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    Julia Emerald
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I try to keep this mostly work related, but Freya Asglideran is having to stay separate from her cage mates cuz of an injury, and she came out for cuddles with me during my morning tea. ❤️❤️❤️
I try to keep this mostly work related, but Freya Asglideran is having to stay separate from her cage mates cuz of an injury, and she came out for cuddles with me during my morning tea. ❤️❤️❤️
Was doing a 3 part Matrix Mold for @hexmortis for their Warhammer40K helmet build, here it is all Clayed up and waiting for first shell.
TIP: The placement and shape of registration keys is incredibly important, they should both hold the silicone in the shell (despite gravity's best efforts), and also be able to come free. I've found that being slightly obsessive with how clean & sharp my keys are make a huge difference in more complex molds like this.
#Warhammer #40k #moldmaker #molding #battle #costumearmor #wip #props #propmaker #jmprops
Was doing a 3 part Matrix Mold for @hexmortis for their Warhammer40K helmet build, here it is all Clayed up and waiting for first shell. TIP: The placement and shape of registration keys is incredibly important, they should both hold the silicone in the shell (despite gravity's best efforts), and also be able to come free. I've found that being slightly obsessive with how clean & sharp my keys are make a huge difference in more complex molds like this. #Warhammer  #40k  #moldmaker  #molding  #battle  #costumearmor  #wip  #props  #propmaker  #jmprops 
All shiny and bright.
Metallic base coat is one of my favorite stages! Working so hard to get that pristine surface and then it just glows on my worktable. 😁 
Now to dirty it all up again!
#wonderwoman #bracers #propreplica #props #jmprops #propmaker
Good Morning!
Happy Glider licking up my creamer residue, LOL Was trying to get a shot with her long tongue out, but she's too quick!
Love my Lil buggers (as I hear a crash in the other room! Smh)
Good Morning! Happy Glider licking up my creamer residue, LOL Was trying to get a shot with her long tongue out, but she's too quick! Love my Lil buggers (as I hear a crash in the other room! Smh)
A TON of restoration work went into this piece to build up the areas that details had been lost and getting this to look like an ancient Greek marble statue. I resculpted nose, eyebrows, mouth, pectorals, stomach, hands and arms. 
This 4 ft Zeus Replica statue was 3D printed for a local museum and the original artist didn't realize you were supposed to clean up a 3D print before painting it (and when told aggressively sanded it to the point of losing up to 1/2" depth in certain areas).
HUGE Thanks to my helpers who pulled some long hours and helped keep me sane on this short deadline! @sarandipitousrex @hazmua @athenaMcNutt @KentMillican

Design by 3DPtree
Printing by Stratusys
A TON of restoration work went into this piece to build up the areas that details had been lost and getting this to look like an ancient Greek marble statue. I resculpted nose, eyebrows, mouth, pectorals, stomach, hands and arms. This 4 ft Zeus Replica statue was 3D printed for a local museum and the original artist didn't realize you were supposed to clean up a 3D print before painting it (and when told aggressively sanded it to the point of losing up to 1/2" depth in certain areas). HUGE Thanks to my helpers who pulled some long hours and helped keep me sane on this short deadline! @sarandipitousrex @hazmua @athenaMcNutt @KentMillican Design by 3DPtree Printing by Stratusys
I was playing with the colors on the grips of my Witcher Swords and finally found a mix I'm happy with for the second one (bottom) I loved the paint mix sheen and glow Ive been using on the top grip (Vallejo: hint of gold, in mix of reds and browns) and had felt the other handle which is a brown without red in the game just didn't feel right. Finally had the idea to add bronze in there and Bingo! Just what it needed.
Super pleased with the results. (apologize for the super light pic, was trying to get it to show the deeper tones).
#WhenYouGetItRight #propmaker #propreplica #witcher #sword #maugrim #witcher3 #props #propreplica #jmprops
I was playing with the colors on the grips of my Witcher Swords and finally found a mix I'm happy with for the second one (bottom) I loved the paint mix sheen and glow Ive been using on the top grip (Vallejo: hint of gold, in mix of reds and browns) and had felt the other handle which is a brown without red in the game just didn't feel right. Finally had the idea to add bronze in there and Bingo! Just what it needed. Super pleased with the results. (apologize for the super light pic, was trying to get it to show the deeper tones). #WhenYouGetItRight  #propmaker  #propreplica  #witcher  #sword  #maugrim  #witcher3  #props  #propreplica  #jmprops 
My new glasses for close up work! Still getting used to them.. LOL
#adulting #propmaker
Had a lil visitor today!
