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My first armor: master chief mark VII

Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by morkar78, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. morkar78


    Hi guys,
    this is my first work. I'm doing the mark VII of the Master Chief (shoulders from the mark VI). I've done the paper models, applied two coats of resin and fiberglass in the inside. I'm sanding all the pieces to get them ready for bondo. Here is some pictures. I.E. the helmet is in plastic....


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  2. methadome666


    Yur pics didnt show up bro... soundlike a good start tho
  3. Katsu


    Pictures are working for me. Good job so far.
  4. methadome666


    Looks great man cant wait to see if all painted up
  5. morkar78


    Thanks guys!
    For painting, what colors should I use? I want to paint the armor green....I think that "oregano" should be the right color...right?
  6. xxxxM0NSTERxxxx


    Hey man good clean pep work but just one thing it's mk vi not vii. There is no 7 yet. MC never got new armor, he was sleeping that whom time.
  7. GreatLuster44

    GreatLuster44 New Member

    looking really awesome there.(PS) In halo 4 MC is whering modified VI
  8. xxxxM0NSTERxxxx


    Its not really modified its just 343's take on it or like their perspective on what the Mark VI should look like. Kind of like halo 1 and halo anniverasry
  9. morkar78


    well....I don't know guys....I always looked for the mark VII pep files... ;)
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  10. elusch99

    elusch99 Jr Member

    It's still really the Mark VI, but we costumers call it the Mark VII to distinguish it from the Halo 3 version. Looking great, by the way! For painting, I always used and have seen people use Krylon Italian Olive, it gives the right color.
  11. xxxxM0NSTERxxxx


    Are you using the fiber glass mat or cloth?
  12. morkar78


    Cloth...very simple to cut in small squares that fit the area you want to harden...
  13. morkar78


    Pieces are hardened with resin and fiberglass....and massively sanded


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  14. Carpathia


    I used Kyrlon's Italian Olive for my H3 Mk VI suilt. Most of the world's modern military use a shade of Olive Drab, so I figured Italian Olive would be a good choice.

    One question, and maybe it was covered already and I'm not seeing it, why are you using Halo 3 low def files for your biceps? You've done a remarkable job on the rest of the H4 suit thus far; those H3 biceps (while well done) kind of stick out like a sore thumb.
  15. morkar78


    Thanks for you tips about the colors...regarding the biceps, know what? You're totally right...I want to finish the armor now and then I'll "update" the biceps...
  16. robospartan

    robospartan New Member

    nice work looks very nice
  17. morkar78


    Guys, I need some help here:


    These are two pieces at which I've applied the first coat of bondo, and sand it. This is the result. The question is: since this is my first time, is this a normal, bad, or good result? Are all the holes and imperfections normal or I've applied the bondo wrongly?

    Other questions: ;)
    I need another coat of bondo, right?
    Is there a quicker way? Halloween is coming.... ;)
    If the armor will not be ready for Halloween (thing that look very likely), is it possible to paint the "not-bondoed" pieces with just the color (no primer), wear it for Halloween, and the bondo the armor over the painting?

    Thanks for your help!!!!

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  18. Revo1

    Revo1 New Member

    Some damned nice work man, keep it up!
  19. morkar78


    Thanks! ;)
  20. Rex 084

    Rex 084

    Everything looks great! As for you bondo, looks like you put way too much on all at once. You want to do small sections first to keep it smooth, and don't apply it very thick. The good news is it can be fixed, the bad news is it requires a LOT of sanding and some spot putty. It'll be worth it though. Remember thin layers, small sections. Can't wait to see the finished product.
  21. recon313

    recon313 Jr Member

    I think it's better to give more bondo cut the excess with razorblade then sand it down with palm sander or orbit sander(bad news for guys who is lowbudget and don't have this machinery like me) sand it and it give a rough look of it then next is applying thin layer. but yeah doing by small section is better.
  22. morkar78


    thinner layer and working on small sections.....got it! Thanks guys!

    BTW, this morning (I'll be fired soon...) I applyed the second coat of bondo on these two pieces and it looks to me that after sanding a third one will not be necessary! If there will be some small hole still, I'll try to fill it or I may use it to simulate some battle damage...I've seen some wonderful tutorial to do that...
  23. morkar78


    Just to be sure...when you say "work on small sections" you mean that I have to apply the bondo on a small section of a piece, then wait for it to get dry and then apply the bondo on a nearby section?
  24. Rex 084

    Rex 084

    Yeah, pretty much. It keeps things easier to work with. I tend to put it on in thin layers, in a smaller are, then sand that down a bit, then work ona different are the same way till it's all covered that way. I find it makes it easier to sculpt in small details that way, and you can keep it smoother as well. The smoother it is, and less air pockets, the less sanding you have to do and a better finished product will follow.
  25. morkar78


    Cool!!! Thanks!!! your help guys is precious....

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