Thursday, April 26, 2018

Elven Helmet

Sander Propworx returns to our pages with this beautiful Warhammer-style Elven helmet

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Glowing Crystals

Talkenia brings us this set of glowing crystals created for a fantasy LARP in the Netherlands.  The crystals themselves were hand formed from Worbla Crystal Art moldable thermoplastic.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Star Beast

"The Star Beast" was the working title of the script by Dan O'Bannon that would eventually become "Alien".  It went through a myriad of changes during development, particularly in the depiction of the xenomorph itself.  At one point Ron Cobb had a pseudo-quadruped concept for the adult form.

When H. R. Giger was brought on board his initial design for the chestburster drew on that depiction before his far more effective bipedal creature was finalized.

Sadly, the so-called "killer turkey" chestburster looked ridiculous due to the limitations of 70s puppetry technology, pushing the production to the iconic design we're all familiar with today.  Now, all these years later, Patrick Magee brings us this amazing recreation of the proto-chestburster based on Giger's artwork

Monday, April 23, 2018

The End of Immortality

Dale Bigford has wrapped up his Immortality Box project and in many ways he's saved the best for last.  That includes Herbert West's prototype reanimation serum and a fantastic set of extraterrestrial symbionts contained within a functional stasis device.

You really need to click on over and read through the whole thing.  It's not only one of the most impressive prop projects ever featured here, but an engaging example of item-based storytelling.  I'd happily pay for a book that expands on the narrative he's created.

Friday, April 20, 2018

After the Bomb

Dmitri Zaitsev of Nuclear Snail Studios has made a career out of creating post-apocalyptic costuming and showing others how to do the same. His latest is this phenomonal dystopian marine costume. Just click through for the full gallery, which features some detailed closeups.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Heart How-To

Madeyewlook Twice brings us this handy tutorial on crafting a realistic human heart using clay and off the shelf makeup products. This would make a great weekend project with the kids! Heh.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

That Which Shows the Way

This Vegvisir adorned tome comes to us from the talented Alex Libris.  Featuring a hand tooled leather cover and custom hardware.