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Foamcore Single-Person Flying Vehicle by Alphared137
Foamcore Single-Person Flying Vehicle
Part of a team-build, with restrictions on chassis and paneling materials: foamed plastic (foamcore, styrene insulation foam), paper products (cardboard, matboard, paper, paper tape), glue (hot glue, spray glue, rubber cement, CA glue, etc.). Electronic lighting permitted. No metal, no paint, no PVC pipe. 14 day project time limit, actual build-up done in rotating 18 hour shifts over six days. Original 3D model created in Rhino, then flattened into 2D patterns for hand-cutting (no laser cutting permitted) and assembly.
Pauldron (Shield-Side) WIP by Alphared137
Pauldron (Shield-Side) WIP
Quick view of the test fit on the opposite shoulder. This one will also receive some sculptural details in the form of a relief sculpture. I may attempt to use some kind of clay to add the details but I need to test how well the adhere to the material. If this fails, I will do the sculptural embellishments in craft foam, since I know the styrene-foam hotglue bond is very strong... stronger than the foam in fact!
Pauldron (Sculptural) WIP by Alphared137
Pauldron (Sculptural) WIP
Been awhile since the last update, but I was trying a variety of reinforcing techniques to try and make this pauldron more durable, with limited results. I have completed cutting all parts of this pauldron out of 0.02" white styrene and hotglued everything together, reinforcing with a hotglued second layer of stryene at certain points. This styrene-hotglue-styrene sandwich is surprisingly strong, however, everything is exceptionally sensitive to heat damage. Too long in a hot car and it will definitely explode apart or melt at the joints.

I then test fit the pauldron on the chestplate for size and proportion. I am fairly satisfied with how it stands now (definitely going to do a version 2.0 of this once my skill level goes up), so the next step is engineering attachment points at the neck for the pauldrons. I'd like to be able to detach the pauldrons for easier transport.


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Lead Artist at ExileArts USA
Artist | Student | Design & Interfaces
United States
...and by "Lead Artist" I mean "I formed an LLC in Delaware and am the only person associated with the company."

I've done a few things in my life. I guess I'm going to try to be a creative digital professional now. Prop and costume making are hobbies.
Currently in school learning digital art and design.

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S-Lancaster Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Thanks so much for the watch =)
LesliesCreations Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch~!  Your armor tutorials are fantastic!
Alphared137 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Hi hi! I see you've found my dA page as well! Nice to see you here! :3 Unfortunately due to a heavy course load, progress will be extremely slow ;_; Hopefully I can find time to work on it here and there, though! Thanks so much for your kind words and support!
LesliesCreations Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!  You're work is fantastic so I'm more than happy to follow it on FB and DA, even if your progress is slow.  My course load is also pretty crazy this semester so I can definitely relate.
TreLeCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav! Don't forget to view my fanpage too :D
Alphared137 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I found your dA through your FB page :)
TreLeCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well you are a super awesome person :D
Alphared137 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Heart Love No U Heart Love 
Neko Emoji-16 (Blush) [V1]Blush  Bear Emoji-17 (Eager) [V1] 
Jibril-Cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014

Hi :heart:

Thank you so much for the :+fav: of:

Cosplay 2011 by Jibril-CosplayLia Cosplay by Jibril-CosplayReincarnation - Cosplay by Jibril-CosplayLe Chevalier D'Eon Cosplay by Jibril-Cosplay

It would be a honour for me if you would also like my facebook-Page ^.~

TakatoMatsuki Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Thanks for the faves <3
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