Half life 2 - HEV Suit. (pic heavy) - Carry on med-kit! 31/7

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  1. Hoplitespear

    Hoplitespear Well-Known Member

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    Hey RPF,

    About two years ago after a visit to gamescom i knew i wanted to cosplay the year after. So i got home, started researching and came across the RPF. Learned about EVA foam. Got me some floor mats and started a HEV suit from half life.

    I chose Gorden's HEV suit because its my favorite game by far. It introduced me to PC shooters and RPG's. Also i kind of look like him (beard and glasses) And i wanted to cosplay something game related for Gamescom.

    While making the (first) chest of the HEV suit i browsed the forum some more and i came across all the iron man foam builds. My second favorite thing: Iron Man. So i switched to that and finished the complete suit.

    Being way too difficult to walk in, too warm. No vision. I couldn't wear it the year after. Came home and decided to go back to gordon so i could finally cosplay at gamescom.

    Learned a ton from my iron man build. Working with foam, and especially how important the paint job is (kind of failed with my iron man suit). I waited after i got most of the armor pieces done to make a thread. Making sure i would commit this time. Its not finished yet so i got quite some updates to add :).

    So here it is:

    I tried to take pictures regularly but the process of building the chest was done in one go. And i went 100% focus on it.
    I used various fan art, in game textures and such as reference. There is nothing I exactly tried to make. I mixed some parts to get what I think the best suit. As a base I used the pep files that are floating around from ‘Null’ or something like that. But most are altered.

    First the foam construction:
    Its made with 100 kg EVA foam. I searched for months when making Iron Man for a good supplier here in Bruges (Belgium) And i came across a guy who did sofa's n stuff. Eventually after helping me out with EVA foam he changed his whole direction into a cosplay shop. Crazy how random meetings like this can chance the course of people's life's. Here is a link to his shop and facebook page.
    http://www.cosplayshop.be/
    https://www.facebook.com/CosplayShopSelectStyle?fref=ts

    The 100kg foam is awesome to work with. Its the right density. It takes acrylic paint very well. And the paint does not crack while bending. So its dense enough not to soak up all the paint (no sealing required!!!!!!!) But soft enough to bend.
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    For the back i used reference of the textures from HL2 beta. There is not much info about the back. I know in HL2 itself it is just a backpack kind of thing. But that’s waaaay to boring. So I made something with pretty lights instead :D. They go on and off with a simple switch visible on the back as well. It wasn't easy though as the back was all done on the fly.

    First paint:
    I used a simple paper stencil to spray on the logo. You can still see the 'V' used to keep the middle part on the right spot.

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    Weathering and final clear coat.
    Now I wanted to test out if I could do painting better than my iron man suit. So I went nuts with old Warhammer paints and acrylic paint. I am really happy with the result, for a first time actual weathering. Also i wanted the orange to be dirty and dark. I looked up some cosplay's of Gordon and the orange was to bright for me most of the time. But its a personal preference.

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    Now if you wonder how i get in???? I split the back right in the middle along circle. Its held together with magnets i had left from a Warhammer project and sintra ‘locks’. It opens just enough to slide in from the bottom. Help required sadly enough. But the chest is the only thing i need help with getting in and out. The first chest i made back in 2013 had a backpack clicker at the side but that was complete crap. It bend open and didn't held its form on that side. So i had to find a better solution.

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    Belt:
    I made the belt with foam. Using a piece of bend sintra keeping it in form. The nice thing about this foam is you can cut a line in the foam, heat it up and it will spread open creating these nice panel lines.

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    Arm and Leg pieces.
    I don’t have allot of pictures from these. The bracers where made out of foam on a sintra ‘cage’ I made a round cage that opened at the bottom with a simple slide lock. So I could open them a little bit to get in. They fit perfectly snug.
    The upper leg pieces where the easiest build together with the upper arm pieces. A piece of foam cut to the right shape and glued in circle. :D.
    Now the biggest pain on the whole build of armor pieces where the lower legs. Not having any base to go upon these where made from scratch. I used a dovetail like joint to close them at the back. They still need painting though.

    The other pieces got the same weathering techniques like the chest piece (with fake blood and all).

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    I put a HP gauge and AUX (power) guage on the bracers to give them more detail. (these are the health and armor from the game)

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    The following posts will be my progress on the undersuit. Yes!!! Its getting an undersuit. :p. The only thing I have finished on that is the red ring that goes around the neck. Its made from red fabric covering foam blocks. They will be kept in place with Velcro. So you can put on the suit and then put them in.
    Also I’m trying to make a ‘safe’ crowbar for gamescom. I have a real one ready to be painted in the right colors. But I’m not getting that into a con :p.

