|I decided a while ago that the Face Plate that I wear for my Kano costumes needed an upgrade.|
After looking into a few different methods and materials, I've decided that making my new one from Aluminium would give the best look.
I've already started to collect the materials and parts needed, just need to start putting things together
Update - January 2014: I've decided that this version is going to be a Mark 1.5, and made from Worbla.
I will definitely build the Mark 2 at a future date as I want to enter Cosplay Competitions with it.
Mk 1.5 build (Posted 9th March 2014)
I still have every intention of making the face plate from aluminium, but for the time being, I plan on trying to build it from Worbla.
If at first they don't succeed...... (Posted 24th December 2013)
....kill them and do it yourself.....
Tried some initial shaping with 2mm thick aluminium sheet the other day. Turns out that 2mm may be too thick for me to successfully shape without far better panel beating tools.
So, I'm going to look into buying some 1mm aluminium, and see how that works. Since I know I can bend 1mm thick Al sheet easily enough with my bare hands, hopefully this will pose much less of a problem when shaping it around the face cast.
Mk 2 Face Plate Plans (Posted 27th July 2013)
After some working out of logistics, I've decided to play things a little differently than originally planned.
The idea is now to have the metal mask as a Mk3, with another plastic one as the Mk2.
At this point, I am aiming to have the metal version complete by Kitacon in March 2014