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Author Topic: A few of my humble Lovecraftian creations (photo heavy)  (Read 48820 times)
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« Reply #200 on: October 22, 2013, 01:41:01 pm »

Looks great.  Very believable.
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« Reply #201 on: October 23, 2013, 11:28:25 pm »

Looks great horrible.  Very believable.

There, I fixed it for you.  Grin
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« Reply #202 on: October 23, 2013, 11:43:51 pm »

Looks great horrible.  Very believable.

There, I fixed it for you.  Grin

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« Reply #203 on: October 26, 2013, 08:42:07 pm »

A friend wants a monkeys paw for Halloween. So....

I'm not entirely sure how simian it looks. Hopefully adding color and fur later will help.




It looks amazing!!!
I love the gnawed apple in the background.
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« Reply #204 on: October 27, 2013, 08:29:39 am »



It looks amazing!!!
I love the gnawed apple in the background.


*facepalm* First an old sock, then part of my lunch. Blimey I need to start checking the background of my shots.
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« Reply #205 on: October 28, 2013, 08:23:51 am »

Rememer those book pages I soaked in water awhile back? Well heres the finished product.










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« Reply #206 on: October 28, 2013, 01:40:07 pm »

Looks ancient.
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« Reply #207 on: October 28, 2013, 03:40:29 pm »

So what mysterious skin was the cover made out of.
1) What are you saying it was for Miskatonic Files
2) What did you actually use.
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« Reply #208 on: October 28, 2013, 08:51:35 pm »

You are truly a great craftsman!
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« Reply #209 on: October 29, 2013, 02:08:34 am »

You are truly a great craftsman!



Thank you sir.


So what mysterious skin was the cover made out of.
1) What are you saying it was for Miskatonic Files
2) What did you actually use.


 I started out by cutting this wood strips, bevelling the edges, then gluing them to the spine.




 I printed out the title, then used a needle to trace it out onto a piece of sculpy that I rolled out thin using a pasta machine (def worth the $29 I spent), then baked. The skin is just sheets of crumpled tissue paper glued down, then sealed with watered down white glue.



Once its dry, I broke out the bottled craft paint. Gave it an undercoat of black, then applied several shades of brown with a sponge, then dryrushed with tan. the toughest part was bringing out the jewelers saw and making the latch.
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« Reply #210 on: November 01, 2013, 12:11:19 am »

I just spotted this grimoire over on Propnomicon. Well done.

EDIT: Is there any significance to the fact that the author of the book you used as a skeleton was named Michael Meyers?
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« Reply #211 on: November 01, 2013, 02:08:11 am »

I just spotted this grimoire over on Propnomicon. Well done.

EDIT: Is there any significance to the fact that the author of the book you used as a skeleton was named Michael Meyers?


Lol. Maybe on a cosmic level, but nope. I just grabbed a book off the Goodwill shelf that felt the right size and thickness.

And thanks for the compliment. I was actually feeling a little down becuase none of my creations have been good enough to nake it on Props blog in awhile. Smiley
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« Reply #212 on: November 01, 2013, 01:20:01 pm »

This looks really cool. Also looks dangerous, like it might need to be chained to the shelf, for the protection of the reader =P
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« Reply #213 on: November 02, 2013, 06:11:04 am »

Great job man! I love your work! I may have to steal your slimy creature in a box idea......that would be perfect for a candy dish for the kids!
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« Reply #214 on: November 02, 2013, 06:23:14 am »

Great job man! I love your work! I may have to steal your slimy creature in a box idea......that would be perfect for a candy dish for the kids!

Just be sure to post pics if you do. Smiley


Currently working to revamp an older tome to more modern standards. Will post shots in a few days.
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« Reply #215 on: November 02, 2013, 03:13:29 pm »

Do you make your own identification tags and labels? Those really make your pieces!

Also i was going to give you a easy pointer if you wanted to put some nice realistic skin textures. Coat an orange peel with rubber latex and use that for a nice small texture.
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« Reply #216 on: November 03, 2013, 06:35:02 am »

Do you make your own identification tags and labels? Those really make your pieces!

Also i was going to give you a easy pointer if you wanted to put some nice realistic skin textures. Coat an orange peel with rubber latex and use that for a nice small texture.

Yep. The tags are courtesy of Propnomicon.com. Its a blog for relic makers. I just print them out and glue them to those yellow cardboard tags and age them on the grinder and with a coat of steel wool and vinegar.

Thanks for the skin texture advice. Since the carpet sealer I used to use seems to have gone off the narket, I've been looking for a replacement.
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« Reply #217 on: November 06, 2013, 11:00:31 am »

Feeling decidely uncreative this week, so I've continued to update some of my older pieces. This is one of my first items, a hollow book that I made about three years ago and carry around at cons to hold small objects (program book, etc). I've replaced the clunky old lettering, centered the claws properly, and given it a new coat of paint.



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« Reply #218 on: January 13, 2014, 12:52:47 pm »

Looks great. I might have to have a go at making one of these hollow books!
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« Reply #219 on: January 14, 2014, 05:52:55 am »

Looks great. I might have to have a go at making one of these hollow books!

You should. I really is quite enjoyable. And I'll be happy to offer tips if needed.
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« Reply #220 on: January 14, 2014, 08:28:23 am »

That book reminds me of a late 80's horror movie... Then the book was a "Necronomicon" en the stuff on the cover moved... You book looks VERY cool, nice work Herbert!
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« Reply #221 on: January 14, 2014, 10:09:37 am »

I want to do that with my book on dragons.  Really inspiring.
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« Reply #222 on: January 15, 2014, 07:13:24 am »

That book reminds me of a late 80's horror movie... Then the book was a "Necronomicon" en the stuff on the cover moved... You book looks VERY cool, nice work Herbert!

That would probably be Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness (which apparently was originally to have been titled Medievil Dead.)
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« Reply #223 on: January 17, 2014, 07:47:48 pm »

That book reminds me of a late 80's horror movie... Then the book was a "Necronomicon" en the stuff on the cover moved... You book looks VERY cool, nice work Herbert!

That would probably be Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness (which apparently was originally to have been titled Medievil Dead.)

The original release title was simply Army of Darkness, with no reference to the Evil Dead franchise, partly Universal wanted to market to as a stand alone film, and partly  because the rights had changed hands, making the use of "Evil Dead" problematical at the time. (The film is listed thus on IMDB.)

The UK VHS release title was Army of Darkness: The Medieval Dead.
(The title "The Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness" was used when it came out on DVD in the UK.)
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« Reply #224 on: January 23, 2014, 07:58:40 pm »

Mr. West, if I may ask, what fonts do you use for type on the pieces of paper that come with the boxes?
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