Nak's (Mabieknots) Burning Godzilla 2015

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  1. nachtinis

    nachtinis Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So Some have seen this already on facebook and at Dragoncon 2015, sunday night.

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    So to start, I (we) were simply asked by a good friend (Josh) whether or not I could make a full godzilla suit, based on the Burning godzilla (vs Destroyah). Essentially he premised it, with "if you build it, i will get it to dragoncon"

    I found a paper model book, in japanese (cant remember where, and im not sure i am supposed to share it anyway) that had an interesting design, but it was all PDF and missing a page or two, but I decided to try to use that as a base.

    I did some math on paper and transferred a grid to each page of the book.

    After scaling up all the parts onto upholstery foam using the grid, scaled up to 1" blocks on the foam, i hand copied the lines from the book to the foam.

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    I started with the head, not much construction pix here, but its all put together with high temp hot melt.

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    I then moved onto the main construction of the body.

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    You can see my gridding here on these parts, as I am putting together the torso.

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    Just some more lower abdomen parts for sizing reference.
    I didnt get too many of the feet, but here is a shot, the foot itself was done in PVA/EVA foam as it was going to be taking all of the punishment during the wear time. I wrapped it in interfacing foam, to give a more regular surface to bond the scales to.

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    Once the torso was built It was time to install the lights, these are battery operated LED light strings, each individually mounted into the innermost layer of the foamsuit.
    There are 27 strands of 50ct lights!

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    And now the tough work ahead!
    The body I plastidipped and in some cases uses black leak seal to colorize the base, as it would show through the scales in areas i might not been able to make a glost scale jig-sawing, it also helped to normalize the color of the base layer as well.

    This is the start of the scales which were all hand cut and dyed a dark green base (mostly) prior to glueing them to the suit.
    We estimated that it was over 2000 scales.
  2. nachtinis

    nachtinis Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just some more shots of the scales and construction progress, not much to report here, just a LOT of glueing down the scales.

    After they are glued down, I go over them in a few coats of camo green plastidip, to normalize the color, and blaze orange plastidip to fill in the "burning" areas.

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    More construction, there are zippers that connect the hands, torso, and tail
    those are covered (cleveryly) by removable scale tiles attached with velcro.

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    And here it is DONE!

    Additional details, were installation of the teeth, and eyes, which also glow (LED lights again) and a ventilation fan in the mouth.

    Upgrades will include a better wiring harness, more access ports to cool Josh down, and a powerful exhaust to also aid in cooling.

    We might do something with the hands to make them more articulate.

    The three main SPines in the back also glow!

    There is a hidden visor in the neck, just an aluminum mesh painted green with a green organza wrapped around it, hidden among the neck scales)

    Hope you enjoyed!

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