Now for my biggest and most exciting project to date. I recently had an amazing opportunity to be part of something big that I’ve had to keep pretty quiet about until now. A friend of mine from back in college introduced me to a friend of his by the name of Brian Curtin. You may know Brian as the man behind the incredibly popular Beyond Black Mesa and other Half Life youtube videos. The fame he gained from producing those self-made films attracted the attention of none other than Gorilla Games, the makers of the Killzone series. They supported him in creating a short live action film based on the Killzone universe which is out now
Find out more about Brian’s work on his facebook page here
Through a very fortunate series of events I was introduced to Brian and brought on to produce the Capture Trooper suit for the film. This was by far the most stressful, difficult, and rewarding project I have ever completed. In roughly only two months I produced the first copy of the suit from scratch to be featured in the film. This included studying references, sizing out parts, sculpting the pieces by hand, molding and casting each piece, gathering supplies, building the under suit, painting, and finishing. With that finally completed, Gorilla Games was impressed enough to request a suit of their own. This copy is the one I want to share with you now.
This suit has been produced from the original molds I created from hand built and sculpted pieces. I am horrible about taking progress shots of my work because I tend to work too quickly to stop and take photos. I do have a few however which you will find below. Keep in mind they do not show even a fraction of the total amount of work and pieces that went into the production of this project. Now I will sit back and let you enjoy what you really want to see, the pictures.