It’s that time of year when I start working on my piece for The Asylum. I’d actually intended to start working on this in January so I had plenty of time to get it sorted. That’s obviously not happened!
This is intended to be a pilot’s helmet for Imperial Aethyric Airways, my friend Sue’s steampunk troupe. As you can see they’re characterised by their union jack livery and it’s high time I joined them, so this will be painted in union jack colours too.
I’m constructing this out of foam initially
And have then covered it in fibre glass and car body filler. After much shaping and sanding I’ve ended up with this.
Here’s a rough sketch of how this is going to look – the pipes in the respirator will lead down to a unit in the chest which will have fans circulating air into the mask so I can actually breath (important).
The flaps on the side and top of the mask are intended to be aerofoils which will be servo controlled. I’m thinking these will be linked to a tilt switch so that when I tilt my head the servos run through a programmed sequence.
I’ve got myself an ardino and have managed to make a servo move back and forth, which I guess is a first step 😉