fallout 3 metal power armor build

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  1. kingpookey

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    hay guys jessi hear from Gold Point Props, started working on making my metal power armor a couple of weeks ago. I'm using a combination of 20 gage an 18 gage sheet metal to make the armor. most of the armor will be made out of 20 gage sheet metal to cut down on weight. the helmet is pretty much dun, it is made out of 20 gage and it weighs 5 1/2 pounds so I estimate the full suit of armor will weigh about 50 too 60 pounds. here are some pics of the helmet
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  2. gothic

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    looks cool, and its sheet metal so extra cool :cool look forward to the rest of the suit
     
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  3. Uridium

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    That is amazing. Great work!
     
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  4. Grimwood

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    I admire your dedication! That's a lot of weight to carry around but I think if you come up with some sort good harness system, that 50-60 lbs will feel like 55lbs. :)

    Seriously cool tho.
     
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  5. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    That's pretty cool! If you can figure out how to minimize the weight, the only other problem would be not cooking inside of it!
     
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  6. kingpookey

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    it shouldn't be that warm because i'm going to be wearing a Cooling Shirt and cap on under the armor that will be circulating cold water through toobs in the shirt and cap to keep me cool. the weight is my main concern. but I knew from the beginning it was going to be a bit on the heavy side, its a metal suit of power armor after all....lol:)
     
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  7. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    Hey just build that power armor support thing they had them hanging on in Operation Anchorage. Then have someone roll you around. :lol
     
  8. Ein

    Ein Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This is the coolest and most impractical thing I have seen all day. I love it, and I want one.
     
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    The Steel Brotherhood would be proud! Subscribed
     
  10. kingpookey

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    i started working on the suit of power armors upper chest plate today. hear some pics of what I got done so far. IMG_2270.JPG IMG_2271.JPG IMG_2272.JPG IMG_2273.JPG IMG_2274.JPG
     
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  11. WA5TE

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    This is ****ing awesome!!!! A real paladin!!
     
  12. kingpookey

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    did some more work on the power armor today i got the front and back of the upper armor tack welded together.
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  13. kingpookey

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    More progress done on the power armor, tack welded on the sides and added a lip on the bottom edge.
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  14. Turtlespoon

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    This is nuts. My brain is saying "Nope. Impossible." and yet I'm seeing pictures of it being built right before my eyes. Kudos.

    Very impressive work.
     
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  15. CLOTHAR

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    This is glorious! Is this your first time doing metal armour?
     
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  16. kingpookey

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    yes this is my first time making a full suit of armor but i have made armor pieces and helmets in the past.
     
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  17. Seeker9817

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    Gnarly! this is an awesome build, been waiting to see if someone made a metal suit. awesome progress so far!
     
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  18. kingpookey

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    the chest armor is almost done just need to finish welding it up and grind the welds smooth.
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  19. Turtlespoon

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    Are you going to hinge or seperate the front/back plate? It's going to be hard to put on otherwise.
     
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  20. VaultDweller

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    Wow this looks amazing so far! Keep up the good work!
     
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  21. kingpookey

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    [h=2]yes the front half will be removable like this gd.jpg it will come a part across the neck opening and both arm openings and the back will have straps like a backpack. the front will simply clip on to the back half.[/h]
     
  22. kingpookey

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    I decided not to make the front come off because the latch's I was going to use were to thick to go where it needed to latch so instead I just have the right side come off. IMG_0049.JPG IMG_0050.JPG it will be held on by 4 screws.
     
  23. Darktriumph

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    That metal helmet adds +2 to charisma when your desk is equipped with it.
     
  24. Turtlespoon

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    Smart thinking with the chest piece. Mine also works in the same way with two armpit-plates that are secured with plastic clips.

    Do you think you'll paint it? Or will you leave the metal finish and just add weathering? Either way it's looking good so far mate.
     
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  25. blue2k

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    You wouldn't need a latch to secure that chestplate. With the metal being so light, you could use a few carefully placed neodymium magnets. Would also make it easier to pull off if you had heat issues.
     
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    Amazing work
     
  27. kingpookey

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    I'm probably going to paint is using the powder coating method to give it a nice thick layer of paint so I can add scratches, chips and scrapes to the armor.
     
  28. kingpookey

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    i did some more work on the power armor today get the cod peace and the fission pack done.
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  29. blue2k

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    You should add a hinge to the Cod, for err.......waste disposal............or something.:$
     
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  30. kingpookey

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    got some more work done on the metal power armor today. i finish the right Thigh IMG_0247.JPG IMG_0248.JPG IMG_0249.JPG IMG_0250.JPG IMG_0253.JPG IMG_0254.JPG IMG_0256.JPG IMG_0257.JPG IMG_0261.JPG IMG_0262.JPG
     
  31. CLOTHAR

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    Excellent work. I would love to try this one day. I look forward to seeing how it all turns out!
     
  32. kingpookey

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    i made a smelting furnace a few weeks ago so i decided to cast some parts of the armor out of aluminum. I made the hinge bracket and the outer ring that holds the shoulder armor on and the small term wheel for the back of the armor. IMG_0527.JPG IMG_0488.JPG IMG_0484.JPG IMG_0444.JPG IMG_0458.JPG IMG_0479.JPG IMG_0530.JPG IMG_0531.JPG IMG_0486.JPG IMG_0482.JPG
     

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  33. zapwizard

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    I have to say I have massive respect for this project.

    Will the end result even be wearable (due to weight), or is this for a standing display.
     
  34. CLOTHAR

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    Nice work on the cast parts!
     
  35. Frozen

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    Should be no problem for someone who is physically fit, and used to it.
    I do full contact fighting in real plate armor. Its about the same weight.
     
  36. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    That looks pretty cool! You should do a video on casting aluminum.
     
  37. kingpookey

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    yes this armor is being made to be wearable i've been making the armor using 20 gage sheet metal to cut down on weight. so it should weigh as much as a suit of armor win it is finished.
     
  38. kingpookey

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    I did more work on the power armor today started making the shoulder pad armor hears what they look like so far.
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  39. guitarpirate

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    The helmet is starting to look very nice with that weather or prime layer (I assume you used some kind of brown putty to smooth it out and sanded).

    Amazing build, the level of detail is very satisfying.
     
  40. KenFrost

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    I am amazed that you are making it out of metal. it has gotta be super heavy to wear.
     
  41. kingpookey

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    no primer or putty is still in raw metal, its just a layer of rust because i sandblasted it a few weeks ago and is been sitting in the back of the shop next to a open window
     
  42. kingpookey

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    yes it will be a little heavy but i'm not too worried it should way about 80 to 90 pounds win it is finished about the same as a suit of armor. the lower half of the armor from the thighs to the boots will be self supporting so you'll only fill the weight of the lower armor when you are walking not standing.
     
  43. DizzyStrmtroopr

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    was this ever finished?
     

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