Pipninja's custom noble VI

pipninja

Active Member
Normally you would want adequate spacing, but due to me planning out not only the direction I am going to cut something, but the order as well, it allows me to cut them out one by one without the overlap. Also I have a fairly small knife that I keep sharp, maging it easier to cut with little room between. As for shared lines, I generally try to avoid it as much as possible. Plus I try to conserve as much foam as possible to not waist as much
 

pipninja

Active Member
For example, on a piece like this I would cut out the verticle cut first (1) to cut out and remove that piece, and then once it is removed and out if the way, I will make the horizontal cut (2) into that empty space
IMG_20180927_110534.jpg
 

PaiganBoi

Sr Member
I always try to cram as many pieces as I can on a sheet of foam as well. Don't like to waste foam. Saves money. lol.
I don't have it as tight as you do because I am using a larger utility knife so... more chance of slipping up and cutting into something that I don't want cut.
 

pipninja

Active Member
Well I've come a long way, I finally have a moment to sit down and show some progress! I'm going to split this up across a couple posts, first the shins and knees.

First the knees, these are the custom patterns I made for the thin foam
IMG_20181009_011538.jpg


Also i added some battle scars, and this is the first piece I've sealed, because I don't need any seams sealed, and I plan to actually paint over that ace logo once I get paint.
IMG_20181012_181135.jpg



Next the shins
IMG_20181006_040706.jpg

IMG_20181006_040647.jpg

IMG_20181006_054036.jpg

(Oooooh that back plate sneak, more on that soon)

So first thing, I cut up part of this sock, to cover up my leg, and add a little detail
IMG_20181012_181109.jpg


Also I later added some more battle scars
IMG_20181012_181241.jpg


I added some foam on the inside to hold it in place
IMG_20181012_181233.jpg


After about a 30 min walk at 4 in the morning around base with a friend of mine, I found out where it was uncomfortable so I added some craft foam to those areas
IMG_20181006_041715.jpg

IMG_20181012_181230.jpg


Aaaaand at 4 in the morning, they make great helmets.
IMG_20181006_001933.jpg
 

pipninja

Active Member
Well here is another update before the weekend, first off, I filled all the seams of my finnished pieces.
IMG_20181018_110522.jpg
IMG_20181019_004708.jpg


Here is before and after sanding if the shins
IMG_20181018_235615.jpg


Also I am adding deliberate hard battle scars, like these cuts, or some bullet dents
IMG_20181019_005634.jpg

IMG_20181019_005626.jpg


Also Side note, I'm deciding to actually not have the spine plates, I just don't like how they fir together. So I cut the one off of the armor ability
IMG_20181019_005654.jpg


And lastly, I finnished the paint on the knees, all I need is a black wash. Also I used stipling to get this awesome texture on the paint, I really like how they look
IMG_20181019_004901.jpg

IMG_20181019_004916.jpg

IMG_20181019_004904.jpg


That's all for now, I plan to have a busy weekend, and I am not sure if I am going to finnish this project in time to fly home. But we will see.
 

pipninja

Active Member
Well I had a lil help today, and I decided I needed just a little break from foam work, started with some makeshift rigging to hold up pieces
IMG_20181019_153938.jpg


Made some custom holders for the thighs, these we're just thrown together to keep it off the ground.
IMG_20181019_150318.jpg

IMG_20181019_150427.jpg


And once all those prices were sealed, I started this with a little help from a friend.
IMG_20181019_204446.jpg

Probably going to finnish paint tomorrow, but for now, I'm Calling it night.
 

pipninja

Active Member
Okay so just a bit of an update. I am going to be taking a break on this for a couple weeks, next week I have a big final, and there is no way I was going to get the project done to take it home. Once I'm back from my trip home, than I'll be picking up where I left off. One thing I am working in right now, is the custom paint on the knife, so once that's done, I'll be putting it up.
 

pipninja

Active Member
And that black wash is done, and while I was at it, I washed the knees too. Looking sick.
IMG_20181021_231414.jpg


Also I used a silver sharpie for my scratches, they are hard to pick up on camera. Anyways, que picture dump of the knees
IMG_20181021_232023.jpg
IMG_20181021_232031.jpg
IMG_20181021_232033.jpg
IMG_20181021_232039.jpg
IMG_20181021_232522.jpg


And now the knife, first picture in the flashlight was edited, but the others are all normal. And now for the knife picture dump
IMG_20181021_234445.jpg
IMG_20181021_234502.jpg
IMG_20181021_234511.jpg
IMG_20181021_234527.jpg
IMG_20181021_234549.jpg
IMG_20181021_234709.jpg
IMG_20181021_234718.jpg
IMG_20181021_234930.jpg
IMG_20181021_234934.jpg
IMG_20181022_005452.jpg
 

Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
I like the knife but why didn't you angle the sheath like the guard or vise versa? They don't look like they go together.
 
Top