Vacuum Formin' Stuff

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dbsamurai

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So I made a new spartan suit:

(pretty sure it's ok to post that since it's been 2 months since they were supposed to announce winners for the chipotle and iheartradio costume contests and never did...)


And to go with this new suit there's a lot of work that needs to be done. In fact, barring the hard plates of the armor itself, pretty much everything needs to be redone, so that's gonna require sewing a custom undersuit.


And, because armor is ball meltingly hot the plan is to sew the undersuit in such a way that it's also a coldsuit. The plan to that end is to make a "padded" muscle suit where the "pads" are actually vacuum formed ice packs that can be slipped in and out, to make up for my lack of a superhuman physique.


In addition to all that, I've made some helmets:

(there are more, these are just the ones I have on me atm)


For myself and friends, that need visors. Which, considering the last time I tried making a visor by hand it turned out like this:

Means I will be vacuum forming those too. Trouble is, the vacuum former I have access to is way overspecced for the job it's supposed to do, and crushes anything more maleable than hard plaster or wood. So that's gonna take some inventiveness.


While I debated making a bondo pattern using the existing visors I have, the cost has been something that's stopped me. Also, though plaster is dirt cheap, I don't know how I'd get it off the existing patterns I have, and I don't want to have to make a new visor for the several copies I'll require, namely because:


The next step is to take this idea from the old helmets:

And make it actually work this time. So I'm gonna need some duplicates for the inevitable screw ups from airbrushing mistakes and such because my airbrush is...well...crap.
 

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dbsamurai

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Well, have I had a day for y'all.

I got all the patterns ready to vacuum form for the visors and such and then this morning I came downstairs to this:




The patterns themselves were dust. Thanks to the dog.

Needless to say I was not happy and this will probably be setting me back a bit. Still super peeved. Good news is that the new laser is almost up and running so hopefully by the time I get some pulls I'll be able to engrave details on them!
 

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