Hi there Angus, thank you so much for sharing the thread!! What a fantastic build!! It’s interesting to see how much the X-Carve has changed the way Sean works!! I’m sure I’ve seen some of his YouTube videos!!
Thank you so much again.
I’ve been a member of RPF for years. I’ve even made a full-size, wearable Iron Man MKIV costume out of craft foam, which I then case hardened with a two-part plastic. One of the reasons I’m seriously looking into a drag-knife is to be able to cut out pepakura files. So short answer - long, I would love to see what you make. I’ll probably be doing a YouTube video of building at least a helmet.
I’ve done lots of prop making in the past, before it was cool to post videos of it. One of my next projects would be something like a Skyrim/Frazetta Death Dealer helmet. I even sculpted my own chestburster for a special FX company when I lived in TX.
I’m currently making a 12’ wooden boat whose parts can all be cut out with an XC1000, especially once I iron out the kinks for indexing large parts by marching the zero down the work. My first attempt will be a half-scale version of an 8’ boat to make a coffee table out of.
I would be very interested in methods of motion like gas/piston and linear actuators - how to establish the correct angles and attachment points, incorporating limits, and inter-connected joints. I while back I used a screen door piston and a compressor to nearly disastrous effect. It’s a lot harder than it looks to calculate the location of linear actuators.
Heeey!! The RPF…I used to go on there quite a lot in the early days!! It’s a fantastic community for prop makers!!
The Iron Man costume sounds cool!!! It’s quite a skill creating all of those compound curves in foam!!
A drag knife would be a fantastic addition to your bit box!!! I without doubt have got one on my shopping list!!
I can’t wait to start sharing my projects!!! I intend to upload all of the digital files, as well as full instructions, and reference images…prop making is so much fun!!!
YouTube is a great method of sharing your knowledge…I’m going to be starting a YouTube prop making channel very soon!!!
Love Skyrim…the helmet should be an interesting build!!!
Strange but true…I had an original foam latex ‘Chestburster’ in my workshop, that is until it turned to dust!!!
Wow!!! a 12’ boat on the X-Carve…what an amazing project!!!