Black Widow - Age of Ultron

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  1. Belleb08

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    I am working on my Age of Ultron Black Widow costume that fully lights up with light up batons too. I finally got most of the supplies needed so look for updates and progress pics very soon.

    Below are all the images that I am using to help get the details for this progect since I will be wearing it for a con the Weekend of May 8th and need it done before the movie even comes out.

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    Hi anyone that has checed this thread out and knows about smooth-on products I need some advice.. I am looking to use one of their liquid plastics for the widow bites, belt details and such and would like to see what advice you can give me on using this product and what works best.

    Thanks
     
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    Okay got the pattern pretty much done. Had my mother draw it on me so the lines of the suit worked with my body type. Now onto finalizing the lines and cutting it out.

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    Awesome start! Can't wait to see more.
     
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    So I have been busy since I only have less then a week to get this done now. Have most of the items drawn out for building besides the boxes on the belt. I got half of the sculpts done and cast in silicone molds and the plastic poured,, I drafted the suit pattern and cut it all out. below are the progress pics. This weekend is going to be very busy building everything :)

    Engineering sketches:
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    The first set of sculpts using monster clay:
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    I sculpted on plexi glass and then built a plexi glass box for the molding phase. used tape to hold the sides together and then hot glue to seal the cracks

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    Using OOMOO 30 from Smooth-On to cast the mold and let it cure for 6 hours

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    Then I demolded to start the casting of the plastic
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    Then using smooth-cast 300 from Smooth-On I poured the liquid plastic into the mold and waited 15 mins till it cured
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    Still have one more sculpt and mold to make and then will start casting those pieces using Shell-Shock by Smooth-On

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    Okay this is the drafted pattern and all the fabric is cut out so now to put it all back together and add the lights :)

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    This weekend I am making a vacuum form to cover the widow bites with transparent worbla tinted with car window tint and to form the knee and elbow pads. Also I will start work on building her batons. Wish me luck that nothing goes wrong
     
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    Thanks for the info. Some of the pieces I actually might recast out of pewter to make them metallic. The boxes I am looking at carving the details into craft foam and covering them in Worbla.
     
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    I love the pewter idea. Instead of carving the details into craft foam, I would actually just create the details by layering craft foam on top of the box (made of whatever). Worbla or even just black plastidip should give a nice surface finish.
     
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    nice thanks for the tips and sharing your project. I am hoping to have the widow bites all done this weekend
     
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    Belle, did you finish in time?
     
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    I actually got it to a point for a convention last week where I felt comfortable wearing it. Going to fully have it finished hopefully by next weekend for a photo shoot
     
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    Awesome! Please post pictures!
     
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    Okay so I have been crazy busy actually wearing this costume. I still have a few things to finish up before dragon con on it like the gloves, shoulder lights, knee and elbow pads. Also need to get better pictures of it all light up. But here are some of the progress pics and then pics from a photo shoot.

    Molding the other parts of the widow bites:

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    Making the vacuum form:

    I followed a youtube video on using scraps around the garage and it worked really well to form the knee and elbow pads. It really isn't that great for small items.

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    Then I made wooden forms of the elbow and knee pads to use with the vacuum form:

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    Then it was time to use the vacuum form. will I tried using the car window tint on it but that did not go well at all you have to get all the water and bubbles out for it to work and this was not happening. So decided to go with the clear plastic and then paint it later on a transparent black or then try using the widow tint.

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    Attempted to make the battery packs on her belt but did not like how they came out so used the pouches on my tactical belt.

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    A friend of mine had a 3D printer and made me a better dagger from a free file we found online:

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    Here are photos of doing the electrical work for the batons. I used spray widow frost inside the tubes and used a mirror and worbla to cap off the top. I also used worbla to cover the tube with all the electronics and the details on it.

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    here are images for the wiring of the EL wire in the main part of the widow bites. The other parts were wired with EL wire like my previous ones were : http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=211147

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    I will post more pics of the shoes and the full widow bites when I redo them; I found issues when wearing them.

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    here are some of the photos for this iteration of the costume. The final iteration will be at Dragon Con :)

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