Fallout 2 Enclave Advanced Power Armor MkII

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  1. HighlanderFX

    HighlanderFX Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thought I would try to make this before November. I've always been partial towards The Enclave (despite them technically being the bad guys) and the design of the power armor in my opinion is incredible and has captured my imagination ever since I first played the game.

    Anyways..reference pic I'm working from..

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    I'm modelling all the detail parts out and printing them to see if they are the right size and shape. A slow process but everything seems to be pretty close and I'm happy with the results.

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    The air filter on the side was a bit of a challenge for me to get right but I like where its at now. I drilled a tiny holy and used a bit of wire to act as a hinge for the latches.

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    I hope to make more progress on it this week and post by the weekend
     
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    So I have a question for the forum..since there is no reference of the "right" side of the filter..there's a good bit left to the imagination on what it could look like. I have made a small disc from perforated metal and inserted it into the filter. Does this fit with the post nuclear motif? On one hand I really like how it looks but on the other I think it looks too much like a speaker. Maybe some small horizontal vents would look better.

    Thoughts?
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  3. HighlanderFX

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    Or something like this?


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  4. Stormie

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    Maybe you can put the mesh underneath the horizontal vents? Incredible work so far!
     
  5. HighlanderFX

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    Do you mean use a wire mesh or the perforated metal disc I cut out to be put underneath the vents? And thank you!
     
  6. Stormie

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    Sorry I mean the perforated metal disk to be put underneath the vents.
     
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  7. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    I agree. I think if you put something under the perforated disk it would suggest a depth like filtering material. I'm more interested in if your head can actually fit inside it. It doesn't look like it has enough depth to fit your head in.
     
  8. HighlanderFX

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    Right now the measurements are this..
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    The helmet is 7.5 inches wide at the shallowest point around the eyes.

    My head is 6 inches at its widest (minus the ears), 6.5 inches tall in the back of the cranium and 7.5 inches from nose to back of head, so I figured there is enough room for a reasonably larger head than mine in addition to some form of padding. Maybe I'll do a helmet interior kit once this is done.

    As for the filter ideas, I usually find that simpler is better, but I do like the idea of having something behind the vents acting as some kind of secondary filtration before it gets to the primary filter. However, I think the perforated disc would make things look a little too "busy" (not to mention, isn't it a thing where you don't mix dots and vertical lines?) I'll post a pic of actual wire mesh behind the vents in the morning to see what you guys think.

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  9. Ein

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    I think the plain horizontal vent lines work best of your options. Lovely work!
     
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  10. GhostMinion

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    I love what you're doing with the filters! I've modeled this helmet for 3d printing, but did the "Remnants Helmet" version from New Vegas. The filters are much more simpler, and vanilla. I had always wanted to do a version more accurate to the F2 cover art, but glad to see someone else tackling it! Subbed for sure. :thumbsup


    Here's my filters, minus the rivets and the middle filter element. Have no idea what to use as the actual filter element.
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    Again, love how yours are coming out! Would love to see a run of this version........:love
     
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  11. HighlanderFX

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    I was surprised no one had done this one yet. I could certainly do a run if there is enough interest, but lets see how it turns out in the end :p

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    I used copper wire and wrapped it around to act as the "filter stripes". I'm thinking of using watered down Elmer's glue to smooth the gaps and make it more solid. The small air pockets would be disastrous for molding.
     
  12. Stormie

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    Do you think a little bit of plasti-dip and a brush work for that? Maybe the the brush would leave too much texture?
     
  13. HighlanderFX

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    I was thinking of plasti-dip..but i've noticed it tends to like to bubble on me (possibly due to humidity?) I'll test it on some wire and see what it looks like.
     
  14. GhostMinion

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    Yeah, it always seemed to me that it looked like spooled wire in those filters. Is this a real type of filter? I tried and tried to find a real filter that looks even somewhat similar through Google, but have found nothing. I even have some digital artwork some guy posted years ago of this helmet, and the filters look the same. Like it's wire or something.

    Seeing how it looks on yours, I'm starting to think I'll go the same route as you.
     
  15. HighlanderFX

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    A quick pass with plasti-dip made it look really good. Definitely try it this way with yours.
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    Here's some of the pics I was referring to earlier. In case you didn't already see them, I figured I'd drop them here for some good reference for your armor build. Still rather elusive with the filters, but honestly it looks like yours are on the right track. Plus, the filters in these pics actually look more like the ones from New Vegas.




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    One thing I forgot to ask earlier: You are going to run the hoses from the helmet to the suit itself, right?
     
  17. HighlanderFX

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    Correct. One 40mm hose connection that comes from the right cheek, one 2 inch hose that comes from the top right of the head and two 1 inch hoses that come from the top left of the head. I have been unable to source any hoses that look like the game art (nothing close to the same texture) so I'm going to make my own. I want them to be very flexible/soft so when I turn my head the torque from the hoses doesn't strain my neck.
     
  18. kingpookey

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    looking good so far can't wait to see more.:)
     
  19. HighlanderFX

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    Small update.


