3D print Halo Reach build. *complete*

DefineLuck

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Yes looks amazing. Still anxiously awaiting that tutorial :)
Once all the remaining pieces are printed I will start working on a tutorial. I might even just make a YouTube video to save me the trouble of having to do a picture and caption play by play. As goofy as it sounds it’s actually an extremely long and complex process, but I truly think you get the most realistic effect of battle worn armor.
 

DefineLuck

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Just a small update. I decided to coat all of my remaining pieces in XTC 3D. None of these pieces have any Intricate detail that could be lost in the layer of epoxy, but this will make the sanding process a heck of a lot easier. Once dried I will use filler primer to see what I’m working with, then you all know the drill- SAND. I’ve already hardened and supported some of the backside of these pieces in smoothcast 65D. Once I’m happy with all of these pieces I will begin to paint and assemble. Finally this suit will be complete
 

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DefineLuck

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Agreed, I’ve got a little back log of parts that need the same treatment.
Yours is so close tho. You must see the light at the end of the tunnel .
A very huge part of me wants to mold and cast these pieces because I’ve always preferred wearing a clean piece of resin that doesn’t have all the layers of rondo/bonds/putty and epoxy all over it Haha but I’m in the process of moving and I just don’t have the access to all my tools so I’m just going to start painting these Things probably this week just to call this suit FINISHED
 

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Ok so I’ve made some progress today, a good amount. I was able to completely finish the process of painting and weathering the front, back and side pouches of the COD piece. I’ve attached some pictures of the process along with materials but will go in depth in a later thread on how i bring it to life. This is extreme weathering made to look like the spartan has been in battle. This type of weathering is not for everyone so please keep in mind I am going for realism here.
 

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I have been anxiously waiting to weather the feet. Like I’ve stated before, I wanted this paint job to resemble a spartan actually involved in battle. If you look at the weathering on the costumes from the TV shorts like Halo reaches deliver hope. The armor is filthy. I’ve used a mixture of motor oil, brushed aluminum, sandy, mud and crud pigments on these boots to give it that authentic look. Here are the results once Carefully layered over one another
 

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