Looks awesome trooper! keep up the good work!
Yeah, you're right. It simply was poor quality. I didn't contact the seller because I already asked for a quicker delivery (deadline was approaching) so I felt like it was rude. Worst 50 bucks I spent tho. Oh well..
Thank you!!!Awesome to see more 3D printed armor. Looking great so far!
I'm 1.85 meters. Almost all armor is scaled for my height, with exception for the entire legs and the torso.What sizing did you use? (plus your build if possible) I want to print a set but not sure about standard armor to body sizing. ( pieces import into my slicer unsized XD)
Not available without extremely large shipping costs where I live. I scouted almost every shop.Hey for vacuum forming have you tried using PETG instead of acrylic? That stuff should work out better.
You're right! The life action trailer uses slightly different armor than the game. I decided to use the game's version because those files were more readily available and I loved playing ODST, not watching it I also think the game version is slightly cooler.That is looking awesome An ODST is on my To Do List and while the weapons and helmet were to be 3D printed, the rest would be foam. I'm now reconsidering
Looking at some game screenshots as well as the Weta live action adaptation, I actually think the lower leg armour is 2 pieces, as there are some clips and straps. I just can't clearly see or identify where the 2 pieces start and end. Certainly something I'll try to investigate before I begin my build
I have also found "spot putty" very effective in helping me to smooth out things. Easily sandable and smooth too.
Hope you found a good visor solution in time!
Thank you! Came pack hiding is extremely duable. I wanted to put in some water bottles that my friends could hand me in case I’d almost die, but a camel pack is even better. I’ll make a version with a hole for the camel pack as wellThat backpack is looking awesome. I don't see many ODSTs with backpacks so I was considering one for the future too. One that I can put stuff in would be awesome, even if I won't be able to reach the backpack myself Maybe I can hide a Camel Pak in it ^_^
Spot putty isn't terribly cheap here either (Australia), about $14AUD for 2x30ml tubes. But used sparingly for small holes and scratches, it can go a long way. For big holes it's a job for automotive filler/Bondo. So: Bondo, spot putty, filler primer, and lots and lots of sanding.
The thing about epoxy smoothers is it can soften edges that you might want to keep sharp. Or possibly fill in cracks and grooves you would rather remain unfilled. But as you say, quicker than endless sanding and coats of filler primer.
I've started experimenting with PETG filament instead of my usual PLA. It's more sandable than PLA. My ODST helmet is about 80% printed. Hope it fits
Keen to see how your shins come out after the epoxy coat.
That’s very nice of you . I’d love to see your thread and I’d love to hear from your findings as well! Furthermore, every mistake we make will prevent the mistake for someone elseI am just now starting this as well, and let me say, I want to worship the ground you walk on right now. Finding the files to print has been a pain in the butt. I'm taking a lot of notes from your progress, I'll make a separate thread when I have some work completed. Maybe we can swap notes afterwards!
You're right! I think (at least for the forearms) it's more so because the armor pieces are vac-formed though. You can see this in the making of video they posted. For the shins that's actually a good idea, it's similar to what I did for my older shins. These ones fit through so there's no need anymore
Thank you!Cool bananas
Are your stickers clear coated in anything or just stuck on the top?
Is wall filler that white chalky stuff that's super easy to sand? I used that for some pieces in the past but was selective due to it's softness, but I guess adding epoxy over the top adds the strength.
I've been using bicarb of soda as a super glue accelerant for my 3D printed ODST helmet pieces. Sets rock hard and seems to have no trouble bonding PETG (I heard it was difficult to glue inc with super glue or expoxy). I've been using it as a gap filler too (mainly on the glued edges I wanted to reinforce) - pack the gap with bicarb, add a drop of super glue which soaks right in. Because it sets so hard I wear out my rotary sanding drums. Using a rotary on this stuff also releases the superglue vapour that'll sting your eyes, so recommend respirator, glasses or googles, and a fan with open window. I'll probably stick to spot putty for the other things I want to fill in.
I need to think about helmet cooling too and think will go down the "blower" fan style like you did. I know of an ODST who cut some subtle vents in the back of their helmet (picture 3 here - Praetorian Fabrications on Instagram: “I've been slowly weathering this helmet. But I might go back give it a black wash and re-applying the metallic accents. . . . . #haloodst…”).
The sound insulation foam idea seems cool - does it allow for airflow over your head?
Thank you! Most of the files I've actually made 3d printable and smoothed myselfI just have to say that you compiling all the parts for download on one post has been a god send. I tried to go the pepakura route for my armor but it didn't turn out right. Bought a 3D printer and have been looking for some of these files for a while now. You are the best.
Thank you! The suit is finished now, and I went on FACTS with it as well! The last progress post will follow shortlyThis entire build thread is great, however the original design of the backpack is pretty cool! Keep it up, we'll all be watching.