SHOULDER & KNEE GUARDS

7 - Shoulder & Knee Guards (£4 & paint)

These were all made from oversized plastic coke cans (£1 each), cut down and painted yellow. There were templates for shoulder bits, and knees were approximate, taken from a few pictures. The DVD in the picture gives an idea of scale for the can. I should have used Empire Strikes Back.


I got these cans from the Pound Shop. Those labels were stuck on very well, and they needed a good soak in white spirit before all the sticky crap came off.
These are 4 cans cut to shape and sprayed yellow. The knee guards were too long, so I had to trim them down later.

The shoulder guards were attached using 2 small bolts threaded through a plastic washer inside the suit, then through holes drilled in the top edge of the guards themselves (shown with red lines).

The knee guards were held on with Velcro straps, which attached behind my knee.

The side bits of the knee guards were small blocks of wood with bits of hosepipe extenders (painted silver) stuck into them.

NEXT... THE GAUNTLETS

 

INTRO
INTRO
HELMET
HELMET
JUMPSUIT
JUMPSUIT
ARMOUR
ARMOUR
CODPIECE
CODPIECE
GIRTHBELT
GIRTH BELT
BOXBELT
BOX BELT
GUARDS
SHOULDER & KNEE GUARDS
GAUNTLETS
GAUNTLETS
GUN
GUN
SCALPS
WOOKIE SCALPS
CAPE
CAPE
BOOTS
BOOTS
JETPACK
JETPACK
DECALS
DECALS
OUTRO
OUTRO