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Case Mod - In Progress Black Panther MOD for TT Season 1

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Deblow, 5 Jul 2018.

  1. Deblow

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    Very happy to be representing the UK in the TT CaseMod season 1.

    For my mod I will be doing a clean as possible black panther build using methods I have used in the past and something a bit new.
    I have a vision in my head as with most the past builds I've done, but i really need to see the case and play with it a bit before I can really see what I want to try accomplish with the mod.

    So today I have started to plan out what I want to do within the case and around it, for the front and top I had already decided what I wanted and started working on getting the tools I would need to make it happen.

    I'm going to be using clay, vinyl, paints, lighting, plexiglas, 3D prints and reusing most of the case parts and keeping the main selling point of the case for me, the glass.

    Some of my parts arrive the other day so I will be starting to strip the case first and try put a plan in action for the stages that will need starting first, like the clay work
    I've already started working on as it will need to be 100% dry before I can paint.

    Good luck to all the other modders, hope we all have fun during the next month or so [​IMG]


    You can follow me on the pages below for other updates and news.

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    Here's some of the parts I will be using, full specs to be added once confirmed.
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  2. Deblow

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    The first part I started was the panther, because the case had yet to arrive I simply made a platform out of MDF to mimic the top of the case.
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    Thanks to a friend I use to work with I managed to get some of this nice packing to be a base to build upon with my clay, this is to help make it stronger and also cut down on the weight of the panther when completed.

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    Never used this saw, apart from as a weight lol
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  3. Deblow

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    to clean of the edges a bit, i decided to set my heat gun to stun.

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    For the tail im using some old metal from what was a drink holder.
    my wife says i keep too much random junk around the house, but this is the reason why, never know when it could come in handy [​IMG]

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    Taking shape, now it looks more like the alien from Alien 3 lol

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  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The Giant Mr. Bean poster has been gone far too long. :lol:
     
  6. Deblow

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    haha hello mate, yes I have been busy starting a new job, self employed but not PC related.
    The last build I did wasn't posted on the forums as it was a 24hr mod competition so had little to no time really :(
     
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    Now the fun part, working the clay around the base slowly building up the muscle, skin and features. 20180426_182351.jpg 20180426_194610.jpg



    Not going for the movie version if the panthers or a real one, something in-between.

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    The teeth was a challenge with air dry clay, hard to shape and stick in place, also dried very quick.


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  8. Deblow

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    For the eyes im going with RGB, why not [​IMG]
    although I will have the full range if colours to pick from when completed, I will be using white or purple most likely.

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    had to redo the face after adding the lighting, but one thing was still missing, needed to cover the leds with something that would hide the led its self but allow some light.

    so after a look around the kitchen, i decided to cut up my wife's cooking oil container [​IMG]


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    had to give them a sanding to reduce the clarity a bit.

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    That's it for this update, I will add some more soon, I have started to rip the case apart and plan a layout (in my head)
    still waiting on some parts that I need before I can fully get to work on the inside, so for now i will be sticking with the clay and other parts that can be done
    while I wait
     
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    Bunched a couple of photos together for this post, saved on the bandwidth and should help your scroll wheel last a bit longer [​IMG]

    Took the case apart, not too hard and I have to say, it's a very very strong frame.
    Its massive! easily the biggest case iv'e ever used personally.

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    Now for the panther, several places needed the polystyrene removing as it was poking though the clay, so i did some surgery on mainly the legs and shoulders.

    moved on to the face next, adding some detail, the detail will be over the top as when I come to sand and paint the thing some of the detail will be lost im guessing.

    some of you will know I love to re-use old things, so I had a old brush, well not that old but it didn't last long before the handle broke.
    so i cut some of the bristles of to use as whiskers, wife on hand to capture the moment on film.


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    The teeth was tricky, proper felt like a dentist. the fangs was the hardest to make then stick and hold in place due to the work space around the mouth.
     
  10. zak

    zak Build Clean people, build clean

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    cool!
     

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