Mass Effect Blood Dragon WIP (slowly but surely update 1/12)

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  1. infymys

    infymys Sr Member

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    I've put my Automail build on hold for a while because of an exhausting work schedule during the holidays. Now that I have a bit more free time, I decided to start a new project.

    I have given myself 3.5 months to have this complete for the two major conventions in my area that are both in April.

    I really don't recall where I found the pep files but I believe I got them from the 405th and according to the files, they were unfolded by Zero-Sama. So file credit goes to him unless I'm told otherwise.

    Reference picture is here.

    I will be pepping, glassing, filler, etc. on the helmet but will be using foam for the rest of the armor. The chest armor I most likely will not do (it's seems a little daunting to me) but instead use some creative license on other chest/back armors that may fit the theme.

    And initial pep work on the helmet is done:

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    Next step is the strengthening and application of filler over the next few days. Stay tuned and wish me luck!
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012
  2. mdb

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    Re: Mass Effect Blood Dragon WIP

    I think I have the same files :) Pity there aren't any female files. The Blood Dragon armour is my favourite armour of any game bar none. Okay so I do still love my Shae Vizla but this was a super close second ;)

    All of which I mean to say : yay I am very excited to see some progress on some Blood Dragon armour ;) Will be following your thread and maybe get the bug to make some myself ;)

    Mass Effect 2, Male Shepard BD Armour Ref by ~Troodon80 on deviantART
    Have you seen this? The full size file is really nice for references.
     
  3. infymys

    infymys Sr Member

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    Re: Mass Effect Blood Dragon WIP (small update 1/7)

    Resin and glassing done. Filler work still a work in progress. A big work in progress. Certain parts had some bad warping and I've been working diligently at repairing it. Lots of sanding later and here I am so far:

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    Still a lot of work to do but it's slowly coming along. Next up is more filler, more sanding and hopefully soon and weather permitting, some primer and spot putty as I work up through finer grit sandpaper.
     
  4. Rysjin7717

    Rysjin7717 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Mass Effect Blood Dragon WIP (small update 1/7)

    infymys, looks like you've put quite a bit of work into that there Bucket this is awesome stuff bra, i'll be keep an eye on this one for sure subcribed!!!!:cool
     
  5. Elvean

    Elvean New Member

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    Re: Mass Effect Blood Dragon WIP (small update 1/7)

    I love that suit of armor in ME and can't wait to see how yours comes out. Looking great so far!
     
  6. infymys

    infymys Sr Member

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    Thanks for the replies!

    Started the primer stage and filled in a lot of imperfections.

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    Second coat of primer:

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    More filler and current status after sanding with 600 grit. It's gotten pretty smooth:

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    Next up is cutting out the lens area. I'm also trying to figure out a section to cut out and then hinge back on so my head can fit inside since the opening as it is now is too narrow.
     
  7. directorguy15

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    Could you post a link to where you got the pepakura files?
     
  8. eidylon

    eidylon Active Member

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    Do you happen to have the shoulders / rerebraces (upper arms)? I am also working from Zero-Sama's files, but don't have those. That is the one piece that was missing from his collection I downloaded.
     

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