Completely New Here with my First build.

PHCosplay

Member
Now currently the only pictures i have are of unpainted pieces and i would rather not put my armor on as of right now but i have just recently put the finishing touches on my Custom ODST armor. it took about three days to finish and im going to a con this weekend so i hope i can meet some of the others there.
 

EVAkura

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
Please post pics when you get a chance... would love to see!
 

EVAkura

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
3 days for a full suit is not much time (I can hardly get one piece done in that)! Even with the parts breaking during the con (common occurrence), I hope you had fun and were able to meet other members. Hoping to see what you can create if you have more time! ... and, thanks for sharing :)
 

serenko3

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
For your next build take your time. The marks that are jagged are from doing a sawing motion. To get angles on parts cut them at 45 degrees and such to get desired slants instead of cutting the outer foam (nothing wrong with it, in some cases you have to in others you get less material to glue together) like I said I will try and find you the pep files for foam. With these files contact or barge cement are your friend, along with white acrylic painable caulk to fill in seams. Extra thick tacky glue will also do the trick.
 

FANGS

Commanding Officer
Community Staff
Division Staff
Well done on your first kit! I can't say I did that well with my first costume many years ago so congrats! Don't hate it...learn from it! It really is the only way to continue to grow and expand on your skills. There's lots of help for you here! Welcome to the 405th!
 

Ashuraa

Judicial Officer
Division Staff
We were so pleased to see you on Saturday in armor at Sci Fi. My only regret was that I wasn't able to get photos of you in it.

I am SO,and I can't stress it enough, so happy that you won the ConQuest and the ODST bucket and basic torso armor.
 

PHCosplay

Member
Thanks guys but after I got home everything else exploded and I'm very disappointed. I'm actually so discouraged that I don't even want to finish the build that I had won at the contest. The crappy edges actually weren't sawed the foam just did not want to cut. I may or may not even try to make armor anymore. It was a lot of money to begin with and I don't have the time to work on a new set that might take years...
 

SI3RRA 117

Well-Known Member
Sorry to hear this. I know I have had some discouraging moments on my builds. There'd been times when I have put it up for months at a time. But I always come back to it. I would hate to see you totally give up. Your first build came up pretty well. All you can do is learn from there. So if you do hang up the hat I wish you luck in any of your new endeavors.
 

Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Thanks guys but after I got home everything else exploded and I'm very disappointed. I'm actually so discouraged that I don't even want to finish the build that I had won at the contest. The crappy edges actually weren't sawed the foam just did not want to cut. I may or may not even try to make armor anymore. It was a lot of money to begin with and I don't have the time to work on a new set that might take years...
@PHCosplay, nothing to get discouraged about.....for your first time out, it's not bad. The foam not cutting is most probably due to the blade getting dull.....It is a nature happenstance when cutting foam. Changing blades or sharpening them can correct this problem. I recognize the style of ODST armor as that from Andrew DFT. It is a pretty basic set but w/ just a little effort, it can really be a great suit. I was at the SciFi con the following day (Sunday) and had built my daughter the same armor. I would be more than happy to help you out in any way that I can to get your suit to where you want it.
 

Asgardianhammer

Identity Officer & RCO
Division Staff
405th Regiment Officer
Great offer Dirtdives! I know as a general rule of thumb, i sharpen my blade across a small sharpener I have at my work bench, before i make each cut. It is a simple rule that yields big results. And we all have days where we don't want to continue with a project, or we feel a certain way about it...just keep building! This community will support you!
 

PHCosplay

Member
See I changed my blade every 20 minutes or so but it was still coming out poorly and I'm very discouraged. I might have to make a new suit regardless as I'm trying to go for a mixed fandom suit, some advise would be wonderful
 

jsg6

Jr Member
Now currently the only pictures i have are of unpainted pieces and i would rather not put my armor on as of right now but i have just recently put the finishing touches on my Custom ODST armor. it took about three days to finish and im going to a con this weekend so i hope i can meet some of the others there.
God, everyone's first armor is ODST armor, well not everyone but a lot of people's.
 

PHCosplay

Member
Twas the only armor I could find a template for but I almost regret making it now. I really want to know if Spartans are easier than ODSTs
 

Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
See I changed my blade every 20 minutes or so but it was still coming out poorly and I'm very discouraged. I might have to make a new suit regardless as I'm trying to go for a mixed fandom suit, some advise would be wonderful
20 minutes......I sharpen my blade after 20 cuts.........


God, everyone's first armor is ODST armor, well not everyone but a lot of people's.
You have to admit that it is a very popular suit......one that can be modified as the builder wants.....It is a bit harder to do that w/ a character specific suit.
 
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