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

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  1. ADAWG99

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    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.
     
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  2. ADAWG99

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    Here it is. My mark 5 helmet. I have kind of a big head.

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    4 more armor pieces done gluing. 3 if I decide to redo a thigh piece. No pics yet.
     
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    So here is an armor progress picture. So far with the gluing stage I have completed the helmet, the right bicep, right forearm, chest, codpiece, both handplates, and part of the back.

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    I did the right thigh earlier but it was too small so I will redo it.
     
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    I completed the back and a boot.

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    All I have left to do is the thighs, a boot, and a left arm

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  6. n8four

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    Looking good so far. A little advice on sanding, the more aggressive the sand paper the more bondo it takes off per pass. Get a low grit sand paper to start with to take out the bulk, and increase the grit as you get to more detail. A file can save a lot of time too as they will offer an even more aggressive approach. Practice and time will help you greatly.

    I know people can get really excited about working on these kind of projects but just remember that the more preparation you put into your work, the better the outcome will be. It will also save you time.
     
  7. ADAWG99

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    So I decided to take a break from paper crafting and resin the outside of my mark 5 biceps. Hopefully the suit will be done in time for halloween. I've also resined the hand plates. I couldn't find files for them so I just made them out of cardboard.
     
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    Almost done with my magnum
     
  9. ADAWG99

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    Here it is

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  10. ADAWG99

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    So it's been a while since i've last posted. I've been busy starting to fiberglass and also I was very sick about a week or two ago.
     
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    IMG_20141228_113300.jpg IMG_20141228_113227.jpg So it's been a few months since I've posted here. I have slowed down and I have decided to take my time and make sure I build things right the first time.

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    Had to rebuild chest + space underwear out of cardboard because they were falling apart.
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    Greetings 405th!

    It’s been four or so years since I’ve been consistently on this site. In 2014 I had a dream of having a halo suit. I was 14, quite naïve, and hadn’t done enough research. This thread is littered with my sloppy bondo work, false promises, and choppy sentences. The best work I’d done was pepping a suit but before I could finish fiberglassing it, a pipe burst in my basement which destroyed the armor. Since then I’ve improved my skill well, but I’m willing to say that there are some things I can’t do well (fiberglassing being one of them). I’m ready to revive this thread in a sense but need friendly advice and encouragement! I have a 3d printer now and I’m well prepared to print a full suit but will be patient when suggestion and thoughtful critique is given. I’d like to start with just the helmet and if I can do that well, I’ll do a full suit.

    Here we go! A small test before anything full-scale is done (thanks to Jace1969 on thingiverse for the 3d file):
     

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    B6541A88-06B9-4974-886A-3688CC94148C.jpeg A5542E3C-6B1E-4B52-B359-A833C045F05A.jpeg Printing the helmet full-scale now! 24 hours in and almost a tenth of the way complete.

    Some food for thought:
    -20% infill
    -.2mm layer height
    -Will use over 3 kg of filament
    -printing diagonally on a 400mm^3 print bed (just barely fits)

    Ideally I would have oriented the print to use less supports and thus less filament, however doing so would have made it so the brim of the helmet wouldn’t fit in the bed. Any questions, ask away :)
     
  14. Connor C

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    3d printing sounds great, but what if you cant, what can you use to build your armor?
     
  15. Dirtdives

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    ADAWG99, you're doing the whole helmet in 1 go? Ambitious. Good luck and looking forward to seeing this completed. I wish I had a 3D printer.....scratch that...I wish I knew how to use a 3D printer in order to get one......I'm a Technosaurus.
     
  16. ADAWG99

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    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.

    Turns out I was a little over-ambitious. :lol: 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! IMG_0668.JPG
     
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    All four helmet pieces done printing. Next step...gluing! BBC4DD8D-DD30-4131-AD9F-924D4D0D7F69.jpeg 71B3751D-6F47-4B66-9399-30E85D6AE239.jpeg
     
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    3D305426-81E9-458F-96D2-B4D08F4B87F3.jpeg All glued together except for the back piece (neck seal). The geometry of the helmet doesn’t allow you to pop your head in as the opening is much too small. 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!
     
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    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.
     
  20. ADAWG99

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    Any chance anyone could convert a game asset into something 3d printable. Theres a package here: PC / Computer - Halo: Combat Evolved - Master Chief - The Models Resource
    I am trying to take the "MC First Person" model, strip away the undersuit, and (for now) make the forearms, and handplates into something 3d printable. My problem is I have not a single clue on how to add wall thickness to a complex model that doesn't have it. Believe me, I've looked up how and tried, but I cannot for the life of me do it properly. Screen Shot 2019-01-11 at 9.52.37 PM.png

    Small Update on the helmet:
    Bought some 1" split wooden maple balls on amazon to replace the low poly ones on the cheeks. They fit perfectly. Got the idea from impact props' build.
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