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Author Topic: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)  (Read 12088 times)

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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2012, 09:43:34 PM »

oh macaroni!! impressive!!
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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2012, 10:22:06 PM »

Haha it's huge on the poor girl adorable though, more thumbs up to you
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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2012, 03:06:48 AM »

Thanks guys!

Machine Guns:
Soldered a couple of wires into the LED fashlight's circuitboard. Testing it out:



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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2012, 03:08:33 AM »

Priming:




Rear Fan (in mohawk):

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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2012, 03:18:39 AM »

Camera Lens (mohawk lens):
With this part, I had to fabricate something unique. Something that will allow light through from behind. Yet have some mech detail. Only way I can think of is make it from scratch. From resin. First, I'll need to sculpt the mold (made of plasticine):

box it up...

mixed up some (2-part) resin, pour into the mold. Let dry overnight.
VIDEO of me mixing and pouring the resin.


test fit:

painted a clear blue:

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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2012, 08:37:13 AM »

jaw dropping epic! The head piece lens is genius!!!
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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2012, 11:47:12 AM »

Looks amazing!

Btw, love your R32 as well.
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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2012, 11:52:52 AM »

Thanks quongvoung. Hey! Are you cheating?!? Taking a sneak peak? Haha

My Skyline's been garaged lately. [sad]
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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2012, 12:24:40 PM »

*cheats too* very nice 32 indeed what numbers did it make in that dyno run?
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2012, 05:05:40 PM »

*cheats too* very nice 32 indeed what numbers did it make in that dyno run?

hehe

It was supposed to be a base run. But, things were running pretty poor that day. Completely untuned. Running super rich. Wasn't good. Very sad. It was built for 450hp though.
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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2012, 05:28:20 PM »

thats unlucky cant argue with trying to hit 450hp though better luck with the tuning etc next time ey
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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2012, 05:32:15 PM »

You guys are lucky. Skylines are a plenty there. Wish our meets are as big as yours. We have small communities all scattered about. These days, it's rare to even spot one on the road.
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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2012, 05:42:16 PM »

Anyways, back to posting the goods! (I guess, this is for the people that DIDN'T cheat! Looking at you QuongVuong and Fury-s12! hehe)

Switches:
The controls for all the lights and fans. All accessible from the behind the goatee!




PROBLEM!
The V-fins are WAY too heavy. There's lot of solid resin in the cavity. With all that weight in front of me, it makes turning side to side very difficult. I hollowed it out a bit. But, I'm afraid it wasn't enough. And I've run out of time. I'll have to deal with it. I may have to revisit this later... after the convention this weekend.


All Primed up:


Initial Designs for the decals:

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« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2012, 05:44:34 PM »

Decal Designs finished on computer:


Printed at the local printshop. $2 a piece!!! They're colour laser prints on transparency labels!
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« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2012, 05:48:05 PM »

Wiring:
Clamped things down on my vise. With the assistance of my gerry-rigged alligator clips as my 3rd hand. Here I begin the torturous task of soldering all the LEDs together.

Even heat shrink wrapped all the joints!


Now we have light!

Ok.. just a few more.. hehe


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