[FINISHED] Fallout Power Armor

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Turtlespoon, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. Turtlespoon

    Turtlespoon New Member

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    Major update: I'm finished!

    After seeing it all on I'm both glad and disappointed in a few ways, the main issue being that the bottom half is not bulky enough, and the top half may be too bulky. Anyway I don't have time to ramble today, let me know what you think, as per usual, here are some awful-quality pictures.

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    Try to remember this was rushed, and was finished 1 week before my driving lessons start, and with 1 glue stick and a quarter of a sheet of foam left. I wanted to keep it low budget and avoid spending any more as I was so close. As a first build I'm happy, I'll learn from the mistakes I made, and the next project will not be as rushed, if that time ever comes.

    I plan on getting better pictures, and taking it for a walk around MCM for an hour or two. I'll probably go over with a clear coat of spray paint before I do that, and I do have glove-plates, I just couldn't find them at the time. Keep an eye out for more pictures.

    Thanks guys, hope to hear some feedback.

    Everything quoted below is the old original post.

     
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  2. gothic

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    Re: Fallout 4 T-60 Power Armour. [FOAM]

    you read my mind and stole my questions :confused.......lol suits looking great
     
  3. nate2297

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    Re: Fallout 4 T-60 Power Armour. [FOAM]

    Good luck on the build, cant wait to see how it turns out!
     
  4. Greenstrider

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    Re: Fallout 4 T-60 Power Armour. [FOAM]

    Hello
    Is it possible you could send over the templates Because I have no clue how to make templates
     
  5. Turtlespoon

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    Re: Fallout 4 T-60 Power Armour. [FOAM]

    Mini-Update


    I have made progress on a helmet, but right now it's a giant blob of filler, so I won't bother sharing until it's looking like something.


    I have rushed, sealed & primed both arms. Ready for paint.
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  6. Turtlespoon

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    Re: Fallout 4 T-60 Power Armour. [FOAM]

    Big update time:

    I decided to hold off on any more suit progress until the helmet was at the painting stage, I felt the suit was coming together on schedule, but didn't want the Helmet to be a last minute rush. I can rush foam, I can't rush filler.

    Anyway I went with a non-toxic method here. The reinforcement is similar to the fibreglass method, but with PVA in place of resin, and enevlope paper in place of Fibreglass. The filler was a basic tube of "Instant Plaster Filler". I was concerned about the strength but It's basically solid. Very happy with the result.

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    As you can see, the three mouth-pieces on the front have been removed, I have bottle-lids and accessories put aside for those later, everything else has been smoothed out quite nicely. there are still little holes and scratches that need to be filled, but I need a bit of battle damage anyway.

    I'm about to go and prime it now, as a coat of color is useful for locating mistakes. Once smoothed, I'll add the mouth piece accessories, fill the gaps & smooth those off as well, then consider getting a coat of real paint done. I'll also need to locate some accessories, as there are a fair few on the helmet.

    If I add paint soon, it will only be the base metallic coat, I won't be ageing & weathering until the entire suit is painted, I want the weathering to match up, so it makes sense to do it all at the same time.

    I apologise for the picture quality. If you're seeing any messy parts of the filler I can assure you they are either going to be covered by accessories, or are from where sanding has gone through to the pepakura, it looks messy but is still smooth. It's hard to tell, which is why I want it primed.


    UPDATE:
    Here she is, primed. I have to say I'm really happy, with both the result, and the mistakes. A layer of primer has made it start to look real, but more importantly, it's ALOT easier to notice any mistakes or blemishes. So I'll be going back at it with the filler over the net day or two to fix some parts up, while working on the accessories too. Very pleased with how this is looking now.
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  7. Turtlespoon

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    Re: Fallout 4 Custom Power Armor & Helmet

    Not proud of a triple post, but my thread's been buried and I have another update on the helmet!

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    My paint is available tommorrow, as well as the hoses and the visor. The helmet is almost complete.
     
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  8. ApophisV

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    Re: Fallout 4 Custom Power Armor & Helmet

    Awesome! I really love your house hold stuff approach for the detailing! I've started a T-60b Armor / T-45d helmet build myself some weeks ago as well, guess I will try to go a similar route when I'm at that point. (Right now the base of the helmet is mostly done, but it's on hold since I have to rework my HEV suit for a carnival event at the end of this month. But after that I will go back to the power armor...)

