My first armor: master chief mark VII

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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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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?
 
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.
 
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.
 
Cloth...very simple to cut in small squares that fit the area you want to harden...
 
Pieces are hardened with resin and fiberglass....and massively sanded

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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?

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.
 
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...
 
Guys, I need some help here:

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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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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.
 
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