Custom Costume Builds

M8 Assault Rifles Day 1

Started a test to see if the EVA will work for making a few guns. Doing these as speed builds so probably not going to be exact or perfect. I should have these both finished in 2 or 3 days tops.

First I made a quick drawing of the M8 Assault Rifle and cut it out of the foam. I cut channels inside and inserted a skeleton to keep it rigid. Got the cores for both guns cut, assembled and rough sanded the edges. Also got the next layers for them rough cut. 2 layers thick for the core of the gun. It will be 6 layers thick in total using the 1/2 inch thickness foam. This means a lot of seams on the edges but I plan to skin just about everything with 1/8 thick foam sheeting. At this point I’m just building it up to then sand down into the proper shape.

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7 responses

  1. Dano

    What is your favorite way of cutting the raw foam? you seem to get very clean cuts effortlessly and that is giving me some trouble.

    August 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    • yes, i would like to know how you cut these as well, ive already broke 2 soldering iron cutting tips.

      August 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm

  2. Sam

    Awesome progress so far! Cant wait to see these finished.

    theres one thing that has been driving me nuts though: Where the heck did you get the base gloves? Ive been looking for weeks, and I cant find anything like em anywhere! No stores anywhere stock that stuff, it seems.

    August 15, 2010 at 12:29 am

    • Dano

      Those gloves come with the Zentai Suit that he wears under the costume.

      August 18, 2010 at 12:10 pm

  3. Thomas

    this looks so sick…but quick question…what boots are you wearing for the N7 armor

    October 18, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    • Just some side zipper combat boots that I found in a thrift store and modified. Nothing special.

      December 3, 2010 at 7:20 pm

  4. Ryan elliot

    hey there firstly i would like to say great work the suits look so good! Do you make and sell your suits to people?

    February 4, 2011 at 3:14 pm

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