ODST helmet Pep build

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by Mad Cow Rebel, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. Mad Cow Rebel

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    Hi all, I'm hitting the ground running with this one. It is a Kirrou model which, from what I gather is the most detailed up halo 3 model ever made to the date.

    It's already pep'ed and has the first coat of resin on it, to be followed shortly by fiberglass mat on the inside.

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    I plan to use the visor as a vac forming buck.
    not sold on any colour schemes yet but leaning towards the live action trailer helmets colours.
     
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  2. geijin

    geijin RXO 405th Regiment Officer

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    I don't know about anyone else, but the pic isn't loading for me. And welcome to the 405th.
     
  3. Mad Cow Rebel

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    try it now for some reason I cant simply upload an image I have to insert a URL so I put in a FB link

    And thanks for the welcome!
     
  4. geijin

    geijin RXO 405th Regiment Officer

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    Still not working. My suggestion would be to create a gallery of your own on the 405th, and upload it there. (The Gallery link at the top of the page will start you). Then you can easily insert the images from your gallery.
     
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  5. Sean Anwalt

    Sean Anwalt RCO 405th Regiment Officer

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    I also am having trouble viewing them
     
  6. Mad Cow Rebel

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    figured it out thanks
     
  7. Mad Cow Rebel

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    I have another project on the side but the main focus is on the odst simply because it came with a visor

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  8. geijin

    geijin RXO 405th Regiment Officer

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    Looking good. Nothing wrong with having a couple builds going
     
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  9. Mad Cow Rebel

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    Just bought this stuff because NAPA didn't have any fiberglass mat or mesh. Hope it works, any thoughts? IMG_20180830_0900244.jpg
     
  10. Lemonade

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    I don't know what that Mini Fibre is, but you can get fiberglass mat or mesh at any auto store or hardware store. If you go to a hardware store, it's in the automobile section. Your helmets looked like they're pepped very well, so the thought of ruining them by using an unknown material is making me nervous.
     
  11. Mad Cow Rebel

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    thanks, I think i'll take your advice. This stuff was pretty cheap so I don't feel let out. I'm sure i'll find a use for it.

    I was hoping to get a hold of mat because I think it would conform better than mesh to the insides of the helmets
     
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  12. Lemonade

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    I've used both, and the only difference I remember noticing was that mesh was easier to work with. They both conform to shapes pretty well if you glob enough resin on them. But mat works just as well, so there's nothing wrong with using that.
     
  13. Mad Cow Rebel

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    ok thanks! I'll try out the mesh then
     
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  14. Mad Cow Rebel

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    Well now we're back to square one because as it turns out the mat was cheaper and you get a lot more of it so I will start as soon as the resin cures
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  15. Hawkietta

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    Your pepping looks spot on Excited to see your progress
     
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  16. Mad Cow Rebel

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    IMG_20180831_0753117.jpg started laying the fiberglass and used up the last of my resin so off to get more
     
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  17. Mad Cow Rebel

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    I am now wandering what sort of coating I can put inside to cover the fiberglass. I was thinking about a few coats of black rustolium but if anyone has any thoughts I am open to suggestions
     
  18. Sean Anwalt

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    A good coat of almost anything to seal away potential fume bad- guys would go down proper. Just be sure you have a good surface to mount the padding to.
     
  19. Mad Cow Rebel

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    yes that is the main reason I wanted to seal it. Those fumes are strong. but any padding recommendations? I am looking for something that is not a good insulator and preferably not too spongy?
     
  20. Sean Anwalt

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    Really, I like having a little padding in all the specific places you'll need it, and keeping the rest of the space empty. That makes it easier to install fans, lights, etc...

    I'd recommend the top of your head, sides, back, and anything you need around your chin.
     
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  21. Mad Cow Rebel

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    Started to grind away the high spots and warped areas. Bondo is not far away!
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  22. Mad Cow Rebel

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    Visor removed. Ready to be turned into a buck for vac forming

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  23. Mad Cow Rebel

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    Bondo has landed IMG_20180915_1539565.jpg

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    Started to contour the back of the neck

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  25. Mad Cow Rebel

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    PETG arrived! Visor fits the 8X10 sheets so next update should be building the vac former IMG_20180919_1635062.jpg IMG_20180920_2227595_2.jpg
     
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