My First Armor Build

Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by HaloHunterChief, Oct 12, 2017.

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What Color do you guys want my armor to be

Poll closed Oct 22, 2017.
  1. Primary Blue and Secondary White

    60.0%
  2. Primary Blue and Secondary Sliver

    40.0%
  3. Primary Blue and Secondary Red

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. HaloHunterChief

    HaloHunterChief

    Well this halo 3 masterchief costume took wayyyyyyyyyy to long but it's finally time to resin it
    with Halloween hastily approaching I wanted to finish something I started about three months ago
    I making this tread to show my progress and help anyone with questions or learn from my mistakes
     
  2. HeroMinerR5

    HeroMinerR5

    Now the judging can begin just between our build. HAHAHA
     
  3. Bullseye

    Bullseye

    Halloween is super close. Hell I'm past the bondo and paint stage down to strapping and I feel like I'm cutting it close.
     
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  4. HaloHunterChief

    HaloHunterChief

    here is the chestplate
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  5. HaloHunterChief

    HaloHunterChief

    here is the chestplate
    D:\IMG_7000.jpg
    yeah tell me about it bullseye I have a deadline of two weeks I am trying to rush but im sure I can finish it before Halloween
    although quick question I have a motorcycle visor too big for the helmet what tools do u use to cut it
     
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  6. HaloHunterChief

    HaloHunterChief

    here is the waist piece

    don't mind the bad shot its hard to stand it up IMG_7004.jpg
     
  7. HaloHunterChief

    HaloHunterChief

    IMG_7005.jpg u know what forget this one by one im just gonna lay it all on ya IMG_7001.jpg IMG_7002.jpg IMG_7007.jpg IMG_7006.jpg IMG_7005.jpg IMG_7006.jpg

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  8. HaloHunterChief

    HaloHunterChief

  9. Bullseye

    Bullseye

    I used a dremel with a saw tooth cutter. It cuts through the visor material very nice and it doesn't melt it like reinforced cutters do. I tapped off the visor with masking tape to protect it. I would leave an inch more extra all the way around. You can always take away but not put back.

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  10. Bullseye

    Bullseye

    Just be careful rushing to finish, if you don't do the bondo stage just resin and fiberglass is very brittle and any pieces that tough WILL chip so make sure your scaling/ strapping solution is solid so they collide as little as possible. My first build I rushed for Halloween and it got super beat up just a few times wearing it.

    I'm posting how I'm strapping all my pieces to me in my post if you need any ideas. There seems to be a lot of information about everything else but strapping info seems lacking. I have a hard time thinking outside the box but that's just me.
     
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  11. HeroMinerR5

    HeroMinerR5

    look good so far
     
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  12. Lowcone494

    Lowcone494

    Cant wait to see how this progresses!
     
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  13. HaloHunterChief

    HaloHunterChief

    no worries Bullseye I fully intend to do the bondo stage besides I don't have any fiberglass anyway
    quick question though how do u strap the visor to helmet
     
  14. HaloHunterChief

    HaloHunterChief

    IMG_7008.JPG have begun construction on a weapon for myself while waiting for resin to dry
    can anyone guess what it is
     
  15. Lowcone494

    Lowcone494

    I want to say its a plasma pistol but i cant tell yet. Keep it up though!
     
  16. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    I have no pep building experience so I have a question. How do you harden the inside of a weapon? With a helmet there is a big gaping hole for you to coat with resin and fiberglass. Would you have to split the weapon in half to harden the inside and splice the sucker back together?
     
  17. FlyinPhil

    FlyinPhil Marketplace Supervisor Division Staff

    There are a few options. First, you can harden the outside with a coat of resin, then drill a hole (or a couple holes) to slosh some resin/rondo/smoothcast around inside. Or, like you said, after hardening the outside you can split it, fiberglass it, then hope the Stars have aligned and there was no warping, then epoxy the halves together.

    At the end of the day, weapons are better to build from wood, foam, plastic, etc.
     
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  18. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard

    Pep builds are not my forte to begin with, a weapon just seems like masochism. Layer up some XPS and you're good to go in a fraction of the time. I made a H3 Needler with lights in three days with foam, a pep would have me tearing out my hair by day two even with a spacious domed shape of the Needler.
     
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  19. HaloHunterChief

    HaloHunterChief

    man how did u guess that Lowcone494 yes its a plasma pistol
    and to PaiganBoi I really have no other choice except for pep
     
  20. Lowcone494

    Lowcone494

    Honestly it was a lucky guess, and i couldnt think of any other weapon that has a handle like that based on the open space and how it was closed at the back. All the more, good luck and keep going!!
     
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  21. HaloHunterChief

    HaloHunterChief

    IMG_7010.JPG Progress is slow right now but I do have the helmet, the left gauntlet, the hand plates, the waist piece, and half of the chest piece resined but im not going to be able to do more until Monday
     
  22. Bullseye

    Bullseye

    What resin are you using? Just curious I've been using for both my suits automotive resin and all my pieces come out with a yellowish orange tint. Everyone I see posts looks clear like yours.
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  23. HaloHunterChief

    HaloHunterChief

    I use this resin im not to sure where I got it from though
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  24. HaloHunterChief

    HaloHunterChief

    I have some good news and some bad news
    Good news is that the plasma pistol is finished
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    the bad new is that both heels of my boot got pancaked and unfortunately I cant fix them so im goin to make the a lower res boot to replace them
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    PS couldnt do anything with resin yesterday or today cause of weather problems
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2017
  25. Bullseye

    Bullseye

    What kind of paper are you using? I used 110lb card stock and never got that much warping
     

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