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scizor112's Spartan III WIP (First Project) [Uber Pic Heavy]

Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by scizor112, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. scizor112

    scizor112 Jr Member

    That's a pretty good idea. I plan on adding lots of my own personal touch to this suit so I'll have lots to talk about.
  2. odst fng

    odst fng Jr Member

    wow this is looking great so far! keep it up...i wanna see more!
  3. scizor112

    scizor112 Jr Member

    Well, no new pics at this point (sad face) but I'm finally over the halfway point on the chest. This file is really, really detailed, so much so that I'm leaving some of the smaller things out because I don't want to make a mess with glue. That and I'm pretty confident that I can dremel them in after I resin everything. Don't ask me how, but I managed to slide what I have of the chest over my head without damaging the piece. The sizing looks spot on to me but there is one problem: the collar literally sits right against my neck. I don't want to redo this piece because if I go any bigger it won't be scaled right. Any suggestions as to how I could give myself more neck room? My current thoughts are to fill the collar piece with resin and use the dremel to carve out more space.
  4. sandy1973

    sandy1973 Well-Known Member

    Don't Fiberglass the neck area do it in foam because foam is more flexible.
  5. scizor112

    scizor112 Jr Member

    After thinking about it some last night and some mentoring from Hyperballistik, I think this is what I'm going to do. After hardening the piece, I'm going to cut out the lip that's rubbing against my neck and reinforce the collar I have left with some thin foam. After I cut it out I should have ~3/4" to work with on either side. I'll post some pics of my problem tonight after class.

    EDIT: S#!t! I forgot to print my handplates this morning so I would have something to do during my 2 hour break between classes today... I'm getting a lot of attention Pepping while sitting in the my school's Student Union building.
  6. scizor112

    scizor112 Jr Member

    Ugh, what a day. Piece of s#!t car stopped running on the way home. It's fixed now, but it put me about 2 hours behind schedule. Anyways, here are the pics I promised. I know the chest piece still has a lot of work to be done, and you can see some of the smaller details I left out on the back (all the stuff that's cut out is going to be put in), but I wanted to show the problem with the neck hole. I like having a plan well before I get to the stage I need it. The rest of the pieces are to show how everything is sizing together.

    Thus far:

    The neck:

    As stated earlier, it's not that much of a problem now, but after I get the piece resined, glassed, bondoed, etc. it's gonna be WAAAAY too small for me to put on, even when the piece is split. I think that cutting the collar out and some thin foam in it's place after the piece is hardened is what I'm going to do but if anyone has any better suggestions please, let me know.
  7. R8b

    R8b Jr Member

    Good stuff! Yeah sometimes you have to work around what you have and cut parts short. I had the same problem with some of my suit but I couldn't see myself going back and pepping another piece. 99% of people aren't going to notice a section that's been altered and will end up being amazed that you made it in the first place lol.
  8. Turbo93

    Turbo93 New Member

    looks very good, clean pep work!!
    I used the same file for my biceps and I'm 6 feet tall, I scaled it to 190mm and it fits very good! In fact, if I had scaled it smaller I wouldn't have been able to fit my arm through the bottom. hope this helps.
    keep it up
  9. scizor112

    scizor112 Jr Member

    Thanks! Lol I don't really mind re-Pepping things because I want it to be accurate, but the problem with upsizing the chest is that I'd have to make it scaled way too big. So I guess I'm gonna have to modify it. As for omitting detail, I might do that to a greater degree on the front because a good bit of it will be covered by the Assault/Sapper harness anyways.

    Thanks for the encouragement! I'm really, really awestruck with the quality of this bicep model. I've got that same problem with the bicep piece (damn knobly elbows), but now that I've got enough of the chest to compare it to I think it's sized just right.

    Well anyways, back to Pepping after I play some guitar. I'll hopefully be finished with the chest by tomorrow night and I'm going to start on the handplates tomorrow during my 2-hour break between classes. I'm also gonna work on that backstory some during writing class, but first I need a name. I'm thinking something along the lines of Vladmir but I tend to overuse that name XD.
  10. Saber


    Very nice job! Keep up the good work!
    I admire the pepwork and how clean it is!
  11. scizor112

    scizor112 Jr Member

    Thank you very much! Unfortunately I realized around 8:30 last night that I had homework to do, so I didn't get very much further on the chest. However, I did utilize my 2 hours between classes today to Pep one of the Hand Plates. The little holes on the piece are a pain in the @$$ but I think it turned out pretty well. Here's some pics:


    Hoping to have the other one done tomorrow! As for the chest, I probably won't have much time to work on it until this weekend, my teachers from my classes later in the day are piling on the work and it's too large to bring to school to work on. Now I kind of wish that I lived on campus!
  12. sandy1973

    sandy1973 Well-Known Member

    Try do the neck part in foam . It give you more flexibility to put your head thru.
  13. scizor112

    scizor112 Jr Member

    Well, I plan on splitting the piece anyway after it's been glassed and finished, so I won't have to worry about getting my head through. However, I'm 99.9% sure that I'm going to cut most if not all of the collar out and do it in foam. A few reasons:

    1.) As sandy1973 has stated, it will add a lot of flexibility to that area, in addition to being more comfortable than a resined collar.

    2.) A newer thought, but I plan on buying the Thor Motorcross Impact Rig SE to use as part of my undersuit, and a hardened collar might wear it out quickly.

    3.) There's a part of the collar missing I'm going to have to make out of foam in the first place.

