Red vs. Blue Tucker and Princess Caboose Build

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by JD of Asgard, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. JD of Asgard

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    Back in the lab again! Working on my 2ndish (If I'm not counting the dozen or so abandoned builds) foam build. Using the Mark VI armor to build Cpt. Tucker from Red vs. Blue. My daughter wants to work with me this summer and make her own so she's going to help me make a "Princess Caboose" suit (Basically Caboose with a tutu).

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  2. Lieutenant Jaku

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    I feel like that would just be caboose if he had access to a tutu, not princess caboose.
     
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  3. Nukulargear

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    You should go all in and get a full ballgown going for Princess Caboose
     
  4. JD of Asgard

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    Moving right along! It would be moving a little faster but summer college is crazy fast pace and I can only really build on the weekends. But I've got two halves built so all I need to do now is build the middle bit and connect it all!

    This was my first time working with contact cement. It really is amazingly tough and seals together neater than the hot glue I was using. Hopefully it fares better in the summer/body heat here in Florida.


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  5. Sean Anwalt

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    Evil Ted has a great tutorial on YouTube (sorry, I can't get the link atm) in which he seals the seams with strips of fabric to prevent body sweat and such from ripping your seams apart. It's his Male cosplay body armor tutorial. Especially somewhere humid, it sounds like a great idea to me, you might look it up.
     
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  6. JD of Asgard

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    that sounds like just the tutorial I need to fix this problem! Thank you!
     
  7. JD of Asgard

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    More work progress pics on the project!

    Continuing to slowly move along with the helmet. It feels a little lopsided right now but hopefully that'll even out once I get all of the connective pieces put together in the middle. It's feeling a little large on me, but nothing nearly as bad as my last attempt. I'm hoping that after I plastidip and resin the inside it'll shrink a little bit but either way it should be fine.



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  8. JD of Asgard

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    More progress on the Mark VI helmet for Tucker. It's finally starting to look more like the actual helmet. I've got a few more bigger bits put together and ready to glue to the main helmet. In other news, if you ever decide to take a 2nd level Anatomy and Physiology class during the accelerated summer semester...don't. I'm running myself ragged.


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  9. Sean Anwalt

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    Hey! The inside of that helmet foam looks familiar! hahaha

    Looking good, man! Keep up the hard work. When you can, with school... school is importanter that helmets.... unfortunately...
     
  10. Dirtdives

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    Yes we can see how "importanter" your schooling was for you...........Your English teacher must be rolling over in his/her grave........;)
     
  11. Sean Anwalt

    Sean Anwalt RCO 405th Regiment Officer

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    Principal said it wuz My gramer thet poot them in there grave in the first plase!
     
  12. JD of Asgard

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    Well all that hard work paid off! I made the President's List for the 2nd semester in a row! Go me!

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    I actually did a full a rebuild on this since my last post. I noticed just before finals that it was looking a little big and warped in a few places. I scaled it down about an inch to better fit my head. I had to trim a little away underneath to fit my head through, but it looks so much better on my head now and I still have enough room for a fan and LED's.
     
  13. marscreature

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    Looks really good, especially for a foam build.
     
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  15. JD of Asgard

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    thank you! :D
     
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    A few layers of plastidip, spot putty, and a primer layer down!

    I need to do another pass with the spot putty to hit a few low spots, but I'm definitely digging how it's coming together. All of the thin craft foam I added in really added some depth to this build until anything I've built before.
     

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