3D Printed MK VI Master Chief

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  1. JGPenland

    JGPenland New Member

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    I’ve started building my dream costume.
    I started attempting to build it 10 years ago with pep,
    but now I am goin to 3D print it. I have 6 printers, and most of the armor parts will be able to be printed in single parts (except for chest and cod)
    Helmet is being printed right now.
    Printing Moesizzlacs armor file

     
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  2. xXDashIVXx

    xXDashIVXx Active Member

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    6 printers!?!? You could get this done in no time! I wish I had one!
     
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  3. Sean Anwalt

    Sean Anwalt RCO 405th Regiment Officer

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    Not sure how the whole 3d thing works. But it looks like the fit of your armor is perfect to your torso, which is actually going to cause problems. I'd suggest making it 1" too big, at least, to allow for foam padding and wires and goodies. Otherwise it can rest awkwardly and begin to cause pain at pressure points

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    VERITAS, AEQUITAS?
     
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  4. NEMES1S

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    I agree 6 printers is a whole new level. I'd like get one, one day. Been dabbling into getting bits printed that aren't practical to pep or just to save time. I'm keen to see this finished
     
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  5. Brandon Lanning

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    That is a bit much and rather costly. I'd rather get a larger printer build area and have the printer not be limited by the build area...possibly could have it print multiple peices on the same printer depending on their sizes. I'm currently looking at getting a creality cr10s4 but I'm not sure what the opinion of this community is on that specific printer. If anyone has an opinion or preference for their 3d printer, feel free to share it and why. Thanks
     
  6. JGPenland

    JGPenland New Member

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    AED2E43D-23B6-4C85-950B-2446F609C5CA.jpeg BD6F9355-DA51-4926-A416-636723B6FDF3.jpeg I increased the scale of the torso as suggested.
    I’m currently printing the helmet. Arms are also done
     
  7. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives RXO & Keeper of Con Lists 405th Regiment Officer Community Staff

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    That is one big * printer!!!! Looks great.
     
  8. xXDashIVXx

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    And you have 6!?!?
     
  9. Brandon Lanning

    Brandon Lanning New Member

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    Look like a build area of at least 500mm...a monster of a printer. Not sure what brand but it looks like a cr10s5 or something similar
     
  10. JGPenland

    JGPenland New Member

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    It’s a cr-10 s4, 400mm print area, 4 of my other printers have a print area of 10x9x8”, and my 6th is a delta style printer for printing my really big stuff, prints 280mm(cylinder)x600mm
     
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  11. Harri51

    Harri51 Well-Known Member

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    I want all that in my house. lmao. But the prints look smooth to start. What filament or settings are you using to make it that clean looking?
     
  12. JGPenland

    JGPenland New Member

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    Yup! Still need to meet Norman Reedus ;-)
     

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  13. Brandon Lanning

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    Jesus, I'd have to have a storage shed/house addition just to fit those mechanical beasts....much less find the money to buy them all. I'm going to be getting the s4 or s5 in the next few months to begin mine but its gonna take me a lot longer to build. Not sure if building it with 3d printers is cheaper or more durable than eva foam but I'll have to experiment a little. What plastic are you using in your prints? I've seen people use pla but with open face printers like that, I've run into some warping and base separation issues
     
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  14. JGPenland

    JGPenland New Member

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    I’m using PLA at .2mm layer height at 210c

    It’s not cheaper, it is more durable, but not as comfortable as eva builds. I just like the look of 3D printed armor over Eva. I have an Eva ODST.
    I use PLA for most of my prints.
     
  15. Brandon Lanning

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    I think id sacrifice the comfortability of the armor a little for a more automated production cause I dont trust my handiwork. Maybe with enough padding and design modifications, I wont have to sacrifice anything but I'm extremely new to this even though I've been a very large halo fan for years, just never had the opportunity to do any of this. Thinking about either making my own fred 104 suit (he most aligns to my personality) or getting one commissioned since I dont have the resources or experience right now
     
  16. Sean Anwalt

    Sean Anwalt RCO 405th Regiment Officer

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    Dude, that's sick. I'm jealous.
     
  17. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO & BCO 405th Regiment Officer Community Staff

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    The printing process is slower overall but having the ability to set a part going and forget about it for a day is nice. One major consideration you need to take is that there is many times more pepakura and foam files than there is 3D files readily available so if you want a more obscure armour piece you're going to have to "get good" at 3D design.

    I'm currently past the halfway point of a fully printed suit and I'm uncertain if the pros outweigh the cons on a fully printed suit over a hybrid of materials.
     
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  18. Brandon Lanning

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    That's a valid point. I like how the 3d print looks compared to foam and have decent cad file and other 3d manipulation skills but I do agree with you. I've just never messed with the foam before and dont want to end up constantly redoing stuff and spending thousands to create my ideal suit. Money is a limited resource and I feel like I'd screw up a lot
     
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  19. TurboCharizard

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    Overall I'd argue that a 3D printed suit costs more in the long run. All said and done Spartan Daisy-023 base materials of PLA+ total ~$200CAD and Spartan-068 are about ~$80CAD in foam and $40CAD in PLA+. The major cost sunk into a suit is time ultimately, cosplay materials aren't super expensive.
     
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  20. JGPenland

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    DAA9D5D8-F811-4073-904E-60D6F6BD5C34.jpeg Visor just arrived, I hope it fits. Got a “b cast” visor on Etsy from branfuhr studios, to check scale, if it fits, I’ll order a nice visor from him.
    Helmet is currently 60 hours in, and at 50% completion.
     
  21. xXDashIVXx

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    0.o now THAT is a long time...
     
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  22. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives RXO & Keeper of Con Lists 405th Regiment Officer Community Staff

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    But keep in mind........60 hrs is only 2 1/2 days......that isn't a long time at all....If you were Peping it, it would take even longer.
     
  23. MoeSizzlac

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    I love seeing another take on the print. Hope yours goes as smoothly as mine did!

    I know some people are commenting on how large the forearm is currently. For those that may want a smaller forearm but are concerned about getting your hand through, I cut out a piece (very finely) off of the forearm and reattached it using Stretchrite and hot glue. This will allow the armor to flex for you in other spots too like the shin armor. Try getting the heel of your foot through a correctly sized shin and it's a pain without the Stretchrite relief put in.

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  24. MIMMan12

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    I just started my print build as well, but I only have 1 printer. Based on your pics I assume one of your printers is a CR-10s, correct? Is that the 4 or the 5?
     
  25. JGPenland

    JGPenland New Member

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    Yep I have 1 cr-10 s4, 4 Robo 4d r1+ and a delta,he3d k280.

    Helmet 1.0 is done. The visor is just a hair too small, so I may print a new one 2% smaller. And make a visor for this one.
     
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