Building a Pip-Boy
I made the pip-boy out of glue, foam, acrylic paint, and spray paint. I spent a lot of time pouring over photos of the pip-boy to get the shapes and nuances correct.
Then I glued it all together!
I primed it before painting to give it a bit of rigidity.
After a coat of spray paint I added in the "screen"
After careful study, I realized that the suit was probably corded, which made perfect sense to me! Cording makes it easy to move in, but still gives the wearer a step up in protection. I used about 15 yards of cord in the suit.
My machine was acting up during this project, and while trying to rip out a seam to re-do it, I ripped the fabric...in the middle of the leg...with zero extra fabric. GASP!
Eventually I decided that although it would ruin the "perfect" look of the suit, let's face it, the world of Fallout is a MESS. It is more than likely anyone in the world has had to mend their own clothes. So I hand stitched it shut. It's not beautiful,but it works and it adds character. Then I moved on with construction!
Photos at PAX
Thanks for reading!