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Blackwell's Destiny Warlock build log

Discussion in 'Non-Halo Costumes and Props' started by mblackwell1002, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Austin3991


    Looks awesome dude! I always loved playing a Warlock might have to build me one at some point
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  2. Spartan55


    This is looking amazing. You could say it's the nova bomb..... yeah that was a bad joke

    I need to myself a copy of that dictionary.... probably should make one for me as well...... BANNA!!!!
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  3. Dirtdives


    There is a copy here......but it hasn't been updated in a while. and yes......that was a terrible joke.
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  4. mblackwell1002


    Ok, folks. So I have quite a large update to share with you all.

    First off, the coat is almost done. I saw BlazedStarbon finishing up her coat, so I decided to resume some progress on mine. And that, ladies and gentlemen is where I have impressed myself the most. I am so pleased with this thing, but there is still a lot to work on still. This is my first time sewing, so I couldn't be prouder.
    Costume 2.jpg
    I hope you fellow guardians like it as much as I do.

    And here's my new shoulder armor:
    shoulder 2.jpg
    I'm pretty pleased with this one as well. Some of the seams opened up a little bit after heat-gunning and plasti-dipping, but I am still very happy with it.
    I tried my best to do some nice fine-detailing, and I think I succeeded in doing that.
    I also used my Dremel to smooth out and chamfer some corners for a cool dimensional effect:
    But the process was not without its difficulties. The big fin was super hard to secure at first, as it was connected by two very small contact points.
    I strengthened the fin by putting some screws in there. It worked pretty well, and I was surprised the screws didn't rip the foam.
    shoulder 1.JPG
    All in all, I'm super stoked about the final product. I'm seeing what it will look like, and I have a very good feeling about it. I should definitely be capable of knocking this project out before Jet City Comic Show in October.

    Thanks for looking, and I hope to see some of you at Jet City Comic Show!

    of course, pick up a copy of Destiny 2, guardians!
  5. BlazedStarbon

    BlazedStarbon RCO 405th Regiment Officer

    That coat is amazing! (I'm cheating big time with mine. Just about finished here)
    Did you use a pattern for the coat? My mistake has been free-handing everything. :notworthy:

    You have some skills, my friend! That foam work is superb as well!
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  6. mblackwell1002


    Well, I used a pattern I bought from Jo-Ann's, made that coat out of muslin, and modified it a TON to fit what I wanted it to be. It's pretty much unrecognizable from the original pattern. I added a few seams, but removed and altered the old seams that I wanted to keep.

    And thank you. I tried to take it slow to make the coat as good as it can be with my skill level. I still have the other sleeve and the fuzzy collar to do, though. Those will be tough. And the pants...I'll just buy some. I have no idea what I'll wear underneath the coat for a shirt. I'll probably make my own Traveler t-shirt for the heck of it. I've been practicing with other t-shirt stencils with some fabric paints, because the coat has a blue and orange stripe across it that I will add. That will be tricky considering the quilted fabric...

    Once again, thanks for the compliments. I pride myself in my foam work. :p
  7. PerniciousDuke

    PerniciousDuke RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Great work on the coat. Hoping to get a picture in the light a little more, but from what I can see you've got some sewing skills to add to your arsenal. Keep it up!
  8. mblackwell1002


    Allllriggght, folks! I'll drop off some pictures for you all!

    Awkward weaponless pose #1!
    A few fellow guardians were there as well!
    Hunter 2.JPG Hunter 1.JPG
    The blue and white hunter happened to be the 405th's very own Huntress217.
    And I also met up with Thom A293 (above) and PerniciousDuke.

    Duke was (sadly) costume-less...and I didn't take any pictures of him, sadly. Not entirely sure if he would appreciate me taking random pictures of him anyway.:p

    Anywho, after the costume contest (which I got honorable mention) Huntress (who earned 3rd place(y)) and I took some fun pictures:
    Dab.JPG Serious Face.JPG
    Overall, I had a lot of fun.

    Thanks for looking, everyone!


