Krang Android Suit - TMNT 1987 (PIC HEAVY)

JWKruser

Active Member
Hey all!

This whole costume making/cosplay thing is pretty addictive! I finished my first costume (Dead Space) a little while ago and learned so much. I shared my progress here on and this community was so awesome and full of encouragement. The positive feedback received from you all encouraged me throughout the process.

Now that its done, I'm sitting here chomping at the bit to do another one. So, I started a new build. Over the last two days I've spent 22 hours in the garage working on my very own Krang Android suit from my childhood favorite cartoon. TMNT!


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So,here come a ton ofpictures.

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Starting with a thin diamond backed foam floor mat, I made a tube to fit around my stomach and began building around that to make Krang's chamber.

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Piece by piece, the "chamber" began to take shape.

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I was careful to leave at least 3/4 of an inch excess at the top of the chamber so that I would have enough surface area to glue the torso directly to the chamber.

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Once the "chamber" was blocked out, I roughed out suspender's length and started on the shoulders.

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I have never made shoulders before. So after watching a video from Evil Ted Smith. I drew out a pattern I thought would work and went to town. Once they were done they had a cool shape, but never really did look like I wanted them to. I figured I would shape them once I had more overall to look at and make my decision then.

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I temporarily pinned them to the suspenders to get an idea. Still didn't like them.

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I moved on to the stomach and chest. Using the thin diamond back foam floor mat I made 4 pieces and layered them to give the chest those distinctive lines.

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Attached suspenders and mocked it into place on the chamber to get ready for glue.

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Still hating the shoulders...

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Using large poster board card stock style paper I roughed out the sides between suspenders with arm holes. I tried to keep that wide shoulder, triangular upper body shape.

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TEST FIT!!! Fits like a glove! still hate the shoulders....

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Time to start detailing out little odds and ends.

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And then I finally cut the shoulders to an acceptable shape. Finally, I like them. :D Had to do another test fit. Much happier with them now.

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For the back, I decided to use a heavy duty zipper. Using Barge cement, I glued the zipper to two separate 3 inch strips of super thin craft foam.

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Now, to kind of hide the zipper, I made a large vent like structure that will cover it. The vent is held in place by magnets.

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That's it for this weekend. Until next weekend! :D

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JWKruser

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Torso fabrication DONE!!! I re-watched the episode from the first season where Shredder finally finishes Krangs new body. In that episode there are some good shots of the android suit's back.









I used Kwik Seal from DAP to fill in imperfections and seams in the shoulders. Then a coat of Modge Podge on the shoulders and let it sit over night. Then for a couple coats of plastidip, primer then I started painting.











The flesh tone and hammered metallic paint are not quite cured enough to put masking tape on just yet so I shot a quick light coat of yellow around the bottom. I will let it cure over night and try to mask off the top half tomorrow so I can finish painting the yellow portion. STOKED!!!! :D
 
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JWKruser

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Paint done aside from weathering which will be done using acrylic paints and a brush. Now to make Krang himself. Using the same method a fellow rpf member did, I picked up some Crayola model magic. But first, I wanted to be able to make sure I made an easy way to pull him in and out of the chamber. So, I measured the chamber and cut a piece of foam floor mat and recessed 3 magnets into the foam. I used this piece to build up Krang directly on it with the same contour as the inside of the chamber. Once he hardens over night, I will paint him, attach him directly to the foam piece then he will snap into place with magnets!





















 

B Wo

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Hurray for Model Magic. You picked the perfect medium in which to sculpt Krang, haha. Your build is awesome. I'm eager to see it finished.
 

JWKruser

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:) I love this forum. All the positive feedback drives me to do better. The Model magic is cracking for some reason, and it isn't fully dry yet. I am going to give it 2 to 3 more days and then coat the heck out of it with plastidip or modge podge to see if I can fill them in before starting over. We will see.
 
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