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    Better armor through over engineering (or how I'm making rapid prototype models)

    I can live with at cost, though that'd kill my plan to pay for my own armor. I can understand it with the nature of what we're working with (I seem to recall Microsoft's fan use policies covering this, so it's not unreasonable). The piece above came out to be about $25 USD in Aluminide. WSF...
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    Better armor through over engineering (or how I'm making rapid prototype models)

    As many of you know, people here are here to make armors, I'm no exception, allow me to show you my current progress in the form of pictures of my work. This was created in Solidworks, and represents the chest piece's back armor, at the lower half. They're cooling fins for the MJOLNIR's...
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    Introduce Yourself

    Handle: Ice Brodie, Ice Skills: Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Hobbies: Video Games, Taking screwdrivers to electronics, Modification, Engineering, Industrial Design Favorite Halo: Reach for gameplay and armor designs, ODST for story and HUD features (VISR is a system I wish was in all...
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    Soft Parts Mission: Make as accurate a Suit as possible.

    While the actual stuff is expensive, I'm sure someone could look up what materials are used and purchase that wholesale for this, though that'd require sewing skills (fortunately I passed home-ed) so it's not for everyone... at one point I was looking at sheet neoprene, however a combination of...
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    Soft Parts Mission: Make as accurate a Suit as possible.

    If I'm doing a foam latex undersuit, I'd give it a different material for the underlying layer, like a fabric. Currently I'm considering that option but don't have the resources to make a full body cast (a couple of very patient people are needed) so I'm gonna cast a mannequin for it, which...
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    Soft Parts Mission: Make as accurate a Suit as possible.

    Ah, true, I'm actually considering liquid cooling it eventually, which... in addition to Wisconsin winters (a wetsuit-ish outfit'd be nice in my living room right now) would make the heat part less of an issue (true they use the smart gel to handle thermal in the actual suits, but that's a tad...
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    Soft Parts Mission: Make as accurate a Suit as possible.

    I'm aiming for the same thing, though I'm afraid I've started working on the 3D files for Shapeways.com and Ponoko.com for the solid components (my background is in engineering so this is basically the easy part first). I haven't given as much thought as I should to the undersuit's construction...
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