Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!! scouter done (except paint)!!!

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by EyeofSauron, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. EyeofSauron

    EyeofSauron Master Member

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    well, i got inspired by the scouter build in the prop forum, and now im back in the old days, where i allways wanted to look like those guys.
    Well, good news: now i can!

    so this is the goal:
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    seems pretty straight forward actually :)

    now, what is to do:
    Chestpiece: working on it:
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    i allready printed it and am cutting right now :)
    file is made by Dancing_fool, can be found here
    saiajin.pdo - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download
    a million credit to him :)
    Blue zentai Suit, compression suit, or maybe just blue longsleeve and pants.

    White gloves, white boots

    Muscle suit: Im gonna go and try to make one, as i dont have the money to buy one. I have lots of foam at home (because i had to make my bed bigger in my college dorm ;) ) that is pretty good i think. also, this muscle suit is multifunctional, so i can use it with other costumes as well :)

    depending on motivation, a scouter -> scouter built, needs some work still :)

    And also, depending on motivation, a black or blonde sayan hairstyle wig

    pretty straight forward, and i am surprised there are close to none builds like this out there


    now, this is my build thread, and i will update constantly :)

    cheers
    EoS
     
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  2. SemperBourne

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!!

    This will be a great build man..Will you be making this battle damaged? And will you be doing that to your own hair? or a wig?

    I thought of doing that last year but I wanted to build Broly. He is a bad a**
     
  3. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!!

    probably not battle damaged, as the muscle suit underneath will not be perfect enough to make it look lifelike

    i think, if im doing the hair, its going to be a wig, but a hair wig, not foam or something. Like a blonde wig permanently made into that hairstyle.
    but i havent really thought much about the hair
     
  4. Noc

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    I am the prince of all saiyansi am the prince of all Saiyans!!! Cant wait 2 see how it turns out. Keep us posted
     
  5. DesertKnight

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    This is one of my favorite anime series from when I was younger. I always thought the saiyan (I'll use the english spelling, because I'm english :p) armor would make an awesome looking costume, but I haven't really seen it done right yet. I hadn't thought of using pep to do it though, always figured it would be a fabric/leather build.
     
  6. j0wE

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    Awesome!!
     
  7. Jawafive

    Jawafive Sr Member

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!!

    Can I PLEASE get this file? I would love to give this a go.
     
  8. topshape

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!!

    Aww, you're ditching War Machine? Well, at least you're doing DBZ :). I was planning on trying this with my leftover foam, wife and time permitting.
    Good luck!
     
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  9. theP13RC3

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    Happy to have inspired you, buddy!
    I would love a copy of this file. PM me if you want to work anything out with it.
    I wish I had the capabilities to make such a complicated pep file, but Solidworks' sheet metal tool like to yell at me a lot...
     
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  11. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!!

    thx stealth

    i had it in my big pep folder, and couldnt find the origins. But now that i know it, credit will be given :)

    Thep13rc3, and jawavive, klick the link for pep file :)
    Topshape: no not ditching it, but its kinda cold so i cant continue atm :)
    also i usually have a lot of build simultaniously, so nothing will ever be abandoned :)
     
  12. isusuperman

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!!

    I did this build in a hurry... Be careful to not leave out the smaller pieces they make a difference. As for the hair, I have seen some tutorials on the cosplay sites. This will look nice once done. Oh and If you need the scouter pm me I have a pdf of all of them.

    I wouldnt waste money on the zentai. You can get fitted sweats or even a snug jogging suit that will work great. Good luck and share lots of pics on this one
     
  13. EyeofSauron

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    i found that scouter pdf online, but it seemed real edgy and low poly
    im not sure if yours is the same, but if its different, i would very much like it :)
     
  14. Jawafive

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    I have a question: Is this already scaled for someone at about 5'10" tall? I am very unfamiliar with pep, but I think I could build this and I want to make sure the scale is right first.

