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ATAUK ()



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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now looking for ideas regarding the high stepper bases
Adding foam / rubber both for grip and to help with sound of the high steppers


20190529_172348 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

Paper used rubbing a pencil over to get the stepper inner base profile

20190529_172342 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

Seen somewhere some one used wood screwed into base
But would like to keep weight down if possible

Thought about 2 mm ali plate just 1mm inset into base with eva foam attached

I have some rubber along with a eve excersize mat and a sheet of 2mm aluminium

20190317_153801 by dave gilmore, on Flickr


Thought about the aluminium with wings inside to fix too through the high stepper but utilising the car metal clips used on car interiors so the screw has the clip to grip too and hold against the aluminium

Thoughts welcome Smile
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ATAUK ()



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well today my head arrived from Jamie
Beautiful work . Work of art
He aint in too bad shape after his long journey Smile
20190603_165451 by dave gilmore, on Flickr
20190603_170529 by dave gilmore, on Flickr
Screenshot_20190603-193000_Video Player by dave gilmore, on Flickr

And how he was before shipping to U.K

received_843232499371082 by dave gilmore, on Flickr
received_2361976120717043 by dave gilmore, on Flickr
received_543545866171621 by dave gilmore, on Flickr


Now to find a stand to keep it on that wont fall over so suggestions welcome Smile

Also best way to pad out the head

work out how im gonna add foam to base of high steppers while keeping the weight down and can get the mesh suit made this week
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ATAUK ()



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mesh suit finally being made on monday


Playing around with high steppers and sort of happy .

Gotta work out best way to pad out the mask .


received_657408661352991 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

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Legs have since been brought in closer to leg on out side


20190622_164101 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

20190622_164045 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

20190616_234049 by dave gilmore, on Flickr
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ATAUK ()



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

High steppers without mask and before adjusting outer support closer to leg

https://youtu.be/zcbR0dLm7LY


High steppers with mask
Cant see a thing .. needs padded out lol

https://youtu.be/lmNaIZrbmhk
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ATAUK ()



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking for ideas on padding out the mask

Keep it sitting right on face and not dropping forward if anyone can share some images Smile

Did think about one of these with the guard removed but dont want to ruin the mask fitting it

https://www.screwfix.com/p/face-shield-clear/6540D?tc=KA2&ds_kid=92700045094932242&gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1241687&ds_rl=1245250&ds_rl=1244069&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpviQxu_D4wIVjbHtCh0DHgdWEAQYASABEgIAPvD_BwE
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ATAUK ()



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the plus side . Finally going back to seamstress on tuesday

Get length of arms and legs correct as well as get the fit just right ( been made a bit longer so can adjust on final fit )
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok so undersuit taking forever .
Was made bigger to adjust . Hopefully yhe legs will be done on monday .

These have a ski trouser waistband with the braces attached

Ok on the leg but tooooo tight around the high steppers .these have now been made wider . I left the high steppers there and said to make them so a bit looser around the hight steppers and so can easily go over them .plus will loose a percentage of gap as hair is added

received_657408661352991 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

20190723_174146 by dave gilmore, on Flickr


Next the jumper . Yes its tooo long . On both the body and arms but this can be easily alterd

received_1398926650261670 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

Blue line shows where i think the hair needs to hang too .
So basicly raise the jumper around 6 /7 inches

20190723_213059 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

Also needs brought in on the sides

20190723_174231 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

20190723_175319 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

Arms brought in a little and sides still need to come in
20190723_212825 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

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So hopefully can start soon .

Any advice ?

Being quite broad im trying to keep the suit as slim as possibly yet not tight as i believe the hair will bring everything in more

Any help or advice be great .
Dont have anyone local to help with what should be where etc so relying on feed back

Thanks

Dave
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Sky Guy ()



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s good for trial and error (slow is smooth, smooth is fast) especially when dealing with a project like this; unfortunately height, weight and body issues always come into play. I’m Six Feet tall with wide shoulders (52 inch Chest) , and big arms (18 inch biceps) 42 inch Waist, 27 inch thighs, 18 inch
Calves, but with a lot of sheering and fluffing up Hair in certain points it made up the difference.

Bought a pair High Steppers a few years back (2010), I ended up being Seven Feet, Five Inches ( Have a Duck Mask from 2009, large head), not to mention walking awkwardly with them, (looking like a cross between Frankenstein, and the Iron Giant) So I added 2 inches inside my Demonica (7in, Size 13) Boots and added three inches with a slight flare at the bottom for my Toes.

I’m happy with Standing at 7ft. 1inch. Keep experimenting, your Mesh suit is spot on for what you have going so far, the only suggestion I have is that you hem up from your hands, they look way to long. Never settle for less. Cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply .

High steppers i am allowing for if needed to remove 2 to 3 inches from the bottom . Depends if this will make a difference or not walking wise .
Id of tried plasterers stilts but no one near me with any .

To be fair the high steppers are fairly narrow so if i ever decided to swap them out for stilts i think with foam padding to bulk them out they could work still

Mesh undersuit will be around 3 inches short of bottom of high steppers

Another test fit tomorrow .
Hands and arm length along with jumper going to be trimmed once its all sitting just right .

Slow and steady ..dont have a choice at the moment
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok so trousers are done .
No pics as yet

Now onto jumper

Thin arms a bit more towards wrist
Adding around 4 inch past figer tips

20190812_203803 by dave gilmore, on Flickr
As well as a bit more taken in on the sides .

Any tips with pics showing how when arms are raised . How to stop sleeve rolling up the arm ?

Next is where to have the hair hanging
First pic
Shows

Waist area in blue

Bottom of jumper as is in red .

Dots on knee caps Wink

20190723_213059 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

Thinking

Raise lower line around 6 inches as will have 8 inch hair hanging down.

Also taper in at sides towards centre area
20190812_211127 by dave gilmore, on Flickr


Any advice be great Smile

Dave
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