Monster Hunter World: Odogaron armour build

Discussion in 'Non-Halo Costumes and Props' started by PaiganBoi, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. PaiganBoi

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    So.... I have a Mac that is about 9 years old and a bootleg version of Photoshop CS4. I tried to make a template by tracing over the image of the Slasher that I previously posted.
    I used the pen tool to make some paths... Unfortunately when I stroke the path the lines that it makes are pixilated.
    Also trying to scale it to full size didn't turn out very well.
    Now iff I had Illustrator this would be different story...
    I wanted to see how it would look when I printed it. Another problem... My Mac is too old and not compatible with the printer I currently have.
    Looks like I'll have to do this the old fashioned way and freehand a template.
     
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  2. PerniciousDuke

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    Maybe try Inkscape?

    I'm more of an MS Paint guy myself, but I was recently shown how to bitmap my MS paint lines in Inkscape so they become beautiful non pixelated lines. Long story short, if you can do a black and white pixely trace I can help you convert it for scaling.

    Can you post the file you've already done and maybe we can try it out?
     
  3. PaiganBoi

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    PerniciousDuke, I'll check out inkscape when I get the chance. Also will upload the trace that I have when I get home.

    Update news: photo dump! Started on the body armour over the weekend. Wrapped up my dummy with plastic wrap and duct tape and drew out a pattern for the base of the armour.
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    Then transfered the pattern to foam and assembled the base of the armour.
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    I felt that something was way off with the look. After spending 30 min looking a reference photos I realised that I had the armour follow the lines of my ribs and that made it come down too far. So I trimmed off about 1 to 2 inches.
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    After that came some patterns for the fancy swirls.
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    And then traced and cut the front.
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  4. PaiganBoi

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    Little bit of work done tonight. Rounded out the edges with my rotary tool and then carved in the swirlies with a wood burner. 20190115_211851.jpg

    I got a little excited and slapped some. Double sided tape on it and mocked up on the base.
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  5. PerniciousDuke

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    Looking great!

    Do you plan to heat form the breast plate more? The tops of the swirls could use a little contouring to the body. Could just be the angle though.
     
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  6. PaiganBoi

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    Yes. More heat forming is definitely in order. Plus when I actually glue everything into place it should start to look much better.
     
  7. PaiganBoi

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    Front part of the armor is pretty much done. Did some more heat forming so the tips don't curl up as much. Needs a little more to round it out a bit more.
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  8. SI3RRA 117

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    Your foam work just gets better and better every build. Lots of contours on this one. Great job
     
  9. PaiganBoi

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    Thanks man. It wouldn't be much fun if I didn't try new things and improve or learn.
     
  10. PaiganBoi

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    Finished the back half of the body armour today. Same process as the front. Each part is a separate piece. Rounded off edges with rotary tool and burned in swirlies with wood burner.
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    I think the back turned out better than the front half. Lol.
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  11. PerniciousDuke

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    It does look really good. That's one reason I like to start with the further away things. By the time you get to the focal point you've perfected the style. The front is still very good too.
     
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  12. PaiganBoi

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    Here is tonight's efforts.
    I started on the shoulders.
    I have for you the start of the shoulders.
    I have both the shoulder/neck guard and the upper arm part... Would they be referred to as pauldrons?
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    One problem about making a suit of armour without templates is that the ones you do make... Can be way off, over sized or just plain ugly. I didn't take a before pic but what you see above is after I fixed all of these completed parts.
    This lovely pile of scraps below...
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    Are all the foam I had to trim off... Yeesh.. At least I was able to salvage the parts I assembled. Would really suck to waste all that foam.
     
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  13. TurboCharizard

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    Pauldrons and spaulders are kind of interchangeable in fantasy settings since the only difference is era that they were used in and pauldrons being slightly larger covering more of the armpit.
     
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  14. PaiganBoi

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    Got a little more work done tonight!
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    Shoulders are done. Time for detailing.
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  15. PaiganBoi

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    Not much progress in the last few days.
    I trimmed the shoulders a little bit. The lines dint look right.
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    The one olthe left is the trimmed and the right is how it was before.
    I also started on the armgard.
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    Big thanks goes out to PerniciousDuke. He was ever so kind and helpful enough to take my terrible Divine Slasher template and make one that is much better and scale it to a 7 ft. length.
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  16. PaiganBoi

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    Today is about spikes on the arm guard.
    Started out by laminating 4 pieces of 6mm foam, traced shape and then cut out.
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    Then carved into a decent shape.
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    Next was to take my rotary tool and start sanding it smooth.
    After that was heat sealing. Bonus with the heat was it shrank any fuzzy stuff and left nice texture.
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    Then I added some 2mm foam for detail. I still have to give the spikes some living with a wood burner for more detailing.
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    Another quick update. The spikes have been detailed and attach to the arm guard.
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  18. Sean Anwalt

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    Man, those spikes look great!
     
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  19. PaiganBoi

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    Update:
    Started on the Coil/belt thingy. Most of it is done. Just nned to make the hip plates.
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    If you haven't noticed. I used some of the trim of the puzzle floor mats. Figured I could save some foam this way. I also added some detail to the shoulder by burning some lines in.
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    The shoulder with all the white is a covered up mistake. I wasn't happy with some of the lines that I burned in so I filled it back with foam putty.
    After that I taped everything onto my dummy (which is beginning to fall apart) to see how things are shaping up.
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  20. Dirtdives

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    PaiganBoi, this is coming out so cool.......I'm looking forward to the end result.
     
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  21. Harri51

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    wow....wow! WOW!!!!!!! this is amazing. your detail looks so great, and you really are nailing a lot of the contours beautifully. Can't wait to see more
     
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  22. PaiganBoi

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    So, I wasn't happy with the length of the neck guards. I cut off about an inch, rounded the corners and slapped on some 2mm craft foam detailing.
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    I pretty happy with the way it looks now.
    Then I started on the plates for the Coil. There are two hip and then a butt plate. Luckily they are relatively the same shape. i have a lot of cutting to do...18 parts to cut out.
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    The butt plate parts are done I just need to glue them all together.
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    As for the hips, I will have a different bevel and will add extra cuts to alter the shape.
     
  23. PerniciousDuke

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    Man I wish I had your foam skills. Keep it up!
     
  24. PaiganBoi

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    You are too kind good sir. I still consider myself a beginner and feel that I need to grow more in skill and technique. With the equipment that I do have at my disposal I am always trying to find ways to get some really good results.
    Once the armour part of the build is done I want to experiment on different techniques to give texture to foam via dremel, wood burner or other means.
    For example I have watched a couple of tuts on using crumpled up aluminum foil and pressing it into heated up foam to simulate a leather hide look.
     
  25. Dirtdives

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    The fact that you think you are a beginner is only proof that you don't recognize your own skills.....so take it from an outside perspective......AMAZING!!!!! Growing and technique is apparent in your work, and that is something that will be constantly improving but don't sell yourself short.......pun intended.
     
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