    Looking forward to more progress of your armor! :)
     
  9. Turtlespoon

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    Re: Fallout 4 Custom Power Armor & Helmet

    Thanks for the support! Well the helmet is now 'finished'. My visor should arrive this weekend, there are a few little details I'll neaten up with a small paintbrush, I need to reposition the tubes on the side an the shoulder pads, as they connect a bit when I turn my head.

    Anyway here it is:
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    Today I found out that I suck * at painting. Like everything else in this project though, this is a rush job so I'm going to let it go for now, this is my first project and it's a rush job too. Expecting perfection from this would be too optimistic.
     
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  10. Badgersbunk

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    Re: Fallout 4 Custom Power Armor & Helmet

    Don't be too hard on yourself. It. Looks good in the picture
     
  11. Turtlespoon

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    Re: Fallout 4 Custom Power Armor & Helmet

    Thanks, it was just one of the better pics though, it looks a bit patchy in the wrong light. Anyway here it is finished with the pipes tied down and the visor installed along with some basic padding.

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  12. riske

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    Re: Fallout 4 Custom Power Armor & Helmet

    I'm not familiar with fallout but that helmet is really cool design, one of the better looking helmets/masks ive seen with tubes on it. Good job recreating it!
     
  13. Turtlespoon

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    Re: Fallout 4 Custom Power Armor & Helmet

    Alright the paint job has been done on the chest piece, although it needs a bit of touching up.

    Overall I'm really happy with how it's looking though.

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  14. VaultDweller

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    Re: Fallout 4 Custom Power Armor & Helmet

    This is looking awesome, keep up the good work!
     
  15. MildMax

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    Re: Fallout 4 Custom Power Armor & Helmet

    looks great! what did you use for the visor?
     
  16. Turtlespoon

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    Re: Fallout 4 Custom Power Armor & Helmet

    Good question!

    We have some art supplies laying around the house and I found some 'acetate' sheet which is basically an A4 clear sheet of flexible plastic.

    Anyway I went on eBay and picked up some window tint. You can buy a 99p a5 sample and conveniently I only needed about half of that. I went for the darkest one, stuck it over the acetate sheet and cut out a visor shape. Be careful to look out for air bubbles.

    Just to be clear it is NOT car window tint. It is the privacy 1-way tint for your house windows, the car tint just darkens everything, the 1-way tint blacks out completely when there is less light on one side, kinda like the ones in interview rooms. They also do silver and white tint, maybe more.
     
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  17. Grimwood

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    Re: Fallout 4 Custom Power Armor & Helmet

    There are some great vids on dry brushing if you're concerned about the paint job. You can really make things stand out by using just a tiny bit of white on edges (or even a grayish color lighter than the base).

    I think it looks great the way it is! Thanks for sharing the pics!
     
  18. kingpookey

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    Re: Fallout 4 Custom Power Armor & Helmet

    Armor is looking good so far.....:thumbsup
     
  19. Turtlespoon

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    Re: Fallout 4 Custom Power Armor & Helmet

    Okay so a big important update today, I am pleased to say I am way ahead of schedule and In terms of actual construction I am at 100%.


    So you've seen the completed helmet and chest piece, the last time you saw the arms they were a bit plain so I have added a bit more detail, those are away at the moment so I'll be sure to grab a picture of them at some point.


    Since my last update I have made the stomach plate, the codpiece, the thighs, the shins and the boots! That means the only thing left is the gloves and the gun, both of which I'm buying and painting. Here the picture is.

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    So next up is the gloves, weapon, paint & strapping. Then I'm all done! Although I'd like to get a mannequin at some point though that's not too important, I can do that whenever. Other than that small list I need to finish my driving lessons and pass my test though, no way I can get a suit all the way to London without my own ride.


    So yeah, thanks for the support guys, it seems like my time limit was not an issue. Apparently if you put your head down you can do a lot of foam work in a small amount of time, and I'm no perfectionist.
     
  20. Turtlespoon

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    I've finished! Check the original edited first post for a few details!


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