So guys I mentioned on my Iron Man build that I Started something new while I was cooling off over my Iron Man face burning incident and this is what I have come up with. Incase anyone wonders where I got the files for a foam build from I simply downloaded the pep file and took off the tabs and unnecessary bits not needed for a foam build. Some modification was needed as not all the templates worked together perfect but no major alterations where made.
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MK VI Foam Build#102-05-2012, 07:24 PMLast edited by drack; 04-29-2012, 05:38 AM.Tags: None
- Jul 2009
#202-05-2012, 08:07 PMThat's amazing! I've always relied on making helmets out of pep because I didn't think I could accomplish all the complex shapes a helmet has with foam. But you're showing me the way! Now if I hadn't already made 3 helmets this year and wasn't so burned out about it, I'd take a try at it too
- Jul 2011
#302-05-2012, 08:53 PMOriginally posted by Spacemeat View PostThat's amazing! I've always relied on making helmets out of pep because I didn't think I could accomplish all the complex shapes a helmet has with foam. But you're showing me the way! Now if I hadn't already made 3 helmets this year and wasn't so burned out about it, I'd take a try at it too
#402-06-2012, 05:02 AMI am really glad it has worked the way I thought it would because I am not a fan of resin and bondo plus with the wife expecting I don't want any dangerous fumes around. Compared to my Ironman helmet this was one tough build. As long as you think out each piece before you cut it then you should be ok. Just finishing off the last details then i will have an update pic for you. Should be able to get it done tonight, then it's the really hard part, what colour to use as this will determine my overall suit colour scheme.Last edited by drack; 02-06-2012, 05:42 AM.
- Jul 2010
#502-06-2012, 04:28 PMYou've got one Sweet looking helmet so far. After seeing you're Iron Man, I already know this will turn out looking just as good as any pep. and I look forward to seeing the rest.
#702-08-2012, 04:52 PMLighting tutorial for my helmet.
While looking through some boxes came across an LED light that clips to your cap/hat.
Pulled it apart for the mirrored cones the LEDs sit in.
I want the light to be projected out as much as possible.
Then cut them all apart and glued them to my blue LEDs. Took some 15mm plastic plumbing pipe and cut four bits off to house the LEDs. Painted the parts that will be exposed black.
Here is a pic of all the bits used for 1 light.
1. Blue LED.
2. A strip of foil, mine was cut from the container my cheese cake was in from the night before . Used it because the foil was nice and thick.
3. 15mm tube.
4. The cone I removed from the head light.
5. 2 pieces of frosted plastic. In the UK our milk comes in frosted plastic bottles so hacked one of those up. I guess clear plastic might work as well with hot glue sandwiched between them.
I glued the LED and cone together. Painted the tube black, rolled the foil into a tube to slot inside it (now most of the tube has a shiny interior) leaving about 4mm from the front. This lines the tube for extra reflectivity. Glued the cone to the rear end of the tube. This should mean the maximum amount of light is being pushed forward. I took the first of the 2 frosted discs and dropped it in to rest on top of the foil at the front of the tube. Dropped a blob of hot glue on top of it and placed the 2nd in pushing down so the glue filled the gap between the 2 disc and glueing them in place.
Hope all that made sense.
I cut the 2 holes then hooked up a battery to show you how it will look in the helmet. Not very good pics sorry using my phone camera.
Last edited by drack; 02-08-2012, 05:14 PM.
- Apr 2011
#802-08-2012, 11:46 PMwhat pep file did you use and what thikness foam 1/4'' 1/2'' or 3mm
#902-09-2012, 04:34 AMThe Foam I use is 10mm thick and the darker red bits you can see are 2mm. The file I used for reference was HERE. Obviously I removed tabs and had to re-unfold some of the rounded bits to work for a foam build but in general the unfold was perfect for it.
I am just downloading all the Halo pep files I can find seeing as SOPA are messing things up for us law abiding citizens. Who knows when they will attack 4shared.......
- May 2010
#1002-09-2012, 06:49 AMYour foam skills are crazy drack! The led's are very cool too. Great work!!!
- Oct 2010
#1102-09-2012, 08:54 AM
Anyways, great work as always. Keep on bringing sexy back!
#1202-09-2012, 09:50 AMFirst, I hve to agree with Vshore. your foam skills are redonkulous. Some of the best I've seen. Secondly, that Elite build you posted was my inspiration on the Elite sculpt that I need to finish.
Thank you Tony. The second I saw that Elite build I checked to see if it was yours moving at a super hero speed. Still from what I have seen yourS will be equally as good. Do you know how to do the animitronic for the eyes and mouth?Last edited by drack; 02-09-2012, 02:50 PM.
#1302-09-2012, 10:11 AMDude, stop with all the epic foam builds. You're making everyone look bad.
#1402-09-2012, 04:19 PMWeapon choice
So think I found my gun of choice. While I am waiting on visors and helmet paint getting my gun made. I know it's not quite halo style but I love the look of it. Going to use a different scope and lose a couple of the really detailed parts but will keep the over all look the same.
Last edited by drack; 02-09-2012, 04:26 PM.
#1502-09-2012, 04:37 PM