Kano (Mask Upgrade - Mk 1.5) - Mortal Kombat

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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.

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The Retro Valentine posted on 3 August, 2013 - 23:24
Cannot wait to see the finished result of this! Hats off to you sir, great character choice :)

Progress Journal

9th March 2014

Mk 1.5 build

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.
I'll update once I've given it a go.....

25th December 2013

If at first they don't succeed......

....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.

27th July 2013

Mk 2 Face Plate Plans

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.
This is because I'm having issues making the face cast I'll need for the metal version. Building an improved plastic version in the interim period allows me to still do Kano as a costume, with the metal mask coming later.

At this point, I am aiming to have the metal version complete by Kitacon in March 2014