Building my First Armor in 16 weeks

BlindValkyrie

New Member
Hello I'm new to posting but I've been lurking for a few years now. The HCS "Halo Fest" was announced recently and I have about 16 weeks if I want to finish in time. I did technically Start in May but had to put it on hold for a month. I currently have the helmet fully printed and temporarily assembled with super glue.

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It was printed in 8 parts and each was about 9 hours long. only had one failure due to Feline interference
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little brat somehow pulled the nozzle sock off without causing the print to completely fail. but I still had to reprint the left jaw piece

Here's my Reach Spartan for reference
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My nest step is to try plastic welding for the first time and hope I don't ruin my Friends soldering iron.
 
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Hibiki

Member
Hello I'm new to posting but I've been lurking for a few years now. The HCS "Halo Fest" was announced recently and I have about 16 weeks if I want to finish in time. I did technically Start in May but had to put it on hold for a month. I currently have the helmet fully printed and temporarily assembled with super glue.

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It was printed in 8 parts and each was about 9 hours long. only had one failure due to Feline interference
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little brat somehow pulled the nozzle sock off without causing the print to completely fail. but I still had to reprint the left jaw piece

Here's my Reach Spartan for reference
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My nest step is to try plastic welding for the first time and hope I don't ruin my Friends soldering iron.
looks good :) I've found that if you have little gaps where the printing got messed up sometimes you can fill them with some sort of plastic fill that you're able to sand down after it dries.
 

BlindValkyrie

New Member
looks good :) I've found that if you have little gaps where the printing got messed up sometimes you can fill them with some sort of plastic fill that you're able to sand down after it dries.
Thanks, and I would have tried if the piece wasn't so warped beyond saving, whole left side would have looked melted lol
 

GrmblBACHx

Jr Member
Great helmet. I re ommend wat hinge a YouTube video by Frankly Built that covers plastic welding. Helmet looks great! Can't wait to see the rest of the armor. Are you going to have a bionic arm too? Just kidding. Good luck spartan!
 

SSGLordErne

Jr Member
Helmet looks good. I did find that a flat tip on a soldering iron works great for cleaning up 3d prints. Along with welding. I'm sure there's other options but I found that did work
 

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