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    Mar 29, 2011, 4:50 AM - Mass Effect 2 Blood Dragon Build #1

    I did a quick unfold of my Blood Dragon helmet file and spent a good portion of the day pepping.

    The Goal:


    The Build:



    Lets hope the weather clears up enough this week for some resin and rondo.

    I'm waiting on eva foam for the rest of the suit.
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    Mar 29, 2011, 7:29 AM - #2

    Im waiting on some EVA foam for my build aswell, looking great so far though
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    Mar 30, 2011, 10:23 AM - #3

    WOW!!. So beautiful work.
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    Mar 30, 2011, 11:53 AM - #4

    Where do you all get your EVA foam? I have been looking for somewhere to get it, but haven't decided who would be the best supplier.
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    Mar 30, 2011, 12:20 PM - #5

    Wow, looks great!!

    How can you pep without Numbers??? I tried that 2 Times, but it was too hard..

    Where did you get the File btw?
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    Mar 30, 2011, 1:29 PM - #6

    Looks really good!!!
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    Mar 30, 2011, 1:39 PM - #7

    Originally Posted by Templar_320 View Post
    Where do you all get your EVA foam? I have been looking for somewhere to get it, but haven't decided who would be the best supplier.
    http://www.amazon.com/We-Sell-Mats-R...310632&sr=8-40
    Not sure if its the best supplier but the color and amount is in good variety and they're having a sale at the moment. The shipping is a bit of a hassle though.

    Originally Posted by Sisko4 View Post
    Wow, looks great!!

    How can you pep without Numbers??? I tried that 2 Times, but it was too hard..

    Where did you get the File btw?
    I edited a model supplied by Nintendude, there is a thread about it in the 3D modeling section. You can either get the raw .obj links there or wait for unfolds.

    And I was only able to do it numberless because I had put one together the night before that was too small and I had pep designer open with my unfold the entire time.
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    Apr 4, 2011, 9:58 PM - #8

    Update:
    So after I got home from MEPS today I was going to take a nap but it was a perfect day for
    resin:

    Coat 1-blue food coloring:



    Coat 2-red food coloring:



    Some of the blue dye leached through cause I was a bit impatient with the drying time.

    Here's the first layer of Rondo-blue food coloring again:



    Sadly I had to throw out half a bottle of blue coloring because I dropped the lid in a batch of resin...doh

    I ran out of resin so this will have to be finished at a later time.
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    Apr 4, 2011, 10:31 PM - #9

    Very nice work so far.

    If you finish this drop me a line. I'd like to trade one of my N7 helmets for one of these.
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    Apr 4, 2011, 10:38 PM - #10

    Originally Posted by Yodajammies View Post
    Very nice work so far.

    If you finish this drop me a line. I'd like to trade one of my N7 helmets for one of these.
    It may be a while until I can mold it but you will definitely get a PM.

    Though there may be some issue with size, the opening will be 160-165 mm wide.
    It was the smallest I could make it for my own head and I wanted it to not look too bulky compared to the rest of the armor.
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    Apr 4, 2011, 10:48 PM - #11

    Woah, I've never seen such great pep work, you must have robot hands or something! Also, what's the dye for? Does it make it look better when you paint later, or easier to see where you resin'd, or what?
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    Apr 4, 2011, 10:50 PM - #12

    The coloring is just to differentiate layers to ensure full coverage with resin and the Rondo will be two colors as well to create a sanding depth guide of sorts.

    That and I figure the world could use more colorful things. lol
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    Apr 5, 2011, 1:02 AM - #13

    Sorry for the double post but I've decided to build a Dremel router table/hot wire angle cutter to help me with this foam build and any I may do in the future.

    2 footx4 foot 1/2 in. MDF sheet
    3 6 foot 1x3s
    8 foot 2x4

    Honda named it the Fit for a reason:


    I feel stupid that I got so caught up in buying lumber for this that I forgot to grab another thing of resin while I was there.
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    Apr 6, 2011, 6:27 PM - #14

    Sorry for triple posting but I assume it's okay as I have update pics:

    Got the 2nd layer of Rondo done today:



    Went with a higher ratio of Bondo to resin and a bit more hardener to make it more paste like so I could brush it into the areas that really needed it.

