I'm so busy with various projects I forgot about my pet project - a War Machine costume from the new movie. I only have about 3 weeks, or less before the movie opens, so I'm going to kill myself to try and get it done in time.
Only 3 days into it and I have the two side arm guns. I decided on Vacuform hollow plastic so they don't add weight to my arms. I'll try to add lights later, just trying to get the whole thing together first, then I'll add all the fancy details.
I started by drawing them in profile in the computer so I could scale them and then spray glue the prints to various thicknesses of wood that I cut out then stacked to get the shape of the body of the gun.
Then I made the front heat sinks out of wood and plastic and made a mold so I could pour up a set in urethane for both sides. The barrels are plastic and wood with some bondo, and then a vinyl texture pad in the form of knurling, that I wrapped around the vacuformed tips. Next up - the shoulder Gatling gun!