Big Daddy (Bioshock) http://www.flickr.com/photos/14455307@N07/sets/7215762286087...
Portal Gun http://www.flickr.com/photos/14455307@N07/sets/7215761888999...
Force-a-Nature (Team Fortress 2) http://www.flickr.com/photos/14455307@N07/sets/7215762302451...
Edit: Thanks for unobfuscating those :) Great links!
Regardless, the accomplishment of this alone would surely be enough to land the guy a job in the costume department for a special effects company. I've seen much worse work on huge budget movies, if a guy can do this in his free time with his spare cash he should definitely get a hire somewhere.
Edit: Robot Rock - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBbasXXtrXw&a=GxdCwVVULXd...
For someone like me, it would likely take the full 17 months to produce something like this purely for the modeling portion. I'm actually adept at electronics, but I wouldn't be able to model something like that to save my life.
Can't wait to see the final working unit.
Thomas Bangaltar wears a differently-styled helmet. Searching "Daft Punk helmet" on Youtube will show other crafters making helmet replicas.
(edit) Apologies - HNer electromagnetic links to Robot Rock in this post. http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1539586
Huge market opportunity here :D
The guy even mentioned this was an on/off project for 17 months, and it also looked like a lot of trial and error in the beginning to get the shape right. A dedicated modeller with a stereolith machine could slam that out a lot quicker.
i'm sure he could drop that down to a week with some effort into reproduction. would be worthwhile for $1k+ or so.