Friday, September 20, 2013

Shalamayne Update

Going with a leather wrap for Shalamayne's handle. There actually is leather wrapped around the handle under all that string. I'm giving it about 24 hours to dry then I'll remove the string.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Varian Wrynn - Shoulder Armor (Before & After)

Here is the near complete lion pauldron next to a papercraft model. Yes, the finished one started as nothing more than folded paper.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Painting the hilt of Shalamayne

My first attempt for painting the hilt was to use a base coat of yellow, then dry brush various shades of gold metallic paint. But that didn't work at all.

Metallic paint doesn't give good coverage, so it ended up a splotchy mess.

I redid the base coat with gold spray paint. It looks pretty good and hopefully I'll be able to add shadows and highlights using acrylic paint over it.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Varian Wrynn Bracers - Talons

It took me a while to come up with a plan on how to create the talons for Varian Wrynn's bracers. Really, the talons are what kept me from building the bracers before now. What I ended up doing was cutting a piece of pink insulation foam and sanding that into the general shape. The talons on the bracers are built from shaped insulation foam, then covered with Worbla.

On the left us my first attempt (without a foam core) which really didn't work. It looks like a tube with a point on the end. :)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Missing Files Found!

Years ago I published the "plans" I created for my Hyperion Gunblade. After a few server moves, the links to these files "broke". Now I have the files available again.

Sorry it took so long, please let me know if you have any trouble with the pdfs.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Varian Cosplay - Belt Update 3

Here you can see how the pieces of the belt are going to come together. The image on the left is taken from the in-game model, the right are the pieces I'm building.

I think this is the first picture I've posted showing some of the fabric pieces of this costume.

Varian Wrynn Cosplay - Belt Update 2

I assembled the other rigid pieces of Varian's belt using Worbla, craft foam, and cast resin half-spheres. Priming next...