Yup! I'm back to making costumes! Last time I made one was about 2-3 Years ago with my Sauron Armour!. At the time, I chose it because I wanted to make something that was ambitious, and something that not many people had done previously.
It turned out to be a huge success! I went to London MCM of 2014 and to say the least, we didn't really see much of the Con because we were constantly swamped by people wanting photos :P
Since I uploaded my Sauron Armour Templates onto my FaceBook Page, there are now many Saurons out there, with each person taking the project on in different ways! It's really cool to see what people make using your templates!.
Back to the present now, my latest project is no less ambitious as Sauron! On one side of the argument, I have the templates already at my finger tips (no guess work like with Sauron), but the other side then is the size of the armour I am now attempting to make....
The image above is a model of the new range of Space Marine Reiver models for the popular table top game Warhammer 40K. This is what I am attempting to make, a 7ft tall, build like a brick shit house warrior/killing machine.
The templates I mentioned having earlier are from the original build of Space Marine, pictured below. As you can probably tell, there are some differences, but not too much where the templates are unusable. My plan is to customise/alter some of the templates to fit the new design. (Also the skull Helmet on the new ones is freaking cool)
So where am I at so far???
The pictures below offer some of answers.
It's still early days, but I'm really happy with the progress so far! I mixing some of my traditional foam crafting skills in with my 3D printer. This way, if I require some connector points I can just CAD them up and print them! (Makes life so much easier) So that is it so far, I am now waiting of a new batch of foam to be delivered so i can keep going.
My plan is to work from the feet up, the lower legs are the parts that are probably the most different about this armour compared to the original so i'd like to get those out of the way!
Thanks very much for reading! I know it was a long one today but meh! I have a lot to say :P