bookmarking for reference
bookmarking for reference
These templates are great! The codex is detailed and easy to follow. Many thanks! Chest and gauntlets are done. Helmet done with templates kindly provided by AxiomUltra. Goal is to have it all done, sealed and painted and ready to go for ACen. I got 9 days. Wish me luck!
On Narayas' blog, there is a codex in PDF. Explains everything step by step.
Excuse the dodgy phone pics
Just mounted a foam badge to see how it looks, getting something more professional for finished product
Just need to run some tinted plastic over the LEDs so they are the same colour as EL wire
AH HA so I WAS blind and equally dumb thanks I guess i just didn't look hard enough or in the most obvious spot.
Last edited by echo5633; Apr 24, 2012 at 5:27 AM.
Thanks for sharing this. Truly an amazing piece of work. Some quick questions as I start working on my 'homework':
When taking measurements, for the chest and back, how far under the armpits should be measured?
For the biceps, how fitted should it be? Should you flex?
For the boot measurement, which is height and which is width? Shoe on or off?
That's all I've got so far, but words cannot express how amazed I am that this resource is available for those of us wanting to cosplay Mass Effect.
Thank you again.
Must say this a gem of a find. Thanks for sharing. I look for projects me and my son can do together and ultimately he can get something out of and this is right up our alley.
Thanks so much.
...now to search for the helmet templates mentioned earlier
An update for curtain parts is coming soon, this includes a helmet to complete the entire suit. No estimate time of arrival though. So stay tuned!
I just wanted to chime in with my thanks as was for putting this together and sharing with the board! I was just about to start building this via trail and error fabrication of my own patterns so I KNOW this will save me a TON of time and hair pulling!
So, on behalf of my scalp, I thank you!
Look forward to the updates, especially the helmet!!
This is amazing, I do believe I've found a suit to build for Halloween!
looking amazing. now i want to do one! lol
These patterns are great, and love the easy to follow instructions. But out of curiosity does anyone have any advice on the best/proper way to heat and shape the pieces after I cut them out?
Pretty new at this and would apperciate any help I can get.
What I do is to use a heat gun set at 500º from a distance of around 30 cm and I measure the heat at the foam by if my hand is too hot or not
At the end by the temperature of my hand I know if the foam is ready or not. The first times you may melt the foam (I did it...) but it is easy to get the right amount of heat. After you heat it, you can blend it and wait for it to cold down while keeping the shape you want. Once it gets cold, it will keep the shape or almost keep the shape
Alright! Can not wait to get started on this. I've had the foam lying around for ages to do it, but havent had the pattern to work with so this will be great. Thanks for sharing all of your hard work!
Ok so maybe i'm just special or something but when I got to the blog, Blog | julianbeek, I can't seem to download a thing. What am I doing wrong? I click the blue download link. Last night it let me print instructions off but after that? NOTHING I can't open any of the other files... it keeps saying they are in psd(?) format? I don't even know what that is.... lol what do I need to do to be able to open these files up?
The codex is a PDF, but the A4 and Letter platforms are PSD's (PhotoShop files). I have PhotoShop at work, so I have never needed to research other viewers for PSD files.
There are trial versions out there than you can get but a good (and free) alternative is GIMP or Paint.NET. You would have to download a plugin for Paint to open the PSD files. Last I knew of GIMP, you shouldn't need a plugin. I have no experience with these programs since I have CS5 so hopefully you can find them useful if you choose to go that route.
I've been using gimp. It doesnt have a few key features such as selecting multiple layers, and from what I can see because of this I can't rasterize when it tells me to. I don't know if this is an issue. But in general gimp isnt lovely to use for this. And paint.net wasn't great either.
It would be good if there was a second tier program between gimp and photoshop. I'd be happy to pay for something, just not the $300AUS that adobe wants.
Oh wow.... yeah lol i'm not shelling out THAT kind of money! Thanks for looking out!
For those of us who do NOT have photoshop.... is there a Fem-Shep armor template that we could print out piece by piece for the top? I have found the Male-Shep armor pieces like this but never for Fem-Shep...
I think I have my templates somewhere.
I would sure appreciate that. I'm just waiting on the rest of my supplies so I can start.. hopefully tuesday but I would really like to get this stuff drawn out ASAP
thanks for the templates, i just have one question: is the scale in the templates the original scale like in the game, because my problem is that when i adjust the black bars to triangles with my measurements the proportions don't look OK, so is it better to adjust the whole piece only to the height bar?
thanks from germany