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05 Aug 2008 - 10:475146
articulated Right Hand of Doom
i didn't think it'd be appropriate to put this up in my costume section, 'cos it's a prop. but i wanted to share the experiment with everyone.

i aim to make a BIG right hand of doom for the hellboy costume i completed recently - a fully working, moveable right hand of doom. i'm going to start work on the basic structure tonight, and will be providing progress pics every time i make a change to it.

hope y'all enjoy. and any tips along the way will be greatly appreciated!


05 Aug 2008 - 21:465164
VERY AMBITIOUS!!! I like it! How are you gonna make it?


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05 Aug 2008 - 22:095166
i remember in technology class once we studied the forces used by muscles... elsatic bands for muscles and wooden "bones".

i think it'll be an adaptation on that theme. a wooden skeleton, surrounded by a foamboard/craft foam/wooden sheath, of sorts.

the skeleton is idle.

string on the back of the fingers attaches them to the main muscle, which is elastic tied roughly where your wrist meets the back of your hand. this keeps the fingers extended.

loose string, fixed to the underside of the fingers and running through a feed at the veiny-part of your wrist, can be tugged to imitate the movement of voluntary muscles, making the hand close.

it's gonna be intricate work...


06 Aug 2008 - 07:445172
wow, good luck to you with this one...in fact, very good luck, sounds like it's gonna be awesome already


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06 Aug 2008 - 10:465177
thanks.

i'll need all the luck i can get i think trust me and my crazy brain to take on hard tasks


06 Aug 2008 - 16:475183
Gah, awesome.

I want to make my Millia Rage costume have an element of her weapon, but because it's her hair i'm sturggling for ideas XD

But i hope yours goes awesomely well.


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06 Aug 2008 - 18:065186
i don't know the character. have you got it in your picture section?


06 Aug 2008 - 20:595188
Yeah, she's in my costumes.


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