Costume artisan and prop master Shawn Thorsson never disappoints. He’s brought us HALO Spartans, Dead Space 2 characters, and Predator aliens that look like they’ve just beamed in from their respective sci-fi universes. He’s even given us combat garden gnomes. But he truly outdid himself this time by premiering his Warhammer 40,000 Space Marines at this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area.

In this video from Jaime & Adam Tested video, Shawn explains how the suits were constructed and how a regular size person functions within 8′ tall Space Marine armor.

See more about the armor at Shawn’s website.

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Buck

    Shh! If Games Workshop finds out, they’ll probably send at least 40,000 lawyers at these guys.

    • Tim

      Only if he didn’t ask permission/doing it for profit.

  • http://gravatar.com/cvtuttle cvtuttle

    An awesome labor of love! These things are amazing and the ingenuity involved is brilliant. Well done guys.

    • http://gravatar.com/gamem3ch gamem3ch

      I am glad they didn’t make them into Ultramarines! ;)

  • http://dickiesworkshop.wordpress.com dickiesworkshop

    Those suits are amazing! :D

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  • Andrew

    Awesome, but I wish that they were the actual size!

    • http://None Caleb

      … They ARE full size.

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