Halo weapon props

Discussion in 'Halo Props' started by PaiganBoi, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    General assembly is complete. Now I just need to go over some parts with my rotary tool and add the barrel and details with 2mm foam and some scoring.
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  2. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    Nice this looks like it’s coming along great! Look forward to see more progress
     
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  3. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    PaiganBoi looks great so far.....I've use foam for 1 prop weapon......not really a fan as it's a bit flimsy......even with the wood dowel to stiffen it up a bit. But again.....looks awesome!!!
     
  4. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    I understand where you are coming from. Surprisingly my build isn't flimsy. I tried giving it a shake and it didn't flex. It may a combination of having a 1/2 inch dowel in the centre. The core is 3 layers of half inch foam mats. Then a layer on each side of 6 mm foam that is denser than the mats.
     
  5. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    Worked on the AR a little bit tonight. Started on some details.
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    Rounded out the grip so isn't so blocky and would fit my son's tiny little hands a little better.
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    I also tried my hot knife for the first time to do the scoring details... As seen in the pics... My hands are not as steady as they should be. Even with the aid of a ruler. Lol.
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  6. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

    Density of foam is the key here. I have had a wide variety of densities in floor mat packs and now I've started to find a few different ones that I like for different purposes. The Canadian Tire black puzzle mats in the automotive section are by far the toughest I've found and are great for thin, overhanging detail pieces such as visor brims or thin objects such as knives.
     
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  7. CamoNinja128

    CamoNinja128 New Member

    Those look really awesome. I hope I will be able to make stuff that well, or at least close
     
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  8. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    Alrighty then. Finally finished assembling this bugger. Heat sealed it and will fill in the gaps. Then slap on the paint.
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  9. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

  10. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    Thanks SI3RRA 117! It has been a fun build. There are a few things I would do differently the next time I do this.
     
  11. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    Seems like that’s always the way haha. Regardless I think it turned out great
     
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  12. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    The next time? If there is a next time.....can I have this one? It's AMAZING!!!! Love the details.....even w/ the not so straight hot knife cut lines......:D
     
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  13. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    You just had to bring those up didn't you? :cautious:
    Unfortunately my son has dibs on this one.
    I do plan on making another one to go along with my ODST magnum and SMG. Plan on making a foam arsenal.
    ... that reminds me... should look for some PVC pipe so I can attempt a sniper rifle.
     
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  14. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Is this the sliced foam file?
     
  15. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    Nope. I dropped that one. Instead I opted to use Andrew DFT's file and altered it to please my needs.
     
  16. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Ok great....Got to look in to that one.......You did a great job on it.
     
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