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 Introducing... Dany's Pipboy!

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PostSubject: Introducing... Dany's Pipboy!   Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:25 am

As most of you may know, Delta, Iris, and I are attending a Con in a month or so. Delta will be going as one of the Tunnel Snake (That's us, and we rule!), and so I've been helping him with his costume a bit.From the start, I knew I was going to be painting a leather jacket with the Tunnel Snake mascot on the back, but I also knew a crucial part of the costume would be a Pipboy. Well, a while back I wanted to make a Pipboy, and I saw these awesome resin casts of the PB clock made from a guy named Skruffy on Therpf.com. The cast itself would cost around $80, but it would be well worth it--all the details were super accurate and precise. Therefore, I contacted him again to see if he was still producing them. To my disdain, he wouldn't be casting them until September, and our Con was in August.
I told Delta the bad news, and I said to prepare for the worst(no Pipboy). But as always, Delta was optimistic and said that that'd be okay, and maybe we could try to make our own. The first method I thought of was Pepakura and bondo, but I did not have the patience to do that, so that was quickly shot down. The next was to make the frame out of balsa wood, which is an inexpensive material. I knew that any Pipboy I constructed wouldn't look nearly as good as the resin casts, but I had to at least give it a shot. My motivation was that any pipboy was better than no Pipboy at all.
And so I headed out and bought some balsa wood, which only cost me about $7 for a few sheets. I dremeled out shapes and glued them together, to create the basic frame. The top layer would be removable with velcro, for underneath it would lay my old Ipod Touch that would play the Galaxy News Radio Screen, as well as the Stats Screen. Then I scrounged my house for knobs and dials for the Pipboy, and used stiff cardboard to create the body of it. Then I painted it multiple layers (I'm still not very happy with the paint job--it needs to be dirtier!), and added some details. I was on vacation for two weeks in between making this, but the hours I spent constructing it came in under a week. I'm still not done with it, and it's not as accurate as the resin cast (honestly I half-assed the body of this thing), but I think it looks pretty darn good for a $7 Pipboy.
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing... Dany's Pipboy!   Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:20 am

Hhhnnnnnngh.
How exactly did you make this?!?!?!
I can't even put two sticks together with tape. Magic.
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing... Dany's Pipboy!   Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:24 am

Why must you be so good at engineering, making me and Beo jealous!

Dany, I hereby proclaim you the best horse-eating engineer on this board. Congratulations!
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing... Dany's Pipboy!   Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:54 am

Wow.

Lovely job.

Wear it everywhere to show off your accomplishment! Everywhere.
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing... Dany's Pipboy!   Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:58 am

Aww thanks guys:3 Making me feel so good about my Pipboy, even though I am by no means an engineer xD
Sir, I made this by waving a wand and it magically appeared. I don't know how it happened. It just fucking did.
Dis I can't take it off now that I've put it on.
It's magically grafted to my arm.

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