MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor/Mark VI (3D PRINTED)

Dan99

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Hi everyone, Daniel here.

Though I would start my first build thread today. Ive built two suits in the past, a halo 4 chief and a desert ODST, both out of EVA. Wanted to try something different over summer and thought I would 3d print a mark VI suit. Big thank you to Moe for all the files. This would not be possible without his hard work and generosity. Stay tuned for updates!

Equipment List


-Anycubic Chiron FDM printer
-FLSUN QQ-S Delta Printer
-Various PLA and ABS Fillaments (1.75mm)
-Tons of sandpaper
-Primer/filler
-Neodymium magnets
-50mm Blower fans
-LEDS
-2 Gold Mirrored Visors (Amazon)
-Motorcycle Protective gear (Amazon)
-Airbrush and assorted acrylic paints
-Acetone
-Much more ill add when I remember it
 
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Dan99

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So far, I have the forearms and the hand plates printed. I was eager to see how they would come out and printed both out of PLA. Since then, I decided ABS is probably a better way to go for the rest of the suit (durability and heat resistance). Ive just spent the past few days modifying my printers to properly print ABS.
 

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marinesniper

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Update on the prints. Has anyone used the acetone vapor Method to smooth their ABS armor pieces? It seems fairly simple to do with amazing results. I am trying it out on a benchy now
on my pla prints i give it a rough sanding to knock off the sharp ends then spray it with resin and it comes out smooth. dont know if that will work on abs or not.. im still new to this my self
 

Dan99

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As of now, ive got both forearms printed, both biceps, hand plates, working on the shins and chest now. I was going to wait until all the pieces were done to paint but I was eager to try out my new air brush. This thing is amazing, I have never used one before, these armor pieces are the first things I have ever painted with an airbrush. I am having a small problem getting the paint to stick though. I may have sanded it too smooth before painting!
 

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marinesniper

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As of now, ive got both forearms printed, both biceps, hand plates, working on the shins and chest now. I was going to wait until all the pieces were done to paint but I got eager to try out my new air brush. This thing is amazing, I have never used one before, these armor pieces are the first things I have ever painted with an airbrush. I am having a small problem getting the paint to stick though. I may have sanded it too smooth before painting!
i know this will most likely sound goofy but did you use a primer before you painted it? if so did you seal the paint job after painting? if you dont want it to shine use a matte sealer. i coat all of my part with resin and it lets me skip a lot of sanding and the paints stick really good.
 

Dan99

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i know this will most likely sound goofy but did you use a primer before you painted it? if so did you seal the paint job after painting? if you dont want it to shine use a matte sealer. i coat all of my part with resin and it lets me skip a lot of sanding and the paints stick really good.
I used a sandable body filler / primer combo on these. I think I may have made a mistake assuming it was WET sand able though. I wasnt aware there was a specific type of filler primer for wet sanding until I went to lowes the other day. Wet sanding this one caused the primer to soften up, it might be the issue thats causing the paint to come off. I am going to leave them to dry for a few days and hopefully the paint and primer hardens up. As far as clearcoats go, do you recommend basic matte clear coat or something like 2K clear? (clearcoat with a hardening agent)
 

marinesniper

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I used a sandable body filler / primer combo on these. I think I may have made a mistake assuming it was WET sand able though. I wasnt aware there was a specific type of filler primer for wet sanding until I went to lowes the other day. Wet sanding this one caused the primer to soften up, it might be the issue thats causing the paint to come off. I am going to leave them to dry for a few days and hopefully the paint and primer hardens up. As far as clearcoats go, do you recommend basic matte clear coat or something like 2K clear? (clearcoat with a hardening agent)
just a basic matte or satin which ever type of sheen you are wanting but i use kylon matte clear it work pretty good for me. one tip if you want any spray paint to spray really good set them in a shallow pan of hot water let them set for about 5-7 mins that make it spray really good...
 
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