    Also, while the thought is on my mind, I have an idea of how I'm going to make the Flash Bang/Flare/Whatevertheyarethingymawhatsits (the black non-grenades) part of my Assault/Sapper Harness. First off, I'm going to Pep and finish one Grenade, and I have a friend who does casting that is going to help me make 10 of them since I need that many. For the Flash Bangs (that's what I like to call them, but they may be Flares, correct me if I'm wrong here) I plan on using soda cans. I'm going to cut the ends out of the cans, reinforce the inside (most likely with resin/glass), then cap them off with cardboard, resin, bondo, and finish. Any ideas/suggestions?
  14. scizor112

    scizor112 Jr Member

    I HAS IT! I HAS IT! I HAS TEH NAME! So I'm just sitting here and the idea came to me. Like I already said, I like the name Vladimir but I tend to overuse it. But since I can't think of anything else and I want it to be kind of Slavic/Norse sounding I've decided to just change the spelling a little. This character is now officially named Vlädimyhr V-637. My initial concept for backstory involves Vlädimyhr being next in line for Noble Team after Thom was KIA. However, Vlädimyhr did something (I'm not sure what yet) to be kicked out of the Spartan program (somehow managing to escape with the armor) and is hunted by both the Covenant and UNSC. He is still living in "exile" on planet Reach. Let me know what you guys think!
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  15. TJX62

    TJX62 Member

    I think its a fantastic back story! Good to see more people actually creating a Spartan, instead of just armor. Everything is looking nice btw. Can't wait to see more!
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  16. scizor112

    scizor112 Jr Member

    Thanks man! I'm pretty creative and I want to be able to say more than just "hey, look at this cool armor I made." I'm likely going to add strips of leather to the end of the assassination knife as a sort of "tassel" made from the hide of the first Sangheili my character assassinated, as well as a few other things to help create situations where I can tell my story. I'm always glad to hear compliments on my work.

    I would be Pepping the other Hand Plate now, but I got up late this morning and ran off to school without my hot glue gun *facepalm* and my scissors *double facepalm* so that's going to have to wait until tonight or tomorrow. I guess that means I have an hour to get all of my story concepts organized! Should be more pics by Saturday.
  17. Fudz073

    Fudz073 Member

    It your character is an exiled spartan III, why would he be on reach? All the spartan III's were trained on Onyx... jk, I'm just giving you a hard time ;) . Love the build though. I really enjoy the custom armors. Gives this forum a large variety of armor building possibilities not seen with the run-of-the-mill MC's and ODSTs. Keep up the awesome work!!!
  18. scizor112

    scizor112 Jr Member

    Yeah, I'm getting to that lol. I need to just sit down and write rather than think about it too much. That's how I do all my best storytelling. BTW, does anybody know a free site to host a finished block of text? Or should I just start a Blog for that and link to it?

    Thanks! I figured that if I was going to start something I may as well build it the way I want it. No offense to anyone building MC or an ODST, as they are essential and bad@$$ parts of the Halo-verse, but I feel like it would be kind of redundant if I built one. That and Reach was my favorite of the Halo games thus far. I'm definitely going to be working on my project a lot this weekend, I finally got all that homework done and I only have one class today. It's straight home after this!
  19. Road Kill

    Road Kill

    this is freakin awesome so far man, keep up the graeat work and i can't wait to see some more proress
    btw nice Metallica shirt =D another Metallica fan!!!!! finally
  20. scizor112

    scizor112 Jr Member

    Thank you! Metallica FTW! I wish I had worked more on the armor last night, but all I managed to do was get the other Handplate Pepped. I just didn't really feel like Pepping at 1:30 in the morning. However I did work some on my backstory! I'm on information overload and have so many ideas to go with it, but I'll give you guys a little taste. Enjoy the first paragraph:

    I hope it's not too Farfetch'd. XD
  21. Fudz073

    Fudz073 Member

    Sounds good to me!! Don't want to toot my own horn, but I'm very familiar with the halo story line concerning all the books. So, I feel there is potential with your character. Does the back story give you extra motivation to work on your build?
  22. scizor112

    scizor112 Jr Member

    Hey, thanks for reading! I don't own any of the books but the Halo Wiki is an extremely helpful source when writing it. Even though I'm more familiar with the games than anything else, I really want my character to stay as consistent with the happenings of the Halo-verse as possible. I guess it kinda helps me with motivation, but I mostly decided to write the story so I could do something related to my build when I don't feel like Pepping. That and I want to be able to have something awesome to tell people at Cons and such. And I guess a small part of it includes wanting to look busy in Writing class lol.

    I'm also majoring in Media Informatics and plan on getting a career in Game Design, so it's really good practice for me.

    P.S. I have this friend locally and we are in a constant competition to see who is the bigger Halo nerd. I think I'm winning :cool
  23. thorn696


    You're build has come along ways since I last seen it. And I have to say it's looking great.
  24. Fudz073

    Fudz073 Member

    Unless your friend has his own suit, you are definitely winning. That's what I keep telling mine anyway...;)
  25. scizor112

    scizor112 Jr Member

    Thank you kind sir! I've managed to do some more Pep work, but I think I'm going to have to chock this piece up to a practice piece. It's too long by about 20mm, kinda warped, and with the Bicep on I can barely bend my arm.

    Cardboard to keep Shape
    Too big... (It's nearly completely over my wrist in this shot)

    Anyways, I've printed a smaller piece and will be working on it later today.

    That's what I keep saying as well!

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