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Author Topic: Borg Torso (Finished)  (Read 1644 times)
SeVeNeVeS
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« on: March 08, 2016, 06:32:55 pm »

Managed to bang this together last weekend. Opinions whether more is needed or enough is enough.

Its been it the loft for ages and turns out to fibreglass, so very drillable and gluable. I'm tempted to add more ( flashing leds and backing frame spring to mind) but am afraid of over-egging.

I've hung it in the stairwell and taken a few shots. (that's its intended location)

So, what do ya think, and what would you do?






I'm kinda thinking leave it alone  Undecided

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 06:39:59 pm »

Yes, it looks good now. But it may look better after more... or that might over egg it.

It depends....  Undecided


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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 06:48:08 pm »

I like it; it looks quite HR Giger. It also looks like the remains of someone who has been... infected in some manner. I think it looks pretty complete; the only place I might be tempted is on the hand over the chest. Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 07:54:30 pm »

Its brilliant as is, a couple of ideas:

Maybe add some sort of attachment to the neck where the head would have bolted on.

Maybe add some heavy rings to the fingers on the hand across the chest, costume jewelry rings can usually be picked up from charity shops for very little.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 08:48:29 pm »

Aesthetically, it seems good as it is as far as the forms are concerned. I would add some surface painting or patina to the crossed forearm in a small area over the center of the chest towards the underside of the ulna, along the highlight in the photo. That side of the torso and arm are comparatively bare of decoration and could use just a small bit of elaboration in  the surface. I'd leave the neck alone.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 09:52:27 pm »

I agree. The bare arm calls out for a bracer or somesuch, perhaps a big long plate rivetted cruelly on, and...

... you get the idea?    Embarrassed

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2016, 10:05:52 pm »

You have a borg torso, someone else had a borg head. Has there been some kind of battle I was not aware of?
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2016, 10:23:07 pm »

It does seem it needs just a little something on the arm. 

Very nice piece all together.
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2016, 01:29:35 pm »

Well...I disagree. I feel the 'plain' arm retains a human-like quality.
I would remove all that is hanging from the bottom, the blue plastic plug look out of place, too.
Add a little patina to the black flex pieces and call it.

The chrome looks like chrome, is it metal or fibre?
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2016, 03:10:25 pm »

I love how it currently looks! it's real artsy and the mechanics and human shapes contract and work together nicely, makind it a beautifully dynamic piece.
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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2016, 03:57:45 am »



 a well crafted and intriguing piece
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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2016, 05:52:03 am »

It's cool, leave it as is
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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2016, 11:38:57 am »

Bit like a painting and knowing when to stop. If you don't, you end up with muddy crud. Balance, balance, balance!
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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2016, 11:06:31 pm »

Bit like a painting and knowing when to stop. If you don't, you end up with muddy crud. Balance, balance, balance!



Speaking as one who has created (quite) a few cruddy mudpies, I'd say leave it as is.
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2016, 07:55:06 am »

I like it as it is, although

It also looks like the remains of someone who has been... infected in some manner.

I might be tempted to play this up a bit, perhaps add some small pustules of machinery on the patch under the breast, or make the hose connections on the chest look slightly rawer.
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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2016, 08:06:53 pm »

You have a borg torso, someone else had a borg head. Has there been some kind of battle I was not aware of?
(casually whistles as he hides a sword behind his back.) Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2016, 12:20:49 pm »

Can I just say Many Thanks to all who replied.

Alot of thoughts going on here and every single one is being considered and pondered upon, that I can assure you.

If anything is changed or added I will post piccies as and when.

Thanks again Ladies and Gents, this forum is unique.
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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2016, 03:36:41 pm »

A random find in the gutter whilst walking the dog this morning, a few hours drilling an aluminium boiler/ car part and bit of stuff from the cupboards, we could have an addition.........


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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2016, 11:32:57 pm »

Ok, maybe on the arm covering her breasts?

Then that's it.

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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2016, 03:00:07 am »

Ok, maybe on the arm covering her breasts?

Then that's it.

I rather like the asymmetry of leaving the right arm and the right side of the chest unmodified ("uninfected.")
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2016, 04:09:53 am »

I vote it complete as is, and I like the leg parts how they're bloody looking.

If you were going to remove that and use the last part you posted, that last part could be leg parts.
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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2016, 04:35:28 am »

I second the use for the right leg, get rid of what I had mentioned before and replace it with this. It keeps the esthetic and it resembles leg bone. Excellent find and excellent work!
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2016, 04:20:18 am »

That's pretty impressive work, and I can see why you're having a hard time trying to "finish" it - I would too!

I'd have two opinions at this point:

1. Leave it as it is, if you just want it as a piece of wall art.

2. If you want to make it something a someone has salvaged from a fight (or from the remains of a battle), then I'd perhaps put the item posted above coming out of either the location for the Borg's left leg (like what's left of an artificial bone), and do something with the neck (even if it's just painting in a bit of gore to indicate decapitation) ... or put your new component coming out the neck area (like an artificial spine) and have a little gore painted around the Borg's left leg / hand.

The only problem with idea 2, is that it could turn a piece of art on the wall into something that looks a bit ghoulish and grim.  As I said before - it's a hard call to make!  Huh
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2016, 05:58:26 pm »

After deliberating over everyones ideas, I've added a few bits and cut down the leg bit.

This is how it stands at the mo'. Pretty much done.

Thanks to all that chimed in, much appreciated folks.




Still not sure if it needs a darker background rather than just the wall paint  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2016, 07:11:05 pm »

Oh now that really is something else.
I think the background colour works well and more contrast might destroy the subtle, 'did-I-really-see-that?' quality of the piece.
My heartiest congratulations on a splendid artwork.
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