Journal Entry: Sat Nov 27, 2010, 6:18 PM
Ironically, as complicated as Old Snake's octocamo was, I was able to get it done in two weeks. I haven't gotten ANYTHING done in months sewing wise because of my terrible school schedule. Having my machine seize up constantly isn't helping either, but I got it repaired today, and as it turned out, I needed a walking foot for the material I'm working with. Not knowing things like this makes me think I should've taken an actual sewing class. I'm really hoping I'll have something new to post in January besides infinite Old Snake and Raiden photos.
Speaking of Raiden, I've been planning out how I'm going to approach the MGS4 version. It looks like I'll be getting a male mannequin with a similar height, sculpting the suit's arms and legs in Klean Klay, molding it with gelcoat and fiberglass, and then casting it in Dragonskin silicone. Once I have the arms and legs done, I'll build a muscle suit to fit them and make me look like a dude. From there, I'll be basically doing the same things I did for Sweet Raiden, except I'll spend more than 2 days on it and use better materials. Building off of a life cast would be ideal, but the outer shell has to fit a muscle suit, not me, and life casting upholstery foam sounds like a terrible idea.
Hopefully that will be ready by AX, if not before. For January, depending on how fast I work and if I am able to go to ALA, I'll hopefully be done with Harlock, Kei Yuki (from cg Harlock), and Shizuka from HOTD. I really hope I can go as a ton of friends I rarely see will be there!
I've also worked out how to make Laughing Octopus' tentacles, so that should go smoothly!