I had a bit too much fun in Photoshop….
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Photography by

Editing by Gabriel Forbes

Ships Models by Bioware


FemShep by Jason Chan

Work done through Massive Black Inc.

As a huge fan of the Mass Effect franchise, I was very excited to work on the final chapter of the trilogy.  I worked with EA to develop options for the female versions of the protagonist, Shepard, commonly referred to as Femshep.  These options were voted on by the public to determine an official look for Femshep, which was never done in the first two installments. Beyond my work with Femshep, I also worked on developing the look of BroShep for the box art and helped out on concepting the omniblade.  


I watched a DIY video on silicone moulding and thought “I can do that, how hard can it be?” 

1) create a template out of condensed styrofoam and drywall puddy

2) create a two part silicone mould

3) Mix A & B liquid plastic and pour into the mould

4) paint and clear coat

Well the template alone was like 50 hours of cutting, glueing, and sanding to get the details to be just right. The two part mold was another 20 hours or so of not really knowing what I was doing. The pour only takes 15 minutes along with some prep and clean up. Then you have to cut off the excess (flashing), sand and fill any air bubbles, and finally home stretch. Just 10 more hours of layering paint and some light sanding, apply two layers of clear coat and you’re done. One killer prop for this nerd to fight off a hoard of mindless husks. That really wasn’t hard at all…         …yes that was sarcasm.