balaclava is in the mail and shoulders are still pulled more with the new harness I made.
The biceps are mostly done but I set them aside to start the boots. I will get them finished and bug my roomate a take a pic. I would greatly appreciate a color map to play around with color schemes. I am still not sure how I am going to do this. I really want to go after the digital camo but I also like the stone grey with dark gold accents. (besides, this would be WAY easier then painting digital). On the other hand, I have the time to do digital and it is an excuse to get my spray gun set from Harbor Freight.
You are right that heavy armor probably requires a heavy mask, but at the comic cons and Halloween contests in Ohio they tend to be less aware of such things. I build these things for competitions and I need it to look like batman so I want to keep some of the signature aspects of the suit. I want batman, just a bad ass looking version of him. That includes an open mouth mask. It is also part of the reason I don't want lenses in the mask either. Also, I spend last year (about 20+ hours) in the warmachine suit with the heavy ass mini gun on the shoulder. I want something a little more wearable and tailored this year. Not being able to talk or drink adult beverage in a suit is annoying. : /
Welcome! good to have you here. I guess I have to do the camo paint job lol. I have about three different ways I can attempt it and lots of scrap material to practice on. I will figure something out. I always do.
Maybe you can help me... it is clearly digital camo would you call it urban or desert? Did you select a real life digital camo or make your own?
Hurmmm, you could potentially print out sheets of digital camo print, and then paste or lacquer it onto the armor pieces somehow. I don't quite know how that would turn out, but I bet that would save you a lot of time if you could make it look good and integrated.