Red vs. Blue Tucker and Princess Caboose Build

JD of Asgard

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I see where you were talking about the helmet being warped and it looks like it even twisted slightly. I had something similar to this happen to my chest and back pieces when I put the first resin on them. I used a heat gun and pieces of a wooden stake to untwist the warp. I was thinking if you put some liquor thinner and water in a small container, brushed a light coat over one area and heated it you might be able to save it. I didn't use foam underneath though so I would try this out on a piece of scrap first just to make sure it doesn't eat it.
It looks good so for and good luck!
I'm not 100% sure where I went wrong. The foam might not have been lined up properly to begin with, maybe the weather effected the resin, I'm not totally sure. I did realize that I started in the wrong direction. I started with the top of the helmet and once that dried I moved on to the lower half. Maybe all that added weight caused the foam to shift before I could do the rest. I did it the reverse way this time and didn't have that problem.
 

JD of Asgard

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'The rivets and foam details came out looking pretty nice after plastidip! I even cut some details in to add a little more depth.

It's crazy to me how different this build feels from the last. I have 3 kids now instead of just the 2, but I guess that's helping because I make sure to do much more set up due to limited time and make sure that the limited time I have is used effectively. I also edited the template just a bit on the inside so that these fit WAAAAY better than my last build. I'll probably still secure them with a snap to the undersuit, but it fits so well they may not even be that necessary.
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Dirtdives

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They may fit very well now.....but later on after wearing it for a while.....bumping in to people at a con and just moving around will shift things.....I say still go w/ securing it. Great work.
 

JD of Asgard

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Just a little update on my project. Forearms are finished as well as the shoulders. I've got one hand finished building and working on the other today. I'm a little nervous because I didn't really do the full build for my hands last time and even then it wasn't that great. Here's hoping they turn out as great as these pieces!
 

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JD of Asgard

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It's a been a hot minute guys. Between nursing school and parenthood things are slow but progressing! I added some lighter teal areas and used a marker to add that cell-shaded video gamey look to the armor since it's based on rvb. I also decided to cut most of the weathering out to let the cartoony colors of it all pop better.

My goal for the holiday break is to have the back portion of the chest done and start moving on to the hips and thighs. I was just reading Zonbi's cosplay handbook that I got for Yule and saw that she suggested building thigh and shin pieces on a piece of stretchy fabric that can slip on and off of your legs/pants easily. Anyone have any experience with doing anything like that? I've always just sort of worked them up my leg and snapped them into place on my previous builds.

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