Looking for Mass Effect N7 templates

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by davekufner, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. davekufner

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    I wanna make some out of eva foam and need templates.
     
  2. davekufner

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    anyone anyone bueller bueller
     
  3. Darkturbo04

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  4. msleeper

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    The Ithaca templates are less than amazing, but they seem to be only only widely distributed templates. It's a shame nobody else has made alternatives.
     
  5. Quail Chick

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    I'm looking for some as well, but for female Shepard...if there's any out there, I'd greatly appreciate it.
     
  6. Talisen

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  7. msleeper

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    Narayas over at 405th is making some new templates from scratch and they look AMAZING. So far he hasn't released them publicly. I emailed him today, we should pressure him to finally release them. :D

    Mass Effect 2 EVA Armor

    Check page 2 and 3.
     
  8. Ryss

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    I saw that thread but couldn't find contact info for Narayas (can't PM since registration at the 405th is closed). I'm glad someone else is asking about those templates! I'll be watching closely!
     
  9. msleeper

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    I managed to track down his email via internet sleuthing and some clever google searches. It's crazy the kind of personal information put online! But yeah, in his email he said he is "planning on releasing the patterns presized to conform clothing sizes. For instance, your shirt size would match with the torso size templates."

    So that would be awesome when he gets that done.
     
  10. Narayas

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    These are the templates I have made, I tried to come as close as possible to the in-game model of the N7 armour from Mass Effect 2. As my own build progresses, small design flaws appeared, witch need to be taken out.

    Flawless sized templates/patterns can be found on my blog, I hope to update it on a regular basis with new sizes and templates. Preparing Earthlings to take back the home-world, in style.

    If you have questions or the sudden desire to correspond, you can send them to my account on the RPF forum.

    Edit: After consideration, the idea of making conform sizes based upon clothing isn't such a good plan after all. It would only serve a few body types and would make for chunky or tight parts, witch is a waste of good money and resources on your end. That's why people will scale the pattern themselves, making a better fit. My aim is to make it simple and accessible as possible to everyone.
     
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  11. Ryss

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    These look fantastic. Thanks, Narayas! Will definitely check out your blog.
     
  12. synasp

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    Narayas, great to have you here--welcome to the RPF!

    This will be my first foam armor project, which I'm basically doing because my girlfriend is FINALLY interested in making props if I work on something with her. So she'll be doing the fem Shep armor while I do the male. How many foam floor tiles will I need to buy per armor piece? Do you recommend gray color?
     
  13. Narayas

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    Thank you for the warm welcome! This is actually my first 'Official' prop project ever, before this it didn't exceed much more then a paper helmets and pep busts. Foam is by far one of the best materials to work with, that I have come across.

    As for the amount of tiles, estimates for my suit came to a total of 16 tiles, including 2 or 3 Oops-I-messed-up-tiles. This all depends on your body build of course, but 16 tiles will be plenty to complete a suit.

    As for colour, if you are planning on painting your suit with a custom colour, go for tiles that come as close to that colour as possible. Might you contract bruises in your paint, it will be less noticeable. If you want to go for the original, pick a nice grey, it'll make the black accents of the suit stand out more. Like the pecks and spinal cord.
    If you're feeling a little darker, go for black and make the accents shine by coating them with a thin layer of clear epoxy resin. For stripes I plan on using coloured vinyl sheets. Haven't tried that yet, but I'm confident I could work. It's a lot sharper then paint.. witch messed up one of my bicep pieces.

    In a week or less I will publish my templates to the masses. This will include a codex with all the information I have accumulated so far, an info-graphic that tells you how to measure parts, and a guide on how to scale the templates. I will try to have it up as soon as possible but life is a busy hobby :p

    Be sure to let me know where to find you WIP once you've started, I like watching other peoples work process on Mass Effect armour.
     
  14. Grave

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    i havent found a set of good ones yet. tried ithica's from 405th. didnt size down well.
    ive been bothering someone to make some in pep, so that they are sized easier
     
  15. msleeper

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    Narayas, thanks so much for these! I can't wait to get them downloaded and cutting them out. These patterns look amazing!
     
  16. Narayas

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    Good news everyone! The first templates have been published along with a guide that will tell you how to scale and keep track of your build. You can find them on my blog.
     
  17. Nedax

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    Do I really need to sign up somewhere to download your files?
     
