13th May 2010: moooooore armour Started making some of the arger plates now, have been using mounting board to get a smoother, flatter finish an I think it looks pretty good! Exams approaching... Should really be focusing on those >.<
Just got the shoulders, boots and a bit left on thr gloves to finish!
3rd May 2010: More armour! Been a while since I last updated. But yeah, got the keyblade out of the way. Took a long time to plan out the templates and jigsaw, but 'tis finally done. It's made out of MDF and PVC piping. So it's a fucking mission to carry one handed. Also fixed the helmet a lot since the last journal entry. Basically remade the jaw from scratch as it was waaaay too bulked out. And I've painted it all and added the ears and mouth piece! All that needs adding to it now is the visor which is curently underway!
I made more parts of the armour last night, the thigh plates and ankle blades!
Shall be working on the gloves today!
25th February 2010: Helmet stuff constructed the back of the helmet today, it fits really well, I can't help shake the feeling it might be a bit too big. Have drawn in the rest of the helmet to give a sense of scale... Thoughts?
21st February 2010: this week this week i have mostly been wanking
16th February 2010: More Jaw progress Added the inner and upper jaw of the helmet now, Just need to paper mache these individual layers now and start applying gesso! :o
Also bought an alice band to strap to the inside so it fits me better!
11th February 2010: IT BEGINS! Have been working on the helmet on and off recently together with Lucy's :D
So far it's pretty much a wire frame with mesh and masking tape, coated in paper mache. Going to be doing this to the rest of the armour and then will start adding layers of gesso to smooth the shape down. It's soooo tedious, but it'll all be worth it in the end XD
Here's a picture of the jaw and ears :D And my ugly housemate D:
16th January 2010: Planning begins! So I'm thinking about mobility and comfort for a change with this costume! :o
Basically I&#039;m thinking of starting out with a basic body suit made of pleather, lined in something less sticky against sweaty flesh ;p Made of 3 seperate parts so I can move easier. Look at diagram NOW!
Piece 1 will be a pair of trousers that come up quite high with a zip at the back to get into. The upper part of the trousers from the groin will be made of read pleather and will create a red strip going up the front of the body suit when the second piece is worn.
Piece 2 will work like a corset with a zip at the front so I can hide it behind the chest armour.
And Piece 3 will be easy to slip on like a T-shirt or something but with a zip at the back of the turtle neck so I can get my head through, this should be hidden by the back of the helmet and armour straps however.
The armour is supposed to look kinda layered in the images so I think this method will add to the effect!
GAINAX - 20th January 2010
Thanks man, I'm gonna need it :P
Monkey - 24th January 2010
Duuuuuuude, looking forward to the group :) Also, give me your msn or some shizz so we can plan, ya? ^^
Anonymous - 14th February 2010
...this armour is totally sick ...
I know what you mean, really!
By now I've almost finished the keyblade: last details and then latex moulding, fiberglass shaping, sandpapering, priming and painting.
Good luck with your project!
GAINAX - 14th February 2010
Oooooh :D Can't wait to see it man! What event are you wearing it at? :)
ryaoki - 26th February 2010
i dont usually comment on costumes alot anymore cas its too serious buisnes
but i salute you on progress and a fucking awsome wanking week :D lmao dude
goodbyeworld - 26th February 2010
Wow this is looking amazing! Can't wait to see it finished 8D
angel aiko - 3rd March 2010
liking the progress :3 *would do kamina speech but im far to tierd*
lastordersuk - 3rd March 2010
your skillz are no match for my skillz
lastordersuk - 31st March 2010
oh do you want to come to a party!
GAINAX - 31st March 2010
You'd beter get ready to do a poo everyone.
Natsumi - 3rd April 2010
Progress looks awesome ^0^ ~ Thought I had commented already? Guess not.
Can't wait to see the outcome of this, is it going to be ready for expo? c:
GAINAX - 3rd April 2010
That's the plan! :D
Hope you can make it!
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