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

ADAWG99

Jr Member
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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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...
 

ADAWG99

Jr Member
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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ADAWG99

Jr Member
Update: So the bondo process is messy and took away some details. I will definitely sand it more.


Any advice on getting it smoother would be greatly appreciated
 
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cha0spr1nces5

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Update 7/2/14 So the bondo process is messy and took away some details. I will definitely sand it more and dremel it if I buy a dremel tool.


Any advice on getting it smoother would be greatly appreciated
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 ^_^
 

ADAWG99

Jr Member
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 ^_^
Thank you for the advice.
 
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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.
 

Chernobyl

Sr Member
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.
 

ADAWG99

Jr Member
I didn't finish painting it all the way but here it is.

Sorry about the low quality pic. It's a bit fuzzy.
 

ADAWG99

Jr Member
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.
You're definitely right. I ended up having to do LOTS of sanding
 

ADAWG99

Jr Member
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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