Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by PerniciousDuke, Mar 8, 2018.
Wow, that looks so good! Can't wait to see the final product!
Dirtdives delivered with foam gold!
Great work DD! These came out really good.
In the coming days I'll be filing in gaps on all the pieces, prepping for sealing. Still haven't decided if we should go PVA or Plastidip. I lean towards PVA just because mawrTRON did it for his outstanding suit and wrote a great tutorial for it.
In the meantime, I've finally fired up my 3d printer! I'm having some troubles with my z axis. But goo comes out and turns into plastic so that's a start!
The reason for the 3d print is because we found young Jorge has an older brother and if I know anything it's that older brothers can be pretty mean. So to keep big bro happy and murder-free I'm going to 3d print a ghost for a Cayde-6 costume that he's making for himself.
I vote PVA....last time I used Plastidip.....it left my boot very grainy with too much texture....and I couldn't sand it down. It would just tear right off.
Thank you Duke. Again, sorry for the delay.
This kid is so tiny!
We made the chest piece a little big... from Jr's neck to his hips is 13". This picture shows the chest piece as 14" tall..
Obviously we'll pad the shoulders, but it will still be a bit un proportionate to a regular ODST, but that's okay because we're not making a regular ODST.
There is not going to be enough room for the utility waist belt and the normal codpiece would look way too small compared to this chest. I've opted to instead do the DFT ab plate.
It's a good shape and size, but also it can go under the chest piece for now to cover the gap that will be there from his tiny waist. But, then as he gets taller the ab plate can just come down farther.
Tiny?......More like Micro.....I fitted this on a 7 year old and was fine and this kid is the runt of the litter. Granted a bit of padding under the shoulder area couldn't hurt but I thought by the time this got to the final stages...he might have grown a bit......apparently not. We now have to get Young Jorge some growth hormones!!!
Continuing with the ab plate..
This will be my first foam strapping attempt. I took cues from Andrew DFT's YouTube video on ODST assembly.
Instead of gluing the belt straight into the foam, I'm going to glue loops. We can then feed a belt through the loops allowing for more adjustment and customization down the road.
Here you can see I cut holes on the back part and then cut recesses for the straps.
Instead of gluing the loop like a band, I'll be gluing it in more of a wave shape. I think this will leave the foam around the loops with more integrity.
The loops are then formed in the back and I can glue the two halves together.
Funny story, you may recall Young Jorge asked his mom to build him a Spartan suit? Well, while we've been secretly building it she has had to slowly attempt to build one so he doesn't get suspicious. The other day I was messaging her and Young Jorge asked who she was talking to. She showed my Facebook picture of my suit to him and said, "you remember, Spartan Chris." To which he replied, "oh thank goodness you have a Professional to help you."
Ask her to send some pictures!
This is like one of the most adorable and the best thread that I've stumbled upon today. That kid is gonna go all crazy once the armor is finished.
At this point I think it's PerniciousDuke that is going crazy......LOL...."Professional".......
Sealing is going... ok. Went with the PLA method. Downside is my seam filler is water soluable so I've had to very carefully not to make a mess of things.
I think the product is called Foam Putty by Woodland Scenic. I have really liked working with it. Once the first misting of glue dried I didn't have as much trouble.
I've done two glue/water mistings and one coat of full glue. I think I'll do a second coat and call it good.
I sprung for the more expensive PLA because sealing seems like a crucial part for longevity of suit life. I swear someone just put Elmer's in a different bottle, printed a label on their computer and put a $11 sticker on it. Looks like it will take two bottles.
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