1st Build My ODST Build (full process) PT1

Bunty Scrungus

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Part 1(Helmet start of torso) Finally getting around to posting here sorry it took so long. ODST BUILD. Currently just adding all the photos of the process and I may update this later with a detailed description of the process. I'm very new to the forms so please let me know if I'm doing this wrong
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All parts of the helmet fresh off the print bed
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First attempt at gluing the helmet together, I do not recommend this glue it failed almost immediately. I would use some type of bonding agent like I ended up doing
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First coat of sandable primer, makes it much easier to sand down then just the plastic
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Some bondo to fill the seams
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second coat primer, much better now but still in need of some work
20211029_172107.jpg Quick note: this pic is right after I dropped the helmet and had to start all over again; re sand re prime and re bondo everything. Shaky cam makes everything funny but that sucked.
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First coat of paint, I went with a cast iron metal spray can because I had a lot of it and it was easy to get if I needed more. Very happy with the color though.
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Taped off and resprayed for all the "rubber" bits. went with a flat black tremclad paint
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starting to tape of my yellow marks (go bumblebees)
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Helmet is all done without any real weathering. That wrinkled mess was my first attempt at making the visor, was not happy with it but I wanted a pic
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Made up a cardboard template for the visor and cut a new one out of grinding shield ( I very ambitiously bought one visor and expected to get it right first try)
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Bent up a piece of aluminum stock to get the shape of the visor down (bake your grinding shields at 350, or don't this seemed stupid but it worked)
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second attempt at the visor looked pretty good just sitting in the helmet (I ended up buying the wrong tint, I needed automotive tint that comes with an adhesive on the back. This turned out to be a static cling tint which failed after a few days)
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At this point I had other parts of the armor ready for prepping so I stated with that ( I used nails as pins for this piece)
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First coat of silver on the chest and some other parts being filled with putty to hid messy prints and seams.
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Couple more torso parts freshly painted.
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Semi final install of the visor just used some screws I had lying around.
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Was wondering what I was going to do for attaching all the armor to my plate carrier and I figured the best way was how everything else was attached to it. Molly straps are nice because I didn't end up needing to buy a new plate carrier I can still use this one. All the armor comes off after I'm done with it.
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Rivets and buttons for all the straps
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Just starting to fit the Strap armor, had to make some messy cuts to get the buckles through.
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Adding more yellow
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Wear gloves when you paint
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Test fitting all the parts on my mock torso ( I ending up using Velcro straps to cover up all my cuts in the strap armor)
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Happy with how the visor turned out in the end. That wraps up part one, thanks for reading!
 

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Bunty Scrungus

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Hey your paint looks good! how do you plan to do weathering of your panels?
Hey thank you!, sorry for the confusion, the build is done im just uploading the process when I have time. As for weathering i used toothpaste when painting on the yellow decals then washed off when dry to get a chipped effect. As well as i scratched and dented the pannels with bits of metal then filled with silver paint. And finally did a black wash over the whole thing and rag wiped it off a few times to dirty it.
 

Henry5812

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Part 1(Helmet start of torso) Finally getting around to posting here sorry it took so long. ODST BUILD. Currently just adding all the photos of the process and I may update this later with a detailed description of the process. I'm very new to the forms so please let me know if I'm doing this wrong
How much it cost to print the armor? (without the helmet)
 

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