    Blended the seams with a Dremel and added some primer:



    High and low spots isolated using fine grit sand paper:
    Low spots are white.



    I want this to be as smooth as possible so there may be quite a few stages of sanding and spot putty/Bondo.
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    Apr 7, 2011, 4:09 AM - #15

    This is looking as though you stole it straight from Shepard himself! CANNOT WAIT to see th finished article...
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    Apr 9, 2011, 12:42 AM - #16

    Got the first layer of Bondo on today:



    Sanded:



    As soon as the sun went down the temperature dropped by about 10 degrees so I called it a night.
    I'll finish the sanding and add the next Bondo layer tomorrow and get some daylight photos up.
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    Apr 10, 2011, 2:02 AM - #17

    Didn't get any work done on the helmet today but I got both thighs mostly done as my EVA foam came in today.

    The Dremel accessory I used for routing is designed for cutting holes in drywall and has a built in depth gauge:


    Before routing with Dremel:


    After routing:


    Roughly assembled:


    I will use a heat gun to soften them and then shape them to the desired curve by hand.

    The top image is of the right thigh while the other two are of the left(I forgot to take pictures prior to routing).
    All exposed routed areas will have a piece of black 3mm craft foam to smooth them and provide the final color.
    I'm somewhat bothered by the "smooth" side being lightly textured, I will experiment on scrap pieces to devise a means of solving this.
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    Apr 11, 2011, 12:09 AM - #18

    Got the biceps and shoulders ready for heat gun today.

    Before routing:


    Routed:


    Roughly assembled:


    I will do the heat gun work on the parts I have so far tomorrow and hopefully make the cod though I'm trying to figure out the best way to hide the belt clasp behind it.
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    Apr 11, 2011, 2:42 AM - #19

    i want that dremel XD
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    Apr 11, 2011, 3:28 AM - #20

    Originally Posted by IroniumCostuming View Post
    i want that dremel XD
    The cutting guide I use for routing is an Ace Hardware version of this, though I don't believe my version is manufactured any longer:
    http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Attachme...l.aspx?pid=565
    It is roughly $16 at Home Depot and comes with 3 cutting bits.

    The Dremel itself is a 285 model.
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    Apr 11, 2011, 3:48 AM - #21

    This armor looks very nice ! We need to see MOAR ! XD
    Cheers!!
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    Apr 12, 2011, 12:42 AM - #22

    Got the Biceps and Shoulders shaped and the strapping completed.

    Front:

    I'm going to do some experiments on scrap parts later to see if I can't get the seams to blend better.
    Strapping:

    It's 2 pieces of elastic that hold the pieces securely in place over my Bicep.
    The shoulder is attached with two Chicago screws so that it has wiggle room.

    I also got the Cod and Thighs shaped but I think my cat stole the belt I will be using so I will have to upload pics when I find it.
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    Apr 13, 2011, 7:43 AM - #23

    Forearm components:

    Outer:

    Inner:

    The tape is only there while the glue on the strapping cures.
    It has one piece of elastic near the elbow and a piece of elastic with a bit of Velcro near the wrist.

    Elbow pieces:

    Elbow front:

    Elbow side:

    I will be adding on the various raised details on the elbow using 3mm craft foam.
    The elbow will also attach with Chicago screws and a small piece of Velcro to have game accurate screw heads and simple functionality.
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    Apr 13, 2011, 7:19 PM - #24

    I've run into a bit of a snag with the shins and boots.
    I have my 3D renders to base the templates off of but I don't have any reference images of them to know if I should use the textured or smooth side for each piece.
    I don't own the game myself but if anyone could take a few screen shots of the lower legs for me it would be greatly appreciated.
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    Apr 15, 2011, 4:38 AM - #25

    Got one of the shins done today.

    I forgot to take a picture of the parts so here is the sheet after they have been removed:


    Front:


    Side:


    Instead of shaping my parts to get the pieces that frame the knee to the proper angle I used 3mm foam on the back of the edge of my 1/2 foam to give it the desired look:


    I will work on the other shin and the boots tomorrow.

    I've decided to use silicone caulk to smooth out all of the seams and gaps and then I will give it a layer of spray can Plasti Dip prior to painting and EL wiring.

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