Mass Effect 2 – N7 Armor Build – Female Update 3
Day 7: Other than painting and attaching some strapping, the back torso is finished.
For the lighting on the shoulder blades I am using some simple sets of battery operated Christmas lights, 30 LED’s total. (powered by 4 AA’s) To install them I simply used an ice pick to puncture holes into the foam where the lights should go. Then I just push the LED’s through the rear of the piece. I then took some semi opaque tubing and cut it to form a cover that fit down over the lights. Using a transparent stain I painted the tubing the correct color. (may still put on another coat to even the color out a little) For the center ring and lower light strip on the tail bone I used about 3 foot of EL wire. (powered by a 9 volt)
The battery packs are stored inside the center piece on the back. Power stitches are easily accessible at the top opening where it joins with the collar.