WIP cardbord human sized halo 4 BR.

cyberdemon35

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so I like to make halo weapons out of cardboard and mostly I stick to halo reach weapons but i'm going to give it a shot.


first things first the blue print

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I hope to have more soon.
 

RobTC

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What have you downsized it to? Mine should be about 998mm, but from the ruler yours looks about the same. That's the official size, so I'm not sure what "human sized" is.
 

m00sem4n

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I had a similar question but didn't want to post last night given how tired i was, running the risk of missing something obvious haha. But looking again, that seems like its just a 6 inch ruler, which would mean this is really downsized. Am I way off the mark? I only took mine down to about 910mm for my average build and found that seems to be the sweet spot; still menacing without dwarfing me.
 

RobTC

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Oh, ok. Having handled mine now, I'd agree that that's a more manageable size, and perhaps more appropriate for a bullpup.

OTOH, the G36 and M16 are both around 990-1000mm, so it must work somehow. I guess I'll find out when my casts are done.
 

cyberdemon35

New Member
ok so after a long night I was able to make some progress on the rifle.

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I made the grip by just sandwiching cardboard together
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adding walls
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next I beveled the grip and made the trigger guard.
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I hope to have more tomorrow.
 

cyberdemon35

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so thanks to every one for the feedback and I like M6G Quick221.

now big update, I mostly jut added lots of details.
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I want to harden it with fiberglass resin any tips.
 

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RobTC

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Looking good. Looks like you've broken the template down at many of the same points I did, haha.

For resin tips I'd look at ErMaC and Redshirt
 
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Redshirt

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Looking good. Looks like you've broken the template down at many of the same points I did, haha.

For resin tips I'd look at ErMaC and Redshirt

Thanks RobTC.

Cyberdemon35,
I harden cardboard with a mixture of well-catalyzed fiberglass resin and about 20% acetone. Resin really won't set until acetone fumes off. The acetone helps the resin penetrate the fibers rather than just sit on top. Don't overcoat it. Excess resin doesn't add any strength and ruins your details. The resin is a lot harder to sand down than Bondo or spot putty so don't let it pool on the surface of the cardboard.

I use Bondo to fill in the edges and surfaces in my cardboard work. If you can afford the featherweight aircraft Bondo, it is a lot easier to sand.

Redshirt
 

cyberdemon35

New Member
thanks Redshirt and RobTC I still want to put some more detail on it first, but any tips for finding acetone I have never heard of it. edit never mind its just spelled differently then I say it,
 

RobTC

Member
Should be able to get square cans of it in Home Depot for about $8. Check the paint section, with the laquer thinner, denatured alcohol, all that stuff. Next to the glues.

You might be able to use nail varnish remover if it's not labelled as acetone-free, but I'd be wary about the 1-2% of non-acetone components inhibiting the resin.
 

cyberdemon35

New Member
thanks, the only problem is that im only 16 so I got to get my parents to come with me, it can be a pain if you need spray paint.
 

foxleader

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yeah if I ever get to the filming stage I'm going to see if red won't mine helping me cure everything... which looks like I robbed a unsc armory.
 

cyberdemon35

New Member
hello so after studying for pert and some other stuff im back to work on the br and I was able to spend Saturday putting poster board on the corrugated raised parts.


And instead of fiberglass or bondo I used water downed pva glue.
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