frankippolito Finally packed for DragonCon. This is possibly the most important item. 12h

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frankippolito Almost done putting together my @anovos Shadow Trooper prototype kit to wear at DragonCon this weekend! Come check it out, and I'll tell ya how fun it is to build with @normchan!
This my last thing to get ready for the weekend! I get in friday, and @lenperalta and I will do our live CreatureGeek podcast that evening! Can't wait!!!!
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  •   akarolian Awesome! Loving the builds! Can't wait to see your proton pack! congrats on your success! 3d
  •   hushyfoxx Come see me! I found out I'm working it but I won't be able to leave my booth at the dealers hall for most of the day all four days :( 3d
  •   hugo_oliveira_ it looks amazing :) greatings from Portugal 2d
  •   doktor_a Have a great time at the con. Sadly I won't be there this year or I would have hunted you out. Looking forward to the Creature Geek. 2d
  •   stellasensel Beers? Wooooooot! 2d
  •   just.jane.doe So Im really interested in doing this kind of thing.. pretty much my dream job, I love costumes amd art amd mask and creating stuff. Anyways! I was just wondering how someone goes about getting a job like this. 13h
  •   frankippolito @just.jane.doe practice more than you think you need to, never stop, have a good attitude, always keep learning new things, never be late, research everything, use reference, share your work and knowledge. Keep these things up, and if your work is good, people will take notice and give you opportunities. 12h

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frankippolito I'm our mold garden, I only raise organic, grass fed, free-range @smoothon brand epoxies. 4d
  •   vexfx *warning: molds may contain gluten and are produced in a factory where nuts are present. 4d
  •   jimmy2eggs Man, u guys have been busy. 3d
  •   frankippolito @jimmy2eggs and I can't even post photos from half the projects we're doing! 3d
  •   meadows_fx Is your epoxy mould tutorial available? 3d
  •   frankippolito @meadows_fx besides the articles in tested.com from the zoidberg project, no. I'm working on a book... Still a little ways away. 3d
  •   meadows_fx Thanks for the heads up @frankippolito :) 3d
  •   quasi_frodo Looks like your garden produce went all mouldy! 3d
  •   nightmaregloves I love that giant rancor mold 3d

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frankippolito Newest Rancor video went up on Tested.com yesterday! I talk about molding and painting and doing the skin texture on the body. 4d

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frankippolito I had the honor of molding a Navy Seal's hand for a set of custom gloves he's having made. Used algisafe from @smoothon then cast a hydrocal copy that I'll then re-mold in silicone and make a couple plastic copies for the glove company @mechanix_wear to pattern off of. 6d

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frankippolito My crew is dialed this week! Jammin out molds for @immortalmasks and @blackboxfx ! Thanks to @hahaurdead121 @nikogonzalezfx and my newest
rockstar, @laneychantal!

Molds are all @smoothon epoxies! Scroll through past posts for info on how we do them. Ask anything that isn't clear in past posts.
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  •   provakatuerdesign @frankippolito hi my boyfriend is an awesome photographer and would like to trade you portfolio professional photos of your work or anything photo related you would like to do a head casting of his head. @caseymoorephoto 6d
  •   alec_mann_pk What should I use to cast a custom shoe sole? 6d
  •   laneychantal frank a million thanks to you and your crew!! 5d

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frankippolito If you are up at PAX, go check out the HOB statue that we made for Runic Games! Here it is before paint. Base is mostly MDF (made by Franco Goss), and the sprites are carved bead foam that is hard coated (sculpted by @skulboydesigns ) 7d

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frankippolito In case you can't get a sense of scale for the Rancor head sculpture and body suit! 1w

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frankippolito Here is a bit of a turn-around on the Rancor head sculpture. Dubbed the Francor. Hahahahah!
It's all in WED clay with help from Adam Beane and Regina Jiganti. Watch the video on Tested.com to see all of the steps from this project!
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frankippolito Just landed back in Burbank, but it's always awesome visiting Tippett Studio. So many fun and talented people inside those walls! 1w
  •   treesquid I was just there recently for a tour! 1w
  •   gordontarpley I've gotta see that place. Tippett is one of my favorites. 7d

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frankippolito Rancor head sculpting video up on Tested.com (links on my facebook and Twitter) check out how we sculpted this 300lb monstrosity in about 2 days! Had some help from @adambeaneindustries and @hahaurdead121! 2w

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frankippolito Ahhhhhhhhhh! I can't wait to start putting mine together! Just waiting on a couple more parts! 2w

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frankippolito It's like a forest of matrix molds and untrimmed castings/ mask molds! This is PART of what we did last week! (Thanks to Regina and Niko for the help!
All the molds and castings are done with @smoothon epoxies.
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frankippolito New Rancor video is up on Tested.com!! Watch @benbayouth's wizardry with foam fabrication! This one he explains how he makes the under- structure for the project. 3w

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frankippolito Laying up a core for a new project. Any guesses what I'll be sculpting? Hint- it'll be for a Tested.com project. And I'll be sculpting 2. Hoping to reveal before the end of the year (pending my schedule) 3w

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frankippolito Plunked down some loot for this kit. Still need to pick up lights and sound, and a few parts that it doesn't come with. I'm kinda surprised at how many parts I still have to get in a "hero" kit... But oh well! It'll be fun to build!
If you are lookin for kits, Google nickatron Or go to GBfans.com for info! Any SoCal GB peeps wanna come help me put this together the right way? Hahahah
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frankippolito You know when I'm posting old stuff, that just means I can't post the stuff I'm working on in the shop yet. I have a PAX prime statue at the moment, so just a few more weeks till I can post the build. So here is my first animatronic test for Zoidberg from over a year ago! If you want to see more, I just posted a playlist to my YouTube account of all the videos I have been a part of on Tested.com 3w

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frankippolito Dropping off 3 more finished molds to @immortalmasks. It's always awesome to see their library of masks! Happy to be part of their empire! 3w
  •   the.333rd.element Oh gosh. 3w
  •   sleipnir_fx My kind of office space 3w
  •   mr_voldermort So cool 3w
  •   po15on1vy_xo Hey i was just wondering if you could give a quick suggestion on what to use to make vines for your skin in regards to sfx makeup, im displaying as poison ivy and im not sure what is best at staying on skin, thought you might know. Thankyou 3w
  •   po15on1vy_xo Cosplaying* 3w
  •   yush100 Ah I see you're a spawn fan 3w
  •   frankippolito @po15on1vy_xo airbrushing on @europeanbodyart Endura would be my first choice. But Skin illustrator from PPI is also great. 3w
  •   po15on1vy_xo Thanks very much :) cheers for responding! 3w

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frankippolito Hard to imagine it's been almost a year since I started sculpting on the Farnsworth project. Tested.com has been so awesome to me over the past few years, letting me make all the cool things that I've always wanted. And I have more coming! If you haven't seen it, you can search tested.com or youtube for the videos of how I created this makeup. @hdjoey and @normchan have been awesome to work with, documenting my process and making me look good! 3w

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frankippolito Heading over to @scarelosangeles to check out the new masks we made for @blackboxfx (sculpted, molded, and painted). Thanks to Niko and Regina for molding and casting! 4w

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