Two years ago my wife told me that she wanted to be a SIM for halloween. Being the dutiful husband I am I got to work. I researched for hours the best way to go about this project. There were ALOT of helpful designs out there. Unfortunately i'm kind of arrogant, so I looked at all the well thought out, well intentioned designs and thought, I can certainly do that better. My major gripe was the materials that were being used by others. To me, the SIM plumbob is a crystal that radiates light from the inside. The crystal structure breaks up the light in a sparkle kind of way rather than a flat uniform color. With this in mind I set out to create the awesomness that is before you.
Note: There are deffinately things I would change with my design if I were to do it over. Financial considerations played a big role in some of the steps I took. Please feel free to critique the design. If I decide to make another one I will take all ideas into consideration.
Castin Craft resin (alot)
Castin Craft catalyst
26 gauge sheet metal
1/2" steel tube
AWG 3 point tool belt shoulder straps
Double stick tape
Bicycle safety lights