Spraggy here. Not to dilute the Warhammer 30K waters of keepy's blog with anything 40K, but I've been wanting to show my latest extravagant project off. Maybe actually sharing it on keepy's blog might help me to finish it off.
Now i am by no means a committed cosplayer, but i have always wanted to build my own suit of Astartes Armour. Not powered by any means like the fictional descriptions but nonetheless to scale and gimmicky enough to just simply be.......awesome.
The suit is being made out of roughly 12mm floor foam, the kind you buy cheap from bunnings, which is good because there is heaps required to make the suit. I've opted to build my suit just over 7 feet tall. Not quite the proper height for an Astartes but it will be tall enough to be imposing. I made this decision because i want to keep high dexterity with my hands, which meant i had to keep my arms in proportion with the height. any taller and my arms would look too much like T-rex paws.
The main reason for this is because of my custom designed bolter. As i intend the first version of the armour to be a sternguard veteren, my bolter had to be the shiz. To achieve this i'm using some tricky electronics in it to make it laser sighted with an electronic trigger with realistic .65 cal sound effects...as loud as i can get!! It will be scoped with removable magazine, electronic round counter(hopefully).....and cowbell.
Next on the agenda is to build the legs which will be stilted.....and huge.