Discussion in 'Halo Props' started by PaiganBoi, Feb 12, 2017.
What thickness foam do i use for this
I used half inch EVA foam mats, 6mm and 2mm craft foam.
Were you using barge cement for your build?
Awesome work buddy
No sir. Not available in store locally. I would have to order it online. I am currently using LePage contact cement.
I just learned about an online cosplay supplier who has it available and will buy if from them when the times comes.
Same here. No barge cement available.
I did watch loads n loads of YouTube videos before beginning and settled on Angelegends process of using Loctite the reinforcing with hot glue
Productive weekend. I was able to finish the thigh plates for my ODST armour and got to work on my weapon a little bit as well! I added some dots for detail on the grips and stock. Then sealed with about 4 coats of 50/50 mix of Modpodge and water. Then two coats of primer then ran out of paint.
Aw that looks sick. Awesome job
Wow man thats next level stuff there!
Thanks! I have been really lazy lately so I haven't done any work on it. Same goes for my ODST armour. Hopefully I can get motivated again and finish this up.
Bad Paigan! Bad Paigan!
Yes get on this!! How dare you leave something in primer!!! Just playing sorry I lack patience, especially when it comes to paint at least be nice to see this amazing piece in black
Started painting my SMG today. I don't have any black spray paint so I'm using some black acrylics and painting by hand. Since I am doing by hand, I can only paint one side at a time.
At this point I have one coat all around. Let dry and now have the second coat on one side. I will end up having 3 coats in total.
I'm uploading an image of my magnum here cuz I'm too lazy to dig up the thread that I have for this build. I reworking the paint on this. I really didn't like the paint I used for weathering. It was a silver paint with glittery stuff in it. So I ended up going over it with a thin layer of black to dull out the glitter. Next step to use some Grey's that I bought and weather and highlight the edges.
Much better in black
Looks awesome man!
Nice job. Did this one myself, I like some of the detail you added.
Thank you kind sir. Still not done with it. Need to detail and weather it.
i'd wish u luck but I know either way it's going to look amazing...
but anyway good luck
Instead of starting new threads for every Halo weapon prop I make I am going to dump everything into my SMG thread (which still needs a finished paint job), which has been renamed.
If you have been following my Project Mini Chief thread, the armour is finished but, my son doesn't have a weapon. I've downloaded the foam files for the H3 assault rifle from the Armoury. It seems the files are for a foam board build. I will try to do the build out of EVA foam. As far as progress goes I've had to edit the file slightly on Armorsmith by simplifying the amount of templates by joining some together to lessen the amount of cutting out I would have to do. I also scaled the AR down by 15% so it wouldn't look like some honking cannon in my son's hands.
Sweet bro im making an assault rifle too but its my first time so maybe I can get some tips from this
Decisions decisions... Should I follow the templates and have 12 layers of 6mm foam and have to deal with filling in all the areas that should be smooth instead of having that weired staircase look. Or should I use roughly 6 layers of 1/2 and have to carve off the excess foam to get the right shape and slope at the front of the rifle and around the grip.
I think you should go freehand with the front of the weapon. Or you can shoot me the model with some dimensions and I can model an easy attachment on there, If that helps at all.
Thanks for the offer.
I'm gonna see what I can do freehanding the front or Frankenstein these templates with the AndrewDFT AR templates that I have as well.
If that doesn't work I may hit you up for help.
Okay... Finally got off my lazy butt and started the assault rifle. I scrapped the previous templates and opted for AndrewDFT's templates and modified it slightly. I added a removable clip. Surprisingly I got a lot of work done today.
ya i know if u spend like two hours straight just focusing that foam weapon u can get a lot done although I also do suffer from that lazy butt syndrome and still haven't finished my assault rifle
looks great so far bro keep it goin
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