Hello 405th, Psquiddy coming to you with my first Armor-related post :
Modern Warfare 2 Juggernaut Armor! The main reason this armor is being created is for short films that myself and my friends create. I began planning this armor around September of last year, and for the past few months, I have been constructing blueprints of both the Juggernaut suit and an M60e4 to go with it.
To compensate for the amount of armor I will be wearing, and the fact that this is my first armor build, I will be working with a very forgiving material called EVA foam. EVA foam is the type of material used in floor mats that you would see in a gym or pre-school. You all know those interlocking foam plates? Thats EVA foam .
The basic pieces that are being created are;
-Cod pieces (front and back)
-interior collar joint plate
The majority of these items are being constructed out of EVA foam. Essentially the templates are drawn, then cut out using a hot-knife, and finally shaped with a heat gun. Large amounts of the foam-shaping instructions I found on youtube; just search "Backyard FX" and go to their foam armor tutorial, Super helpful!
Onto the Armor:
Basic Parts of the Suit:
Template building; on the right you can see a template for the interior collar
The tools of the trade: EVA foam and a Hot tool. The best hot tools you can get come with a variety of attachments. My hot tool came with detailing tops, cutters, and area heaters. For $35 it was a great deal.
Primary cuts of the Front Collar:
More cutting to do tomorrow, and more updates! Hopefully I can get a thread started about the M60e4. Hope you guys keep watch on this build, and good night!