BLOXX3R’s Spartan-III build, 3D Printed

Bloxx3r

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Just curious, are other options for finishing the foam stuff other than vinyl? I’ve heard of some people using plastidip? Does that usually work well?
 

Bloxx3r

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Also, Rock Lobbster I know your build is foam so I assume you built the chest/gasket as one piece, but do you know how I could separate the gasket from the armor, and only print the templates for the gasket?
 

Rock Lobbster

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Also, Rock Lobbster I know your build is foam so I assume you built the chest/gasket as one piece, but do you know how I could separate the gasket from the armor, and only print the templates for the gasket?
If you take the gasket components from the model and drag the rest of the chest off the page you'll only get the gaskets! When I'm home from work at the end of the day I can get a file for you.
 

Rock Lobbster

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Just curious, are other options for finishing the foam stuff other than vinyl? I’ve heard of some people using plastidip? Does that usually work well?
My current build just has plastidip, I found out about the vinyl undersuit hack afterwards lol
 

marinesniper

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Hey there everyone! I think it’s time that I finally post my own progress over here. I’m currently working on my own custom Spartan-III armor from Reach. I’ll attach a picture that I’m using for reference for my final product. I’ve made some significant progress so far, and have completed printing the following:

- Mark V helmet w/ CNM module
- Complete left arm w/ Mark V shoulder and UGPS forearm
- Right arm w/ FJ Para shoulder (might swap to Mark V, would love to make the shoulders modular if I could figure out a way to do that)
- Chest armor, no attachments yet

I’ve also printed a M6G model from Thingiverse, and a combat knife that came from my armor files. All of my files I purchased from NerdForgeDesign, and I couldn’t be happier with how they’ve come out so far! I’ll be updating this thread occasionally with any progress I’ve made! Also any questions or feedback that any of you have would be greatly appreciated, as this is my first time building a full-on suit of armor like this. View attachment 313268
Looks great so far can't wait to see it done
 

Bloxx3r

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If you take the gasket components from the model and drag the rest of the chest off the page you'll only get the gaskets! When I'm home from work at the end of the day I can get a file for you.
Any chance you’d be willing to send me an abwrap file as well? I can’t seem to find one anywhere.
 

Rock Lobbster

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Any chance you’d be willing to send me an abwrap file as well? I can’t seem to find one anywhere.
One abwrap and shoulder gasket for you! The shoulder gasket will still be the full chest file but the only parts on the actual 2d scape are for the shoulder component.
 

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L337 H473R

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Hello again! Been awhile yet again haha. I was looking back at some photos, and I noticed that my chest armor looked a little large. So took a few new ones to try to get some better angles (emphasis on tried), and I’d like to hear some opinions. Is my chest armor large and in need of a reprint, or am I just going crazy?

Edit: I feel like the thighs are a little small as well. Again though, I might just be way too OCD lol
This came together really well, I agree that for those chest pieces that wrap around the body being Eva foam would be a great idea and way more comfortable!
 

Bloxx3r

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Been experiencing my first con crunch! I’ve got about 18 days until my local comic con and there’s still so much to do. I’ve been sanding/priming/painting whenever I get the chance, but time to work on the suit has been real scarce. I’ve got the belt, my legs, and some accessories for the tactical/patrol chest to sand, and my helmet needs yet another paint attempt. If all that gets done soon I’ll be able to work on those foam bits, and I had a really good idea for the back of the abwrap (or at least I think so lol).
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I found these files for the “spine” on thingiverse with @MoeSizzlac’s Noble 6 files, and I think they’ll be a perfect fit! Fingers crossed I’ll be able to get it all done by the 8th!
 
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Bloxx3r

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Getting super close! Two more days until comic-con, and still a lot of work to do, but I think I’ll manage.
 

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DeltaAlphaZulu

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Just curious, are other options for finishing the foam stuff other than vinyl? I’ve heard of some people using plastidip? Does that usually work well?
Your suit is looking great! I am probably too late to be really helpful on this, but another way of finishing foam aside from plastidip is Valspar Duramax. It's an exterior house paint. It's more useful in foam smithing when your sealing large amounts of foam, but the plus side is you can get it in pretty much any color you want. When I tested it on foam it seemed to hold to the foam and not wrinkle as much as plastidip did after flexing.
 

Bloxx3r

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Instagram saw it first, but deadlines were met and the suit is “complete!” I’ve got some more details that I plan to add in the future like more weathering, electronics, etc. as well as figure out how to keep some parts from falling off, but for now I’ve gotta put it on hold until I catch up on some homework! Comic con was an absolute blast, and I can’t wait for another one!
 

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DeltaAlphaZulu

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Instagram saw it first, but deadlines were met and the suit is “complete!” I’ve got some more details that I plan to add in the future like more weathering, electronics, etc. as well as figure out how to keep some parts from falling off, but for now I’ve gotta put it on hold until I catch up on some homework! Comic con was an absolute blast, and I can’t wait for another one!
Looks great!
 

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