  9. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    Looks like a good time. And the warlock looks killer, nice job
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  10. BlazedStarbon

    BlazedStarbon RCO 405th Regiment Officer

    Well done on the warlock! Congratulations on getting an honourable mention in the contest, too!
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  11. Huntress217


    Hell yeah! You looked so great buddy. It was awesome to meet you too!
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  12. mblackwell1002


    This build is not over!

    Doing some last minute stuff for ECCC.

    First off, finished up that hand cannon. Paintjob, laser cut grips, etc.
    May I mention that laser cut rubber looks awesome?

    Second, I finally added a visor.
    Seeing through the thing is a bit odd...the center of the visor is very curved, resulting in a lot of distortion. Will be experimenting in the future.

    Third, I bought some decent gloves.

    Fourth, I bought some baklava.
    Wait. I mean, balaclava.

    Either way, some more legitimate upgrades are in planning.

    Some new leg armor is in planning:
    I will be sewing them, or commissioning a friend to sew them. A trade, probably. Fallout 4 mini nuke and fusion core in exchange for some fancy pants? Seems fair to me. :D

    My plan for the glowing stuff is to make some laser-etched acrylic armor. It should capture the light pretty well, imo. Recommendations and tips are appreciated. If no one has done something like this, i'll just take one for the team, then.

    A new forearm set, warlock bond, and possibly helmet may be in order. The costume is currently a D1-D2 mix. I want to change that. Before I go making new arms, I want to wait for D2 expansion 2 to see if there's any new armor worth making.

    And lastly, I'm working on a sniper rifle known as "Darci".
    darci sr.png
    A pretty fun sniper rifle. I really dig the interesting look.

    That's all for now, folks. Til progress starts a flowin'.
  13. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    Handcannon xame our sweet!! Now with all the new touches I want to see a full suit up pic with it!
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  14. PerniciousDuke

    PerniciousDuke RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    That handcannon is sick! Paint job on it is outstanding. Did you laser cut the rubber yourself?
  15. Schankerz


    Oooo those Transversive Steps are gonna be an interesting challenge, looking forward to seeing you pull that off. And D.A.R.C.I. is a very cool choice for a main weapon, I don't think I've seen someone make it yet so that should be neat!
  16. mblackwell1002


    Thanks! I'll post some pics later today or tomorrow. I'm so tired of taking awkward weaponless photos, so these will look way better with a prop of some sort, surely.
    Thanks, dood! Yes, I laser cut the rubber myself. Super happy with the end result.
    Yea, I think they'll be a bit of a challenge. I'm a wee bit worried, but I have a general idea of what I need to do. The effect definitely won't be perfect, but I think it will be kinda cool.

    I'm pretty excited for Darci. A lot of people say it's awful as a weapon, but I enjoy that spicy fire rate. lol. Already working on some 3D models for it. Going for a MDF base with laser cut and 3D printed details.
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  17. mblackwell1002


    Quick photo drop:
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  18. PerniciousDuke

    PerniciousDuke RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    I'm so bummed I didn't get to take a photo with you! After I saw you I came back and you were gone, I looked every where on that floor.

    Just in the quick moment I saw you though I could tell that the improvements you made really uped the look of your suit. Nice job.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2018
  19. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    Nice job Blackwell I’d have to agree photos seem much less awkward with a prop!!! Like duke said I think the small improvements looked great. They really added a lot to the suit.
  20. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

    I was facebook creepin and I saw your photo dump. 10/10 my dude.

    Look into EL Wire for the squiggly lace. Laser cut acrylic could be really fun for the shin armour, I'm not sure how well it'll survive stomping around for hours on end but hey, it'll look rad.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2018
  21. Schankerz


    Dude I too can see a lot of improvement from last time, glad to see you met up with a so many fellow guardians!

    Gotta say though, I’ve never met a Warlock with sneakers before...how odd o_O
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2018
  22. Dirtdives


    Does that make him a sneaky Warlock? :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  23. Schankerz


    I think you’re spot on sir, a very sneaky Warlock indeed.
  24. mblackwell1002


    Yeah, that's one of the reasons i'm building some new legs. So new pants, leg armor, and shoes/boots will be in the future.

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