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Costuming => Space Marines => Topic started by: Sylgian on April 12, 2013, 05:23:00 PM

Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 12, 2013, 05:23:00 PM
I have been maintaining a thread over on the RPF chronicling this build and thought it might be a good idea to also post my progress on this forum as well. After all, this board is dedicated to 40k. You all may help me with getting the specifics right.

FORGIVE THE MANY POSTS I AM ABOUT TO MAKE. I am catching this thread up to my other.

Inspiration hit me the other day and I have been obsessing ever since. I've been scouring the internet for advice and resources. I found some FANTASTIC builds. Two in particular stood out and I will be using them as guides for my own build. I am building in EVA foam and am going BIG. Around 7 feet tall big.

My guides will be the two following builds:
Henrik Pilerud's Blood Angel (http://obscuruscrusade.com/forum/index.php?topic=1544.0/)
(http://pilerud.com/download/save/oc_sm1.jpg)
---and---
Hasenbrau's Ultramarine (http://z6.invisionfree.com/Obscurus_Crusade/index.php?showtopic=1421)
(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/1213/entry01tinyo.jpg)

Both are fantastic

My first shipment of EVA foam has been ordered and is on the way. It was a good chunk of change so I am financially committed now, lol. I budgeted for about $2000 and I will be actively keeping track of expenditures this time around. I'll let you exactly how bad I blow the budget.

I'm starting at the bottom and working my way up. That means boots first. Since the foam isn't here, and I am not naturally 7 feet tall. I will be building stilts to boost my height.

I have been actively working on the proper scale to use for my pep templates and I have decided on 935. Its big, heres the footptint.
(http://imageshack.us/a/img571/8607/img20130315114006.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/571/img20130315114006.jpg/)
Heres the plan for the stilts. They will primarily 3/4" PVC.
(http://imageshack.us/a/img705/1046/img20130318000437.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/img20130318000437.jpg/)
I took some time tonight and designed and began 3D printing some brackets for the PVC pipes. (the wife got me a 3D printer for Christmas. LOVE her, and also love finding uses for it :love)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img515/1117/3dfittings.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/515/3dfittings.jpg/)
These little brackets will hold my vertical stilt posts to the base. Why dont they make these? Oh well, PRINT EM.
(http://imageshack.us/a/img521/5712/img20130318000150.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/521/img20130318000150.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img442/9095/img20130318013507.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/442/img20130318013507.jpg/)
There are a few more items I need from the hardware store before my stilts can come together. More progress tomorrow.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 12, 2013, 05:25:00 PM
Given I have little to do other than optimize pep patterns for foam or build stilts... today I built stilts. Most of them anyhow.

I rethought my design based on some prototypes my friend and I built the other day. Below is the version 2. Scratch that, Mark II,. That sounds cooler. Thank you Iron Man.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gq8HEuYCaF8/UUfWqkoRgdI/AAAAAAAABtA/mRtzC8le8lk/s864/IMG_20130318_230802.jpg)

After a fun trip to the hardware store, and Harbor Freight. I had a pile of crap, a plan and a blown daily budget thanks to the tool store.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YQGa2wFJr5I/UUfUAN56mrI/AAAAAAAABtA/01hA5cHdgNE/s864/IMG_20130318_174141.jpg)
Print and cut out template for the foot
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6T7SE1W4IeQ/UUfTl1lc9DI/AAAAAAAABtA/eOcuwpcnGDY/s648/IMG_20130318_183300.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-x0A7ogKkCKU/UUfYtG-hDCI/AAAAAAAABtA/oqvc86IM5as/s864/IMG_20130318_192328.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oUSv2WzKteI/UUfYokDz_1I/AAAAAAAABtA/3HfRfbKj988/s864/IMG_20130318_193807.jpg)

MEASURE STUFF. Then cut and start assembling some PVC.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-SclBxz95eJ4/UUfT5IxMlcI/AAAAAAAABtA/0-bkRZ_W6K4/s864/IMG_20130318_185339.jpg)
Test fitting it up as I go.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YyItIWxnYSQ/UUfThmGq4wI/AAAAAAAABtA/NCyGoH6cOn4/s864/IMG_20130318_215222.jpg)

And BOOM. Stilts. Mostly done. Still need a base for my shoe, but you get the idea.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gWcPq50QSd0/UUfTcqR8WdI/AAAAAAAABtA/vQTfVdtt2i8/s864/IMG_20130318_222245.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jHDlRUHX0YA/UUfTz6_T5-I/AAAAAAAABtA/p3kFTZSEiDg/s864/IMG_20130318_222224.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5BSVb_APJzw/UUfTq-2urtI/AAAAAAAABtA/oDPEHIcsmzM/s648/IMG_20130318_222126.jpg)

I took 1" off the outside edge of the footprint. My logic is that more wood equals more weight. The footprint is plenty wide and stable as I have it. I will fill the gaps with a ring or two of extra foam when I make the boot.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 12, 2013, 05:26:00 PM
Made a little progress today. My first order of foam is on its way. I was trying to find EVA foam, but ended up going with this Cross-Linked Polyethylene (https://www.foambymail.com/MC2-/cross-linked-polyethylene-foam-2lb.html) instead.

(http://www.foambymail.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/cross_linked_polyethylene_large.jpg)

From what I gather its very similar to EVA and sold under the brand name minicel around here. Correct me if I'm wrong. I believe xrobots used something like this in his iron man build. Just in case I only ordered $100 worth. If it fails me I wont be breaking the bank.

On the construction front. Here is my stilt progress!

