Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Quorra helmet post deux

Sanding. Sanding sanding sanding. SANDING! So that's what i have been doing. And guess what? I still have to do. More. I will do my best not to warp the damn card stock ever again.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Proton Pack bucks

I have been working on this project for years now. I bought these pack bucks off of ebay thinking that it would be cake to start pulling shells. The were in awful shape and all the details and cosmetic plates were wrong. And it was to big for the vacuum table i had access to. So with the help of my friend from www.toddcookdesigns.com we went to work on rebuilding the bucks. The 6 piece and the matching spacer had to be completely remade and Todd laser cut all of the cosmetic plates from acrylic. We managed to pull one quality shell but had to many failed pulls to try and start offering any. So now I'm back at it to try and rework them again . Hopefully it wont be much longer before I can get consistent pulls.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Quorra helmet.

Well this has been a pain in the ass. My wife did a wonderful job on the pep build (file from prop zone I believe) and in the process of adding the resin, bondo and fiberglass I managed to warp the face a bit. So now I am going to have to add more bondo and reshape the cheak area. I'll post some progress epics in a day or so.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Proton Wand body

First of all a shout out to ProtonCharger over at GBFans.com for the great pep files. I really cant believe it took so long for someone to do a proton pack in pepukura but he has done a great job.  Here is my build so far, from paper to first coats of resin. I opted to try SmoothCast 300 for my resin instead of using regular Bondo autobody resin. I'm hoping that it will be easier to sand. Also I reinforced the side walls with mattboard. That kept the sides from rippling. I tend to get impatient while doing the first coats and soak the cardstock to the point it warps. The extra thick sidewalls kept that from happening. 



Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New year, new post!

So I am really, I mean really bad at this blog thing. But it is a new year and I will be posting on a regular basis. My wife and I bought our first house at end of 2011
so now I have a proper workshop. It just needs some insulation, lights, more outlets, an A/C unit... so there will probably be some progress pics of that coming soon. And because of the home buying process I have not gotten much done. But I did manage to squeeze some work in on a proton wand body. Haven't decided if this is going to be a one off or if I'll mold it.