frankippolito Raw latex castings and molds from the "District 9" hand that I made for Tested.com's newest project. Well, @chinbeard and I did our parts a month ago. Video is up on Tested.com now, so go check it out! The gun that Bill made is awesome. I'm more of a side-note. Hahahahah! 41min

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frankippolito Workin on the first draft (and just a working title) but I've gotten the ball rolling on my first e-book. It will cover basic 2 part epoxy molds, like the ones that I do for silicone mask companies. Any questions about stuff? So I don't forget to explain things... 11h
  •   docfx13 Shut up and take my money. Would to see your process all the way through 7h
  •   frankippolito @jedifyfe that's the third book in the series. 7h
  •   jedifyfe @frankippolito nice. Then comes "Memoirs of a Cool Shit Maker" 7h
  •   omgdean87 Is this going to be a book geared more at the layman or the experienced/ advanced side of things? 6h
  •   leswoon_creations Ooooh shit. I'll certainly get a copy as soon as it comes out! I'm a print designer by trade, so if you want some help or want someone to lay the whole thing out just let me know, I would love to help. I've done 300+ page books at work before so I've got experience with it. 6h
  •   frankippolito @omgdean87 should be easy enough for relative newbies, while still having content for veterans. 5h
  •   jimmy2eggs How have I missed this post. Looks great Frank. Can't wait to read this bad boy! 4h
  •   gpaspfx Frank, make a video of this..I'll be the 1st to buy 2h

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frankippolito Sculpted a zombie mask for @blackboxfx. I've been soooo back-to-back with work, was nice to squeeze in a sculpture for these guys. 1d

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frankippolito Workin on a sculpture.... 1d

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frankippolito My newest favorite piece of equipment! An accurate metering pump for epoxy resins. Read my post in facebook (facebook.com/Ippolito.frank) for info and my thoughts. 3d

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frankippolito The Rancor project videos are starting to pop up on Tested.com!

Here is the maquette I started roughing to figure out shapes and proportion. It's a CX5 1/8 scale male figure from @adambeaneindustries with @monstermakers monster clay over top. If you have questions about this process, go watch the video first, then ask!
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frankippolito Judge Ippolito. Right? I need a badge now.
Back at #sdcc I was playing around with @therealadamsavage's helmet before he went out as Judge Savage (Dredd). Video of that is up on tested.com right now, and you even see me darkening his facial hair with some @europeanbodyart Endura color.
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frankippolito The Rancor Project!
First Video is up on Tested.com!
I had some great people help me build this in less than 4 weeks leading up to ComicCon!

Thanks Ben Bayouth for helping pattern and fab the under structure, Adam Beane for helping me with the head sculpture, Regina Jiganti for sculpting the teeth and helping on the mold, Niko Gonzalez helped on the mold too. Dezy Hartley help clean out the mold, David Candelaria skinned the arms and fingers, Ratna Pappert and Frank langley made the shackle in the 11th hour! Woo, I think I got everyone.
In the next few weeks we'll have a bunch of videos for how we made this thing!
2w

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frankippolito @Prop_store had a original Rocketeer helmet at SDCC, I took tons of photos for reference when I start painting mine! 2w
  •   kristalstems Ommmmg yes!!!!! Looooved that movie as a kid :) 2w
  •   emilysclay So sick 2w
  •   pyrodenny could you imagine owning a screen used original, that would be holy grail level prop 2w
  •   fiercepierce I'd love to see a paint up and weathering of your helmet when you start the project! 2w
  •   fiercepierce A video of it, I mean 2w
  •   art_i_guess_idk it's so beautiful ;-; 2w
  •   renderlam @frankippolito Sweeet!! Hey Frank, is it possible for you to post a few shots(side,back)? Been procrastinating finishing my resin helmet(Monsters in Motion?). Reference has been pretty sparse(until now). Thanks. 2w
  •   ohlookitsmatty I'm currently making my own version of the helm. Not sure if I'll get it this pretty, but it'll be close. 2w

