Hell Jumper Foam Armor (Spartan Buck)

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by vivalablake89, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. vivalablake89

    vivalablake89

    Dirtdives I'm wearing wet shoes, but I have a plan to narrow that gap it might involve destroying the wet shoes but I think it will work and still look good.
     
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  2. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    you wore water moccasins?
     
  3. vivalablake89

    vivalablake89

    Well they are technically a boot for surfing but yeah, and just take a look at bucks feet in the reference photos and tell me that, that's not what they look like :whistle:...
     
  4. serenko3

    serenko3 405th Regiment Officer

    But then you will be out of regs lol
     
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  5. serenko3

    serenko3 405th Regiment Officer

    This is close to the process I have used. I haves used both acrylic and PVA to seal the foam first then either use 2 part plastic like styrospray or do a rondo mix over top.
     
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  6. serenko3

    serenko3 405th Regiment Officer

    He will be at Dragon con this year
     
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  7. serenko3

    serenko3 405th Regiment Officer

    When in doubt pinky out lol
     
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  8. vivalablake89

    vivalablake89

    Haha very true, Unless your SF then you get a standard issued Kevlar beard lol. But I think I will stick with the S.O.P. for this one and keep my face clean.

    Hmmm Styrospay sounds interesting how well does it hold up? and is it sandable?

    Dammit I don't think I will have it all completed by then :cry::cry::cry: and I really wanted to go this year.
     
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  9. vivalablake89

    vivalablake89

    Okay so as far as getting everything fitting and placement of armor, with the exception of the torso and bringing the abs and cod lower. I'm pretty much done with that phase. I test fitted everything and like the feel and where everything sits on my body so I am finally contempt with that. I still need to get more paint and the visor for the helmet which is currently being fabricated by Johnson Arms Props, so once I receive his visor I will have all armor components completed excluding the torso and Knife. Then I will move on to the 2nd phase of my 3 part process which is the under suit. So I went to a con yesterday and while all the Armor held up and was secured and that worked out the wet suit was a little hot.... And since I will be adding more fabric for the under suit components I think I will be switching out for a lighter material. Currently I'm looking at a lycra bodysuit made by anovos for the storm troopers at the 501st. Its a pretty good price too. So as long as no one here as any objections I think I will be going with that as my undersuit option. phase 3 will be electronics such as lights speakers and smoke machines. But I am a long way from there... Anyways here is all armor components test fitted together for the first time. and yes I still need to get that mid section for the boots hehe.
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  10. SavedbyGraceG12

    SavedbyGraceG12 Well-Known Member

    Looking snazzy bro! I was curious about the paint, but figured that you were probably not finished painting. As for Johnson arms props, Brian does some awesome work! I'll be getting a visor for him also. Funds are tight, visor should be boxed up and ready to go. Hopefully I'll get him a payment by the end of the week. Keep up the good work!
     
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  11. serenko3

    serenko3 405th Regiment Officer

    Undersuit is probably the biggest thing from keeping people that have awesome suits from getting class 3. If you do go with plane lycra you may want to paint detail on to it with acrylic and heat seal it on. I believe that's what Dagmara did.
     
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  12. serenko3

    serenko3 405th Regiment Officer

    Other than that awesome job so far.
     
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  13. serenko3

    serenko3 405th Regiment Officer

    Styrospray holds up good but needs at least 4 thin coats before it become hard like plastic and it will have a little flex too which is nice at that point after that the more layers the more firm it becomes.
     
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  14. serenko3

    serenko3 405th Regiment Officer

    also yes it is sandals and paintable. It self levels and sticks to many surfaces and if not use an acrylic primer and it will for sure stick.
     
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  15. whereisdanielle

    whereisdanielle 405th Regiment Officer

    Undersuit, realistic weathering, and appropriate scaling of armour I found to be the biggest factors in tier 3.
    You want the silhouette to match, the paint to look real, and your under suit to look like not just fabric. The more details the higher tier it will get.
     
  16. CommanderPalmer

    CommanderPalmer Membership Officer Division Staff

    Realistic weathering, scaling, detailing and finishing - mostly that's keeping down.
    Basically you could have perfect armor or Sean Bradley's kit, but without good finishing it doesn't guarantee Tier 3.

    Let me put it this way, a good paintjob can save a worse armor, but a bad (or lack of) paintjob can keep the best armor down.

    And you don't have to make a full uber detailed undersuit. Even few pieces will do, just to break up that plain black for example (like spine and hip plates, etc.). It really depends on each specific case, but mostly the proper scaling, weathering, painting, detailing and finishing is the most important factor that either can bring up or keep down.
     
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