22nd October 2011: Engraving Because I'm using fabric to make this armor I had to think hard on how I was going to engrave it. There were several options I could think of:
1. Draw on design with biro or acrylic paint
2. Cut out design in black pvc and add.
3. Cut out pattern in metal coloured pvc and add.
Each method had its advantages and disadvantages. I've opted for using metal fabric with pattern cut out and added to armor.(Fingers crossed I have enough fabric to do this :-S)
22nd October 2011: Hand segment of gauntlets I wanted the gauntlets to be fully articulate so I can actually grab and hold stuff while in this cosplay. I started with a plain black glove which I then added the gun metal pvc on top of. Each ring was measured to where there are joints in my fingers then hot glued to the glove.(I unfortunatly burnt myself a fair bit using this technique :-S) I am very happy with how they turned out!
22nd October 2011: Helmet starts to take shape Okay due to work being a pain I only have three days to male this in instead of the original 7 I'd intended but here we go. Here is the basic shape for the helmet made out of plastazote and card. I will be covering this in a layer of pva and newspaper. I will then cover this in a layer of pva and polyfiller paste to harden (apologise for derp face). More progress to follow!
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