Since I have been getting close to completion on my wife's Zam and there has been a little bit of interest in the stuff I made for her and offer to others that I would show some of the finished/almost finished parts. So here's what we've got done so far. There are a few parts not shown that are finished, like I have MonCal's aluminum barrel blaster.
In terms of breakdown of who made what -
Foot armor - my sculpt
Toe armor - my sculpt w/ screen cast toe spikes
Handplates - Left is screen cast, right is my sculpt
Thumbguards - my sculpt
Misc colored greeblies - my sculpts
Chest armor - my sculpt
Hose Connector - ZamIAm
Stomach Armor - my leatherwork
Crescent moon - screen cast
Horseshoe - ZamIAm
Ovary Bits - screen cast
Hose - from a Spot Bot carpet cleaner (bought a replacement hose online)
Shins - my sculpt
Gauntlets - my sculpts
Helmet - from original DCB run but I had to resculpt/cast the binoc bridge
Skirt - My leatherwork w/ wife's help for lacing
Holster - My leatherwork, formed to MonCal's awesome aluminum blaster
For the bodysuit we have ZamIAm's custom neoprene. We have the boots with correct sole, though they are not finished, and we have the leather for the remaining pieces like the vest, cummerbund, and veil. We are trying to get everything done by SDCC this year.
Amazing work!!! Wish I was going to SDCC to see it in person - maybe next year. Hope you'll get plenty of pics (Dumb question... but needs to be said! LOL). Noticed the hose right off the bat... I like it better than mine...
Thanks, yeah we are right down to the wire in terms of finishing for SDCC. My wife's new sewing machine arrived busted and its going to take too long to get a replacement or get it fixed, so we had to revert to her 1967 Kenmore, which ironically is the only sewing machine out of the 3 that she owns that functions properly.
The hose is pretty nice. I searched all over for something good. That was the best I could find and its still nowhere near perfect, but its close enough. There is someone on ebay that sells with buy it now, the Bissell Spot Bot hose for around $25 (that's where we got ours).
Well, she finished the top of the undersuit yesterday. Considering she didn't do a mockup (she just dove right into the neoprene due to time constraints) and had never sewn neoprene and her first two sewing machine options both wouldn't work it came out well. Her original sewing machine wasn't powerful enough. Then she bought a new sewing machine which arrived broken. So she had to use the 1967 kenmore. The machine is quite powerful and steady, but the downside is that it is inside a cabinet, so making the sleeves attach to the top was a huge PAIN. Also, her serger did not cooperate with the material fully, so that option kind of went out the window in addition to her other two sewing machines. The welt seams were easy though.
Awesome!!! That looks very awesome. Inspiring me to go redo parts of mine. I'm so glad she's trooping SDCC. I trooped it as Zam last year, but I am not going this year, so she can "carry the torch." Awesome...
Keep posting pics. And how are you going to attach your cummerbund to the belt bits? Just curious.
They will be attached with lace and if that doesn't seem to hold then maybe we'll add some velcro. Honestly at this point we are so crammed for time we are just focused on making it wearable for a day at SDCC. If anything has issues we will just have to deal with it later. Actually right now I'm more worried about how to attach the chest armor assembly. I've seen various harness ideas but still haven't come up with a solid plan.