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 Post subject: 1.1 scale alien egg project now FINISHED pic heavy
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:15 am 

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Wanted more than 1 egg for an up coming photoshoot and wasn't really happy with the neck egg and also forking out for more than one.
So decided to 3d print half of a perfectly symmetrical egg and make a silicone told that can be joined together. Saving both time and money.
eggs at about 80cm high. Smoothed out the 3d printed egg with a thin layer of resin. Then started the process of adding layer after layer of silicone.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:45 pm 
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Now there's a good way to make an egg! I can't wait to see what it looks like with both sides completed and attached. How long did it take to print the one side?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:25 am 

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Took about a week in total to print in about 4 sections
Made a fibreglass shell for the silicone mould

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 Post subject: Re: 1.1 scale alien egg project
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:42 pm 

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Love the moulds, I take it you're going to mould the final product as a thin urethane shell with some foam or other kind of filler to make it sturdy?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:52 am 

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Eggs are done in black gel coat, fibreglass matt and polyester resin. Talcum powder mixed into resin when needing to thicken it up or make it stick to a obscure surface.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:24 pm 

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2 fibreglass halves glue together and filled with filler and primed

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:47 pm 

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This is some of them finished or nearly finished. 8 and half eggs total were made with the material.
40ltr resin
1.5 ltr MEK hardener
8 ltr gel coat
50 metre roll of fibreglass matt
8 ltr acetone
50 mixing sticks and cups
50 paint brushes
500ml liquid latex
and god only knows how much glue, filler and spray cans

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:34 pm 
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Wow, Those look Great, Do you plan to have one opened up?


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I do. But not just yet. ill have to do it in a flexible rubber or polyurethane so i can fold it. Otherwise ill just cut the flaps off and re glue them open and sculpt the fold


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 Post subject: Re: 1.1 scale alien egg project now FINISHED pic heavy
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:04 am 

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Holy smokes, that's a serious casting project. Love the results!


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Awesome! How do you get the white ripped skin textured coating?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:49 am 

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paint with Liquid latex for the white ouster goo skin. then rub with fingers when dry.


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 Post subject: Re: 1.1 scale alien egg project now FINISHED pic heavy
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:18 am 

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they look seriously amazing. really great work.


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Beautiful work!

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Oh man, this is great! Excellent work!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1.1 scale alien egg project now FINISHED pic heavy
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:32 am 

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Thanks. I’ll post some more pics of the eggs when we do the photo shoot with the smoke machines


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Those look amazing. Great job!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:48 am 

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Started on an open egg. LV426 chop shop. Just cut the lips off and glue in on an angle and then fibreglassed and body filled the holes.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:11 am 

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finished the open egg. massive pain in the arse. But it will do the job for the photo shoot.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:01 pm 

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few quick picks of the eggs at the photoshoot

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last few pics filtering through

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