:-O wow :-O
:-O wow :-O
This looks amazing. Can't wait to see it all painted and finished!
Here is somewhat of an update on the project/s:
So while also working on another 3D rifle, along with the two costumes I need to get done, I have slowly been working on developing this little guy.
The model was sculpted in ZBrush and broken down into several parts. Each part is a Dynamesh 3D object. I plan on laying them out as a sheet and combining them together with smaller dynamesh cylinders - forming a layout similar to a model kit.
So, hopefully that will all work out. I have ordered one of Zander's AMAZING Mattock kits, bought all of the painting supplies, and am anxiously waiting to get started on that.
The N7 Armor is halfway sealed and ready for painting. Not much to show on that front. I will be uploading images of everything once I get the new ear parts installed on the helmet. Speaking of which..
I sculpted (the biggest breath mints in the world) as one friend said and had them printed up.
The price was good and the quality was better than expected. I had to sand everything down before casting the parts but everything came together perfectly.
I have also had to start on the Ashley armor for my girlfriend. All of the patterns are unfolded and ready to go. We actually got the arms finished in a couple hours. Pics on that are coming as well once we can do a test fit.
Thanks! Yes I used a template. There is actually a link under Narayas' patterns for the ones I did in the first post. They are pepakura files without tabs, designed for foam.
New helmet pic! Installed the new ear parts. Looks much better!
Wow, that's looking fantastic man!
AxiomUltra, Now that I have that software I will try to download those patterns from that website... hopefully I can get the Fem-Shep stuff!
Wow, this is mind blowing. How mobile are you in the suit?
here you go
Mass Effect N7 Armor Patterns.zip - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download
The fit on that armour is perfect!
New Updates! Paint'n'stuff
First attempt at the N7 logo. Just colored construction paper covered with clear resin and then cut on the scroll saw into the properly sized rectangle.
Finally, a use for the super lame double sided tape I've had sitting around. This emblem was just a test to see if the size was correct. I'm working on a second draft with brighter colors to be permanently attached.
So for this weekend's To-Do's:
-Finish sealing the legs & shins then give them a base coat
-Install the belt connecting the upper legs to the chest core
-Create N7 emblems for the helmet
-Create a new visor for the helmet
-Figure out how to install the new LEDs I bought
-Paint the signature stripes down the arm
-Begin weathering all parts
Quite possibly the best I've seen.
I'm UK based and I found these -
- on amazon but haven't tried anything like this before. Is that the kind of foam that is used for the N7 armour? If it is, is that really the cheapest you can get it here, is it a similar price everywhere?
It's like 107 in Atlanta today, I can't believe you have motivation to do anything. It's so humid where I'm at. All I want to do is sit in front of a fan.
Hey it's like 3 degrees Celsius here in Melbourne today. I don't even want to get out of bed let alone work in the freezing garage
Tesco's also do 8mm foam camping matts for £4.50 ish.
What paint scheme you going for Axiom? Side Stripe color? Double middle stripes trailing off the chest?
I finished the N7 emblems. It took a couple tries to get a bubble-free finish but it all ended up working out. I attached one to the chest and two smaller emblems to the helmet sides. (barely visible in pic, sorry)
I also did a quick test run for the visor which actually turned out much better than I expected! I first modeled the visor base in 3D and extruded the sides so that I would have a pattern to cut some styrene support guides from. I cut the main outline of the visor first on a scrap of foam, then mounted the guides to hold it's shape. I then used the foam "buck" to heat form a piece of plexiglas (outside in 106 degrees with a respirator)
Oh my goodness this is AMAZING!!!