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Author:  No Humor Man [ Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:14 pm ]
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Okay, finished the face. Am now working on the reveal scars.

Base model on the left and reveal scar detail version on the right. Having previously used the Illusive Concepts bust for reference for the scar, it was a little difficult to get used to how different the original screen used scar looks. Not sure I nailed it, but I'll keep working on it.

Image, on Flickr

Author:  No Humor Man [ Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:21 pm ]
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Added a new picture. Since these are supposed to be old scars and the scars Mike Warren sculpted on the original piece that he scanned for me which Sean then reworked, were a little soft and old looking, I felt I needed to soften my added scars to make them look older and blend them more with the already existing scars.

Image, on Flickr

For anyone not familiar with the reveal details I've been working on here's a picture to show a comparison between the Illusive Concepts bust which I was using as reference before and the original sculpt prosthetic used in the movie.

Image, on Flickr

Can't say I got it 100% accurate, but I think it turned out fairly well.

Author:  DarthDavid90 [ Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:55 pm ]
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Good work, you can see the difference for the better!

Author:  No Humor Man [ Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:52 am ]
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Thanks.

Worked a little on the cheek scar. Think I made a pretty good start.

Image, on Flickr

Have been cleaning out my spare room, so I can get the new printer up and running... but it's taking longer than I hoped.

Author:  No Humor Man [ Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:41 pm ]
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The following is a test of doing the hair. I'll have to start over because I didn't get the angle of the parting line correct and it will be impossible to fix because I did the hair directly on the sculpt instead of a separate model. I just wanted to see how it would look. I may try the separate model approach and rough in the basic hairline shape and see how it goes.

Image, on Flickr

Will likely be able to finally unpack my resin printer tomorrow and put it together. Won't be able to print, though, but at least things are getting closer to the first test prints.

Author:  No Humor Man [ Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:06 am ]
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Am slowly but surely getting everything ready for the first test print on the new printer. Hope to have some good news soon.

Author:  No Humor Man [ Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:01 pm ]
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Have ordered one of the last bits I needed before I start printing. I'll be a bit busy during some days of the week, but will hopefully have a test print shortly after I receive it, if all goes well.

Author:  DarthDavid90 [ Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:52 pm ]
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I am very curious to see the first prints, I look forward to it! :thumbsup

Author:  teecrooz [ Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:20 pm ]
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I’ve been watching the progress for a while now and really enjoy these updates. Would be a great addition to any collection.

Author:  Turrican [ Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:51 pm ]
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DarthDavid90 wrote:
I am very curious to see the first prints, I look forward to it! :thumbsup


Jup, just can agree :cheers

Author:  No Humor Man [ Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:53 am ]
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First test print is happening now. I'll know more in 7 hours and 47 minutes. EEK. This is kinda exciting. Similar to when I tried out the filament printer, which I'm still mesmerized watching when it prints, as it is still the closest thing to magic for me. And it's science.

Author:  DarthDavid90 [ Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:20 am ]
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Great, curiosity is going up! Show us some photos when they're ready! :cool:

Author:  No Humor Man [ Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:24 am ]
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Update: I may need to tweak the settings, as I'm getting lines in the print. It also has some areas where it didn't print, such as the bottom rear section of the raised ridge on the dome and a flat spot at the top where the print finished. From a distance it looks perfect, but those lines will show up when you paint it. It may lessen if you use filler primer or go over it with a light amount of filler and wipe away the excess pretty quickly to build up the recessed grooves, to make the surface more uniform. I didn't sand down the support studs, which is why the bottom skirt edge looks so raggedy. It works... though probably needs some tweaks to perfect it... however... I reacted to it in a bad way, even when wearing protection. I'll try one more time... but if it's the same result, then this option is out. Sadly.

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Author:  DarthDavid90 [ Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:50 am ]
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Wow looks really beautiful from the photos! If I understand correctly, do you have an intolerance to the resins? Have you tried with a complete protective mask, which also covers eyes and face in addition to the airway?

Author:  No Humor Man [ Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:35 am ]
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Yeah, I reacted to the resin in a bad way. I was using a carbon filter mask and handling everything with nitrile gloves. Guess I'm simply not supposed to do these kinds of things.

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