3D printed H3 Mk6 armor

marscreature

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New build, a friend is slowly printing and mailing me parts and sent me a spare spool of filament.. Hope to finish before November 1.
Print models created by MoeSizzlac.
I have found that using a soldering iron on 3D prints works very well for welding the pieces together, I got the idea from this video.
After putting on the shoulder pieces I realized my head is too wide to fit... going to wait for the rest of my prints before deciding to cut the weld I just did or not...

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Revier

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are you printing in pla or abs?

just be very careful i used a similar method of 'welding', i used the friction method it lasted about an hour of normal movement and crack. i found that the welds that werent in dead centre of the part of my body lasted due to lower stresses
 

marscreature

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are you printing in pla or abs?

just be very careful i used a similar method of 'welding', i used the friction method it lasted about an hour of normal movement and crack. i found that the welds that werent in dead centre of the part of my body lasted due to lower stresses
Using PLA+.
Using a soldering iron gets it hot enough to melt into the print where I feel friction welding only is hot enough to melt the filament and just holds pieces more than bond them.
I also am planning on 1 or 2 layers of fiberglass on the inside to ensure the durability is there.
 

Kula

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Im keen to see how you have progressed on your print. PLA was gonna be my first option for my torso
 

marscreature

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Im keen to see how you have progressed on your print. PLA was gonna be my first option for my torso
Unfortunately haven't progressed at all, still waiting on the prints to be shipped to me... should be here within a week though.
 

marscreature

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Back in June bought a 3D printer, had some parts I was obligated to print before Halo parts. All parts needed for my H3 Mk6 armor are printed. Theighs and shins are done, working on the rest now (pictures are from a week ago).
May print a helmet since i'm not entirely happy with the cast one I bought years ago, so I cut Rainyfire's helmet on thingverse into 5 pieces instead of 8 to fill more space on my Ender 3 Halo 3 Mark 6 Helmet by marscreature
 

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marscreature

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Finished printing the last chest piece on my Ender 3 Pro and started putting it together. Back piece is a good color contrast example of "welding" pieces together with extra filament and a soldering iron, opposite side taped to hold it in place.
All the extremity pieces are 99% done with sanding.

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marscreature

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Chest tape test fits well. I had to cut the bottom middle area a little so I could breathe better, was tight on the sides of my rib cage when inhaling. Going to use sticky back velcro to hold the chest and back pieces together.
Also, forgot to print the hand pieces, so those are printed now.
Very excited about how everything is finally coming together.
 

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marscreature

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Just a word of experience: sticky back velcro doesn't stick super great. You'll want to reinforce it somehow by either super gluing the velcro down or supplementing it with an additional attachment method, such as snaps or clips.
Thanks, I'll think of something to reinforce it with.
 

marscreature

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Been busy and it's hard to get time to work on this, also I forget to take more pictures when I do.
Wood filler, Sandable Filler Primer, and sanding the Torso, which is the last part before I start putting it together for wearing.
Helmet needs work too, want to add a 2nd layer visor for the 3d H2/H3 visor look, and add lights.
Printer was empty so I printed the H2 BR, sadly won't likely find time to finish it before Grand Rapids Comic Con in November since all my focus is on the actual costume/armor.
Link for BR: Halo 2 Anniversary Battle Rifle by TheApropalypse
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