First {Halo} build - Spartan (TV series)

SgtSaint

Jr Member
Yeah - I think I can consider that a decent fit.
1:1 model is for a 7' Spartan II
I'm 5'10 first thing in the morning. A little stocky. Call it 85%
Yeah, if I don't over build the arms on the undersuit that's gonna work. Can bend the arm fully etc.
Sanding will begin in the future.
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But first I'm going to finish the under armor. Just silly to print any more body parts without sizing them with the suit on: That thing isn't exactly thin spandex
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kmccanless

New Member
Yeah - I think I can consider that a decent fit.
1:1 model is for a 7' Spartan II
I'm 5'10 first thing in the morning. A little stocky. Call it 85%
Yeah, if I don't over build the arms on the undersuit that's gonna work. Can bend the arm fully etc.
Sanding will begin in the future.
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But first I'm going to finish the under armor. Just silly to print any more body parts without sizing them with the suit on: That thing isn't exactly thin spandex
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it has been amazing to watch your progress. I wish you the best of luck in finishing this so far amazing cosplay! Can't wait to see the final reveal
 

SgtSaint

Jr Member
it has been amazing to watch your progress. I wish you the best of luck in finishing this so far amazing cosplay! Can't wait to see the final reveal
Thanks. I love the encouragement of this group. Alas most of the work is now going to have to go on hold. I'm in the midst of a move and all the armor is in freight.
 

kmccanless

New Member
Thanks. I love the encouragement of this group. Alas most of the work is now going to have to go on hold. I'm in the midst of a move and all the armor is in freight.
Hey that's okay! Still great either way! My 3d printer if being delivered today then I begin my process of my first ever build
 

SgtSaint

Jr Member
Spartan Khan Bloxx3r kmccanless
If all you have is a small printer like an Ender3 then you do what you have to do to get by with what you have.
Me? As I am detailing on this thread for my build: Oh heck no!

I have no desire to turn a helmet into a dozen parts or a chest into 30 - then print - then glue - then seam - hide all the edges - back-line it all in fiberglass and resin in the hopes of it not breaking all to bits along the 30 seams while I'm wearing (and stressing) it at a convention. My time is worth more than $1/hr. after all that labor and extra materials.

My choice was to buy a big freaking printer and just print big parts as whole parts. A one-time investment of an extra few hundred dollars to eliminate repeated jobs of hundreds of hours of manual labor is simple math in my book. Just hit [Start] and walk away for a week.

Helmet main body - 1 job - on CR10s-5 (500x500)
Forearm - 1 job - On Hictop D3Hero or similar 300x300
Use the tiny Ender3 printers for small parts, details and greeblies etc. (Or print them on resin printer - either way)
 
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Spartan Khan

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Spartan Khan Bloxx3r kmccanless
If all you have is a small printer like an Ender3 then you do what you have to do to get by with what you have.
Me? As I am detailing on this thread for my build: Oh heck no!

I have no desire to turn a helmet into a dozen parts or a chest into 30 - then print - then glue - then seam - hide all the edges - back-line it all in fiberglass and resin in the hopes of it not breaking all to bits along the 30 seams while I'm wearing (and stressing) it at a convention. My time is worth more than $1/hr. after all that labor and extra materials.

My choice was to buy a big freaking printer and just print big parts as whole parts. A one-time investment of an extra few hundred dollars to eliminate repeated jobs of hundreds of hours of manual labor is simple math in my book. Just hit [Start] and walk away for a week.

Helmet main body - 1 job - on CR10s-5 (500x500)
Forearm - 1 job - On Hictop D3Hero or similar 300x300
Use the tiny Ender3 printers for small parts, details and greeblies etc. (Or print them on resin printer - either way)
by the end of this year ill probably upgrade to a larger one.
As Creativity4ever said, Ender3pro is a great intro. I describe it as "if you can't print with an Ender3, you can't print."

Personally I hate sensors like the BL touch. Personally I find them to be more trouble than they are worth and cause too many issues when (not if) they fail. Especially on a small printer like an Ender3. To me, just one old-school opinion, I want to learn to drive on a stick shift with no bells and whistles. I want to actually feel and understand it all. For me, this meant when I moved up to larger printers that didn't support sensors it was no big deal instead of being a learning curve that I should have gone through at the beginning.

Whether you do a sensor or not is up to you. But the Ender3 is a good beginner choice. Just expect and budget to move to something larger in short order. Because you'll be hooked in under 30 days - then ask... Wait: I can't do armor on this unless I carve it up into 20 pieces. Now what? Then you get a bigger printer to set next to the little one. They aren't fast. So small printer for small things and big printer for big things. Going at the same time.
after my first successful print on my ender 3 pro i was hooked, i cant afford a new printer till the end of the year but i will be getting one! Hopefully something with a large print bed, i would love to be able to do a helmet in one print!
 

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