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Completed Space Marine Costume by Ralfskunk Completed Space Marine Costume by Ralfskunk
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joystickspeakers Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
I love the costume. Looks amazing and totally sells the idea that you are a real 8 foot space marine. I have a suggestion to something you may want to try since you said that hands don't move. Why not try to use a wire pully system like the what you would find in a toy extention arm? you could make the the inner pipe you use twist lock into the outer forearm part. The hand would be able to twist left and right at the wrist any longer and it would make the arms a bit more unruly to handle but it could give you some articulation in the fingers. Love the costumes looks great and I wish I had one.
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Ralfskunk Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We were thinking about makinh working hands, but the fact is they would not do us much good. We cant reach our mouth to eat, and the weapons are too heavy for an articulated hand to hold. We are planning to make more hands in different poses, more fun stuff really.
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nigellus Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student
Can he uuh..walk normally? Given that this has stilts in em as you've said.

Quite the work, by the way!
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Ralfskunk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Normally? Not so much, but walking wasn't too hard. Stairs just don't happen.
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GrandArtifice Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so what kinda stilts did you use? and what kind of arm extensions?
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Ralfskunk Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The stilts were custom made, modeled off painters stilts. We made them ourselves because it cost less for the raw materials.
The hands were built on 4-inch ABS pipe. When completed, we just slide the whole thing over our forearms. We installed handles in these to hold onto.
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GrandArtifice Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh so the fingers arent actually moveable?
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Ralfskunk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really. We make all the finger parts separately and can assemble them in different positions. My hand fits about 6 inches up in the arm behind the space marine hand when it is completed.
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GrandArtifice Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
eh, just curious is all. If you've looked, eye built one too. Just trying to see all the different types of ways to build another. Conventions are a blast!
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Ralfskunk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand your curiousity. My friends and I decided to vacuum form our armor so that it could be duplicated easily (we have made three suits and have parts for two more). The good part about this is that it makes the whole suit pretty lite... Your armor looks pretty tall as well; did you use stilts as well, or are you just tall?#
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GrandArtifice Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol eye'm 5'3", and the suit made me stand 7'4". Eye used 5-gallon buckets with a wooden frame to support any and all weight, had a 280lb friend stand on a single one, and it didn't budge. the hands, are actually mine, hockey glove on the right, and a welders glove with ratchet clamps on the left for the powerfist, was quite heavy....8lb left arm, 25lb torso, 20lb boots (each)...agonizing, but awesome
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Ralfskunk Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do understand the agonizing part well. My friends and I are still talking about doing a powerfist. I am thinking of making a frame off my stilts to support the armor's weight when I stand up straight, but don't know when I will wear it next.
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gungrave1984 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
epic awsome
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gungrave1984 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
woow, was the bolt pistol scratch built or built on something
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Ralfskunk Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We made a full sized bolter, bolt pistol, and even a heavy bolter to go with the armor. They are all vacuum formed with cast resin detail pieces.
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giodan Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
good work!!!
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theoggster Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BOOM!
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Bantirat Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the emprah approves this!
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mpmot Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And finally Dark Angels suit! :) Awesome is small word for this. Im so glad that someone done Dark Angels armor! :)
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CadianConcript Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Haha! Looks great!
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Moriadne Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Boy, that armor is BOSS! :O
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Ralfskunk Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
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ApricotProductions Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Neat, those stilts actually make him look 8 feet tall.
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Ralfskunk Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We forgot ro bring a tape measure to know for sure, but I'm pretty sure that the backpack was at least to the 8 foot mark.
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BaadKarmah Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
The limb extensions really sell this.

Nicely done.

Thanks for sharing.
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GorgutzDaWarlord Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oi! dat luk'z awesom' :)
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extondude Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
brilliant
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Narric-SB0 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent Space Marine Costume :D

I've seen the o0ne GW uses for Games Day (UK) up close, and this is very close to that quality. I would say the hands seem a bit too chunky, and I can see his arm between the torso and the right arm amour. It also seems to need more definition in areas like the Swords&Wings on the chest (needs shading) and on the shoulder pads (shading again). Sorry if I seem to be critizisng the costume like it was a 40k model ^^;

The Top not is an awesome touch, but I do not believe I've read of any Dark Angels who do it.
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Ralfskunk Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't be sorry. We "finished" three of these suits the day before the bay area maker's fair to be shown off. The blackwash was not completed on all the parts and we ran out of time to make the rubber bits under the arms. We are hoping to finish two more suits before halloween that are a bit better, so any consructive comments are welcome.
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BrotherCoa Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Dark Angel and UNSC marine?

Epic combo :)
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Ralfskunk Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We had spartans there also, but it was hard to fill all the costumes at the same time.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is he really that tall?
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Ralfskunk Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We built the feet with 14 inch stilts in them. The costume is around 8 feet tall depending on who is wearing it.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh. I was gonna say, he's freaking tall!
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V1lian Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It gets the look right, though.
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