    Anyway I hope you like this so far. More progress to come and a suit up offcourse!!!!.

    PS: sorry in advance for grammer or spelling mistakes. I did put this trough a spelling/grammar check so i hope they are kept to a minimum.

    An overall picture on my dummy.

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  2. gwizah

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    Half-Life 1 and 2 have been two of my favorite all time games. You do Mr. Freeman justice, This looks outstanding so far!
     
  3. jacksadventures

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    Yes !!!!! My favorite game !! Looking amazing
     
  4. Hoplitespear

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    Thank you guys. Normally somewhere this evening i should be able to finish the shin pieces. Thus finishing all the foam parts. And then starting the undersuit.
     
  5. msleeper

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    Amazing.
     
  6. Matchbox

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    very clean, I like the style of the paintjob not proper grimy but then not super clean :)

    I went full grime on my one!

    Love seeing HEV builds, nice take on the back panel, it's a fun part to play with given the available reference and it adds a bit of a personal touch to the suit!

    Also good work on the latch mechanism for the shins etc, using the eva foam edges, let us know how they stand up to wearing I never thought to try it!

    The Crow bar is a tricky one 'cause it's a pain in the * shape. (I wish I could have used my real one).

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    I was also sent this in my thread for making "safe" props, might be worth a watch:
    [video]https://youtu.be/fMARgHyDLbg[/video]


    Keep it up

    /M
     
  7. Hoplitespear

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    I'm really happy you like the paintjob. I'm going for a 'worn and some battle damage' kind of look.

    The edges you see on the locks for the shin's are Sintra not eva foam. I cut out the lock kind of pattern in sintra and glued it to the foam. I don't think foam itself would hold for long.

    And for the crowbar, I'm trying with a PU-foam version atm. I got a mold but its not a good one. Cost me some money though :(. If i had known the result from before i would have done it myself. Most of the time when i try to extract my crowbar it breaks somewhere. Or some of the foam hasn't cured well.

    I have one pull that was 'ok-ish' but the shape is a bit bent. I'll post a pic tonight when i'm home from work. So i'm still in a personal debat about that one. Keep trying for a good pull. Or make a resin one. Or do somethign different. I got time till gamescom though.

    What is yours made from? It looks really good.

    Tonight updates on finished shins!
     
  8. Matchbox

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    My Crowbar? ha that's a real one :( the only one I wish I could carry around. The actual one I used was a bit crap, made a paper mold sealed it up with tape and filled with liquid plastic... suffice to say it leaked... a lot. My logic is, it's an external prop, it will most likely break, all mine have so far, done about 3 crowbars for 3 cons, so if it doesn't look as good as you'd like, does it matter? just wreck it up.

    If you're interested here's my thread (go to the bottom for all the pics or page 1 for the build):
    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=202179&page=2
    suit is fibreglass limbs are Eva Foam.

    I'm not gonna Hijack your thread with shed loads of pikitures :)

    /M
     
  9. Hoplitespear

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    Update!


    I would of posted earlier, but we got a * power outage -.-. And i had stuff to do in the new baby room etc etc.. Anyway, I finished the shin's tonight. And this is basically the end of the 'armor' making. I am so happy how they all turned out. But i'm not there yet!!!!

    All foam pieces are now finished and i am going to focus on the undersuit now. Well especially the flaps under the chest, the rest should be easy.
    And after that the crowbar. I am also thinking of making a health/battery pack to put my wallet and phone n stuff in. I do have lots of time left. But not sure of that yet.

    Pic's:

    with lights and no flash (this is the best presentation of the color on a picture IMO, for my suit that is)
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    with flash and no light:
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    Next updates will be undersuit!
     
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  10. Grimwood

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    I absolutely LOVE Half-Life! This is a fantastic representation of G.F.'s suit! Your weathering looks very good. Thank you for sharing!
     
  11. GotWookiee

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    This looks great. Nice detail on the build log.

    Sent from my 831C using Tapatalk
     
  12. gothic

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    looking really good, nice work
     
  13. BLACKULA727

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    Beautiful work! Do you know, or anyone for that matter, where to find this foam in the US? Great work though!
     
  14. Hoplitespear

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    Thx, its the first time I did weathering. And its a great tool to bring it more alive and to hide some foam crimes. I noticed when making my Iron man suit it looked to much like a costume and really flat and lifeless. From now on i'm weathering everything i'll ever make.

    Thx!

    Thx!

