Back in the saddle - foam armour for my kids

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by Jme, May 4, 2017.

  1. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    twins?
     
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  2. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    sigh... everyone here is all fancy pants with family crests now.
    I feel left out.

    Jme Sweet, Mando battle armour. The Jawas look great, how did your get the lights to float in place like that?
     
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  3. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

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    I could't help myself again....it just fits to dam good.
     
  4. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    yeah.... I guess I'm a sucker for making myself open for this. lol.
     
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  5. Jme

    Jme

    Nope, three years apart.

    I am 6 feet tall, my wife is 4 feet 11 and 1/2 inches (that 1/2 is apparently VERY important).

    The eldest daughter got my wife's height, the younger got mine, so they just about even out.

    Everyone thinks they are twins though.
     
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  6. Jme

    Jme

    It's actually very easy.

    I bought cheap Halloween hockey masks at my favourite place (Dollarama).

    Then you cover the eye holes with a black lace fabric that you can see through and the rest of the mask with a solid black fabric. To make the eyes you get two of those plastic thingys that toys come in from gum-ball machines. You sand the inside of the dome part and then paint it orange. Then you wire a mini-led to the bottom part and affix the whole thing to the mask just under the eye slots (running the wires under the black fabric). The kids can see out the eye holes of the hockey mask but because of the black fabric covering their eyes and the light just bellow them, you can't see their eyes. I made the inside of the cowl black to help with the effect..

    If you look really closely at the picture, you can see their eyes just above the lights.
     
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  7. Jme

    Jme

    Wiring helmet fans

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    Two sets done and ready to be glued in.

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  8. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    Wow. That looks like a lot of work.
    What the heck happened to your cutting mat??
     
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  9. Jme

    Jme

    Not much work at all actually. Just a little soldering.

    The cutting mat is all messed up with dried glue and assorted crap.

    Almost time for a new one.
     
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  10. Jme

    Jme

    Final test fit.

    All is good except that I need to attach the thigh to the shin so that the shin doesn’t fall down

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  11. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    The girls look like they are ready to kick some serious Covie butt.
     
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  12. Jme

    Jme

    Hoorah!
     
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  13. Jme

    Jme

    I got the paint job on my rifle finished.

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  14. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Jme, just about done man.........everything looks great......very jelly of the rifle.
     
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  15. Jme

    Jme

    Thanks man.

    Love that rifle, Kaween did an amazing job with it.
     
  16. Jme

    Jme

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    Happy Halloween everyone!
     
  17. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    Congrats. They came out awesome
     
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  18. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    GREAT JOB Jme!!! But where is your suit? Mr. Fireteam leader..........
     
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  19. Jme

    Jme

    That was taken of them at school, my suit was with me at work!

    I will get some shots of all of us together....soon....
     
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  20. Joffersmk2

    Joffersmk2

    Green spartan has got some serious hero poses sorted there! Insirational! You have your own cast for a live action short now...haha!

    Amazing job.
     
  21. Jme

    Jme

    Haha, she does indeed!

    Thanks!
     
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  22. Schankerz

    Schankerz

    Sorry I'm a tad late buuuuut WOOOO awesome work Jme!! They may be hidden but I bet there's faces of pure joy and pride in their fathers excellent craftsmanship behind those helmets! bravo good sir, bravo. Also that AR paint job is amaaaaazing, I absolutly love it!
     
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