Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!! 52 DAYS LEFT

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  1. Jurassic

    Jurassic

    Have until about July 22nd to git 'er done. 26 days till paint day!

    So I have made some pep before. Technically this will be my "third" project.... but lets not count my first attempt. OH? You want to know what I tried to make?
    FFXIII-2 Armor without sizing it and too much bondo.

    Anyways I have been working on this for 44 days between work.
    The helmet has taken me TOO much time, but at 27 pages and multiple problems....
    Been posting build pics here before I made this post! There will be more frequent, not so important, updates there if you guys have any tips for me like what materials I should make the undersuit out of. :D

    Progress;
    (I'm going to keep this updated.)

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    [TD="align: center"]Done[/TD]
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    [TD]Helmet[/TD]
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    [TD="align: center"]✓[/TD]
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    [TD]Chest[/TD]
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    [TD="align: center"]✓[/TD]
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    [TD]Forearm[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]✓[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]✓[/TD]
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    [TD]Shoulder +[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]✓[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]✓[/TD]
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    [TD]Thigh[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]✓[/TD]
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    [TD]Knee[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]✓[/TD]
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    [TD]Calf[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]✓[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
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    [TD]Boot[/TD]
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    [TD="align: center"]✓[/TD]
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    [TD]Undersuit[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]o[/TD]
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    o = nothing done
    ✓ = progress

    Up Next;
    Pep new shoulders. Slap some filler on things, sand, paint. 2 days to do all the body work... if i have extra time I'll make ANOTHER wider chest piece.

    Finally, some photos.
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  2. Fllschrimjager

    Fllschrimjager

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    That is some beautiful pep work hope the resin and bondo goes well.
     
  3. Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    Great stuff, Spartan. I'll be working on an Argus build myself in the future, so I'll be watching this thread closely for tips - particularly on the torso sizing, since my previous effort didn't fit perfectly despite attempts to ensure it did.
     
  4. PerniciousDuke

    PerniciousDuke

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    Yeah, that looks great! And that looks like a really challenging helmet to pep. Don't forget to do thin coats of resin. You don't want to lose all that detail by getting pools of resin. Good luck with the deadline, you'll have to be vigilant!
     
  5. Jurassic

    Jurassic

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    Thank you! It took way too long to do, but luckily I kept it high detail so there is less minute details to do by hand!

    Wow sweet, thanks! I'm starting torso tomorrow (fingers crossed).
    Well, from what I can see as of right now I am making the front hinge. That or come off completely to be held in place with quick release torque/band clamps. It should help with sizing since then I'll be able to squish in there. Sizing wise I am only making it as wide as my shoulders.

    I don't want to think of all the brushes I'll lose on the outer coats. GG at least I can slush the hell out of the inside!!! Exactly 100 days left. It leaves me a few days before Aug 4th con.
     
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  6. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    You'll make it........Your doing great and your pieces look Fantastic!!! Keep going. Don't get frustrated and don't give up.
     
  7. Bambii

    Bambii 405th Regiment Officer

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    Looking good! Hopefully I can get some motivation from your work to keep going on my Linda build :p
     
  8. DylanMarx

    DylanMarx Well-Known Member

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    Wow, looking really good so far. I am happy to see someone is doing Linda.
     
  9. elusch99

    elusch99 Jr Member

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    Awesome! Linda's my favorite blue team member. Looking forward to watching this!
     
  10. Jurassic

    Jurassic

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    So today I did a quick thin coat of glass before work, it didn't do much. Just finished another coat hopefully that will be sturdy enough for me to slush the insides.
    Checking on it in 2 hrs, will veg/ make some pep till then :d
    Boots or forearms next?


    Thanks for the positive energy! I'm highly optimistic about this, and I won't take me not finishing this in time hehe.

    JOIN THE LINDA!

    It's by far the most difficult so I'm not surprised I've only seen one other build :O

    SAME! I didn't like her at first because I thought the helmet was bonkers.... then I was voluntold to be Linda, now I LOVE HER!
     
  11. Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    I have some boot files ready to go, you can find it HERE. Hopefully you'll find them of use. Also, I'd be very appreciative of any files you've edited and built - I'd like to put them in the Archive for others to use and benefit from, if you don't mind that. I'd also like to look at them myself.

    Arguably the Argus set is relatively simple, barring the helmet. Certainly some of Blue Team/Fireteam Osiris' armours are more complex.
     
  12. Jurassic

    Jurassic

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    It has been decided then! I just looked at my model for the boots and you probably saved me a few hours yelling at 3dsmx. I agree the helmet is the worst part, and the rest nicely simple. Comparatively to the other 3 blue team.

    I'll bring up the files with my friend since he unfolded/fixed issues on the helmet.
     
  13. Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    Anything I can do, you're welcome to ask. I've had probably more hands-on time with the Halo 5 models than anybody else, you're welcome to use me.

