Foam Baby's first Spartan

James

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Haven't done much in the way of armor this week, so I thought I'd share a weapon update.

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Glued everything, then realized I messed up a piece (the white circle on the flashlight) on both sides. Reprinted and glued.
Sand and prime and sand and prime etc etc....

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First few coats of paint and I'm pretty happy with how it looks so far. Probably at least one more coat then needs some spot touches before doing accents/highlights, weathering etc.
 

MoeSizzlac

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Haven't done much in the way of armor this week, so I thought I'd share a weapon update.

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Glued everything, then realized I messed up a piece (the white circle on the flashlight) on both sides. Reprinted and glued.
Sand and prime and sand and prime etc etc....

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First few coats of paint and I'm pretty happy with how it looks so far. Probably at least one more coat then needs some spot touches before doing accents/highlights, weathering etc.
What did you end up resizing the flashlight at?
 

James

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What did you end up resizing the flashlight at?
Looks like 114% in Cura. I'll double check the measurements when I get home.
It was still really tight on the rail, really had to push it but it didn't crack this time so I call it a win. Also, no glue needed haha.
 

MoeSizzlac

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Looks like 114% in Cura. I'll double check the measurements when I get home.
It was still really tight on the rail, really had to push it but it didn't crack this time so I call it a win. Also, no glue needed haha.
Thanks. I took another look at it again and I think you are right, it was too tight. I adjusted the rails on the model so that it slides with some clearance...maybe a quarter mm. V2 is up on thingiverse.

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James

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Thanks guys! I'm pretty happy with it.
It is all because of your awesome model Moe.
Once I get the helmet you made for me printed (thanks again btw) I'll be sure to post them up
 

James

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Here's a shot of the DMR I'm building too. Did it at 80% so it's more me sized and not 7ft Spartan size. Only down side is the trigger placement is a bit awkward but hey, proper trigger discipline means I won't really have my finger on it anyway.

I made a BR not too long ago at full size and it's huge... I'll post a picture of it later.

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xXDashIVXx

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Here's a shot of the DMR I'm building too. Did it at 80% so it's more me sized and not 7ft Spartan size. Only down side is the trigger placement is a bit awkward but hey, proper trigger discipline means I won't really have my finger on it anyway.

I made a BR not too long ago at full size and it's huge... I'll post a picture of it later.

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Awesome. Since I just printed the same thing, I am going to ask how you are gluing it together. I printed it out in the 26 pre sliced peices, and on some of them, the quick weld kept breaking off. I think if I sand it down and reapply it should be fine, bit I would like to hear your process
 

James

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Awesome. Since I just printed the same thing, I am going to ask how you are gluing it together. I printed it out in the 26 pre sliced peices, and on some of them, the quick weld kept breaking off. I think if I sand it down and reapply it should be fine, bit I would like to hear your process
So far I've just been using crazy glue with a spray activator. My typical process for 3D printed stuff is that (sometimes with a 3D pen to weld) and then milliput on seams. Sand that down nicely and then with the filler-primer those seams can be practically invisible after painting.


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James

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Unfortunately, still no updates on armor progress. But I have been working on weapons.
For the pistol, I've added some red highlights to the flashlight/laser (depending on what reference photo you use). Now I just need to go buy some gunmetal grey or something for the rest and clear coat. I'm really happy with how this turned out.
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The DMR is finished and assembled. I printed it at 80% though so I won't look tiny holding it. Here is a size comparison to the BR I printed (poorly) a little while ago. It's sanding and filling process has already started. But I need more milliput and probably more filler-primer before I start the DMR.

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I'm thinking I'll go with the silencer attachment (haven't attached it yet, that's why it looks wrong):

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And then the scope....
I printed the default scope but then felt it might be too bulky.
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So I printed the "Sentinel" scope.
I did have problems with the file. That one and the "Longshot" kept slicing with missing layers and errors. It was pretty annoying. Eventually got it to work after mucking around with it in Meshmixer.

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Anyway, that's all for now.
I do have one forearm printed that I'm starting to sand, but it has a significant layer shift in it so I want to make sure I can make it look good before posting about it.
 

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xXDashIVXx

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Unfortunately, still no updates on armor progress. But I have been working on weapons.
For the pistol, I've added some red highlights to the flashlight/laser (depending on what reference photo you use). Now I just need to go buy some gunmetal grey or something for the rest and clear coat. I'm really happy with how this turned out.
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The DMR is finished and assembled. I printed it at 80% though so I won't look tiny holding it. Here is a size comparison to the BR I printed (poorly) a little while ago. It's sanding and filling process has already started. But I need more milliput and probably more filler-primer before I start the DMR.

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I'm thinking I'll go with the silencer attachment (haven't attached it yet, that's why it looks wrong):

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And then the scope....
I printed the default scope but then felt it might be too bulky.
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So I printed the "Sentinel" scope.
I did have problems with the file. That one and the "Longshot" kept slicing with missing layers and errors. It was pretty annoying. Eventually got it to work after mucking around with it in Meshmixer.

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Anyway, that's all for now.
I do have one forearm printed that I'm starting to sand, but it has a significant layer shift in it so I want to make sure I can make it look good before posting about it.
That looks great. I also think the default scope looks too clunky, and I went with the clasic recon scope (which also had really bad print problems with missing layers). How does your scope attatch to the rails? Recon wont slide on and I dont know if I should just lop off the rails on the bottom of the scope or try a different approach
 

James

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That looks great. I also think the default scope looks too clunky, and I went with the clasic recon scope (which also had really bad print problems with missing layers). How does your scope attatch to the rails? Recon wont slide on and I dont know if I should just lop off the rails on the bottom of the scope or try a different approach
The sentinel scope has a flat bottom "inside" the rail clamp, so I was going to just glue it there. But I'm also considering attaching a magnet to the rail on the rifle and the bottom of the scopes so I can print them all and swap out whenever I want.
Might try that for the barrel attachments too but I'm not sure how I would make that work. Might just stick with the silencer
 

James

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Finally got back to armor building this weekend. So here are some updates.

Finished the chest piece:
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Then yesterday finished covering seams with craft foam and adding the particular chest details from the variant I'm using. Not the best at it, but I think it looks okay. Ignore the gross looking spray glue splatter.

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I didn't do any craft foam on the tops of the shoulders because I figure that's going to be covered with fabric anyway.

Tonight....PAINT

Also....he's some sizing reference of me wearing it.

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James

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Alright, back to some armor stuff!

I sat down and finished one ODST shoulder. Paint and all.
Started with blue base coat, then taped it off to do some yellow accents.

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Removed some of the tape, added red accents at the top:

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Gave it a light dusting, trying to match this reference....
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Then added some black accents:

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All in all, I'm pretty happy with it.
 

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James

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Day 2 of the long weekend I got back to the chest piece. Plastidip base first:

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Left to dry hanging on SpartanProps car....

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Then after a few reglues....PAINT

I forgot to get a good photo of it when it was all blue, but after that, I threw it in a bag and taped it off to do the yellow sides:


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All painted!

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Made a new friend....he tried it on with SpartanProps helmet.

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Got hungry so we went for food. Cool guy, wants to star in Broadway's Pinocchio.

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I think he just wants clothes...
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