Super Late Progress Update on Gen 3 Armor and Boot question

HydrolicToaster

New Member
Hey all!
It's been a while so I thought I'd stop by with an update.
I'm still printing away at the Gen 3 armor by MoeSizzlac .
I picked up a larger printer since the last time. CR-10 V3 (Who needs a kitchen table anyway?)

You can see the progress pics below of all of the parts in various states.
I've decided to coat everything with a thin layer of epoxy to hopefully give it a little extra strength and weight.

I've learned a lot along the way and still have a couple of pieces left to print.
The back
The cod piece
A Second boot
....and maybe a different helmet. The Zeta variant is too cool looking.

I'm still trying to make plans on how to approach the under suit but I've been doing my research and am still confident I can pull it off.

The main problem I'm having right now is with the boot. The cover plate and the strap that went with it don't seem to angle right to attach to the boot.
Is this part usually a soft piece or made of foam?

Also, I had plans on making the bottom of the boot a rigid foam or plastic. I'll probably cannibalize a pair of shoes to go inside them and strap everything down.

Any tips, tricks, and feedback is always appreciated!

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And finally, the new printer in its enclosure!
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Thanks everyone!
 

MoeSizzlac

Well-Known Member
Looking real good. For the boot. I used foam at first attached to a wooden frame and then switched to 3D printed front and back attached to the same wooden frame kind of like what I did with Predator:

Wooden Frame:
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Unfinished wooden frame - Top and Bottom
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Shoe Attached
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3D Printed Shell
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Shell over the shoe
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There are several ways to do the boot.

First and foremost, definitely use a shoe you are comfortable in.

If you use foam, glue directly to your shoe and build out from there.

If you use wooden base the above pictures should give you a good idea.

as for that blue printed piece to go from the front of the shoe to the back, I would first attached an elastic strap from the front of the boot to the back and then attach the blue printed piece to that strap. The blue piece will be free floating from there on.
 

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HydrolicToaster

New Member
Looking real good. For the boot. I used foam at first attached to a wooden frame and then switched to 3D printed front and back attached to the same wooden frame kind of like what I did with Predator:

Wooden Frame:
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Unfinished wooden frame - Top and Bottom
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Shoe Attached
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3D Printed Shell
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Shell over the shoe
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There are several ways to do the boot.

First and foremost, definitely use a shoe you are comfortable in.

If you use foam, glue directly to your shoe and build out from there.

If you use wooden base the above pictures should give you a good idea.

as for that blue printed piece to go from the front of the shoe to the back, I would first attached an elastic strap from the front of the boot to the back and then attach the blue printed piece to that strap. The blue piece will be free floating from there on.
As always, thank you so much for your insight.
Making this has been a dream of mine for over 15 years.
You and the help you provide is making it become a reality.
Now all I need is some really good advise on how to lose a few pounds to get back to where I was when I sized the suit to fit me...
Haha!
Hopefully I'll have everything printed by my next update. I'm worried that I may have made the shin and thigh armor too long. I need to do some mobility tests once I figure out an undersuit.
 

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