fredag 15. juni 2012

Big sister -Helmet part two

Continue with my Bioshock Cosplay

In this post I have continued describing how I made the Big Sister Helmet (See here for first post). I will now guide you in the process of detailing. This is how far I came last time:

  • Lower part of the helmet
  • Corset and shorts
  • Other part: boots, leg armor, tank
  • Adam Syringe

  • The paint job
    Before painting I still needed to sand and add more filler to get an even surface.

    It was really hard to find the right shade of bronze; this is the result of three different types and a brown and rust weathering treatment. 

    More Details have been added before the paint job, like the light covers (which are soy trays that come with take away sushi). There are three red lights on the helmet - The blue light-cover on top of the helmet is the cap of a hairspray bottle. (I love this kind of low tech prop making, and it is cheap) 

    After the paint was done I started to the weathering process - see my skyrim helmet tutorial for more details about weathering. 

    For rust details I used orange paint along all the outer tubes and used a sponge to even the color out. And little fishes were added on the back.

    The helmet and chest piece was fixed together using duct tape, in case I need to take them apart. 

    The wiring is very simple 11 LED connected in series, 7 red and 2 blue. Remember to use a resistor when working with LEDs. 

    I figured I might like some fresh air while inside my suit, so I made it possible to open the port hole using a small hinge and velcro. Taking advantage of this I placed a small switch in front, so I could turn the lights on and off at will. 

    In conclusion this was a fun, but very demanding project. 

    The finished helmet for my Bioshock Cosplay

    Bioshock cosplay
    Photo: Aslak Sødal

    2 kommentarer:

    1. Jeg bare lurer på en ting - Hva slags materiale er den røde, gjennomsiktige "vinduet" foran på hjelmen? :D

      1. Det er en sirkel av tynn, gjennomsiktig plast (Jeg brukte lokket på take away sushi) og så har jeg limt fast rød cellofan på innsiden (fås på bokhandler bla). Den samme cellofanen har jeg brukt på innsiden av soyaskålene til de små lysene ;)