Props BR55 foam build

marscreature

New Member
Doing my 1st weapon build and I chose the BR55 because I love Halo 2 and I already have the Boomco MA5.
Started with Wizard of Flight's H3 Battle Rifle blueprint, then scaled it so I could print it full size.
Cut it out then traced and cut it out of the foam.
Planning on using 1/2" PVC for the barrel and a nerf gun scope.
I will be putting a sheet of metal in between 2 foam layers to make it more rigid and hopefully magnetic enough to hold to the magnets I will be putting in my back armor.

Still debating on what to do for a coating before painting. Thoughts:
A. couple coats of elmers glue to keep it easy
B. 1 layer fiberglass mesh and resin on most and resin over all
C. thick layer of Duraglass fiberglass filler
Edit (9-11-18): probably going to just use plastidip
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marscreature

New Member
should be getting electronics and materials within a week for a static led ammo counter display and an audio module.
Converted and trimmed a BR55 3 round burst mp3.
Attached: Entire halo 2 br55 noise mp3 and a trimmed mp3 of single burst.
 

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marscreature

New Member
Added the metal to give it some backbone.
Barrel is 1/4" Sch 80 Gray PVC
may be a while to finish because I used my electronics for my boomco ma5 waiting for more.
going to glue these 2 together, cut out areas for the ammo counter light and sound module.

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Lieutenant Jaku

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Added the metal to give it some backbone.
Barrel is 1/4" Sch 80 Gray PVC
may be a while to finish because I used my electronics for my boomco ma5 waiting for more.
going to glue these 2 together, cut out areas for the ammo counter light and sound module.

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Dude, you have a serious case of torn edges. sharpening your blade would help alot with this.
also dont move in a sawing motion, move in one continuous pass for an edge and then go back over it again till you get through the foam.
other than that it looks awesome
 

TurboCharizard

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The torn edges you do have can be fixed. If you have a dremmel, use it to sand smooth. If not, then some elbow grease and a sanding block will have to do.
Worst case, bust out foam clay or foam putty to fill any gaps that are left after sanding surfaces smooth!
 
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