Mech/Exoskeleton Build (Full-Size )

Discussion in 'Non-Halo Costumes and Props' started by GMer56, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. GMer56

    GMer56 Well-Known Member

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    Fiddled around with buttons all morning only to discover I wired them wrong, but I got there in the end.



    Discovered a rocker panel on my car is almost rusted away so I gotta get some welding equipment to make some more... which means my "How to" video for my arm mechanism will be delayed until next week... or new year's day.
     
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    Had to fiberglass my car after building a new rocker panel (pontiac seems not to have installed drains in their g6 line) and hooo boy. How you guys manage to make armor with this stuff is beyond me. Gets everywhere!

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    Thank god i have coveralls, gloves, a respirstor and safety glasses.
    That being said prolly no how to vid for the arms until this weekend, unless i feel like hooking up a spotliht to my mechs power supply. Hmmmm....
     
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    Snowed in so I worked on an arm attachment.

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    Gonna mount my nerf rampage in it. Ooooooo!
     
  4. Lieutenant Jaku

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    its a bit strange that you would use pretty much the heaviest nerf gun there is. wouldn't it be easier with a lighter gun?
     
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    Whoops its the "Stampede" not the "Rampage" boy is my face red. I got it when it first came out so a bit of a money saver right there.

    Most of the weight is the 6 "D" Cell batteries. I'm going to move the batteries into the torso and connect it up with a wire running through the arm, along with a cable to pull the trigger.
     
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    Between a more rocker panel repairs and my dad's retirement ceremony no arm vid, still gotta wait before you can make your own mech arms.

    But a quick vid 'bout the NERF addition:



    I am quite proud of the thumbnail.
     
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    Got a portable light figured out so I can work at night. In sub zero temperatures. No wonder my camera shut off after a minute of recording! Wanted to do a video but I guess I'll need to keep my camera warm in my car!

    Took out Judd mcstudds arms and have them defrosting in the garage. Replacing the torso with a new frame: IMG_20190113_193529.jpg

    Closeup of the knobbly knees

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    And my skeleton Murphy couldn't resist hopping in (he's 5 foot tall)

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  8. xXDashIVXx

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    Wow... your insane working in that cold! I'd understand if you lived down here because we get lucky if it hits 60, but subzero!? I'm suprized YOU dont need thawing out
     
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    I'm a true Vermonter :)
    I have an ancient suede coat and a plaid furry hat in addition to my coveralls. Very warm.

    It was nearly 27 tonight. Heat wave! A tropical heat wave! Temperature is rising, it isn't surprising...

    Just installed the door. Too busy playing "Oxygen Not Included".

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    Perspective in this one makes it look tiny: hard to believe it's taller than my van (the bottom of that hatch is about 5" off the ground)
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    New years resolution is try to make a video per week. Already failed when my camera battery died last night but at least this Sunday will have a long-ish video.
     

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