Fifth Element makeup applicator...seeking advice

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Hazelrah

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I finally started work on the automatic makeup applicator from The Fifth Element. I'm not sure which way to go from here... whether to bondo and cast it in resin... or to make a vacuum form buck and go that route. Part of me says that the vacuum form would potentially be easier to install elctronics in it later, but then I need to learn a bit more about that before I can even tackle it.

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This is just stacked MDF shaped on the belt sander and drill press.

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Let me know what you think and any advice is greatly appreciated.
 
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Superkrates

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Bondo it up, pull silicone 2-part mold, and use the 1st two good casts for mastering the vac bucks. note: I use Smooth-On Onyx for it's cost and heat deflection properties. Probably pull the vac parts in .040 or .060 ABS (styrene works on-the-cheap).
 

Hazelrah

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Just a few updates...

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The buttons are just wooden dowel turned on a lathe to check size and placement.

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I started out contact cementing 3 pieces of 1/2" MDF together and then cutting and sanding to shape.

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I still need to make a battery cover for the back... as soon as I get the shape perfected and smoothed out in bondo I am going to split it on the seam and cast it in silicone.

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The center piece is part of a toy that I found that was the right size and shape. I still need to put the chanel logo into it and then cast it in clear resin with black details...

I know I need to get slightly dimmer leds and a few more of them as well to more evenly diffuse the light.

Let me know what you think :)
 
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