    Not really, i could ask the shop owner for a product number or a type number. Maybe you can use that as a search ref. All i can tell you its actual EVA foam but 100 kg density. Where most of it is 40. I even think the floor mats are 40.
     
  15. IMJM

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    Nice one mate!
     
  16. Hoplitespear

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    Update!


    Its a small one though. But still an update :D. This evening i built the supports for the foam inserts in the chest piece. The picture's explain it.

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    With inserts. Going to add velcro later on. So they can't shift.
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    Wasn't sure on how i was going to do the arm inserts. In my foam build they aren't perfectly round. I was not planning on changing it either, i kinda liked the shape. So i build ridges inside to support the inserts. Again velcro is being add later.

    These aren't wrapped in the fabric yet.

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    The plan for the inserts is getting in the suit. And then adding them with velcro. Easier for me to get inside this way, and to avoid damage by getting stuck on an insert.

    Next i'm going to do the flaps on the abs area. After that all i need is a pair of gloves and boots and all done!
     
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  17. FuKt

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    hey man. amazing build so far!. i just went out and bought some 7mm thick eva foam after seeing your build but i am having a hard time finding the templates for the EVA Suit already pre-made to foam. any chance you have a copy of yours you could throw my way? email: as_dreams_die@hotmail.com

    thanks and keep up the amazing work!
     
  18. Hoplitespear

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    Thx for the compliment! To awnser your question I used the files described in this post: http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=192894
    But those are the pep files.

    I went and build most of the parts roughly in paper (roughly meaning i didn't glue any of the small edges giving thickness to the armor. Just the big parts.) After i made them in paper i decided where to cut. And what to keep together to make foam patterns.

    For example the upper arms and legs are all one piece. So print out the pep, cut the parts, glue all the edges together, leave one edge open. transfer to foam and glue shut. Just think good about the edge you wanne leave open, on where it will sit when you put the part on. I can show you most of the choice's i made. But for the lower legs it was all done freehand. (it was a pain in the * =( ).

    When I'm home from work i'll try and make some pictures of what i kept together and how i cut the patterns. Its pretty much straight forward though.

    EDIT: the examples

    The colored area's represent one piece. The thick black lines represent where i glued them together. (i know the back and front are not the same side but u get the picture. Note though that i freehand the back of the chest, and the shins so there's nothing to show there. upper and lower arms are same like the upper legs, really simple just everything together and 1 cut line. The belt is made from 1 piece aswell. This should give u a base to create foam templates from the pep files linked above.

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  19. Diegator

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    Wow, really impressed! That's a really clean build
     
  20. Hoplitespear

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    Thank you!

    Test fit!

    Some of you might wondered how it looks on a person so i did a small test fit.

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    Few thinks to note though. I still need gloves and different shoes (these are my safety shoes from work :s). I need to do something around the knees, maybe pads or so. The inserts for the arms aren't done yet. And i still need the 'flaps' for the abs area atm its just a 'long sleeved turtle neck t-shirt.' Also ignore the crowbar its nowhere near finished. =p

    Anyway it fits quite good. Need to make straps for the upper legs cause they drop when walking. I can walk and move really easy!!!! that is a huge relief.

    I'm lucky that my beard and glasses are things i wear every day. If i don't wear my glasses i can't see s*t in the distance.
    Will be posting the finishing touches soon. Starting with the abs area and the arm inserts. Next month i'll go fetch myself some new gloves to. (i lost my old airsoft gloves which where perfect :( )

    -Hopli-
     
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  21. The Full Armor

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    Fantastic build!
     
  22. Hoplitespear

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    Thank you!


    Updates:

    Today i had some time to tackle the gloves. I was not planning on doing anything special for them. Just go out, buy airsoft gloves with some kind of fancy padding - done.
    When i got to the store they had a few choices. I picked a pair that looked really cool to me but they had brand naming in the rubbery padding so i had to get rid of that.

    So the easy 'go buy gloves and done' changed in a small build.

    First cut away the brand names. Two squares at the wrist. and two names on back of the hand:

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    The letters Mechanix on the fabric are without flash not visible at all. And also gordon is a kind of mechanic, so those didn't bother me.

    Second: glue on foam pieces ( annoying as hell. Hot glue came lose instantly, so i had to use old bottles of superglue ...and you know what that means :p) Eventually after a lot of probing with sewing needles and begging for a drop of super glue i got them fixed on good.

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    Third paint and weather:

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    Last step: be self amazed on how good they look next to the bracers :D :D

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    Also a little bonus, my inserts for the arms are finished, they came out really good and they fit well in the supports i build in. Still need the velcro though (just like the one for the neck)

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    Cya soon for more updates!!!
     
