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    Dec 4, 2017, 4:56 PM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #26

    Looks great! I remember having a Shogun Warrior Mazinga...I think I chopped it up and made a Gene Simmons Shogun Warrior.
    Be careful about how much weight is on you head and neck. Looks wonderful, keep going.
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    Dec 7, 2017, 9:59 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #27

    Thank you for the advice Sinza. Test it already, seems ok. Will see what happens when I have the whole build on me
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    Dec 11, 2017, 11:16 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #28

    SOUND EFFECTS

    I started with this part of the project, in order to change activity and see if it was possible.



    This is my sound built, all connected to an Adafruit Audio FX Mini-Sounboard 16 MB. Hope you can read the specs of the amplifier and speakers:

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    Well, wires from buttons to ground are not there but I already connected them.

    And I have a question cause I am a total newby in electronics.

    I tested it already:



    As you could hear, I have a few sound effects in the soundboard (steps, laser beams, etc.) and the intro music of the cartoon to liven up the party

    Works nicely loud, but only when I connect the amplifier to the electricity grid with the ac/dc adapter of 12V 5ahm included with it. I tried to activate it with 12V alcaline batteries and it does not sound loud and batteries get consumed in seconds.

    I was wondering, would the amplifier work with something like this?: https://www.amazon.es/MICROELETTRONI...ateria+12v+5ah Will it have enough autonomy to last an hour or so?

    It weights around 1 kg, but I think I can carry it on my backpack frame.

    So please, I need assistance from you guys, the ones knowing electronics and sound systems.
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    Dec 13, 2017, 6:04 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #29

    Well, problem solved and this is the final sound build:

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    The lead battery will be supported by the backpack frame.
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    Dec 13, 2017, 7:59 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #30

    This is doooope!
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    Dec 17, 2017, 12:36 PM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #31

    As a big sofubi/kaiju/rider fan, this is a beyond cool build. Can't wait to see more!
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    Mar 1, 2018, 6:35 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #32

    BELLY AND CHEST


    Well, here I am again. This long break I took updating my thread does not mean I stopped, it is just sometimes is hard to find a moment to update it. Been working on it almost everyday, will be completed in about 2 weeks. Will be ready on time for Sevilla Ficción, a comic con at the end of April, at Sevilla. A nice adventure to travel there with this big build indeed.

    So here is the belly. It needed to be able to open as the thighs, cause I tried to put on from the top with the piece closed and it was not possible with the backpack on.

    Here some pics:

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    Under those pieces of duck tape are some magnets to help keeping the piece on its place. Velcro and edges of puzzle foam mats to close it on the side.

    Now for the chest. This piece and the hands are the only ones I used a template for. Until now, they were not too hard to do them by eye and they needed to fit in with the boots, and the boots had to have the diameter of my feet.

    Chest was to complicate to do it by eye, but luckly I found an old japanese papercraft that looked good and I took chest and hands from it, scaling them to my needs of course. Chest I had to do some modifications to have enough room inside for my head.
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    Now some picks of the process. If you see the belly in green, it is a first one I did and replace it cause it has some mistakes and the foam was not very dense.

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    First pic hereunder is from the side, where the shoulders go. That methacrylate with 2 screws and the piece of aluminium tube in the center hold the shoulder and allow it to move the arm back and forth, so here we have the first joint of the arm. I put some plastic (in blue) to avoid friction and even apply some machine grease so it moves nicely. The inside of the shoulder is the back of the foam, well sealed and good for sliding on the plastic I add. the big square hole is for a PC fan, to cool the inside of the chest. It has another one at the other side to create an air current. The shoulder, in the 3rd pic, has another piece of methacrlylate that goes inside the one before and applied some grease there too. The shoulder is detachable from the chest, to help transporting and dressing on. In the 4th pic, you can see 2 square holes covered with black fabric. Speakers will go behind them and fabric will allow sound to get out nicely.

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    The chest have an openable methacrylate window, covered with black transparent adhesive vinyl, so I can see but my face does not show. And it is openable so I can take a break and drink or something.

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    Those 2 metallic wardrobe bar holders go in the front of the chest inside. The movable sticks in the backpack hold into them and help creating the room inside the chest.

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    Mar 1, 2018, 7:11 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #33

    Those 4 last pics attached should be here.

    And here with the red pieces of "fuego de pecho", one of Mazinger main weapons. Mirrored methacrylate, red led tubes, translucid white plastic and red transparent vinyl. That special strong plastic velcro with hold the red pieces on the chest and make it detachable.

