actually this is what I have built so far
What? I’m not giving up on foam, I love foam. It’s what I’ll be remaking some of my pieces out of. I don’t know where you got that notion from.
Dude that's looking freakin awesome. well done!!It's been a year in the making, but I am FINALLY 99% finished. The only thing left to do is put the visor into the helmet and pad it so it can actually be worn. Hope it looks good, tell me all what you think please!
Yeah I know that casts are the way to go. It just feels like cheating. Like I would feel bad wearing it if I didn't make it myself. I will probably still buy a cast helmet some day though.I think that your suit looks incredible. It just needs some color and a few details added that you could easily do with foamier. Painting and weathering is my speciality so I will help you. Also if you can afford it, look up noble 6 helmet on Etsy by Jim McCrea. He makes a cast of the helmet and in my opinion there will never be one as good and as accurate as that.
Yeah I know that casts are the way to go. It just feels like cheating. Like I would feel bad wearing it if I didn't make it myself. I will probably still buy a cast helmet some day though.
My painting and weathering skills are very basic. As you see here I did several coats of a dark grey, and attempted to shade the darker areas, thought it is difficult to see because the armor is already do dark. Then I added a bunch of scratches for wear and tear.
So have you built any of your suit or is it all cast?I can definitely understand the viewpoint of feeling like a Cast could be cheating. I guess when I was building my noble 6 suit I wanted it to look the absolute best it could. And his noble 6 cast is flawless. There’s just nothing anyone could do to make one better. As for the painting goes....
im Going to explain this further in a tutorial I’m making for painting but the colors you choose are everything! People don’t realize the importance of color and how they effect one another. I think grey is a great base, but you need a light color to offset it. You need different types of dark and light dirt pigment to differentiate grime from settled dirt/sand. Here is an example of a anvil grey suit I am painting for my brother. The accents are a light cement grey that I painted in latex paint so that i could chip off some when dried with a penny. Here are the results after SPONGING brushed aluminum paint on the armor instead of dry brushing. As well as mud and wrought iron for weathering. These methods combined On your suit would make a world of a difference