NEMES1S's build. including second build 3d printed


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You make have to scinch up the straps or go with something non elastic. Nylon webbing. Unfortunately that will reduce your mobility tremendously.
 

NEMES1S

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finally got my suit out to it's first con. it went pretty well. only a little bit of damage to one of the boots. the old mobility was pretty much non existent, and im still sore but it was heaps of fun and the costume was well liked. against all odds i even ran into an odst.

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mumgoot

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finally got my suit out to it's first con. it went pretty well. only a little bit of damage to one of the boots. the old mobility was pretty much non existent, and im still sore but it was heaps of fun and the costume was well liked. against all odds i even ran into an odst.

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Nice job, really captures the tough look of the
alright so here's the rundown.

firstly all my work is in paper, so not sure how well these techniques will go on foam.

there is no substitute for damage like real damage. so it all starts after the piece has been hardened. when using what is commonly called bondo on the outside of the hardened piece i add too much hardener so it cures fast and put it on fairly thick to it gives and uneven layer with pits and holes in it. once it dry i select out the bits i want to keep and then fill and sand the bits i don't want
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once you have painted it in what ever colour you want it's time for the rust.
i use a product called dulux design rust. it is essentially an acrylic medium with iron powder in it, and a rusting agent. which i get from the paint section the local hardware store
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you apply the iron paint on the areas you want and let it dry, now using a sponge you dab on the rusting agent, you dont need to use much at all, you dont want it running or any thing sort of like wiping down a table with a sponge you have squeezed the water out of. now you let it soak in the coat but not dry and flick spot of water on it. i use a spray bottle. the water will make it rust faster and create the lighter colour orage spots you see as opposed to the darker rust. some times you have to give it a few tries or recoats. where i live is quite hot and humid so it rusts faster. once you achieve a look you want you need to seal it with an acrylic sealer. i use liqitex gloss gel.

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once sealed it will stop air getting in and further rusting, i also use this gel because it retains brush strokes, dabbing it on with the paint brush unevenly will create extra texture for the rust. initially when you put it on the whole thing will go dark but once it dries the light orange bits will show again.

next is the grime citadel agrax earthshade is my go to for dirt effects but i have a games worshop close to it is easy to get paint from there, i'm sure you could just water down normal acrylics. i put the stuff on fairly thick as it dries lighter and i make sure to get it in the pits and cracks of the damage liek the dirt would naturally build up.

the final step is to accent the pits and cracks. i use silver rub n buff
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you don't want to use much of this, a small amount goes a long way. i usually put a tiny amount on the tip of a brush give it a few strokes on scrap to get even coat on the brush and then very lightly brush over edges and the tops of the cracks and pits making sure not to get it inside where i have put the earth shade. doing small sections at a time. it dries fast so i work in small sections.


and that is how i achieve my battle damage


I just got rub n buff and I am going to use it on the painted surface of my boomco magnum mod. Does it need to be sealed, or does it just dry like paint? I don't want it rubbing off obviously.
 

SI3RRA 117

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Awesome build man. I have yet to “complete” any builds of my own. So must feel pretty dam good to get it done and out to its first appearance!?!?
 

xXDashIVXx

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Nice job, really captures the tough look of the



I just got rub n buff and I am going to use it on the painted surface of my boomco magnum mod. Does it need to be sealed, or does it just dry like paint? I don't want it rubbing off obviously.
I would think that you would need a coat of primer to help it stay on, then a clear coat. If you are just trying to weather a boomco as it is, try it out, and if it wipes off, try something different so it works, but if you don't mind, is try sanding the plastic surface a little, then priming it with the color you want. Then rubnbuff that
 

mumgoot

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I would think that you would need a coat of primer to help it stay on, then a clear coat. If you are just trying to weather a boomco as it is, try it out, and if it wipes off, try something different so it works, but if you don't mind, is try sanding the plastic surface a little, then priming it with the color you want. Then rubnbuff that

*Really captures the tough look of Warrior armor.


Ok. Well, I tried it yesterday, I have a primer coat down so I applied it over that. I didn't use a clear coat. I'm not sure about how well it stays on, but I should find out today, as I had to touch up areas with paint, and I'll have to rub n buff it again. Thanks for the advice.
 

NEMES1S

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Nice job, really captures the tough look of the



I just got rub n buff and I am going to use it on the painted surface of my boomco magnum mod. Does it need to be sealed, or does it just dry like paint? I don't want it rubbing off obviously.

as far as i know it's a wax based paint. i never use primer before rubnbuff. it seems to stick to any surface quite well. it will dull over time but it is not recomended to clear coat over it. just put it on and then buff it to a shine. as the name suggest rub and buff
 

mumgoot

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as far as i know it's a wax based paint. i never use primer before rubnbuff. it seems to stick to any surface quite well. it will dull over time but it is not recomended to clear coat over it. just put it on and then buff it to a shine. as the name suggest rub and buff

Well, I hope you're right. I hate trying to find good clear coat. Thanks.
 

mumgoot

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how did you go with it? when i took my suit out a while back i found the rub n buff had dulled over time, i just gave it a touch up and good as gold

I'm not sure, because I haven't finished the gun yet. It does look shiny (the areas where I have rub n buffed it) but I haven't handled it enough to know whether it will wear off or not. I plan on getting a black sharpie for the grip and stuff like that. Then I'll have to see where I'm at for finishing touches. It's been sitting dormant for a long time actually.
 

NEMES1S

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I'm not sure, because I haven't finished the gun yet. It does look shiny (the areas where I have rub n buffed it) but I haven't handled it enough to know whether it will wear off or not. I plan on getting a black sharpie for the grip and stuff like that. Then I'll have to see where I'm at for finishing touches. It's been sitting dormant for a long time actually.

Haha I alwYal heaps of partially constructed things sitting around fir long periods eaitwai to be finished. The adhesion should be pretty good. I do get a little rub off if I use it for large areas. But doesn't effect the look.
 

NEMES1S

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Had a partially built centurion helmet sitting around for some time, it's a little warped at the top from sitting so long but going to try straighten it out and get it finished this year on the side of my other builds. Have an event around the middle of the year I want to take the suit out again for. I'm thinking of doing the magnum and CTF flag combo for it, instead of taking the heavy machine gun. Since it's well heavy. See how time goes. I would like to finish the wrist computer but it's not a priority.
 

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Badkitty

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I think that doing the magnum and CTF flag would be super fun! Which flag red or blue? And...where are you going to get one, because I would love to get my hands on one!! Good luck!
 

NEMES1S

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I think that doing the magnum and CTF flag would be super fun! Which flag red or blue? And...where are you going to get one, because I would love to get my hands on one!! Good luck!

It would be a red team flag, since my armour is blue might as well go for the capture. I'm thinking I'll have to make it myself. I want to do it in the old reach style with the cobra and not the unsc logo like the newer games. See what I feel like when it comrs time to do it.

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NEMES1S

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Just about finished the pep. The centurion helmet looks similar in size on the out side though the inside feels tighter, I may have scaled it a tiny bit too small. I tried putting my helmet padding in to see how it would go, and I'm not real confident on the fit. At this point I have another costume on the go so I think I will just go ahead and harden it up at the same time and see how it turns out.

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FelixMercenary

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This looks fantastic! I love how it looks that the majority of the battle damage is on the left side like any time fire was incoming, you’d just tuck to the side. Looking forward to more!
 

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