Haseo, Part 2

On August 31, 2012, in .Hack//G.U. / Haseo, by Toast

Next up, bracers!

These were the first piece I worked on, my first time ever using wonderflex to build anything.  I didn’t include the red floating circle due to a time restriction.

Again, a quick reference photo.

Starting with the base of the piece.  The middle is foam fit to just slide over my hand with two layers of wonderflex on the outside.  As the shape was odd I used Model Magic to build up the base shape of it.  Although super light weight model magic doesn’t hold up well on its own and will crack when drying since it shrinks, it is also not sandable.

The model magic was covered in wood glue to help harden it up and cover some of the cracks, then covered in friendly plastic (a gum-like thermoplastic).

Top of the bracer, foam base.  This was wonderflexed and all piping/details were done in wonderflex as well.

The bracer was then bent into its circle shape, the top pieces given slight curves.

Gesso and white acrylic paint done as paint prep, sanded then painted with more white acrylic paint.  Silver is done with rub n’ buff in silver leaf.

Done! :)

Haseo, Part 1

On August 28, 2012, in .Hack//G.U. / Haseo, by Toast

Worn to Anime Revolution 2012, Haseo Xth Form

There was far too much work on this cosplay to written up into one post so I’ll be posting a few pieces as at time.  First, the cuisses (thigh armour).

Quick reference of the piece, I mostly used references from the .Hack//G.U. Trilogy movie.

Base piece patterns on wonderflex.  A side note this is the size of a “Jumbo” or full sheet of wonderflex.

All pieces cut then wonderflexed.  One piece of foam to two pieces of wonderflex, double wonderflex containing a foam core to make the pieces solid.

Top of the piece coming together, bottom was built in a similar fashion,

Completed pieces, aside from the centre piece.  The stick out edges are a separate piece, attached to the main pieces same for the end tabs.  All piping is done with small bits of wonderflex.   Holes are to accommodate wiring.

Painting.    Yellow is delicate  painter’s tape, almost looked like I had switched to making iron man armour in the first picture.

Silver colour was an error and was later corrected to white.

Wiring and fixing.  Wiring goes through the piece to connect the bottom gem to the rest of the circuit.  There are two nine volts on each thigh piece, one for either a belt piece or shirt piece and one for the lights on the armour itself.

The velcro straps onto the belt and the three loops go around the belt to provide a second set of fasteners.

Glowy & done :)

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