Halo Spartan WIP

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by PreacherMan, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    Pretty nice, PreacherMan! Good to see you're back, man.
  2. PreacherMan

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    Thanks all! Yeah, I'm really regretting not making a smaller, more streamlined helmet in my initial build before investing so much time in this, but you live and learn. I'll try and trade it or something eventually, or just build another.

    There's only really inner hardening and bondo left to do, the card work is almost done. An undersuit has been started and it does a good job of filling the gaps-

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    Here it is with armour, just to give an idea of how it works

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  3. Rogerio Silva

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    That is sooooooo COOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. PreacherMan

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    Thanks all! I feel this should be in 'gaming', but I don't know if that subforum existed when I made this thread. Perhaps it did and I'm retarded.
    Either way, it's raining to all hell here so there won't be much hardening work done this week- however, in the downtime I made an entirely new helmet.
    Noble 6, ladies and gentlemen.
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  5. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    OH, man, that's so cool! I'll have to try to do this soon enough...
    Here's not the Game of Thrones, but "winter is coming" (HOHOHOHOH...) and I'll soon be able to try somehing like that, because the warmth of the climate here doesn't allow so...
  6. PreacherMan

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    It's too warm in Brazil for pepakura? :(

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    Everything but the top right shoulder is fiberglassed and ready for bondo'ing, the helmet and the torso are almost done!

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  7. Rogerio Silva

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    You wouldn't bear...

    PreacherMan

    First of all, that's a beautiful work, I'll have to walk in that path someday soon. And I'll be bugging you for tips and tricks, oh, boy! :twisted: :twisted:
    About the "too warm", well... In the summer, in Rio, temperatures can get up to 45ºC (113ºF), and since Rio has a lot of hills, some warm air pockets do form, making the thermal sensation go up to 55ºC (131ºF).:cry:
    That's no problem if you live close to the shore, because of the wind, and that's why tourists stay in those areas (well, it's quite beautiful, too!:mrgreen:).
    Got a glimpse? :wave:
  8. PreacherMan

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    I don't know if it can be too hot for fibreglassing! I imagine the humidity may effect it negatively, or make it very uncomfortable. It's mostly cold that does it, the warmer it is the faster it seems to work.

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    Cut it apart and made it wearable today! Everything is fiberglassed now. I aim to have this done by next Sunday.
  9. gideon1962

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    This is positively amazing! If only I was thirty years younger, now I'm afraid it wouldn't fit around my pot belly! But really, you have remarkable talent and PATIENCE to create this outfit. doesn't it get hot?
  10. Rogerio Silva

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    Custom made

    Gideon

    The good thing about those pep file armors is that you can make them fit you with a few clicks. Then, the process is as magnificently described by PreacherMan: print, glue, resin, fiber, sand, paint and wear it! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Yeah, you could say that. Had a Mandelorian inspired rig years ago, had to adjust it so I could breath cooler fresher air every hour or so.They get really, REALLY hot. And that's just walking around in an air conditioned hotel, outside is worse- and I can't imagine on a set with filming lights heating everything up to 104 degrees. :eek:


    BTW- looks really good preacherman! Very clean and crisp. It also looks like you did a great job of keeping it symmetrical and in shape while resining it up. . Puts me in mind of getting back into the costuming frame of mind again. Never did finish my stealth armor design. :rolleyes:

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  12. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    When I was growing up, my Mom was a seamstress during the day, and built electronics for missile guidance systems at night! We had a small sewing factory in the basement of our house and made coats and jackets for the local stores. This was a New England of the 1960's

    I just mention this because I don't think people understand how much work goes into making costumes like that. Yes, the Helmets,and all the fiberglass, but the actual clothes to tie it all together, even if you are cutting things and putting them back together with other bits, well, that's a lot of work, and you have pulled if off really well! ! :)
  13. PreacherMan

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    Thanks all! Progress is coming along slowly, my job allows me to work on stuff pretty much the entire time so progress is coming along quickly- all things willing, everything but the electronics will be done by Saturday.
    Sadly I didn't do the best job at keeping everything symmetrical.. there's three or four pieces that needed to be scrapped as they deformed during resining or bondo stage. :(
    I need to entirely redo a shin due to warping.

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    As you can see, the shin piece to the left is slightly compressed inwards.

    The torso is almost done, as well as the bracers- the shoulder pieces and the thighs are the last bits. The boots and the kneepads will be made from foam. :)

    Been tearing apart dollar store lights for their components and am working on two things- a speaker system to sit in the stomach, and lights in all the spots where the real one has them.

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    Found a bunch of dollar store finger lights with a nice blue tinge, looking into a way to diffuse the light.
  14. Rogerio Silva

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    OH, man, I wouldnt miss that for the world! Thank you for sharing this, PreacherMan!
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    cheapest way to difuse the light is onion-skin paper. most better art suply stores will have it or tale clear lexan and frost it.
  16. vbsargent

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    Depending on how cheap you want to go, you could use baking parchment paper. It is translucent enough that you can use it to trace, but can withstand a few hundred degrees without browning.

    vbsargent
  17. PreacherMan

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    Thanks! Actually, I'm gonna try that, that's a way more clever idea than what I was doing (dremelling apart translucent white plastic from dollar store electric glowsticks).

    Anyhow, before I read this, I shoved some lights into the almost-finished torso.

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    Started tossing a pistol together... it is ugly for now, but it's a work in progress.

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    Only things left to do are bondo'ing and sanding the limbs, and the kneepads and feet (foam)!

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    My friends have caught the bug as well... we've started a full group.

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  18. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    NO, PreacherMan, NO, don't pass me that bug now, I have to STUDY! Nooooooooo!
    Too late... MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA... But I'll have to take some pills to keep it under control till after my exams and suspended projects... :cry:
  19. vbsargent

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    Now all you guy gotta do is pain themt up as Red vs Blue! sign1
    They all look great! And man does that blue light look good! Wish all these things were around back in the day when I made my Star Wars armor (that was what- around '96 or '97).


    vbsargent
  20. PreacherMan

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    Update! Upper is mostly done. This isn't wearing the undersuit or anything, and the handplate isn't done.

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    Only bondo/sanding is left! Thighs, shins and belt need to be done.

    The kneepads and boots are being made from foam, picked up a pair of 8" high laceless boots earlier.