Ah yes it's about that time for the Spodermonker monthly update
Dude that is awesome work and yes, halo3 mk6 armor is deceivingly difficult to achieve game accuracy on. Alot of very small intricate detail. Also, love my reference pic up on your screen with my motocross bike in the back ground! Haha That's awesome, glad it helped out. Your back piece and all the armor is awesome! I spent weeks on getting that back piece figured out. It's super tricky!Alright so the following build photos will be broken down by piece in the order they were taken:
After the shoulders I tackled the thigh pieces, starting from the large, long detailed sections on The sides where the Magnum would mount in game.
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I then worked my way around the front and back of the thigh towards the inner leg, making sure to mount the plastic for the light panels before sealing the piece together.
View attachment 295534 View attachment 295536 Many of the rectangular black buckles seen this suit were not a part of the pepfile and were templated by hand, all of the screw and rivet marks were achieved using various dremel bits.
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For the inner thigh on this build I decided I wanted to try something different instead of painting the section that is a part of the inner leg but is technically a part of the undersuit. I built the piece out of 4mm TNT foam, and then using Super 77 spray adhesive, I skinned it with a black stretch faux suede. This route was taken to help that section of the armor blend better with the undersuit.
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NobleofDeath16 3D printed the handplates at this point. Mainly because I always forget about them until the end of a build These still need to be cleaned up and sanded.
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From there I tackled the shins, which I found to be more difficult than they had any right to be.
Starting with the shin I worked my way up to the kneecap (which was a very time consuming section!) before working my way around the back of the calf.
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I then tackled the sections inbetween the shin and the ball of the calf including the bottom rear of the shin.
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NobleofDeath16 will be tackling the boots using a newer method he had been wanting to try in exchange for the original belt that was built too large. This will be started here in the next week or so. Photos to come.
After finishing the shins (and putting it off as long as I possibly could) I decided it was tike to tackle the chest. Starting with the pecs and working my way down to the ab plate.
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After pausing for another week and a half... because this piece again has way too much detail and I was feeling a little overwhelmed (multiple 10 hour marathon build sessions will do that if youre running on nothing but 4 hours of sleep coffee and the King) I started the back piece.
Starting with the upper back I worked my way down the back, adding details to the spine plate last night. This piece I found to be not as complex as it initially looked, but I am still not happy with it. Some structural updates will be added to the backside to help with the shape.
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I have some details to add on the lower edge, plus the thrusters/ section above the shoulder, and the front and back of the collar. I am finally close to seeing the finish line on construction of this build and I look forward to starting the painting process.
I still need to decide what route i am going to take on the undersuit, but that bridge will be crossed at a rapidly approaching date.
I will attempt to be better about updating the progress on the build moving forward, but i normally build on the 405th discord so if you want to see how the progress is coming along stop on by THE WAVEPOOL and toss a coin to your witcher
Your shots of the area above the power pack/ behind the neck were invaluable. All of my screenshots were so blurry it was difficult to make sense of what was structure vs textureDude that is awesome work and yes, halo3 mk6 armor is deceivingly difficult to achieve game accuracy on. Alot of very small intricate detail. Also, love my reference pic up on your screen with my motocross bike in the back ground! Haha That's awesome, glad it helped out. Your back piece and all the armor is awesome! I spent weeks on getting that back piece figured out. It's super tricky!
I'll send you some more pics on the wardrobe instagram message. Might help you out with final assembly. I didn't share alot of themYour shots of the area above the power pack/ behind the neck were invaluable. All of my screenshots were so blurry it was difficult to make sense of what was structure vs texture
we have a few methods that we use, the easiest would have been difusing the plastic PRIOR to assembly, but soemtimes I burn my self out hand templating/ detailing and kick rocks down the road for a future me problem haha.Do you use something to diffuse the lights behind the take out container lid?