Foam Shinobi legs/ shoulders with a Recon chest

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by Spidermonkey60, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    I already posted some of my work on this build on the Facebook page but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to share the build here as well.

    I’ll be sharing photos of each piece/section as it’s completed or significant progress is made.

    I use pep files as a base for most of my templates but for most pieces end up hand editing them on paper to get some of the more unique curves/bevels and other details not present on the lower poly game model.

    The first piece built was the Mk 6 GEN 2 Forearms 4781DE7E-4B7E-4F38-A968-55ED9B565758.jpeg EA087B59-10CD-4797-B9D8-F04059BE8B1C.jpeg 130371BB-C64F-4C10-AA63-38DC65F99F36.jpeg
     
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  2. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    Next I built the shoes starting with the toe cap, top of the boot and then the heel.

    I always use non lace slip on shoes for my boots and glue the pieces directly to the shoe. For the top piece I added a small piece of foam between it and the toe cap to keep everything at the correct angle.
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  3. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    I started the shins last night and was able to get the Shinobi shins started off with a pair of solid knee caps, I’m very happy with how they turned out. I’ll be tackling the piece right below the knee (green arrow) next and then the piece right above the ankle (red arrow).

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  4. SavedbyGraceG12

    SavedbyGraceG12 Well-Known Member

    Spidermonkey60

    Nice work on the boots! They look really detailed for being foam!
     
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  5. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    I was working on them for awhile and am keeping all of the trim pieces, I know some people get rid of those on foam builds
     
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  6. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Spidermonkey60, Awesome looking boots man......Nice cut lines and details. Glue point on the heels are showing a bit but those can be cleaned up easily. Great job man.
     
  7. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    Thank you! I haven’t done clean up on that piece yet, the heel was the last piece I did for the boots but when I hit it and the shin I’ll go back and touch it up.
     
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  8. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    Progress was made tonight, not much but the piece below the knee is done and I’ll be doing the piece around the ankle next. It’s already traced so I just need to cut and assemble it. 6E9204B1-83E8-4BF7-9EF1-FD7EC6597982.jpeg
     
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  9. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    Finally finished the shins, these things were a beast to make and I’m happy to finally be finished with them. Luckily the thighs don’t have any floating pieces D7938E13-0AAA-47F7-A64D-BF2755320541.jpeg BEE18C83-A9ED-41A9-8866-A7B5A5C16B0F.jpeg 9B8D0F7B-2777-4CA0-8FB8-E27F3ABC4DCC.jpeg A68769A8-0EE6-4D23-AFEA-119F4A45B9A2.jpeg A7EE2777-AE2E-4A26-B8C1-BAE619ED5EE7.jpeg
     
  10. SavedbyGraceG12

    SavedbyGraceG12 Well-Known Member

  11. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    Legs look dam good. I want to see this chest, I’m a recon chest fanboy
     
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  12. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    I have the thighs templated out and should start those this week. as soon as those are done I am going to knock out the butt plate and then its chest time!
     
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  13. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    0D125F41-E82D-48D2-9073-C84659976A75.jpeg Got a quarter of the thigh pieces done last night hoping to hit the halfway point tonight.
     
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  14. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    Also I am going to make my unfolds for the legs available when I am finished, can someone point me in the direction of where to submit those? I actually have a backlog of various armor files that I could upload.
     
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  15. SavedbyGraceG12

    SavedbyGraceG12 Well-Known Member

    I may be wrong, but if I needed to upload the file to the archive I would message Art Andrews. I haven't uploaded anything in quite a while, not sure if we still can upload directly anymore?
     
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  16. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    I think it has to be approved as not to double....triple......quad ++++ the amount of files in the armory. So yeah I would send Art a message to check first.
     
  17. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    Will do, thanks for the heads up.
     
  18. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

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  19. pipninja

    pipninja

    These look so good!
     
  20. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    Thank you! I’m very happy with how they are shaping up.
     
  21. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    Alright update time, was on vacation so things have been a bit on the slow side but I did manage to finish the hip pods and inner thigh

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  22. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    I also started work on the Halo 4/5 Recon Chest last night. This thing is detailed and I’m having a blast with it so far!

    I finished the collar last night and am hoping to have at least the top half of the chest done tonight

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  23. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    Looking awesome! Those thighs seem monstrous tho. Will you be able to walk wearing both sides? Space between legs seem pretty limited? Can’t wait to see more of that chest!
     
  24. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    They are definitely in for some tweaks that’s for sure, the person they are built for has really wide thighs so unfortunately it caused the height to increase as well, as much as I would hate to, I’ll probably just remake them and freehand the whole piece *shudders*
     
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  25. Spidermonkey60

    Spidermonkey60

    It’s also important to note the inner part of the thigh isn’t nearly as wide as that front piece, it’s flat like the outside

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