Had a lil visitor today!
A 3-part Matrix Shell Mold I did for @hexmortis in the spring for a really awesome Warhammer 40K helmet design they'll be selling.
#matrixmold #moldmaker #Warhammer #helmet #jmprops
Quick Run through of steps :
-Clay up positive 1" thick all way around and add keys (after wrapping original to keep clean).
-Make mold wall shims with registration keys where mold parts will separate.
-Make fiberglass outer shell over clay leave a pour spout open. Do the same for the other 2 parts.
-Open up and clean out clay for one silicone section, pre-drill small air escape holes all over, pour in silicone. Repeat for the other 2 sections.
-Clean out clay and model!
Ready for rotocasting!
A 3-part Matrix Shell Mold I did for @hexmortis in the spring for a really awesome Warhammer 40K helmet design they'll be selling. #matrixmold  #moldmaker  #Warhammer  #helmet  #jmprops  Quick Run through of steps : -Clay up positive 1" thick all way around and add keys (after wrapping original to keep clean). -Make mold wall shims with registration keys where mold parts will separate. -Make fiberglass outer shell over clay leave a pour spout open. Do the same for the other 2 parts. -Open up and clean out clay for one silicone section, pre-drill small air escape holes all over, pour in silicone. Repeat for the other 2 sections. -Clean out clay and model! Ready for rotocasting!
Had fun demo-ing airbrush painting for a Death Claw Skull tonight on @makingitup_atl Twitch channel. They're finalists in the Twitch Costume contest in CA happening later this month so check out their awesome T-60 Power Armor and the show on www.twitch.com/makingitupatl
Had fun demo-ing airbrush painting for a Death Claw Skull tonight on @makingitup_atl Twitch channel. They're finalists in the Twitch Costume contest in CA happening later this month so check out their awesome T-60 Power Armor and the show on www.twitch.com/makingitupatl
Axe Handle details- Cast Resin and Leather.
The handle was sculpted to have wood grain texture before molding and a painted faux finished to have the variegated multicolored patterns. Then I weathered the surface of the "wood" as well as the leather wrappings to appear worn, dirty, and well used like any proper viking weapon. 😁
#jarnborn #vikingaxe #axe #nordicaxe #fauxfinish #jmprops
Axe Handle details- Cast Resin and Leather. The handle was sculpted to have wood grain texture before molding and a painted faux finished to have the variegated multicolored patterns. Then I weathered the surface of the "wood" as well as the leather wrappings to appear worn, dirty, and well used like any proper viking weapon. 😁 #jarnborn  #vikingaxe  #axe  #nordicaxe  #fauxfinish  #jmprops 
Handed this bad boy off to his happy new owner today!
#waraxe #nordicaxe #thor #unworthythor #jmprops
TIP: I like to mount smaller delicate pieces so that I don't have to touch them while painting or leave an accidental fingerprint in an otherwise beautiful finish! 😀
 #maker #makersgonnamake #tip #wip #lokiscepter #propmaker #propreplica #jmprops
My brother got excited about this Jornborn Axe made for a client and decided he needed to test it out.. Thouroughly. Just to be sure it worked. 😂 LOL
My brother got excited about this Jornborn Axe made for a client and decided he needed to test it out.. Thouroughly. Just to be sure it worked. 😂 LOL
Speed Build of Wonder Woman leg armor today. 😀 Looking forward to wearing these at DragonCon! 
#foamarmor #foamsmith #wonderwoman #dcon #jmprops #costumearmor
Wonder Woman Bracers getting painted up today! 
#wonderwoman #bracers #jmprops #propmaker #propreplica
Tip: Small intricate details that need to be mirrored are best done with vinyl stickers before molding. This allows for uniformity and is waaaaay faster than hand etching! 
#axe #nordicaxe #vikingaxe #weapon #jmprops #wip #making #propmaker
Wonder Woman foam speed build for DragonCon, This one is for me! First new personal costume in 3 yrs so I'm excited! ! Knew I wouldn't have time to cast everything so using some of my mockups for my costume then I'll finish them right after Halloween Rush. 😁 
#wonderwoman #dcon #jmprops #costumearmor #cosplay #foamarmor #foamsmith
Wonder Woman foam speed build for DragonCon, This one is for me! First new personal costume in 3 yrs so I'm excited! ! Knew I wouldn't have time to cast everything so using some of my mockups for my costume then I'll finish them right after Halloween Rush. 😁 #wonderwoman  #dcon  #jmprops  #costumearmor  #cosplay  #foamarmor  #foamsmith