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<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/space-marine-terminator-helm.jpg?w=614&h=819" alt="" title="Space Marine Terminator Helm" width="614" height="819" class="alignright size-full wp-image-172694" /> We featured the papercraft form for this Space Marine Terminator helmet from MAKE regular Shawn Thorsson in the Flickr pool roundup about a month ago . It was impressive, even then, just as a pepakura model. Seeing how it turned out, covered inside and out with layers of Bondo-based resin, sanded, polished, and skillfully painted, is pretty much jaw-dropping. Best of all, Shawn describes the process in great detail on his personal site , with tons of great work-in-progress shots, in case you are inclined to go and do likewise.
<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/thorsson-pepakura-helmet.jpg?w=598&h=448" alt="" title="thorsson pepakura helmet" width="598" height="448" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-249340" /> <img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/skillbuilder-paper-158x158.jpg?w=158&h=158" alt="" title="SkillBuilder-Paper-158x158" width="158" height="158" class="alignright size-full wp-image-248477" /> It’s hard to imagine a number of Shawn Thorsson’s amazing props and costume parts, which look so otherworldly and industrial as finished product, start out as papercraft models.
Stiltbeast Studios has discovered a method of making realistic corpses out of cheap plastic skeletons in about an hour: Having experienced the tedium of creating a corpse with liquid latex and cotton fiber first hand I found this tutorial extremely helpful. It uses a cheap plastic skeleton, plastic dropcloths, and a heat gun to produce a surprisingly realistic final product. The one in the tutorial took about an hour and looks pretty good, particularly when compared to the latex treatments that take days to finish. If you’re already looking forward to Halloween, the how-to video after the break will make the wait that much more unbearable.
In this installment of Make: Believe, we learn how to make a few simple scars using special effects makeup. This is a great first project to get into costume makeup. Join us as our intern Paloma Fautley exhibits these techniques on our Creative Director, Jason Babler.
<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-265612" alt="tron costume" src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/tron-costume.jpg?w=598&h=448" width="598" height="448" /> EL-wire is great stuff.
There are so many badass movie characters that have mechanical hands. The two most popular ones are probably the original Terminator and Wolverine. But when you think about it, you don’t have to be in the movies to get some good use out of a mechanical hand. It could come in real handy in everyday life. It would be great for squashing bugs when you don’t want to get too close to them, you’d be able to scare all the kids on the block without saying a word, and you might even be able to reach your beer without getting off the couch.
PVC is great: cheap, common, easy to work, and easy to join temporarily or permanently. Only problem is, it’s kinda ugly, much of which owes to the fact that it only comes in white, gray, sometimes black, and (if you’re willing to pay through the nose) clear. “Furniture grade” PVC pipe can sometimes be found with integral color, but you’re limited to factory shades and if you want matching elbows, tees, or other fittings, you’re out of luck, because fittings only come in white. Sure, you can paint it, but PVC doesn’t take paint all that well, and the paint is prone to flake and screws up the dimensional tolerances. With stain, you get color that doesn’t flake or add thickness, so you can stain pipe and fittings different colors before assembly and still expect them to fit.
I am currently exploring the real-worl Tarot as a tool for brainstorming and also for use in storytelling and roleplaying. One of those aspects involves building a special deck of cards to represent the "Emperor's Tarot" of the dark and sinister "Warhammer 40k" universe. (I wrote about the email RPG group I gamemaster earlier) [update 04-2008: I've published this article on this site now ] The challenge here is that the two 'Tarot' decks share common concepts, but are very different in many aspects. This is not a 'themed' Tarot deck but a tarot-like set of psi-active wafer of liquid crystal.
Index of /ATK/Atk40k/Emperor's Tarot/Arcane Name Last modified Size Description Parent Directory 07-Aug-2010 02:34 - 00 The Pilgrim.jpg 07-Aug-2010 02:32 144k 01 The Psyker.jpg 07-Aug-2010 02:32 144k
T he Imperial Guard is the primary fighting force of the Imperium , so numerous in size that even the Departmento Munitorum cannot place a figure on the number of Guardsmen under arms at any one time; the daily lists of new recruits and toll of casualties can run into the millions in a single day. It would be infeasible trying to put any exact number on the strength of the Guard; however, it is believed that there must be many billions of Imperial Guardsmen, divided into millions of regiments . This absolute numeracy provides the Guard with its main power; their ability to deploy in numbers that, eventually, result in victory. Attacking in seemingly endless influxes across battle-zones, charging forth under the cover of massive barrages and delivering massed lasgun volleys, in the Guard the individual Human soldier may appear a lost thing, almost forgotten.
January 8 2013 Oh Right, This Man, it’s been a long time since I’ve had a proper content update. Ahem.
NOTE: The period before the millenium has been omitted from the below dates for the sake of clarity and simplicity. NOTE: Some of GW's sources have been self-contradictory over the years. I have made every effort to use the entries that fit in best with the greater portion of the existing cannon.
Edit Edited by TeapotDrone, LryK, Krystle LARPing usually involves fighting with either latex or boffer weapons. This is a guide to the basics of sword on sword fighting. Edit Steps