  18. msleeper

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    Looks like 4shared changed everything so you have to create an account... That sucks.
     
  19. Peep Williams

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    Man those templates are so great Narayas, and your codex is incredibly well written and designed. I'm frustrated this wasn't out or known to me when I started my build like a week ago using Ithica's templates which are decent, but not really that great I'm realizing.
     
  20. msleeper

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    Yeah Peep, I found Narayas's posts over at 405th pretty much the day after I was planning on using the Ithica templates and I'm really glad I didn't get cutting into foam. These are really so much better!
     
  21. Peep Williams

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    Too bad I already cut and sorta assembled the whole torso of my Ithica template. Next time I guess.
    I'm now trying to decide if i should just switch all the rest of my armor pieces over to Narayas templates or not
     
  22. HeatherShepard

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    Awesome patterns!

    I've always thought I would be better suited as Miranda, but now I might try being Ashley instead... since not a lot of people try to portray her.

    I think it could be done, and I would try to duplicate her look from the first game. Sexy!

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    Actually, I should probably stick to being Shepard or Miranda... since I can't tan. :-/
     
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  23. Narayas

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    Glad you like the patterns and the codex so far! Ill blog the remainder of the templates later this week. Sorry for making you sign up to 4Shared. I had no idea they required sign up.
     
  24. synasp

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    Hey guys, I never thought I'd have to ask this, but does width matter? ahem.

    I see a lot of 5/8" and 1/2" tiles. 1/2" would be easier to cut, but I'm not sure if I need to bulk it up.
     
  25. scorpion

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    narayas i downloaded the templates, you done an amazing job, and welcome to the rpf!!
     
  26. Narayas

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    Thank you! Glad you like my templates, more are soon to follow. Send me up a link of your build once you've started.
     
  27. synasp

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    Okay, I'll post progress pics. Is 1/2" foam okay to use?
     
  28. Peep Williams

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    I'm currently building with 1/2" and it seems perfect! I think it's what most people use.
     
  29. SqueekinOrka

    SqueekinOrka Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Thanks Narayas for sharing your templates,they look amazing. I'm hoping to make some ME armor eventually. I would like to attempt to make it really beaten up just like in ME3 if you've played through it and want to make ME armor with the hype of ME3 lol.

    Thanks again and welcome to the RPF. oodluck to all who's making ME3 armor and please keep us posted of your work.:)
     
  30. davekufner

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    Narayas,

    Thanks for all the awesome help on this I'll download the templates tomorrow.
     
  31. ScubaMuffin

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    Narayas templates are no longer hosted on the file share site, does anyone happen to have the files and could possibly email them to me?
     
  32. nasakat

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    Use the blog link in post #10. I'm in the process of downloading them now and haven't had any significant issues
     
  33. invintive

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    I'm hoping someone can help me out. I'm new to this whole scene and looking to build some mass effect armor for me and my wife. I downloaded Narayas templates, but as I was reading through the codex, I noticed that there isn't a file for the back torso. Does anyone have this file, or know what I should do? Is it included in the same file as the front torso?

    Thank you for any info!
     
  34. invintive

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    Never mind, found it!

    If anyone else is stupid like me, go to Narayas blog and click "older entries" at the bottom.

    However, does anyone have suggestions for printing a large piece across multiple sheets of card stock?
     
  35. Alurianna

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    Thanks Narayas for your templates! I've already started resizing them and buying all the supplies! I am so excited to get started! Thanks again! :)
     
  36. Vrokar

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    I know this one is an old one...but I wanted to build this for my first attempt with foam. Seems all the links for the templates are dead now though. Anyone happen to have a live link...or the files saved somewhere?
     
  37. trick

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    I would love these templates as well but all the links are dead. Anyone have updated links or files they can email?
     
  38. SimplyTim

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    I hate to be "that guy" but you guys/gals really aught to use Google... I just last month got the whole set from a guy on Deviant art. They are out there, you just need to search. The ones I have found were .pdo though so you will at least need pepakura viewer to use them. If you can't find the link I'll search around a bit when I get home.

    EDIT: It appears I still have the file on my phone. If you can use .pdo just PM me your email and I'll send it to you. Note: There is no helmet file. And this is a straight up pep file. It's scalable to fit, but you're going to have to play with it a bit to use it for foam.
     
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