Oh wow! This I need to see finished. Keep building!
Because I'm a nervous nelly and don't want to see your hard work fail and you to fall off stilts, you should look at adding some cross members to keep the uprights grouped together even tighter. Maybe something like slotted steel for sake of strength and low weight.UPDATE!!
New stilts are in progress and are 1,000x better than the PVC stilts. Should have gone this way from the start lol. I wanted the PVC ones to work for the benefit of being lighter in weight, but these wood ones are so much sturdier and feel so much safer. Plus I was able to make an easy step-up platform right off to the side for each foot, meaning getting in and out of Gipsy will be easy. Also, I've been plugging away at the chest piece in the meantime and finally got most of it done. Just some more detailing on the back and sides and it'll be good.
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It's pretty solid right now, but I was thinking of adding just a bit more support near the top to be safe. The middle piece has 3" lag bolts running through it so it's got the 2 uprights pinned really tight already. Working on figuring out the calf braces and rest of the PVC frame up to the hips and waist right now, and that'll help keep it from rocking side to side so much.
Is there a story behind putting the Smash Bros logo on the Elite skull?UPDATE!!
Both feet are foamed out, and I got 1 shin done as well. Did a slight test fit to see how big it was gonna be and.....oh......oh my.
Once the other shin is done I may need to focus on building the stilts right away to help support the shins. Basically building the internal skeleton as I go to keep everything from drooping and warping too much.
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Looks like I'll have to strap a full auto nerf rifle to my mech then XDUPDATE!!
Once the hands are done, I want to jump right into building the cargo ship weapon. I don't think I mentioned that before, but I am building a 7 foot long cargo ship to go along with Gipsy as a main weapon. The gauntlet sword is still in question if I'll build it or not, but the ship should do fine for now.
It's our gaming group logo. We play a lot of Halo, Smash, and Rock Band. Made it...gosh...11 years ago? When I got into making armor and stuff I decided to make a 3D version of our logo for the annual parties. Fun fact, the guitars still work, and I've played a few songs with it lolIs there a story behind putting the Smash Bros logo on the Elite skull?
Think I'll put a install my Nerf axe to make the upcoming fight more interesting.Using the boat as the sword, 10/10 would recommend, this thing is gonna look dope!
That would be much appreciated. I've found a few ball and socket parts used on cars that might work, but I don't know how much flex they have. Plus my arms won't have quite as much weight as your would since I'm using foam for all the armor pieces.