Something new for Halloween :-)

Discussion in 'MIXED MEDIUM' started by Revell-Fan, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Hi fans,

    Halloween is near and I'm working on a new model for my colleagues.

    Finding the correct shape was a bit tricky since the subject in question can be found in various forms and sizes. Some are more flat, some pointy at the end, but all belong to the same "species" (literally! ;) ).

    Pictures will follow as soon as possible.

    Stay tuned! :)
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    Alright, since picture upload is working again here are the first images of y current project.

    Everything started with a 3D model. It was unfolded and edited in CorelDRAW.

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    The line thickness was changed to 1 mm. Reason for that: I need to reduce the outline a bit because I'm going to use this pattern as a stencil and I need to compensate the larger circumference that is created using a pencil. The pattern is laminated to some card. Then I cut it out following closely the inner rim of the outline. The red lines indicate where the glue flaps are added. The outline was traced on black card.

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    This is how it looked after cutting out. It looks like a flat battlestar but I can assure you, it is not. ;)

    The first assembly was successful and produced this:

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    This shape was the best compromise between height and width. It took me several attempts to get this far:

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    Next I pinned some paper maché balls to a styrofoam plate with tooth picks and painted them black.

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    Do you guess what it will become in the end? :)

    Stay tuned! :)
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  3. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Darth Vader caught under a snow drift? ;)
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  4. Revell-Fan

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    :animated::animated::animated:

    I think I'll have to consider my original plan..! :D

    But no, nothing related to a known franchise. ;)
  5. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Ants, with big ballz?
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    CORRECT! :D:Drinks:
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    Oh bollocks, I got that wrong.
  8. zathros

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    Wow!! I can't believe I finally figured out one of these!! ;)
  9. Revell-Fan

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    Congratulations, pal! And now you have to guess WHERE the balls will go..! ;) :D
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    I can think of a couple of places.. Lots of balls, you'll need a few sacks!! :)
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  11. Revell-Fan

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    Geez, are you psychic? How do you know about the sacks???:cool:;)
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    Our spooky endeavour continues and you can already see a group of bugs standing by. They look a bit like the meat eating beetles from "The Mummy" (Brendan Fraser version). ;)

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    Some chenille sticks are prepared. Eight sticks are glued to a bug, four to each side. Glue is applied and left to cure for a few minutes. Then the sticks are pressed on to it.

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    Then the first ball is tackled. Glue is applied, left to cure for a minute and then pressed on the bug's body.

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    To be continued! :)

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    Those look really good so far!
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    --- GRRRRR!!!-I-WILL-COME-AND-GET-YOU!!! ----

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    :D
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    The legs are bent into their intended positions - et voilĂ :

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    It's a SPIDER! :)

    A simple paper stencil is used to add a cross on her back. This is necessary to center the marking properly. I drew a cross with a pencil right into the middle of the stencil and then traced it roughly with a silver marker. It is not necessary to be exact; the crosses on real spiders are seldomly drawn with the help of a ruler. ;)

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    There's a lot of spiders in the box!

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    But wait a moment - something's missing...

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    Yep, THOSE EYES!

    Since I found it somewhat too weird to engulf the whole head in eyes I chose to use only one pair of them on each spider head.

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    Are you looking at me? :)
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  16. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Those look GREAT!!!
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  17. Revell-Fan

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    Of course a spider needs something to make a web. A series of 10 cm long strings are glued to a cardboard rectangle ...

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    ... which is then attached to the "rear" of the animal.

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    Now she is ready to attack her prey: SWEETS IN BAGGIES!!!

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    They are wrapped in (artificial Halloween) spider webs.

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  18. Revell-Fan

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    And DONE! :)

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    The spiders are now on their way to their new homes. The string can be used to hang them from the ceiling, for example. :)
  19. micahrogers

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    too damn cute.... why didn't I think of something like that for All Hallows Eve...
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  20. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Wondewfull to every detail Revel-Fann, I love that:)
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