Classic Retro Wolverine armor for the skinny guy

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  1. Dadpool

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    I'm building a Classic Yellow and Brown Wolverine Armor Cosplay... I've got most of the base done but still think there is a bit to go. Im wearing it to a con in about 20 days with some friends in an Xmen team.
    I am really skinny and dont have a physique anything like Wolverines so im bulking up on foam.

    The story so far...

    The direction I want to head
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    I built a generic hero armor for the base. Free hand with eva foam.

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    from this base i'm adding the elements that make it Wolverine
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    I put together a Helmet using JF customs pep file

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    I built some claws and started on the Shins, forearms, belt etc
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    Painting, and the strapping/connecting nightmare is next :D
     
  2. sjorsjo91

    sjorsjo91 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is really amazing! looking forward to see it with more color in place.
     
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  3. FirstPick

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    This is fantastic already
     
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  4. Dadpool

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    Thanks Guys! :D
     
  5. mmadadamm

    mmadadamm New Member

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    This is fantastic. As a smaller guy who wants to build Wolverine Ive been trying to find a good foam muscle base. yours is great! nice work!
     
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  6. Dadpool

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    Thanks! Everyone should get the chance to be wolverine ;)
     
  7. Peek73

    Peek73 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Dude that's freaking cool!! Awesome EVA work!!
     
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  8. rockeagle2001

    rockeagle2001 Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff!


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  9. Dadpool

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    Painting a morphsuit for the first time... its hard to find much info on it, seems a bit of a secret lol. anyway i'm trying acrylic paint with a liquid medium for the airbrush. so far so good... but i dont know how many washes it will last so i will only wear it for short periods with testing etc before the con (dont want to be the smelly guy :/ )
    I'm trying to take the bright yellow out and give it a more retro yellow/brown, and you wont see most of the muscles as they will be covered by the armor but i figured its good practice.



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  10. Egon Spengler

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    I like the route you are going but I almost think it would be better to just do it ONLY with the armored pieces
     
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  11. TazVader

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    Looking awesome thus far:)

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  12. Dadpool

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    Thanks guys... Yeah I agree Egon :D the morphsuit is just an undersuit, you wont see much of it at all, it will pull the armor together and make it seem seemless... fingerers crossed :D
     
  13. DavidCoppola

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    That looks fantastic!
     
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  14. Dadpool

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    Painting! well i've sorted my colour scheme... going for minimal cheese lol

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  15. Jmen

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    +1 For paintjob:thumbsup
     
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  16. George

    George Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    D,that is friggin awesome !
    Your foam parts look pro,not freehanded at all:thumbsup
     
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  17. sjorsjo91

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    That is one seriously gorgeous paintjob. Foam work is also friggin' sharp. Absolutely jawdropping!!
     
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  18. aeonpulse

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    dude, wow. impressive foam work! very clean, looks great! looking forward to seeing it completed!
     
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  19. Peek73

    Peek73 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    YOU MAKE ME SICK!! AS IN BAD AZZ!!!!!!! That's just too freaking awesome for words!!!!
     
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  20. JLeezy23

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    Amazing armor and paint! How are those edges so clean? Love how it's not neon and campy LOL outstanding stuff man :cool
     
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  21. Il Princerino

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    that is SICK!!!!!
     
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  22. brand

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    SICK PAINTJOB!!!

    May I ask you your workflow or is it a secret?
     
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  23. Dadpool

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    thanks Everyone :D

    Workflow? is that the pressure of the airbrush? i've only just started airbrushing and dont really know how to do it properly so im kind of making it up as i go... think its about 5 bar if that makes sense lol
    just winging it ;)
     
  24. brand

    brand Active Member

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    Too bad :( I really needed a good advice from a pro in coating priming and painting
     
  25. Dadpool

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    painted the Cowl! Almost done... hopefully get a full suit up this weekend

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  26. Hazmat

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    I love that armour, there's a simple elegance in the way that all the muscles flow together.
     
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  27. axman

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    Love the work so far. When can we see a pic of the armor on the yellow suit?

    Any info on the strapping solution?
     
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  28. VinMan

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    very unique and awesome execution!
     
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  29. Dadpool

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    Thanks guys!
    My first Pics of Classic Wolverine! I'm really happy with it... a character I never thought I could be :D

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  30. axman

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    Great work!! Looks amazing. I might have to get inspired and do something similar


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  31. Il Princerino

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    Dude, that is hands down one of if not the best Wolverine costumes I've seen!! That is just KILLER man!
     
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  32. Dadpool

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    thanks guys :D

    I'll try and put up photos of how i did the strapping in the next few days :D
     
  33. Rodolfo

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    Congratulations!!! This is an amazing job!!! I just saw this on FB and needed to see your thread!!! Fantastic and inspiring!!
    Looking foward to see your strapping pics!!


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  34. THXBOY

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    Wow. Very cool.
     
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  35. OneGoodScare

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    Woah. Just, woah
     
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  36. booshman

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    The finished suit is phenomenal! How does it look from the back?

    Could I ask what you used to go over the foam helmet to get it ready for painting, bondo? Also, what is your process for sealing and coating your armour? I've been watching a few videos, and people are you using Plasti-Dip, which is expensive where I am. Could I get a good looking finish like yours without it? Thanks
     
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  37. George

    George Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Dadpool,what an awesome piece of craftsmanship :thumbsup way to go !
     
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  38. FirstPick

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    Incredible
     
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  39. sandbagger

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    Dude! That is one stunning piece of craftsmanship right there! I'm just gobsmacked!

    SB
     
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  40. xl97

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    Some quality work there...... 'bub' :)
     
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  41. LaytonSpider

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    I really enjoyed watching each step of this build. The end result is incredible.
     
  42. ReverendCasey

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    I am impressed man! Excellent work! Wolverine has always been on my list and you're inspiring me!


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  43. NickDanger

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    How did you do the white eyes?
     
  44. Radigast

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    Wow, incredible skills with foam and painting! I never would have guessed that was just painted foam for the armor. What techniques did you use to shape the foam?

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  45. Iggy

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    That is pretty awesome! Great job on the colors.
     
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  46. TheWolverine

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  47. BROTHERFOSTER

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    AMAZING!!!!
     
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  48. Bigbat23

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    Beyond superb foam work dude !!!!!
     
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  49. Tumbler

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    Amazing work Dadpool! Sorry I didn't see this until now...not sure how I missed it. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  50. Dadpool

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    Thanks Guys! so happy you like it... :D
     

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