This is it guys! 20 hours of work for a piece that is going to be 90% covered. but I'm happy I did it. It's also the only thing I've made for Alex that he is actually impressed with (and I made him a leather Nightingale! )
But I have to agree this thing is snazzy. So stout that it actually stands up by itself! If you can't tell, the main fabric is a rubber type with little hexes by Yaya Han. The accent fabric is thin and silky, taken from the lining of a dress coat. The zipper is metal and the collar and shoulder pipings are filled with fake Christmas snow (like for those city displays. It even has the glitter. Lol)
Turbo again printed me these cool squarish buckle things. We didn't really plan on a width. Naturally the easy to find 1" wide nylon looked too small and the next size 1-1/2" didn't fit. So I bought 2" wide nylon, folded and iron them on both sides, then sewed them to be 1-1/4" wide. For the red tab, I folded red cloth over 1" nylon and sewed them together. For now it's just pinned, but it will get sewn to the big strap.
Visor is done. Electronics are done. All that is left is attaching the shoulders and I want to mount a knife to the chest.
So far the two fans and one light run for 20 minutes before the battery dies, but oh well! Now we know what we'll fill those mag pouches up with Sean Anwalt
Finished the thigh lights. No problems. Thanks to TurboCharizard who showed me how to use a breadboard.
I made 7 attempts at vacuum forming a visor before getting one I was pleased with. Only to learn that stony props jim 's visor material doesn't heat form! So I just glued it to some .020 PETG and put some velcro around it.
I'm sorry to say I haven't been paying enough attention to this thread......shame on me!!! PerniciousDuke, I'm at a loss for words. Your craftsmanship and dedication to detail are FANTASTIC!!!!! You should be saying more than just "Aaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!" Awesome build!!!!
Though, word to you builders.. make sure your wiring is good! I put this helmet on and heard an audible pop from the battery when the fans were not even running. Pretty scary. Chris wired the switch wrong, but he fixed it.