Spartan Fred and Kelly Build

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by brkiker, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    Have you tried mold the foam to the shape of the heel after heating it up with a heat gun?
     
  2. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    I was trying to figure out how to transfer the pattern as is to foam. I ended up having to put in a couple of darts in order for the template to lay flat enough on the foam for me to trace it. The idea is that after I clean it up some I'll heat shape it to the heal then glue the darts together.
     
  3. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Took a day to cut the boot pieces, and now putting it together. Here's what I got.

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    There are still some detail pieces that I'll have to add, and naturally I'll go back and clean things up some more.

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    Though something went side ways on the heel, so I'm going to have to cut another one. As always, I really would like to hear back from all of you on what you think.
     
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  4. Austin3991

    Austin3991

    Looking good man! I'd still say 3D print the toe cap. That's just me and like 3 other people saying that though :p
     
  5. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Well, I managed to get the left boot to a point I'm happy with. I just need to do the heel for the right boot now.

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    Next step on them is to add all the little detail. After that, I'll do one more quick over on cleaning it and filling in some of the seams and imperfections. I won't worry about strapping until after I paint it, but I'm thinking a combination of velcro and elastic straps.

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    As always, let me know what you think, and if there's any improvements I could do.
     
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  6. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Have you thought of covering the exposed area w/ something or leaving it as is?
     
  7. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Probably going to leave as is which is why we picked the motorcycle boots. The boot has enough interesting look to it that once mixed with the armor and under suit, when we get that done, should blend nicely.
     
  8. Austin3991

    Austin3991

    Looks sexy!
     
  9. NZSpartanz

    NZSpartanz New Member

    Some great ideas here, liking the boot idea as I have mine to make within the next month. Nice clean lines and bevels on the foam.
     
  10. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Thanks. Working on the final details and final clean up before paint. We went with motorcycle boots because you can find them without lances and they tend to have and interesting and different design that sets them apart from other boots or shoes.
     
  11. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Well, the boot armor is done and ready for paint.

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    I'm at that point where I have to tell myself to step back and move on even though there's a little voice inside of me pointing out flaws and saying just a little more.

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    They've been coated with about 5 layers of Plastidip. I still may put a little heat to them to fine tune the fit, but primer and paint is next. After that, I begin to figure out strapping and attachment to the boot. I have a basic idea on how I'm going to do that though: combination of elastic straps and industrial velcro.

    As always, would love to get any feed back.
     
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  12. Austin3991

    Austin3991

    Looking great man!
     
  13. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    I think that they look great......Keep in mind that the more time and effort you put in to your build, the better the end result will be.
     
  14. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Yep. I think this was the third set of boots I made. Of course the time factor is a luxury I'm quickly running out on.
     
  15. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Well, things are picking up a little better now. I've managed to get the base coat on to the boots. The color Laura picked was Rustoleum Wildflower Blue. I think it's a pretty close color to Kelly's armor color. Now I just need to find a shade color to apply to all the panel lines and recessed areas.

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    I also managed to get the butt plate put together fairly quickly. I still need to put one last piece on, but I need to figure out how I'm going to attack that one since it might also be what holds the armor to the body suit.

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    There's just a little bit of clean up to do, but then it can get the Plastidip and paint treatment.

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    As always, leave some feedback, and I'll see you in the next post.
     
  16. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Your seams are quite neat. Pin straight and clean. Great job!!!
     
  17. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Thanks that means a lot. However, I'm now moving on to the complex parts: shins, thighs, and chest.
     
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  18. Austin3991

    Austin3991

    Looks amazing bro! Can't wait to see Laura wear this!
     
  19. gamingfreak

    gamingfreak New Member

    Your creations are just simply amazing, I am loving every detail of your work and just like them, I can't wait to see the finished product. Keep us posted.
     
  20. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Thanks a lot. I can assure you the post will keep coming all the way up to completion.
     
  21. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    A quick little update as I'm really looking for feed back. I've printed and mocked up the last few "small" pieces of Laura's Hermes armor, which is the upper arm. I'm really wanting to double check the sizing of them.

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    She has a lot of loose skin on her arms from her weight loss, and I'm just trying to imagine how much the under suit and what not will help with slimming them down. The other challenge is that Kelly's Hermes armor doesn't have a lot of upper arm armor to begin with when compared to other named Spartan characters.

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    I'm thinking the shoulder is good. If there is any size change I would imagine it would be the bicep and tricep pieces, but even then I think it's just a matter of widening them.

    Again thoughts.
     
  22. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Progress is coming along. Butt plate is finished and ready for final clean up and then paint.

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    My only criticism of it is that I feel the thin armor plate under it should come out a little further, but overall it's a keeper.

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    Let me know your thoughts. I think the next part we're tackling is the upper arm then it's on to the chest.
     
  23. Austin3991

    Austin3991

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    Looks amazing man!
     
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  24. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Big update today, and need some suggestions.

    First off the butt plate and tricep plates have their base color on. Just need to shade them and add detail.

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    The bicep plates are almost done with construction. These where a bit trickier to put together than I imagine.

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    Stuck on thinking of what to do about the end cap pieces.

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    This is with 2mm craft foam, and I'm just wondering if it will throw things off. I do plan to blend the end cap with the side pieces with joint filler. I'm just curious to hear from you.
     
  25. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Well, progress has moved onto the more interesting parts. I'll be mocking up the bracer and chest armor sometime this week. In the mean time, I got Kelly's glove armor printed.

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    I just need some feed back and guidance on how to attach the armor to the glove. Any takers?
     

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