The feet are actually the same scale as the chest, as are the shoulders and forearms. The biceps and hands are underscaled and the head is overscaled relative to the actual model. Also the hips are a mix of overscaling (for the abs) and underscaling (for the hips) to get proper coverage without being comicalGipsy could also use some bigger boots, right now the upper body is way too heavy. Lift shoes are also a good idea, no matter how tall you are on your own.
Apart from that, it's an amazing suit!
If it's cool with you I'm totally stealing that picture Always nice to see other Spartans out and about...we're far too outnumbered at consThat was me and my friend! I didn't see your Pacific Rim suit, but your spartan armor looked awesome!
Thanks! BTW someone posted pics of us to Reddit's cosplay subreddit if you're interested!Totally fine by me!
I look foreward to seeing it at phxcomicon hopefully!Hey Captaincaliflour,
I've been stalking this thread for a while now and I just want to say that this is totally awesome!
It's been inspiring me to work on Striker Eureka (the files for which I got here: )
And I'll soon have peppable files up on that page just the feet and head to go
Keep it up! I'm always checking this thread to see if you've done more!
It's alright, whenever we get around to it we'll make him the way I wanted to originally...I just don't know anyone who can sew...Cherno and Gypsy look amazing, and Leatherback was awesome! Too bad you have to redo all of Leatherback though... Hey, nice to see some Tau love, haha! A purple scheme as well, I love, since I paint green and purple armored Tau!
Reel Steel..? As in, using metal in the construction? Or trying to make it based on that Hugh Jackman Rock-Em-Sock-Em Robots movie?Absolutely amazing work.
Have you guys considered doing any Real Steel builds?
Nothing, it's not a mold Everything on it is basically foam, except the eyes, teeth, and head tentacles which are all vacuum formed. Eventually I'll cast the head tentacles properly because I want them to be actual tentacles...I just couldn't get the silicone rubber to cure previously and had to pull something outAnd what did you use to construct that head mold?
Actually the point is to make it retractable. I don't want to make just the sword or make it whip-like if I can't retract it, mostly because A) I don't wanna have to carry it out all the time or carry it separately and have to attach it all the time and B) everyone always makes the sword fully extended and I wanna make mine more screen accurate by making it retractable Your idea however would totally work if I was making it that way, it'd just require a motor, some guitar wire, and the individual sword segments, and activating the motor would keep it taught no problem. I just don't want to make it that wayWhile I don't have tips on making the sword retractable per say, I do know how you could make it into a whip vs. a sword as per the .gif image you supplied.
Basically, you want to limit it so that it can only shrink in size to a certain degree (ie, the minimum length the sword needs to be). You have the links of the whip attached on a rope, and when you pull on the rope, it tightens the whip so that it is sturdy and straight like a sword should be. It won't retract, but it makes it so that it can be a whip or a sword.
Also, you don't want to add too much slack between the pieces, because if you do, then they have the chance to slide out of their grooves in the piece that the rest within and when you try to tighten it into a sword, you'll have a piece that won't slide in and is sticking out and rotated at an odd angle.
Alternatively, if you will primarily have it as a sword rather than as a whip, you can add a spring at the end to hold the cable tight, and when you want the sword to become loose and turn into a whip all you would need to do is compress the spring.
Just my $0.02.