Desert Scorpion

This is a work in progress all about the making of my Desert Scorpion v2 (2013). The images used for refs are from and (most likely).

* indicates experimental phase. =)


Red Lenses

Source: Amazon


3D printable model .


Have some head wrap fabric to play with in the lovely chocolate brown color.

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Chest Armor

Handmade out of foam.
Process was cut pattern out of paper then cut out foam.
Shape and adjust foam if necessary (some re-cutting and gluing back together was required to get the right angles).
Added a layer of fun foam for the details and to give the illusion of plates.
Bevel/smooth edges with dremel. Fill in holes/scratches with silicone.
Seal with 4-8 layers of slightly watered down glossy modpodge (the watering it down eliminated my need to wet sand brushstrokes out).
Spray with plastidip. Paint with Rust-oleum Satin Enamel, Dark Brown.

Will be strapped in 2 places on each side with parachute clips leaving some gap.

 Shoulder Armor

Same process as above, though I did not use a paper template for the shoulder plates.

On the figure there are a total of 5 shoulder plates, the last ones on the back are wider than the rest.
(I used 4 plates total as it scaled better to my proportions).
On the back I used cotton strapping (will absorb the rubber cement better) to create bands another nylon/poly strap will slide through.
Then likely use velcro on the first and last band to attach it to the chest and back pieces.*


Base glove, details to be added.

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Shin Guards

Made out of foam and scrap ABS armor.
Similar to the steps for the armor except I just used black plastidip as the final coating and the foam pieces are glued to ABS armor pieces.

These will get straps as well and the kneepad in the artwork will be an upgrade.

Base Clothes Shirt: Amazon (at time of posting this, they no longer offer that color)

Pants: Amazon

Boots: Amazon (at time of posting this, they are no longer avail)

 Other AccessoriesBandolier: Will be made of 2″ strapping with 2″ parachute clip. Other details will be likely added as foam. Toy grenades (Amazon)

Black belt & Pouches: TBD (likely a belt from another costume) plus ordered a pouch or two.

Brown Belt & Buckle: TBD

Knife & Sheath: TBD

Weapon: TBD

Backpack: Future upgrade.

Scorpion: Any stuffed scorpion! =)



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