The Unofficial Warhammer 40k Costume and Prop Archive
Website: http://saberfreak.blogspot.com/, http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=76127 and http://thevicariousangel.blogspot.com/2009/12/for-emperor.html and http://nex-concept-works.blogspot.com/2010/05/sob-backpack-upgrade.html
Materials: "For those who's been wondering what I've been doing props & costumes wise since the last update, THIS is what I've been working on for the last 3 to 6 months...
This costume started out as one man's dream (since 2006) until I took it on in April 2009. Initial construction (cardboard mockups) started in June 2009, and serious effort was only put in starting August/September 2009 when my schedule opened up.
I had no prior experience in armored costume making, or any kind of training in this field. All I had was an enthusiasm to learn, and to observe how others make stuff. A good part of my knowledge came from the generous members of this, and other boards.
Before I get down to the nitty gritty of what the costume is made of, here are some beauty shots. Thanks so much to Radzie(http://ziedesign.com/blog/) of Sri Gaya Studio for taking these photos for a song.
Remember, this is the first time I've made anything from scratch, so please be kind
Torso armor (including shoulder guards) is made entirely of plumbing pipe, shaped with a heat gun; Chest cups were fashioned out of plastic bowls; Collar is cut from a bucket; relief details on shoulder guard and chest cup, and the purity seals were sculpted out of paper clay. the skull on the 'I' was made out of paper clay, then casts in resin using a silicon mold.
Vembraces & Grenades were made from plumbing pipe as well. Finger gauntlets were fashioned out of Wonderflex , which is self-adhesive while its still hot. The skull on the cross was made out of paper clay, then casts in resin using a silicon mold.
Corset is purchased, and beads sewn on by our female costumer.
The base for the leg armor are the only fibreglass pieces in this costume, They were purchased, and started out as Clone Trooper leg armor. I had to modify them extensively to make them fit our female costumer. The base for the knee guards are made of plumbing pipe, and the relief details sculpted out of paper clay. Armor plating on the shoe is made of Wonderflex.
She is seen holder a couple of grenades which I made for fun while waiting for epoxy and putty to dry. They're sized to fit into the magazine chamber and fired like regular rounds.
The squarish part of the backpack is made of corrugated cardboard, then covered with mounting board. The rounded section on top is a combination of plumbing pipe, MDF board, perspex sheet, and couple of plastic bowls. The spikes are cast resin.
The Bolter is constructed almost entirely out of foam board. The handle is made of MDF board, and extends all the way up to the top and out to the front in an 'L' shape to give the whole thing a 'spine' to rest on. The muzzle is a plumbing pipe.
The creators: Joanna (costumer): All soft parts and sculpted details Daniel (on left): Bolter base structure Saberfreak: Everything else except the finger gauntlets (hand guard)"