andsewingishalfthebattle: The Flaming Bentley Now that it has…

andsewingishalfthebattle:
The Flaming Bentley
Now that it has…

andsewingishalfthebattle:

The Flaming Bentley

Now that it has made its debut at Gen Con, I can post pictures of the flaming Good Omens Bentley I built for the costume contest!

It’s around nine feet long, modular (it has to break down for transport), driveable (in straight lines, at least – steering is a bit of challenge!), and even has a wireless speaker inside to blare Queen tunes at top volume.

The majority of the materials were recycled or scavenged; the frame was built using a wheelchair, several walkers, old shelves, scrap lumber, various kinds of pipe, hula hoops, even some vinyl siding left over from work done on my house. The SFX are classic fake-torch technique, with nine LED-backed PC cooling fans (connected to four 6V batteries, mounted beneath the hood) blowing on fabric “flames.” The side panel is illuminated with one hundred twinkle LEDs mounted on holographic vinyl. Construction took around two weeks (though for the second half of that I was pretty much working on the car full-time).

I have a lot of photos and videos that I still need to sort through, including an extended video of the car driving around Gen Con and through Indianapolis on the way back to the parking garage after the contest (because where else are you going to park a nine-foot-long car prop?). I’ll try to post some clips from that later.

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