Detail is all scored in. You likely can't see the cuts in this picture, but once I've hit it with the heat gun they'll open up to give an effect similar to the second picture.
All glued up! The armour is still pinned to the dummy for now while the contact cement cures overnight.
I have to trim some parts (esp. either side of the eagle's head) but after that it'll be time for some paint!
In the second photo you can also see the details now that I've given it a once over with the heat gun. After painting and weathering they'll look even more pronounced.
I've been making lots of progress on the costume, but I hit a snag last night.
I was going to paint everything using Krylon Colormaster, but after spraying a test piece I realized that it cracked like crazy when flexed 😧
Tonight I'm going to make an emergency trip to the art supply shop and pick up some heavy body acrylics that should stand up to flexing much better 🤞
Update! I've been writing up my progress on a blog. Check out the posts on https://costumedad.com if you want to read about the ins and outs of making this costume.
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