|Worn October 2012 London Expo-|
May or may not be worn again, I didn't feel too comfortable wearing it and don't feel as though I suit Shep at all ><
But we shall see.
|Front Torso Armor||High||Complete|
|Back Torso Armor||High||Complete|
|Pauldron, Bicep & Glove Armor||High||Complete|
|Thigh & Shin Armor||High||Complete|
|Hair (Cut & Dyed)||Low||Complete|
|Buckles x20 & Webbing (10mts)||£6.63||Bought|
|Hot Glue Gun with Sticks (needed a bigger one!)||£6.49||Bought|
|EVA Foam Mats x 6 (For M-8 Avenger)||£17.88||Bought|
|Black Compression Top||£12.50||Bought|
|Red LED's x80 (For Back)||£16.40||Bought|
|EVA Foam Mats x 8||£28.80||Bought|
|Decals by RADecals (For M-8 Avenger)||£16.11||Bought|
M-8 Avenger Progress (Posted 2nd October 2012)
So its really happening!
Based off of Volpin's blueprints, its made of around 6 layers of EVA foam with a thin metal core. Held together with contact adhesive.
Update (Posted 22nd September 2012)
So my original plan of using pre-made templates failed miserably. They ended up being way too small even after trying to scale them again. So i'm now making everything as I go with a LOAD of help from my Dad, literally come to my rescue!
So far I have majority of the front constructed, just need to add a bit more to the middle section and then will need to make the belt part.
Back torso is also going well, I have the main piece done and also the side bits that connect it all together, just need to adjust the sizing a bit more.
Also decided I WILL have the M-8 Avenger as my main weapon =) My dad is pretty set on helping me make it so hopefully it will get done.
Front Torso Progress (Posted 16th September 2012)
Finally started work on this! All of the front pieces are now cut out with the exception of the collar and 'belt' (I need to work on templates for these)
My dad bought me a hot knife which is really useful to have when working with foam so cutting out all the pieces was fairly simple. They just need sanding here and there.
The breastplate I have right now is just a test piece so will hopefully look a lot better when its finished. Next up for the front will be moulding it all to me and then i'll start on the detailing. Before that though i'm going to start work on the back torso and cutting out all the other pieces!
Foam (Posted 1st September 2012)
First lot of foam ordered. Like most Mass Effect cosplayers i'm using EVA foam for my armor. I may buy some plain black foam for the parts that aren't patterned but will see.
Once it arrives i'll start work on the front and back torso =)
Templates (Posted 26th August 2012)
Quick update! I have the templates ready for the front torso. I'm now looking into which EVA foam to get. So should hopefully see some actual progress on this soon!
The templates have been provided by & with credit to Julian Beek on the 405th forums: http://www.julianbeek.nl/blog/