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In Topic: The Mystery Project: Part 4 (UPDATED 12/24)

24 December 2017 - 03:20 PM

Hey guys, small update this month. Unfortunately didn't get much work done because of the holiday rush at work.





I did manage to (almost) finish my second armature though! There are still some parts on the legs and feet that I need to touch up, but this guy in 90% done.




I made the tunic out of a burgundy T-shirt I bought at Goodwill for .99c (second hand thrift store for my non-US peeps). The armor is painted cardboard from a cereal box and Greenstuff molded by hand.




The belt/strap along his tunic is also greenstuff. I tied a string around the area but it didn't end up looking right. 




Both armatures facing off. Reminder that the rock guy is supposed to be bigger. Like, much bigger. You'll see next month ;)




His pants are liquid latex, which I painted on over a layer of clay that I put on the joints. Liquid latex is funky because it's white while liquid, then dries into a kinda gross transparent-yellow color. Thing is, if you add a couple of drops of paint to it while it's wet it can actually retain that color. I added grey, green, and black paint almost equally to get the.. well, it just ended up being gray but I kinda like the way it looks. I used plastalina clay, which is basically just sculpey that doesn't dry out or harden, on the joints. Just built up little "clothes" thickness so it doesn't look like his pants were painted on... which they were. then after a couple coats, I carefully peeled away the latex and removed the clay. The cool matte-gray color of his pants in the photos is achieved by turning the latex pants inside-out, so it still has a little bit of clay residue and texture that was maintained. It gives a neat look, IMO. I'm really happy with how it turned out.




I kinda like how the lighting looks and reflects off the dirt and grass on this platform. I may end up using this angle instead of the 45° angle I was planning on. We'll see. Next month. I promise.




Aaaaaaand because this is a progress update, this is pre-paint.



Unfortunately I didn't have time (or daylight, tbh) to set up any real test shots or animation. Now that all the prop/set/actor building is done though, I really have no excuse any more. The only thing left to do is start animating and shooting. Oh, also I have to paint a couple rocks. Please ban me if my update next month is just more painted rocks. See ya guys! Hopefully it'll be cool. It'll be great. It's gonna be great. It's gonna be great.

In Topic: SSLF's #1 Reylo Shipping Thread, feat. Star Wars

24 December 2017 - 01:06 PM

We're discussing the science of how Star Wars technology and physics work. We have officially gone to the dark side of no return.


The force works however it needs to to fit the story. Same with hyperdrives, Stormtrooper aim, and gravity. The bombs in star wars fall down because it's based on WWII footage. The cockpits and interiors have gravity "just because". Stormtroopers always miss because if they hit the main character, the story would be over. THIS IS A FICTIONAL STORY. This is not a historical document. The physics do not need to work. The only thing that needs to happen is for you (targeted at no individual but in general) to suspend your disbelief.


Why didn't the Rebels use a hyperdrive to destroy the Death Star? They didn't have a ship that was big enough to spare. Why don't all space battles end in kamikaze runs? Same as before. Why don't they just accelerate objects at hyperspeed towards each other? They do. It's called guns. Blasters. Cannons. Why do the bombs fall down in space? There's gravity on the inside of the ship, like, the girl falls down the ladder. That same force is effecting the bombs, and then once they're in space they'll continue along that vector. 


THIS ISN'T IMPORTANT THOUGH. Star Wars is not Star Trek. How hyperdrives work and are fueled is never brought up, and probably never will be. And I aint talkin bout no comic books or videogames. I'm talking about what's in these movies. I mean heck, Han says "We're making the jump to light speed" or something similar. If they were going light speed it would take like YEARS (there are these things called lightyears) to get anywhere. They're probably going faster. Or they're not going very far. Either way, it doesn't impact the story. They're going from here to there, and they're going pretty fast. I never want to know what kind of horsepower the Millenium Falcon gets. I don't need to know how many kph it can go in deep space. I just know that it made the Kessel Run in less that 12 parsecs. That doesn't mean anything in real life, but here's the thing people.


Star Wars is not in fact real life.






 EDIT: Also I feel like I should say this because I think I made Scorp sad: That was a quote from the movie. You should check it out.

In Topic: SSLF's #1 Reylo Shipping Thread, feat. Star Wars

23 December 2017 - 06:44 PM

Funny, every word you just said is wrong.

In Topic: SSLF's #1 Reylo Shipping Thread, feat. Star Wars

23 December 2017 - 02:39 PM


In Topic: SSLF's #1 Reylo Shipping Thread, feat. Star Wars

22 December 2017 - 05:34 PM

There are literally two indistinct Yin-Yangs in the movie.