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 Post subject: Quasimodo V2 by CSMacLaren & Bookface
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:37 pm 
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After a long time not posting anything major, I'm very pleased to share a tremendous labor of love: Quasimodo V2. Many of you have tracked my work in progress thread of the Quasimodo V1 which, in essence, is a completely resculpted GH ANH face and a remastered Don Post Classic Action dome. The V2 involved yet another slew of resculpting, replacement and original work to over 16 areas on top of the original 16+ areas of heavy rework, thus combinging two generations of working to produce this fan sculpt.

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Whereas V1 was bringing a helmet to life, the vision of V2 was to create a full armored bust so that from mask to helmet ("dome") to chestplate and shoulder guards ("bells"), the combination would result in an artistic whole that had both structural and aesthetic continuity, as I felt the combination was necessary to recreate the presence and essence of the character.

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Because my work has now been regarded by costumers with the 501st Legion Sith Lord Detachment, I've had to additionally consider funtionality and fit from a wearer's perspective. Whereas so many helmet and armor makes fail because they are piece-mealed and don't work together due to warpage and weirdness, my approach with V2 allowed me to recreate the posture and side profile of Vader, while providing costumers a degree of front-to-back balance and wearing comfort for people of average size (42-44" plus or minus, whereas Prowse was size 50").

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Overall, I'm very pleased with how Quasimodo V2 ANH comes across. The V1 already had a strong ANH vibe to it, thanks to bookface's meticulous paint work. As a fan sculpt, the V2 does fairly well when compared against the original:

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It also holds its own against the eFX. The eFX is a great helmet, but due to its shape relies on certain camera distances and angles to realize an optimal look. Overall, the V2 has more of that "stepped off the screen" look that I've coveted when I joined the fan community 8 years ago.

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Hope you'll enjoy this as much as I've had fun making it. Making it to work in tandem with the armor was very rewarding. The armor - which we call "Bookface Armor" - also works with my entry level Darth Ugly helmet, the difference being the higher end paint finish to the Quasimodo helmets are extended to the armor, whereas when paired with Darth Ugly, the armor is given the same entery level paint finish as Ugly.

For those interested, please note that I'm only the sculptor in that I'm donating my work to the project. A portion of the proceeds goes to help a fellow fan with disabilities. Please contact propmaker Bookface directly. I'm not part of the financial or transactional picture, but I can answer questions of a sculpting nature only.

Bookface can be reached on RPF here: http://www.therpf.com/members/bookface/

501st members can reach him on 501stSithLords.com here: http://forum.501stsithlords.com/index.php?showuser=4230


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 Post subject: Re: Quasimodo V2 by CSMacLaren & Bookface
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:37 am 
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Great looking helmet. Really seems to work well with the armor also.
Still looking around but ultimately I'd like to get a ANH and an ESB Vader lid to go with my ESB and ROTJ Fett helmets .At 5'10" I just could never pull off a costume I'd wear. Though I suppose a mannequin could do the trick.


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 Post subject: Re: Quasimodo V2 by CSMacLaren & Bookface
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:09 pm 
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I've missed quite a lot since I've been away.

Bloody incredible work, congratulations to both Mac and Bookface on this project.

Was the armour a complete new sculpt or based on another piece?

Looks great :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: Quasimodo V2 by CSMacLaren & Bookface
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:37 pm 
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MacClaren and Bookface have been busy. Their new ROTJ helmet looks to be finished. And it's pretty damn beautiful. :)

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hp ... e=57829FD8

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hp ... e=578A9592

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hp ... e=57B6F10E

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 Post subject: Re: Quasimodo V2 by CSMacLaren & Bookface
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:18 pm 
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That is a very nice looking helmet indeed! I ordered an ESB but I'm on the fence for changing it up to an ROTJ just for a display piece...


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 Post subject: Re: Quasimodo V2 by CSMacLaren & Bookface
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:19 am 
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For those tuning in, Quasimodo is a sculpture as opposed to a prop replica. The sculpt and paint are an artistic whole to recreate the presence and emotion of the character as a fine arts endeavor between myself and Bookface. As a sculpture, it's also wearable.

Enjoy!

ANH and ESB

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V2 ESB and V2 ROTJ

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ESB:

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ROTJ:

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ROTJ full bust:

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 Post subject: Re: Quasimodo V2 by CSMacLaren & Bookface
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:08 am 
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Both are incredible, congratulations to you both :salut


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 Post subject: Re: Quasimodo V2 by CSMacLaren & Bookface
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:08 am 
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Indeed, the overall look is very harmonic and nailed it to RotJ.
Very nice , clean work. :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: Quasimodo V2 by CSMacLaren & Bookface
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:59 am 
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Superb helmets :thumbsup
Or like my girl would say: "They are the same" :hehe-err


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 Post subject: Re: Quasimodo V2 by CSMacLaren & Bookface
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 7:13 am 
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Can you please tell me exactly which paints you used for your ROTJ Vader helmet? Especially the particular gray paint that you used. Thank you so much.


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 Post subject: Re: Quasimodo V2 by CSMacLaren & Bookface
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:30 pm 
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Nice work both.


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 Post subject: Re: Quasimodo V2 by CSMacLaren & Bookface
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:49 pm 
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sithlord1977 wrote:
Can you please tell me exactly which paints you used for your ROTJ Vader helmet? Especially the particular gray paint that you used. Thank you so much.


Sorry but in how many thread's more you wanted to ask for the best paint for your RotJ helmet projekt?

black-pearl-vs-dupli-color-vs-tamiya-gun-metals-vt1059.html
correct-gunmetal-for-rotj-vader-helmet-vt5092.html
the-rotj-vader-paint-tone-and-reflectivity-vt4625.html

Not needed to spam in each mummy thread for this, we have a search function here and all the info you are looking for is here on the board.
Otherwise you can use the PM function as well. :wink:

No harm meant.


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 Post subject: Re: Quasimodo V2 by CSMacLaren & Bookface
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:34 am 
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I'm just asking in strings related to the topic. This string I asked because the Quasimodo ROTJ is spectacular and I'd like to know what was used. I'm not spamming. Just gaining knowledge. No harm intended.


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