ChefBZD's foam Master Chief WIP (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by BMP Props, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. BMP Props

    BMP Props

    ***UPDATE: THIS SUIT IS NOW FOR SALE IN THE MARKTPLACE***


    HERE WE GO! For my second suit, I am doing an H4 (5?) Master Chief. I have had a lot of fun with my Reach armor but I'm ready to kick it up a notch. My goal this time: Complete in time for MegaCon, which I missed last year. I bought myself a silhouette cameo machine, and after playing with it this morning I find myself asking, "How the heck did I do this before the cameo?!". Seriously, if you are serious about armoring, and can afford to splurge a little...buy a cameo. It will literally cut your build time in half, not to mention your stencils will be perfect every time. I found a starter bundle on Amazon, which includes the machine, two blades, two cutting mats, and a bunch of other stuff for $229...a great deal considering the machine itself is usually $270-300.

    I will post a list of all files I will be using, and will photo document the entire process.

    Let's begin...
    Just cut the stencils for the biceps, forearms, and shoulders (which took all of 8-10 minutes with the cameo, by the way...seriously, this thing is AWESOME.). I plan on having these built by monday night. Progress pics soon...
     
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  2. BMP Props

    BMP Props

    As with the Reach Armor, i am using three thicknesses of foam: 1/2" EVA foam, 6mm craft foam, and 2mm craft foam. This makes details a lot easier and sharper, as small parts are much easier to cut from smaller foam.
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    Also, I use X-acto Z series blades, they seem to last longer than regular x-acto blades, they are less than $1 more than the other ones...
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    a little bit o progress...started a bicep...
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    annnnnd the cameo at work :)
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    thats all for now...
     

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  3. kaufmanp92eb

    kaufmanp92eb Jr Member

    Very nice. I have been looking at the cameo. Glad to see it really works that good.
     
  4. BMP Props

    BMP Props

    Got a lot done today, nothing picture worthy though, just prep stuff. Got everything scaled to fit me and let my sweet little robot friend cut the stencils for the boots, shins, knees, forearms, and shoulders. I have a feeling this helmet's gonna be tough to build from foam...currently unfolding it for foam use. Yikes...

    Also, I bought myself the dremel workstation drill press thing. This should help a lot for detailing. For everyone that had such nice things to say about my Reach armor, I hope to really blow you all away with this one!
     
  5. ShockWave

    ShockWave

    Glad to see your building again. It looks like we're both building a new armor for MegaCon. Any chance you'll make it to AnimateMiami in January? Look forward to this build, good luck.
     
  6. BMP Props

    BMP Props

    I definitely won't have the new suit ready, but I can still rock my Reach armor! Hit me up, I definitely want to go. Never been to AnimateMiami.
     
  7. BMP Props

    BMP Props

    so I'm off to an annoying start, I started working on one forearm, did most of the detailed parts, then came to the realization that the file i was using looks NOTHING LIKE Master Chiefs forearms...blargh. I'm switching to Rhinoc's very basic forearm file...the shape and faces look good, I can add the details myself. Cameo cutting now...
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    BMP Props

    Just plasti-dipped and primered the forearm, gonna go ahead and paint it to do a color test. Should have some pics later.
     
  10. BMP Props

    BMP Props

    Paint test..."hunt club green" shadowed over with ultra flat forest camo green, drybrushed with flat black and silver...i like it...

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  11. BMP Props

    BMP Props

    Currently painting the right bicep...pictures coming soon!
     
  12. Mstruvmgc

    Mstruvmgc

    Looks fantastic man! I love the color scheme you did with the green as well witht he painting.

    But the reason i was posting this picture is because i had a question about the white pieces. Is that the color of the foam or is it the thinner crafty foam some peiple use to add details and whatnot?
     

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  13. BMP Props

    BMP Props

    The white parts are 6mm craft foam. It is really great for details, curves, and small pieces that are difficult to cut from the eva foam. Thats the stuff that I built my entire Reach Operator helmet out of. You can get it at Joann Fabrics.

    And thanks! I am really happy with the colors as well.
     
  14. BMP Props

    BMP Props

    Finished the bicep last night. I think its coming along nicely...

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  15. BMP Props

    BMP Props

    my first crack at a duct tape dummy...how should i stuff this thing??? Any advice is most welcome...

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  16. BMP Props

    BMP Props

    knocked out a shoulder tonight...I'll paint it in the morning.

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  17. spartan IV

    spartan IV

    For my dummy I used old newspaper and packing papers.
     
  18. BMP Props

    BMP Props

    painted the shoulder...really diggin the results so far. I will probably build the other arm next, then move on to the torso...

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  19. U513

    U513

    looking nice. I am about to build my dummy too, I am going to fill it with expanding foam lol. I haven't seen anyone try that so it should be interesting.
     
  20. morkar78

    morkar78

    I LOVE IT! great job! What green painting did you use?
     
  21. BMP Props

    BMP Props

    @U513- Great! I was going to attempt the same...but I'll wait and see how yours comes out first! Hahaha...

    @morkar78- Its a combination of Rustoleum 'Hunt club green', Rustoleum CAMO forest, flat black, and silver
     
  22. thorn696

    thorn696

    Looks awesome. :)
     
  23. BMP Props

    BMP Props

    Knocked out the other bicep this afternoon, currently painting...
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    Finished the second bicep...
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    BMP Props

    Built the other forearm this afternoon, minus the details...
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