Questions about building ODST Armor


ODST Emory

Jr Member
I changed my mind. I am going to be altering my right shoulder armor to be this:

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xXDashIVXx

Sr Member
Here is the addition to my right shoulder. I figured I'd add in an energy sword from a friend. Anybody have recommendations for the air? Also, how would I go about putting lights in this sword? It's just a regular Mattel one from 2017. View attachment 302898
That ended up looking great! For air flow, you can install a small fan in your helmet that will do a great job at keeping you cool and prevent visor fogging. There are some great tutorials here on the forums and online so there are a few ways to do it, but usually they are similar and fairly easy to do. You can get a pack of small computer fans off of amazon for really cheap.

Lighting up the sword might be difficult to do properly without cutting it open entirely. Maybe you can just cut the handle off, thread some LEDs down the sword and plastic weld the handle back on, but it would be hard to secure the LEDs inside the blade. An better way to do it would to cut the blade in half going up the inside edge, add leds, and secure it back down. Either way, I am not sure how you would be able to replace batteries and do potential repairs if the sword is glued back together
 

ODST Emory

Jr Member
That ended up looking great! For air flow, you can install a small fan in your helmet that will do a great job at keeping you cool and prevent visor fogging. There are some great tutorials here on the forums and online so there are a few ways to do it, but usually they are similar and fairly easy to do. You can get a pack of small computer fans off of amazon for really cheap.

Lighting up the sword might be difficult to do properly without cutting it open entirely. Maybe you can just cut the handle off, thread some LEDs down the sword and plastic weld the handle back on, but it would be hard to secure the LEDs inside the blade. An better way to do it would to cut the blade in half going up the inside edge, add leds, and secure it back down. Either way, I am not sure how you would be able to replace batteries and do potential repairs if the sword is glued back together
Thank you very much for both the fan recommendation and for the lights. I will try with the energy sword, and I can always get a new one if worse comes to worse. Thanks!
 

ODST Emory

Jr Member
All right, I am pleased to say that I am finished. My helmet will be coming in soon, and I will have a full set! Here is an image. The armor was built by me, and painted by Artex Callahan.
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He took the picture when I had just looked over at him. Jerk. ;)
 
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