MrJamin's 3D Printed MK VI Master Chief


MrJamin

RXO
405th Regiment Officer
Time for some weathering! (it looks very plain without it)

Starting to get some weathering on the back. it is amazing how much a quick pass can make a difference.

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MrJamin

RXO
405th Regiment Officer
Worked a bit more on the weathering today and I feel pretty good with how it is looking.

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(note: this is before silver was applied to the back)

I also got some questions about the process:
  • Matte black base coat
  • Krylon Italian olive
  • Airbrush black wash into recesses / edges
  • Black wash whole back
  • More airbrushing with black, rust, and oiled earth (all Vallejo weathering paints - TurboCharizard's suggestion)
  • Edges and chipping with rub n buff
  • Hit the silver with a tiny bit of black / rust

(Here are the paints)
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And after the silver was applied to the back:
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And finally some pictures of the chest + back
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Now time to finish up the inside of the back and then work on some clips to be able to attach the two pieces
 

marinesniper

Active Member
Worked a bit more on the weathering today and I feel pretty good with how it is looking.

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(note: this is before silver was applied to the back)

I also got some questions about the process:
  • Matte black base coat
  • Krylon Italian olive
  • Airbrush black wash into recesses / edges
  • Black wash whole back
  • More airbrushing with black, rust, and oiled earth (all Vallejo weathering paints - TurboCharizard's suggestion)
  • Edges and chipping with rub n buff
  • Hit the silver with a tiny bit of black / rust

(Here are the paints)
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And after the silver was applied to the back:
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And finally some pictures of the chest + back
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Now time to finish up the inside of the back and then work on some clips to be able to attach the two pieces
master chief would be proud to wear this armor, great job
 

MrJamin

RXO
405th Regiment Officer
I just realized how long it has been since I posted any updates here.

We are currently in the process of building a new house and getting our current one ready to sell. My time to work on this project (plus it getting cold and my workspace is in the garage) has meant that I have not been making any progress. This project will get across the finish line, just might not see much progress for a few months.
 

MrJamin

RXO
405th Regiment Officer
Well.. since my last update my son decided to be born (~3 weeks early on 3/18) that delayed some of my other plans around the house and has meant that I have not been able to put any work into my suit.


However, I was able to make some progress last night!

I made a perilous trip (never went above 20 mph and had flashers on the whole way) home from Home Depot with some new goodies for my garage! (I really want to get it setup so that I can get back to work on some stuff)

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Yes - that is a giant box (~500 lbs.) in a tiny little trailer. I did know the dimensions before I went to pick it up and I knew it would fit. If you look closely you can see that the hatch on my car is tied shut since I have two large boxes in there too.

PapaBraus 100% approves of the strapping on that box :-D

Also thanks TurboCharizard for reminding me to obscure my license plate :-D

It took me a bit after I got home to take everything out of the box and get it into our garage. Now I just need to spend some time getting everything setup into my workspace!
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(yes - my garage is an absolute disaster right now. We are still waiting on the builder to put in our yard so we can actually put things like the grill and patio furniture outside)
 

FLEX TAPE

Jr Member
Handplates are symmetrical however the biggest mistake I always see people make with this armor is they make them way to small.. in halo 3, the handplate pretty much covers the entire hand except for all the digits. They're pretty big, but if you mount them correctly to the glove, there are absolutely no movement restrictions at all. I dont even realize mine are on when wearing them.

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Hey! What and where did you get those gloves?
 

MrJamin

RXO
405th Regiment Officer
Hate to admit it, but it is taking me way way longer to get stuff setup around the new house that I ever anticipated. This means that I am still a bit away from actually getting to work back on my suit.

However, I did get some time over the long weekend to make some progress on getting my work space setup!

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I need to finish getting all of the cabinets bolted together, install the new lights on the ceiling, install the peg boards behind the work bench, and then finally organize the many boxes (right behind the camera in this picture)

I am not going to count my future additions to the work area in my list of things to do since they are more upgrades over what I had before. These include:
- Speakers
- Micro Computer
- Wall mounted monitor
- Shelves / Storage above the cabinets

Hopefully I can make some more good progress on this project this week. I am currently not able to get my car in the garage until I clean some of my stuff up.
 

JTF4

Jr Member
Looks fantastic!

I can't wait to finish my workshop. It's supposed to have a full vented paint booth for working with paint, bondo, etc.

After seeing yours it make me want to finish mine even more.
 

Fallen

Active Member
Member DIN
S922
Coming along nicely! Bet it'll feel fantastic when you've got your workshop all set up and get back to working on your suit.
 

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