First Spartan III build (3D print)


S225

Member
I done a fair bit of melting and filling with some spare PLA+ for now and am planning to bondo and sand it over again. Wasnt planning to use resin before now but I am definitely considering for the whole armor now that this has happened.
Keep us posted on how that turns out. I'm planning to reinforce areas of my suit as well but unsure of the best methods to take.
 

Emp Frosty

Member
Keep us posted on how that turns out. I'm planning to reinforce areas of my suit as well but unsure of the best methods to take.
I decided against resin reinforcement on this build unfortunately, just too much work I'd have to redo. I do have an airsoft/paintball ODST build in the works that I will definitely need to reinforce so if I get the time to work on that between classes and my current build I'll put up a thread.
 

PlanetAlexander

Well-Known Member
I do have an airsoft/paintball ODST build in the works that I will definitely need to reinforce so if I get the time to work on that between classes and my current build I'll put up a thread.
Psst... the 405th and protective gear for airsoft and paintball don't mix well:
 

Emp Frosty

Member
That being
Psst... the 405th and protective gear for airsoft and paintball don't mix well:
would it be fine to have a thread for reference to resin reinforcement of a build as long as I dont dont mention anything about protective reasons?
 

Dreamster

Member
So imagine this:
Be me, spend a couple months on a build.
Makes pretty good progress learning about post processing 3d printed cosplay.
Learns he gets into school program that hes been waiting on for a year.
Has to move to St. Louis for school.
Packs costume extra secure for moving.
Makes it to St. Louis
Surprise nothing broke on drive!
Starts setting up appartment.
Decides to hang up wooden shelf from high school with velcro....
Decides to set really nice looking helmet under said shelf................
Shelf decides to fall a day later...........................
Helmet almost becomes scrap.
Lucky super glue held really well.
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I didnt take any pictures before I welded it back together but there was a pretty big dent in it near the front and some pretty bad cracks throughout.
Oh geez, it would have been a nightmare if it happens to me. Glad you found a way to fix it! :/
 

Emp Frosty

Member
Got around to the base coat on the helmet today

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Emp Frosty

Member
As I'm starting to work on the painting of my armor I've decided I want to go a little crazy with the lighting. I want to try and put some LEDs and have some light effects being able to run. I've looked at some things you can do with neopixel and an Arduino but I was wondering if anyone had some experience with rigging them up in their own suits. I've got 11 sections in just the chest and back (and another 2 for the thighs) that I want to light and I'm not exactly sure how I can accomplish that yet.

Help would be very much appreciated.
 

Emp Frosty

Member
With what was supposed to be my self appointed deadline coming up tomorrow I've been working hard to finish at least the majority of the armor (trying to make a new visor still). I've got the base coats on everything done and am just working on details and weathering.

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I've been trying to imitate a light coat of mud on the boots but paint isnt a the best substitute for real mud.
 

Emp Frosty

Member
Also i add some of my tests and pictures that I dont post here over on my Instagram, feel free to give it a follow. @emp.frosty
 

Emp Frosty

Member
I Absloutly Love everything about this, out of curiosity how much infil did you implement in your prints?
Most of my prints did 1.2 mm walls with 5 ~ 10% infill using a .4 nozzle. Some were done with a .6 nozzle 1.8 walls and same infill.
 

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