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3D Printing Cosplay & Props Electronics Immortan Joe

Now with working airflow!

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July 27, 2016

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…

Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

Swag for a scepter

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July 27, 2016

Two other bits of note for the day. First, I had the opportunity to go back into NYC’s garment district, and this time I went there with the mission…

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

Printed fittings and pulled forms!

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July 26, 2016

The printed right-angle pipe fitting seems to have worked out pretty well, all things considered!

I need to sand it a bit, glue the parts together, then XTC-3D the whole…

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…

Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe Mold-making and Casting

Hydrocal arms and air filter intakes

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July 25, 2016

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…

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…

Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

Pomp and Ceremony

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July 22, 2016

It’s only a little step… but it’s a satisfying one.¬†Got all the medals and chains attached up. They’re all pinned or nailed through the chestpiece so they have a…

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…

Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

Grimace in Chrome

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July 8, 2016

And then there’s the mask. Got the plugs for the gas mask hoses painted up and attached, bent a bit of thick-gauge copper wiring up and into the jaw,…