The Official 405th Q & A Team!

BlacRoseImmortal

Well-Known Member
Question & Answer Team: Here to Help!

Team Leaders: BlacRoseImmortal and JediStumpy
PM me, BlacRose, or JediStumpy to be reviewed for Q&A Team!

Members: PM myself or Jedi if you are willing to help out by being PM’ed and help answer questions about creating armor (pep, molding, electric, etc.)

Each member must PM this information to be reviewed by the Team Leaders:

1) Specialties (meaning: What you are comfortable and knowledgeable about. pep, molding, electric, cb, etc.)
2) When you, the applicant, are usually online (How offen do you check the 405th?)
3) What have you built up to date? (Does not have to be only Halo stuff, let us know what you've built and how you built it! This is the most important step to inform us about your qualifications to be accepted into the Official Q&A Team)

Qualifications that would be in place:
- Must be online active (no long breaks, and if so let me (or someone) know so it may be posted, PM please)
- Have created something that ties into the 405th or other costume related groups

Welcome New Members!
Due to a very large number of new post that come out each day by new members, we ask that you use this list of volunteers, and PM (Personal Message) the members on this list for your armor making question(s). Each member has their own talents and skills that they are willing to share so we all can have the best armor possible. We still encourage our new mambers to READ THE STICKIES before PMing the volunteers :D

Our Rules:

1st: Please read the Stickies! Look at the top on each Forum. Anything under "Important Topics" Read! You just might find your answer there!

2nd: If you have a question, just search the list, look for a member that meets your needs, and just PM him or her.
That simple. Just allow some time for them to respond (A full day or 2, average).

3rd: RESPECT the volunteers, don't get all pissy if you PM someone and dont instantly get an answer.


The Key:
Green=Username
Blue=Specialties
Orange=Other Information (By request of the Volunteer, to add something special/extra to his/her name to be viewable to the public)

The List:

BlacRoseImmortal: Pepakura, Resin, Bondo, Mud, Expanding Foam, Detailing, and General Knowledge (Skype: Kelly Carrick, YIM: Goosekock117, AIM: BlacRose405th, Email: metallordgusecoq@aol.com)
Davii: Fiberglass, Resin, Woodwork, Metalwork, Spraypaint/Weathering, Electronics
Falcon NL: Pepakura, Fiberglass, Resin, Bondo, Spot Putty, 3D Solid Works (software), Airbrushing, Molding: Modelmaking, Clay Models, Molding, Casting
JediStumpy: Pepakura, Fiberglass, Resin, Bondo, Painting, Dual visor, Strapping
P0rtalman: Smooth-On Products, Molding, Casting, Painting, Sculpting, Detailing, Weathering (MSN: rowanwills@hotmail.com, AIM: Evilshamman22)
RadioaciveMicrobe: Pepakura, Resin, Fiberglass, Paint, Dremeling, Detailing(ltlman822@yahoo.com)
Robogenisis: Pepakura Designer (software), Pep. Assembly, 3D Modeling, Resin, Fiberglass, Bondo, Scaling, Sanding
rundown: 3D Modeling, Pepakura, Resin, Fiberglass, Bondo, Vacuum Forming, Electronics, Animation(Speaks Flemish, Dutch, French, and some German)
RvB4life: Pepakura Designer 2 (software), Paper Modeling, Fiberglass, Resin, Model Unfolding
Twisting_Neather: Pepakura, Resin, Fiberglass, Bondo, Sanding, Painting, Weathering, Nerf Guns
UNSC_Leatherneck: Sheet Metal Work, Bondo, Paint, Wood Fabrication, Sewing, General Knowledge



Quick Links to Stickies

PMing:
http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopi...mp;#entry182903

Safety:
http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8604

Bondo:
http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=3711 Post #1

Mud/Rondo
http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8253 Post # 1

Pepakura:
Program and General
http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1648 Post #1
Folding:
http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2043 Post #1
Program/Folding/General
http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=9892 Post#1,2

Resining:
Guide:
http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2287 Post # 1,2
Resin & Bondo
http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2234 Post #1

Pep Scaling
http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1804

Disclaimer: This doesn't always work 100% of the time!
Open Robo’s model calculate your height in inches add 2 – 4 inches. Put that into the scale box of Pepakura.
IF You want to use another person’s model do this first then take the height in cm that pep gives you from the last step and use it for the other model.
Another method that is pretty fail safe is to measure your (forearm, bicep, thigh, shin, hand) and take that cm value and plug into pep. Be sure to add some room when you measure so that it isn’t super tight.

Electrical
http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2481 Post #2

Visor:
Proper SB Visor
http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2021 Post #1

Molding:
Mold Making:
http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4781 Post #1
 
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nynjamasta

Jr Member
I didnt see any links to how to paint armor. I wont be painting for s few months, but still, it would be nice to know....
 

