Yesterday's progress began with yet another blood sacrifice to the Project Gods:
It turns out that the overhead oven configuration for the vacforming machine is a good idea, but the hooks that hold the plastic frame in place are right about at forehead level for me. The corners were sharp too, so I had to solve that problem:
The vacforming machine has proven to be exceedingly useful. Here's the beginnings of a suit of armor vacformed in .040" ABS:
We've also got a bunch of these panels ready to paint:
Meanwhile, the other parts are slowly coming together:
I now have just about five days to bring this whole thing together. Thankfully I already have all of the camouflage netting on hand and transportation is coming together. The only minor challenge will be the painting and the electronics. Stay tuned...