I watched the movie again this weekend and did notice that the coveralls that all the miners where wearing had a patch with the letters: HM with a picture of a pick-axe. Wondering how hard to make something like that to add to the left breast part of the coveralls.Maybe I need to put a 'MINER' patch or decal on the jumpsuit or helmet?
I'm really curious what you've come up with there. did you mount a little battery powered fan that is blowing outward in the thing the hose connects to on the waist?I've already begun work on a ventilation system for the mask
Not bad. I would definitely say to to age the suit more- I've never used salt personally, but the dusty and tattered look is key i think. In the past I've wrinkled up costumes and stood way back and over sprayed with flat white and flat black to create areas that look dusty and stained. You could perhaps just wash it with every wash between now and halloween and see if it fades.. Tattering the fabric- just a cheese grater and some elbow grease will accomplish that. I'd wash it once after youve created the wear it so it looks more natural though.Ok, guys, this is it minus the black makeup around the eyes. I did try and soak the coveralls in salt water for 3 days but to no avail they still look navy blue. Any feedback? And yes I am moving the air line over to the other side, I noticed it was on the wrong side after the wife took the pics....
The hose - I went to my local mom and pop vacuum store and showed them a picture from the movie, they laughed and went in the back and returned with a black vacuum hose, cost $15.I do have a couple questions- what kinda hose did you you use on the gas mask? If you felt like posting some close ups of that it'd be appreciated. And, it looks like you might have cut out some of the inner rubber on the gas mask, if so howd that work out?
Yes, could you post one close up pic of a torn and fixed up area. Looks awesome by the way !!!Veestan,
I used a round nose carbide bit in my die grinder to slowly remove material until it started to shreed the coveralls. I then hung the coveralls up and lightly sprayed them with flat black and gray primer. Then I used a tube of brown face makeup and brushed in on with a paint brush. If want to see some close up pics let me know and I will post them.