Gears of War Anthony and Clayton Carmine WIP, picture heavy. *updated/cleaned OP*

blackluc

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Re: Gears of War Anthony and Clayton Carmine WIP

I removed most of the imperfections and I now have a pretty solid base. I will try to remove the remaining ones at the end.

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I am now starting the detailing part *sigh* and here's my draft of what I have to do. I will probably to a little bit less than that, since my friend is paying me for this helmet and I am already over what I told him (and I feel too bad to charge him more, I even stopped counting most of my time working on it)

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I taped the back of the helmet to add some bondo

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It really did not go well, but after some work, here's the result

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I added something else (not sanded yet)

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Now this was HELL to do. I had to remove it while it's still a bit soft, but I didn't. The bondo was really hard and I had a lot of trouble.

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It's not perfect, but I think it's nice (not sanded yet)

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XenoPhanatiK

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Dude this is great work. The gnasher and boots are really impressive as well. Are you also hitting the gym to fully get into character? I've always shy'd away from a GoW build because all the characters have ridiculous physiques haha. Of course when cosplaying, you should have fun and it doesn't matter what you look like, but it always tops off the character well and is a nice touch.

Either way, awesome job. Hope you add led lights onto the cog armor eventually!
 

blackluc

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Re: Gears of War Anthony and Clayton Carmine WIP

Dude this is great work. The gnasher and boots are really impressive as well. Are you also hitting the gym to fully get into character? I've always shy'd away from a GoW build because all the characters have ridiculous physiques haha. Of course when cosplaying, you should have fun and it doesn't matter what you look like, but it always tops off the character well and is a nice touch.

Either way, awesome job. Hope you add led lights onto the cog armor eventually!
I am going as Anthony Carmine which is probably the smallest COG. Cool armor, but not a tough guy and I have the perfect shape for him. As for my friend going as Clayton, well, he did indeed hit the gym, but he is already a really tall guy and pretty tough. That's why we are going as this combo. It's perfect for us. Still, I have no idea how it's going to look on him... But probably better than the other cosplays of that character (no offense intended, I jsut want people to have fun!).
 

blackluc

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Re: Gears of War Anthony and Clayton Carmine WIP

Hey people.

Much progress with my chest piece! But not done yet.

Started by building up the front
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Then the back, which wasn't easy
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After a lot of work
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and more work!
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I still have things to add and I'm aware that the kind of strap in the middle of the back looks strange. I did it more accurate and it just did not look good at all, so I ripped it off and glued a new stripe. Still a bit odd, but I'll try to add a few details that will make it look better.
 

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Harri51

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My wife just said she wants to meet you to shack your hand for making armor from her game look so awesome. On my note. This is one hell of a Gears build.
 

blackluc

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My wife just said she wants to meet you to shack your hand for making armor from her game look so awesome. On my note. This is one hell of a Gears build.
Thank you! Yes it's indeed a hell of a build. One costume would be fine, but making two at the same time.... :O
 

blackluc

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big progress update regarding the clayton carmine helmet!

Started to add details
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Battle damage
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And then... !!!
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While posting these pictures, I realised that I forgot a few details I planned, other than that, it's pretty much done. Maybe a little bit more sanding or spot putty, but this thing is taking too much time already and I have way more stuff to do!

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I'm going to make a short video for my kickstarter campaign of this helmet run and I went over the details with a sharpie so the camera gets it better.

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blackluc

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Base coat done. Looking great, it's probably my best paint job... except one spot where the spray acted weird.. And that spot is aweful. I will have to sand it. Plus, it was my second can, the first one was defective and I had to return it.. I guess I wasn't so lucky today.

Anyway, so here's the base layer which is hammered silver:

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blackluc

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Shoulder pads ready for plastidip. Not so proud of them.. That line in the middle is aweful and not accurate, the real ones do not have that, but it was just easier for me. They will do the job for now.

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On a side note, I really need to clean this thread. It's a mess. I'll take some time soon enough to update the opening post with current progress.
 

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Black Underdog5

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DUDE that looks so cool :)
Can't wait to see more pictures of it.

Ps: What did you use for the lighting / can you see out of it with them on?
 

blackluc

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Today I'll probably make a video about it and tonight some good pictures will be taken, not the usual cellphone pictures :)

The eyes were made with instamorph. It was my first time using that and wow, it's incredible! Heat it, shape it and stick it! I used some for each LED, plus to mount the fan and the switches. And yes, I can see. There's slits underneath the eyes :) here's a quick selfie

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NoMaybeYes

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Man I wish I could afford the money to buy a mold off you if you did. I really like A. Carmines helmet.
 

Alkatraz

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That is a truly impressive helmet, you never see too many Gears costumes around here. Good job on the lighting too.
 

blackluc

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Thanks guys :)

Here is a video about it that I made today. And btw, if any of you have any questions I'll be happy to answer!

NoMaybeYes this one is C. Carmine's helmet, not A. Carmine. I am working on that one though! If you want this one, checkout my kickstarter campaign! If ever it doesn't work, we can still manage something ;)

As for Anthony's helmet, here is what I did today. It's not done, but I've added much more details.

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