Recon's First ODST Build (Foam) WIP (Picture Heavy)

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  1. eiros

    eiros

    Will you be using caulk to fill in the seams?
     
  2. HATE Recon

    HATE Recon New Member

    If I can get some, yeah. Otherwise I may just use hot glue. I'm doing this at college in my dorm room, so my options and resources are limited

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  3. HATE Recon

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    UPDATE
    I attached the shoulder pads and gave the chest another coat of plastidip. I made a thigh pad, but it's way too big. Pictures below.
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  4. HATE Recon

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    Any tips on how to secure the shoulder pads to my upper arm would be appriciated. I was thinking an elastic band of some sort

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  5. Mesh

    Mesh

    I have a Foam band that connects mine in, tight enough to stay in place, loose enough to not restrict ^.^
     
  6. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    I would not recommend hot glue as a filler. It is hard to get in to some places and will warp the seam in different directions if you try to smoothen it out. Caulk is very inexpensive and can be found in just about every hardware store. I would recommend the hand squeeze tubes as they run under $5 and you don't need one of those giant tubes that needs a gun to dispense. Just make sure you get the paintable flavor. If you get one for the sink/bath, they aren't going to work. They are waterproof and the paint will not stick.....

    Now, as for attaching armor parts, you definitely want something that you can detach. Elastic is fine. Iv'e used it on the shoulder pads w/o a problem. Glue velcro on either side and on to the underside of each armor piece. You could also use nylon webbing straps. Any fabric store will carry this and the basic slide release buckle as well. I understand about being on a budget so you use what you can get. Ask your friends if any of them have old back packs they can donate to your suit. Plenty of webbing on those things and some even have the waist belt buckle.
     
  7. HATE Recon

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    Any tips on scaling the thigh? I'm 5'10". I'm using nightshades pep file, which defaults to 39cm tall, which turned out way too big. If anyone who is between 5'8" and 5'11" used this pep, what was your height?

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  8. eiros

    eiros

    Looking good so far! if they are based off the Halo 3 ODST, the thighs go down to the knees, I didn't make a kit I had the SB kit and that's how long they are and I'm 5'7. You can always scale them down to be more comfortable for you
     
  9. HATE Recon

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  10. HATE Recon

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    So my whole post got deleted, I have an update. I'll post it soon with pictures, but basically I only have 7 pieces left to construct

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  11. HATE Recon

    HATE Recon New Member

    So I just found out that the next Daytona Beach Comicon is being held at the ICI center on my university campus, so lucky me. I intend to have my costume done by then, considering how much I've gotten done in a month. Also, what the next step in painting after plastidip is applied?

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  12. StayFrosty

    StayFrosty

    Nice! A foam odst that isn't the DFT odst helmet! Looking great so far man, keep up the good work!
     
  13. HATE Recon

    HATE Recon New Member

    UPDATE
    As promised, here are current status pics of my build. Enjoy, and feel free to make suggestions and comments. This is officially, a photo dump. Also there is now a video of me dancing in my costume somewhere on the Internet. I haven't looked, but I bet it's out there somewhere.
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  14. HATE Recon

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    I will be filling the seams and hopefully painting it this week

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  15. HATE Recon

    HATE Recon New Member

    I'm thinking of redoing the shoulders using kirrou's template, as they are more game accurate and they would probably cover my arm better. I will probably make them bigger too.

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  16. Schankerz

    Schankerz

    I very much approve of this photo dump, really awesome work! Do you have anything for the undersuit yet?

    I did Kirrou's ODST shoulders too, here are some pictures if it helps at all, I definitely recommend scaling them fairly big it looks really good with that extra bulk.

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  17. Mesh

    Mesh

    Looking good bud!
    Try not to double/triple post in future, keep as much as you can to one post ;)
     
  18. HATE Recon

    HATE Recon New Member

    Not yet. Planning on buying a black bdu

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  19. Harri51

    Harri51

    looks like your legs are more forgiving then mine was. I have to go back and really tailor them up or make new ones. But the DAP flex seal will really help smooth those gaps out and give you such a better looking armor once you dip it. Love the progress. Troopers FTW!!
     
  20. StayFrosty

    StayFrosty

    Your stuff is looking really nice. Keep it up man, it's always cool to see more odsts being created!
     
  21. HATE Recon

    HATE Recon New Member

    Update
    One begun to create the first weapon. I'm building a m6c socom magnum using andrew DFT templates as a test. I will probably make some changes as I work on it. I've also plastidipped all my armor pieces with at least 3 coats, and they're ready for paint. Any tips on painting?

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  22. HATE Recon

    HATE Recon New Member

    I'm going to start painting helmet. I tried out using the liquid plastidip and brushed it on. I got a much thicker coat that filled the gaps, and it looks smooth. My color scheme is going to be dark blue and black,and maybe red detail.

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  23. HATE Recon

    HATE Recon New Member

    UPDATE

    Hey guys. I got a 3D printer recently, and I just had to print this. What do you guys think? ddcf76a7d82fe127aff4b048d616e253.jpg

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  24. StayFrosty

    StayFrosty

    Not bad at all! Once you clean it up, the gun will look great!
     
  25. Thom A293

    Thom A293

    Nice pistol! Great job on the armor too. Really like the helmet you did. In a way, having it slightly small will look good since usually the helmets on Spartans and ODST's are slightly smaller.
     

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