Introduction: Hellboy's - Illuminating Right Hand of Doom (RHOD)

I've looked on this website a few times to get inspiration and creative ideas for all sorts.

I decided to make Hellboy's Right Hand of Doom because I felt this would be a great first project to share on the instructables website.

I hope you have as much fun making this as I did.

There is a short video over on youtube here http://youtu.be/RAyTTJ5jMBY

Thank you.

Blan The Genius

Step 1: Hellboy's - Illuminating Right Hand of Doom (RHOD) - Materials

Materials

Polystyrene sheet
1000mm length x 594mm width x 25mm thick

SupaDec (Spray Paint) 400ml
Colour = Red

PlastiKote (Matt Super Spray Paint) 400ml
Colour = Black

Cocktail Sticks

Bamboo stick

UHU (All Purpose Adhesive) 32ml

EVO-STIK Grab N Fill (Gap filling adhesive) to be used with mastic gun

Platube LED Shoelaces (1 pair)
Colour = Orange

Hot wire cutting machine

Soldering iron

Ruler

Marker pen

Protective face mask (use when spraying paint, soldering and cutting the foam using the hot wire machine).

Step 2: Hellboy's - Illuminating Right Hand of Doom (RHOD)

(WRIST: Measuring, marking and cutting the polystyrene sheet into squares)

Measure and mark 198mm from the edge of the polystyrene sheet and draw a line across the width.

Measure and mark 198mm in from both edges and draw the lines, you should now have x3, 198mm square boxes marked out ready for cutting.

You will need a total of 16, 198mm x 198mm squares in total.

Step 3: Hellboy's - Illuminating Right Hand of Doom (RHOD)

(Measuring, marking and cutting the polystyrene squares into circles)

You will have 2 large circles and 9 smaller circles at the end of this step.

190mm diameter for the 2 large circles.

For the 2 large circles I measured from the centre point out and made a mark at 95mm, to cut a nice circle I popped a paper-clip through a piece of card (empty cereal box) and then through the centre point of the polystyrene and spun the polystyrene around to give a circular cut using the hot wire cutting machine.

170mm diameter for the 9 smaller circles.

For the 9 smaller circles I measured from the centre point out and made a mark at 85mm, to cut a nice circle I popped a paper-clip through a piece of card (empty cereal box) and then through the centre point of the polystyrene and spun the polystyrene around to give a circular cut using the hot wire cutting machine.

Step 4: Hellboy's - Illuminating Right Hand of Doom (RHOD)

(Measuring, marking and cutting the polystyrene circles to make rings)

You will have 2 large rings and 9 smaller rings at the end of this step.

100mm Diameter.

For all the circles we need to measure from the centre point out and make a mark at 50mm, we now need to pop a hole through the polystyrene at this 50mm mark so that we
can thread the hot wire through to enable us to cut the inner circle out, making the ring shapes.

Do not bin/trash the inner circles as we will use some of those later for the knuckles and palm part of the hand.

Step 5: Hellboy's - Illuminating Right Hand of Doom (RHOD)

(Measuring and cutting the bamboo stick)

Cut a piece of bamboo 150mm in length (this is the handle for holding onto)

We need to cut out 2 rectangular pieces of the polystyrene ring so that the bamboo handle will slot in from the centre out.

Position the cut piece of bamboo across the centre of a small ring and mark out at both ends where you will be cutting the rectangular shapes.

Then cut those 2 shapes out.

Step 6: Hellboy's - Illuminating Right Hand of Doom (RHOD)

(Positioning and glueing the rings together)

Glue all the rings together using the EVO-STIK Grab N Fill, the order of the rings are as follows:

Large ring = TOP
Small ring
Handle ring
Small ring
Small ring
Small ring
Small ring
Small ring
Small ring
Small ring
Large ring = Bottom

I positioned the prop horizontally then began to draw a swirl free hand, then i turned it over and drew a further two smaller swirls.

CAUTION: This next part I went outside to do and I used a mask too.

Using the soldering iron and a (mask for protection) I traced the swirls.

Step 7: Hellboy's - Illuminating Right Hand of Doom (RHOD)

(HAND/PALM)

Using 2 of the square sheets already cut previously glue them together so that they are positioned on top of each other, like a sandwich.

Grab another square and at an angle of 40 degrees cut across the centre, this will give you two wedge pieces.

Use only 1 of the wedge pieces as the palm piece glue it to the previous glued sandwich pieces.

Using an inner circle position it as shown.

Step 8: Hellboy's - Illuminating Right Hand of Doom (RHOD)

(KNUCKLES)

Using the inner circles cut 3 at a diameter of 64mm(Finger knuckles) and 1 at a diameter of 80mm(Thumb knuckle) and glue.

Step 9: Hellboy's - Illuminating Right Hand of Doom (RHOD)

(HAND: Details and soldering)

CAUTION: Please adhere to safety use on all products. This next part I went outside to do and I used a mask too.

Draw on the crease marks on the palm and further markings on the back of the hand, and using the soldering iron and a (mask for protection) trace the details.

Step 10: Hellboy's - Illuminating Right Hand of Doom (RHOD)

(FINGERS)

Using a square piece already cut, measure 65mm and cut into 3 pieces (these will be used for the 3 fingers)

Take 1 of the 3 pieces just cut and measure 60mm and cut at 36 degrees(this is the tip of the finger) now working back up to the top of the finger measure 55mm and cut
36 degrees, measure 60mm and cut 36 degrees, measure 75mm and cut at 20 degrees.

Glue all the pieces together you should have a curled finger shape.

Repeat this process 2 more times.

Step 11: Hellboy's - Illuminating Right Hand of Doom (RHOD)

(THUMB)

Using a square piece already cut, measure 65mm and cut, using this piece measure 120mm and cut at 36 degrees (this is the main part of the thumb). With the remainder piece of which we cut the thumb part from measure and cut 30mm at 36 degrees(thumb-tip part) and glue these pieces together.

Step 12: Hellboy's - Illuminating Right Hand of Doom (RHOD)

(SPRAY PAINT)

CAUTION: Please adhere to safety use on all products. I sprayed outside and wore a face mask.

Spray first with a dusting of black, be sure not to spray too close or spray too much, small even bursts. Then follow with the red.

Step 13: Hellboy's - Illuminating Right Hand of Doom (RHOD)

(Platube LED Laces)

CAUTION: Please adhere to safety use on all products. This next part I went outside to do and I used a mask too.

Draw an outline of the Platube LED laces control box on the edge of the ring at the bottom, and cut the shape out using the soldering iron, slot the Platube LED laces control box into the gap and thread the led wire around the swirl and glue into position.

Step 14: Hellboy's - Illuminating Right Hand of Doom (RHOD)

(FINAL STEP)

Line up the hand to the wrist, poke two cocktails sticks in either side of the hand and glue together and you're done.

Thanks for reading. Enjoy.

Best regards
Blan The Genius

Comments

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Dinoman217 (author)2015-06-10

Looks awesome! I personally would add some mechanical joints, but it looks awesome!

author

Thanks Dinoman217,
Yeah that's a great idea.

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Attmos (author)2013-11-27

Yours is awesome too. Really nice job with detailing the polystyrene.

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machinecrafted (author)Attmos2013-11-27

thanks

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Honus (author)2013-10-05

Love it! I'm a huge Hellboy fan. :)

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machinecrafted (author)Honus2013-10-06

Thanks Honus.

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