My props and armour were already done and painted. I didn't want to go back and start cutting into them to install magnets. So I made a holster instead to carry my weapon.
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Halo weapon props
Sean Anwalt pointed me in the right direction for references.
You need to download a separate program to print out the templates. Pepeakura Designer is the most popular. There is a free and paid version. Make sure you scale the armour part to your size pefore you print.
When adhering magnets don't attach the matching part right away. Give time for the adhesive to cure so the bond is string enough. The other solution is to cover one of the magnets with 2mm foam. And leave the other bare. Keep in mind though, that this does weaken the bond a little bit.
Mask is painted. Started putting the teeth in but realised I didn't have enough. So I had to pull them out and make some more with foam clay.
Started painting the could plates and the shin armour as well.
Weather was good yesterday so I spent a few hours in the garage sealing the rest of the armour.
Just before I went to bed I brushed on first coat of red on the mask.
And another comparison of ver1 and ver2.
Small update... My blade has an edge.
Carved out as much foam as could to create the edge. Then took some paint stir sticks with sandpaper glue to it. I went from 80, 120,180 and then 220. After that I heat sealed it to shrink down any fuzzies. There a few low spots on either side. I may leave...
Progress on the long sword.
Made some templates for the guard and layered 3 pieces of foam for each part.
After I had carved and rounded off part with rotary I realised I was missing a section. I had made it with 3 'knuckles' for each wing thingie instead of 4. Made the appropriate changes and...