A bit of an Introduction to begin with I guess, my name's Dean/TurboGuy, from Melbourne Australia. I've been lurking (for the most part) for the last few years absorbing information and perving on all the absolutely excellent cosplays being crafted here, and have decided that it's time to construct my own set of armour.
I built a regular Space Marine helmet a few years ago and it turned out okay, and being (usually) the most complex piece of the set, it reassured me that the rest of the armour should be fairly easy by comparison.
Anywho, last week my girlfriend told me she bought us tickets to the Supanova Convention in Melbourne at the end of April, and seeing as I always said told myself I wanted to go a Con I SM armour I figured I'd make this the one... Which means it'll be a bit of a speed build.
That being said, I've also chosen to step it up a notch and instead of building a mk7 or mk8 pattern, imma roll with a Terminator chassis instead.
My inspiration is the Terminator Chaplain mini, so my proportions should more or less mirror or be similar to it upon final construction.
Here is my progress so far:
The cuts could be a little cleaner but eh, I'll sad them down later. I'll be following the Salamander seams tute for my final surface prep I reckon. It's only a torso for now but I spent a bit of time getting the scale right in Pepakura.
So I guess my first question is: I want to reinforce/harden the inside of the armour with resin or epoxy, what has everybody else used?
My next question is, how have people rigged the interiors of their suits? What kind of harness systems have been employed in the past? I'd love to take some inspiration from other people's builds but a lot of the image links through the forum are broken for me