First Time ODST

TrialDuckling10

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So I've been kinda active on the discord for a little bit but I've been neglecting to post here, so here it is! I'm mainly using Andrew DFT's guide but I've also been using some of the resources online and on here. Also, I'm a cosplay noob, so any advice or constructive criticism is appreciated. As for my progress, I have finished the making torso and the helmet, though I'm going to redo the helmet later because I know I'll be able to redo it much better. The torso pics are also from before I put on wood glue, but it still looks basically the same.
 

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N8TEBB

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Looks great so far! Really love that torso. On the helmet it looks like you got a bit of squeeze out (of what looks like hot glue to me). It is possible to avoid that, although a tad tricky (it helps if you kinda spread out the glue with the nozzle of the glue gun before you join the pieces.) I would really recommend contact cement. You don't have to get the barge brand, I just got whatever they sell at my local dollarama. The important thing is that it dries fast. I find it much easier to assemble foam with contact cement than with hot glue, although different people have their preferences. I think it would definitely be worth tryin to test it out on a smaller piece to see which method you like better. So far it looks great and I can tell that whichever you choose you're going to do a great job!
 

TrialDuckling10

New Member
Looks great so far! Really love that torso. On the helmet it looks like you got a bit of squeeze out (of what looks like hot glue to me). It is possible to avoid that, although a tad tricky (it helps if you kinda spread out the glue with the nozzle of the glue gun before you join the pieces.) I would really recommend contact cement. You don't have to get the barge brand, I just got whatever they sell at my local dollarama. The important thing is that it dries fast. I find it much easier to assemble foam with contact cement than with hot glue, although different people have their preferences. I think it would definitely be worth tryin to test it out on a smaller piece to see which method you like better. So far it looks great and I can tell that whichever you choose you're going to do a great job!
Yeah its hot glue, and I tried in to smooth out the glue with the nozzle but its kind of rounded with grooves, so it didn't work well. I think I did a better job with the torso since I was actively trying to hide the glue (I wasn't with the helmet), but I should have some time to look into contact cement before I start starting the next part so thanks for the recommendation!
 

Elbroman

New Member
Hey, great job so far looks nice!
I'd also agree with what N8TEBB said about contact cement. In my experience, it's more flexible and more forgiving if you make a mistake.
 

ODSTWolf1013

Member
Yooo your scoring is excellent and I love that chest piece you did. Looking good so far man! My first cosplay I made was for my son and I also did the Andrew DFT one. Keep it up! Definitely try the contact cement when you get the chance. I made the switch when I started my newest build and it changed my cosplaying life hahaha can’t wait to see more man!
 
So I've been kinda active on the discord for a little bit but I've been neglecting to post here, so here it is! I'm mainly using Andrew DFT's guide but I've also been using some of the resources online and on here. Also, I'm a cosplay noob, so any advice or constructive criticism is appreciated. As for my progress, I have finished the making torso and the helmet, though I'm going to redo the helmet later because I know I'll be able to redo it much better. The torso pics are also from before I put on wood glue, but it still looks basically the same.
What did you reference for the torso piece? Looks really good!
 

Mechace13

Jr Member
yeah i'm working on my first helmet and i'm thinking about restarting it. and i like your thoughts on it
 

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