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.
     
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  16. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

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

    PaiganBoi

    Taking a break from my ODST suit to work on my son's assault rifle.
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    Instead of Mod Podge or Plasti Dip, I am trying another product to seal my foam. I'm using stuff called Flexi Paint. It's a latex free, rubber like paint. The product has a consistency and smell like PVA glue. It is recommended to use a 5:1 ratio of FlexiPaint and water to thin it out a little. In the pic above I have put on the first coat. It goes on white and drys clear.

    The clip is on a scrap piece of foam with two coats applied.
     
  18. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

    I looked the stuff up and the only Canadian retailer I could find had it at $21/500g bottle. Would you say it's worth the price in comparison to PlastiDip/FlexiDip or other spray ons?
     
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  19. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    A can of FlexiDip is about 312g. So at 500g you are paying for more.
    I'm not sure the stuff can be used in a spray gun for application. Doesn't matter since I don't have one. Heh. But brushing by hand does make the process longer and can leave brush strokes. Good thing is while it's drying most of the brush strokes do go away. You have to allot a good amount of time for it to dry. If you don't, applying the next coat will be messy and go on unevenly. I think I let dry for a minimum of an hour.
    When dry the the FlexiPaint is a bit glossy and has a tacky feel to it. I don't mind the tacky considering I'll be painting over it.
    I can't comment yet on how well paint goes on since I haven't gotten to that point yet. Hoping to do that today.
    I haven't made a real decision yet on if this product is as good as PlastiDip/FlexiDip.
     
  20. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    Started to paint the base colour for the rifle. First I did the clip as a test piece. It took 3 coats of the gun metal paint that I have thanks to Dirtdives.
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    This is how it looks after two coats of paint.
    When it comes to the weathering I am going to try using liquid mask to cover some of the gunmetal and then paint over it. Then peel it off after the next layer of colour is done.
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  21. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

    Real liquid mask or are you going mustard method? I vote for mustard method. Or toothpaste technique.
     
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  22. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    Liquid mask. Well that is what I hope to do. Unless the label on the bottle is all lies and I was sent Liquid Paper instead. Lol.
    Seriously though, that is the method of madness I have chosen. I had tested it on some scrap earlier to see how it looks applying and when dry.
     
  23. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    I vote toothpaste.....this way your weapon is minty fresh.

    Very interesting way of your layering.......your welcome on the paint.........
     
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  24. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    Alrighty. Tried using the Liquid Mask for the first time. One thing that I have learned... Next time I use it put it on thicker. After I painted the over the mask it was very difficult to find and peel off. I applied it relatively thin in some areas and it took me a while to locate and rub/peel off. Next step is some blackwash and some drybrush and it's done. 20180403_221957.jpg 20180403_221033.jpg 20180403_221044.jpg 20180403_222241.jpg
     
  25. PerniciousDuke

    PerniciousDuke RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Don't forget scratches!
     
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