Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Forearm Forms - Bracers

I have been having trouble figuring out how to build the bracers for Varian, but now I've been inspired by a post I saw on Facebook. Fev! posted about building bracers using a form made in the general shape of her forearm. That gave me the idea to create a simple paper-mache cast of my forearms, then fill that with expanding foam to create forms that I can build my bracers against.

The right arm was easy, but the left was a pain. However now I have a nice pair of forms the general size of my arms that I can use to build the bracers.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Varian Update - Leg Armor 3

Here is how the leg armor pieces look strapped to the brown boots I intend to use for Varian Wyrnn. I think I will need to add Velcro to the boots themselves to better hold the armor in place, otherwise it will slide down to rest upon the tops of my feet.

I just don't know if I made the armor to short. I originally designed it so that I could move my feet freely without hitting the armor, but now I don't know if they look right or not.

I can leave them as is, create them over again, or perform surgery and extend the length.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Varian Update - Shoulders 6

The shoulders for Varian are in the prime/putty/sand/repeat stage. All the work I did with the bondo has given me a much better base to work with than when I started. It is all a matter of filling all the little flaws the crop up in the process.

Once I am happy with the surface, I still need to decide how I want to do the final painting. I'm torn between spraypaint and brush on paint. Still researching that choice.

I suspect this costume is going to require this same level of attention to detail for every piece.