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It’s not as pretty as it was the first time I made it since repairing it was a nightmare and did some major damage to the surface texture (you can’t see it in the photos because of the high gloss) but at least it’s mostly wearable. @-@

Come on Bucky, we have a month to go and we’re going to the eastern front next week for 10 days. (Yaaaaay England adventure vacation!) Hurry up and be done already.

So much left to do and less than three weeks to do it in, how do!?

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woaaah, I finally got the all the pictures of our shooting in Schwetzingen and they are so damn awesome!! I actually want to post them all at once, but I think I will/should share them in several posts :3

Have some (nearly) fullbody + portrait photo!

The photographers are still http://manimu.deviantart.com/ + http://yutifa.deviantart.com/ <3 <3 I love you guys so much for making me like myself in that costume!


anonymous asked:

I've worked with armour before, but never using Worbla. For my next armoured project I wanted to take on a massive amount of stress and tears by cosplaying Immortan Joe from Mad Max: Fury Road. His armour pieces are relatively simple but they are transparent. I was looking for your opinion: do you think it would be good to use transparent Worbla for his armour? Or do you think there is maybe a better way to create transparent pieces of armour? Thanks!

Here’s a good source of references and a breakdown of Immortan Joe’s costume. In the movie itself, they used vacuum-formed clear industrial plastic, which if you have the resources would be the way to go – but otherwise TranspArt would be a great place to start. Ryan Wells recently created an awesome Immortan Joe cosplay, and he used TranspArt for the armor so you can see it in action!

A word of warning, though: TranspArt is very thin and doesn’t become sturdy/rigid like Worbla after it cools down. While it will retain the shape it’s formed into, It remains extremely flexible. It’s also much harder to work with than Worbla, as it’s less forgiving as far as melting/retaining fingerprints/tearing/etc. If you make a mistake, it’s harder to come back and repair. Worbla doesn’t stick to it, and if you want to layer two pieces together, you’ll need to glue them.

TranspArt is a great alternative for those of us who can’t get our hands on a professional vacuum-forming table. But definitely practice with the stuff before you start on your big project so you can get a firsthand feel of how to handle it. (Also buy yourself a temperature gun so you can monitor the temp of the piece as you heat it; it reaches that melting point a lot sooner than Worbla, and it’ll go from a solid sheet to “plastic wrap” in a matter of seconds if you’re not being careful.)

Kamui has a great video on TranspArt here, and I’d also suggest checking out this video from heatgunning. (Really, though, check out that entire blog. It’s an amazing collection of resources for thermoplastics!)