lørdag 15. november 2014

Commissar Cap Warhammer 40k.

I just finished my second commission hat this year, a Commissar Cap from Warhammer 40k. The one ordering it gave me a lot of freedom regarding the style to make, since there are several version and few really good reference photos. 

First off, I needed a pattern. This is the front and top of the hat. 

Then I traced my pattern over to my support material (cardboard) and covered it up with fabric. 

With all parts covered in fabric it is time to put the parts together. I had a high focus on making the seems pretty on both outside and inside of the hat. 

Ready to stitch up

Red ribbons will hide some of the attachment points. 

Top is being attached.

And another red ribbon is added. The brim is also made with a cardboard support bade covered in black lacquered fabric. 

Trimmed down and ready for golden decor ribbons.

Gold ribbon added. 

But this hat has a ridiculously large emblem in front. That is made by making a base shape out of cardboard. It will be attached to the hat using leather bolts, so those will be incorporated into the emblem ion front. 

The flat details are made with 2 mm foam mat. 

The skull is sculpted in clay. 

Then the entire thing is covered in worbla, painted gold and weathered with dark brown acrylic paint. 

The end result is a over-dimensioned hat. 

The second it was done I had to run over to deliver it to the ones who ordered it, because it was gift being presented at a party. So I only get to take a few selfies while wearing it. 

tirsdag 11. november 2014

Demon Hunter - painting and detailing armor

So all of the parts of this costumes is now done and ready for paint. See here for build tutorials; Chest plate, leg armor, pauldrons, helmet, Shield and bracer

Worbla needs to be primed. To get a smooth surface you need about 10 layers of gesso or a thick layer of wood glue. Since I wanted a rougher surface for my "steel forged" armor I didn't have to prime so much. And this time I even used a spray filler (mostly for cars) in two layers. For some details I added glue and gesso to even out imperfections. 

Then I spray painted all parts (this saved me a lot of time). I altered by spraying dark grey metallic and misting silver and gold over that as a baseas a base. Several metallic hues gies more depth to your paint job. 

So many techniques.
Then it is time for details, weathering, battle damage, hightights and clear coating. 

First up I painted all teh gold parts with a brush. And took my dremel and added battle scars.

Here you can see on the right the same thigh with weathering (black paint smudged on) and on the left with both weathering and highlights (with a silver marker). 

The gold was also hightlighted with a gold marker. 

Lastly I sealed all the details with a clear coat. 

Really flat people on our beds (Next to mine is Karin Olava's Hunter from Destiny)

Hehe, I thought this was funny

Now that all the armor parts are done, maybe I should make a post about the textile parts of the costume and how it is attached to my body. 

Demon Hunter Cosplay

The first edition of the costume it done and here are a few photos. 
Photo by H. Nyhus 

Photo by H. Nyhus 

Photo by H. Nyhus

Photo by Filip Pilthammar

Photo by Filip Pilthammar

The result was 22 different armor pieces, most I have ever made before. See for build tutorials here; Chest plateleg armor, pauldrons, helmet, automatic crossbow Shield and bracer

The Erring Sisters