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Discussion in 'Halo Props' started by Bucs37DK, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

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  2. Bucs37DK

    Bucs37DK

    Man I go away and then there is a ton of cross talk about techniques, brings a tear to your eye ;). Yea I know we are shooting a little with this glue stick idea but hey why not try something new. Always have the standbys. Definitely may try that other technique too Duke!
     
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  3. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

    I mean, if you have a thermocouple for a multimeter and can clock your glue gun at temperatures higher than PLAs activation temperature...

    brb

    [EDIT] The high temp gun got to 190! This is totally a thing that could work. It's so stupid and I love it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2018
  4. Bucs37DK

    Bucs37DK

    Sooo here we are. First we printed a 'glue stick' with our PLA.
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    Then we began to use it to fill some seams. We quickly learned that its not really good for fine seams, it works but seems like overkill. The flow is just a lot.
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    However, during printing we had a part that was missing from the file base. So we had to do some messing around with its 'symmetrical' model to create the missing part. Since everything wasnt exactly symmetrical the fit wasnt perfect. Resulting in a decent gap. I planned on just stuffing this with Bondo. This new PLA glue gun method worked perfectly instead. While definitely adding more strength/material.
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    All in all it seems that for exterior work this glue stick method is great for big gaps/seams but not ideal for fine detail work. Got the first coat of filler primer on to help identify more short comings. More filler/sanding work tomorrow.
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  5. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

  6. mblackwell1002

    mblackwell1002

    This is an amazing idea. I am soooo trying this.
     
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  7. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

    Lesson learned today, we need finer nozzles for our glue guns.
     
  8. Bucs37DK

    Bucs37DK

    No kidding hah
     
  9. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    So how do we go about getting or creating a gun with a finer nozzle? It will have to be something that can be taken out of a store bought unit and replaced with a new one. It would allow for a more detailed glueing
     
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  10. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    Amazon does have some fine tipped hi temp hot glue guns on there... .... and they’re pretty cheap I may end up donating one to the cause here at some point
     
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  11. Bucs37DK

    Bucs37DK

    Honestly havent even taken a look yet. To Amazon!
     
  12. Bucs37DK

    Bucs37DK

    Lots of hard work over the weekend sanding and filling. She's almost there. Just a bit more cleanup work. Must remember the 6 foot rule or I will be here all week.
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    Her current state as of today.
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  13. PerniciousDuke

    PerniciousDuke RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Beautiful! Even from four feet! Hahaha, I'm just messing. I know the feeling. I just painted all my armor pieces and the whole time I couldn't shake the feeling that there was no going back. Maybe I can just spot putty this real quick.. No Chris! You know it will never be good enough so just finish it and be happy.. *sigh*

    Lol. Just a little of my inner monologue for you.

    Your gun is coming out splendid! Stay strong. Now to post my painting update! :D
     
  14. mblackwell1002

    mblackwell1002

    Haha, my motto is "Sand the thing until it looks like God made it and then some." It kills my neck and shoulders and isn't usually worth it, but I come out with a sweet looking prop for me to mess the paintjob up with.

    Not that that's helpful. Awesome progress so far.
     
  15. Bucs37DK

    Bucs37DK

    Now thats a lofty goal :).

    I just want to make it look like it wasn't 3D printed hah.
     
  16. mblackwell1002

    mblackwell1002

    Haha, it never comes out that way. Just a joke. ;)

    If I could make things look like they were made by God, all my problems would be solved. Haha...wait...:(...*moves to corner and starts sucking thumb*...:cry:
     
  17. Bucs37DK

    Bucs37DK

    Well, now that the white coats are complete. Time for the part I hate most, masking. Just did the first part of the orange color. Fingers crossed....
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  18. Bucs37DK

    Bucs37DK

    First batch of tape removed. Tomorrow we finish the orange lines.

    PS This paintjob is stressful, white is so unforgiving.
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  19. mblackwell1002

    mblackwell1002

    I am drooling right now. looks fantastic!!!
     
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  20. Bucs37DK

    Bucs37DK

    All the orange is complete. Had a small error while doing touchups and one of the strips got a little messed up. Just some premature weathering :). Now to let it all settle then off to the Green.
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  21. Bucs37DK

    Bucs37DK

    Who's ready for another stress induced game of whats under the tape!?!? I know I am!
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  22. Bucs37DK

    Bucs37DK

    First batch of greens complete. So far so good.
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  23. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    Looks great..... the the first pic of the green looked a bit mom the light side. Must have still been wet or something because thisnpinrhe green looks spot on
     
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  24. Bucs37DK

    Bucs37DK

    Yea the first shot was right after I put the coat on. Definitely came into its own when drying.
     
  25. Bucs37DK

    Bucs37DK

    And here we go again. Last bit of the greens.
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