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  1. 405th Regiment Commanding Officer 405th Southern Regiment Member BMP Props's Avatar
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    Jun 13, 2013, 10:41 PM - ChefBZD's Foam Reach Spartan Build WIP #1

    Third time's a charm! For those of you that have been following my progress, Thanks as always, for all the fresh faces I'm seeing in here now, (sigh of relief) welcome. Its nice to have things back to normal around here.
    ANYWAY, I'll be rounding out this project in the next couple weeks, its my Reach Spartan Armor from foam. Questions and comments are always welcome. Here's a recap for those of you who missed it in that dark period of the 405th these last few months...


    handplates, scratch built from foam...

    helmet, Operator, JTM1997 Satchmo III pep file, unfolded for foam by me...




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    Jun 13, 2013, 10:56 PM - #2

    lookin good!! I love the way it all looks, hope you keep us posted!
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    Jun 13, 2013, 11:04 PM - #3

    and theeeeennnnnn...
    gloves, paintball/airsoft gloves, Amazon, $14, drybrushed metallic

    biceps, l3x blu3r1v3r




    forearm, Ruze789 l3x blu3r1v3r


    security shoulder, l3x blu3r1v3r v.2 (yes, i know its too small, i did that on purpose...seems more reallistic, and i wanted to actually be able to move with it)


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    Jun 13, 2013, 11:05 PM - #4

    Hey mate, good to see you're back and posting again. I was just looking at your thread on the rpf the other day and getting really excited. I showed your build to a non-building friend and while they didn't get as excited as I did they still were pretty impressed with how good everything looks. You've really done a stellar jo so far.
    Good to see old members are still here, keep us posted.
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    Jun 13, 2013, 11:18 PM - #5

    and theeeeeeennnnn...
    torso, l3x blu3r1v3r v.2/v.3 mix, with some personal alterations...










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    Jun 13, 2013, 11:31 PM - #6

    aaannnnnnnd theeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnn...
    this is my baby...Reach MA37, custom scratch built from cardboard, foam, pvc, frame stock, smooth-cast, and plexi-glass...not quite done yet...still some details and of course paint...
    isn't she pretty?
    light up ammo counter, working maglite and laser, removable magazine, adjustable butt stock...







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    Jun 13, 2013, 11:39 PM - #7

    aaaaaaannnnnnnd theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnnnn...
    sorry, just a shin...ForgedReclaimer, l3x blu3r1v3r, with some alterations of my own...

    and currently working on thighs...ForgedReclaimer, l3x blu3r1v3r, and some alterations of my own...


    so thats it so far, what do you all think? Can't wait to strut this thing around SuperCon...
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    Jun 14, 2013, 1:31 AM - #8

    In amazed as always I cannot WAIT to see more!!
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    Jun 14, 2013, 1:48 AM - #9

    Yeesss! Keep 'em coming, this is shaping out to be an amazing project!! I love it!
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    Jun 14, 2013, 3:23 AM - #10

    First of all i think your armor is coming along greatly. I would like to know how you achieve those weathering affects withe the silver. personally I brush it on with a small brush, yet Have i made to look as good as yours though, any advice would be much appreciated.
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    Jun 14, 2013, 7:13 AM - #11

    Originally Posted by spartan IV View Post
    First of all i think your armor is coming along greatly. I would like to know how you achieve those weathering affects withe the silver. personally I brush it on with a small brush, yet Have i made to look as good as yours though, any advice would be much appreciated.

    Once we get settled in to our new place (just moved) I will do a painting/weathering video tutorial. This is actually my first time painting like that, I was suprised at well it came out. Also, it looks much better in person, the pics really don't do it justice.
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    Jun 14, 2013, 8:15 AM - #12

    As you know I am a big fan of this build, keep up the good work bro
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    Jun 14, 2013, 8:20 AM - #13

    Looking good Chef!
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    Jun 14, 2013, 7:33 PM - #14

    Paint job looks great! Are you going to give the gun the same weathering treatment? Or will he be outfitted with a shiny new gun lol. Can't wait to see more!
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    Jun 14, 2013, 9:20 PM - #15

    Originally Posted by Spartan-214 View Post
    Paint job looks great! Are you going to give the gun the same weathering treatment? Or will he be outfitted with a shiny new gun lol. Can't wait to see more!
    It'll be weathered like everything else. Thanks, like I said, this is my first time painting and I'm really excited about how its turning out.
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    Jun 14, 2013, 9:53 PM - #16

    Lookin' quite awesome! Excited to see it all come together
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    Jun 16, 2013, 1:09 PM - #17

    Originally Posted by LilTyrant View Post
    Lookin' quite awesome! Excited to see it all come together
    Means a lot coming from you!
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    Jun 17, 2013, 2:45 PM - #18

    Picking up a morphsuit after work, I have a few ideas on how to spruce it up too...Also, I should have the alterations to the right thigh done tonight as well as the right boot and shin...thinking about scratch building grenadier knee caps...two week deadline starts now!
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    Jun 17, 2013, 6:11 PM - #19

    Nice job on the suit, Once its all together its going to look awesome
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    Jun 17, 2013, 10:56 PM - #20

    Alright, I am having major issues with the thighs. Like I said before, I'm a big guy, I'm not obese, I have a large frame/build. I have been able make this whole thing look great until now, the thighs throw it all off. Measuring from above my kneecap to just below my beltline, the thigh piece is scaled PERFECT, but my big ol' thighs don't fit...I must sound like such a girl right now. It would fit just fine without the panels that overlap each other on the inner thigh, but those panels really make the piece...it doesn't look good without them. Maybe I'll try to work them into the undersuit? I don't know...suggestions?
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    Jun 18, 2013, 12:31 AM - #21

    If you're worried about added bulk you could perhaps try using thinner foam just for the thighs instead of the 1/2" ones? Like maybe the 6mm foam. Dunno if that would help any but you should post a pic it's probably not as bad as you think. If you're worried more about functionality and practicality like say the foam from the thighs are rubbing against each other too much, like you said you could just add them as paneling in the under suit. Not quite sure what you mean though by them not fitting, is it just the panels?
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    Jun 18, 2013, 3:36 AM - #22

    I would be interested to see how you do eventually solve this issue. I have thought about this a bit as I am larger than the girls with foam builds I have seen.

    My thoughts were to sew together some panels like liltyrant did on her Kat build, that way its thinner and probably has more flex but still looks good.
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    Jun 18, 2013, 7:41 AM - #23

    The only part that doesn't fit is the inner panels, I already made them out of the 6mm foam from the get go. I decided I'm going to make them part of the undersuit, I'm not experienced in sewing, but I'll give it a shot...
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    Jun 20, 2013, 12:50 PM - #24

    Taking a break from the thigh issue, which I pretty much have under control...
    I knocked this out this morning, foam cod. The pieces are attached to a 2" wide elastic waistband with a parachute clip via a belt-loop kind of structure. Very comfortable, flexible, easy to put on/take off, and fits PERFECTLY.



    i have to fill in the hole with the 'x' over it, messed that up...


    hopefully get it painted tonight...
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    Jun 20, 2013, 11:15 PM - #25

    This is looking awesome! Definitely subbin' this build. I'm sure I can learn a thing or two from your foam buildin' skillz Paint looks real too!

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