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Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Jedidentist, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Jedidentist

    Jedidentist Well-Known Member

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    I know I should wait to get some better pics in some darker lighting to show off the LEDs, but I can't resist. Also, my wife took these, and she's not too good at the whole "angle" thing. I'll try to add more as I get them from others.

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    Even the ever impressive JDPilot is stunned ;)

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    It's amazing what one can manage to put together in a week and a half with some determination.

    Derek
     
  2. Jawafive

    Jawafive Sr Member

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    Very impressive and stealthy. The fact that you were assemble that suit in a week and a half astounds me. I had one and I know I couldn't have gotten it together in that amount of time. Good job.

    -Matt
     
  3. synasp

    synasp Sr Member

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    Very nice. Great lookin' gun too.

    :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  4. RICHIES ARMOR

    RICHIES ARMOR Sr Member

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    Derek

    Im like a proud father. You did an amazing job of assembling the costume. The color rocks. Another member of the growing MC army..

    Richie
     
  5. Galactifan

    Galactifan Sr Member

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    AWESOME...
     
  6. Jedidentist

    Jedidentist Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Aside from the lung cacner I'm probably going to get from melted styrene fumes as well as paint, it was well worth it. I tried to make the thing as sturdy as possible with rivets and a glue gun, but I still said a little prayer any time some drunk chick came and whacked me on saturday night. Now I know how all of you troopers feel when you're walking around, and everyone wants to know if the armor's real :rolleyes I honestly had to spend about 4-5 hours/day over the past 1-2 weeks to get this together (not including taking thursday off from work), as well as a little 6 hours round trip trek to Richie's. But still...very worth it.

    Derek
     
  7. Jedidentist

    Jedidentist Well-Known Member

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    More pics of the inside of my helmet with my fan and LED setup.

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    I finally settled on a 4 blue LED system with a 150 Ohm/ 1/2 Watt resistor wired in series with 2-9V batteries. The fans are 12V fans each running on a 9V battery...standard trooper setup. All of them have their own switches. Thanks to all for the help on those.

    Derek
     
  8. ShackMan

    ShackMan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome work. So that's where the LEDs go (someone talked to me about putting LEDs in these a while back, but I've never even played the game). :(

    I'd say Jeff was pretty impressed ... made him jump right out of his shoes. ;) Any time you need someone to help characterize a photo, Jeff's your man.

    Anyway, great job, to both you AND Richie. Again, I've never played the game (yet), but would still love to have one of these some day. Something I could probably mod to even fit ME. :)


    ATM
    ShackMan
     
  9. shortimer52

    shortimer52 Well-Known Member

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    WOW,, I want one now....
    That looks so freaking cool.
     
  10. Sleezy

    Sleezy New Member

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    It's funny - in the game, only one of those vents on the helmet lights up, and it's not really an LED. It's actually the built-in flashlight that you can activate for dark areas. I'd like to see someone incorporate an actual flashlight that can be clicked on and off. That'd be swell. :D
     
  11. blufive

    blufive Sr Member

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    Nice job. I love that armor.
     
  12. Trooper_trent

    Trooper_trent Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Derek, that looks really good man. Your hard work really shows.
    Richie, again I'm impressed, as always.
    Jeff....you're a dork.
    :p
     
  13. adamata

    adamata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That
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    Wow.
     
  14. darth_sayder

    darth_sayder New Member

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    That is one nice set of armor.....
     
  15. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    For some reason I thought you looked short in that first pic. The last pic really helps show true height. Unless the other guy is really short. :)
     
  16. ShackMan

    ShackMan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nah, Derek's not short. I'm short (at about 5'9") ... that "other guy" is 6 ft tall, so Derek stands somewhere above that. :)


    ATM
     
  17. Jedidentist

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    Ha...yeah, I'm 6'3" without the boots. Add about 1" for the boots and another few for the helmet, and that puts me at about 6'7" or so. Unfortunately, I only have 165 lbs. to go with it.

    Derek
     
  18. Funky

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    Okay, so I gotta ask: where did you get your LED set-up for your helmet? Is this something one could get at Radio Shack? I'd like to set mine up exactly like yours...
     
