I give you… DEVASTATOR!
* This costume is quite HOT and HEAVY
*This costume is quite an intricate, time consuming build. This is because each limb is a different construct.
* This costume works well for really TALL people.. like 6’5 and over.
*This costume will cause a big mess in your place during construction.
* it is honestly helpful to watch a few clips of the constructicons forming Devastator.. just to get a visual of how things should look.
* Some of the pictures do not coincide in order of completion. I was all over the place making this thing.
- Black long sleeve t shirt
- black gloves
-lots of cardboard
-lots of glue
-mini LED flashlights
- split clips
- different sized soda caps
-roll of cardboard tube
Step 1: Feet
For the RIGHT foot, Cut the top layer off as close to the actual shoe as possible. This is because the plow of the left vehicle will rest on this wooden ledge. make a play out of cardboard and glue it on top of the ledge.. the plow will actually not be touching the floor.
For the LEFT foot, extend it with 2 planks. This is because the front of the mixer truck will encase the blocks..
* dont forget to add a grill to the front. and to cut out the windows
Step 2: Legs: Right Leg (Loader)
A more thorough explanation is in the Shrapnel tutorial
- Once the box is completed, start making groves and raising some areas of the leg piece. As you can see, this takes a bit of work, but just take it one piece at a time. - I cut a ridge down the middle, cut a deep space at the half way point..
- Also i cut a square in the middle, as this is where a person would sit inside the vehicle itself..
- at the bottom of the leg, there are the robot’s arms.. (he's technically upside down, so he would be doing a hand stand. Just slowly get through those..
-Don't forget 4 wheels that seem to be connected to the arms themselves..
Once that is done, you need to make the "neck" of the loader.. which connects to the actual plow.. I sketched out a template on some construction paper, cut it out, and started building it up. (pic 3 +4)
Now, attach the half circles to the bottom of the leg.. the complete circles will be on either side of your actual foot.. and give the illusion that it is somehow connected to the plow
There are teeth on the shovel park (look at finalized picture of feet/ legs)
Step 3: Legs: Left Leg (Mixer)
From there, you will start making the actual mixer container. I made two circles and a band, and connected them with strips to form a cone. (pic 3).. it kinda reminds me of that canister of goop from the movie Prometheus
* if you want to take the time, you can bondo it for a really smooth finish. once completed, set aside, but do not glue in yet. the reason is that it is hard to paint when glued in already.
Next, you will want to create 2 ledges for the top and bottom of the mixer container
also, the Mixer vehicle has 6 wheels all together
Your 2 legs should be done.
Step 4: Thighs
2. Poke a hole on the sides (hip side). Take a metal circle washer and glue it on either side of the hole. get some string or more shoe lace and thread it through. about 4 -5 inches should do.
3. To wear the thighs, you need a belt around your waist. put on the thighs and then use the string to tie them to the belt. This way, they do not fall when you are walking around.
At this point in time, you should have the lower half completed (pic 2)
Step 5: Waist (Dump Truck)
Do not concern yourself with the arms or chest yet.
Step 6: Chest (Mobile Crane)
Step 7: Chest piece
Then i cut it out of cardboard and slowly started building it up.
Eventually I added some PVC pipe and some PVC adapters..
Step 8: Pelvis
*i added 3 elevated sections to this pelvis.
For the hip piece, it is a plank with a wheel on it
Step 9: Arms: Right arm (Excavator)
1. There is a hole for the arm to slip through on the under side.
2. that groove on the left side is so that the crane can fit it there.
3. I built the crane itself and then wanted to make it move. I used PVC pipe and adapters to pull it off. (pic 3)
- The tube is housed inside the cockpit (pic 4).. The PVC elbow joint is housed inside the actual crane of the excavator.. it is connected to another long piece of pvc that runs the length of the crane
* i made a little bucket, and a larger neck at the top.. i used more PVC to just add some detail to the arm itself. I used two split clips on either side of the bucket so that it could move. (pic 5)
-For the treads, i originally thought to use foam board, but decided to make cardboard ones instead.. They are like making wheels, but longer.. Then little cardboard strips were painstakingly cut out and glued one by one along the Tread for detail. it was well worth it as it looked great. pic 6
Step 10: Arms: Left Arm (Bull Dozer)
Step 11: Hands and Forearms
2. Devastator’s forearms are segmented just like jazz’s were. (link below)
You should have the entire top half now!
Step 12: Face
2. Once glued, add a nose. we cut a small slit in the nose to assist with breathing. Also, add a mouth, and add lips (pic 3)
*sometimes it is good to have a open mouth. if this is the case, place some black fabric on the inside of the mouth. this also helps with breathing.
3. Take your red acetate and wrap it around the eyes like a visor. If you want it a bit more sturdy, grab some clear plastic and glue the acetate to that first, and THEN wrap it around the eyes.
Step 13: Helmet
Do this with the mask on because the mask increases the size of your head. (pic 2)
2. Once that is done, stark thickening it up by adding the details.
Step 14: Finished!
- remember to glue all the seams
-cover all the seams with masking tape
-primer everything and then paint the designated colors
-Use the clear plastic and cover the windows. you can even use colored acetate. If you have time, add the lights inside the windows.
- details make this costume, so dont get lazy. Add the yellow and black caution signs on the suits.
- don't forget the deception symbol in the middle emblem
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