see your coming together. Hope we will both have our kits ready by AZ con so we can walk around together like some bad *censored* people! LOL!

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #56 on: Jan 14, 2016, 02:42 AM »
Alright guys, sorry this has been a necro thread for so long. I may not have been posting, but I was working I swear!

I got the spikes I plan to use as heel spurs attached to my shoes. (I still have to figure out how to cover the logo that they are on I know)


I have also been really fed up with the stupid latex mask I did the first time. It just isn't what I wanted at all, so I started over with a new prosthetic build. This time instead of doing latex coats I'm thinking of making a legitimate mold to make a rotocast-esque prosthetic. I am also building up the brows cheeks and nose more this time and really focusing on making it look a bit more sallow and cat like. I think I will also etch fur lines into the clay so I have extra detail to shine through the mask to make it more alive than the last version.


I also have spent a lot of time working on my bucket, and I think it is finally filled in enough that I can play around with ornamentation! I will admit that it is a little rough in places, but I think it gives it character. Since the dents aren't too deep I figured they would look decent as some damage, and because I want to go Beast Tamer once I am OM I need to look a little roughed up and dirty anyway. Here are some pictures with and without flash.



Oh yeah, that is armor in that last picture!
My Sintra came in the mail and I traced and cut out everything but leg armor and gaunts. I also heat formed it all a bit, modified my chest plates in a more flattering way for myself, and roughly beveled all of the edges that I cut since my sintra is thick.

I am really loving the way my chest plates look here as opposed to the cardboard run I did of them originally. I modified the template away from the original a bit and closed the dart differently so it rounded instead of being harshly angular. Do you think I need to cut the belly a little deeper so the top of the belly comes closer to the chest? Does the diamond need to be shortened a bit? Any placement help would be appreciated.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #57 on: Jan 14, 2016, 03:15 AM »
 :o :o :o :o

...& she comes back with vengeance!!!!!

Epic progress ner vod! The helmet looks amazing & the armor is equally awesome! Only thing I might suggest would be to work a little more smoothness into the bucket, other than that, you are DEFINITELY on the right track!

Can't wait to see the next update!

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #58 on: Jan 14, 2016, 07:42 AM »
Tiny bit more smoothing needed on the brow of that helmet, but it is looking fantastic.
And armour wise, you nailed the major spacing issues; spacing round the ab/chest join could do with evening and diamond needs adjusting to better fit the gap you have for it. The top corners of the collar plate also need a bit more flattening to you as they're sticking up a little. If you want to be really picky, could also trim the chest plate sides so that it is the exact same width as the chest plates. Really good progress, looking forward to seeing more.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #59 on: Jan 14, 2016, 09:09 AM »
There are a few builds that get me excited when I see that they have updates. Yours is one of them.

I absolutely love the silhouette of that bucket. It's so feline, and yet so Mandalorian at the same time. If you ever mold it and make copies, I will buy one in a heartbeat.

Can't wait to see what you make next!

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