Intro: Zardoz Plus Gravity
The motion picture has only one flaw. The head can't possibly fly. Here is the proof.
Step 1: Propulsion
First step is to select a propulsion system. No expense was spared in this sub $25 quadcopter.
Step 2: Super Structure
The quadcopter is modified to hold a super structure. Carbon fiber rods are placed along the rotor support arms. Other rods are connected support ends with hot glue and wire ties.
Step 3: Cage Match
Once cross members are connected, hoops are formed over the quadcopter. On top of the hoops, a mesh is attached. All looked fine however, balancing this setup was difficult. The resulting structure did not fly.
Step 4: Face of Zardoz
An excellent cutout and fold template was found at:
All mask credit to the link!!!
With the template, a mask is made.
Step 5: Guns, No Butter
For weapons, a lot of gun toys for small action figures were ordered but none arrived in time. So, instead a few weapon outlines were found on the web and used to cut clear acrylic samples. These were then painted to show up.
Step 6: Attach Face
Since the hoops and netting didn't work earlier, a simple balsa wood frame was employed to support the face.
Step 7: Almost There
The face is completed with eye color and a mouth mechanism. The mouth close up shows a simple fold tube. The back end of the tube has a stick attached that will move the back end up upon setting on a surface and spill the guns.