Spartan Fred and Kelly Build

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

  1. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    There's been a bit of lull, but there has been progress. It may not look like much, but forward movement is forward movement.

    First up. I put a a shade color on all the armor pieces I have done. Now I need to add all the little detail colors like the greys and random yellows.


    In preparation of building the main chest armor, I had help mocking up the armor with card stock to make sure it fits and help me actual build it.


    After questing to see if any auto place could to see if they could mirror coat Laura's visor to no avail, I finally sprayed the visor using Spaz Stix paint. I applied it with my airbrush in a few very thin almost misted coats. It turned out well enough, and she'll still be able to see through it. The vision is not great, about as good as I can see through my ODST visor, but it's manageable.



    I'll be starting work on the chest armor now, so look forward to all that.
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  2. JD of Asgard

    JD of Asgard

    Hot damn. You're doing fantastic. I can't even tell that that's foam in most of the pictures
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  3. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Thanks. I'm going to work to finish it by the end of the month. I foresee long nights ahead for me.
  4. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Well, I spent a lot of time on this, but there are so many errors staring at me that I've decided to just start over on the chest plate.

    The biggest motivator for this is the center line. Getting the angles and lining things up has proven to be a big challenge. The other thing is that trying to assemble the center detail with things assembled around it also really makes putting it together that much harder.

    The bright side of this is that I have a much better idea at how to put it together, so it might speed things up. [​IMG]
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  5. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Sorry it's been so quiet. Got wrapped up in the work up to QuestCon, and getting ready for Emerald Coast Con. However, in the mean time, I did manage to get some more work done on Laura's Kelly armor. Here's the results.


    This has been a challenge. So many pieces changing to so many different angles. That's part of the reason it's taken me this long to get an update. It was basically cut a small piece, and see if it worked. If it didn't, cut another small piece and repeat the process. The plus side to this thought is that starting with the center line it will make building everything outward a whole lot easier.

    I do have to be honest and I'm scared that it's too small. I have to keep reminding myself that it's scaled for Laura who is shorter and smaller than I am and that the mock up did work.

    Anyway. Until next time let me know what you think.
  6. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    After getting some help from a friend on some of the small parts. I managed to make a big head way on the chest.


    However, I'm now have bad thoughts running through my brain: will it fit, the angle here should be sharper, I can do better, and so on. I'm keeping them under control, and won't do anything rash until I put the top together.


    I could really use some feed back so let me know what you think.
  7. DefineLuck

    DefineLuck New Member

    I think you are underestimating yourself. Your foam work is excellent and I think just about everyone that’s made any type of foam armor will tell you they had to remake certain pieces 2-4 times until they got the right fit and were pleased with it. Sometimes it just boils down to luck and experience - don’t forget making armor is a process, you’re going to learn and get better at it each time. You’re doing great so far from what I can see! The chest piece looks fantastic and if you get it all together and feel like you can do better you can always come back to it. Remember why we do this!!!
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  8. Dirtdives


    I agree w/ DefineLuck that you are underestimating yourself.......keep in mind, we are our own worst critic. Where we (meaning, ones self) see fault....others see as an incredible piece of work. The level of detail you are putting in, is fantastic. Now if it does turn out to be the wrong needs to be redone. That also comes w/ experience. Proper sizing...if your mock-up fit....the end result pieces should fit to. You're doing great...just keep building....and we'll keep snickering .......I mean encoring you. ;)
  9. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

    Did someone call for light-hearted jabs with a side of overwhelming support?
  10. brkiker

    brkiker RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    TurboCharizard Dirtdives DefineLuck Thanks guys. I know all to well the little voice in my own worst enemy. I'll plug along. Hopefully, once I get the rest of the chest plate put together I'll have a better idea on size. I laid the paper mock up on it and it still roughly matched up. I'll post more pics as things develop.

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