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Grunt...Animatronic Sculpt by commanderholly Grunt...Animatronic Sculpt by commanderholly
Alright, Grunt is finally done! I'm posting pics of his finished face here, but first a FEW THINGS ABOUT ANIMATRONICS!

Grunt's face is going to be animated with a mechanism underneath the foam latex skin to create life-like movement! He's going to have an eye blink, a lip movement, a pupeteered mouth, and an eyebrow movement. All of these use little motor things called servos, that are programmed and hooked up to a battery.

THIS is why Grunt looks SLEEPY! No, I'm not making cute!grunt with squishy eyes, even though that would be awesome. When you sculpt an animatronic head, it needs to be in the neutral position. This means everything has to be as if you've decided to be super lazy and let your mouth sort of slack and your eyes droop. When he's cast up in foam latex, it'll be really easy to just lift his skin eyelid up and make him look awake again and not drunk. Also, those pink pieces are sculpy plates that I made. Those center plates will be made out of plastic so that Tank can see out of the mask. Hooray!
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durpface0 Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This. Is. Amazing.
I hope you're using that for the Mass Effect looks awesome!
So you completely designed this on your own?
I'm speechless.
I can't wait to see what it will look like when it's finished.

Your gallery is amazing!
InvincibleSoul Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing ! I love this character ! Great job !!!
TheZeiGal May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I cannot wait to see this finished. Even now 'though Grunt looks great!
NocturneOblivion May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I vote someone hires you for the Mass Effect movie. Takers? lol
Maloneyberry May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa... This is just SO far beyond all expression of coolness. I think the part of my brain that processes Mass Effect has been overloaded!!! (c:
stevegoad May 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Amazing, can't wait for the painted/animated version. He looks awesome at this stage though.
Kingpin2007 May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist

do you have any idea just how much awesome you've packed into that one pic? man, when it's done, and you get the costume set up, you NEED to link a pic, or even a vid for it. with that much detail it'll easily be the best Cosplay in the HISTORY of cosplays...

all you need once it's all done is to install a voice distorter to make your voice sound like Grunt's....then you're done =P

man, this alone has inspired me to Devwatch you. i look forward to seeing how this turns out
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