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    "Help!" for: Fiberglassing, Resin, & Bondo

    Would you mind explaining how I could do this on the chest piece? With how big it is, I know I won't be able to get it done in one pass without parts starting to dry while I'm working on it.
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    "Help!" for: Fiberglassing, Resin, & Bondo

    Bondo question here. I made a helmet last year and did a pretty decent job (IMO). However, it was a LD helmet and I'm in the process of making the HD Mk VI right now. I just finished the pep on the helmet and chest armor and HO-LE CRAP, that's some intricate detail. I'm worried that using the...
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    Mk VI Chest Size Tester HELP

    Is it just me, or does this thing start off very small? I'm 6'-7" and I almost had to double the size to get it to print off at what (should be) my size.
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    MK VI: sized correctly?

    I was looking for something like this "tester". Thank you sir for making mention of such a wonderful tool.
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    Scaling Armor correctly

    So, here's my problem. My Robogenesis LD Mark VI armor is a bit too big on me. I followed the instructions given here to the letter: http://www.405th.com/showthread.php/31627-HaloGoddess-quot-How-To-Scale-quot-Tutorial I determined that it needed to be ~430mm in width (assuming the 2 extra...
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    Halo weapons, molds

    I don't doubt that it's pricey (I've done some investigation and came to the same conclusions), but if you ask for appropriate compensation to cover material costs, then I figured it's not that bad. Suits need to be custom fit to the wearer, but I'm sure a lot of people would be willing to pay...
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    Halo weapons, molds

    Dang, that's too bad. It just didn't seem THAT difficult to do (though I've never done it myself, so perhaps I'm totally wrong). Perhaps I should give it a shot myself and see what happens.
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    Halo weapons, molds

    Looking at the typical Halo weapons (DMR/BR & Assault Rifle), it seems like it wouldn't be too difficult to make a cast of a completed product for easy reproduction. Obviously, smaller parts like triggers and perhaps the barrel itself would need to be made/added separately, but overall, the form...
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    Need suggestions for cheeklights

    Does anyone have a suggestion for what to use for the Master Chief's cheek lights? Obviously LEDs, but I assume most people are putting some kind of a clear bubble shaped plastic piece over them to give it the right appearance. I'm having a difficult time finding anything in this shape that is...
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    I need some detailing advice

    Does anyone have a suggestion for what to use for the Master Chief's cheek lights? Obviously LEDs, but I assume most people are putting some kind of a clear bubble shaped plastic piece over them to give it the right external appearance. I'm having a difficult time finding anything in this shape...
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    I need some detailing advice

    Thanks for the responses everyone. I'm at work presently, but when I get home I'll check out those links and videos to learn a bit more about painting techniques for this stuff. Edit: Can anyone send me links of good references for Master Chief's helmet? I've done a couple google searches and...
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    I need some detailing advice

    This is my first build. I've constructed the helmet (except for some additional detailing I'm in the process of doing), but something just doesn't look right about the finish. I added some weathering which helped out a lot, but whenever I (or anyone else) looks at the helmet, it just doesn't...
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    Pepakura Edge ID's not displaying correctly

    Cool guys, thanks for the help. I don't know how I missed such a simple fix.
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    Pepakura Edge ID's not displaying correctly

    I selected "Place Edge ID Inside of Face", but as you can see from this image, many of the numbers are being placed outside of the part, which makes it kind of useless when it comes time to glue them together. I can't find any options to toggle the placement of the Edge IDs, so I came...
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    Post-Resin Details

    I'm making the Low-Def Mark VI helmet by Robogenesis and it's turning out great so far. I was wondering if there was a cut sheet or something that someone has made that would let me cut out some extra details in foam to add to my model? An example would be the detailing on the underside of...
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