Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bioschock Big Daddy Suit: Stage One

For those who don't know I am building a Big Daddy Suit mostly from paper mache and found materials.  This is a method that I decided to use to keep costs down on the build.

The dome is a paper mache copy of a giant beach ball that I bought for a dollar.  It has about eight layers of news paper and a single layer of mache cloth.  I then gave it several coats of polyurethane.

The ring which will be attached to the dome is a styrofoam wreath form that I found in a dumpster.  I carved it a bit on the inside and painted it with wood glue and mod podge to reinforce it.  

This weekend I plan making the window port holes for the dome and start the building process for the main body using cardboard scraps a friend of my wife's gave to me.  This too will be covered in mache and coated in polyurethane before the paint job.

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