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Hi Guys! This is why ive not been around much lately!

Postby dynofiend » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:05 am

Hi Guys,

Sorry ive not been around for the last set of races. My LFS rig has been busy collecting dust, but hopefully not for too much longer.

Im a restless brain sort of person, I always need new challenges, and wanted a new project/hobby that would be something different to what Ive done before. I decided that I wanted to make some kind of cool costume for the Rugby Sevens 2013. Hopefully it would teach me a bunch of new skills too. And it has!

Ive not embedded the pictures as they are quite large, and hopefully they’ll do the talking for me! I would encourage you to look at all of them in order as they’ll probably answer a lot of questions you might have!

I got a 3d modelling program, designed for making paper models, and a bunch of patterns for the model I wanted to make
http://www.lfsnz.com/downloads/DOWNLOADS/1.jpg

Scaled correctly, I printed out the paper parts and cut them out
http://www.lfsnz.com/downloads/DOWNLOADS/2.jpg

The Warehouse provided giant EVA foam camping rolls at a the whopping cost of $16
http://www.lfsnz.com/downloads/DOWNLOADS/3.jpg

The paperparts were stenciled onto the foam using a sharpie
http://www.lfsnz.com/downloads/DOWNLOADS/4.jpg

Carefully cutting out the parts with a pair of sharp scissors, paying attention to the angles that pieces join at referring to the 3d model
http://www.lfsnz.com/downloads/DOWNLOADS/5.jpg

A hot glue gun joins the pieces together
http://www.lfsnz.com/downloads/DOWNLOADS/6.jpg

Repeat the process, many many times and you'll get to here
http://www.lfsnz.com/downloads/DOWNLOADS/6b.jpg

Continue for several weeks, and prop up all the pieces on a stand made from broom handles...
http://www.lfsnz.com/downloads/DOWNLOADS/7.jpg

http://www.lfsnz.com/downloads/DOWNLOADS/8.jpg

http://www.lfsnz.com/downloads/DOWNLOADS/9.jpg
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Re: Hi Guys! This is why ive not been around much lately!

Postby Wildboy99 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:06 am

Holy shit!!! At first i was like wtf am i looking at.... and then i got further through the pics and it started to add up. Thats bloody amazing mate. Looks perfect, i assume it will get some colour?
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Re: Hi Guys! This is why ive not been around much lately!

Postby dynofiend » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:10 am

Sure will mate, im prepping for paint at the moment. Gotta seal the foam to get a nice shiny finish first. Might be getting a panel beater to do the spraying if it works out cheaper than buying rattlecans.
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Re: Hi Guys! This is why ive not been around much lately!

Postby kumarakid » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:33 am

Wow bro that is blardy awesome!
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Re: Hi Guys! This is why ive not been around much lately!

Postby mik641 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:32 pm

Far out, how will you stop it falling apart at the event?
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Re: Hi Guys! This is why ive not been around much lately!

Postby dynofiend » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:54 pm

Its tough as old boots mate. I could go for a run in it and nothing would break. The foam is very flexible, and the glue holding it is tougher than the foam itself, which is practically untearable.
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Postby Chris » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:10 pm

Haha omg dyno. That thing is beast. Can't wait to see it fully finished!
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Re: Hi Guys! This is why ive not been around much lately!

Postby Swivel » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:20 pm

Nice
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