Project Mini Chief

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by PaiganBoi, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    Alrighty... I may be asking for a world of pain for this but, I might end up putting my ODST build on hold and starting another project starting in September. My 8 year old son has been watching me build my suit and is now interested in a suit of armour for himself and would like to have it for Halloween this year. So I jumped on Armorsmith and started to tinker with the H3 Mark VI for him. Just started this thread in advance. I would up load some screen pics for people to see and correct any scaling issues I might not have noticed but, it seems the jpg files are too large. Will post later on.
    On a side note, at the end of the month I am going to the Toronto FanExpo and my son is going to wear his Saiyan costume from last Halloween. I will be tweaking it a bit by making new gauntlets and some sort of boots/shin guards. Will post that in a separate thread.
    Thanks for reading.
     
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  2. mblackwell1002

    mblackwell1002

    Well, I can say you are a cool dad for doing that for your son, even when you have a project of your own.

    I hope to see progress soon!
     
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  3. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    PaiganBoi, I know the feeling of putting your own build on hold quite well. Twice over now........
     
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  4. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    When this build starts, it will count as gaining more experience that I can put towards finishing my suit. So it is a win win.
     
  5. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    Okay. Got pics of Mini Chief from my ArmourSmith mock up. I will have to make some adjustments for sure. The dummy that have in there is to my kid's height but definitely not to the rest of his measurements. I mean.... my son is a toothpick. The dummy in the pics.... is well built. :lol:
    That aside, if anyone sees any adjustments I should make, feel free to pipe in. MKVI.JPG MKVIa.JPG MKVIb.JPG
     
  6. mblackwell1002

    mblackwell1002

    Is his head that small? Usually kids' heads are larger than the rest of their body...If you get my meaning. Kids have big heads! :) Lol.
     
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  7. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    In my opinion I would bump up the chest shoulders hands and forearms. I think the whole lower half looks good. And agreed that helmet looks like a very tight fit
    Edit- helmets tough because I always thought that Bungie had modeled the MKVI quite small in the game.
     
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  8. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    The arms and shoulders actually need to be adjusted to fit some seriously skinny arms. My son has pipe cleaners for arms.
    I agree as well, the head needs to be bumped up a bit.
     
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  9. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    You can still add foam to insides to fit.... haha want to see a horribly scaled H3 MKVI?? Check out mine :eek: lol. Look forward to seeing this built tho.
     
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  10. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    I have several mis-scaled helmets under my belt as well. And as for Bungie/343 scaling......Yea, I read once that if the helmet was built to correct scale, Spartan or regular human, the wearer couldn't put it on or take off. The opening was too small to do so.
     
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  11. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    I played around on Armour Smith again. This time I edited my son's avatar and then went back and made some adjustments to the scale of the suit. I knew my son was a twig... but jeez! When you apply a value to it.... its scary. Avatar.JPG MKVIc.JPG
    As you can see, he has now the bobble head going on.
     
  12. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    UPDATE:
    With this post I have officially started on my son's MKVI armour for Halloween. I started with the quickest bit... The hand plates. 20170823_213943.jpg
    For kicks I placed them on top of my gloves to show how small his hands are!
    As well I tinkered (again...) with the scale of the suit. Used a ref pic to better set things up. MKVId.JPG MKVIf.JPG MKVIe.JPG
     
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  13. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Tini-tiny hands!!!!
     
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  14. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    Decided to rename my thread. :p
    Have the boot pattern all traced out and will start some cutting tonight. Not shown here is a bunch of bits and bites that were cut out on 6mm foam. 20170825_210503.jpg
     
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  15. Joffersmk2

    Joffersmk2

    That looks far more realistic for a kid though. It's good you went back and altered it.

    Have you thought about making a duct tape torso body maniquin of him? Mine will never stand still for fitting/moulding and we end up getting fed up of eachother....my fault, he's only 8!
     
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  16. Joffersmk2

    Joffersmk2

    What type of marker are you using there? It's showing up much better than my sharpie on black mat
     
  17. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    Joffersmk2, I'm not using a marker. It's actually a chalk pencil.
    Check this out: General Pencil General's Pastel Chalk Pencils, Cool Colors General P... https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001AQREQQ/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdo_hxvOzb5V034M4
    As for my son he's 8 as well and I do have a duct tape dress form for him . He enjoyed the process and managed to sit still enough for me to get it done. IMAG0729.jpg
    It's currently being used to display his Saiyan Warrior armour that I made for him last year.
     
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  18. mblackwell1002

    mblackwell1002

    Haha! I laugh at choo! I fear you have a case of too-many-projects syndrome. Like I don't...Cuz I do, too...let me think...I have, what? Six projects? *cringe*

    I think it's awesome you call that duct tape dummy your son. Buuttt...That duct tape dummy obviously isn't a human.

    Oh, the lunatics on this website. :whistle::lol::rolleyes::unsure::oops::confused:o_O

    :D:D

    OK, I'm done with the awful jokes. Looks like you have lots of work to do. Keep it up, man!
     
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  19. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    UPDATE:
    This update also includes a delay... :mad:
    Looks like I have run out of adhesive materials. My can of cement has started to dry out. It's become gel like and doesn't apply very well. Also it has a hard time sticking together after the cure time. I also ran out of super glue. :cautious::cautious:
    So I have taken this opportunity to buy some Barge contact cement and see how much of a difference that stuff makes. It will take a few days for delivery.
    I am not a fan of using hot glue. I have never had good results with it so I stay away from using it.
    So in the mean time I have started to cut out other parts. First up: the space diaper!
    20170827_221023.jpg
    Then I'll start with the shins. By the time I get my hands on bonding materials I'll have a bunch of stuff ready to put together.
     
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  20. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    UPDATE 2:
    Got a hold of some super glue and managed to put a toe guard together as well as assemble the space diaper. Soon after I discovered that my son would not be able to slip the bugger on and off. So I did some surgery and used some rare earth magnets I had as fasteners. I just have to conseal them. 20170828_212713.jpg 20170828_212519.jpg 20170828_212440.jpg 20170828_212458.jpg
     
  21. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    UPDATE :
    little more progress. I have 1 and a half boots done! I almost made a big oopsie. I started on the second boot and almost ended with 2 right feet. Managed to fix it with some minor surgery. 20170830_114746.jpg 20170830_124213.jpg
     
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  22. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    UPDATE 2:
    Both feet are now done. There's gonna be a lot of gap filling in this one... Sigh. May have to sand down some ares as well.
    Will probably use some elastic wasteband material to keep the snug against the shoes.
    20170830_163231.jpg 20170830_163243.jpg

    They remind me of those bloody Croc's slippers.
     
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  23. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Try using some craft foam w/ contact cement to conceal the gaps. You will still retain the shape and outline but the gaps will be gone.
     
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  24. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    Sweet. Thanks for the tip.
     
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  25. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Having used this same technique to cover up my many mistakes and gaps.....it really cleans up the work. Especially since craft foam needs very little "filling in" as raw EVA does. All those pesky little craters and divots left over from poor manufacturing.
     

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