Mjolnir Gen. 2 Helljumper Armor WIP

PillarofAutumn

Jr Member
I still have a number of pattern pieces to cut out, and the appendages to size and print, but I started the torso last night! I believe that this piece is the small stomach plate

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PillarofAutumn

Jr Member
A bit more progress! Finished the lower abdomen plate and started another piece (that I have no idea what it is lol

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PillarofAutumn

Jr Member
Well, I know what the bigger piece is now! I also know I made the angles for folding too sharp, so I have to redo it
 

PillarofAutumn

Jr Member
Sorry I've been so quiet! I've been busy on a few other things. Getting back to this build at long last; I've got the inner part of the chest plate and its sides done, and I'm hoping to prep pattern for the outer chest plate tomorrow and possibly begin cutting as well if I can get more foam!
 

PillarofAutumn

Jr Member
Got more foam, then realized that my scaling is still off and I did the inner chest plate too steeply angled :( Back to the drawing board! Thank goodness I can get foam cheap from Harbor Freight... I'm starting to wonder if I can get by on default scaling for the foam chest template; I'll still have to sort something out to get the appendages from the full armor foam template, too, but I can work on the chest while I do that
 

xXDashIVXx

Well-Known Member
I'm not sure how exactly, but if you take a picture of yourself next to a measuring tape and import that into blender you can scale the armor directly to your body
 

PillarofAutumn

Jr Member
I think I've finally got a workable pattern! Hoping to start on Round 3 tonight with the right boot; pics to come
 

PillarofAutumn

Jr Member
Confirmed that the template's viable, but made some beveling errors that were gonna keep the right heel from coming together; gonna cut a new piece tonight after work and bevel it tomorrow with my dremel. Thinking about skipping foam folding and just dealing with a ton of seams instead, too; it might be easier lol
 

MajWood

Member
hey, hope it goes smoothly. I know the aches and pain that miscuts can cause, just stick with it!! it'll look awesome.
 

Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
I hope it does! Fortunately, it looks like beveling with my dremel is something I needed to be doing all along; such smooth faces, I'm still kicking myself over not trying it earlier lol
I myself felt this same way after I had finished my first chest piece, but after practicing I found I got better cuts with the knife than the dremel. The dremel looks smooth but is actually rough.
 

MajWood

Member
I myself felt this same way after I had finished my first chest piece, but after practicing I found I got better cuts with the knife than the dremel. The dremel looks smooth but is actually rough.
Well, bepends on the sand paper used, if I need to strip the foam a layer or two the regular (drum? stick? The small sanding cylinder) works fine, but for smooth finishes I have a special one that gets rid of the rough tiny gashes that the other one leaves.
 

PillarofAutumn

Jr Member
Anyone have tips on how to assemble the center back? Those bottom two pieces in particular; I feel like they're supposed to be attached to each other, but if so it's definitely not at an edge
 
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