Just like you all, I cant wait to finish this badbaoy up. Still some work to do!
There needs to be a 'wow' button alongside the 'like'. Amazing progress, Spartan!
Thatd be a nice idea! xD Though I am pretty pleased with the "Like-Feature" by itself
Progress however has gotten slow, since I also got problems with my 3D-printer.
Thank you very much! Im glad y'all like what I did so far!
Awright everybody! Its been a while- Last week was yeah not too good but not too bad either. I managed to get most of all the small pieces done. Such as ( from upper lfet to lower right) the buttplate, the absplate, the shoulders, the knees, the triceps and the biceps. Here shown in "caulking-stage".
I straightly went ahead and plastidipped them today.
As most of you will assume these are all freehanded since these parts arent available as Pep.
However, incase you are wondering how I do my scrachtbuilt pieces, heres some mini-tutorial on the tricep-pieces!
Independently from the piece itself: Im starting of with making a paper template using reference-photos and images on google. You can pretty much think of this as an "analogue" version of Pep lol. So when I drew my template on some standart printer-paper I cut the pieces out and stick them temporarily together using some masking-tape(Every other tape will do, as long as you dont damage your template) This is also useful to check how long and how angled your bent pieces need to be.
When everything fits nice and accurately, I transfer them onto my foam floor mats.
For now everthing look pretty rough, but we will take care of that later on. Now to make the edges nice and crisp you need to angle all your edges.
I mostly use an Exactoknife for this bis since the blades dull down rather quickly my angles often look something like this.
However this is now as bad as you think, since you can always sand it down with a dremel. I tend to do this alot. Also to correkt angles on clean cut pieces, just to make sure everything fits nice and thightly.
After that I usally heat up all my curved pieces with a heatgun to bend them in the shape theyll need to have for assembly. For assembly I use contact-glue which has proven to be the best and cleanest method for me.
When the glue has set, I get back and heatseal the entire piece to close the pores even further and make it easier for the plastidip(or whatever sealant youre using) to seal the foam.
For carved in details I usally use a heatknife. Mine has different tips so I can burn different shapes into the foam. Note, all the fine gaps will be filled using acrylic caulking before sealing
Hope that helps you guys out. If there are any questions, feel free to ask! :3