Hi friends - After a "short" break to sort my life out, I'm back and itching to get to work on a new ODST suit. I love my current ODST but being Military personnel, it's not the most security conscious. Here is my build thread if you're curious - Mesh's ODST BDU Mk2 (Camouflage MTP) So this time, I've decided to do one of those super accurate, super fancy builds. -I'll be using 6mm EVA Foam from a local supplier (https://www.thecosplayforge.co.uk/), and Contact Cement to provide smooth and tight seams. -Templates will be taken from the 405th archive. -I already have a 3d Printed helmet - so that's done. -I also have a 3d printed grenade made by the ever talented kaween. -I'll be making a M392 DMR using thin sheets of Plywood, and layering them using Sliced Templates I have. (IIRC, They're on the File Archive.) -I also hope to make a Magnum in this style, but this will be the classic Magnum opposed to the ODST magnum. -I'll be using a Black set of Combats as my undersuit, but where I can I shall be replicating sections of the real undersuit. As this is my first 'faithful' build - Has anyone got any tips that will come in useful? I'm mostly looking for strapping and mounting tips, mobility, and endurance. I will also be using this initial post as a recap on future posts I make however the actual future posts will hold more detail and will be worth checking back on (Hopefully!) (I won't be able to start this build for a week or two, so any tips before then are gonna be great) Thank you for reading and hope you enjoy my progress!