    You say that, but I'm not looking forward to the back pods on the Argus torso. I'd like to try my hand at assembling the rest of the helmet, but those sensor pieces make my fingers hurt just to look at them - plus, I can't seem to find the right grade of cardstock in these parts, which makes things more difficult. Complex parts are hard to work with when you're using card that's a little too thick and stiff for your liking, and the glue isn't helping matters.

    As I said, anything I have you're welcome to use. I have a handplate file up in the Archive that's reasonably (reasonably) straightforwards.
     
  14. Jurassic

    Jurassic

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    I'm going to implore your help then, thank you for offering. I like to do VERY detailed pep so there is less guess work to do post. Take RobotChicken's build for example; I am that detail oriented sadly lack the time.

    Something I decided to do yesterday is make custom spartan booties for this. So if anyone has a halo 4/5 3D model for the soles id be forever grateful. That failing I have a Kelly figure to create a sole by hand :3

    The card stock I use is 65 Lb, it's what's available to me, and I make it work. The trick is super glue. Yes it is bad for me, yes I glue my fingers to everything... BUT! The Gorilla Glue 10 sec dry time is well worth the effort when working on any size area or if you need to harden any thinner tabs. This is all of course my opinion on it from experience doing lots of paper craft.

    HERE's my helmet file; it does need some work sadly I had to modify the brim by hand, the connection between the left camera side and the small box thingy, and at the AI chip there is an open edge. Cheers!

    IMG_20160415_222735.jpg IMG_20160415_233248.jpg received_10209223260594349.jpeg

    PICTURES! Basically no progress. But something to add none the less. The painters tape has been holding off rondo surprisingly well... I am just slightly sad the back chip is kinda wonky.
     
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  15. hopkins77

    hopkins77

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    :thumbsup looking good!
     
  16. Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    Got you covered, Spartan.

    EDIT: also, I flubbed it a bit on the measurements for that boot. Might want to reduce the scale by.... roughly half.
     

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  17. Jurassic

    Jurassic

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    Homygad! Don't worry I have small feet I made to scale it down so much, thank you so much for this. Nice present to come home from work to.
     
  18. Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    You're very welcome. If there's anything else I can help with, don't be afraid to prod me.
     
  19. CommanderPalmer

    CommanderPalmer Membership Officer

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    LINDA! :D
    So cool! Seriously nice to see you doing Linda costume... Everyone is doing other characters so it's very nice to see Linda coming to life! ^^

    Also, wow, really nice progress :D
     
  20. Jurassic

    Jurassic

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    Thanks Mara! It's slowly becoming an actual feasible thing.

    This is what I've been doing for the past 2 days when I've found time;

    Got my head STUCK in my helmet. Now it fits like a glove. Minus there is a ridiculous amount of room in the helmet itself without liners and fans/comms.
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    This is going to be a long ride. except its almost half done. just need to build a bit more, carve details where needed, and make some things out of styrene/wire.

    Also started bootie pep!
     
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  21. Jurassic

    Jurassic

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    Finished both boot peps this week and started fixing some of the remaining assets for pdos. Took a lot of screenshot reference too for Linda and Fred. Too much, but it's better than having not enough.
    For a 40 hr work week all closing shifts I do say I think I did an okay job wasting a week...

    Got time to finally print the chest and my printer ran out of ink with only 4 pages left to print. FML. Fortunately the days are now getting above 10c consistently which allows me to glass without death fume house :D


    I'll be back when I have something more interesting than my peperoni, probably hardened and worked peperonies. (That's what I call pep btw, pun intended, spelling purposeful.) Booties beside my bike helm, which is practically the same size as the shell for Linda sans padding, i.e. XS.


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  22. CommanderPalmer

    CommanderPalmer Membership Officer

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    NOOOOOO! ;_;
    The attachments don't work! ;_;
     
  23. Jurassic

    Jurassic

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! i think i fixed it...
     
  24. SavedbyGraceG12

    SavedbyGraceG12 Well-Known Member

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    Just wanted to say that your on the right track, and this is definitly one of my top five threads that I check up on. I know its a long haul doing the peperonie route. But can't wait to see how this all turns out!
     
  25. Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    Re: Linda-058 First FULL build. I'll do it in 143 days!!

    Great work, Spartan. I'm glad the boots worked out fine in the end for you. I tried working on them myself (my attitude towards releasing files is to never do so until I've test-assembled it first) but the cardstock's a little too thick to work on the smaller parts accurately, and my glue just won't hold as well.

    I also took a look at your Argus helmet - there are a few geometry issues that need to be resolved. If you don't mind, I could clean up those few errors for you before releasing the finished file to the Archive? That is, if you don't mind sharing the files with the community - in that vein, will you eventually be releasing the other files to the community once the build has been completed?
     

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