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    First attempt armour build

    Well it's only taken me a year so far, and the armour's been on hold for a while, but I've now got a fancy dress party to go to so I need to get this finished! I've managed one thigh, and the chest since last I posted and I fixed the bubbles in the visor and added padding. Here's proof: The...
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    Paper Weights: Lb To Gsm Conversions

    I've tried a few. 120gsm worked ok, but it was flimsy and warped when I rondoed it. That said, I made a decent looking chest piece out of it though I did need to do quite a lot of bondo work after to fix the warps. It utterly failed for a helmet though and the final thing came out really twisted...
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    Joining Chest Armour

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Yours looks brilliant, I'll follow suite and try the buckles and strapping method. Sorry for posting in the wrong place!
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    Joining Chest Armour

    Hi guys. I've recently finished a mk 6 chest piece (which took a very long time) and duly chopped it in half in order to make it wearable. Does anybody have any ideas about how I might go about joining it back together so it's detachable and doesn't look joined? I've experimented with metal...
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    Noble Spartan(mod's/add-on's begin)

    So you've made it so you can actually shove your head through the head hole then? I take it you have to cut the bits out of the sides because putting your arms over your head to pull it down like a pullover doesn't let your shoulders through? Mine's nearly rondo'd so I'll be able to take all the...
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    Noble Spartan(mod's/add-on's begin)

    So, to clarify, you replace the collar with foam, which bends? And you cut at the bottom on the sides so the top will hinge in order to get it on and off?
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    Noble Spartan(mod's/add-on's begin)

    Just a quick question: how did you get your chestpiece on? Did you cut it? If so where? I'm in the process of making my own and since the head hole is too small to pull over my head (which it's meant to be) I need to figure out where to make the chop in order to get it on and off.
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    [WIP] Samus Aran Phazon Suit MP1

    I want to see that helmet painted! Get a move on :p
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    Rondo or bondo pros/cons

    People actually sand all the paper off models they've filled with rondo? I tried that and it took forever to do a tiny piece, you also clog your sandpaper so you go through masses of the stuff. I just can't believe that anyone would truly sand off every bit of paper from a model. Fill it with...
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    First attempt armour build

    Finally finished the helmet, well, I'm not quite happy with it yet, but it's a good proof of concept anyway. I gave up with the vacform idea because the finished visors never quite fit the gap properly, instead I went with bending a piece of HIPS plastic across the gap, which left small gaps...
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    First attempt armour build

    I'm not entirely sure what you mean by pouring cement behind it. Surely you don't mean actual building cement? Also how would you stop it from just running off the back of the pepped piece? I've not tried but I have a feeling that a pepped visor would not take the same shape as the helmet it...
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    First attempt armour build

    I finally got near the vac-former, so here are some progress pics of the visor. Here is the cut out rondoed piece from the helmet (after I'd glued it back together, glassed the back, re-fillered and sanded the front) next to the first attempt in vac-form plastic. Here is the original...
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    [WIP] Samus Aran Phazon Suit MP1

    Can we have a pic of the whole helmet as it stands at the moment, I mean rather than zoomed in detail shots. I want to see it in all its glory!
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    HELP! For 3D modelling

    I's not my money, the school I work at has one already and I have a knowledgable person willing to help, so I'll give it a go. Pepping the visor, I think, would not give it the correct shape without the rest of the helmet to pull it curved, but it may be worth a go if I can't get the 3D file...
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    HELP! For 3D modelling

    I couldn't find the appropriate help thread for this one, so here goes: I need to get the visor off the halo Reach Noble 6 helmet in order to import to a program that runs a router, so it can carve me a visor template for vac-forming. I have absolutely no idea how to go about taking the...
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