Cool! Yeah I will be doing that and several others. And yeah I have TCM 2 in the works, both a costume and life-sized. Never saw any either, but that is what I do, costumes and life-sized that no one else has lol. I actually plan on doing costumes from all of the movies, maybe other characters too. Life-sized are tougher though as you need a face, or at least maniac type eyes and a mouth. But I can use my Thomas undermask if I have to and I might sculpt some teeth. But will definitely have the costume. Real chainsaws are heavy but I plan on repainting the Rubies one and modifying them and making my own longer ones for TCM 2. I have had this planned for a LONG time but never had the time to even start it. But I get a ton of requests for LF costume commissions so I will be doing them all eventually. I already have most of the masks which will be unveiled later once I start them.
The first ones will be prototypes and then will go from there improving them etc. I have a TON of stuff to experiment and try. I never use real chainsaws though as they are too heavy, loud, and smell bad. Not sure what a gutted one would weigh? But I prefer really lightweight props that look heavy and real. I also love the animated one with the loud sounds. I was surprised how good the quality was and how real it looks as far as thickness. Should be great repainted and modified later. Might even add a smoke machine somehow. I also want to work on making my mannequins poseable to hold a chainsaw, which needs to be REALLY light for that. But at least it will be a wearable costume as well, and as with all of my life-sized. So yeah this is just the BEGINNING.
And yes that one will be coming also and the Remake.
I wish I had full time to commit to just these as I have wanted to make these costumes so long now. I have so many ideas it is driving me MAD! lol. But this will be just the start of many leatherface projects to come...