    And now for some videos:





    <a target="_blank" href="https://youtu.be/wo5Yy7C44Xw">
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    Mar 2, 2018, 1:35 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #34

    Wow! Amazing work bro, I used to have some shogun warriors growing up some day I'd like to do a Raiden cosplay

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    Mar 2, 2018, 4:48 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #35

    Maybe a little late to the party, Since I saw that you needed a pep file in your first post.

    https://www.papercraftplaza.com/mazinga-z/
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    Mar 2, 2018, 5:49 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #36

    rundown said: View Post
    Maybe a little late to the party, Since I saw that you needed a pep file in your first post.

    https://www.papercraftplaza.com/mazinga-z/
    Yes, I got it all done but intention is what counts, very kind of you mate! Thanks!
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    Mar 2, 2018, 5:53 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #37

    rundown said: View Post
    Maybe a little late to the party, Since I saw that you needed a pep file in your first post.

    https://www.papercraftplaza.com/mazinga-z/
    And the website is great, good for future builds!!
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    Mar 7, 2018, 12:48 PM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #38

    Here the inside of the chest, with all sound and lights connections ready:

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    Mar 8, 2018, 1:04 PM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #40

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    Mar 12, 2018, 7:50 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #41

    Final chest connections of my Mazinger Z.

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    You will see all is very basic cause I am a total newby with electronics, I learned doing this actually ��


    PC fans in both sides to create an air current.


    Right side: eyes lights on/off & regular mode/laser beam mode and chest fire (3 modes).

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    All is well labeled to avoid confusion in Mazinger "little helpers" when they assist me dressing up.



    Left side: sound connections.

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    Each side connect to its respective hand where the switchs are. In left hand, a mini sound card (https://www.adafruit.com/product/2341) over a small protoboard with 5 switches to activate sound effects as follows: 1.mechanical joint movement 2. big robot steps 3.cartoon laser beams 4. Mazinger Z main theme Spanish version 5. Mazinger Z main theme Japanese version.


    In the backpack that holds the chest there is an amplifier, 2 Pioneer 100W car speakers and a 12v battery that feeds the sound and the fans. No room for a subwoofer sorry guys

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    Mar 15, 2018, 10:41 PM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #42

    It would be pretty cool if you built the hover pilder from a functional drone that either you or someone else could pilot in and out of your head.
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    Mar 16, 2018, 12:24 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #43

    Double post..
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    Mar 18, 2018, 2:35 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #44

    Riceball said: View Post
    It would be pretty cool if you built the hover pilder from a functional drone that either you or someone else could pilot in and out of your head.
    Yeah, I thought about that as a fantasy. It would add a too high level of complexity to the cosplay. Of course I could not pilot it from inside of the Mazinger and there is a no room in the head for a drone, unless it was too small for the robot scale.

    No way Jose.
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    Apr 17, 2018, 4:06 PM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #45

    And here he is at last!!! 2.5 mtrs of robotic fury ready for action!!!

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    Apr 18, 2018, 12:12 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #46

    Awesome sight thanks for sharing this !
    Could you perhaps post a few more photos of different angles of the fans on the foam and how they were mounted? I'm having trouble understanding the method.Thanks!
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    Apr 18, 2018, 6:30 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #47

    George said: View Post
    Awesome sight thanks for sharing this !
    Could you perhaps post a few more photos of different angles of the fans on the foam and how they were mounted? I'm having trouble understanding the method.Thanks!

    George, it is quite simple. Fans are inside of a square structure, I just made a square hole same size on the foam, under the shoulders (you can see 6 post before). Then inserted the fan in it and put some hot glue to keep it there, but the hole fit very well, was not really necessary.

    One important thing: you need 2 fans and one of them inserted backwards. That way you create an air current inside and atmosphere renewal. Both of them expeling the air in the same direction.

    Is that ok or you need anything else? Just ask mate.
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    Apr 18, 2018, 9:38 AM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #48

    Thank you for clarifying,Manuel.How thick does the foam need to be to 'hold' the fan inside the square? Are you talking about 10mm foam or will it stay in place with 6mm as well? Thank you again !
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    Apr 18, 2018, 2:15 PM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #49

    George said: View Post
    Thank you for clarifying,Manuel.How thick does the foam need to be to 'hold' the fan inside the square? Are you talking about 10mm foam or will it stay in place with 6mm as well? Thank you again !
    For that part, I used 14mm foam (for most of the chest, the back is 10mm) but it will work with 10 or even 6. Just glue strips of foam on the 4 sides of the hole to make it as thick as the fan structure, like the frame of a picture.
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    Apr 18, 2018, 5:57 PM - Re: Mazinger z cosplay #50

    Awesome - got it !

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