Step 15: Show Off

Now that you've got some serious-looking ginormous battle armor, the only thing left to do is to take it out in public and amaze the heck out of everyone you meet.

It's also a good idea to find a few followers of some lesser emperor and make them feel inferior.
<p>Who can I pay to build this for me?<br>Seriously, I want to have it commissioned, but can't find a proper store.</p><p>Anyone have any ideas?</p>
<p>lazy mother trucker</p>
<p>Just finished my first full armour build so thought Id let you guys see it. My thanks to Thorssil for his excellent instructable which helped to make the build a success.</p>
<p>So, my topic question is: What holds the pieces together? I know in the video you mentioned straps. I assume they go from piece to piece or do they run a full length? For example, the legs. Do you have a strap that goes from thigh to knee cap, then another from kneecap to shin, or just one piece going from thigh to shin and tied in the knee on the way? What kind of strap? Buttoned? Velcro? Riveted? I assume more than one as well to keep them from twisting, possibly one front, one back, and one on each side? And the rubber filler pieces, were they glued on as well?</p><p>Hoping for this to be my next project. Been waiting til I had enough experience and confidence to go extreme (to this or close to this degree). After using stilts for my 8 foot tall Frankenstein in the mall, I can say I am comfortable on stilts around kids and people. Just the patience to build it...</p>
<p>Fantastic job! remember playing with the minitures as a youngster, only thing i didn&acute;t like was the colour...But as an old long fang these days that&acute;s to be expected ;)</p>
<p>Truly epic, you used the most common or cheap materials to build something awesome. <br><br>Congrats the size is killer and I bet many people will buy it for sure. <br>BTW I&acute;m not even a warhammer fan.</p>
<p>that picture of you with just the torso on is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh</p>
now build a chaos version... and a Dreadnought
<p>Hey Shawn, Myself Ankit I'm from India, I just love your work man, you are truly awesome. I always follow your blog and all your stories and work helped me to build this giant..Its 7 ft tall, i know somethings are missing but i won Comic Con India with that cosplay and that was my &quot;Embrace Yourself&quot; pose.Hope you like it..</p>
<p>Hey I was wanting to know if you guys could possibly come down to my school for a silent auction thing that were going to have in a bit. Its for an AFJROTC thing at my high school. If you guys can come could you please contact me I'd really like it. There's a lot of 40k lovers here in AFJROTC and I bet they would love to see the armor too, and I'm not saying you guys have to but maybe you could auction one of your armor sets. I know this seems like a big request but you dont have to. contact me back at Arcgamesam@gmail.com (thats my email for games and things that other players and people can talk or ask me things for so its fine) thanks hope to hear from you guys soon. P.S. If you guys do reply I'll tell you more.</p>
Wow! Great craftsmanship.<br>Not many people will hit the &quot;I made it&quot; button.<br>Congrats.
<p>One thing that I thought about as far as the hydration goes. Have you considered a hydration backpack, such as a camelback? Also, you appear to have some extra space in there, you could build in some ventilation fans that would help with cooling.</p>
<p>Hey, someone that gets atmoshperic pressure and a distributed load!</p>
<p>Cyanoacrylate = Crazy Glue/Superglue.</p>
<p>Dude...awesome...simply awesome!</p>
<p>showing this to my friend who wants to go to a con as one of these guys next year.</p>
<p>showing this to my friend who wants to go to a con as one of these guys next year.</p>
<p>showing this to my friend who wants to go to a con as one of these guys next year.</p>
<p>showing this to my friend who wants to go to a con as one of these guys next year.</p>
<p>showing this to my friend who wants to go to a con as one of these guys next year.</p>
I was about to start on the project when I realized that Pepakura wasnt Mac compatible. Does anyone know of a good Mac program thats similar to Pepakura?
<p>Don't know if this is still needed but you can actually use the Pepakura Viewer on a Mac using Wineskin. Look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cfqLrklu50</p>
hey was wondering if you would be able to make me a suit of grey knights armour I'll pay you handsomely oh and then ship it to Scotland again I'll pay you please message back with rough estimates cheers
<p>Amazing.</p><p>But...I was wondering, how much does making one of these cost? I mean, just printing the pepakura model lifesize is pretty expensive. I can't even imagine how much a single armour building process can have cost.</p>
