i pieced the helmet together today, and put a few coats of resin on the top part. i plan to do the top, let it cure, then go onto the bottom. once i have it all covered in resin, i'll do all of it for every new coat i put on. i just wanted to make sure the shape stays before i harden it all at once.
i had a spot of trouble mixing resin and hardener, i think i may have used too much hardener. i hadnt even finished on the top before i had a jelly-like disc sitting in the bottom of a dixie cup. i need to get a plastic measurer that does ounces. or some tablespoons/teaspoons that i can keep. i also need some gloves too, that stuff is mad sticky. i'm still trying to get it off my fingers.
i can't wait till i get this thing ready for paint!
aight, i pieced the anti-plasma thong together, cut it up, and resined part of it. i'm wondering how do i resin the ass section without bending out the bit of the paper belt i left on? i hope that's descriptive enough, but if it isnt i'll try to get some pics tomorrow. i want to keep it form-fitting to my waist on the back. i want to have have small cinches to secure the shlong plate to the detailed parts that go midway on the belt.
i think this calls for MS paint. i'll get to that tomorrow.
Very good, but I will say, it's too late to finish it for halloween, I started on the last week of september on the monday, and I am still working everyday and not having enough time to finish, I should have bought the visor for the helmet weeks ago, but now I need it and I'm not sure if it will ship to me in time.
aight, i had an epiffany thursday morning. i would not be able to finish my costume for the halloween party that took place friday night. so i took thursday off from school, printed all the pepakura and folded it. i woke up at 3 am friday and began resining everything. by 5 PM friday, all the pieces were like so:
Helmet:Fully painted, with black visor from walmart, uses sponges for padding, needs LEDs and fans.
Chest:Fiberglassed, needs sanding, 2nd coat of resin, and painting
Left arm: fully resined outside, needs fiberglass/sanding/resin/paint
Right arm: resined, fiberglassed, needs sanding/resin/paint
Crotch:front piece fully painted, buttplate is fiberglassed
Legs: in various stages, fiberglassed at the most.
I wore a open hoodie sweater, with my "Bitches Leave" t-shirt showing underneath. When I walked into the party with that and my helmet on, everyone went ape ****. even though my visor wasnt the right color and i didnt have the rest of my suit, people were still flocking around. i'm hoping to have the rest done by the 31st to go score some candy door2door.
I made an entire writeup of the process, along with photos(my entry into a contest). I know i didn't put much sanding into my pieces, but whatever. As soon as i finish the suit, I'll make some kind of rifle/shotgun/carbine to go with it.