Thursday, December 17, 2015

Current projects

Been a bit since last post. Been busy with many things. just a update as to what projects I am working on and finished.

Quadcopter, scratchbuild










Controller Brain.. APM 2.8




brain installed






Rc transmitter Tray






Before paint

Electric generator from a converted ceiling fan motor.. WIP










Saturday, August 8, 2015

fast sewing project for a friend

I decided to use some fabric I had laying around for how long I don't remeber. I decided to make a friend a japanese sword bag from it, he loves blue.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

rework of my classic cylon costume

I am currently reworking my classic battlestar galactica cylon costume. I am repairing parts and upgrading the eye to my version 4 kit. I am also adding a on the fly voice changer.

reference pic from 2011



structural repairs to the helmet are done. Just need to retouch up paint, Install new eye scanner.


I am also making a correct undersuit. This pic is of the undersuit for the silver cylon centurion, the gold centurion has a all black undersuit.


I revamped the belt for the install of the on the fly voice changer. on the original, the belt provided the power to run the eye. Because I have updated the eye to use modern electronics, the power can be in the helmet, the belt now contains exciter speakers for the voice. 


The exciter speaker does not have a cone like a normal speaker, instead it is only the driver and uses the flat surface it is attached to to replace the cone. In this case the plastic cover is used as the speaker. Here is a audio test using a Mp3 player as audio source and going through a 10 watt amp.




The voice changer is built around a electro harmonix iron lung vocoder. This is a pic of a early experimental setup. The voice amp will be replaced by the belt. The Mp3 player will be replaced by a electronic ciruit board. The mic in the helmet will be wireless.












Wednesday, November 19, 2014

new vacuum forming machine

Finally got around to build a new vacuum forming machine.

The heat box

The vacuum box


Plastic holder frame



Model on vacuum box



Plastic being formed on machine



First pull of part


Found I needed to upgrade to a better vacuum source, but all in all works well.




Friday, October 31, 2014

kid mandalorian for halloween 2014

Helmet is plastic and fiberglass, and is based of bo-katan from star wars clone wars cartoon series.






Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mandalorian for my daughter

I am making a simple mandalorian costume for my daughter. Here is her helmet, its in the finishing stage. the first pic is what shape her helmet will be.



Here is the helmet after assembly, but not finished. yes it made from a $1 store hat and sign plastic.




I guess its time to update this. Been busy with many things and life.

I have been working on a mandalorian costume for a while. For those that don't know what a mandalorian is, think star wars Boba fett.

I am doing a custom version of a snow mandalorian. For this type of costume, I will have a life support backpack. I have the helmet done. I am currently working on the ear domes to finish off the helmet.




Here is a test fit of the ear dome.

The black nubs in the outriggers is for a hose that goes to the backpack.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

New sewing machine desk

I needed a new sewing machine desk after several years and the move took its toll on it. Doing the final fit and paint now.





Friday, August 1, 2014

Newest project

My newest project is a mandalorian kit for myself. a 3D render of the basic idea. The helmet is a modified pre-vizsla from the clone wars cartoon show. The armour is based of the assassin from the game. I am doing a brigade version (specialized) for arctic and will have the life support backpack.



I have started the build with the helmet. The 3D render.

The pepakura model ready for fiberglass.

Fiber-glassed, Surface prep started

Cut out the access hatch in the dome for the cooling system and electronics.