The official rules and contest guidelines can be found here. I won't bother explaining them again as I am busy working on the cosplay as I speak. I've added on two pieces just this morning.
My plan is so ambitious because my goal is to build an 8 foot tall Space Marine. I've never attempted such a build, and I've already learned so much! A decent amount of life size Space Marines are out there, and I've perused the internet and gotten lots of good ideas and build plans.
I am under a time crunch because the deadline for the picture to be uploaded is April 20, less than a month away. As you can see I have lot of the suit left to build. Also need to construct the stilts, figure out what in the world I will do for gauntlets and get the power generator constructed. Once all the forms are built out of cardstock I have to coat the inside and outside with epoxy resin, then I will probably use fiberglass matting after that unless I deem the resin to be strong enough on its own. Time constraints will also dictate what I do.
I have absolutely enjoyed this build so far. It's so much fun to challenge myself and see what I can do. My goal is to get the torso done today, I worked about 7 hours yesterday (I'm on spring break, so yes instead of girls I have cardstock and superglue, but the emperor demands sacrifice) and today I should be able to at least get the torso almost across the line.
If you are interested in doing a similar build, don't hesitate to contact me! Doing cosplay is so much fun, and with patience, effort, and dedication you can have your own suit of real life power armour.
|Neck collar completed|
Follow me as a build my first suit of power armour!
|Front of the torso coming together|