321,016 VIEWS? 647 LIKES? HOW THE?.....
<p>Turns out it's good.</p>
<p>is there any possible way i could buy this off you, this is awesome and literally i would die for one?</p>
<p>I'm not sure if I'll get a response given when this was posted, but I'm curious about two things:<br><br>How are the stilts mounted to the &quot;sole&quot; of the shoe?<br><br>How much side to side motion do they have? I saw in this and the other stiltwalking video that you can spread your feet apart pretty far and still keep them on the ground. This implies the ankle flexes a bit?<br><br>I'm making a costume of similar size and have been looking at options for the feet.</p>
<p>The stilts are bolted onto the sole of the character's foot. There's a piece of foam floor mat cut to fit between the bottom of the stilt and the inside of the boot in order to give it a bit of flexibility while still keeping it mostly straight.</p>
Hey I love the costume and I really want to make a few sets myself. Unfortunately money is tight for me. Is there any way to make a smaller form of the armour ??? I have looked around and found nothing. If you can accept this challenge I would love to see it. Consider it a kid/teen version of the Space Marines XD love the whole thing
I would use one articulated arm and not hold anything in it, and one attached arm for a weapon, that way you can still use one hand as an actual hand. I love your build though and am planning on using it to make my own suit of armour in a few months time.
Maybe for the hands, to have a bit more of movility to at least be able to make a fist, instead of letting it be stuck on a relaxed form, you can use one of those robot plastic hand toys that have a little lever on the other end to flex the fingers. <br> <br>http://www.djibnet.com/photo/2405496230-robot-hand.jpg (couldnt upload it here...) <br>Get my suggestion?
was going to suggest something similar but more on the lines of building one out of simialr materials to what he used in the hands :)
Not only would a Camelback be a good idea to wear under this suit, but you could effectively install some small CPU fans along inconspicuous parts of the armor and use the backpack as the power source to provide ventilation. It was something I was considering for an Ork Meganob build. It'll also give the suit a living humming sound which could only help.
Looks amazing!
Is there anyway I could see a better view of the stilts diagram? I'm commissioning my brother to build them and he needs the dimensions. Thanks for inspiring me to build this suit
That's the best version I've got. If you click on the image, it'll give you a slightly bigger version. My handwriting is awful, but the dimensions are there.
Step14, pic 3. Poor kid.
Would you have a rough estimate on how much some of these parts weigh when left as fiber glass and bondo (not plastic vacuum formed)?
HEY! I saw you in the make magazine!!!
Camelback is a brilliant idea, IMO. Now all that's left is a Jump-Pack :D <br>Anyway, as a fellow lanky person, (20 years, only 107(i know right?)) I'd be quite interested in seeing how this goes for you :P
Great patients. Awesome instructible! I want one, but Chaos Space Marine.
I did the number crunching as i want to build this myself. I am doing it for three suits and as i don't plan on pursuing this as a career i won't buy a vacuforming table. For the fiberglassed and bondo form it comes to around $400 each. Although that price is a combination of most of what i need like a respitory mask ect as well as the supplies added together with around $150 of cush put in for error divided between the three suits. I may also have underestimated or overestimated the amount needed for some materials and i am trying certain things differently for this suit which also affects price, eg. mechanical hands based off childrens toys. I also plan on making the weapons out of pepakura simply because the lack of tools needed, their price is not included in the build. I hope this helps somewhat.
imma do this, but add in a sort of fan in the power pack or at least a pouch with water and straws to the mouth or both as a cooling system
imma do this, but add in a sort of fan in the power pack or at least a pouch with water and straws to the mouth or both as a cooling system
imma do this, but add in a sort of fan in the power pack or at least a pouch with water and straws to the mouth or both as a cooling system
I LOVE how you guys are the same group that did all of the RvB costumes a while back (seriously, I started notice the helmets hanging from the ceiling in the shots XD. Doughnut was the first one I noticed, however lol) <br> <br>Love, love, LOVE all the work that has gone into making the armor, and seriously, thank you for posting such detailed photos :D!

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