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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….

Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

Bad to the Bone

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June 30, 2016

Bit of painting getting done. I masked off all the soon-to-be-metallic bits that I was concerned about so that I can lay down a matte lacquer overtop the acrylic…

Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

So I can Sew!

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June 25, 2016

So until yesterday, I didn’t really know how to sew. I had a sewing machine, but it was an arcane mystery to me. Girlfriend and I paid for some…

Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

Paint on the Armor

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June 23, 2016

I have an assortment of Createx Faskolor paints in my workshop from my tabletop wargaming days, so I mixed up a sickly looking blend of yellow, orange, red, and…

Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

Roughing out the armor

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June 22, 2016

I spent a bit of time tidying up the torso sections of my armor so that I could get ready to trim them. Bought moleskin tape, but I’m practicing…

Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

Cabling on the mask

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June 21, 2016

I detached the brass hingework for now, but took the opportunity to add the gas mask hose connectors and sub-piping. That sub-piping is actually made of very thick electrical…

Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

Jawin’ around town

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June 20, 2016

Immortan Joe’s mask opens up for added drama and intimidation!

Today’s engineering challenge: Make that damn jaw open and close in a way that is durable and robust.

Today’s results: ……

Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

Arise from the ashes!

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June 19, 2016

I decided this project was going to be something I finished for NYCC, and it is warm enough that I don’t mind dusting off my workspace again, so I’m…

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Never stop sanding!

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September 1, 2015

Biggest problem areas are around…

Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe Mold-making and Casting

Torso now twice as fun!

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August 30, 2015

Maria took the back of the roman armor and some Apoxie Sculpt and added some extra bits so we had something to form Joe’s weird back musculature over.

As before,…

Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe

PETG saves the day

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August 29, 2015

Torso armor’s underway properly now! I used a headlight polishing kit to slightly frost the PETG I had heat-formed because it needed a bit of definition behind the armor….

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…

Cosplay & Props Immortan Joe Mold-making and Casting

Molding Immortan’s Mask, Part 2

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August 14, 2015

My mask had some extra-scary work done. I used a scrollsaw to cut an MDF divider for the mask and bolted it together so I could start making the…