Division Scheduler and Keeper of Con Lists
That was great, except when what's his face stood right in front of you, blocking the view.
DOUBLE POST OF SHAME!!!
But you guys took too long for me to wait for someone else to post, so deal with it I guess? Anyway.
I would dearly love more information regarding your undersuit build and such. Been ging through the pictures you took at the halo museum and some reference photos, and I wanna build my own. I just would like to know how you finished yours and a little more of the nitty gritty details.
Oh jeez... those hot stuff decals. What power has gone to your head?!Hey guys, it's been like a month of neglect of this thread and I felt like I've worked a little more on the armour since the last post so it warranted a fun little cosmetics and personalization post. I found an awesome Deployment style photo photo which is awesome for reference of the different safety indicators and warning labels for the crews helping Spartans in and out of armour so I felt like it was time to make up some more bits to make my armour feel more "real world".
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I do a lot of my normal stenciling with an airbrush and I think that I've shared my stencil sheet before but keeping everything in one place seems like the logical thing to do. All stencils are done on the cheapest vinyl available and are cut out using a Cricut Explore Air 2. They could be cut by hand but when the machine is available I might as well save myself some carpal tunnel. Once cut out, surrounding areas on the armour are masked off to protect from overspray and are then sealed with a clear coat once dry. If you're interested in the UNSC font that is closest to what's used on various armour etchings such as the ODST name tallyplates Denmark is your friend.
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Certain things can't be airbrushed on easily so we get to use waterslide decals! I used to use these a bunch for miniatures like Warhammer 40k and PerniciousDuke rekindled my love for them after showing me how well they worked on Young Jorge's armour. In the reference photo from the top of the post you can see five different warning labels, one on the power plant, one on each shin and one on each thigh. The only problem there is that you can't see what the hazard symbol or text is in the texture map because it's just a little too low resolution to make out the text. So I made my own along with a few coloured triangles to use as practice.
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I think they went on alright. I'm not sure which method I prefer overall but they both have their merits. Hand painting on personal messages is also a good option too and really adds to the story of a costume. I'm still looking for that perfect mix of something that's been manufactured, lived in and then given that personal touch by the operator.
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Oh jeez... those hot stuff decals. What power has gone to your head?!
Lol, I'm not sure I'd want a #thicc on my armor, but we will see... XD#SpartanThighsSaveLives
I've only been saying it since the suit was in wear test state in June, I'm amazed more people haven't caught on sooner to be honest. If you'd like the scalable vector file of those decals I can share them through a Google Drive link!