I finished cutting out and assembling my Mk. V helmet. I couldn't upload a picture of it so I will probably do that today. I will soon start making the rest of the armor.
There are a number of ways to do it. A very popular option is to make it out of paper and fiberglass it. Foam also works. I'm only 3d printing because that's what works for me.3d printing sounds great, but what if you cant, what can you use to build your armor?
Turns out I was a little over-ambitious. The print started having layer shifting about a third of the way through and I had to stop the print. I'm trying a new mk v file (the halo 4 version I think) split into four sections. It is printing a lot easier and with less supports, but I was hoping to have something that I wouldn't have to glue together at all. However, a piece is already done printing and it's coming out great. Not giving up on this four-year-old thread just yet!
Depending on the application, I sometimes use hot glue on stretch fabric along the seams to allow the armor to open up slightly and close behind you.I suppose magnets could work or maybe a rubber neck seal like impact props did (though that would require much more work). Open to more suggestions!