DESCRIPTION: I wanted to try something different, so I tried out making chain-mail armor. This weave is called the European 4 in 1, and is considered the easiest to build. The links are just butted nail and not welded or riveted, so any extreme hits would cause this version of armor to break apart.
MATERIALS: 14 Gauge galvanized steel wire. Same kind of wire use in electric fencing. A steel rod was used to spool the wire around to make the rings.
BUILDING TIME: 3 Months
Iron Man Mark IV
DESCRIPTION: My greatest undertaking! After seeing Avengers in theaters, I felt the need to make my own Iron Man costume. Went the fiberglass approach, except for I am using a two part plastic called EpoxAmite instead. It's odorless, so it can be worked on indoors.
SOFTWARE: Pepakura Designer, Maya, Netfabb
MATERIALS: Cardstock, Fiberglass cloth, Epoximite 100, Bondo, Spot Putty, Primer, Spray Paint, Airbrush paint, Picaxe electronics, LEDs, Metal hinges, Magnets
BUILDING TIME: 4.5 years
They Live 3D Printed Mask
DESCRIPTION: Based on the movie They live. I designed the mask in 3D and was printed through the company Shapeways.com. The material is a strong Flexible White Plastic, printed only 1mm thick. It was painted using a combination of airbrushing and hand painting.
SOFTWARE: Maya, Zbrush
MATERIALS: Strong Flexible White Plastic, Acrylics
BUILDING TIME: 1.5 months
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Dr. Krieger - Archer
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Krieger from the TV show Archer. Pretty simple costume with clothing outlined with black lines.
SOFTWARE: Photoshop - for the badge
MATERIALS: Airbrush, Black Makeup, Lab coat
BUILDING TIME: 2 Weeks