Halo reach knife and dmr wip

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    Halo reach knife and dmr wip

    Here is my reach combat knife and DMR.The reach knife wasn't too difficult, but is isn't 100% complete.Got some poster board layered, glued and wood putty to contour. I didn't have the patience to bondo this time around, its hotter than hades down here in louisiana. My DMR is finally getting made. I am using a nerf recon as a base gun and the same poster board to build it up.


    to update as of 7-5-11, the final DMR I constructed was NOT made from a nerf recon. It proved too difficult to make it with the nerf gun so I started from scratch with stacked foam poster board and regular poster board. NO NERF RECON

    Last edited by plasauce; Jul 5, 2011 at 8:45 AM.

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    really good poster board work, but please dont use caps lock.

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    To clarify, no foam is being used on this build. The knife was constructed from a type of cardboard poster board and finished up with wood putty. The DMR will be built using the same.

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    Yeah, i thought it was foam. please edit your first post changing the caps lock. How did you use the wood putty? did you apply it and then sand it?

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    wood putty

    yep, applied, contoured, then smoothed out

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    Nice, really digging the carbon fiber handle. Though wondering why you didn't simply add this to your Mark V suit build thread...

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    Well, I was going to add it, but decided to showcase the miscellaneous pieces on their own. I am gonna try and modify my signature to link everything together. The handle itself is covered with believe it or not a super cheap sample piece of mock carbon fiber I got from a auto parts dealer on ebay. http://tinyurl.com/5trcglx 99 cents for a 4" x 8" sample. With that I made a my metal gear solid stun knife and had enough left over for my reach knife. And I still have some left.

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    Update: 2 versions of DMR

    Work on the nerf/DMR is going good. But I also wanted to try building the sliced DMR. So Here are some progress pics. ENJOY!!

    To clarify, these two versions of the DMR were abandoned. The most recent pics especially from 7-4-11 were of a DMR I made from a completely different pic. NO NERF RECON, and the stacked version started in this pic was abandoned.

    Last edited by plasauce; Jul 5, 2011 at 8:48 AM.

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    first 5 pieces stacked. tonite, other 5 getting cut

    Last edited by plasauce; Jul 5, 2011 at 8:49 AM.

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    DMR update

    This is my current version of the DMR. Its the newest construction I've started based on the picture it's posted with. At this point it could almost be considered a carbine.
    Last edited by plasauce; Jul 5, 2011 at 8:50 AM.

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    dang! lookin good!!! is the DMR on the right the Nerf rifle or the sliced?? What are you using to build the DMR? Foam board?? I just might try a DMR after seeing this!

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    The DMR I am currently working on is a completely separate model. The nerf version will be abandoned and the gun will be used to make a reach AR later. The sliced version is completely abandoned. I used this pic by L05T V1K1N6 as a blueprint to construct the DMR.

    Using MS paint believe it or not, I enlarged the pic to the size I believed was correct. Trial and error basically. Once it was to the size I liked I cut out and used the printout as a stencil for foam poster board, stacking around 4 pieces together for the main outline. From there it was just a matter of figuring out the barrel, trigger area, vented area around the barrel. Its time consuming, but totally doable.

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    New update-painted-scope next

    The main body of the rifle is painted. Only a few pieces here and there to add on. The scope will be constructed next. COMMENTS PLEASE!!!!

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    That is amazing. Are the details foam also?

    I have some foam board laying around too... That may be my next project.

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    Main body is foam poster boards stacked 4 thick. The outer details are regular poster board. Like a really thick cardstock, can't remember the exact type. Foam because its easy to cut, stack and glue and it is nice and flat. The regular poster board because its sturdy and can be folded when needed.

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    Are you planning on adding any decals on it like the DMR has in-game? Cant wait to see this finished.

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    I'm hoping to put some decals, but my tools are pretty limited. My printer is running out of ink and the one at my job is only black and white. If anyone has any suggestions for the decal areas I am more than open to suggestions on that one.

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    You could try creating your own stencils to paint the text/decals on, that might also make the decals on the DMR last longer.

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    Holy cow thats awesome! Ive been thinking on trying this for the pistol, but seeing how well it worked for the DMR... I need to get some poster board. What thickness was the poster board you used?

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    The cardstock poster board looks to be 1/16 inch thick and the styrofoam board looks to be just under 1/4 inch thick. This can all be bought at hobby lobby or equivalent arts and crafts store. What I would suggest, since the reach pistol is my next project, is to start with 4 pieces of foam board stacked and glued together as the main body. Elmers extra tacky glue is perfect. Once the main body is together and dried, use the thinner poster board for all the outer detail pieces. If you are using the sliced pistol file you'll know what I mean. The main body, upper module and lower module can all be started with the foam board stacked, then finished with the thinner board.

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    Update with scope added

    Few more minor details and insignias to add. COMMENTS PLEASE


    Last edited by plasauce; Jul 5, 2011 at 8:52 AM.

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    thats epic! and how does it shoot?

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    this is sweet. hope you dont mind if i stole your idea to make a recon cs6 DMR! coz if do mind to bad.

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    To Roceifin, none of the parts move. Didn't have the patience to figure out mechanics of getting those small parts to move. To zwave343, steal away, the current DMR is made from foam and poster board sheets stacked and glued. The nerf recon I started out with was put aside as it wasn't working to my liking.

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