Leed Pheonix
Burning Rangers

Cosplayer: MangaChild

Variant: Wallpaper

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

The group most likly to repair a mech award

22nd August 2009: Backpack With Fixings Again from another angle

22nd August 2009: Backpack With Fixings Yays!!!

Purely by accident i came up with this fixing !!!

I have one Flatened End screwed Against the Frame and the other end is held down by a cable tie :D

This is a solid fixing and solves the problem of the wings breaking again :)

22nd August 2009: Wings Reaired Rods are now inserted in to the existing wing piles and the duct tape between the 2 poles allow a tight fit....

Now to make the fixings for the back pack

22nd August 2009: Wing Repair After cutting down the wings I returned to B&Q and bought piping the same size and the next size down...

With the under sized piping i wrapped duct tape around the middele and eaither end then stuff the rods in to thie wings...

22nd August 2009: Stripped down Not only did i have more screws to deal with than the average worker in amsterdam but they were all hidden under the layers of funfoam Glue and Latex i had applied :D

Needless to say i coudnt locate any of them so took a hammer to the unsupported areas and litterly tore the pannels off, i felt sick and i still had on idea of how to fix the wing problem :S

22nd August 2009: GaH THe ReBuiLD!! The wing fell off just before the Masquerade @ Minami :S

Luckily enough Dr Tab was on hane with an amazing emergancy repair :D

So the rebuild was started days before Ayacon 09 :S i forgot how much i had to do, the ic above shows some of thhe screws i had holding the panels in place and ofcoutse the broken wing parts...

22nd August 2009: Backpack Complete The whole Backpack Finished :D

All pannels atttached with Funfoam Glued on topp then all painted in Latex and a top coat latex mixed with acrylic paint glossed with Isoflex

16th March 2009: Backpack in progress 5 Frame work fuly assemblled and some pannels attached & covered in funfoam...

26th February 2009: Backpack in progress 4 half layered and painted

20th February 2009: Backpack in progress 3 Base coat of Latex on wings

20th February 2009: Backpack in progress 2 The backpack with wings attached

20th February 2009: Backpack in progress 1 The wood framework for my back :D

28th January 2009: Boots Complete The most time consuming part by FAR!!!

Painting the boots in a mix of acryllic paint and latex was quick enough....
but the drying times TAKES AGGGGEEESSSSSSSS!!!

Once the paint had finally dried i gave a light coat of clear primer Isoflex to seal the paint :D

16th January 2009: Boot in Progress 11 Both Boots now have all foam peices Glued in place thanks to the wonders of Evostick

Also they have been treated to 3 layers fo Latex on the outside to prime for painting and add extra stregnth

16th January 2009: Boot in Progress 10 EVERYTHING Pinned in place

Im happy with the look so move on to pinning and glueing with evostick

16th January 2009: Boot in Progress 9 More foam again pinned in place

16th January 2009: Boot in Progress 8 More foam pinned in place

16th January 2009: Boot in Progress 7 FunFoam Pinned in place

16th January 2009: Boot in Progress 6 Cut various thickness of foams using the templates...

Then realise youve arranged them to make a face :D

16th January 2009: Boot in Progress 5 The last of the boot template

16th January 2009: Boot in Progress 4 Template making with Accessories

16th January 2009: Boot in Progress 3 More Template Making

16th January 2009: Boot in Progress 2 Making Cardboard template

16th January 2009: Boot in Progress one stinky old gym trainer


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ryaoki - 16th January 2009
OHOHOHOH I WONDER WHAT IT IS LMAO(starts playing counter strike pretending he dont know) ahh cant wait to see this man

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drowned_panda - 16th January 2009
If this is what I think it is, it will be very awesome indeed!

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Ikkaku-kun - 16th January 2009
a dreamcast console!!!

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sjbonnar - 16th January 2009
Please PM me it as I'm a MASSIVE Sega fanboy!

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Defrain - 18th January 2009
omg your doing a megadrive thats so cool lol

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ryaoki - 22nd January 2009
looking good mikey,and your looking well ripped in that top(thumbs up)

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HelloKitty - 31st January 2009
i'm really looking forward to seeing u in this
i know how much u paw over it at home and cant wait til its finished!!!

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Ninodog - 31st January 2009
looking magic mate!
I'd better get a move on!

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Orihime - 8th February 2009
I ......think..... I know what this might be.... ARRRRGGGGGGH WANT TO KNOW!!!!!

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Ikkaku-kun - 16th March 2009
GUNDAM xD

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White Leviathan - 22nd March 2009
This is looking sweet! Look forward to seeing it not long now!

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AmethystEyes - 25th March 2009
Do want! We were all trying to work out for months what this one was XD

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Defrain - 30th March 2009
great costume mike was awesome

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HelloKitty - 31st March 2009
hotness in tight pants!!

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ryaoki - 31st March 2009
you and amber are retro king and queen to me love this

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AmethystEyes - 31st March 2009
Oh the love :3

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nanahara - 31st March 2009
very well done, as expected

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Defrain - 2nd April 2009
twas an awesome group

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Ilpala - 2nd April 2009
These were cool, particularly impressed by the finish on the curved armour!

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stripey_dani - 2nd April 2009
OMG AWESOMEEE! That game is so epic x3

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same_difference - 2nd April 2009
Didn't recognise it, but very cool costume, especially comparing it to the reference art.

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Sephirayne - 5th April 2009
Awesome cosplay. Loved the mecha parts. Congrats on the award.

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TioMach - 13th April 2009
That was so cool.

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Odd-One-Out - 4th May 2009
Epic half mecha ever!

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ryaoki - 4th May 2009
die your hair silver