Mark VI high-def foam armor WIP

Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by Gamemaster, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Gamemaster

    Gamemaster Member

    Project stats thus far
    Start date: Sat, Jan 8
    Foam: 1 sheet (2'x2')
    Formed: Helm, L. forearm
    All pictures: http://s1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/Puppyloveconnex/

    First step was to print the patterns (without tabs) cut them out and join some of them prior to cutting the foam.
    Cutting out the shapes took about 3 hours, I used a ruler and razor and some wood carving tools. I also scored the back with a wood burning tool, lightly for rounded and deeper for sharper corners (mountain folds only) and cut about 1/2 through the foam for valley folds. Also, I used sharp scissors to cut angles on any pieces that connect with others on a mountain seam.
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    Then I started to assemble, doing the large pieces first
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    It formed quite nicely, and you can score the inside to further form it as you go.
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    I did have to do some custom work around the front, and it still needs alot of work... but overall I am happy with the results.
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    OK, onto the torso, larger, but should be easier as there are less tiny pieces.
     

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  2. sonic sod

    sonic sod Member

    dats sexy i neva seen a foam helmet before good job
     
  3. LongShot X

    LongShot X

    Does the helm fit?

    Considering that it's foam.... Not bad!

    Can't wait to see more!
     
  4. Gamemaster

    Gamemaster Member

    Oh yes, it fits, needs padding tho, otherwise you look like a bobble head.
     
  5. LongShot X

    LongShot X

    mmmmm B O B B L E Head. LOL

    I think I might have some spare padding around for that.

    :)
     
  6. Dragon Sunkiller

    Dragon Sunkiller New Member

    Wow! Way to go! I'm going to do my armor in foam, but I thought it would be impossible to do the helmet, so I'm pepping it. I think I was wrong.... :p
     
  7. Gamemaster

    Gamemaster Member

    The helm was difficult and still needs proper shaping and detailing to call it done. Since the last post I have designed the torso patterns and cutt them out
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    I also scored the back with the hotknife where I want detail on the front. I can always add more or deeper lines later to get the final definition, for now I want to get the basic shape together.
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    Then I began assembly
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    Its almost done, just need to make the top side parts and finish the detail pieces
     

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  8. rino626

    rino626 Jr Member

    This is looking great gamemaster! Never thought of making a foam helmet! And the chest looks great! Keep up the awesome work! :)
     
  9. spartanb312

    spartanb312 Jr Member

    :D foam build good one
     
  10. Gamemaster

    Gamemaster Member

    Project stats thus far
    Start date: Sat, Jan 8
    Foam: 4 sheets (2'x2')
    Formed: Helm, L. forearm, Torso
    All pictures: http://s1087.photobucket.com/albums/...ppyloveconnex/

    Here is a front and back of the work thus far, minus the shoulder vents.
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    I am learning alot of tricks to get the shape to form by cutting and scoring the backside. I think that a hotknife is essential for any detailed work. As for the helm if you look closely it is warped on the left side... the lower sides and front were very difficult, I am wondering if a foam back/top and pep'd side/front would work together? The back of the helm in foam was easy peasy.
     

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  11. JBetts97

    JBetts97 Well-Known Member

    That is awsome! Considering its foam! I have wondered about a foam helmet, and Now I know it works! Ill have to try it with a halo 2 odst! Thanks for posting this !

    Jacob
     
  12. sonic sod

    sonic sod Member

    what chest file is this could you please pm me a link
     
  13. Gamemaster

    Gamemaster Member

    I am not sure where the files are, Longshot brought them over on a thumbdrive and installed everything. I am using low-def files and then printing certain pieces in high-def and cutting/burning the detail work. Here are some pics so far.
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  14. IllynReaver

    IllynReaver Jr Member

    Makes me wish I'd started mine out of foam instead of pepping it lol! Looks good.
     
  15. Gamemaster

    Gamemaster Member

    Project stats thus far
    Start date: Sat, Jan 8
    Days off: 2
    Foam: 5 sheets (2'x2')
    Formed: Helm, L. forearm, Torso, R. forearm
    All pictures: http://s1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/Puppyloveconnex/

    For the torso I tried some definition with a hotknife and wood burning iron, looks OK for foam.
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    Since those pics I've also added the missing shoulder parts
    I did a right forearm next, to compare against my first piece. My skills have improved.
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    Next plan is to finish the arm parts and then the space ginch (aka space diaper, galactic speedo, moon thong, blackhole cover etc).
    Legs we will do last.
     

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  16. LongShot X

    LongShot X

    I can definitly see that your skills are improving. The right forearm has less poligon edges to deal with and looks smoother.

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers!
     
  17. 009 SPA

    009 SPA Member

    This looks seriously legitimate. Foam armouring looks like the new best way to make high quality costumes cheaply.
     
  18. 0235

    0235 Member

    this is amazing,i cant believe that it is made out of foam. yet another foam armour maker that is showing to be very very good.
     
  19. scout892

    scout892 New Member

    looks amazing, I love it. I might try this sometime.
     
  20. Gamemaster

    Gamemaster Member

    Thank-you all for the positive feedback.

    Project stats thus far
    Start date: Sat, Jan 8
    Foam: 6 sheets (2'x2')
    Formed: Helm, L+R forearm, Torso, L+R handplate, L+R shoulder
    Days off: 4
    All pictures: http://s1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/Puppyloveconnex/

    Here are some pics of the arms, I did the left side first, modified my patterns and then the right side. I am happy with how the right side turned out.
    The green is the left handplate
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    The left bicep and shoulder
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    I think the right side is nicer, I had to hack the left side in a few areas.
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    The grey detail is done with 2mm foam floor underlay.

    The torso is almost complete, needs details and sanding, more pictures coming soon...
     

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  21. Mflanny34

    Mflanny34 Member

    You, my friend, are a very colorful spartan! hahahah, it looks awesome!
     
  22. Gamemaster

    Gamemaster Member

    Thanks, I might take a pic with it on, but if I hear any "rainbow ranger" jokes... bullets are gonna fly.
     
  23. Trooper114

    Trooper114 Well-Known Member

    Dude, that is amazing, very good work. :D
     
  24. oversight1

    oversight1 New Member

    Awesome work man!
     
  25. Mensrea Prod

    Mensrea Prod Member

    This is what I've been looking for, pics of a good foam helmet. Great work.
     

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