Foam ODST: Version 1 was okay. Now for Version 2

PaiganBoi

Sr Member
Update time: base colours are done on all the armour. Little sample below.
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Will be moving on to painting camo pattern on thighs and bracers and then blackwash to darken the grey a notch. Then weathering after that.
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Also, I have now a bucket. I had commissioned a 3d printed one. I have already assembled it and will begin sanding... At some point.
 

PaiganBoi

Sr Member
Visor is dyed and chromed. My first one cracked cuz I was a little carless with it.
I applied Alclad II Lacquer with an airbrush on the inside of the visor. 20211007_175852.jpg 20211007_174317.jpg 20211007_174402.jpg 20211007_121958.jpg 20211007_122311.jpg
ODST armour is now con ready.
I still plan on submitting this suit for Deployment. In order to do that, decals are needed, flash bangs (assembled) need paint and the rucksack needs to be made.
 

DRKE115

New Member
Okay ladies and gents. I am finally starting my first suit of armour in the Halo universe. As the title says, my suit of choice is the ODST made with EVA foam. I will eventually start posting pics of my progress. I have nothing as of yet because I am still in the process of scaling and cutting my templates for the shin/boot. I am hoping that I scaled it right and all turns out well. I don't want to put myself in a situation where a lot of work has been done, only to realize that the part doesn't fit. *ahem* Dirtdives *cough*
Wish me luck.
Yeah I just "finished" my odst costume (gen 4 ish), and all except the helmet (which i shamelessly got off of etsy) just doesn't work or looks iffy. Unfortunately that's what I get when I work with mostly cardboard.
 

PaiganBoi

Sr Member
Alright. Bring this thread back to life... again. I have begun to work on the rucksack. Thank you ODCA for the unfold.
I did something a little different this time. I made a cardboard version first before I proceeded with foam. 20220405_194018.jpg 20220405_194041.jpg 20220405_194053.jpg
I was pleased with it so I went ahead and started foamsmithing.
It's been slow going. I have been under the weather recently so I haven't had much of a chance to work on it. I am also taking my time on it to make to the best of my abilities.
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More to come.
 

PaiganBoi

Sr Member
Another long overdue update post photo dump. So... Rucksack weathering, is done. Also rucksack attachment method? MAGNETS!! A total of 16rare earth magnets were used. 8 on the inside of the body armour and 8 on the rucksack. The hold is very good. It survived all the nudging and shoving at FanExpo Toronto this year.
One thing I realised... I forgot the buckles that are on the ruck. Buggers. Those will have to be added later down the road. Flashbangs have been attached to hip plates. I made a little rig that they velcro to.
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PaiganBoi

Sr Member
Another long overdue update post photo dump. So... Rucksack weathering, is done. Also rucksack attachment method? MAGNETS!! A total of 8 rare earth magnets were used. 4 on the inside of the body armour and 4 on the rucksack. The hold is very good. It survived all the nudging and shoving at FanExpo Toronto this year.
One thing I realised... I forgot the buckles that are on the ruck. Buggers. Those will have to be added later down the road. Flashbangs have been attached to hip plates. I made a little rig that they velcro to.
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