Halo Reach Spartan Build


S225

New Member
The scale looks good!
Might I recommend doing a thick coat of filler primer rather than bondo though, and just saving bondo for the seams/problem areas. I made the mistake of covering full bondo on a piece once and it took me an eternity to sand it all.

Of course this is just opinion so you can totally disregard it if you so choose lol
I absolutely realized this after putting bondo on some of the parts. I only have a little tube thats mostly empty but because my more recent prints are much more detailed I shouldn't need so much. I'm going a little heavy with bondo first to hopefully cut down on some of the super noticeable angles. I'm also doing better seams when I melt part together! This is one big learning experience!
 
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S225

New Member
Another minor issue tonight. Needed to pause mid print as no one was home and thats a fire hazard I'm not looking to be involved in. Upon resuming everything looked fine but after checking in after maybe 20 minutes I notice everything was printing about a millimeter to the left on my X axis. Thankfully only 20 grams of PLA were used at this point so I've just restarted everything. Not sure what caused this but I'm guessing a software glitch or issue upon resuming. This printer has finished prints after total power failure so I was a little surprised.

And good lord is this stuff durable! I'm trying to break the scrap that printed and I'm not having any luck!
 

spitzkitz

Jr Member
Another minor issue tonight. Needed to pause mid print as no one was home and thats a fire hazard I'm not looking to be involved in. Upon resuming everything looked fine but after checking in after maybe 20 minutes I notice everything was printing about a millimeter to the left on my X axis. Thankfully only 20 grams of PLA were used at this point so I've just restarted everything. Not sure what caused this but I'm guessing a software glitch or issue upon resuming. This printer has finished prints after total power failure so I was a little surprised.

And good lord is this stuff durable! I'm trying to break the scrap that printed and I'm not having any luck!
I've also had issues with this. Something that I occasionally have luck with is, before resuming a print, use the "auto home" function so that the printer knows exactly where it is again. Over time I think the axis can drift a little bit and pausing really accentuates this. Perhaps it may be worth checking your steps/mm as well. Have you calibrated those yet?
 

S225

New Member
I've also had issues with this. Something that I occasionally have luck with is, before resuming a print, use the "auto home" function so that the printer knows exactly where it is again. Over time I think the axis can drift a little bit and pausing really accentuates this. Perhaps it may be worth checking your steps/mm as well. Have you calibrated those yet?
I've not messed to much with the steppers mainly as I have no idea what I would be doing and nothing has really warranted me messing with more settings. I'm running this printer straight out of the box and probably rushing past some important thing along the way!
 

S225

New Member
The first thigh is 100% printed! This might be my favorite looking part so far. I'm going to get everything together in the morning but here's where its at.
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S225

New Member
Not much to update on but the second thigh is almost printed. Just need the top portion closet to the hip and I will get the whole thing together.

I did want to ask those of you who have crafted torso armor how you find it best to put the whole thing on? I'm working with the idea of a two part cheat that will clip the front and back together or making it one part where the collar is removable. That's likely the only part on the Reach mkv that would stop me from putting it on like a shirt. A very bulky shirt...
 

S225

New Member
Accessories came in! Plenty of pocket space with these.
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Bot much progress has been made recently unfortunately as I am still tweaking the chest and helmet to be ready to print.

I'm afraid to print the helmet so soon even though I know the opening is wide enough for my head and it is very well scaled to the chest as to not look like a bobble head. Would anyone recommend printing it as one piece or would breaking it up be wiser? Looks like anywhere between 600g-1000g of pla depending in how I orient it on the printer.
 

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