Darth Malgus

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Darth Malgus

Post by the dark knight » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:10 pm

yep, i will be attempting to build a darth malgus suit from the up coming game, the old republic. after seeing some things at comic con, and getting my mind racing, i have decided to start this one. he has been in the planning stages for months now, so i decided to proceed. here are a few teaser shots to get your juices flowing!

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do i decided to start with the resperator first, and here is where it sits now. i started with cardboard, then i will fiberglass over that and then bondo my details. kinda like pepakura, but different.

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Re: Darth Malgus

Post by timbremer » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:40 am

i love this costume, have though of making it my last 501st costume.
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Re: Darth Malgus

Post by the dark knight » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:07 am

i kept putting it off. it looks like i can use the vader body suit and boots for the base costume. im very suprised no one else has tackled this costume yet. its very cool, and seems like it will be very mobile, unlike vader.
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Re: Darth Malgus

Post by the dark knight » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:14 pm

more progress! fiberglass next!

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Re: Darth Malgus

Post by the dark knight » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:25 pm

resin is now on, cloth later tonight.

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Post by DTR1 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:14 pm

Sweet!
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Re: Darth Malgus

Post by judge_hellfast » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:31 pm

You are a costume machine, Jon. 8) Can't wait to see how this turns out. I'm going to experiment with a couple mediums to see if it helps reduce the sanding duration of these type of props (paper). Gelcoat is one solution, but I have a couple others I want to try out. I hate sanding. LOL :frustrated:
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Re: Darth Malgus

Post by the dark knight » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:00 pm

you and me both brother! today i cleaned house, tomorrow i resume on this and revist the hammer prototype suits.
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Re: Darth Malgus

Post by the dark knight » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:39 pm

ok, so i picked Darth Malgus back up today and after looking at my referance pics i noticed the front of the resperator was too wide at the base. so i cut it, and added new cardboard in the voids. fiberglass is curing on it now! it looks much better being narrow.

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and now-

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Re: Darth Malgus

Post by the dark knight » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:40 pm

and here it is fiberglassed up. tomorrow i will start bondo work!

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Re: Darth Malgus

Post by cblackthorne » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:37 am

Great work!
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Re: Darth Malgus

Post by the dark knight » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:11 am

Thanks Chris! I did some bondo work today and almost have the face mask smoothed out. Here are a few pics for you!

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