Let's see -
The only 2 parts that wouldn't be universal would be the chest and the cod piece . Problem is - Would the average laymen want to have a heavy chest piece made of Resin , fiberglass , and Bondo to wear around? With all of the bondo work on a piece as big as the chest, I imagine it could get rather heavy . I'll have to think that one through . As for everyone getting casts of every piece , How about they all get a cast of just the universal pieces? Any thoughts? Input please!
Your best bet is to avoid molding and casting any of the parts, just go with the original parts, this way you know there is a good chance you will finish this project before the deadline, anything you add extra to the build such as molding will only prolong the build, also remember most cast copies have casting flaws that will have to be fixed up also, so you would have to do work on the casts just to prep them for paint, but Jacob your basically the one in charge of the project so ultimately you will have to make the final decision, I wouldnt stress it much just put a plan in place and go with it and get this project rolling..............Good Luck guys can't wait to see this build come together and see a community build
This is MY understanding of a "universal part:"
Now for some examples to help everybody understand.
To show the difference between universal parts and ones that are different on each side, we'll use the pepped shins and gauntlets from my ODST build because they're similar to the H4 parts i'm corresponding them to.
The shin is a universal piece. that is because it can be worn correctly on either side of the body without any modification. See?
If I were to make a mold of this shin, I could make two casts from it, and one could be used on my right leg, the other for my left.
Now the forearms on the other hand are NOT universal. This is because they CAN NOT be worn correctly on either side without modification. See?
If we were to mold this, we could only use it for one side.
I hate to sound like an ass, but I just want to make sure everybody understands this correctly.
Last edited by higdog827; Mar 22, 2012 at 11:05 PM.
Jacob I swear I'm not trying to poke holes in your thought bubble or pile more issues on top of current ones, just mentioning this cause it's stuff valid to the build.
Last edited by higdog827; Mar 23, 2012 at 12:17 AM.
Ok so - The non-universal parts are -
the cod piece
and the thighs
That means the only universal parts are -
the knees and shins
and the boots
My concern is weight . I'm thinking of the person who is going to end up with this suit . Will they really want to wear around a suit where the main bulk of it is going to have a serious amount of heft too it?
That is why I wanted everything to be molded and cast out . Because that is not the case anymore , everyone here must make a effort to make your piece as light as possible . This was also a concern last year , so we used smooth-cast 300 to harden the inside of the helmet . It worked beautifully ! Here is a video that Jedistumpy made a few years ago -
and the results of it
I think the pieces such as the chest should be hardened this way . A layer of fiberglass resin on the outside , smooth-cast on the inside (sounds like a pillsbury commercial lol)
That being said , the helmet will still be molded . No one wants fiberglass in their face lol
As far as a deadline , there isn't one . I think we should just focus on making this suit awesome and taking our time . And @SeniorRawr - No bubbles poked
Last edited by JBetts97; Mar 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM.
Jbett, do you want me to tackle the guantlets? you never responded to my PM with questions. lol
jacob, look closely at the model toy's shin pieces, they arent the same on inside and outside
That is just a toy. A representation. A prototype. If you compare the toy to the game footage the index finger is different. I'm trying my hardest not to look at the toy for references. In the end It depends on the modeler, if they decide that it looks the same inside and out that they make it that way. And even then it's your decision to make it from their model or make your own.
Hey guys i dont have any updates for you guys yet, but i did just now ordered some sintra and styrene so, ill be starting the BR as soon as the stuff arrives! (:
As promised , Here is a picture of the new Halo 4 print that everyone who works on the project and donates too it will receive !
Last edited by JBetts97; Mar 30, 2012 at 9:25 PM.
Also, i just downloaded the thigh piece pep from kingrahl (amazing job on those file by the way!), so expect updated next week probably. I cant wait to get started!
Last edited by higdog827; Mar 27, 2012 at 5:05 PM.
After a couple of people suggesting that the picture be darkened , here is the new and final drawing! Everyone who contributes in some way , shape , or form will receive a print of this! Hope you like it!
here is a comparison between the old and new
Last edited by JBetts97; Mar 30, 2012 at 9:23 PM.
Wow that looks fabulous!!