Easy hex pattern neck seal based on Blue Realm pattern

Discussion in 'Halo Soft Parts' started by gmflex, May 3, 2015.

  1. Sabre15

    Sabre15 New Member

    You did an AWESOME job with this! I would like to see more of this in the future.
     
  2. sangheili101

    sangheili101 New Member

    Hey man, thank you so much! That looks amazing!
     
  3. Edf0042

    Edf0042 New Member

    This looks awesome! Has anyone tried to sew this to clothe?
     
  4. AI Blue Fox

    AI Blue Fox

    Thank you for sharing this with us. I look forward to using this to give my build the best accuracy I can!
     
  5. gmflex

    gmflex Member

    The original Blue Realm one was pleather I think. That would certainly be more durable. The downside of foam or this hex material is that it wears quickly.
     
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  6. AI Blue Fox

    AI Blue Fox

    True, however if you try to avoid turning your head or moving needlessly then it can last a while.
     
  7. Shadowind

    Shadowind Member

    Why has it taken me this long to see this? This looks like it'll be very helpful for me to actually complete my undersuit.
     
  8. Evolver79

    Evolver79

    I've bought the hex material and I've been tryin to print the patterns. Every time I try to print,it only prints the center piece. I've read others post about having the same issue. Can someone explain how to make it print correctly? I'm using a Mac and also have photoshop. I'd really appreciate the advice, thank you.
     
  9. AcroAnomaly

    AcroAnomaly New Member

    can anybody tell me how good Hex70 would work for this part because it is a nice hex pattern to go above
     
  10. gmflex

    gmflex Member

    I've never seen that stuff before, it's pretty cool.

    It would probably work fine but you would have to heat seal the edges to prevent fraying of the nylon. It also might be a bit uncomfortable so you might want to back it with something softer.
     
  11. Evolver79

    Evolver79

    So, can anyone help with the printing of the patterns?
     
  12. jseraph

    jseraph New Member

    Oooooh, definitely gonna try this. Not having a neck seal is one of the biggest requirements for my suit, but I had no idea how to go about it. Saving for later!
     
  13. locostorm

    locostorm

    I just wear a turtleneck.
     
  14. jseraph

    jseraph New Member

    Do you mean in addition to, or instead of this? Because if it's instead of... No sir. One must become a proper Spartan. :p
     
  15. Sierra 165

    Sierra 165

    That looks real cool and I wouldn't mind trying it but are you able to move properly with it on eg. Looking up and down, and what not
     
  16. gmflex

    gmflex Member

    It's not great for mobility, but good enough. The one I made out of foam instead of the hex material works better.
     
  17. Sierra 165

    Sierra 165

    Either way It's still really cool
     
  18. gmflex

    gmflex Member

    Thanks! It's easy to make so you could experiment with different materials.
     
  19. Spartan55

    Spartan55

    That looks a lot more comfy than the silicon ones that I've seen. Is it? Just wounded so I know if I want to get a silicon one or make one like this.
     
  20. serenko3

    serenko3 405th Regiment Officer

    I may have to try this how well has it held up?
     
  21. gmflex

    gmflex Member

    It's a little beat up. Definitely not as durable as the foam one I made for Mark VI armor.
    There's a new hex pattern fabric coming from cosplayfabrics.com that would probably work a lot better.
     
  22. CommanderPalmer

    CommanderPalmer Membership Officer

    As cool as it might look, the pattern is VERY tiny, but the problem is with the material - it's leather-like.
    From some people's experience, you will dehydrate very faster.
     
  23. Evolver79

    Evolver79

    Just finished painting the neck seal wth Plastidip. I'll let it dry over night and see how it feels. Thank you for thread, it really helped!.
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  24. tomboy

    tomboy

    How breathable is your Aero-mat neck seal? It looks like there's some open spaces between the hexes, but that Plastidip on top has got to make it hot.
     
  25. Evolver79

    Evolver79

    I used an old under armor shirt as an inner liner. I'm hoping that will help the durability and make it more breathable. DragonCon will be the test as far as heat goes.
     

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