Thursday, July 25, 2013

Video 2

Last week shot a video doing a short walk around test with majority of costume on.
I didn't put on belt, arms or gloves just yet.
The mask is almost done.
There is no sound on the video.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Helmet Mic & Amp

Monday I received a microphone and personal amplifier in mail that I ordered on  
It is a small 10watt amp speaker with headset mic and rechargeable battery.
The amp will fit inside the chest piece just behind the license plate where I have a hole cut away.
I will figure out a way to affix the mic to inside of helmet and remove the head wire that came with mic.


Modify Launchers

I had to modify the missile launchers.
After a partial dress rehearsal with walking around, I don't have much room between the helmet and missiles.
Thankfully the mounts I acquired at Home Depot have adjustable angles.
I basically pointed them down just a bit and outward to the sides, for more room around helmet.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Right Forearm

The right forearm is finished.
Finished riveting outer plastic panels onto forearm box.
Used some old t-shirt sleeves with elastic for inside wrist cover.
Riveted both sleeves on inside of arm box.
Adjustable nylon strap to secure forearm box onto my arm above elbow.
The white sleeve will cover nylon strap, roll up arm and then stay tightened under shoulder mount strap. 
When not in use the white sleeve will act as cover to protect outer forearm plastic from scratches.
Used 3/8 cushion foam with adhesive backing, on the inside of forearm box for a comfortable form fit around my arm while wearing it. 


Leg Fender Final Assemble

The clear coat dried so I assembled one of the lower leg fenders today. 
Attached the wheel shroud inside with another separator and riveted them in place. 
Tail light and spoiler fin attached.
Rear window attached with protective film still on to prevent some scratches until day of event.
Riveted on the knee guard into place.  
The entire fender looks great completely assembled.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

Today I peeled the tape off the fenders covering the white and sprayed clear coat enamel on both lower leg fenders twice.
Might have to do a third because it looks a little blotchy when it dried. 
Also started riveting the outer plates onto forearms.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

More Painted Parts

Spray painted the forearms and added a second coat of black to lower leg fenders.
I still have more to complete on forearms by adding on the outer gloss plastic panels.
Think I will rivet the forearm panels on rather than glue and then get some black nail polish to touch-up exposed rivet heads.
Should have leg fenders done with clear coat enamel by Thursday and then will do a complete assemble by Friday.
I will try and do a video this weekend with what I have assembled and try everything on to see if any adjustments need to be done.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mask Eyes

Last night I worked on mask for a few hours and spray painted the lower leg fenders black.

I found a pair of cheap sunglasses (ZZ Top) at dollar store with orange reflective lenses to use for eyes.
The lenses are made of tinted plastic so I was able to use the belt sander to grind down the edges to the desired shape.

So far just one coat of black on fenders.
Second coat and clear enamel coat by end of this week.
Possibly this weekend I could to a dress rehearsal with lower fenders and feet assembled.