FIrst Real Build. Captain James Sierra-247 (Pic Intensive)

Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by murishani047, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. murishani047

    murishani047

    Hello all! if you've seen my "first" build you know I've got some experience with pepping. But it's so tedious. and somewhat more expensive. So I got some foam! It came on Saturday and I got to work instantly with my James S-247 build. Anyway, here we go! This first post will be reserved for status, pictures will start in the next post.


    STATUS:
    Italicized steps are completed.

    Helmet
    Templates cut out
    Traced to foam
    cut from foam
    assembled
    edges sealed
    plastidipped
    painted



    Torso
    Templates cut out
    Traced to foam
    cut from foam
    assembled

    edges sealed
    plastidipped
    painted

    Left Shoulder (Scout)
    Templates cut out
    Traced to foam
    cut from foam
    assembled
    edges sealed
    plastidipped
    painted

    Right Shoulder (ODST)
    Templates cut out
    Traced to foam
    cut from foam
    assembled

    edges sealed
    plastidipped
    painted

    Gauntlets (Twin Plated)
    Templates cut out
    Traced to foam
    cut from foam
    assembled
    edges sealed
    plastidipped
    painted

    Thighs
    Templates cut out
    Traced to foam
    cut from foam
    assembled
    edges sealed
    plastidipped
    painted

    Shins
    Templates cut out
    Traced to foam
    cut from foam
    assembled
    edges sealed
    plastidipped
    painted

    Boots
    Templates cut out
    Traced to foam
    cut from foam
    assembled
    edges sealed
    plastidipped
    painted
     
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  2. murishani047

    murishani047

    Picture time! So I got kind of excited and forgot to take pictures for large chunks of the helmet, but it still has some progress visible!

    Day 1:

    Foam arrived!
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    Templates cut out and ready to trace.
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    Hard to see, but everything traced onto the foam.
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    Day 2:

    Pile of pieces! Starting to get somewhere.
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    I don't have a hot knife, but I have a wood burner with this attachment. It did not work. Switching back to Xacto.
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    Everything cut out!
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    Flattened helmet. It kind of looks cool.
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    Dome starting to shape up. I know it looks really narrow but it fixed itself later on.
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    This was really cool I thought. I had this little mesh left over from a bondo kit I used on a Captain America shield. Gives a bit of ventilation in the helmet!
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    Visor!
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    Chin!
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    The circle is now complete. When I left you I was but a Visor, now I am a helmet.
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    Tada!
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    Day 3: Torso

    Templates cut out.
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    Well that's all for now! Thanks for looking and stay tuned for more! I'm gonna go to the Home Depot today and hopefully get some spackle to seal the edges of the helmet. I've got Plastidip waiting already, then I can lay on some primer!
     
  3. m00sem4n

    m00sem4n

    #dope
    I always like to see people posting that have collecting themselves and really started moving along. All looks well.

    Also, I notice we have the same wood carving kit in the last pic, is the magnet that's suppose to hold them all in place as weak in your as it is in mine :unsure lol
     
  4. murishani047

    murishani047

    Thanks! It's a little sloppy, being my first foam build, but I'm happy with it. The magnet itself works fine, but the adhesive that holds it in the case doesn't work at all, so every time I open it a magnet full of blades falls out!
     
  5. m00sem4n

    m00sem4n

    ^lol, essentially the same problem with mine, but just a shower of blades everytime i open it, haha

    Those seams would clean up pretty well if you applied some caulk as a filler and sealed it all under a coat of something. Some of the best foam builds I've seen have resembled complete arse right before plastidip or a resin shell of some sort.
    Looks especially good for your first run at foam, keep it up :thumbsup
     
  6. murishani047

    murishani047

    Thanks again. I was planning on going the drywall spackle route like Spacemeat does. I'm heading to the Home Depot now, and I'm going for cost effectiveness right now, so I'll compare spackle and sillicone caulk. The caulk would be a bit more flexible I'd imagine..
     
  7. murishani047

    murishani047

    UPDATE:
    Edges are sealed and the helmet is sanded smooth. Later today I'll carve a few details then Plastidip the whole thing. I'll post some pictures after the hollidays!
     
  8. murishani047

    murishani047

    UPDATE:
    All the details are carved into the helmet now. Well I should say burned. Also, I need to make clear the danger of burning EVA foam. It releases toxic fumes when melted, so PLEASE do this in a well ventilated space AND wear a respirator. I opened a window and stuck a fan blowing straight out it and burned right next to the fan, and still got a headache within minutes. I didn't wear a respirator and am regretting it now. Anyway, I'm going shopping with my parents, then when I return I'll hit a few spots with spackle, sand again, then Plastidip! Picture dump coming soon!
     
