I saw a video about scaling in which the person would make a cross section of the piece, lets say at the forehead area or at the bridge of the nose, about 1/4 inch high. With this, he can make sure the helmet would fit. Then he would print the whole helmet, so not to waste all the filament on a helmet that was off. Just an fyi since you are hoping you scaled it correctly.I started printing the helmet, hopefully I scaled it Correctly and turns out well. 3 days for first piece.
Um...it's all about preference. I, personally, like to print at about 0.15mm (150 microns depending on your slicer) to save a little bit of time spent sanding. Truth be told, even with 0.15mm, you're still going to sand that part for about 4-5 hours. At 0.15mm, you're also going to be getting more detail out of your prints. The other bonus to higher-resolution prints is that you can start a long print before you go to work or something, and when you get home from an 8-hour work day, your print will be waiting for you. BUT...If you start a print before you leave and the print fails while you are gone, you could be looking at a lot of time wasted.Is it really worth printing in fine quality or is coarse acceptable as touch ups will be needed anyway? Saving some time is nice too.
Thanks that visor is taken from that cheap licensed helmet, i was lucky that it fit my sized helmet perfectlyWow this turned out amazing. If the rest of the armor turns out like this, it’ll easily one of the best I’ve ever seen on here. Now your visor did you vacuum form that yourself or was it purchased? It fits way too well to be purchased and if you did it yourself I’m curious what you did to chrome it?
Amazing work man. I see you posted the files and even some sliced for easier printing. But I don't seem to be able to find the STL files you ACTUALLY used to print. Have you posted this? I tried combing through the pages here to see if you had or said you were not going to. I understand that the model is scaled to fit you at 180 cm. I am 169 cm and have a 8x8x10 printing bed so im sure if you were to post the files i would be able to print them once i scaled them down 8%. Again, amazing work and thanks for sharing.I'm finally done printing!
View attachment 248433
Now comes the hard task of sanding it all...
I also need some help with two things.
First can anybody tell me someone that makes master chief visors (optimaly in europe)?
Second i need help determening the colors for the halo 5 version of the armor and find the closest matching color in the line up of montana spray-cans.
I like the colors i have on the 3d render of the new helmet and might try to find those colors.
Thanks in andvance for any help on these two matters.
I will probably make a video on how I connect my parts togheter in the week to come.
Here are some of the colors i have picked out of images from different sources. From renders of the suit, form game textures, from others paint use on their helmets
View attachment 248434
I have not posted the cut stl files I have used and have deleted most of them sorry. They where mostly v1 files and they where messy, the v2 files are way better and are the ones out here now.Amazing work man. I see you posted the files and even some sliced for easier printing. But I don't seem to be able to find the STL files you ACTUALLY used to print. Have you posted this? I tried combing through the pages here to see if you had or said you were not going to. I understand that the model is scaled to fit you at 180 cm. I am 169 cm and have a 8x8x10 printing bed so im sure if you were to post the files i would be able to print them once i scaled them down 8%. Again, amazing work and thanks for sharing.
In order for the armor pieces to be accurately fit to your particular person, many of us would recommend picking up Armorsmith Designer. It allows you to design a virtual mannequin of yourself, import all of the armor pieces and scale them to each part of your body individually, then export those components for use in a slicer of your choice. Unfortunately, it's difficult for a modeler to create a truly universal helmet for everyone, without it inevitably having the "bobble-head" appearance on someone. I hope that helps!!I'm sorry for the dumb question, but is the helmet to scale with the rest of the suit? As in roughly meant to fit someone slightly over 6 foot tall? I printed the arm piece and it looked fine. But the helmet almost looks like a bobblehead scale by comparison. Are most people able to print it at 100% and it fit fine? Looking at it, I think 85-90% might be better.