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    Made holes for the center rivets and popped them in to see if they were the right size. I still have to clean up the separation line and fill in some small gaps. The 40mm hose castle had a few iterations on how much to space the "merlons" from the "embrasures" but I'm happy with where its at now. Basically the hose attaches to the castle and the castle fits into the helmet cheek so its completely removable for convenience of travel (the filter and filter elbow fit into the helmet the same way, along with the three hoses on the top).

    I'm currently printing out the mouth piece which will fit into the front of the helmet and make the edges nice and symmetrical. The "beak" will sit on the inside of the mouth piece. Hope to get that done by this afternoon.
     
  20. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    Did you print the main part of the helmet? That has a lot more room than I thought it did.
     
  21. GhostMinion

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    This is coming together very nicely. :thumbsup

    Filter looks fantastic, just absolutely fantastic.
     
  22. HighlanderFX

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    No I didn't. The main part was solid MDF until I made a quick mold to make a hollow rondo/fiberglass cast. That's what you see in the pics.
     
  23. HighlanderFX

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    Back from a little vacation. Got right to work and fixed a few things that were bugging me. I added the beak and fangs in to see how it looks..
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    The parts left to do are the lenses and the small metal hoses that come out of the right cheek.
     
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  24. GhostMinion

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    Sweet lord that looks sick!!!
     
  25. Stormie

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    That is so beautiful!
     
  26. kingpookey

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    helmet looking good man....... looking real good........ keep up the good work!!!! :thumbsup
     
  27. HighlanderFX

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    Small update.

    Printed the side tubes and made the holes for the tiny mouth "clips" . I'm finishing up the lenses soon and then doing a test pull on my vac form.

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    Added the rubber gasket around the eyes and the two "nobs" around the base of the mouth. Tomorrow I'll begin molding the whole thing.

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    Edit: I think I might need to make the nobs bigger, they seem a little small to me when looking at the F2 artwork.
     
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  29. GhostMinion

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    How's the fit?
     
  30. HighlanderFX

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    I was going to say like a glove, but there's plenty of room to move around inside. A foam helmet interior is on my to-do list.

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  31. GhostMinion

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    Yeah, that is freakin' SICK!!!
     
  32. libernull

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    Awesome!!! Can i order one for me? :D Long live APA ;)
     
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    I second that!
     
  34. gothic

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    looking cool
     
  35. HighlanderFX

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    I'll make a post in project runs with pics of the finished product.
     
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  36. VaultDweller

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    Any idea how much one of these will go for?
     
  37. HighlanderFX

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    I'm not allowed to discuss prices outside the Junkyard but I will be sure to explain everything in my Project Run post soon.
     
  38. Stormie

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    This is the best ever! I hope I can get my hands on one.
     
  39. GhostMinion

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    Hey, how goes the progress? :)
     
  40. HighlanderFX

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    Waiting for parts for my 3D printer, it had a small accident with itself and needed a new heating platform. I still need to print out the lenses.

    In the mean time I've been juggling fallout costumes. Trying to re-do my NCR ranger as well as the Enclave APA
     
  41. libernull

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    Don't wanna be a bitch or something but one thing that was bothering me. Holes for tubes, aren't they headed to low?
    This is what i mean, closer to original XSegh7w.jpg
     
  42. HighlanderFX

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    No you are totally right. That unfortunately was not the only detail that was off. When I attempted to mold the helmet, I left the rubber gaskets in around the eyes, which ended up inhibiting the mold rubber which ultimately ruined the mold and most of the helmet.

    I re-modeled the helmet to be more accurate with a bunch of changes. I am waiting for my new 3D printer to arrive in January to print this in one go.

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    It's not totally perfect because the artwork would not be able to fit an actual human head in there without it being abnormally skinny, but I got it pretty close. It still needs some tweaking in a few areas.
     
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  43. libernull

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    New model looks great. *, i need to start collect money ;) Sadly X-01 from FO4 doesn't look so good :(
     
  44. HighlanderFX

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    yeah, I agree with you on that.
     
  45. HighlanderFX

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    Just for fun I put my model on the X-01 to see how it looked..and I actually really like it.

    Side by side comparison. Granted mine has a much higher polycount but I can still imagine the entire thing in the same level of detail; it looks very much the part.

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    I have been notified that my printer has been shipped to me from California..I hope it gets here soon because I cannot wait to print the new helmet out.
     
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  46. libernull

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    Have a any close up shots? :D
     
  47. GhostMinion

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    I like the Fallout 2 version better. Although, the nice thing about building a Fallout 4 version would be that it's huge and wouldn't have any trouble getting a human head into that one.


    Can't wait to see your re print. I feel your pain, too. Attempting to make a mold for the T-51b helmet did not go well..........:cry
     
  48. chimmera30

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    Incredible!!!!!
     
  49. LoneWanderer

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    Excellent work man! Keep it up!
     
  50. HighlanderFX

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    Finally my printer arrived! Spent the afternoon setting it up and now its ready to print 'round the clock.

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