I'm really digging that shin design, looks really cannon. I'ed love you if you released the patterns you made for it . Are you planning to make the boot cover?
Also to kitsune, I believe he used Hugh's second helmet for reference.
Well it has been a busy month for me. I have recently moved to a new city. So, moving took up most of my time. And then there was Christmas and New Years and all that. Anyway, I am mostly settled now, so I can continue building.
Combaticron - Thanks a bunch! I have been using this method for a while, and the practice has really paid off!
Kitsune - As ghostdragon guessed, I used the Hugh v2 helmet. It is a great model!
GhostDragon - Glad you like it. I actually used the "JTM ODST HD_Shin_Unfolded (scaled at 175cm)" file, and modified the pattern as needed. All the mods I did were with pencil and paper as I went; so, I don't have anything special to release. Sorry. I Wasn't planning on making a boot cover, as I think the boots I have are a pretty close fit. But I might change my mind...
I did manage to make some actual progress too, though it is pretty minor. Behold the knee pad:
That is it for now. More to come as I figure out my new schedule and such.
Thanks a bunch SprayNoob! I am keeping at it. I had time to re-build one of the thighs. Just like the shins, my original thigh pieces were just a little too big. So with the help of a friend I got new patterns cut out this weekend, and I assembled it today. The fit is better, but it can be a little hard to see the size difference in pictures. I assure you, the new one (blue) is better. Check the pictures below. Other than that I just need to do the other thigh, and I guess the backpack. Then I finally get to start detailing! I might actually be able to put this all on one day, ya!
Life has been crazy busy (but that's not new). I have been able to cram some hobby time every now and again. I have started detailing some of the pieces beginning with the gauntlets. This included hacking pieces out, and adding layers of foam. I have been staring at reference pictures from the games a lot, and making up pieces from scratch. I still have a ways to go, but it is a start. I think I will cut out and make some different elbow pieces too, these ones are a little off. Let me know what you think.
Thanks everyone. It is nice to have works like "remarkable" thrown my way!
The mods continue on the forearms, as I add little details, and re-build the elbow pads. I also took a chance to do a test fit of some of the pieces; however, it is tough to take pictures on your own, so I will try get some better shots next time friends are helping me out. So here are a few picture updates, as well as a little video I put together for making templates for custom pieces.
Mstruvmgc - I am glad you like it. You should start on yours. It is a fun project.
GuitarMaster - Well that is high praise, Thanks! I didn't want to necro your thread, but you have a really nice looking suit. Great work.
The knife angle tool is what I call my 'mitre block', and it is entirely homemade. It is built from a scrap piece of 4x4 wood. I cut a notch at 45*. I then added screws to the angled face, as well as the flat face. This way I can attach a knife to it, and the block lets me make 90* or 45* cuts. Much more accurate than doing it by hand! It is a great tool for any foam builder.
I have been chipping away at the details on the gauntlets. They are so close to being done. I think it is just the screws/rivets that I need to do now. Then just clean them up and prep them for moulding. Getting closer, but still a ways to go.
Fox - the glove is from my space marine armour. All I had at the moment, and wanted to see how a glove would look with the piece.
Dax - Thanks man! I can finally oblige on the showing some more.
Things have been really busy, and I have picked away with re-doing the dome of the helmet. It was staring at me forever and I just couldn't feel happy about it. The old one seemed too flat and angular. I tried modifying it, but it just wasn't right. So I tweaked my templates and started over. So here are some pictures of how it went together. I tried to show how I 'trimmed' the edges with craft foam to create the grooves, as opposed to carving them into place later. And I spent more time pre-forming all the pieces this time. I am much happier with the new version. Maybe I will actually get to start detailing soon!