Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by murishani047, Dec 23, 2014.
Badass! Love it.
Hey guys, quick update!
So I really hate the Halo 4 ODST shoulder. Somehow it is the same shape, but points out instead of pointing in towards your shoulder. It's weird. Anyway, I'm making the H3 version for my right side, and the Scout shoulder for the left. So I printed out Kirrou's HD version and slapped it together in a couple hours with tape to test fit the default size before I make foam templates out of it. I think we have a winner!
That's all for now, thanks for checking it out!
Hey guys, ODST shoulder finished, just have to seal it up with caulk then ready for paint.
Build is looking great.
Question for you. Which helmet design are you using?
The one I have in the picture is Halo 4, but since it is now signed by Steve Downes and Jen Taylor, I will be making a new Halo 3 helmet with the CNM and UA
Hey guys, tiny update foreshadowing a big one. Since I'm on my phone I don't want to try to mess with a bunch of pictures, but here is my current progress with the shoulder. I will go into detail with more pictures later on. After a short lunch break I'm going to start on the Reach bicep piece to mount this to.
Cats are bad for EVA foam.
Also got the shoulder plastidipped.
Hey guys, another small update.
So I had a brief demotivational break that lasted about half of sunday and involved watching a lot of doctor who. When I finally forced myself to start again, I still wasn't feeling the bicep so I started the new helmet instead. First print forgot to take into account foam thickness, so it was a bit small. Scaled up by 1/2in and everything seems dandy.
Note: the partial helmet I am wearing is the too small one.
Alas, work in the morning beckons me to sleep, but I managed to get the entire helmet cut out. Hopefully tomorrow I can heat form all of it and glue at least some of it. Also knees are ready for plastidip, forgot to mention earlier. After using it on the shoulder, I have decided I do not like caulk for sealing seams and I will continue on with the drywall patch and paint.
CATS ARE BAD FOR EVA FOAM.
Tomorrow is going to be an exciting day. The day I assemble my hybrid ODST helmet. Got everything heat sealed tonight, and let me tell you, I was sweating my butt off. I may have accidentally melted my cutting mat in the process. XD
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
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Can you share where you got the EVA foam and it's price?
And awesome work.
I actually favor the ODST armors to the Hearts.
In Reach, I always had a ODST helmet and oxygen flask or EOD. I also got the shoulders as soon as I could.
Reason being, ODST's are similar to what my Father did in the Army but way more safe, yet at the same time extreme.
He was a Chief Warrant Officer 4 parachute rigger, and Jump master.
As a kid I used to watch the video of when he jumped out of planes at shows while jumping off the plane, falling, and landing, I even seen him jump in real life.
I always wished as a child to do that ( not being enlisted) with him, but over time I became scared as I grew up. Eventually I grew out of fear but around that time I learned that it was medically impossible for me to do something like that. I apparently have a Equilibrium problem that If my center of gravity or just my body moves in many different directions in just seconds, I would pass out. Highest I went was around 153 feet high when I lost consciousness, and the embarrassing part of it was that it was a roller coaster, at sea world, and I didn't even reach the max height. It was just the first drop. My younger brother, and eldest half brother made it out with nothing at all, when I came too we were arriving back at the station. Now that I realize it, I really am a flawed human in about every way. But that day, or that New Years Eve was one of the best time seeing my whole family having fun all together, but sadly was the last day it would ever happen. A few days later, to 3 months and 25-27 days from the count down end, 2016 was the worst year of my life and my life would never be the same, and it got worse as we went further.
Sorry lost track. It would be pretty cool if we did have ODST drop pods and capabilities of deploying and transporting them. And I really do value the ODST armors. and for the ODST shoulders, You could possibly edit the files so that they are pointed away instead of toward you because they aren't supposed to be modeled that way.
And If you really don't like to keep them you could donate them or sell them, the 405th does have a market place after all. Go ahead and take use of it.
First batch of EVA foam I got from We Sell Mats on amazon, I think it was 12 sheets for $30. More recently I needed a few more aheeta so I went to Harbor Freight in town and got a pack of 4 for $9. Thanks for the support! And as for right now, the shoulder that I won't be using on the kit I am using as a guinea pig test piece for various things (dremel bits, sanding, painting etc)
Also I thank your father for his service. My dad served as well, but not airborne.
Will do murishani047. and thank you for the info.
Forgot to mention, the black thinner craft foam I got at Hobby lobby. The 2mm was .89 cents and the 6mm was $ 1.29
I am aware of hobby lobby's thin foam. Very aware unfortunately.
Lol sounds like there is a story to that. This is actually my first time working with it and I have to say I like it so far. I think I am going to make the combat knife out of it.
Believe me. There is.
W/ agentflorida, there is always a back story.........and not afraid to tell it .
ooooh... I like stories.
If you are considering making a foam knife, depending on how dense the foam you are using is, you may want to build in some structure to keep it from being too floppy. For example, if you are using 6 mm foam, sandwich some coat hangar wire along the length of the blade.
I was thinking about using one of the big flat popsicle sticks, but I suppose it depends on the size of the knife. I don't want it to be too rigid though for safety.
Got some details burned out and started gluing the dome, but my brush broke so I am finished for the night. I need to get myself a glue pot.
I was still concerned about the scaling of the helmet, so I grabbed my trusty roll of max strength duct tape and did a very rough and lopsided assembly of my bucket to get a better understanding of it. Good news, its a match! Can even get my glasses through in there.
So, its been awhile so here is the current status of my entire armor. I have to go back and edit the first post to update, but I'm lazy and on my phone. I'm getting a close!
Hopefully I will have it done in time for a con on April 7th, but I may actually skip that one and go to one in July instead. I am planning to do a partial undersuit for this build, may turn into a full undersuit. Not sure yet. I am still scheming. Mwuahaha.
JUST HAD A BRILLIANT IDEA. I also airsoft, so I have a full protective vest and helmet set up and all that. But I just remembered the padding inside the helmet is velcro based, so my plan is to install the same velcro disks inside the ODST helmet so I can swap the pads back and forth between them as needed.
Ok so here is the story, around the summer time when I joined, I was pretty much a noob and the only place I could find EVA foam in the area which was inexpensive was hobby lobby. Not knowing that it was just foam for details I started assembling an armor, I nearly completed the right Ricochet armor when I realized I was running out of supplies, as well as noticed that the armor wasn't thick and strong as I thought. It was very soft and flexible. I then reached out to the 405th and realized that this type of foam I had was only used for details. Seeing how that was pretty much a loss I turned to the helmet pepakura assembling. I was quite far when I ran out of super glue. My mother bought me more but instead got Elmer's glue with a precision tip. I told my mom that it was the wrong type of glue and that it wouldn't work, but she said she built crafts using the same way with Elmer's glue as a child. I held off that project, and my mother finally encouraged me to just try it. She watched me apply it, and when I applied it, the card stock got so wet that the helmet started to softly tear on itself with the weight. The the helmet was ruined and I trashed it. My biggest mistake was trusting my mom, again. That is probably my most common mistake in my life.
Hey, not true. I use Elmer's glue for Pep, and it turns out fine. You just have to use a tiny bit, rather than a lot.
If there's anyone you can trust, it's your mother. I hope you realize that.
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