Armor Vacuforming Project ver 2.0


batninja

Well-Known Hunter
I'm almost finished with my new armor molds, and thought I'd post pics of my progress.

Chest armor pieces...
chest_armor2.jpg


Collar and shoulder bells...
neck_bells.jpg


New codpiece, still needs to be vacced, filled, etc...
cod_left.jpg


Other side...
cod_right.jpg


The initial molds still need to be cleaned up,sanded a little for more curve, and dents need to be added.

The codpiece mold setup will be vacced, and the plastic will be filled with Fix-It-All (cheaper than Hydro-Cal and more durable, in my opinion), left to dry/cure, and then the problem areas can be sanded. Then I'll add the bumps and dent.

Hopefully, my new armor will be ready before April 16th, Denver's StarFest sci-fi con.

Now, to start the kneeguard project! :)
 

batninja

Well-Known Hunter
I can get a 4'x8' sheet of .093 styrene for about $28 and change. I haven't used Sintra in so long, I don't even remember how much it is. I think Sintra is great for some small projects (my current kneeguards are made of Sintra), but since the armor plates have a noticeable 'lip', I went with the vacuform process.
 
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