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Torso now twice as fun!

By on 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, this stuff is pretty hard to photograph, but I’m quite happy with it so far. Gotta trim it and frost…


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PETG saves the day

By on 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. Only scuffed up the back side so that the outer shell was still glossy.

PETG is definitely the way to go…


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Lessons in Thermoforming

By on 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 Hamsterstyle was doing his in .040″ thickness, but McMaster Carr sells PETG sheeting for relatively cheap in 24 x 24″ sizes…


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Codpiece components

By on 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 circulated in Australia – there’s a domestic one that has a different font, just to complicate things. The “240” badge is…


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Molding Immortan’s Mask, Part 2

By on 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 hard mother mold out of Smooth-On’s Plasti-Paste. I then rubbed the whole rubber mask down with Sonite wax and sprayed…


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Molding Immortan’s Mask, Part 1

By on August 10, 2015

I’m mostly just monkeying around and doing what I see other people do when it comes to making these molds. I hope I understand the process right, but I guess we’ll find out!

We took one of my head mannequins and taped him up with masking tape to keep him…


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These Boots are made for Ruling

By on 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 to be durable enough. I took a closer look at Joe’s toecaps…

At first I assumed they were just steel toes, but…


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Mask progress continues

By on August 1, 2015

The gas mask hoses are the childrens’ mask ones that I ordered from eBay, but now I need to find the darker, larger hose that connects to the other end of it. Still, I’m pretty pleased with how everything looks so far. In a fit of…