My boys and I have started an annual family vacation to Austin every July to attend RTX, and this year I have a suit to wear. My son wanted to cosplay with me, so we ended up deciding on a Meta suit for him (or, to put it more aptly, my suit was made in preparation for his Meta suit...). Here is my attempt to do him justice. Brenden opted for the latest version of the Meta, where his chest attachment was EVA.
I wanted to have more done when I started the thread for this build, but I realized that I'm better at documenting a build when I have a thread to answer to...weird, I know.
So, I have the helmet built so far, but I'm not sure if it will be the one in the final suit. The foam visor will hopefully be replaced by a vacu-formed visor by the time I'm done. ^_^ I did put these first few pics in my helmet thread, but I figured I'd put them here for the sake of keeping it all in one place.
The foam visor was more or less put in there so that I could "see" the finished helmet while working on the suit. Motivation, I guess. The file was the Weta EVA helm by Suzerain unfolded by NoMaybeYes. I had fully intended to make it a scratch build, but the helmet file was rather easy to put together, so I looked around for an H3 chest file to modify for foam. The file I eventually chose to modify was from Robogenesis, and turned out to look pretty achievable once I was done.
So, file modified and ready for foam... on to the torso! Yeah, I'm not 100% sure why I always do the torso and helmet first...
It started looking too big, so I stopped early and started over since this is for my 13-year old son. ^^; I'll be going back to the chest attachment later.
It fits a little loosely still, but it's much better...thinking his undersuit will fill in a good bit. We shall see. Not fond of the way the bicep is drooping either, but I have no attachments rigged yet to keep it in place. I'm hoping to make extra vinyl pieces to add to his undersuit (once I get it...), but I'm anxious to get the suit put together first. The bicep file was also from Robogenesis, but the file for the CQB attachment was labeled with the name Belakor. (I had a template drawn up for it since it's just a simple curved piece, but ultimately just referenced the file to get the shape right.)
Next, I'll be making the EVA shoulder attachment for his right shoulder, and then I'll move down the arms to the forearms. Figure I'll just fly by whatever feels right on the scratch vs. modified file for this go 'round.
Added idea: Brenden agreed that he would buzz his head for the event and apply a temporary tattoo of the Meta symbol. Anyone have any ideas that don't involve sharpies? I've had one suggestion to try henna pens so I'll definitely try that, but I figured I'd ask to see what everyone thought. Okay, it's late and I'm likely not making much sense, so I'm gonna go sleep. ^^; See you guys next time!