H3 Chief Armor - Build Progress

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by ExCeLLuR8, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. TurboCharizard

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    We get all the fun of environmental tariffs and recycling fees. Oh well, just means I'll pay less for a more versatile product.
     
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  2. ExCeLLuR8

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    Thanks man will definitely try! I'm a big fan of Rustoleum products. Will definitely test it out on one of my throw away armor pieces. I did a torture test on my very first forearm piece that was plasti dip and I'm amazed how well it holds up. Pretty tough stuff. But if you claim the leak stop is even stronger, definitely worth checking out. And yeah down in the states, plasti-dip is only $5.95 a can at my local walmart. Crazy how pricey it is up in Canada. Oh well, I love it up there! I just took a vacation up through Toronto and montreal, really enjoyed it!
     
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  3. zachturner009

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    Badass build man, really crazy foam work, you kicked Sean Anwalt * with that
     
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  4. ExCeLLuR8

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    Thanks man! Seans build is badass! I love the reach builds so much. I'm just trying to make mine perfect. I want people to see it a briefly think it's real for a sec. Sounds dumb I know, but that's my motivation. Haha
     
  5. zachturner009

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    Have you though of a way to connect your shoulders? If not, I might have an idea for ya and it works great
     
  6. zachturner009

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    Yeah, I can understand that, I tried to compete with him, but he kinda won
     
  7. ExCeLLuR8

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    Yup I've got it all figured out. What is your method? I'm just going connect the 2 shoulder pieces together with really durable elastic so it suspends across my back under thr torso piece. I will put an adjustable buckle on there also to separate themail if needed. They stay in place now for the most part
     
  8. TurboCharizard

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    We don't really compete here, we pretend to as motivation and then just make memes together.
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  9. ExCeLLuR8

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    That's awesome man. Love all these builds. I never get tired of seeing different peoplea work. Very motivational!
     
  10. Sean Anwalt

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    ... oh no you di'nt!
     
  11. ExCeLLuR8

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    Found this awesome thin rubber like material to wrap my foam padding with so that the inside of my armor looks just as good. And loctite 5 sec super glue works awesome on it so I don't have to stitcheck anything. Plus I'm able to glue velcro to it so my padding is removalable. Jo Ann fabrics rocks!

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  12. TurboCharizard

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    Oh! The fabled Yaya Han hex pattern four way stretch!
     
  13. ExCeLLuR8

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    Yup! Makes the padding super grippy so the armor piece stays in place, plus there is no green padding foam peaking out anywhere when on or off. The inside of the helmet and forearms looks legit like this!
     
  14. zachturner009

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    That's exactly that, elastic to both across the back, nice
     
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  15. zachturner009

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    Don't know what you are talking about
     
  16. ExCeLLuR8

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    Worked in a ton of detail work this weekend as well as got the padding and strapping dialed in. Suit is super comfortable and fits perfect. Staring the cod piece tomorrow, I promise guys!

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  17. ExCeLLuR8

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    Dude you were completely right. I picked up a can of rustoleum leak seal to test out. It's way stronger than plasti-dip. Much more durable finish and does not wrinkle like plasti-dip does with stress. I will definitely be using this to coat my suit. Thanks man!!
     
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  18. ExCeLLuR8

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    Cod piece is coming along great, and fits well. Should be wearing it by the weekend and really happy with the detail so far. Just letting you guys know I've been working!

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  19. ExCeLLuR8

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    Might be the weirdest post of this thread.. but oh well.. check out that COD piece! Lol it turned out perfect, just going to make some minor tweaks to make sure it stays in place but wow it really sets off the torso!

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  20. zachturner009

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    I'll make it weirder for ya, wooooooo look at that cod, he got that cod game, get it man, get it, aight done
     
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  21. ExCeLLuR8

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    Thanks man! It's just not fun till its weird! Lol
     
  22. zachturner009

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    Honestly can't wait for the thighs and shins and knees and boots, love the design of those
     
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  23. ExCeLLuR8

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    Yeah I'm really looking forward to the thighs. I don't know why but they are probably the piece I look forward to making the most. So I won't stop till they're perfect.
     
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  24. ExCeLLuR8

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    Made some tweaks and got the waist/cod piece fitting perfect now by building the inside up with more foam to make it thicker and more "armor" like. Plus my bro is over for the holiday and was absolutely loving getting some cool pics of the suit. Thigh pieces will be started this week, files are ready!

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  25. ExCeLLuR8

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    Well guys I'm back from the break. Got this built over the last 2 evenings and it came together pretty easy, however, I'm thinking they're about 3/4 of an inch to small. I little to snug on the thigh and come up slightly short on the hip but man it looks good! my question, how snug do all of your thigh pieces fit with your builds? I'll post a wearing pic later.

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