H3 Chief Armor - Build Progress

ExCeLLuR8

Well-Known Member
I'm not "Liking" this just on principal.......DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY HELMETS I WOULD HAVE HAD TO FINISH JUST TO HAVE 1 USABLE HELMET......????!?
I'm not "Liking" this just on principal.......DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY HELMETS I WOULD HAVE HAD TO FINISH JUST TO HAVE 1 USABLE HELMET......????!?
Haha yeah helmets can be tricky! This third one is coming together really well. All I can say is measure measure measure and when you think you have measured enough, measure again. I use the point to point measuring tool in pepakura like my life depends on it when building these pieces especially the helmet! Its so easy just to "assemble" pieces and it not come out looking right cause they werent assmbled correctly like the 3d model in pep. Also I started using temporary braces inside the helmet during assembly to hold the curve and the measurements in place. I've noticed heat curved foam can grow back out as much as an inch over night just sitting but you wouldn't know it just looking at it. I've got the whole inside braced up and once everything is permanent with shoe goo, the braces will get cut out. Good news is my second helmet I've been using till now fits my wife perfect, she will be using my spare pieces as a second suit that's going to be painted purple. Lol
 

ExCeLLuR8

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Well guys... the moment you've all been waiting for! Just need to finish building the nose piece, nail down the visor mounting solution (about 80% figured out) and finish shoe gooing and padding. This thing is definitely my "Mona Lisa, Grand Finale, or 9th symphony"! This was a hard challenge, but sooo worth it. It fits me so much better too. This will really give the suit that extra edge. Enjoy!
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Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Well guys... the moment you've all been waiting for! Just need to finish building the nose piece, nail down the visor mounting solution (about 80% figured out) and finish shoe gooing and padding. This thing is definitely my "Mona Lisa, Grand Finale, or 9th symphony"! This was a hard challenge, but sooo worth it. It fits me so much better too. This will really give the suit that extra edge. Enjoy!
ExCeLLuR8.....EXCELLENT job on this helmet!!!!! It doesn't even look like foam-work!!!

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ExCeLLuR8

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ExCeLLuR8.....EXCELLENT job on this helmet!!!!! It doesn't even look like foam-work!!!

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Thanks so much man! That really means alot, I'm so stoked with how it turned out. Still have fine tuning to do but yeah I'm glad I was able to pull it off. My foam file worked perfect! Plucked this baby right out of the game.
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Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Thanks so much man! That really means alot, I'm so stoked with how it turned out. Still have fine tuning to do but yeah I'm glad I was able to pull it off. My foam file worked perfect! Plucked this baby right out of the game. If anyone wants my hi def foam file, I only spent about 15 hours maybe more just in editing alone to get it perfect! Haha
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Hell, I'll take it........Add it to my collection of helmets I eventually want to remake several times over.....and over.......and over...........
 

TurboCharizard

RMO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Thanks so much man! That really means alot, I'm so stoked with how it turned out. Still have fine tuning to do but yeah I'm glad I was able to pull it off. My foam file worked perfect! Plucked this baby right out of the game. If anyone wants my hi def foam file, I only spent about 15 hours maybe more just in editing alone to get it perfect! Haha
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Yes please. I would like three.
 

ExCeLLuR8

Well-Known Member
Looks great, too bad its warped ( nothing like insecurity.) But honestly, don't remake it! Looks better than a pep'd bucket, dam fine skills!
Warpped?? Lol are you kidding? Haha I do actually still have a little slight heat forming to do to fine tune a few things but overall it measures out perfect to my 3d file. I'll have to fit the face piece to the visor for sure, currently some gaps, but won't be difficult. Thanks man, yeah definitely really happy with the level of detail I was able to capture.
 

ExCeLLuR8

Well-Known Member
Pound-sign jealous!

That looks both amazing and incredibly hot. Doesn't look like it will breathe at all!
But it looks amazing!
Haha yeah it may be a little hot. Hard to say, it's not really heavy at all. but I'll spartan up for a little more game accuracy! Lol speaking of... got my visor system worked out tonight and visor installed. just gotta build the nose piece, that's it. Finished getting the helmet mostly heat molded to shape and looking sharp!
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