M073 - MC H4 - Armor

m073

Jr Member
Hi,

i always wanted to have an armor since i was young :p

So i started march with my armor after i got infected with the Halo FUD movie, watched then all films i could find and bought a lot of silly Halo things like books, statues and comics.

It is a mix of paper and foam with resin. For reinforcing Resin, Carbon, Aluminium an GFK.

Hope to be complete ready with it next year.

Some parts i had to build several times.. until they were ok in size and quality.
I used for most of it Pepakura and printed it on 80g Paper, the 250g Paper i bought was too thick for my printer, so i glued the 80g on it and then cuttet it out.
The building process was a journey.. i read a lot before but after i began i learned more and when i was finished i thought i should start again from beginning to make it better.
But 3 months were gone so i went on with it.

Some pics of the 3 month work until now

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m073

Jr Member
Hehe i won´t go to gamescom with a half finished suit :cool

Has to be perfect when i show it outside :popcorn

Is only 5 weeks until then... :thumbsdown
 

m073

Jr Member
Hey,

i thought about going as me :D

Perhaps i make a shirt before it, so that you all know who i am.
 

m073

Jr Member
Hehe,

only helmet will look strange but thank you! :D

Perhaps i finish an arm or something that i look more halo relatet *G*
 

Jacgren

Member
How well does the carbon fiber work for reinforcing the armor? I haven't seen that done before but it looks very cool!
 

m073

Jr Member
Hey,
Jacgren: i think it is now not possible to break it without breaking me inside first :D

Have not written here some time, but progress was made all the time until now :)

My fifth helmet made it to the now nearly finished status, the ones before were not good or big enough.

Armor is now nearly complete ready, some more sanding and filling on some parts, all small parts are painted and waiting for some battle damage.

A lot of material was bought and tested, but still i don´t know exactly how to finish so i will just test this and that until it is ready.

Armor is now mainly pepakura with some paper and foam mix and some parts are 3d printed - not the best printer and i needed a lot of time with sanding and filling but for my first armor i like it.

After i met 405th European last year for the first time, i really wanted my armor ready for the next meeting - that is in 4 weeks from now.. so hurry!

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0,18mm is minimum with my printer, but still better than my pepakura attempt :)

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with some color, need to add some more silver to the edges i think
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3d printed, not really the right size or shape but looks ok, perhaps i make new ones when the next con is not so near :D
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paper with foam and plastic mix
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shoes ready for painting
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some smaller parts - finally with the right underground color
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Helmet printed with poor skills and not so good 3d Printer :D
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Sanding skills will rescue it

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I sanded now for some months, most of the time is sanding while building i think
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After i guess 100 layers of filler and paint i´m finally at the point where i can add details and battle damage

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m073

Jr Member
Some more updates, visor test and pistol with finished color

dark motorcycle visor - not dark enough so bought some blue foliatec chrome foil
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in front of the visor, hmm naaah too shiny
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behind it, better, not good visible in the photo but the blue comes through very well, dark blue like i wanted it :)

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Some more silver and red for the pistol

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Now finish the details and paint on the helmet and finish the rest of the armor

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m073

Jr Member
Another day, another progress

Visorlution - Evolution of my Visor

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Got some more candies, but will keep my dark blue visor for first

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Batterycase - needs some color modding

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Added some silver and black everywhere, not really visible on the photo but it is there... have to add more details and more silver

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m073

Jr Member
Hi,

some more details that should hide the warping after i resined it.

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Designed some Stickers and Cards, waiting for watertransfer foil now

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After cutting a whole armor out of pepakura, this was easy :D
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Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Looking fantastic!! 4 weeks left? You'll make it......
 

kaween

Member
Sieht Ganz Toll Aus, Melanie ! Das wird der Hammer !

Looks great, already looks fab actually, sadly I won't make it for Games Con in the Netherlands, be sure to have lots of pictures made !
Ah, and that battery box. I recognize that one. That's one of these airsoft "range finders" we all love to (mis)use for every concievable purpose, no ? :)

PS : thanks for the decal designs. They look cool and I'll use them for inspiration if you don't mind !
If someone else is looking for those, here's a good place to start looking http://www.405th.com/showthread.php?t=37010
 

m073

Jr Member
Ah, and that battery box. I recognize that one. That's one of these airsoft "range finders" we all love to (mis)use for every concievable purpose, no ? :)

PS : thanks for the decal designs. They look cool and I'll use them for inspiration if you don't mind !
If someone else is looking for those, here's a good place to start looking http://www.405th.com/showthread.php?t=37010
Battery box is usually a working military thing PEQ-15 yes, of course we do :)

Yeah use my stickers for inspiration!

Thank you all
 

m073

Jr Member
Actually filling the last part, then add color. Next step silver details on all parts and some red spots.

Helmet needs still more silver - should be able to finish it for the last march week :)

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Fllschrimjager

Jr Member
I would also like to add to this what ever you did you have so much detail and it is so smooth and clean I wish I could do that!
 

m073

Jr Member
Hi,

thank you!

In two weeks there will be a big update, will test wear it on the first con, still so much ideas on details but work on it after the con on - led light and more details i think :)

And i need a big gun or sword :D
 

seeker01

New Member
I would also like to add to this what ever you did you have so much detail and it is so smooth and clean I wish I could do that!
agree... the detail is amazing! fantastic work.

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Hi,

thank you!

In two weeks there will be a big update, will test wear it on the first con, still so much ideas on details but work on it after the con on - led light and more details i think :)

And i need a big gun or sword :D
;-) why 'or'... when you can have both, lol
 

m073

Jr Member
Hi,

some minor details missing but i think it is slowly coming to an end. Quite comfortable and i can breathe in it without getting blind.

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