3d Printed Mk V Armor (**Build Starts Page 2**)

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  1. ADAWG99

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    Greetings 405th members. I am a new member and this thread is for when I start building my red mk 5 halo armor and magnum. I should start making my magnum tomorrow. I might start making my armor in July when I buy a new computer. Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated. :cool

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  2. Irradiated

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    Greetings!

    What are you planning on building your weapon/armor out of?
     
  3. ADAWG99

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    I'm making my weapon out of foam and my armor with fiberglass and resin
     
  4. Jen A266

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    I hardly post comments on threads as im very busy but when i do, it gets me all pumped up some how XD Anyway, for your armour, if you're going with the Pepakura-Fibreglass method, all i can say is that TAKE YOUR TIME when cutting/gluing/assembling your pieces. This can save you a whole bunch if you're not using bondo(this is some tricky stuff) because you want your armour pieces as best you can. A clean pepakura work is equivalent to a good foundation. Hope to see some progress on this soon!

    Thanks to your picture, i need to go play some Halo CE now...
     
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    Update: I had trouble taking a picture of my gun but I made a lot of progress. I needs lots of sanding though. I might start making my armor tomorrow.
     
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  8. Lowcone494

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    nice work on your pistol so far dude! cant wait to see some armor pics ! :D
     
  9. ADAWG99

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    Update: So the bondo process is messy and took away some details. I will definitely sand it more. [​IMG]

    Any advice on getting it smoother would be greatly appreciated
     
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  10. cha0spr1nces5

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    Advice for bondo is to work in small sections at a time. If you cover the whole thing, you could end up doing a lot more sanding than you need to. Bondo is there to smooth out the things that need it, even if that is the whole thing, do it bit by bit and you'll find yourself working smarter, not harder ^_^
     
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    Thank you for the advice.
     
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    A bit later than I excepted but here it is. Definitely improved.[​IMG]
     
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  15. Zero Prime

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    This looks good; it looks like you applies a lot of Bondo at once, I honestly can't tell from the pic's. I would recommend that you only use Bondo one section at a time in small thin layers, trust me it is a lot less work for the same amount of detail.. also there is less material wasted.
     
  16. Chernobyl

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    I mean no offence at all here, but... I hope you did a -lot- of sanding, because you've slapped that bondo on like icing sugar.

    Small, THIN layers work best. Build your detail up, don't slap a huge batch on all at once and lose that detail you were working on.
     
  17. ADAWG99

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    I didn't finish painting it all the way but here it is.[​IMG]
    Sorry about the low quality pic. It's a bit fuzzy.
     
  18. ADAWG99

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    You're definitely right. I ended up having to do LOTS of sanding
     
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    I've done more painting. More pics soon hopefully.
     
  20. ADAWG99

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    So I haven't quite started on my armor yet. I'm still trying to figure out how to scale the mk 5 armor properly with room for growth. Any tips on scaling this type of armor would be appreciated.
     
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    Does anyone know how to properly scale armor?
     
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    Anytime. Also, when posting a new reply when no one has commented after your post, unless it's an update with pictures and such, you can go to the bottom right of your latest post and hit Edit Post. This way you keep your thread a bit cleaner and it doesn't fill up the "What's New" page of the forum. (It's also a minor violation of forum regulations to have double+ posts unless updating with progression pictures OR your previous post exceeds the picture and/or character limit.)

    Anyways, keep up the good work, Spartan!
     

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