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  23. nick daring

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    Great project!

    What glue are you using?
     
  24. Hoplitespear

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    For all the foam i used regular glue hot glue sticks. And the super glue i use to repair gaps here and there or to strengthen things is the first super glue i came across in a DIY store.
     
  25. CafeUlg

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    This is a great build :D I love some of the methods you've used to connect parts together :)
     
  26. dedguy

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    This looks really nice. Some excellent paint work as well.
     
  27. Hoplitespear

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    Thx! Something i learned from my iron man build: Thinking how you will put it on in ADVANCE!

    Thank you!

    Update:

    Today we (my gf helped) tackled the flaps. We have one done. To show you what the idea is i have a few pic's.

    Basically we will wrap three pieces of foam in a black fabric. Then we will stack the foam over each other creating the 'flaps' . These flaps represent the things you see on the HEV suit around the abs area.
    Note, neither of us has ever used a sewing machine so if you see stupid stuff, its our first time.

    Measuring:

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    Closing one side and putting the foam inside:

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    Test fit:

    Note: most things are held up by hand or pinned down with needle's. So it looks kinda out of place on the pic's.

    Front. The front will also have an extra piece that goes between my legs but thats for in the end.

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    Back. It stands open now because a needle came lose. But you get the point.

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    Other two flaps held on to show the meaning of the build.

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    So, tomorrow another flap or maybe two. And then trying to find a good way to attatch them to the undersuit (read long sleeved, turtle neck t-shirt).

    -Hopli-
     
  28. Hoplitespear

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    Hey guys!

    Quick update:


    Finished the flaps. Only thing left to do is attach them to my t-shirt and close them in the back. After that its home stretch! Do something with the knees and shoes. And do a full test fit/walk and a photoshoot.

    Front:

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    Back:

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    All three of them are sewn together.

    Soon finished!

    -Hopli-
     
  29. Hoplitespear

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    Update:

    I know these are small updates but the finish is in sight!

    I got the flaps finally finished. It was not easy but its done.
    It fits really well, doesn't move. Don't have to think about these things shifting at all now. So the flaps from the post above are permanently attached to the T-shirt now. (btw i was really tired hence the look on my face )

    Pic's:

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    Next post should be full suit up and complete finished suit. All i need to do is figure out some rigging for the upper legs because they shift down when walking. All the other parts are done.

    Cya soon!

    -Hopli-
     
  30. dedguy

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    Still looking fantastic. Do you plan on weathering the cloth parts of the suit at all?
     
  31. Hoplitespear

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    Thank you! I don't know yet about the weathering. Not familiar with weathering fabrics. I might do a few brown and yellow washes and some red splatters of paint. But i will have to test it first on some spare cloth. All the blacks of the armor are lacking weathering aswell, so i might have to revisit all of them in the end.

    Making the last piece right now. After that i will test the weathering and post my findings.

    -Hopli-
     
  32. dedguy

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    Really look forward to seeing it all together. I don't do full scale painting like this, just models and the like, but I definitely find doing tests very very useful. Always do a lot of research on the weathering effect I'm going for and then do a lot of tests before actually doing it. Better to screw up a scrap of styrene or a a scrap of fabric than something I have already spent a lot of time or money on.
     
  33. Hoplitespear

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    Hey guys!

    Finally the moment has come! It is as good as finished. I only needs a few tweaks here and there for wearing but overall I can call it finished. I haven't really decided on weathering the fabric pieces like dedguy suggested. I might look into that this weekend, although i don't think them being black it will make a whole lot of a difference.

    Only thing left to do is finish painting on the crowbar. And I will buy a cheap springer USP Match to carry as well. So I have some more poses to do.

    I'm planning on finding a suitable post-apocalyptic industrial place for some prof. pictures, so keep an eye on this thread, they are coming! Thank you for the support this far and the fine comments.

    (btw the grin on my face in the pictures is the result of being really happy my suit is finished :p , o and the headcrap is the official valve plush headcrab)

    These are the two best pictures I could make in the soon to be baby room. As said above better pictures are coming.

    -Hopli-

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  34. Grimwood

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    Wow! My dream come to life! Thank you for your attention to detail!

    Hey... are those shoes regulation issue? :)

    Also, is that a real crowbar? Might get a tad heavy carrying around, but certainly lends believability to the costume!

    As far as the head crab, you could name him Crackers and treat him like a pet parrot.
     