    -Matt
     
  15. EyeofSauron

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    i am 6.2, i scaled it to 50 cm in height. Standard setting is 45 cm. just measure from your shoulder to your belt line, and you should be good :)
     
  16. Rdmaul

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    Subscribed, my favorite anime of all time! I look forward to seeing this!
     
  17. theP13RC3

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    This is an awesome pep! Thanks for sharing! Let me know if you'd like a scouter to go with it!
     
  18. Darkstar

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    oh my gosh! YES YES YES!!!! this is an awesome build!
     
  19. DarthRaggmopp

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    You got to make the eye lens thing too, so you can go "...over 9000!!!"

    :lol

    Hope you get it nailed!
     
  20. SemperBourne

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    x2 I totally forgot about that piece..will you be making that as well? it could complete the Vagita look
     
  21. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!!

    probably will, says so in my start post (that thing is called Scouter ;) )

    and yeah, i will probably do my best: its over ninethousand!!! impression and crush the scouter in my hand XD
     
  22. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!!

    so i finished pepping the chest piece, and its a little wide. may have to rebuild, depending on how my muscle suit turns out.

    here's a front and back view :)

    also gonna make the shoulder straps out of foam, and making them able to open on one side, its kinda hard getting in ;)

    /edit: looks kinda deformed in the back, doesnt it? well, thats just the photo, no worries ;)
     
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  23. FAYK

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    this is gonna be AWESOME!
     
  24. isusuperman

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!!

    very nice
     
  25. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!!

    well i got bored, so i built a scouter

    there are no pep models out there, so i freehanded it :)

    its not finished, because it needs resin and bondo, and some acrylic glass, but i think it looks really close to the original ones :)

    will buy some ear protectors and strip the vinyl of for the ear part, and probably build in some wire to get it stable on the ear ;)

    also got foam today for my muscle suit, so a lot of work to do :)
     
  26. Venjix

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!! chest and scouter built!

    9000 power level ;)
     
  27. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!! chest and scouter built!

    shouldve done 9001 :)

    well its just a temp for the final glass, so its ok :)

    but i can easily change it, its just drawn on with pencil :)
     
  28. epilepticsquirl

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!! chest and scouter built!

    Great start! I think I have DBZ to thank with my fondliness of body armor; only wish my current rig looks that cool.

    Same offer extends to you as well mate! If you can't find someone to etch your plexi, lemme know and I'll print you up some water slide decals to use on the scouter in the interim. If done right you can't even tell it's a decal. Just pay for the stamp on the envelope. :thumbsup
     
  29. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!! chest and scouter built!

    thx epilepticsquirl, its kinda hard to get by some colored plexi glass here :)
    stupid country has nothing readily available, when you need it
    i will come back to you if i find the glass, and noone to cut it :)

    same goes for the decals

    heres some more pictures, its allready wearable, as you can see :)
     
  30. StevenRogers84

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!! chest and scouter built!

    This is an awesome thread!
     
  31. SemperBourne

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!! chest and scouter built!

    wow.thats awesome man
     
  32. Noc

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    Eye...are u doing vegeta with or without the tail?
     
  33. theP13RC3

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    Nice looking scouter!
     
  34. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!! chest and scouter built!

    didnt think about that, but now that you brought it up, probably without tail, as this chest piece is far later than the tail :)
     
  35. Noc

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    Yea after I posted that question I thought about it.....but I figured since u was doing the scouter(which the chest piece was also after) then hey why not the tail lol. I think it would be kinda cool 2 see the tail with that armor because it never been done. But thats just my thoughts on it.
     
