I just sprayed some Italian Olive COLORMAXX and it’s already much darker lol. Weird.Your 3D prints are coming out really nice! Like I2aMpAnT was saying, doing a black base coat will darken the Italian olive. I used Rustoleum Oregano for my Mark VI and it didn't completely pop out until I did a black wash, brown wash and other things to add grime and depth to my armor. Use a scrap piece to test out how you want your armor to look.
That is amazing you can do that, but I would be terrified of doing a print that big for so long incase something happens. Sure you could stop it in the failed place and print the remaining section separately, but mentally I think I would have to slice it :bI am planning on buying an airbrush to try and learn a new skill. I am not the greatest painter, but I plan on doing some dry brushing along with washes also.
Started my chest armor last night, estimated at (spartan) 117 hours. After that, all I have left are my thighs, which I will start on my other printer.
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Picked up the fabric for my undersuit, yaya Han scuba hex from Joann’s. I had been waiting for it to stop being on sale for 9.99$ and go back to 14.99 a yard, so I could use a 50% off coupon ;-)
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Yeah it’s definitely stressful, but I’ve put these printers thru non stop 3 and 4 day prints, making rocketpack parts. Once it gets going the only main reason I ever get failed prints are filament feed issues.That is amazing you can do that, but I would be terrified of doing a print that big for so long incase something happens. Sure you could stop it in the failed place and print the remaining section separately, but mentally I think I would have to slice it :b
Wow. I definatly need a bigger and better printer. You cranked this out in no time!Suit is done printing. I’ve started making the weaponry, MA5C and an energy sword, using Moesizzlacs file.
Been working on the strapping system and sanding armor. Can’t wait to do my first suit up!
Hoping my undersuit is done by this weekend.
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Also interested in the material used for the boot. Drain pipe looks good but I wonder if you can heat it up at all to loosen it up.Everything is finished printing, sword and MA5C added to my ever expanding sanding and painting list.
what does everyone use for the black segment of the boots? I tried using a 4” drain pipe, but is too stiff, probably going to 3D print and then cast that section in rubber. View attachment 277463 View attachment 277464 View attachment 277465
Doubt it, I used a heat gun to form it in place, and it firms right back up once it cools.Also interested in the material used for the boot. Drain pipe looks good but I wonder if you can heat it up at all to loosen it up.
Thanks!! Excited to hear about what he used.