By Tvenk
#4998755
Been lurking around for a while and me and a buddy decided it's finally time we tackled a proton pack. I've done a number of other cosplays over the years, but this is one that's been on my list for a while. Decided we wanted to mold our own and do fiberglass shells, but that there were enough resources out there we shouldn't start from total scratch.

Pack is going to be 3D printed in pieces using the MK4 files and then we'd clean up a few areas and tweak some stuff. This forum is an amazing resource. Been at it long enough now I can share a few pics of the progress.

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By Tvenk
#4998757
Sanding is my least favorite part of costume/prop making and it's SO much of the effort haha

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Doing test "fits" as we go gives us motivation to keep working

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By Tvenk
#4998759
First layer of filler primer gives us an idea of how much work we have left but also shows how far the pieces have already come.

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Any back to the filler and sandpaper...

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By Tvenk
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Thanks - yeah so much bondo and sanding haha.
I got them here on the forum after reading through a few threads trying to put together an updated set of plans. I believe the thread was titled: NEW GBFANS PACK PLANS
By Tvenk
#4999046
The work continues, slow and steady progress - the last 20% takes 80% of the time...

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Any now for another coat of primer - finally getting close here with finishing the buck.

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And for some reason I got this weird crack and a bubble in a terribly inconvenient spot, so now that needs to be fixed...

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By Demon Vice Commander
#4999051
Your master is looking good! I would recommend filling the cyclotron holes and power cell instead of molding it with them recessed; this will give you greater control over the thickness of said windows when it comes time to lay up the fiberglass and resin - otherwise you may end up with really thick windows.
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By Tvenk
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Thanks! That's helpful insight, though if I'm being perfectly honest, I don't know if I have it in me to go back and fill them in at this stage and refinish those surfaces haha. I'll have to address it with how I lay up the fiberglass on the back to make sure I can sand it down without compromising the surfaces around it.

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