Introducing Spitfire Company 3D Print + EVA foam

What should be call ourselves?

  • Leave it as Spitfire Company?

    Votes: 12 57.1%
  • Fireteam Spitfire?

    Votes: 5 23.8%
  • Fireteam Dauntless?

    Votes: 2 9.5%
  • Fireteam Intrepid?

    Votes: 2 9.5%
  • Spitfire team?

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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SI3RRA 117

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Small update: got a a “few” free minutes to play with some armor.
First: got the base color on the Deadeye chest! This was a total of 30 pieces. So...... lots and lots of seams. I threw in the towel on the sanding and just painted the thing. Have a lot of fancy red, white and black to do. But hey it’s got paint!


Second: was able to assemble a couple of shins and apply some filler primer. Still more sanding to do on these
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Last: while all this was in the works. I attempted to test my large print area. Printing a thigh piece as one. YAY no seams!! This is sure to be a game changer! Also trying some Amazon Basics PLA to cut down costs of filament. Bought these as a multi pack so ended up being $13 per roll. Printing large piece as one uses a lot more supports and a lot more plastics. So hopefully this will help.
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Well that’s it for this one! Until next time, happy building.
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Looking awesome! What method do you use to glue/connect your pieces? Sorry if you covered it previously, I did not see.

SI3RRA 117

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Looking awesome! What method do you use to glue/connect your pieces? Sorry if you covered it previously, I did not see.
I weld/melt them together with a wood burning pencil. Melt deep on the inside and try and smooth the pieces together on the outside. I haven’t had too much luck with adhesives.

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SI3RRA 117

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Little bit of progress on the builds.
Well my budget PLA didn’t pan out. Nothing but clogged nozzles, wasted time and a few more gray hairs. So I sent that stuff back and tried some new stuff I’m quite happy with. Also ironing out the kinks of stepping up tbe nozzle size. This has definetly knocked down some of the print time of these larger pieces. Think I might need to buy some larger spools of filament, they disappear quick on these large print.

So anyway, pics or it never happened right? Here’s the latest pieces.

I like the way these turned out. Big thanks to CarterBuilder12 for the awesome files!!!
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And then we got some finger bits. Just waiting for the moment one of these turns up missing.
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So Feeling good about the printer finally putting out some decent pieces.
So hopefully things will start coming together here pretty soon. I guess that’s it for the moment.
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SI3RRA 117

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Another small update:
Been a printing fool as of late. Got almost all of the leg armor printed.

And we got some more paint on the Deadeye build. My son laid out the scheme. I was impressed. He put a little more effort into this unlike the single stripe on the forearms. He based it on one of the H5 fotus schemes. Sad thing is he’s pretty much already outgrown it, chest is definitely on the small side. But I didn’t see it taking 2 yrs for me to get this far. But oh well I’m going to see them through. They’ll look good an some mannequins.

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Still a lot left on it to do with lights weathering a padding still left.

SI3RRA 117

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I know I know, I should probably let this thread die already. 2 years? Amazingly the things still some what fit! So we’ve made a little more progress on Spitfire Company and made another silly little video. This video finally includes the Deadeye armor set. I can see these suits almost completed. But I feel like I’m 90% complete with 90% to go.
Most of the armor is held on with duct tape. My son still can’t see out of the helmet. ITs just the 3d Printed buck I’m working on, and so and so on. Then all multiplied by 2!! :rolleyes: Along with the “new” to us, “old” house projects we be also had a new member of the family come along. He’s now 6 weeks old and someday will have 2 sets of armor to play with. Haha I’ve been tempted to 3d print him a Micro chief helmet. But wife doesn’t find it quite so funny. So ya, the whole armor making has really been put on the back burner. But!!! I finally got some sanding out of the boys and I was excited to get out and make this short little video.

See here’s a few pics of the test fit we turned into a little video shoot.

The video was my first video using a new program called Lumafusion. I’m doing all this video filming, editing and effects on my iPhone 5. Not exactly what the program was designed to run on. So sorry for the abrupt end. It would crash every time I would add another clip. So I definitely need to come up with something different to do the action videos I want to do. I love the program just need to run it on a something with a little more processing power.

Anyway here we go:
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And the vid:

Thanks for sticking with me on the long post. Hopefully things here will settle down a bit,then I can get caught up with things on the forum and get back to building. Sorry for the out of sorts post. It’s been so long I don’t even remeber where I left off with things!

SI3RRA 117

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Hi everyone, I now I’ve been a bit quiet on here lately. I do check in here and there still, but life’s pretty busy. Even though I’m the OP I still feel like a necro. But...........we finally had the chance to suit up a full suit (minus the boots, kid already struggle walking in the armor lol ). So kids have long outgrown these suits and had never finished them. (I know shame on dad!). Anyway I have a nephew that’s been eye balling the unfinished suits for sometime now.And I don’t know, I just got the urge to finish up a suit and do an action video for him. Plus my boys were eager to help film it. All in all the night went good. Finished up some paint and strapping then strapped it on!! The undersuit portion didn’t fit him, so did some alterations there and that held up for the most part. Started falling off in the end. Oh well we got some shots for what we needed.
So this will be the last update on this thread. As I can finally call one suit completed. So here’s some snap shots and the video that makes him look like a covenant stomping badass! (Haha until the end!:cool:)
It was really fun and he loved the video. Wish I could have looked this cool at 9 yrs old!!
Thanks for all the inspiration along the way guys.Even tho I had plenty of build droughts along the way. I’m proud to lay this tread to rest now.
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SI3RRA 117

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Congratulations on finishing the build SI3RRA 117, it's been a good time watching this suit progress and I'm glad that the kiddos got to have fun with the process as well.
Thanks TurboCharizard . Only took 4 years to get this one complete ish (that maybe a record I don’t know) .Haha oh well, now I’m thinking I’m not quite done with this thread. Not quite yet......I may have the bug again,because that Deadeye set is looking pretty sad in the corner (it’s so close yet so far) and I may have another test subject to throw that suit on. Maybe a little 1v1 FFA video? Don’t know yet, just know that seeing the Warmaster set complete makes me want to finish up that deadeye. Especially with 2 nephews about the right size (y) So don’t be alarmed to see the dead (thread) rise again.
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