Heavy/Scratch: Fiberglass G1 Bludgeon Wearable helmet.

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  1. Viper_486

    Viper_486 Cobraaa!

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    Greetings all.
    Just dropped in to show off the final results of a true labor of love.
    The G1 Comics (Furman years) are some of my all time favorite conics of the entire TF Mythos.
    And from these, is my favorite villainous leader of the Decepticons; Bludgeon.

    I have wanted a Bludgeon prop for years for display in my toy room, and finally, over this winter have brought that dream to life after a few years of slow starts and stops between other work.

    Helm is complete, and on display, and the clay sculpt of the skull head will be produced in silicone rubber and will grace a bust for display, as well as my head at cons in the not too distant future, when I am done making his armor.

    Now enough of my rambling, here are pics!

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  2. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Oh, WOW!
     
  3. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    DAMN this NEEDS to be in RADICON's... perfect!!!
     
  4. Rodentus prime

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    That is so cool! the helmet could maybe do with a little dirtying up though.
     
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    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    neat!
     
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    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Very impressive. I bet when Halloween comes some body going as Bludgeon.
     
  7. Viper_486

    Viper_486 Cobraaa!

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    I wanted a 'pristine' gallery first.
    The one for my room is forthcoming, with dirt, grime, damage, and one tip of the crest missing.
    I'll debut that one when the mask is finished.
     
  8. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    Came in expecting something laughable.

    Left after seeing something amazing. WOW.
     
  9. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Sweet as!
     
  10. Chaos Muffin

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    How in the hell did you make that? Did you use a machine? Every ridge is so smooth.

    Can't tell how many pieces it is. Two or four? Looks like it was all perfectly cut from one big piece of fiberglass.
    I don't have your skills, but would love to know what I need to start practicing at something like this.
     
  11. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    I can't speak for Viper, but I know when I do my fiberglass work, I work with small pieces of the fiberglass mat cut up, then I start my laying of the glass. Once that's cured, I sand down any rough or uneven edges and then start applying my Bondo coat which winds up being the pristine surface, it fills any and all gaps. It's the sanding stage that really plays into what your final piece looks like.

    Granted, everything above is for when I work from scratch, if you are casting fiberglass parts from a mold, then it is totally different.

    Viper, great job on this man, there aren't too many prop builders here on the boards, so it always brings a smile to my face when I see another prop builder.
     
  12. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Absolutely love it!! Fantastic work and of course I love the color!! :thumb  :thumb 
     
  13. Viper_486

    Viper_486 Cobraaa!

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    Thanks for the compliments and kudos guys.
    I dont get much time for myself or my own stuff due to my studios workload, but i kinda snuck this one in, since I have been trying to make one for about 7 years now, but till a month ago, it only lived on the wall, as a series of sketches on one of the studios reference boards.
    Parts were all hand sculpted by me, then cast.
    Entire helm is fiberglass except the crest, as I only use resin for non structural pieces in the props I build.

    I already have his sword completed.
    Did that several months ago.

    Now its on to the sculpting of the arms and legs.

    Am hoping to have the full suit done and ready to wear by Dragoncon this year.
    Still likely to happen unless we get buried in more film work.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is awesome!

    (It just goes in Customs :) )
     
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    Perfecto!
     
  16. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

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    DANG DUDE. You have no idea how badly I'd want to assault that with an airbursh. This looks killer, can't wait to see final pics. I think the skull could have been stylized more, but as it is this is looking really nice.
     
  17. Viper_486

    Viper_486 Cobraaa!

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    Thanks for the compliments!

    The skull was sculpted like it was because my production studio plans to offer the skull as a production piece, and we are trying to get the largest amount of use out of the sculpt as possible.
    If I had been investing half a grand into materials for just on single mask, I'd have went with his *exact* comic look. ;) 

    As it is, everything we do is planned for maximum cost effectiveness, and maximized return on investment.

    Am hoping to start on the armor right after Joecon.
     

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