Friday, February 1, 2013

WEEK 4 Jan 25th - Feb 1st

   I did manage to piece together a rough idea of how the waist belt will roughly look like I will try to have the waist belt look similar to the original toy.

 Glued together a bracket that connects underneath the front grill.  Eventually I will fasten a foam pad where this bracket rests against the abdomen area.

WEEK 3 Jan 18th - 25th

This week was primarily spent constructing a torso mannequin for harness assembly and attaching front grill with hood in place and verifying actual fit.   
Also applied primer paint to some plastic parts to test the bond and verify if sanding is necessary.  
I will most likely do two coats of primer with sanding, and maybe just one final coat of black and white, then a final acrylic gloss clear coat.

Front end with hood temporary clamped 

D-rings for attaching front grill to harness