Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by DemonButler, Jun 26, 2016.
Here are also some pics of the shoulders I pepped yesterday,
Here is the work I have so far completed on my helmet, I really wanted to add lighting on the helmet so I'm thinking about adding lighting into the front top of the helmet, I've marked it into the helmet, I'm aiming for a sort of "interrogation" strength white lights,
Keep in mind, your "Interrogation Strength" light would give off a tremendous amount of heat. Even w/ a fan going, you will get very hot in your helmet.
I'm planning on using medium strength led's to avoid to much heat, thanks for the warning tho
Looking great man, keep up the great work. Looking forward to seeing it complete. I am thinking about making the EOD helmet from reach aswell so I was just wondering where you got your pepakura file because I am having a bit off trouble finding one
Hey man, the file that I'm using that I absolutely love is here: http://www.405th.com/file-archive.php?do=download&downloadid=916 Its a really nice, clean file that assembles really well
Hey there, right now I'm making my armor out of foam, but I'm thinking about making the helmet using bondo or resin. What sort of resin are you using? Keep up the awesome work!
Hey Karth, for my helmet I just used plain store bought resin for the outer coat and I used a 50/50 mix of resin and Builders Bog for the slushing inside, but if you're looking for strength for the helmet I'd recommend using fiberglass instead (or chux wipes as they're muuuuuuuch cheaper, and you dont have to worry about rashing and being sliced up, and as far as I'm aware work just as well) as it's much lighter and less brittle. I used the slushing method as there are a few places that I wouldnt be able to use the fibreglass on without leaving large gaps between matting and paper, (ie. the nose and mouth section) but plan to use the fibreglass to reinforce the helmet. Hope that helped
That's a helped a lot, thanks!
Currently I am printing out my next forearm and should have it finished within the next few days
So far so good!
As promised the second forearm is pepped
UPDATE: Apologies for the loong wait between posts between posts, I have made some progress since my last post and thought I'd share with the group Since my last post was about the forearms I'll post some pics of them first. So far I have successfully slushed both forearms and just starting to bog and sand them.
Here is some of the progress I have made on the EOD Helmet, So far I have cut the visor free and am onto sanding
I have also made progress on the chest piece. Since the last chest update I have used a mixture of slush and fibreglass to reinforce weak areas, pictured is its size to myself and me currently attempting to fix a inward bend in the lower back "tail" section that happened during slushing, the fix is by weighing down the area using a weight and rope and adding fibreglass to the section and surrounding areas to stop the bend.
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