Howdy friendly folks of The RPF ! I'm in the beginning stages of my next project, which as the title implies, is Samus's P.E.D Suit from Metroid Prime 3. I've been inspired by so many of the great Varia and Light Suits out there, I wanted to give this a go! This will be a long and slow process, and probably won't have this near done until this time next year. My updates will probably be sporadic and also slow, just so I don't spazz out in trying to make some unrealistic deadline.
I did a female Titanfall suit last year, which ended up coinciding with crunch at work...it got ugly, for myself because I had too much going on. I made some mistakes and rushed some parts, so I'm trying to not do that again. This was a mix of 3D printed parts, a flight suit ,and a lot of airsoft gear. Blatant Nerf gun was so I didn't get shot in the face by NYC cops / security at NYCC yoink my "gun".
I'm planning on 3D printing most of the suit using rigid and flexible materials so I can (hopefully) strike some of the more iconic Samus poses. I'll be doing all the modeling in Maya using a scaled proxy model of myself to check fit pieces. After I get through all that goodness, I'll bumble through trying to figure out lighting and whether or not I'll be doing a really "Corrupted" P.E.D. suit, or a not so corrupted.
I have enough to start, though I have some questions for fellow Metroid fans out there. I can't seem to locate decent reference material for the side and back, just to get a better feel for the details. Someone made a lil' ol' papercraft which has all of what I need, though that stinker has vanished off safe places of the web. My Wii is also...somewhere, so I'm not really able to capture shots from it. Does anyone know of a place where this file may exist still? Worse case is I just press on with what I have. So, here we goooooooooo!