All Adam's videos featuring FBFX's suits are fantastic. I've watched the ones featuring their Alien: Covenant suits about a million times.Thank you so much..... I think I can say I've been complimented by the Master. That movie has been one for me to adore from day one. I saw awhile back the video of Adam Savage getting suit in hand to take apart and replicate and couldn't believe it. I was in love with the suit and knowing the same company was used for the Robinsons series was like icing on the cake. Just from the picture I just saw on your thread I cannot express to you how super awesome that looks....WOW factor to the limit!
Well I am but truly HONORED to have you gaze upon my thread then.....i lived in Florida for 13 years and lived/breathed NASA everything....always makes me feel like a kid again when I get to see anyrhing relating to them.....it is super cool to have you here AND to know you're wanting to accomplish the John Robinson suit (does that mean NASA will "accidently" be missing some suits? lol) ha ha Now, to answer your question it is VERY simple. With the synthetic dye you habe to of course heat water and maintain at 200 degrees (or closests to that while not allowing water to boil all crazy). I would suggest depending on how dark you want to have it be to use 2 bottles at the most, that is what i used and got it fairly dark and don't forget 1 teaspoon of liquid soap detergent. The longer you keep that fabric in the solution the better as well....approximately 30 min to an hour and always try moving it around too. Once done I pour out onto sink and using hot water start removing excess dye until water runs clear. After that just throw it in the wash with an old towel and dry it. When wet though itll look pretty dark and once washed and dried, the color should be the end result. I recently started dying the gloves I purchased at Walmart (kids baseball section) and 2 bottles of the orange synthetic stuff almost turned a few areas red....lol Luckily they won't be seen but i was happy since the rest will help set the base for all the layers after! Hope this helps....and again thank you for the kind words and for doing what i believe is the coolest job on earth!This is fantastic work! I am an engineer who works with spacesuits at NASA. I fell in love with these suits, because they incorporate some of the things that we are working on for our next NASA spacesuit. I'm working on a John Robinson, but I haven't moved out of the planning phase. BTW, I tried dying white polyester mesh with the RIT synthetic navy, and it came out light blue. What is your technique?
you're most welcome....I wish I would have been able to fully add a phone display to her wrist comm. I almost asked my buddy for his verizon mini phone whem i first started thinking about doing it....but i figured he wouldn't of goven it up...lol Unfortunately I had to rely on just the old print/cut/clear epoxy technique...lol As for the fonts I own a vinyl Plotter which i have used for many years for all my automotive decals in order to replicate logos, fonts and designs in general. What helped most was having access to thousands of fonts....what DIDNT help was having access to THOUSANDS of fonts....lol It just meant i had to sit in my chair in the shop and sift through soooooooooooo many fonts I could have easily gone blind.....lol What i would suggest is going through a fonts website (i use DAFONT.COM). There you can type what you want and the site allows you to preview thousands of font categories. To try to remember what font I used for a lot of it would be like trying to remember what I ate for breakfast in 3rd grade....lmaoThanks for the mesh dying technique. I probably should have used more dye. One bit of progress that I made is that I started building a 3d model for the wrist comm unit. I need to finish the model, print it, and outfit it with electronics to display information. I have way too many costume WIPs. I'm getting distracted with a Mandalorian armor at the moment.
I really like all of the markings and labeling on your suit. Did you do any of them digitally? For starters, I'm trying to identify the font group used.
as I would delete a bunch due to storage issues...lol Bellow is what I've managed to keep and it just overwhelms me with satisfaction to know how many peopl
Lol So I began re-watching for the 20th time Season 2 of Lost in Space (honestly will keep watching it over and over, I don't seem to get tired of it LOL) and kept noticing little things that would stand out....which then prompted me to immediately Screenshot whatever I could. If they would just release Season 2 on Blu-Ray it would be a heck of a lot easier since I could stop and rewind...lol Well, in doing so it really made me think about how many damn pictures I have now and HAD, as I would delete a bunch due to storage issues...lol Bellow is what I've managed to keep and it just overwhelms me with satisfaction to know how many people out there go through this incredible process of replicating something. The hunt for the perfect picture/video to get every angle, when you aren't able to see it up close and personal. I wish I would have kept every single picture I had but phone just kept running slower and slower...lmao The ones I have kept the longest are the ones from Danlex9's Don West costume build....the man is truly a genius in my opinion behind the sewing machine and has been my inspiration in trying newer things I have not wanted to venture in before. Sewing by hand I have always been able to do (which my mom taught me long long ago) but this whole sewing machine adventure ....well, lets just say Dan has it down to a science from looking at his thread (INCREDIBLE WORK SIR!!!).
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You know what, just because you asked so nicely, made a fine point AND you work for NASA, I will do my best to find whatever I have!! lol (I can't say no to NASA engineers! ha ha)If you are able, it would be really helpful to me and others building the costume if you could post your research photos in an online photo album. Maybe after you no longer under a time crunch. For example, I have not been able to find a lot of photos of the backpack, and I can see that you found some good ones.
lol unfortunately the orange are actual smaller rectangles...almost like a bicycle tread. So the circles would of thrown it off....I opted for spraying the mesh over fabric but had some issues i ran into when testing. So after looking at it closer it was more feasible to spray glue it on then adding my color touches soon after. I'll need to start posting pictures of the actual suit for people to reference. I am still covering the entire suit with my mesh I dyed awhile back so it will look incredibly close. Im beyond eager to get this all done! lmaoReally like where you're going with that suit Your mesh ''fabric'' could've served on the back of the suit (instead of losing your mind tracing all of those lill' squares by hand) You could've applied the mesh directly onto the surface and sprayed it with darker orange. After that, sewing the mesh fabric on top of that painted pattern. Eager to see your next update!
You know what, just because you asked so nicely, made a fine point AND you work for NASA, I will do my best to find whatever I have!! lol (I can't say no to NASA engineers! ha ha)
Now, when i mentioned I deleted pictures, i actually meant OFF my phone....but with how meticulous with both construction, cars and my art stuff....I should have mentioned most of all I have went into my external hard drive. I will triple double check to make sure I didnt truly delete it (sometimes I have been known to do that...lol) and will post all i can.
I am slowly getting the hang of the site, hopefully i can just load all as attachments? We will see.
lol you didn't evem have to ask....you could of just said "Nasa Engineer/space suit" and I would of loaded them right away....lol ha ha I'll try my best to see which route will work best. I managed to look into my external hard drive this morning before work and I believe I have a total of 350-370 pics. Some were damn near perfect and some were just blurry or dark. A lot of them I had to take screenshots directly off the show which either worked out or didnt. I still kept anything I could just in case....lol Some of the stuff saved also came from the Don West thread in here from Dan. He has managed to do the orange suit piece by piece and is ahead of me in that department while I am ahead of him in the other pieces.....his thread is amazing! We may have some rain this Friday which could mean no work....if that is the case, I will make it my mission to post anything I can for you and others looking to do this!Thanks. Yes, asking nicely never hurts. A couple of options, if you reach a limit with the number of images that you can attach to this thread, you could post them to a Google Drive or a 3rd-party image hosting surface. I appreciate your help. Thanks!