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3D Printing Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

Hose fittings for moving air

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July 26, 2016

While I was waiting for some things to dry and some other things to print, I took a crack at modeling up the back fixture to connect the hose…

3D Printing Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

Replacement hose connectors

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July 24, 2016

Here’s a problem and a solution all in one post!

The screen-accurate gas mask hose that connects from the air bladder behind his head to his mask is actually a…

3D Printing Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe Mold-making and Casting

Improving the master casts

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July 24, 2016

We spent a good bit of time last night lengthening the master copies of each of these things out with monster clay to fit my apparently-freakishly-long arms.

Figured it’d be…

3D Printing Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

Engineering airflow

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July 23, 2016

I took some time today while we were working on the rest of the project to design up what I think will be a workable fixture for the air…

3D Printing Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe Mold-making and Casting

Early Arm Prototyping

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July 22, 2016

Overall results look good so far. We did a little experiment today – I made a rubber mold of one of the arms, then made a hydrocal copy of…

3D Printing Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe Mold-making and Casting

Forearms for arms!

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July 16, 2016

One of the things we’ve been working on in the background is the rest of the armor that has to be heat-formed. The bicep armor looks pretty straightforward, as…

3D Printing Cosplay & Props

Dust Devil to the Rescue!

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July 10, 2016

Truth be told, I was not satisfied with the K&N filters I had just due to their squat profile. I ended up rereading the other Immortan Joe thread on…

3D Printing Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

The Slippery Slope

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July 10, 2016

Thanks to Logan74k at TheRPF.com, I’ve been alerted to the fact that the rivet arrangement is actually mirrored across both shoulders, despite the fact that the bottlecaps are only…

3D Printing Cosplay & Props Electronics Immortan Joe

Bottlecaps and big ideas

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July 9, 2016

I decided to make my life easy again by manufacturing a quick little guide to help me drill the holes at a fixed distance and orientation:

Works like a charm!

With…

3D Printing Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

Printing functional guides

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July 8, 2016

I’ve been messing around with the trim on the armor and I think I’ve got a reasonable system down at this point. I mentioned in a previous post I…

3D Printing Immortan Joe

A Study in Chrome

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July 3, 2016

The matte clearcoat went down over the non-metallic bits of the mask without too much fuss and I’m confident the bone bits will be durable enough for convention wear….

3D Printing Immortan Joe Mold-making and Casting

Lessons in Thermoforming

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August 20, 2015

Finally made forward progress on the breastplate that wasn’t super duper frustrating.

So I am using PETG sheeting in 1/16″ thickness. That’s .060″ thick, for reference. I saw TheRPF.com forums user…

3D Printing Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

Codpiece components

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August 16, 2015

The “929” badge is a Mazda quarter panel badge from, you guessed it, a Mazda 929. The specific one in the movie is, appropriately enough, the one that was…

3D Printing Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

These Boots are made for Ruling

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August 5, 2015

I picked up a pair of these bad boys in my size off Amazon and they got delivered. They fit pretty well!

They are not real leather, but they seem…

3D Printing Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

Expanding on the printed mask

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July 16, 2015

In my ongoing efforts to needlessly complicate Maria’s life, I managed to point out a bunch of inconsistencies between the 3d printed mask I had produced and the actual screen…