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    New Recruit PSYCHO ARMY's Avatar
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    there were tons of Spartans at comic con!

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by XenoPhanatiK View Post
    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
    This is the kind of thing that we, the 405th, need to work on as a community.
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    There are not words that I can express that have not already been said, but this is absolutely amazing... Very well done....

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    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!

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    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

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by scoodidabop View Post

    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.
    Yes, you do have to bevel the edges to achieve a contour. Most people just estimate it. If you have to correct it, you can use a barrel sander on by dreamer to remove a little bit to correct it. Or, you can use a method that drack, one of the members on here, uses. You cut a very extreme bevel as if you wanted an extreme edge. Then, you glue just the very edge together so you have an "adjustable angle." To fix it at whatever angle, take a little scrap wedge (the size isn't important) and put a healthy amount of glue in the gap and insert the wedge, when the glue dries it should hold its shape. That just takes a long time.

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