Category: Practical Effects

Anatomy of a Warlord

This costume still requires a significant amount of weathering and wear to be added, but I needed to take a large number of reference images of my own costume for submission into the NYCC 2016

Airbag Weathering & Chrome Spray

Immortan Joe’s airbag is pretty much done at this point. We did a bit of preliminary weathering and distressing with acrylics, and the whole unit is essentially self-contained. One change I might try to

Fitting the Airbag Mount

We’re in the home stretch, so things are happening much faster now. The frame has been all painted up and the mounting brackets attached. Our vinyl/pleather/whatever-it-is Airbag has been pretty much entirely hand-sewn over a

The Key to Valhalla

While everything else is going on with my Immortan Joe project, and because I am ADD as all hell, I decided to prototype something else to go with this whole outfit… The chrome spray

Welded Metal, Printed Plastic

I should say that while I have a poor-quality Harbor Freight MIG welder, I also have hardly any idea how to weld or use that machine properly. However, that did not stop me from

Feel the Breeze!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyZS-yTdllk This is exciting – it’s actually doing the job! It’ll only get better once everything is properly fitted, but I really need the airbag itself done before I can cut everything down properly

Hose Fittings for Airflow

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 and the airbag together. I

Hydrocal and Air Filters

Molds were made up for the arm bucks using Smooth-On’s Rebound 25 mold rubber and backed with some old Onyx Fast resin I had that I had to get rid of. We filled them

Replacement Hose Connectors

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 combination of two different

Engineering Airflow

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 filters. The cone on the front

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