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Bazza's Iron-Man suit build

 
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May 06, 2017 07:12 |  #1231

For all those big hearts who supported me all the way through this, you should take a big pat on the back. The Starlight Foundation fundraising drive today raised a little over the total amount raised for the entire week combined.

Today's event was nothing short of amazing. The kids had an absolute blast and I reckon more than a few adults got a bit giddy too. Good to see the innocence coming out in everyone. There were smiles, screams, joyful outbursts, lots of high-fives and fist bumps, a few cuddles, some frightened crying, questions about flight capabilities and jaws on the ground.

At one point, three S.H.I.E.L.D looking security guards escorted for a full length walk of the shopping centre, stopping for photos with many along the way. Shop keepers and customers all came running out, I photobombed a poor bloke getting his hair-cut and popped over the rail, looking down into the food court a level down. Many exclamations from down there when that happened.

The suit was comfortable for the most part, with a couple of friction spots becoming apparent after time. I was hot, but we all knew that was going to be the case. No surprises there. However, once I got wet enough through the undersuit, i was actually self-cooling pretty well. Spent three hours in the suit, with two ten minute breaks spaced apart for some water and a couple of sweet lollies.

Very glad to get the suit off at the end, but what an experience!

There were a couple of good learning experiences with some of the wiring, a couple of the soft-parts of the suit coming unstuck, (no biggy) and the voice changer stopped working about half-way through. The good thing now is that I have some time to refine these things without the rush of a deadline.

Oh, and keep your eye on the Today show tomorrow morning channel Nine around 8:27am. ;)

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May 06, 2017 08:20 |  #1232

This is absolutely fantastic, Baz; you should also take a moment or for your own pat on the back moment for being so dedicated and a generally awesome human being. You made some people's lives with this and gave those folks something that many of them are going to remember forever.

It's been one of my small joys tracking this project from back when you were folding bits of paper and it's been amazing. If you ever get the States and W. WA area, beers are most definitely on me, man! :)


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May 06, 2017 09:11 |  #1233

Fantastic !


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May 06, 2017 13:35 |  #1234

This is pretty cool seeing as how building this was a project and now it could turn into a part time life style. Think of all the smiles this could bring.


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May 06, 2017 20:07 |  #1235

Pretty interesting, where can I find a suit like that?


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May 06, 2017 20:50 |  #1236

Amazing to see Bazza - excellent!


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May 06, 2017 20:57 |  #1237

BlueVelvet88 wrote in post #18348038 (external link)
Pretty interesting, where can I find a suit like that?


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May 06, 2017 22:39 |  #1238

So many people made this happen. My heartfelt thanks to you all. I should mention ROBO3687 and JFCustom especially, members of the cosplay forums who developed the original files for the templates that they shared online for free, for all to enjoy. Without good people like that, these things would never even start.

There are too many people to thank along the way, there were so many. I pray this outcome rewards you all with the knowledge that you played a part and that when it comes to this kids in pain, it really does make a difference. We can't take away their physical pain, or cure their cancer or whatever else may be torturing them, but we can make their situation a little less scary, a little more fun and exciting - even if it is only for a couple of hours at a time, the flow on will no doubt be significant.


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May 06, 2017 22:56 |  #1239

Outstanding project and effort. Well done!


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May 07, 2017 03:42 |  #1240

So awesome to see you get out in the wild with the suit Baz. Huge congratulations to you and everyone who has helped you along the way.


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May 08, 2017 10:36 |  #1241

A.S.I.G.N. Observatory wrote in post #18347677 (external link)
For all those big hearts who supported me all the way through this, you should take a big pat on the back. The Starlight Foundation fundraising drive today raised a little over the total amount raised for the entire week combined.

Today's event was nothing short of amazing. The kids had an absolute blast and I reckon more than a few adults got a bit giddy too. Good to see the innocence coming out in everyone. There were smiles, screams, joyful outbursts, lots of high-fives and fist bumps, a few cuddles, some frightened crying, questions about flight capabilities and jaws on the ground.

At one point, three S.H.I.E.L.D looking security guards escorted for a full length walk of the shopping centre, stopping for photos with many along the way. Shop keepers and customers all came running out, I photobombed a poor bloke getting his hair-cut and popped over the rail, looking down into the food court a level down. Many exclamations from down there when that happened.

The suit was comfortable for the most part, with a couple of friction spots becoming apparent after time. I was hot, but we all knew that was going to be the case. No surprises there. However, once I got wet enough through the undersuit, i was actually self-cooling pretty well. Spent three hours in the suit, with two ten minute breaks spaced apart for some water and a couple of sweet lollies.

Very glad to get the suit off at the end, but what an experience!

There were a couple of good learning experiences with some of the wiring, a couple of the soft-parts of the suit coming unstuck, (no biggy) and the voice changer stopped working about half-way through. The good thing now is that I have some time to refine these things without the rush of a deadline.

Oh, and keep your eye on the Today show tomorrow morning channel Nine around 8:27am. ;)

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That is an EPIC WIN! Congrats. I love how kids (boys and girls) and the kids at heart getting excited for ol' shellhead. :lol:


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May 08, 2017 17:19 |  #1242

Some shots from the day.

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May 08, 2017 17:19 |  #1243

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Get me outta this thing! :P

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Ahh, pretend beer from a plastic Iron man mug...

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Phew! Mission accomplished.

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May 08, 2017 17:36 |  #1244

Embeds are too big; need to be 1280px on the longest side. Definitely would love to see the images!


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May 08, 2017 20:23 as a reply to Snydremark's post |  #1245

I'll have to fix it up when I get home tonight.


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