HALO Reach Noble6: Foam Build

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Heatshock, Jun 18, 2015.

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    Heatshock Well-Known Member

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    recently got into the game again whilst playin with my kids.
    I modded an old free file from Rundown years ago. Original was for pep, but I simplified and modded for foam

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    paper templates transferred to foam
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    for helmets, I use a thin an flexible foam used for camping mats. its about 8 mm thick. For finer details and greebs, I used 2 mm funky foam from kids hobby shops. Here is the rough completed helmet
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    at this point, I wanted to try coating it with some polyurethane resin!
     
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    now I have read other tutorials on coating polyurethane resin onto proper dense EVA foam. Its recommended you seal and prime the surface with PVA.
    Experimenting with a few scraps of the foam I was using, I found that it did NOT need prepping. Some absorption of the PU resin into the foam was actually helpful, and the resin did not EAT the foam.

    here are 2 vids I did :
    Vid 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97YJaNAvI3M
    Vid 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97YJaNAvI3M

    and the helmet after the process
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    some filler and sanding work is still required, but much less than with traditional pep
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    greebs built with thin funky foam
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    greebs attached, details built with thin styrene strips and grooves dremelled into the helmet
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    painted
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    Didnt like the simple lens - so got some motorcycle lens and cut grooves into the lens
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    helmet held up to my foam armour
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    and my quick foam MA37 AR - still needing detailing
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