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p51
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posted 08-14-2013 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check out 2StoryProp's wearable reproduction of the Apollo A7L spacesuit.

It starts off sort of cheesy but I have to admit the end product was pretty impressive given what the guy had to work with!

ozspace
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posted 08-14-2013 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, that is amazing! Looks like it would be super hot in there but an incredible achievement! Not sure if the gold visor is going to allow the wearer to see?

apolloprojeckt
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posted 08-15-2013 02:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very, very nice, but I miss one cable from PLSS RCU to the OPS.

Do they go sell it in production?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-15-2013 02:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The suit is apparently a one-of-a-kind built for cosplay at this year's Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia.

mode1charlie
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posted 08-15-2013 05:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is awesome!

garymilgrom
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posted 08-15-2013 06:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aren't the red Commander's stripes about 7/10,000 of an inch too wide? Preposterous.

p51
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posted 08-15-2013 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
The suit is apparently a one-of-a-kind built for cosplay at this year's Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia.
Yeah, this guy is pretty well known for making replica movie costumes and props, things like that. He's not a 'space fan' in the classic sense. That said, he made something most space fans could never make. If you look through the build photos, it's amazing how he got to where he is.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-05-2014 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So when we last left Wayne Neumaier (2StoryProp), he had built and worn his Apollo A7L spacesuit replica at Dragon*Con 2013. But his suit's story doesn't end there:
  • In October, he wrote about his experience constructing the suit and taking it out for its first outing.

  • In December, he met up with Mythbusters Adam Savage while at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, which landed him on Tested.com.

  • On Jan. 31, Neumaier returned to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for hands-on access to a real A7L suit to take measurements and photos for improving his own replica.
For those wanting to get their own look at the moon suit (and meet Neumaier), he is scheduled to attend Yuri's Night at the Space & Rocket Center on April 19.

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