Instead of making multiple threads I figured I'd just put everything I'm doing in this one. I think I've made enough progress to start posting some pics, so here we go!
The bucket is a fiberglass mystery helmet I bought back in....2005 I believe. Needless to say I put a ton of work into it before it was even ready to paint, including completely reshaping the horrible rangefinder ear cap. That thing was like a half inch thick. I remember I even had to fix the rounded cheek corners! This is the first thing I painted and what started me on this crazy path. I got the stalk from BKBT a long time ago.
The flightsuit is an older Bobamaker and the vest is an older style Cucblack. Can you tell I've been piecing this together for a while? In fact, most items are used because I'm trying to do this on a budget.
An excellent set of IOA armor right out of the box.
Studs made from computer keys. I've put threaded inserts in them and sanded down the scalloped tops so they're flat. I think they'll work for now.
A Batninja ammo belt. I got this secondhand and this is how it arrived...several of the pouches were coming apart.
A little glue and some paint on those shiny snaps. An awesome belt.
Many more updates to come. This will be a wearable costume but I'm really only making it as a display. The mannequin is also scratchbuilt to my size/build. I can post more info on that is anyone is interested.