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Excessive force? by grimdarkkommissar Excessive force? by grimdarkkommissar
my Ciaphas Cain warhammer 40k costume.

hat and tunic were made to specification by a friend, i drew plans, we found a pattern to work from and he made it, i then added accessories such as buttons, epaulettes and chains.

i also painstakingly crafted the Plasma pistol you see, the glow is produced by EL wire.
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:iconxyga:
Xyga Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
when dealing with heresy there is no such thing as "excessive force"
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
exactly!
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hmsnike Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Excessive force? In MY 40K?!

:iconheresyplz:
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Grimlock13 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Although the plasma pistol is a good choice, I think you should have made a laz pistol for this costume. It is his favored weapons after all.
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:icongrimdarkkommissar:
grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
i was going for the propaganda poster version of ciaphas, not the actual character.
so more hero and less opportunistic bastard.
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Grimlock13 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Perfectly understandable.
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DeanoooO26 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Could you possibly talk me through how to build a plasma pistol similar to this but for Khârn? easily the best pistol i have seen :D
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
sure, i'd check out bolter.blog.com for an old tutorial i wrote on how to make a bolt pistol, and from there just use similar tchniques but change the shapes you use.
its all about takin time to think of objects as a collection of smaller pieces that you assemble, like legos. take your time and be creative.
you can use anything from wood to plastic or even resin to make things.
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DeanoooO26 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i made my original from foam board and eva foam... but didn't have chance to put any lights in it.. i think i have a general idea on what to do.. i was considering buying a battery powered nerf gun... because people try to attack me at conventions and if i hit them with my axe .. they might not get back up :D
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DoctorOverlord Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Neat co-play! Very impressive commissar costume.
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Brother-Reinhard Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
ok so when are you going to start producing those plasma pistols for sale? hah that is really rad!
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:icongrimdarkkommissar:
grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
i don't really mass produce things,
but i can easily make things for people as private commissions.
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fanglish Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Heroism in Imperium comes with bolt-pistols, though plasma covers the badass part rather well too.

good uniform, now all you need is a wwII soviet trooper to complete the picture.
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Layllowggann Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Artist
As always, great uniform (no that's not a costume, I insist :p),
but didn't Ciaphas always use his good ole laspistol?
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:icongrimdarkkommissar:
grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
yup, i based it a bit more on the propaganda "hero of the imperium" concept so bigger weapons :)
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:iconlayllowggann:
Layllowggann Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Artist
yep i see! :)
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ScionofApolo Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Direct quote from everyone in the room: I WANT THE PLASMA PISTOL!!!
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spacelion88 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That pistol is remarkable!! Excellent work!
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:iconblacklunthor:
BlackLunThor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
nice :)
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:iconskyrere:
skyrere Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Ciaphas Cain was epic... and this is a great job on the costume. XD
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:iconunknowner:
unknowner Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Where's Jurgen?
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:icongrimdarkkommissar:
grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I had one briefly, but chaos sabotaged his armor during the con, so it pretty much meant i went without my minion.
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Dialogous Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010   Writer
You just need to find your Jurgen now.

:salute:
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theoggster Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic Plasma pistol & outfit, but they pale in comparison to those stick on "Pork Chop" sideburns haha.

No really, sweet threads.
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:icongrimdarkkommissar:
grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
i'm a big fan of the chops in this one.
:D
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:icontheoggster:
theoggster Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, you should grow those bad boys for real.
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:iconeonorteashadowmaster:
EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student Writer
That looks fairly excessive, yes.
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AbortedFetusChristi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
I am an Imperial commissar. I will enflame the weak, support the wavering, guide the lost. I will be all things to all men who need me. But I will also punish without hesitation the weak, the incompetent, and the treasonous.
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Timehelix Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   Photographer
That pistol is possibly the best gun I have ever seen, awesome work!
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:icongrimdarkkommissar:
grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha thanks, it was alot of work and at the time i had no idea what i was doing, but it paid off
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Timehelix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010   Photographer
It certainly did! Its awesome! pew pew etc lol
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Signet-of-Midnight Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
As a charge of cowardliness, YOU ARE SENTENCED TO DEATH!
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Puppetcancer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist
Even moreso than the props and the lighting effects, I've gotta say your use of threadbare-looking fabric on the purity seals is really, really visually effective. Great job!
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks, i'm really fond of my purity seals :)
sail cloth grade canvas, ink and coffee stains.
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jorgeelmuerte Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Damn that Plasma pistol looks cool :D!

How did you manage to make one that real-looking yet truthful to the franchise in size and shape ?

Just curious...
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:icongrimdarkkommissar:
grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
i drew out a plan, of a practical size for such a pistol based weapon, then increased the size by about 50% more than a pistol should be :D to get the 40k 'scale' right ;)

i also made several pieces that never got used due to them being too small or not right, never be afraid to throw something away and start again if it goes wrong.
and never settle for "good'enuff"
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jorgeelmuerte Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Well, one time I tried to make a boltpistol out of foam plastic(?) ._.'

After I f#cked up the fourth one by carving it into a too slender, un-bulky shape I just decided to abandon the whole project and stick to using proper, sturdy wood as the material.

So far I only have one 40k weapon, a tau pulse rifle... which I made in, what, seventh grade >.< ! !
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
i use an airsoft or toy gun as a base, then built it up with Sintra and sheet styrene,
i have a tutorial up on how to make a boltpistol from the same rough techniques,
www.bolter.blog.com
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jorgeelmuerte Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Hey man, thanks for the link to the site, appreciate it 8)!
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littlefuzzydevil Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Does it explode if you roll a 1?
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:icongrimdarkkommissar:
grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
i have no idea what your talking about, i've fired it FIVE times and it's never misfired!
obviously it's just heretic propaganda
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littlefuzzydevil Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Fire it once more fire it once more
omnomnomnissiah
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kopakakid Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Woah, that plasma pistol looks bad-ass. Now I want one.
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DEATHlikescats Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You guys did a phenomenal job on your costumes. I do hope that my finished Adepta has the level of detail yours did.

See you at Comic-Con 2010!
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome! keep an eye out for us
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:icondorianm:
DorianM Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Excellent costume, and the pistol even more so!
Bravo!
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:icongrimdarkkommissar:
grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
now for rifle sized and bigger weapons!
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:icondorianm:
DorianM Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
How about a power-fist?
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SturmKrahe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
That Plasma Pistol is probably one of the coolest things... ...ever.
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha thanks! it was tough to build, but paid off
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