  19. SithLord

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    * that's too cool...terrific job.

    :cheers,

    T
     
  20. ShackMan

    ShackMan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'd almost trade ya ... almost. ;) I'm 5'10", if you're liberal with the tape measure. But in a strong wind, I hold my ground quite well. :)

    Armando, the LED set-up is easy to do. If you'd rather pay shipping costs than to do it yourself, I'd be willing to help you out.


    ATM
     
  21. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Allan, PM sent my brother.... :thumbsup
     
  22. The Wook

    The Wook Master Member

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    Killer costume dude.

    You definitely look like you're ready to waste some Covies and Flood..

    Great job :cheers

    The Wook
     
  23. Jedidentist

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    The LEDs are simple...after I had to relearn a little math with the help of some friends around here. It all depends on if you hook it up in series or parallel, but yes, I got it all at Radio Shack. The only problem with shipping it out is that you're going to need to know how long to make the wires so that it's spaced correctly. Shack and I can help you with that.

    Derek
     
  24. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    :thumbsup :) :thumbsup
    Lookin' good..
     
  25. JediG60racer

    JediG60racer Sr Member

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    That looks great. could you post where you got the kit? Or PM me with the info? Thanks.

    The high school seniors I teach are totally into Halo2 and it would be the coolest thing ever to show up in full MC gear for a special event.
     
  26. Jedidentist

    Jedidentist Well-Known Member

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    PM sent
     
  27. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    Great costume, I love the helmet...
     
  28. GeneralMayhem

    GeneralMayhem Sr Member

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    Looks like a Nightmare Armor suit. I was under the impression they're not allowed to sell them any more.
     
  29. Jedidentist

    Jedidentist Well-Known Member

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    Nope...it's not. I believe it's a more accurate suit than their's. Helluva a lot of work to put it together though...
     
  30. GeneralMayhem

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    It does seem slightly bettter in shape, and made of vacuform instead of their heavy resin. Looks like it could use an undersuit, though.
     
  31. matt bond

    matt bond New Member

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    Sweet armour you go there, looks good in gun metal/black.

    Love the assault rifle :thumbsup

    I'm currently trying to get a set of standard UNSC marine armour/MA5B finished myself, you masterchiefs need some cannon fodder... :D

    Nice work
     
  32. boodha

    boodha Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Derek

    Amazing job on the armor, most impressive- I love the gun metal sheen

    What material is the visor made from? Very shiny :confused
     
  33. MandalorFett

    MandalorFett Active Member

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    Fantastic suit. I keep coming back to this thread to look.

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  34. shortimer52

    shortimer52 Well-Known Member

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    Bring a thread back from the dead.

    Even if this thread is a year old already, I still like the armor.
     
  35. CinnamonB

    CinnamonB Well-Known Member

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    Wow. A week and a half? Nice.

    If possible, could I get a PM with some info about this kit/suit? It's not perfect, but if i could get my hands on one i could kit-bash it to my liking...


    That would save me a lot of time on my current project...

    EDIT: Ignore me. I just actually went to MjolnirArmor.com and read the tutorial. Wicked. I'll be using a modified verson of that, but with a HELLA lot more parts. I figure, I've got a year, may as well make each panel near-perfect...
     
  36. GDafi

    GDafi Sr Member

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    :thumbsup

    Truly awesome work.


    Hmm, just finished work, and might just have a Halo bash when I get home.
     
  37. NikNak_aka

    NikNak_aka New Member

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    Amazing dude, just awesome.
     
  38. aoifrost

    aoifrost Well-Known Member

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    incredible suit. i'd like to build one someday....
     
  39. Red Five

    Red Five Well-Known Member

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    Good work. :thumbsup
     
  40. Jedidentist

    Jedidentist Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe you guys dug this thread up. Thanks for all the great comments. Putting these costumes together is certainly not for the faint of heart. Imagine getting an untrimmed model kit and then putting it all together with just the pictures on the front and back of the box...fun stuff. However, for a guy who's creative and likes to work with is hands a lot, it was a great project.

    Derek
     
  41. kibosh

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    Man. I've never played the game (hard to believe, I know), but this suit looks awesome.
     

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