Achilles/ mark IV gen 1 build

SPARTAN1803

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Thanks guys! Not that I know of, I've pulled everything I'm using from the armory here. I've got the MK IV gen I shoulder bondo'ed but I'm gonna wait till I sand it to post any pics
 

SPARTAN1803

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Well I'm finally pleased with how it the shoulder has turned out.

First layer I used way too much!!!
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After I sanded it down I marked out remaining imperfections (most of which I caused)
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After learning less is more the second layer looked a lot better. I sanded it down and then a good once over with high grit sand paper.
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I have some lighting plans involving a few needler shards. Just need to decide how I want to do it. Any tips would be much appreciated!!! I'm thinking hot glue sticks for the needler shards
 

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SPARTAN1803

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Well I've got most of the security shoulder done. First foam armor piece I've done. I think it turned out pretty good. Gotta get it shaped a little better and add a few of the smaller pieces. Not sure how I'll fasten this to the rest of the armor though. Gonna be a while before I do anything else. I'm gonna be gone the next week playing paintball!

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SPARTAN1803

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That's what I was thinking, I was gonna take some reference pics on halo 5 in machinima mode but I don't have the armor lol!
 

SPARTAN1803

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Been a while since I've posted anything on this. Ive got the cod piece done and started hardening the chest.

I have to make some extensions to fit the waist and glue it all to nylon strapping.
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So far this is all I have done for the bicep. Chose the lowest detailed piece to size test
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And got the front on the chest hardened. I'll probably harden the shoulders tonight.
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Thanks all for now guys. I'll do an update once I have both biceps done!
 

SPARTAN1803

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Well I got both biceps done
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The chest is resined, I just have to get the brackets under the arms
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And I got some lights in the mail!!! The first two I got BOTH had shorts in the half way through but these look great!!
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I'm planning on installing them like so...
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Other then that I'm currently on a stand still. I printed the forearms but the were a bit too small. Went to reprint and my printer is printing black on the whole sheet. Gotta try a few things to trouble shoot it but will most likely buy a new one, so that gives me time to harden the parts I have and bondo them. I'll be doing the legs in foam so if all goes well this costume will be done by September!!!
 

SPARTAN1803

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Neat idea, looks cool ...... are those needles from etsy?
Yeah. I ran into a guy on Facebook that 3D printer them for the needler nerf gun and he had some spares left over. While I was deciding which armor I wanted to make the idea popped in my head because of all the open space on this shoulder, but I didn't know what I was gonna make the needles out of ( was thinking hot glue sticks). I was going through the halo props page and saw that a guy was like minded and used these on a helmet and found the guy who made the needles through him
 

SPARTAN1803

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Well I haven't touched this project in over a month so I decided it's time to get back at it. Starting to cut out the thighs, got the chest and arms glasses and on to the bondo. Think I've come a long way since bondoing the shoulder!!!
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