Mark 7 remake 1 year later edition

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Creativity4ever

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Hello everyone! I'm back with another build after starting my first year in college! I'm Remaking some parts of my Mark 7 build hopefully by reusing previous parts. I learned a lot from my many builds since last year and I took the opportunity to improve my crafting skills.
The pieces I have to remake so far are the helmet, thigh parts, and the big chest piece. This time I know for sure what I'm doing and I hope this new build will turn out great!
 

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Today I started on Remaking the thigh parts on my Mark 7 for the 2nd time. I messed up on my first try and now I am doing my second attempt. This time I made the template with armorsmith designer. (pc version not the mobile one)

The length on the templates is off by maybe 2.4 inches and the width is waaaaaaayyyyy off. I managed to trim some of the template so it's all good now.
 

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Well it turns out I have to re size the template for the 4th or fifth time. Problem was that I put the wrong circumference on my model in armorsmith designer. I should be able to recycle the few pieces I already cut out.
 

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Hello everyone! I'm back with another build after starting my first year in college! I'm Remaking some parts of my Mark 7 build hopefully by reusing previous parts. I learned a lot from my many builds since last year and I took the opportunity to improve my crafting skills.
The pieces I have to remake so far are the helmet, thigh parts, and the big chest piece. This time I know for sure what I'm doing and I hope this new build will turn out great!
Love the pink!
 
Today I decided to stop procrastinating and glue together some of the new thigh parts.
These fit fine and leave 1/2 inch of space for padding.
To save time, I will do the painting process last after all mark 7 parts have been assembled.
 

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Alright. Today I finished all of the front part on the chest piece. I'm still deciding which parts to cover up with painters tape for the secondary color. Tomorrow I will glue the back parts and add buckle straps on 1 of the sides

LED wire for the helmet arrived the other day. I found matching color lights for the visor. The only problem is finding a way to properly glue the yellow wire in......
 

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Well it looks like the whole chest piece is mostly done. It's late right now so tomorrow will be the last day before painting. What's left to do is fix any other parts, then fill in the gaps in the chest piece, add velcro to waist piece, add lights to helmet, glue last parts on thigh parts + add foam padding, then do a photoshoot before painting, paint, and lastly 1 photoshoot after painting.
 

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Here's a photoshoot before any last fixes and before painting. I think I'll make the fix the thruster parts in a few weeks to save time on my schedule.
Overall, I think my remake of my Mk 7 looks much better than my first build. I learned a lot since last year and I'm glad I was able to improve a lot since then
 

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I started painting the thigh parts today. The spray paint I used ran out so I'm gonna have to hand paint the rest because it was really hard to find that color. For some reason the pen lines I drew when tracing do not get covered by the paint.
 

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Happy Halloween everyone! I got most of the paint job done today and completed a photoshoot after going out for candy. I gotta say Halloween this year was kinda lackluster. Not many people put out decorations but a lot gave out candy. Good thing is I got to see some friends. I'm tired for the night so I'm gonna finish up everything else in a couple days. I do love the new color scheme though
 

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Post Halloween update:
I noticed that in some of my social media posts that some commenters pointed out the helmet was not symmetrical on both sides so that's today's goal.
+ Resized custom knee guards
Visibility is poor with the mirror spray on the visor so I'm just gonna remove it with some hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol.
Helmet corrections first then I add the EL wire light.
 

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Today I got some time off college classes and painted the interior of the chest piece and painted the new knee guards. I'm gonna scrap the waist piece because it's too big and I'll try to reuse old parts for the new one.
 

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Gotta ask, why do you paint the inside of your armour? As nice a pink as it is, you run the risk of the paint coming off and transfering to your clothes and skin.
 
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