Part 1: an Overview
Part 2: the Backpack
Part 3: the Boots
Part 4: the Rubber Bits
Part 5: the Helmets
Part 6: the Hands
Part 7: Badges and Trim
Part 8: Guns
But the absolute best part about any of these builds is seeing the response they get when they're out in public. Here's a few pictures and videos of the Space Marines out and about.
Their initial debut was in May at the 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire. If you were there, they were hard to miss:
In addition to oodles and gobs of photos that people took, there were also a few video teams that interviewed me:
When the event began we had two suits all put together and walking around. The third suit was assembled on location and was walking around by the middle of the second day.
Everyone seems to have had a good time:
A short while later, my friend Matt wore one of them to Fanime, a local convention. He got a lot of attention there. It turns out these suits really stand out:
At about that same time, I did an interview with Make Magazine. What started as a quick "let's take a look around your workshop" visit soon spread into a much bigger piece including the cover:
In addition to the cover, there was a four-page spread showing much of my costume portfolio. Here's the whole image stitched together, courtesy of Make:
While that spread does a good job of providing a sense of scale for the Space Marines, it doesn't really showcase the details. Fortunately, the good people at Make were kind enough to send me some of the pictures of each suit by itself. Here they are:
You can see more about that issue of Make magazine at http://makezine.com/32.
While I really loved all three of those suits, I really felt I could do a better job of making one with more trim and embellishments. So I knuckled down and built another one:
My favorite part about this particular suit is the insanely heavy sculpt of the Crux Terminatus on the left shoulder:
I think the suit is pretty sexy:
Chicks dig it:
I'm sure there will be plenty more opportunities to get these guys out and about. So expect more pics like this:
In case you're wondering, that guy's not at all short for a stormtrooper.
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