  36. DarthRaggmopp

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    Nice...
    :p
     
  37. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!! chest and scouter built!

    sooo, i finally got to do some work on the scouter

    i bondoed it, and sanded the first batch, i didnt have any resin, and also no place to resin, because its too cold outside. so i kinda improvised, and used elmers glue thinned with water.

    it gives the pieces some hardness, and as its not really big pieces it was good enough to bondo over it.
    i also took the pieces apart again, as its waaaaay easier this way, and also will be easier to mold, if i intend to do so.

    sooo still lots of filling and sanding to be done, but its getting there, in small steps :)

    i also bought stuff for the muscle suit, got some memory foam and a longsleeve shirt size S (xD) for tight fit. but i dont have a hot wire cutter, and cant afford one atm. so i tried with a small hand saw, but that doesnt work at all, so that is on hold until i can afford a hot wire cutter

    im still looking for colored acrylic glass/plexi glass, so if someone has an idea, im all ears (europe)
    or if someone wants to send me stuff, go ahead xD


    also looking into making a tail,but just as a belt as the saiyans do it, not a free tail (because of practibility mostly)
    it shouldnt be too hard, furring up a rope should do it good enough :)

    so here are some pics:
     
  38. JoMamma_Smurf

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!! bondo and sanding scouter Nov. 14th!

    One of the greatest characters of all time... Just look at my former board name.. I have "Bejita" tattoo'd on me in Japanese for cryin' out loud!!
     
  39. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!! bondo and sanding scouter Nov. 14th!

    i have to say, im kinda sad that nobody did a good costume of this anywhere yet. they are either scrawny, the hair looks awful, etc.

    there are some good partial builds out there, for each part of the costume, but none that i would like to look like :)
    for example, this is a nice wig:
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    and its pretty straightforward :)

    and i know exactly how to make one like this, just with black hair :D
     
  40. JoMamma_Smurf

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    THAT IS BAD *!!! Holy crap that's cool!!! wow... I never thought "real" hair could look that good for this application.
     
  41. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!! bondo and sanding scouter Nov. 14th!

    it is, isnt it?

    and as i said, pretty simple:
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  42. cleanermc

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    Very nice Hair, but i think the real hair will look better later. Or maybe not the Foam Hair looks a little more Anime style. But both very nice
     
  43. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!! bondo and sanding scouter Nov. 14th!

    you are aware that this is a before after pic? the real hair is ontop of the foam shapethingie
     
  44. VinnyboyXI

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!! bondo and sanding scouter Nov. 14th!

    Eye,

    You are a genius, the hair look amazing! I can't wait to see this done
     
  45. Noc

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    The hair is crazy......U should make 2 wigs the normal black and the super saiyan. Keep up the good work.
     
  46. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Starting a new build - Dragonball Z!!! red visor 17th Nov!!!

    got some red acrylic yesterday (3 bucks for 20x10 cm is quite ok :) )
    and today i got to cutting and sanding it into shape. after shaping it, i put it in the oven and bent it over the paper one i had made before, which i wrapped in aluminium foil to prevent sticking. i made the slight mistake of sanding the part that goes into the scouter before bending it, now this is slightly crooked, due to the thinner material there, but that doesnt really matter, as its inside the scouter anyway :D
     
  47. EyeofSauron

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    sooo i finished sanding today, and also cut all the acrylic pieces into shape, that were still left to do. also some detail work on the ear part inside

    it is still in 4 pieces, because im thinking about casting it and making a few different colored ones
    im getting a vynil ear cover from an ear protector sometime soon, that is going to go over the base plate, so that it is gonna be comfortable, and black :) (special thanks to rogue for it :) )
    its gonna get a coat of white color, after having it assembled, but theres no rush in this, as i need to finish so much other stuff on the costume, and this is the work of maybe an hour :)

    the pics dont do it justice, as i only have my phone cam, and the acrylic still has its protective foil on it, so it doesnt shine as nicely yet and isnt as seethrough yet
    but over all this is the finished thing, minus a few tweaks :)

    enjoy :)
     
  48. Jawafive

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    do want. That is awesome! There's not nearly enough Dragonball stuff out there.
     
  49. EyeofSauron

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    thx :)
    you wouldnt believe how many work hours go into one of those :)
    i thought about doing a run, but first i need to sell the run of cap shields that we made xD
     
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