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Vote for which Pakari Color! (BIG Progress update)

Posted by BULiK , in Progress Updates Nov 11 2012 · 122 views

Okay, So here is the progress I've achieved this weekend:

For the Greek helmet: I glued a small strip of paper between the two sides of the cheek plates to keep them in the correct positions while my grandfather will paper mache the helmet (hopefully) this week. We've also hot glued two pieces of the same foam/cardboard hybrid I used to support the companion cube (Credit goes to him for that brilliant Idea) to the cheek plates. I'm touching up a bit of the lining on the bottom by re-glueing a few tabs that weren't entirely glued properly. I also printed out the two pieces of the back head twice again, which I assembled yesterday as makeshift shoulder plates. My grandfather said that sometime after it's fully paper mached we can buy some metallic bronze paint to paint the armor. Also, it seems less big now than I originally thought, so I'm glad about it's current size. I'm hoping sometime I can figure out how some other people are able to to Incredible detail like some people have put on this thing I found in a google search. (I wish I knew how people did that!)

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Helmet in comparison to shoulder plates.
Tie between cheeks.
Foam/cardboard slices.
Primed shoulder plates.


For the Companion Cube: Recently I've just been adding more layers of light grey paint to the corners and sides of the Companion Cube, So there hasn't been much progress for that overall.

For the Pakari: Last weekend Due to a commercial paper mache that is sorta like clay (And takes 50 times longer to dry) we have paper mached the pakari to my satisfaction. We have Primed over the paper mache and now I just need to paint it to finish the job. That's the problem. I'm not sure what color I should paint it, So I want to hear your opinion, for that might influence my overall decision. I'm split between painting it Light blue like Takua or Black like Onua (Although I'm leaning towards Takua). So it would be nice if you would comment your opinions on which color you like best.

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Re-Primed backside.

For the Kualsi: We are adding the same /foam/cardboard thingie on the long pieces of the kualsi for stabiltity, and Repriming it.

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Cardboard/Foam Slices placing.


Also, on a more unrelated note, I have beat my current save file in Hammerfight (Without any uses of the gold Bulla B-)) after a few weekends of toiling away for the glory and honor of doing so. I might retrace my steps and do the other story combinations for fun sometime.

Unfortunately due to budget constraints, I don't have enough cardstock to make anything else until I'm resupplied in january, so until then I'll focus on painting, paper macheing, and whatnot on the projects I already have finished. When I do get resupplied in January, My order of projects from then on will be: Portal gun, Steel sword, Ancient Nord torso armor, and then the Nightingale blade. By then I'll probably have found something else to do after that :P.

Also, In late January My grandfather has decided that he will buy either a new Macbook Pro or a Mac Air, so he will let me use his old mac in my room then :D.

Please comment your opinions and other thoughts.

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CrunchbiteNuva
Nov 11 2012 11:21 AM
for the greek helmet example, I believe that they used some kind of epoxy sculpt and put that over their base helmet and used their fingers or a round object to do the detail. Epoxy might be a bit expenisive, but I think you can use paper clay for the same effect as long as you seal it afterwards.

Also, the support structures, I've seen some files where the modelers put triangular tubes instead of flat strips and I do feel that triangular tubes are more stable. Just a tip for you.

Pakari, I always wanted to try to paint one that would look wooden but Takua's mask would be good also or purple :D

Good luck on all the builds!
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for the greek helmet example, I believe that they used some kind of epoxy sculpt and put that over their base helmet and used their fingers or a round object to do the detail. Epoxy might be a bit expenisive, but I think you can use paper clay for the same effect as long as you seal it afterwards.

Also, the support structures, I've seen some files where the modelers put triangular tubes instead of flat strips and I do feel that triangular tubes are more stable. Just a tip for you.

Pakari, I always wanted to try to paint one that would look wooden but Takua's mask would be good also or purple :biggrin:

Good luck on all the builds!

Thanks for the ideas. I also had an epiphany earlier; the same commercial paper Mache I've been trying out -which really, is like clay, but lighter and simpler to work with- would be great to coat the helmet and cover the seams made by glueing as well as add detail :D. I've really seen the amazing power of this substance just a few minutes ago when my grandfather was using it to sculpt hills and rocks on the Model train layout he is working on.

Thanks for the tips.
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Wow all these projects look great! As for the color of the pakari, I would suggest something bright or colorful to make sure that people can see all of the little details. So either Takua's color or a orangish color (for Nuparu).
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