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Wolf Mask

Alright, been working on something for about 2 weeks. I wanted to make my own Wolf Mask from Payday 2 because honestly, I thought the ones you could buy online looked like crap. so here’s a little step by step or whatever.image

First, with the help of a friend, I ripped the 3d model from the game using Ninjaripper and opened it in 3ds max. I took a few measurements, like the height of my head, and determined the scale of the mask by comparing that to wolf’s head.

after that, I had to figure out how many layers of 1cm EVA foam it would take to make the whole thing, which was about 20. nice, I like round numbers. so anyway, I made a plane in 3ds max with 10 vertical separations that I extruded so that it went right through. I print screened every plane from the left side and printed the result (the picture’s blue because I was out of black ink and uh…details…)

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I traced all the layers on the EVA foam twice (for the other side) with a marker, cut them and glued them together with a hot glue gun.

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I used a Dremel to sand out all the crap to the best of my abilities.

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To be honest I had absolutely no idea what I was doing at this point. I needed a way to fill the gaps between the foam and I thought good ol’ newspaper paper mache might work. later I used the dremel to drill the nostrils in. just for better ventilation, y’know? 

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I searched online and found this paper mache Clay Recipe and decided to try it out. I must’ve screwed up the recipe because it was very tacky and had quite a lot of clumps. I carefully sculpted the details on the mouth using the 3d model as a reference. I also added some EVA foam around the back so it looked more accurate to the game.

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I sanded the whole thing as best as I could, added a few layers of Gesso, sanded it down again and dropped a layer of mod pudge on it to prep it for painting.

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I made the eye holes a bit bigger, and painted the whole thing. nothing much to say here other than I used cheap acrylic paint.

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I carefully scratched with an X-acto knife to do some wear, as accurate as I could to the game, and added a protective layer of mod pudge, which also added a nice shiny effect.

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I took some old straps and jury rigged a little something. I bought some cat collars to get more of the strap thingies later on and added velcro to the straps.

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and I’m done! I glued a sheet of nylon to the eyes, that way I can see through but people can’t see my eyes all that well. I’m definitely satisfied with the result, especially since it’s pretty much my first attempt at making a prop for cosplay. I made this for a convention called Otakuthon in Montreal. I’ll be hanging out with Hoxton and Dallas there!

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kaipo-da-asianguy:

Running pixel cycle for a friend.

I am the running pixels. that’s me.

Reblogged from Kaipo was here
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My friend Kaipo’s character named Pocky. She’s adorable.

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asklittlepip:

Just a little something for the holiday; I know, it’s been quiet around here, but.. things! So many messages to respond to, so much of a backlog of various stuff to work on! Have some cute. :3

(Art by Toaster Repairpony / Spikeshi)

Reblogged from Ask Littlepip
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Portfolio Piece 1 by spikeshi
for my Portfolio.

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Froslass Used Ice Beam!

been busy with Pokemon life and stuffs. here’s a filler made on 3DS with Colors! 3D, there’s a few more sketches I did since I last posted but they’re not that noteworthy and my scanner’s not working atm.

(click the link to see how slow of an artist I am I drew it!)