Project Writeup -- Bioshock Pipe Wrench Foam Prop

Project Writeup -- Bioshock Pipe Wrench Foam Prop

I binged on Bioshock. I didn't play the first one until the second one was already out, and I loved it so much I just played them both back to back. I put together a splicer costume last year, and when I wore it to Wizard World Portland I knew I was missing something. Yep... A BLUNT WEAPON.

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Project Writeup -- Borderlands Psycho Bandit Mask, Part 2: Molding, Casting, and Painting

Project Writeup -- Borderlands Psycho Bandit Mask, Part 2: Molding, Casting, and Painting

With the master sculpt complete, I gave it a coat of Rustoleum flat gray primer. This was mostly to give the sculpt a surface that wouldn't cause problems with curing inhibition of the platinum silicone I was planning to use. I was careful not to use anything on the sculpt that I knew might be an issue, but just to be safe I put the primer on it anyways.

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Project Writeup -- Borderlands Psycho Bandit Mask, Part 1: Sculpting

Project Writeup -- Borderlands Psycho Bandit Mask, Part 1: Sculpting

The iconic Psycho Bandit from Borderlands was my first video game mask replica. I love those little stitching details and that disturbing fan mouth. I knew I wanted a sturdy, wearable mask in the end, so I decided up front that I would be molding the original sculpt so I could cast copies from urethane resin.

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