To eliminate the "rock" you need to play with the distance between the front of the rig and your foot. You want to make your center of gravity positioned so that your weight is distributed straight down from your hip to the floor. It is tough to do and usually takes a little trial and error because we all have a little different weight distribution. A good rule of thumb is that your heel should end up almost directly below your hip. Obviously that means your Knees will have to remain slightly bent so the fatigue will be an issue the longer you wear the rig.I noticed that rock also (moreso when I played back the video than when I was walking around). I'm kind of okay with the rocking but am considering curving the bottom up somewhat to allow for more of a roll-step (I think this will allow for a more fluid, natural walking style). My concern with adding more (flat) inches to the back is that I don't want the walk to start getting too cloddy or Frankenstein-ish.
Thanks. Good luck to you and your friend, looking forward to seeing what you're able to achieve.Love the stilts. My friend and I are going for a similar build. Will definitely be incorporating some of your ideas. But yeah, keep up the awesome work and can't wait to see some more results!
I definitely think the bungie cords help but there is still some effort involved. At some point I'll start wearing the stilts around the apartment more often to build up the involved leg muscles.My friends Mike and Ron used a similar setup for the stilts when they made their Underworld Lycan costumes. They used hockey skates, and mounted the angled "ankle" or whatever where the blade would be in the skate. It worked out well for them, other than always having tired legs. Your support system should help with that.
If this dont get in the elite im going to kick myself
Thank you for the vote of confidence, guys. There's a long way to go to complete the project though, and breaking the Elite section wall isn't a top priority for me.If this elite doesn't get in elite can you kick me while you're at it? Im gonna be too busy figuring out where my jaw went. . .
Thank you for the well-wish. From what I can tell, the ranger's only exposed flesh is in the hands and feet. The under-suit will be fun to make.I've always thought about making a full size elite costume so I'm very curious on how you work some hard things out. What are you going to use for the skin? It's hard to find something that has the specific colour and leathery texture. I subscribed to the thread so I'll be looking out for your progress Best of luck!
An Elite with an Elite? Watch the spinning plasma grenade?Eliteception?
Thanks, Kiriku. There are a lot of options for Spartan suits. Good luck with whatever project you decide on, looking forward to seeing it.Your stilts look great so far, looking forward to seeing your progress on this build!
I've been thinking about doing a Ranger myself, but I figured it'd be a better idea to start with a spartan so I know what I'm doing.. Anyway! Good luck~
he can get some fabric that looks kinda like a ruff leather that might work
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I'll have to investigate this a bit.Vinyl? That's a good idea but that stuff tends to peel after a while.
Looks great, man. I was just drawing up designs for this same idea and thought I'd take a look through the forums to see if anyone else beat me to it. Looks like you did, and you improved upon what I was coming up with. Bungie-cord "muscles" > inflexible brace. Best of luck to you sir, I'm going to be doing an Ultra build at some point and hope to use your build here as a guide.
EDIT: Have you looked into ways to get the elite hand working? I have some unrefined plans for a glove that has the second thumb mirror the movements of my actual thumb...
I'm glad to be able to throw some ideas out there for others to use. Hope to see your guys' work in the future!I'm so happy about this thread! That way when I build my elite,(I had been planning it for a while...) I'll have something to reference to! Thank you Satchmo!
I'm with you on working with the center of gravity. It's something I'll be messing with. I haven't seen the Underworld video.To eliminate the "rock" you need to play with the distance between the front of the rig and your foot. You want to make your center of gravity positioned so that your weight is distributed straight down from your hip to the floor. It is tough to do and usually takes a little trial and error because we all have a little different weight distribution. A good rule of thumb is that your heel should end up almost directly below your hip. Obviously that means your Knees will have to remain slightly bent so the fatigue will be an issue the longer you wear the rig.
As a lot of people have referenced the Underworld rig may give you ideas. Check out the video if you haven't already.
Just a bit. Hopefully more to come.Hey Satchmo, any progress on this?!
Those guys do some good work. I wonder if someone over there has tackled the mandible jaw in a realistic fashion (I think the Predator and Sangheili share a common ancestor).Absolutely incredible! For the skin you should look into the way the Predator cosplay guys do it.
Keep up the good work! I've subscribed to all of you're threads as they set a very high standard to try and attain. Key word here is try! Elite for your Elite!
No probs...see beginning of post.I know this sounds like a broken record, but this looks amazing! Come on we need to know what progress you have made, please?
All the best when you hit it.I love how anything to do with sangheli's instantly gets 3 pages of comments. I will only try to tackle such a task after I move to a house with a workshop, as building something that big in the house will really annoy my parents.