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Wicked Demon 15

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Helmet is basically complete! It fits a lot better and the jowls are removable. Files are from etsy. Still need to finish the boots but unfortunately my household has the sickness so I can't do much here in terms of prep and paint. Hoping it goes away in a week so I have time for the con.
 

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Wicked Demon 15

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Helmet is basically complete! It fits a lot better and the jowls are removable. Files are from etsy. Still need to finish the boots but unfortunately my household has the sickness so I can't do much here in terms of prep and paint. Hoping it goes away in a week so I have time for the con.
 

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Wicked Demon 15

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Boot one is basically done. I'm going to cut them to fit the shoe better, and I have to print the boot cover. That may need to happen after the con next week. Along with lights. But all in all not too bad.
 

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Wicked Demon 15

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Got the legs strapped up! It's going to be an adventure putting all of this one but I believe I got the order down. And since I added a second buckle to the chest it's easier to slip on after the arms. Going to do the rest and padding tomorrow. I'm also digging this charcoal color with the red. Maybe my second build will be the Ranger Green???
 

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Wicked Demon 15

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It's done!!! I am so happy right now! I couldn't have done it without everyone in this community and those who have been commenting on this thread ( especially S225 , PlanetAlexander , and TurboCharizard ) with suggestions and feedback. I hope you guys like it! Also ignore my feet lol I have to raise the calves by two inches so they don't touch. I'm upset that I don't have a left shoulder piece for the weekend but that's okay. I hope to see some of you at Motor City this Saturday! Going to add the thigh pouch as well. The chest/back isn't buckled so that's why it looks wonky.
 

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Wicked Demon 15

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These things are clunkers! Lol. Might have to ditch with boots tomorrow honestly. They will be the first thing getting resized after tomorrow , and I can't wait to set up the helmet fan because after wearing it for 5 minutes it started to fog.
 

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Wicked Demon 15

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The con went amazing! The suit performed flawlessly, just had one malfunction. Toward the end the right boot and calve was rubbing together. Unfortunately no other Spartans were there, other than one. Everyone loved it and I'm waiting for more pics to be uploaded online. Found a plasma pistol also lol. I can't wait to add the electronics, especially the helmet fan thanks to MoeSizzlac .
 

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Pjork

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The con went amazing! The suit performed flawlessly, just had one malfunction. Toward the end the right boot and calve was rubbing together. Unfortunately no other Spartans were there, other than one. Everyone loved it and I'm waiting for more pics to be uploaded online. Found a plasma pistol also lol. I can't wait to add the electronics, especially the helmet fan.
That little chief is so adorable
 

Wicked Demon 15

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I forgot to show what I did for the side pouch. It's an old Maxpedition medic pouch I'd take to the gun range. I got two buckles (I did not know they were a blueish tint until I got home), going to need two more for the back. In order for the straps to hold my pouch, which held my phone and wallet, I had to semi permanently attach it to the backing. All I did was hot glue the straps closest to the pouch. I would like to cut into the thigh and have the strap go inside for more strength. For the back padding I tried cutting it to size and shape and I had to cut out the center a bit in order to get it flat against the thigh.
 

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Rock Lobbster

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I forgot to show what I did for the side pouch. It's an old Maxpedition medic pouch I'd take to the gun range. I got two buckles (I did not know they were a blueish tint until I got home), going to need two more for the back. In order for the straps to hold my pouch, which held my phone and wallet, I had to semi permanently attach it to the backing. All I did was hot glue the straps closest to the pouch. I would like to cut into the thigh and have the strap go inside for more strength. For the back padding I tried cutting it to size and shape and I had to cut out the center a bit in order to get it flat against the thigh.
If you want a quick tip 200rd SAW magazine pouches work perfectly for the soft pouch and have an absolute ton of room for stuff in them
 

Wicked Demon 15

Jr Member
So after taking a few days off on the build after the con, I have come up with what I need to do next and or improve upon.

Helmet-
• Speaker/mic
• Fan
• Better padding

Chest/Back-
• Lights
• Cut away some of the side foam for better articulation
• Accessory pouches
• Possible ability module
• Fix any broken seams ✅

Bicep-
• Adjust straps length higher
• Add left shoulder (attach with metal strip?)

Forearm-
• Add Tacpad (I found TurboCharizard file)
• Find a good attachment method (constantly pulling them back up my arm was tedious)

Belt-
• Adjust cod piece (it was rubbing hard-core against thighs, causing paint rubbing off)
• Adjust leg straps further back

Thighs-
• Lights
• Internal padding
• Padding on inner thighs
• New pouch (thanks to Rock Lobbster suggestion)
• Magnets for future weapons

Calves-
• Figure out better padding

Boots-
• Resize ✅
• Paint

Misc.-
• Get a better undersuit (Add holes for wiring to pass through)
• Print BR and Magnum with magnets inside
• Apply decals
• Better weathering
• Possibly repaint everything? Due to me doing the whole paint job in the matter of a few days I didn't add as many layers as I liked and it shows on edges that had contact. But I won't do that until the spring.
• Use resin to seal everything and make it stronger, if I repaint.
 

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