Foam Reach Security Suit. (Quest for the Best)


master_colt_117

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UPDATE!!
To quote Aaron Lewis- "It's been a while." Since I've made an update post, and I've gotten quite a bit done in that time. All the primary pieces of armor have been painted and weathered. A few pieces, like the shins and handplates, might need a little further weathering but that's not too hard. All the grenades for the belt and chestpiece have been painted and attached. I attached them with concrete anchors and screws to ensure they won't be falling off anything soon. Also attached the handplates to the gloves and the soft case to the thigh. The soft case does need a bit more work with adding straps and buckles to make it more game accurate, but that also shouldn't take long.
So now with all the major pieces done, it's time to move onto the thinner pieces of armor and the undersuit itself. This involves making the ab wrap, neck seal, and bottom spinal plates out of craft foam, and then attaching leather to the Under Armour undersuit.
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Dude it's so beautiful!!! Glad to see you still chipping away at it! Hopefully I can get back to it soon myself
 

electricknite

Member
This is so sick, it’s awesome seeing the contrast of old and new armour, can’t wait to see you suited up. Are you going to add silver paint chips? would add a nice bit of extra detail.
 

Benton188

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405th Regiment Officer
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Are you going to add silver paint chips? would add a nice bit of extra detail.
I'm going to play around with it a little, but they don't show so well with white armor. Tends to look like white instead of silver in pictures. Looking back I do need to add some silver highlights to the black pieces on the chest and thighs to make them pop better.
 

master_colt_117

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I'm going to play around with it a little, but they don't show so well with white armor. Tends to look like white instead of silver in pictures. Looking back I do need to add some silver highlights to the black pieces on the chest and thighs to make them pop better.
Try the gun metal silver oil based paint pens. They work insanely well for that deep chipped look. I swear the paint in the pen actually absorbs into the base coat color and really produces a real look.. I'm confident it would work well on white armor too. And don't make a mistake, cause nothing takes it off unless you strip the base coat back off! But thats the fun part of weathering, once you get it down, its hard to make a mistake. I use the pen tip to flow the paint where I want on the edges or surface, then I use upholstery foam to "scratch it" or drag it to what looks like abrasions across the surface. Ask RandomRanger he uses the same technique I do with the oil based pen. I agree with you, simple silver acrylic paint will just appear white like the rest of the armor, but I'm confident the darker gun metal silver pen will give you knarly looking edge wear. In the attached pic, you'll see the darker metallic silver of the pen vs the lighter silver scratches. What's cool about the pen is it also shifts color at different angles and lights too, which really looks cool on a whole suit of armor that's always moving, thus providing various new angles to viewers. I had to take the pic aiming down like this to catch it in dark gun metallic form.
 

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Benton188

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405th Regiment Officer
Member DIN
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Mini Update.
A preview pic of how everything is coming together. Just finished foaming out the ab wrap and the neck seal. I will be covering the ab wrap in faux leather to give it a bit more undersuit like texture. And it looks like a few more spots could do with some more weathering as the colors are still bright in some areas.
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