Rocketships

As a space nerd, part of my personal prop projects include rockets. Here are three examples.

 

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A Steampunk rocket, made from a wooden toy puzzle. This was made about 20 years ago.

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A rocket I’m working on for a personal book project. More this summer.

My Spacesuit

Here’s something I worked on, on and off, over the past month when I had free time. I intend to do a little video shoot with it at some point. I’ve had the Russian MIG helmet for 6 years, and always intended to build a retro-looking suit to match it. The collar needs to be adjusted, because it rides too high over the shoulder straps, but otherwise, it’s quite comfortable, even with the heavy backpack.

Old vacuum cleaner, cocktail shakers, water bottles and a military backpack harness.

Old vacuum cleaner, cocktail shakers, water bottles and a military backpack harness.

Workman gloves and plumbing parts, with a BBQ thermometer and video remote buttons.

Workman gloves and plumbing parts, with a BBQ thermometer and video remote buttons.

The collar is made from a plastic bucket, and the rim for the helmet is from a drum practice pad, exactly the right size for the helmet.

The collar is made from a plastic bucket, and the rim for the helmet is from a drum practice pad, exactly the right size for the helmet.

Here I am at the office with the full suit on. As you can see, the helmet is riding a bit too high, but that's an easy fix. Can't wear the helmet sealed for too long before it fogs up, so I'm going to put a little fan in it.

Here I am at the office with the full suit on. As you can see, the helmet is riding a bit too high, but that’s an easy fix. Can’t wear the helmet sealed for too long before it fogs up, so I’m going to put a little fan in it.