ShadowSpartan93

New Member
nynjamasta said:
I didnt see any links to how to paint armor. I wont be painting for s few months, but still, it would be nice to know....
well, I suppose u use spray paint, & put a layer of masking tape on the visor or whatever other part U don't want paint on. now, for stripes on ur armor, I would suggest u first paint that piece of armor silver, for later damage detailing, then a layer of the color of the stripe, when it dries, u cover the area where the stripe would go with masking tape, then spray paint the piece the color u want for the main armor., with the masking tape covering & protecting the stripe, & when it dries, u take teh masking tape off, and voila! striped armor.
 
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gabriel

New Member
were can u find Pepakura in the stickies??

ive been lookin for ages and i couldn't find any link to it

it would be a real help if someone aided me

thanku :)
 

Ral Partha

Sr Member
gabz said:
were can u find Pepakura in the stickies??



ive been lookin for ages and i couldn't find any link to it



it would be a real help if someone aided me



thanku :)


I suggest that you read the very first post (aka OP) of this thread line by line.
 
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FierceWhiteWolf

New Member
I have finished painting a left handplate and forearm and want to start pepping a shoulder bicep and a Hayabusa shoulder premutation. I searched on how I go about doing the premutation in the search engine and it seems fruitless. So I'm posting here. I have robogenesis' shoulder, shoulder without bicep, and the hayabusa pep. Now which one of these two shoulders am I supposed to prep? And When I do, am I supposed to just resin the plates to the shoulder and or bicep without shoulder? Wich one am I supposed to prep? Shoulder or bicep without shoulder? I hope I posted my question in the right place cause I thought it would be better than just making a new thread.Oh and btw its VI
 

Zelot759

New Member
Hi everyone I have been looking over this site for some time and reading the stickeys and learning about what you guys do.

I have a few questions that i could not find.



#1 is there a sustain name for oil based Clay?

#2 is there any stores in New Zealand that sells the stuff needed for a project/Hobie like on your site.

#3 Why does New Zealand have a red under line?

#4 Whats Software is best used with papakura?

#5 how much RAM is needed to run it with minimal lag.



I just want to know all I can before I undertake anything like this.



Sorry if the questions have been answered before.



Thanks in advance
 

Zelot759

New Member
Dusty said:
I've downloaded the pepakura software four times but i dont know where to find it on my computer/ I dont know if it downloaded properly.

-please message me if you have the answer!


when I am on windows Vista I usually find downloads in

start/yourname/downloads



If on XP try Computer/local disk/my documents/downloads

Not sure if this is right



also try the Desktop



And if all else fails try searching for it under search



hope it helps
 
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vector499

Jr Member
Zelot759 said:
when I am on windows Vista I usually find downloads in

start/yourname/downloads



If on XP try Computer/local disk/my documents/downloads

Not sure if this is right



also try the Desktop



And if all else fails try searching for it under search



hope it helps


Thank's found it right away
 
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Atronic

New Member
I have a quick question for everyone here and I think it would greatly help many of us who want to take all of this armor making even a step further. What 3d modeling programs are compatable with pepakura? Also where could these prograsm be found and also which of these programs are freeware?
 

box o crayons

Well-Known Member
well the point of this thread is you pm the people above say rundown cause hes good at modeling instead of posting but to answer your question you can use almost all brands of software as long as they export into a pepakura designer supported format, some free ones are blender, sketchup and metaseq.
 
If there is somewhere else this post needs to be im going to apologize now...sorry



but my little brother has been trying to sign in on the site and he signs into the word press part no problem but when he goes to the actual 405th website it logs him out...he tries to sign back in and it says that the username and password is incorrect any clue on what could be the problem?



weve already changed the pass to a new one and that didnt work hopefully someone can help him cause he is really enthusiastic about making some armour...
 

x117anubis

Jr Member
hey my name is james and i live in a city with not many job opportunities so as you could imagine money is limited but im looking to getting into using molds. just for simple things like wepons. i mainly use pepakure to make armor bur i think being able to use molds for weapons would be easier what im wondering is what the absolutley cheapist materials there are for mold making?
 

x117anubis

Jr Member
sorry to keep bugging you guys but im trying to find the hunter chest,helmet and gun files but they are never on the download site.can you help?
 

oneshotonekill

New Member
I specialize in Battle Wear, and quite frankly I'm good at it, if I must say so myself.

Is what i do important?

Because when I look at all these other pics, I kinda feel like its not important.

I need an honest opinion.
 

David Frick

New Member
I have a question about the Hayabusa Armor Shoulders. I have Made them out of the pepakura and have clear coated them. The next thing I have to do is resin and fiber glass them, I know I am suppose to fiber glass the parts of armor on the inside, but the parts are enclosed, with no way of working inside them expect for cutting the part open. What should I do? Is it possible to resin and fiberglass the outside of the piece of armor? or should I find a way inside? Please respond back to me either Private Message or Post.

Thank You,

OwnNemesis
 

GamerGear

New Member
I have a question, A lot of people have cool "progress avatars" in there signature that show whats pepped/resined/painted and so on and so forth...um where can i uhh you know find those or make them?

sorry if i missed something i tried searching
 
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