THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:50 pm

Got some more time in the suit tonight, and focused on the legs. Did the heat gun seal and added some battle damage:

A slash on the leg that was a bit to deep, so I'll have to patch it from the inside:

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A slash to the leg:

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Claw damage:

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And some bullet holes:

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Then I did the vent detail on the thigh plate, to match the plastic Space Marine minis. Any excuse for a vent is a good one, since it's gonna be pretty hot in this thing once it's done. I'll be putting in some mesh behind it and maybe a cooling fan.

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ccgr » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:45 pm

nice, keep up the great work!

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Mon May 02, 2016 12:35 pm

Thanks!

This morning I received the circuit board kit for the voice changer I'll be installing into the helmet. It's a good thing my dad taught me how to handle a soldering iron when I was a kid...

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ccgr » Mon May 02, 2016 1:14 pm

nice!

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby Chozon1 » Tue May 03, 2016 1:57 am

Ohhhhhhhh dang. O_o That is going to be so awesome. XD
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Tue May 03, 2016 10:11 am

Hee hee I sure hope so.

Last night I added details and heat sealed the other thigh plate and the "diaper" part. Then I sealed the right lower leg seams with caulk. I'll take pics when all the lower body components are done with that step.
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Mon May 09, 2016 8:31 pm

Ok so here are the legs, caulked. Some of the seams were pretty deep and didn't get completely smoothed over, so I'll go ahead and coat the legs in plasti-dip anyway and see how it looks. Some things will be covered by decorations and additional details anyway, so I'm not too worried about it at this point.

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The parts are on my porch drying from the plasti-dip layer, so I'll take pics once they're dry.
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ccgr » Tue May 10, 2016 8:28 am

compared to the croc, those legs are HUGE! :)

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Tue May 10, 2016 10:42 am

Haha well full disclosure, that croc belongs to a 4 year old boy, so it isn't so big to begin with!
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Tue May 10, 2016 2:22 pm

Apologies if you answered this question before...but what color/chapter scheme do you plan to paint the armor with?

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Tue May 10, 2016 3:03 pm

Apologies if you answered this question before...but what color/chapter scheme do you plan to paint the armor with?
BLACK TEMPLARS

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Tue May 10, 2016 9:40 pm

OK, first coat of plasti-dip done. The picture is terrible quality but... there's a reason I'll need a second coat, so you aren't missing anything.

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Sat May 14, 2016 9:04 am

So I finally got into the attachment of the knee joints. This image is the bracket from the left thigh, which will connect as a hinge to another bracket in the shin plate.

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The bolts do not go through the foam exterior. I'm trying to avoid using any foam as structural components, so everything will attach to the skeleton frame whenever possible.
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ccgr » Sat May 14, 2016 9:19 am

makes sense, keep up the great work!

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Sat May 14, 2016 9:01 pm

Today I got a good bit done. Put another coat of plasti-dip over the legs and repaired a couple of minor problems that had popped up over the last few weeks.

For the left upper thigh vent, I put in a sheet of plastic canvas. I plan to put a computer cooling fan behind it.

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Then I completed the knee joints. The brackets are made from nickel plated steel bars with 1/2" PEX clamps attached to the PEX skeleton. It's a simple cotter pin with some washers.

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Here are the legs completely assembled and knee hinges complete.

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I also put a coat of plasti-dip over the hip piece. I'm not fully decided on how that will attach to the thigh plates, but in the meantime I'm now working on how to hinge the arm plates.
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