  35. Matchbox

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    great work mister!

    shame you'd never be allowed to carry a real crow bar to a Con'

    Hows the med-pack carry all XD I just got a standard strap onto the leg carrier and fastened it to the thigh armour, little personal touches.

    Stay Frosty

    /M
     
  36. Hoplitespear

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    Crackers... that’s amazing XD. Those shoes are 'safety' shoes from work. They happen to have orange in them and they are weathered by my hard labor XD. I just need to hide the laces a bit or make them shorter and they are good to go. I didn't want to do anything with the shoes cause I need to walk on them a whole day. And they fit really well.

    That’s not a real crowbar, but I'm happy you have a hard time telling :p. It’s one made from expanding foam. Its ugly and weak as hell. But with a bit of red paint and some detailing it will do as a 'safe' prop to carry around. I have a real one here that I will transform into a really nice prop for my collection, it’s not allowed for a con though. So the crowbar is not finished, still needs paint.

    I also bought this
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    Its a H&K USP match bicolor. (airsoft off course). This is the model of the handgun in HL². Gamescom doesn't allow airsoft weapons though so if I want to carry it I’ll have to make a foam version. (Which is the plan for the remainder of weeks till gamescom. )

    Thank you for your kind words! I promise better pictures are coming :) .

    Hey, thanks! I have yet to start on that. The plan is to have a wall of HL² props and stuff together with the suit. Hence why I bought the USP Match. So I might make the med and battery packs, maybe a wall charger for the suit, Gravity gun and some other weapons to make a great showcase.

    I'm going to GC with a few friends so they can carry my stuff. The thing is I live in an apartment atm and I don't have room for sanding, drilling and other dirty work. So as soon as I move (normally next year) I’ll start making props for my favorite universe! I just want them to be good and detailed and I can't do that without a decent workspace.

    -Hopli-
     
  37. CLOTHAR

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    Great job on the suit! It looks great. Nice work with all the fabric covered foam.
     
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    Thx man! The fabric covered foam was key for me to allow mobility and still have the right shape. Its freaking hard to do when you never sown before though. Just got a message the USP MATCH will arrive today. I will make a foam version of that and post the progress here aswell.

    -Hopli-
     
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  39. Hoplitespear

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    Hey guys,

    Finally found some time to do the final touches.

    Here is a pic of the two weapons I am going to wear with the suit. (cleverly arranged in the lambda sign)
    The gun is a Heckler and Koch USP match (springer airsoft). The crowbar is made from expanding foam, i think it only weighs 100g or so. Its not that straight and perfect but more than good enough for a safe prop in a con.

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    This week or next week I'll go outside and take more pictures of the suit in a post-apocalyptic looking area.

    -Hopli-
     
  40. starboardsky

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    such amazing work, man! half life is my favorite game of all time!
    i'm trying to tackle my own HEV build. I'm working on a steampunk version made out of leather and brass. i'm taking a bit of creative liberty with mine and calling it the "mark zero," heh.
    i've got that headcrab too!
    keep up the great work!
     
  41. Hoplitespear

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    Hey guys! To quote you here m8, I did decide to build a carry on med-pack.

    Its made from a foam box. The box rests in a fabric made bag, equipped with an old laptop strap. It holds a small drink bottle, my phone, super glue and keys n stuff. So i can be independant of my friends. Don't want to be asking them for stuff all the time.

    Anyway here are the pics!

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    After construction i added a vial with fluo green liquid (to give it a half life touch), a black mesa patch and allot of weathering with washes to make it complete.
    The strap will go around the shoulder under the armor. But above the foam flaps.

    Allot of suit up pictures are comming as gamescom gets closer. Next weekend its there!!!! my first cosplay run and my first time wearing this in public!!! My friend will be bringing his camera so i should have loads of pictures.


    Hope you enjoyed this little extra prop.

    -Hopli-
     
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    I really like how you used magnets to strap on the armor pieces. Could you go into a little more detail on how you went about that? Do the slide locks use magnets too? Or are they more like puzzle pieces that join together?
     
  43. Hoplitespear

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    Hey thx! The magnets just hold it close, the slide lock is not really a 'lock' its more a way to keep everything aligned and flush. Leaving no gap. I had to add a standard backpack clicker on the bottom though. With the undersuit the magnets on the bottom couldn't hold and the suit clicks open. But with the clicker all is well now.

    Hopli
     
  44. Matchbox

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    excellent! stick some LED's behind that tub of liquid to get a sexy glow effect XD

    Looks sick mate, eager to see it all together in 1 place :)

    Stay Frosty

    /M
     

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