First ODST foam build need help!

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by StereoSolution, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. StereoSolution

    StereoSolution New Member

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    Hello,
    Ive been a huge halo fan since I could walk and Ive always wanted to create armor from the series. Well with the new outpost event coming up I want to try to attend it with some armor. Ive so far made my ODST helmet from the DFT template but im really wanting to make a suit with more detail than that one. Ive been looking around on forums and downloaded the templates PaiganBoi posted on his ODST build but Ive got no clue as to what I need to do for sizing or how I even do sizing im 6'2 and 213lbs. Ive got pepakura downloaded I just dont know how to scale armor pieces to myself. I would really appreciate the help! Thank you!:)
     
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  2. zachturner009

    zachturner009 Active Member

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    I would scale width, which every 25mm=1in, I would add 2in or 50mm to each piece of ODST files on here, if you are using Hugh's files
     
  3. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO & BCO 405th Regiment Officer Community Staff

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    Armorsmith Designer is a beast when it comes to making sure your costume fits.

    In Armorsmith you can create an avatar that matches your measurements and then using those .pdo files that you've downloaded you can dress it. The files can be scaled in the software and then the patterns can be exported as a .pdf or printed directly.
     
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  4. Sean Anwalt

    Sean Anwalt RCO 405th Regiment Officer

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    There are a number of tutorials on here for sizing, I highly recommend reading through them. Pepakura designer 4 shows you to scale in the program, that's how I've always done it, and it works.

    For starting in foam I would strongly recommend a sharp box cutter or x-acto knife with a million blades. You need a SHARP knife and a way to sharpen it frequently. A metal starightedge is invaluable as well.

    Also it would be foolish to go about this project without looking up a few of evil ted and punished props tutorials on the YouTubes. They're experience and hints are priceless.

    Can't wait to see your ODST build, man!
     
  5. StereoSolution

    StereoSolution New Member

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    I’m not sure what that means
     
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  6. StereoSolution

    StereoSolution New Member

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    Thank you I’ll definitely be looking into that!
     
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  7. StereoSolution

    StereoSolution New Member

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    I’ll start looking for the scaling tutorials while I check out the armorsmith that TurboCharizard mentioned. Thank you for the information and tips!
     
  8. Begocer

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    Armorsmith, to me at least is the best tool for cosplays I've seen/used.

    Anyone can correct me if there's others as I didn't scour Google too long before I picked up the program. It get updates often and has changed quite a bit I've seen, but I haven't tried the new update yet...

    Gonna put that into my To-Do list of things to attempt soon.
     
  9. StereoSolution

    StereoSolution New Member

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    I’ve been grinding away at armorsmith and I’m loving it but I’ve come across a problem... My chest piece is waaaaay to big I don’t want to scrap it just yet I want to build the rest of it and when it comes time cut the foam and measure it so it fits me just right. Unless anyone else has any better ideas I’ll post pictures tomorrow of what it looks like if I remember and get around to it
     
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