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  1. Balmung's Avatar
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    Jan 30, 2013, 6:28 AM - [Mass Effect 3] MaleShepard Armax Arsenal Armor(update 21 apr) #1

    Another project, started in 2013 inspired: first Crysis, after Saint seiya and now Mass Effect

    well, here in my town we have a big convention at the last weekend of May. I was planning to use my crysis Nanosuit at this convention, however I realized that with my slowness it wouldn't be ready until the day. So I decided to make another armor using the traditional method of papercraft and slow down (even more) the Nanosuit.

    The suit is the Armax Arsenal from Mass effect 3











    now the assembled papercrafts(I know that it's weird print pieces with texture, but usually ​​models made to be used in games don't have all the details made ​​of polygons, most of the details are done only in texture, so I printed the texture to help me make them in Bondo)

    right & left arm and the inner shoulders


    back and abs


    resining and hardening:

    in these next two pictures you can also see the helmet Sagittarius from Saint Seiya and the visor of crysis nanosuit







    I already started to assemble the chest, probably will post pictures in the next 1 or 2 days


    some pictures of projects that I finished in papercraft:





    Last edited by Balmung; Apr 21, 2013 at 8:47 PM.
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    Jan 30, 2013, 7:22 AM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] Armax Arsenal Armor(pic heavy) #2

    Those are really nice sets of armor.

    Is there a way you can retain the printed texture or does it just serve as a reference?
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    Jan 30, 2013, 2:51 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] Armax Arsenal Armor(pic heavy) #3

    Fly4v said: View Post
    Those are really nice sets of armor.

    Is there a way you can retain the printed texture or does it just serve as a reference?
    Just for reference
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    Jan 30, 2013, 4:59 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] Armax Arsenal Armor(pic heavy) #4

    Looking good so far! what do you have in mind for the textured surfaces? I'd reccomend carbon fibre vinyl.
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    Jan 30, 2013, 6:18 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] Armax Arsenal Armor(pic heavy) #5

    Blackout said: View Post
    Looking good so far! what do you have in mind for the textured surfaces? I'd reccomend carbon fibre vinyl.
    exactly what I'll do
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    Jan 30, 2013, 6:24 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] Armax Arsenal Armor(pic heavy) #6

    Hey Blackout, is papercraft a program?(noob question)
    and where do you get the files for the armor?(another noob question)
    I'm interested because pepakura seems complicated and it probably expired on my computer. I'm contemplating on making the original N7 armor.

    Your hastened reply would be certainly appreciated
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    Jan 30, 2013, 6:49 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] Armax Arsenal Armor(pic heavy) #7

    Well, it's Balmung XD

    papercraft is just the technique, I used Pepakura(program) to make the papercraft(english)

    the armor I extracted directly from the game
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    Jan 31, 2013, 5:53 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] Armax Arsenal Armor(pic heavy) #8

    new pics:



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    Feb 7, 2013, 2:43 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] Armax Arsenal Armor(update 31/01) #9

    your build looks solid so far.
    I want make similar armor with some of those pieces, maybe you still have pep files for them?
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    Feb 10, 2013, 4:18 AM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] Armax Arsenal Armor(update 31/01) #10

    I'm not a fan of pepakura but I'm lovin' this armor very clean work brah I'd love ta see this finished keep up th' good work. :

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    Feb 13, 2013, 3:46 AM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] Armax Arsenal Armor(update 31/01) #11

    Wow, can you share the files?
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    Feb 13, 2013, 8:58 AM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] Armax Arsenal Armor(update 31/01) #12

    The Upper torso is done, now it's time to fiber and bondo:

    Back:


    cod and butt:
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    Feb 13, 2013, 3:44 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] Armax Arsenal Armor(update 13/02) #13

    Resining a lot of thing:

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    Feb 14, 2013, 7:08 AM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] MaleShepard Armax Arsenal Armor(update 13/02) #14

    I'm really looking forward to seeing how this ends up. It's nice to see a different Shepard build.
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    Feb 18, 2013, 1:58 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] MaleShepard Armax Arsenal Armor(update 18 feb) #15

    Today I have hardened some easy pieces of the armor with fiberglass and already ordered a polyurethane resin to harden the forearms, chest and back

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    Feb 21, 2013, 10:39 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] MaleShepard Armax Arsenal Armor(update 18 feb) #16

    Lookin ' Great so far ditto on seein' it finished.

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    Feb 27, 2013, 5:58 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] MaleShepard Armax Arsenal Armor(update 18 feb) #17

    I feel bad for you, having to use pepakura is a killer
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    Feb 27, 2013, 6:00 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] MaleShepard Armax Arsenal Armor(update 18 feb) #18

    pepakura is sooooooo simple
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    Feb 27, 2013, 6:16 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] MaleShepard Armax Arsenal Armor(update 18 feb) #19

    Balmung said: View Post
    pepakura is sooooooo simple
    LoL! Yes,,, but the fiberglassing and finishing is a bit of work!
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    Feb 27, 2013, 6:22 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] MaleShepard Armax Arsenal Armor(update 18 feb) #20

    after some suits you do it easily
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    Mar 14, 2013, 8:34 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] MaleShepard Armax Arsenal Armor(update 18 feb) #21

    3 more pieces to go

    2 shoulders and 1 thigh

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    Apr 12, 2013, 1:06 AM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] MaleShepard Armax Arsenal Armor(update 14 Mar) #22

    I would like to know what 3d program do you use to separate the model and how do you apply the texture? I got some ME model files but need to be clean up and separate without texture.
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    Apr 12, 2013, 6:18 AM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] MaleShepard Armax Arsenal Armor(update 14 Mar) #23

    I use 3ds max Studio to separete, clean and apply the textures
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    Apr 13, 2013, 11:15 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] MaleShepard Armax Arsenal Armor(update 14 Mar) #24

    Thank you very much for the info.
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    Apr 21, 2013, 8:57 PM - Re: [Mass Effect 3] MaleShepard Armax Arsenal Armor(update 21 apr) #25

    Little update:

    the Omni Blade

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    I could make it with acrilic, but I want it more tridimensional, so I'm gonna take a mold of the finished papercraft and cast with cristal resin

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