1st Build My custom 3D printed halo reach armor build journey (So Far)


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Shoulders and chest look incredible! I'm deciding whether I should print that portion along the sides of the torso or craft something out of fabric and foam for better arm motion.


I thought I should share a very cool tool I've come across that really helps with getting rid of layer lines.

It's called a card scraper/cabinet scraper. I've never heard of this before, and it does a fantastic job of carving away layer lines!

This is with one pass of using the card scraper on a raw print, and then with one wet coat of filler primer.


I worked on combining a bunch of the chest pieces today in hopes to get closer to sanding out the final seams and to start painting!

Because of the way I 3d modeled the shoulder gaskets (black parts), they line up perfectly with where the outer chest shells should be, so I used these gaskets as a guide when aligning the parts as they were glued together.


Eventually all of these parts will be together in one piece, and I will put on the chest top down.


Wow this is looking awesome already! I saw some of your initial stuff on Reddit and glad you made it over here to the 405th.

Excited to see how the rest of your build is going.

I am in the middle of making my own full suit (MK VI). This is something that is 100% new to me and I am learning a ton as I go through it. Feel free to reach out if you have questions and I will gladly share what I know.

For LED lights and wiring I'll suggest giving this thread a look over:
EOD bros fer lyfe


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Ohhh weeee! Now that slaps! Looking mighty fine there stormtro.....spartan. Spartan. Old habits die hard. Honestly I love you’re giving the EOD love. It never sees much.