Saturday, March 21, 2015

Started on Hound - Torso

Today I jumped right in and began working on the torso.
Last weekend I cleaned up the Jeep and disassembling it completely.
The moto-cross chest protector arrived from eBay earlier on Wednesday. 
With the Chest protector I can rivet the plastic directly and have less parts to assemble when suiting up.
Started cutting up the front end of Jeep and figuring out the basic layout on the chest protector.
So far so good.
My shoulders will not line-up under the front wheel fenders, that's ok.  I will customize however neccessary.
Now to figure out the back and how it will assemble with shoulder and neck area.
I have to keep in mind how I am going to take the suit on and off with minimal complexity as possible.

Supplies Shopping for Hound

Friday night went supply shopping.
Re-stocked on spray paint and sanding blocks.
Found a storage bin at Walmart that is the perfect color green, and the spray paint color Hunter Green matches pretty good.
I will look for other color greens that might match better.

The heat gun, gloves and floor mat I got at Harbor Freight Tools.  Good place to shop for tools and supplies when you're on a budget.
The floor mat material is good for forming light weight costume pieces.  
Cut into shape, form it with heat gun, hot glue gun the pieces together, then paint.  
This is a new method I will be trying, maybe the forearm pieces this will work for.

Found some vinyl angle brackets discounted at hardware store.
These are the same brackets I used on Prowl for the missile launcher mounts.