A Cylon has landed!

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Re: A Cylon has landed!

Post by GoldCylon » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:17 am

Looking good, non lets get a photo of you with the helmet on also. :cylongold:



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Re: A Cylon has landed!

Post by Grimslaw » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:38 am

GoldCylon wrote:Looking good, non lets get a photo of you with the helmet on also. :cylongold:
It would be good to see the back pack set up as I will soon need to put something together for the vt3.

You've done a great job, I'm made up for you.


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Re: A Cylon has landed!

Post by Cylon-Knight » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:13 pm

Job well done - CENTURION dorns! :byyourcommand: :erk:
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Re: A Cylon has landed!

Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:11 pm

I'd like to see your undersuit without armor, too! :cylongold:
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Re: A Cylon has landed!

Post by dorns » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:23 am

:byyourcommand:

Backpack photos.
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Re: A Cylon has landed!

Post by Soda Can » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:43 am

Nice work so far, I like the back pack, are the Pringles there in case your hungry :bsglol:
That's a good idea for your battery pack etc nice job, now the next question will be, how fast can you produce the back packs for sale and how much.
I'm still a loooong way off from getting close to doing my costume at the moment.
Nice job so far, keep up the good work.
If anybody can, Soda Can Cylon can. :cylon:

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Re: A Cylon has landed!

Post by dorns » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:47 am

Ok so this is how the backpack comes together. The speakers are 2x pringles amplified end caps. You can find these on ebay. I noticed that they are the loudest you can get for such a small space and work on 4.5v - 5v which you can supply via an external battery pack or USB power supply if you are any good with a soldering iron.
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I went for 4x AA rechargable batteries to keep the signal hiss free. USB supplies tend to have a hiss which is caused by the internal electronics (buck converter) boosting the power from 3.7v to 5v.
You wear this backpack as follows.
Warning to the ladies, I bear my naked chest in these... :censored:
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And from the side it looks like this sitting nice and high on my back to fit inside the backpack without being seen.
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I'll be getting some complete photos taken with me wearing the entire kit when I have a photographer around as I can only get these grainy shots looking in the mirror on my own.
My ex wife made the backpack to the specs I gave her. She would be happy to make some backpacks for people now she has an idea on the pattern. They take her a day to put together so I will get a price she can make them for in the next message.

I'll show the undersuit parts next too.

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Re: A Cylon has landed!

Post by dorns » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:11 am

Ex wife would need between £50 for a standard backpack and £75 if it needs personalisation and extras like lining, zips etc. It does take a day for her and even though it's not making her a fortune she does enjoy making things like this. Message me if you are interested - also you need to let me know if you are having different parts from what I have shown.

Here I am wearing the undersuit trousers showing the vinyl panels.
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Re: A Cylon has landed!

Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:25 pm

Great progress! :cylongold:
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Re: A Cylon has landed!

Post by Jenne » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:11 pm

Oh yeah, love your undersuit parts ! Very cool.

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Re: A Cylon has landed!

Post by dorns » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:55 am

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMKOTgKACIF/

Here I am at mcm comic con London 2016. Just found this photo online of me. Thanks to the original photographer as I never got any photos of myself

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Re: A Cylon has landed!

Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:08 pm

very nice. :cylongold:
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Re: A Cylon has landed!

Post by Grimslaw » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:46 pm

You've put in some hard work and it looks good.
Hope you had a great time.


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Re: A Cylon has landed!

Post by dorns » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:43 am

Here is another:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BML35cajbju/

Day was wearing on and my belt slipped down a bit nice to find Seven of Nine though.

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Re: A Cylon has landed!

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