there were tons of Spartans at comic con!
there were tons of Spartans at comic con!
Can't believe I missed you and the other spartans at AX! Maybe next year...great job and suit and especially the undersuit...that must have been a godsend for both flexibility and not being roasted alive lol
There are not words that I can express that have not already been said, but this is absolutely amazing... Very well done....
I have a question for OP and whoever happened to be a spartan at AX: How did you get past or deal with weapons check in? The rules were pretty strict... i.e. If the gun has a futuristic silouhette (star trek phaser, oddly shaped plasma rifle) its fine, but if it looks realistic or anything like today's guns, it must be painted 50% neon. Seeing as how the spartans' pistols and all of the UNSC aresnal is "modern" enough (bullpup layout, etc.) compared to today's definition of guns, I'm interested. Really want to try something like this for next year!
Do you have a link to the file that you used for the chest plate. i would really appreciate it. I`m struggling with my armor. Getting by though with the help of your posts of your armor. Its amazing! thanks
Just went through this entire thread in one sitting. Amazing work! Takes dedication to sort out so many details and execute them like this.
A couple quick questions for you (sorry if I missed where you might have already answered these):
What did you use to apply the blue paint and glaze coatings? It looks sponged maybe? Also how did you achieve the weathering - for instance the white thigh stripe looks like it was evenly applied then maybe partially sponged off. Same thing for the corners on the shoulder pieces, sponging the blue to expose the silver paint underneath. Looks expertly done, anyway!
When joining sections of foam together at an angle it seems like you'd need to bevel the two surfaces that mate if you wish to achieve a contour. Did you do all this by hand? It seems like it would be easy to over/under-do the bevel and wind up with an incorrect outer shape.
Truly great work here. Fantastic!
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Yikes! I've been majorly neglecting responding to this thread. Sorry! Life is lifey. Anyway…
A few weeks ago I went to Boston Comic Con and met up with @SniperWolf. Had a lot of fun and took some photos (some of you may have already seen these on FB).
From a build perspective, I don't have any further plans for this suit beyond minor wear and tear repairs. I do plan to continue wearing the Kat suit to cons and meeting up with other Spartans though…until it's time for a replacement .
As always, keep buildin' guys!
Awesome once again! Both of you look like you're pulled right outta the game
Oooh explosion? Oh also if you need/want any help photoshopping I'd be happy to help I like to think I'm pretty good at it :P
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Awwwwww, oh well this one will do just fine!
WOW!!! You guys look like you had lots of fun :-)
Love the photos
Just wanted to say thanks for this excellent thread. This top class build and great photos inspired me to take the plunge and make Halo armour, so thanks!
Looks awesome and glad to see wolf got in on the action your build is one for great reference.
This thread was a great inspiration! I used the marine vinyl to make the shoulder pads and seals for my kid's suit. It was much easier having your pictures to reference. Awesome work!
Well. I just read through this entire thread, and I might have to check my jaw for drop-damage. Absolutely nothing short of incredible. Did you ever get the visor to your liking?
I only hope that I can achieve something this spectacular. This might be the thread that convinced me to go for a MJOLNIR build some day, assuming my attempt at an ODST doesn't scar me for life.
that lookes great
Wow! Amazing work! My favorite Reach character was Kat and I love her design, so I was actually going to make myself some armor and while searching I had stumbled upon this thread and did some reading on how you did some things. But I have some questions I haven't seen answered (At least not here):
1. How did you do the decals? Painted? stenciled? printed? etc?
2. I'm really new to this (But I'm a 3D modeler so I have something!) so a full suit right away may be out of the question (Will probably skip the custom undersuit right now). What was the easiest part to make? Maybe a few in order? Hardest part to make? I was thinking of starting with the pistol as its own small project to get a hang of things before doing the whole suit. I have a 3D model of the pistol at my disposal currently anyway so that should make it easier on me. I'd 3D print it if it didn't cost me 80 dollars for a single to-scale version of it around here.
3. Would you mind if I used a few of your images for reference?
Any other tips are appreciated if you can think of any. Thanks in advance for any help.
Definitely keep doing stuff like this! You do awesome work.
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