For today's Throwback Thursday, this is that one time I hand-made 20k Dwarvish rings for some Dwarvish chainmail for that blasted King Under the Mountain, Thorin.
I started with a single ring, molded it. Made multiple copies from that mold and then made a large master mold. Proceeded to do multiple pulls using SmoothCast 65D (which I do NOT recommend for this style of a project...Simply because my objects were too small and I had viscosity issues with it. It basically melts at 100* and turns into mush.) So I re-ran them with Onyx (Fast-Black) and some other crap I'd never heard of and the name/number eludes me, but that worked. Keep in mind this isn't traditional metal mail, so you can't have open jump rings. So I had to make them with a slight slit, and had to use a product that would allow me to manipulate (open) the material enough to weave the rings and not snap while doing so. I broke several, don't worry😆. EVERY ring had to be hand-sanded on the back side (outer & inner edges) so they wouldn't catch on each other (result of molding, they have flat backs otherwise) then they were hand painted 3x each and assembled... Which I did on the flight over 😆 I had to do this project twice, once I realized the 65D product wouldn't work. So 20k+ rings later, voila. Labor-of-love. Stoked how this came out and I'm so glad the original creators got to see this costume in person. The Weta folks are such amazing and gracious people. #tbthursday#thorinoakenshield#dwarves#dwarvishchainmail#weta#wetaworkshop#thehobbit#chainmail#cosplay#WeCosplayersAreNuts#tedious#YesIHavePatience#SandedMyFingerTipsOffToo#neverAgainLOL
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The super eventful weekend is over!
Had a great time at #sydneysupanova in my Volstagg on Saturday and Dwarf on Sunday.
Met so many cool people and caught up with old friends.
Entered the comp on Sunday and won Best Craftsmanship despite such great competition.
Thanks for all those who have been following my work here and coming to say hello, I means a lot!
Big shoutout to @luminsworkshop for giving every competitor a great little prize pack, The wonderful @kattklaws for giving me a place to crash, @wintercozplay for printing of some the buckles of my armour, @divergndesigns for assisting in my Laser cut knotwork and @theherostudio for having great deals allowing me to buy all my foam!
The dwarf was super light and comfortable, took very minimal damage overall.Now to relax for a while and think about how I'm going to get it to Brisnova!! #cosplay#costume#thehobbit#lordoftherings#weta#foamsmith#foam#dwarf#dwarven#wetaworkshop#lotr#marvel#thor#ragnarock#worbla