3rd April 2013: And it begins.... So I've been working on the Baird suit now for around 3 weeks give or take, creating all the templates on A3 card and putting them to size. Unfortunately most of the work has been done in evenings after work however for the past week or so with Bank Holiday's and time off work, I've made significant progress with the suit and how it all fits together. Got the boots 95% complete with just a few details to add in, probably fill the gaps with 4-6mm foam instead of the 11mm i'm currently using.
Must admit this whole process is a complete learning curve for me as I have never used foam or made a costume on this scale before so at times it's daunting but I'm enjoying it and finding EVA foam so easy to work with. Plan to have the chestpiece base done completely by Sunday evening so I can upload a new photo. As I plan to wear this in May, want to get most of the building done by the end of April so I have time to seal, paint, add weathering effects and all that. At current I don't plan to add any electronics like LED's into the suit, I feel I will be pushed to time as it is but if I do, i'll do shoulders and back lights.
Hopefully with the more I do, the more photos I can add. Definitely enjoying it though, just wish I had more time at times as on occasion I've been working until 2am on the templates and suit when I need to be up for work the next day at 9, it's coming along nicely though