All the Marvel fans out there will recognize this one! Hubby is making a cybernetic arm out of Worbla for the Winter Soldier premiere next week, but needed a hand on the jacket.
This coat is actually made from pieces two leather coats we found at thrift stores in the area. I traced copied my Dr. Horrible lab coat pattern in his size, removed a few inches from the waist and arm, and traced out where everything needed to go. All in all, there are 47 pieces in this coat, plus zippers and snaps.
At the rate I’m going, I should have finished photos to share in the next 2 or 3 days. Wish me luck!
“Nobody at S.H.I.E.L.D. likes Jasper. I mean nobody. They see him as a glorified accountant, no matter how many Purple Hearts he won in Iraq (for the record, it was three). He’s Internal Affairs, so it’s his job to make sure the monster machine of an agency we’ve got here is running smoothly.
“And that means sticking his nose where other agents don’t think it belongs. Asking the questions nobody wants answered. He doesn’t owe any Section Director or Station Chief his job so he doesn’t have to compromise his judgments for political expediency.
“In other words, he’s exactly the sort of person every successful organization needs. So nobody at S.H.I.E.L.D. likes Jasper but me.
“And my opinion’s the one that matters.” — Nick Fury
Halfway through explaining to requiodile how they’d done the arm prop for TWS I realised I was quoting info from the artbook that I hadn’t seen on Tumblr. So here you go!
"What the directors described was an arm almost beyond what Tony Stark could do now, the highest tech possible, so whoever had replaced Winter Soldier’s arm was beyond what even our main technological hero of the Marvel Universe could accomplish," Meinerding says. "That allowed us to go with the horizontal cut lines across the arm, something fairly traditional in the Marvel Universe, so it was kind of cool to be able to do it on-screen."
Shane Mahan, Physical Suit Effects Supervisor at Legacy Effects, describes the process of creating the Winter Soldier’s arm from a life-cast of actor Sebastian Stan: “First, we do an exact mold of the actor’s arm for the size and the dimension, and then we do a casting out of that. But we also took him to get a 3-D scan of his arm, so we had digital information as well as a hard, real-world casting to work from. We took the designs from Ryan Meinerding’s design team, and then one of our digital artists here — Won-il Song — created a digital sculpture.”
"I designed this to be a seamless forearm piece," Mahan continues. "And after the digital sculpture has been done, and the part has been grown and cleaned up, it matches up to a bicep piece. One of our artists, Chris Swift, is pictured testing it."
Legacy created two versions of the Winter Soldier’s arm. “We made one from foam rubber with tracking markers on it for extreme action,” Mahan says. “And then there were these arms made of urethane that were metalized and had less action mobility, but for certain shots looked reflective and really great.”
More scans etc. here.