  9. murishani047

    murishani047

    UPDATE:
    I got home too late to plastidip, so I assembled the chest plate of the torso and edge sealed it. I'm going to go ahead and coat it when I do the helmet, I have a plan for the torso as a whole to make it modular for easier putting on/taking off. When I do a pic dump I'll share that diagram too.
     
  10. Crimmson

    Crimmson

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  11. murishani047

    murishani047

    Thanks! I may be able to convert it. I've never really tried. I had to pull some parts out of the torso that were missing though so we'll see.

    UPDATE:
    Three layers of plastidip on the helmet and the chestplate. Going to see family for Christmas now. Those will dry overnight, then tomorrow is supposed to be 50 degrees so hopefully I can lay down some primer. Pics soon! Promise!
     
  12. 1337Triple

    1337Triple New Member

  13. murishani047

    murishani047

    UPDATE:
    Got the primary color painted and taped off the secondary. I also got a visor for the helmet at a local atv shop for 13 bucks. It needs to be trimmed, can anyone tell me the best way to trim/mount a visor? Thanks!
     
  14. murishani047

    murishani047

    UPDATE:
    Secondary color is applied. It wasn't quite thee color I was expecting, but I'm ok with it. It was a little too cold to spray paint today, so it got a little "spiderwebby" but I'm making it work with the weathering. I've got some scratches and drybrushing done, and need to blackwash the whole thing soon. Then just some detail painting, visor mounting, and padding!
     
  15. murishani047

    murishani047

    UPDATE:

    So Sunday I go back to college, so this build will be put on hold for awhile. Tonight I'm going to finally put in the visor and pad the helmet. Then it will be finished! I'll post the pictures after I settle back into the dorm for the spring semester. Stay tuned!
     
  16. Rahksi

    Rahksi New Member

    Very cool man. You're making the helmet entirely from foam? How'd you go about that?
     
  17. murishani047

    murishani047

    I'm not really sure how to explain it other than looking at the pictures. I cut out all the pieces and hot glued them together, then sealed the helmet with plastidip, and painted it. The visor is a motorcycle visor cut to shape and epoxied into place.
     
  18. Rahksi

    Rahksi New Member

    It looks really great. I was just wondering if there was some base besides the foam, as I'd assume the foam would not be rigid enough to maintain the shape of the helmet.
     
  19. murishani047

    murishani047

    THIS IS MY 50TH POST!
    What a special milestone. I am no longer a New Recruit! What better way to celebrate my "promotion" than with the Picture Dump! Yay!

    Nope. EVA foam is pretty solid stuff!

    UPDATE!

    It's here! The Picture dump you've all been waiting for! Let's-a go!

    Ready for Spackle! Make to use Patch n Paint! This stuff is super light and slightly spongy when dry so it flexes with the foam.
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    Spackled!
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    Here's where I burn/carved the details in the Helmet. ONCE AGAIN PLEASE WEAR A RESPIRATOR AND HAVE GOOD VENTILATION!
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    Started the Chestplate for fun.
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    Flipped for texture
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    Backside
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    Spackle
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    Looking good, Helljumper!
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    Realized I was missing these parts that weren't in the template so I just eyeballed it.
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    1st layer of Plastidip
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    3rd layer of Plastidip
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    Base/Primary Color down. In case you're wondering: Rustoleum Metallic Charcoal
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    Hit the attachment limit. Next post will continue the pics!

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  20. murishani047

    murishani047

    Pictures Continued!

    Got the visor here. $13
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    "rough fit" of the visor
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    Secondary color on the chestplate. Not the exact color I was hoping for, but I'm still ok with it. Krylon Bahaus (spelling?) Gold. Weathering too.
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    Weathering/Secondary on the Helmet
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    Comparison of Halo 3 Pep files and Halo 4 Foam files
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    Me wearing my new bucket!
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    all the fandom. haha
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    sneak peak under the helmet at the "padding" the visor holds up the helmet in the correct position. Please excuse the lame face.
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    Well there it is guys. That's all I've got for awhile. I'll be back either during midterms or the summer! Thanks for looking and your feedback is always appreciated! and remember: Face first into Hell!

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    Just Realized I missed a pic with the hand painted details. enjoy :)

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  21. murishani047

    murishani047

    I just remembered I was going to share my idea for segmenting the torso. Here it is. What do you guys think? Is it unnecessarily complex?

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  22. Noble 10

    Noble 10

    looking good man
     
  23. murishani047

    murishani047

    Thanks!
     
  24. elementfx

    elementfx Jr Member

    Amazing job. :)
     
  25. murishani047

    murishani047

    Thanks!
     

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