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Author Topic: Steam Punk warhammer 40k Backpack?  (Read 6645 times)
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« on: November 02, 2009, 06:51:24 pm »

Hello again,

 Well Holloween has come and gone again... time to plan for next year... lest that's what I tell myself.
This year my GF went as an Adeptus Sororitas Battle Sister from Warhammer 40k. It took about 3 weeks to make everything and cost an untold amount of money.
I did learn a lot fromt his though. The backpack I made came out really will I thought, but it looks a little more like a steam punk backpack then a warhammer one,
which made me wonder about making a steam punk battle sister...

Anyway, you can check it out here,

It's made from PVC pipe, a Nerf ammo box, tubbing, LED's,wine bottle stoppers, Ice tea bottle tops, Bowls
part of a nerf gun, 2 non slip rubber pads(over couch leg types), Craft form and Plastic BB's for the rivits.

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It opens and has lights
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the whole costume can be seen here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/44247835@N04/sets/72157622593503137/


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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 06:56:15 pm »

Amazing creation!
What is the suit of armor made out of?
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 07:01:03 pm »

The Chest piece is cut from one of those 1/2 body mannequins and reshapped with a heat gun as no one really has that shape. the legs are cut out of a plastic trashcan, shoulders and forearm guards are from Craft foam.

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 07:17:43 pm »

Very impressive. Certainly beats any Halloween efforts I saw coming around the doors for sweets.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 09:01:27 pm »

Very cool. I always love seeing people make Warhammer 40k costumes.

Speaking of that, Finnlock, maybe you'd like to take a look at this Sisters of Battle costume.

Throughout that link, there are several amazing costumes, not just the SoB one.
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009, 09:23:59 pm »

Yeah, that is one of the best costumes out there, his work is top notch.
I'll never match up to it, but I like to think mine isn't 1/2 bad  Smiley

I was toying around with doing an eldar suit. I figured out an effective way to do the glowing bubbles on their armor I think will work really well.
Plastic Easter eggs! the ones that split down the middle, not around it. those with LEDs inside should do the trick nicely, the rest is gravy Roll Eyes


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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009, 09:26:50 pm »

Wow. I must say my nerdom is going crazy right now. What a stellar costume. It blows my mind.

I have to ask, where does one get a mannequin?
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009, 09:40:17 pm »

Part of the curse of living in NJ is route 17 I live 5 min from the Garden State Mall...*UGH*... there is a store that sells them not far from giant stadium, but you can buy them online with ease. ,
They don't tend to be pricy..I paid $15 for the 2 I got.


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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009, 09:57:21 pm »

Yeah, that is one of the best costumes out there, his work is top notch.
I'll never match up to it, but I like to think mine isn't 1/2 bad  Smiley

I was toying around with doing an eldar suit. I figured out an effective way to do the glowing bubbles on their armor I think will work really well.
Plastic Easter eggs! the ones that split down the middle, not around it. those with LEDs inside should do the trick nicely, the rest is gravy Roll Eyes


Finnlock

No, yours is pretty spiffy for what it's made of. I'd say you probably could match up to his stuff, it just takes some effort, like everything else. And probably a good bit of money.

And that Easter Egg idea isn't half bad....
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2009, 06:38:48 pm »

Look forward to your next creation, congratulations on finishing a full outfit,  I have not attempted such an undertaking and remain in the realm of making accessories for the moment Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2009, 02:04:27 am »

 Honestly it's not as hard as you'd think...
 Most everything in that suit was cobbled together. The backpack was made from the listed parts, the breast plate was alread formed I just altered it, the gun a repaint of a nerf. The Power sword was a nerf sword I saw and said "perfect" and added a bit of gribblies too. The scabbard made out of cardboard and craft foam.Most of the designs on the armor are from a grungeboard pack, glued on and painted.

 The single most time saving thing I did was used Rust-oleum "Specialty textured plastic" Direct to plastic paint, I used black, the stuff dries super fast and if sprayed over the craft foam isn't absorbed into it allowing it to be painted over. I used Testors all purpose spary enamel 1244 gold metallic for all the gold parts.

 So after being cut, I would spary the Craft Foam with the Rust-oleum and in 5 min it was ready to be sprayed with the Testors gold, which dried quickly as well. So most peices where ready to be glued or placed with in 10 min of being shaped.

 The Best part was my GF made the shoulder shrug and loin cloth which trimed time off for me and the work she did really made the costume shine.


If you want to know more about it, just ask
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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2009, 02:45:53 am »

What nerf gun did you use as the base for the gun? I've been trying to find to use as a decent base for a bolter.
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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2009, 02:52:55 am »

It's the Air Zone Clip Tek. I got it at toys 'r' us.



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« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2009, 02:53:27 am »

Not quite finished yet (no purity seals in this pic, no power maul either, need to finish gun & backpack), but I have been working on a sister costume too.

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Should be finishing that and my husband's Inquisitor this month.
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« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2009, 03:12:57 am »

Ah, thanks Finnlock.

And Lilibat, that looks awesome. There must be more photos immediately! Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2009, 04:31:26 am »

Very nice, very nice indeed!
Can't wait to see more!

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« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2009, 04:59:47 am »

 That is so cool I think I peed myself a little!
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« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2009, 06:54:04 pm »

I think I just had a nerd-gasm...
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« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2009, 07:45:01 pm »

awesome costumes all round
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« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2009, 09:26:08 pm »

What can be said other than fantastic.
You have indeed set a high bar for us all to aim for...


I'm guessing we've all seen the space marines on youtube too?


...and now is a good time to start, no more time till halloween than nowadays eh!



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« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2009, 05:21:46 am »

Hello all!

Well, decided to work a new back pack and bit on the Bolt pistol as the chainsword is still being a pain the arse.
I don't have any picks of the back pack yet. I shall post them when I get a chance, but for now...

 It still needs work, but I'm liking the way things are going so far...


I want to "beef up" the back of the clip, it's too thin...


I have also started a quick "mock up" of a bolter based off the same gun as the pistol. Just wanted to see how it would shape up..I think it's interesting.. I think it will become a Chaos bolter for an upcoming costume...
 I need to "beef up" the clip here too. It's hard to see, but there is a scope/site at the back end of the gun.

I think with a bit of tubing and some proper paint, it could be a very nice steampunk "slugthrower"





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« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2009, 05:45:02 am »

Dear Lady, and Sister in Service to our Emperor of Man kind!
I, a humble member of the Cadian IG, wish to congratulate you on your
devotion to our cause(s). The God Emperor of Man kind and Steam Punk.
   
You have raised the bar for us all, and I only hope I can rise to meet it.

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« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2009, 05:45:54 am »

This is just amazing work. I haven't gotten into Warhammer but I can certainly
appreciate good craftsmanship.
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« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2009, 11:43:38 pm »

Thank you for the kind words Smiley

I got destracted again today and started a Laspistol for yet another costume...

It's just a base coat and has a lot more to go. anyway, take a look and let me know what you think..

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« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2009, 04:21:50 am »

Looks fantastic, a yes, steampunk as well.

Personally, i think a lot of the Imperium stuff is only one small step away from steampunk anyway.

cheers.

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