needs a nick name red" little death star or anti hammer gun." lol the frist one came to me while watching spaceballs.
OK, time for me to make less talk and show more pictures. Here are some taken outside with the newly finished Frag Grenade.
Revised loading port reworked to not leak light or BBs. The white hopper is constantly lit to pre-charge the glow BBs. The Frag Grenade (see sister thread) holds just enough for a complete refill.
Spartan Laser has improved fit all the way around. Push button actuates grenade light.
I tidied up some of the paint damage and weathering during the refit.
My current collection of props. The helmet began life as the case for my Halo 3 Legendary Edition. In 2008 I set out during a deployment with the idea to make the LE helmet look decent. I came back with a wearable helmet, full costume, and plans for this Splaser.
I hope you've enjoyed the update. There are a couple of different photos at the end of the grenade thread. Hopefully I be able to get into the field and get more pics and videos of this in action. Thanks for following.
Looks like the Master Chief found a crate of Christmas Cheer. That should make Cortana's whining a little more tolerable!
I got this little crate of liquor-filled chocolates in my stocking and thought that was a perfect accessory for the 13-inch Master Chief figure. I have a gravity hammer I've built for this thing I'll debut in January.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Lawl. Good picture!
Merry Christmas to you too.
Just had the Spartan Laser out for a great day of local airsoft. I'd planned to get good video finally, but failed to do so. I got three kills with it during a short play period. The first was a team kill. To be fair, he was shooting at me and the three other teammates holed up around me. He took about 20 BB to his center of mass. Ouch!
Photo by TheFrog.
Can you spot the futuristic space weapon among the sea of AKs and M4s?
Next appearance is at PENSACON with a planned promo video coming in March by a major airsoft manufacturer.
That's fantastic, I love that thing. I'm assuming all the other players are crazy jealous?
That thing's bulky enough that you could attach a GoPro to it and not really notice.
Made it out to PENSACON last weekend with the Spartan Laser. Had a good time, but hauling a 22 pound prop around is definitely a fitness program in itself.
It was very popular. I was only too happy to let others try it on. I only got a few photos of it myself. How do I tell her she has bad shooting form?
Garrett Wang who played Harry Kim on Star Trek Voyager was eager to check it out! Photo by Ron Smith.
What do you do with your 22 pound baby when you need to change the battery or use the little spartan's room?
You use the baby changing table of course!
Very briefly on Saturday, I suited up. My costume isn't particularly comfortable, so I don't wear it for too long. I prefer to showcase my props. Still, this thing isn't doing too bad for a cardboard costume built in 2008 that makes it out for every Haloween and title launch.
Thanks for looking.
I know how you feel but with the way things are going suiting up is going to be on my list every year now thanks art.
You've done very good work, and it's always awesome to show it off!
Very nice work.
How thick is the fiberglass used for the upper portions of the laser? How many layers of fiberglass mat did you use?
I use the cheapest polyester resin I can find. DO NOT use epoxy resin with ordinary mat. The binding agent in standard mat corrupts the catalytic process of the epoxy, preventing it from curing. If you want to use epoxy resin (much more expensive than polyester, but no odor), use cloth or find the special mat for epoxy resin.
For my parts I want to use in airsoft, the double mat gets me a finished thickness of 1/8 to 3/16 inch thick. It's easily a 1/4 inch in the corners, but that's where I need the strength not to chip or splinter. Remember, there is no advantage to using any more resin than it takes to saturate the cloth or mat. It's brittle and adds weight.
Honestly, the two layers is a bit much for cosplay. I would use only a single layer in a prop weapon or costume. I might double or even triple some narrow (1.5 inch) strips around the interior edges of a costume piece for strength and to allow rounding the edges. For a prop weapon, your target weight should be under 6 pounds if you plan to carry it all day in costume. My Spartan laser weighs 14 to 15 pounds with the airsoft gear removed. I can carry it all day at a con (out of costume), but end exhausted. In a costume, you carry weapons much further from your chest and excess weight is killer. I'm good for only an hour max with the Splaser in costume. On the airsoft field, the Spartan Laser is 22 pounds combat loaded. I run a very light loadout for that reason--a canteen, extra BBs (in my frag grenade), and a small sidearm (good 'ol 1911).
So what are you looking to build?