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frankippolito My little contribution to @therealadamsavage's 2001 space suit costumes with Commander Hadfield! I molded and cast up the lunch boxes. Molds were sorta-clear 37. Castings were epoxical white surface with Epoxamite 102 laminating resin backing it. (From @smoothon / @ramaterials )

Video up on Tested.com!
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  •   coregeek Just watched the vid. Those looked great man! 2w
  •   joejones67 Such a great idea!! 2w
  •   elasophia Hey Frank! I'm a fan of your work since FaceOff. I would love to see your videos on tested.com How do i find them? 2w
  •   glazyuk Grand !!! 2w
  •   charlieahlschwede Ahhh! I think I accidentally clicked the "Report as Inappropriate" while scrolling through, sorry! Clearly it is not! I hope IG doesn't give you crap about it! 2w
  •   zyote I would LOVE a casting of this!! 2w

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frankippolito We got early access to @anovos Shadow Trooper kit! Check out the video on Tested.com and we'll show you what it entails, and how to start digging into building it! 3w
  •   lasseoxboll This will be helpful when I get my TK in November/December. Thanks for the input about the air tools, this will make my winter much easier looking forward to the next episode. 3w
  •   akarolian Did the early access include the completed helmet? Or is it in kit form as well? 3w
  •   3rdelementco @frankippolito did you guys find adams missing Indiana Jones stone? 3w
  •   frankippolito @akarolian as far as I know, it will come with a completed helmet, but don't quote me on that. 3w
  •   frankippolito @3rdelementco still missing 3w
  •   3rdelementco @frankippolito damn i was hoping the lowlife had returned it. :-( 3w
  •   lasseoxboll @akarolian it comes with a completed helmet. My order confirmation says: 1x STAR WARS Classic Trilogy Imperial Stormtrooper (PRE-ORDER) - Kit with Completed Helmet 3w

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frankippolito Unveiling my latest Tested.com project at @therealadamsavage's party tonight at ComicCon! Starts at 9pm Fluxx nightclub on 4th. All are welcome!

Videos and making-of coming next week on tested.com!
3w

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frankippolito Small crowd here at the panel that I'm on at #sdcc. 3w

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frankippolito Repost from @therealadamsavage

We're here, and he's throwing a party for everyone.
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frankippolito Mold making monday! Well, this is from a few weeks ago. Epoxy jacket mold, ready to pour the silicone in. Any questions? 3w

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frankippolito Less than a week till SDCC. I finished my parts for @therealadamsavage weeks ago, but still cranking away at my project!
Oh, and next friday, Tested.com and Adam are throwing a party at ComicCon! It's free. And was awesome last year. Head over to tested.com for info.
This pic of from Adam's costume last year. I made the facehugger for it.
4w

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frankippolito In one week, I'll be loading up my truck and heading down to San Diego for ComicCon... Any guesses as to what I'll be wearing this year? Here's a hint, it's not from a cartoon.
Gonna be a LONG week to get this one all finished!! Jesus Zoidberg was from last year. And super fun to hang out with the protestors!
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frankippolito Grindin' today. And erryday. Picked up a couple of these for a project in doing over the next few week. They're only about 10 bucks each, so I got one for each bit ill be using, that way I don't need to slow down to swap bits.
Been slammed at the shop with an awesome crew of ringers. Can't wait to show ya what we're building!
1mon

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frankippolito Cuz I think it's baddass, here are a couple more rad shots (from @normchan) of the @monsterpappa kit that I painted up for a video series now on Tested.com! 1mon

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frankippolito The last part of Tested.com's video series on model kit painting is up! I used @monsterpappa's paint scheme as a roadmap for my paint up of his awesome kit!
@normchan and @willsmith came far on theirs too! Thanks @iwatamedea for paint and airbrushes for this project!!
1mon

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