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.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Pre vizsla helmet update

Pre vizsla season 5 version 2 helmet is done and weathered.

Monday, May 12, 2014

little bit more progress on helmet

little bit more progress on helmet got the other antennas on. next up final finish and sanding.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

helmet padds

helmet pads are in. continue work on ears and antennas.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

helm update

Ear dome are together and ready to be finished. Wood blanks for the antennas are done ready for molding.

Friday, May 9, 2014

test fitting antenna base to dome

test fitting antenna base to dome.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

vizsla helm update

Been working on the ear domes. Currently cast the base for the antennas.
Here are pics of the domes in place, unpainted.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

kool photo

I took this pic on my phone on 5-3-2014 about 7pm.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I decided to remodel the chest plates to be more inline with the helmet design.

3d model concept

Monday, April 21, 2014

I am working on a arctic style mandalorian costume for myself.  The style of armour I am working out is the deathwatch assassin armour from a game.

This is my 3D concept


 I have started the chest armour.

My helmet 3D concept

Backpack 3D concept

For my belt pouches I like the design of these but could not find them in white. I had a black one unused and tried to bleach it white it turned out gray. 

So I ripped it apart and made me a white copy. Here is the first one off the machine.