i need help badly plzzz help

halomaster16

New Member
hey guys idk wat to do relly im a 13 kid that i want to make the master chief costum for a costume contest and for halloween, and i need it to be made adult size as i am 5'8 im always mistaken as a highskooler lol, but i just need help on wat to do ive been searchjing this site for an hour or so and i still dont get it so idk wat to do cause idk ihow to make it and stuff can sumone help me leik stepo by step on wat to do, thanks , oo and ive been seeing paper models that they say have been printed out or something but idk where its at just someone explain this to me thanks
 

halomaster16

New Member
i did read that stuff there to much i dont relly get it if someone could explain it in an easier way and step by step plzz thanks
 

dwoo

Jr Member
OK, follow Frizzlefry's "Tutorial: How to use Pepakura to make your Mjolnir Armor" . He did some great step by step with screen shots of the program. One 2D edit tool I like to use is the "join/disjoin face" -- with it you can rearrange what pieces are connected so you can get more parts on a single piece of paper (that will mean few parts to glue together in the end)

Check out the "Official pepakura scaling thread" I posted some scale tables on the last page that might get you rolling.

Start with a simple piece like the thigh armor. You will have to adjust the scale to fit your body. Know that you won't use the same scale # for every piece of the armor, your head might be 23.5 while your arms are 17.0.

Check back after you have printed your first piece on your 110# cardstock paper. There is a good sticky about how to make good sharp folds in your paper .Tutorial: How to make Good Folds for Pepakura Armor

The folks here are very supportive and will help you out, but show them you deserve their help by first educating yourself as much as you can with the collected knowledge they have already posted here for noobs like you and me. You will have questions, and that is cool, just make sure they are intelligent questions.

-dwoo
 

Boomer

Jr Member
dwoo's reply has some good pointers to get you started - but there are some other questions you should ask yourself before you get too carried away:

1. How big is your budget? Suits can range in costs from $30 (TastyBread's cardboard suit) to $400+ for a wacked-out pep suit. How much money you're able to spend will dictate a lot of your design decisions.

2. You're 13. Will your folks let you play with fiberglass? That's a big issue for the younger builders here - so you may be using cardboard reinforcement, or styrene sheets, or foam board, or what have you.

3. Do you have room to spread out? For several weeks? I have stuff strewn all over my house - office, living room, back deck, kitchen (I live alone, so I can do that). For instance, my resined armor is hogging one corner in my living room, I've got tools and equipment occupying my kitchen table, and various odds & ends floating around in the other rooms. Do you have pets? Annoying little brothers who absolutely HAVE to touch, touch touch (even curing resin, which sticks to everything)? The amount of space you have to work with can affect both your build efficiency and the "Project Irritation : Owning Own Armor Glory" ratio in a negative direction.

4. Plan, plan plan! What are you going to use for straps to keep your armor on? How are you going to attach the boot pieces to your shoes? What are you planning to use for the visor? Do you want the polygon look or a smooth molded look (one requires a lot of sanding, one doesn't). Each build is specific to the person, and you have to be thinking about these things in advance so you're not tacking things on at the last minute and ending up with a result you aren't happy with.

5. Do you have patience and attention to detail? A MJOLNIR suit is a big undertaking, even a cardboard one. You have to be committed, so be upfront with yourself on this one. You might be better off with something a little less complicated...like a mummy costume or something.


And lastly, there are no step-by-step instructions. There are great pinned tutorials for various aspects of the build, countless tips and tricks in the many topics, and a lot of helpful people who will gladly point the way if you get stuck or have intelligent questions to ask. MJOLNIR armor is like a huge puzzle - you have to figure out some things for yourself. Which makes the end result that much more satisfying, imo. But nobody is going to hold your hand and do it for you...unless you get your dad to do it. :lol:
 
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