Cut out the foot pads
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jbHql97YrqM/UUk6-WhSfkI/AAAAAAAABtA/PMEKqlbWspE/s864/IMG_20130319_184353.jpg)

Secure the with conduit clamps and bolts
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yLMQ5uWsdlw/UUk7LHYcc1I/AAAAAAAABtA/5bVzboJwn3Y/s648/IMG_20130319_194602.jpg)

Look like stilts
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-34d-ypi8Ak0/UUk7PXYz7XI/AAAAAAAABtA/ppsdsbBt0Ic/s864/IMG_20130319_194735.jpg)

duct taped them to my feet to test.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3uEgouQibOw/UUk7H1WkERI/AAAAAAAABtA/b6hAjjtGwFY/s864/IMG_20130319_195141.jpg)

I will need further tests with the leg strap in place around my calf. They are functional, but I think I'd feel better with them secured to my calf in addition to the foot strap. They were seriously wonky on grass, given the uneven terrain. Kind of scary even.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 12, 2013, 05:26:00 PM
I tested a Mark III stilt this afternoon. It involved a flexible foam base on the bottom of the stilt directly below the front half of my foot. Sadly, I did not find it beneficial. I will be keeping the Mark II, but experimenting was fun.

The left drawing is what I attempted.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u1NnqbKqeNU/UUp2OP9AasI/AAAAAAAABtA/ORLIT5J7WCc/s864/IMG_20130320_225321.jpg)

During this testing I found that adding strapping around my calves helped quite a bit. I no longer felt I was in mortal peril when the stilts were fastened to both my foot and calf.

Based on my rough math, I took a moment and made a quick size diagram. The man is ~6' tall. The final Space Marine should be ~7'. The proportion of the model is a bit off. But this should be pretty close to accurate regarding height.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WSaeHo0L6wM/UUtR44yqmJI/AAAAAAAABtA/iWA3LuBvA5c/s647/My+Size+Chart.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 12, 2013, 05:28:00 PM
Testing with Duct tape strapping for the stilts:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Ivtoe56m2ZQ/UUvLLskGneI/AAAAAAAABtA/B8nukjuPXXg/s648/IMG_20130321_211511.jpg)

Time to work on a strapping system for the stilts. I went to the store and picked up some nylon webbing, glue and some foam letters I intend to use on the armor.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nYrd2SQPoZI/UU6IHorAkTI/AAAAAAAABtA/qYQSdNsPGUw/s864/IMG_20130324_005811.jpg)

Step one, print up some bits.

Tri-glides and some rails to mount the straps with.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x8wrcO0v3vg/UU6IE1-ZpZI/AAAAAAAABtA/k1bqVphuhYw/s864/IMG_20130323_194201.jpg)
Heel Plates
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-SY2T4YEP7bY/UU6QaCFFFsI/AAAAAAAABtA/pmYlw3uzspI/s864/IMG_20130324_013403.jpg)

Step two, stitch on a bunch of velcro, mount and enjoy!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o7Oxzp33PA0/UU6XQLU8nUI/AAAAAAAABtA/GykGuw5vnHk/s648/IMG_20130324_020257.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 12, 2013, 05:30:00 PM
Did some paint tests on the material. The density of the foam I have is certainly less than that of the EVA mats I had on hand. This makes it more flexible, and from what I can tell it will tear easier. Thankfully I don't think that it will be an issue. The good news is the finishes I achieved on my sample chips were nearly identical.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-N8HqWuJE538/UVeg17wC7GI/AAAAAAAABtA/PKCt56y7R00/s980/Material+Test.jpg)

And some build progress. I must say the hot glue/foam was harder to accomplish than I initially anticipated. Getting clean seams is a challenge. I will be filling the seams with latex caulk before painting, but I still need to maintain a high level of craftsmanship, if only for personal pride.

TEMPLATES!
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-EyQoSLLy0MY/UVUnmfmGubI/AAAAAAAABtA/szgRVANgVvU/s864/IMG_20130329_013230.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xXfY-V5w8Fc/UVejQcM5JZI/AAAAAAAABtA/838kNyWxpL8/s864/IMG_20130329_165229.jpg)

I also found making bevels to be very troublesome with only a razor. I sanded these down to make them even. I may invest in a cheap hot knife to make this easier.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-u55Q4MHDk2Q/UVdjbkkKAzI/AAAAAAAABtA/GYwr74fnuB8/s864/IMG_20130329_221946.jpg)

Assemble! WARNING: painters tape was not friendly to the surface of the foam. I had to stick it to my shirt to de-tack it some in order not to mess us the surface of my foam.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xtNLIjJ1ddI/UVdjKiR_2aI/AAAAAAAABtA/y48XrGvu2rw/s864/IMG_20130330_035016.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WG8BzwsTyMc/UVYZTDkzMaI/AAAAAAAABtA/n9LaKPbMLiI/s864/IMG_20130329_180728.jpg)

The stilt I just set inside to test it out. Looking good though.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0qzPolgKpLs/UVdi-HjRYpI/AAAAAAAABtA/1OpQqESIDSU/s864/IMG_20130330_180407.jpg)

I had to modify my pep templates quite a bit while I worked. I expect the second boot to go a bit quicker. Hopefully my technique will improve as well. By the time i get to the chest/head my hope is that my glue seams will be much improved.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 12, 2013, 05:31:00 PM
The second boot is done. It went a little bit easier than the first. The stilts are not  mounted yet either, but its progress. I will be starting on the shins tonight. The templates are printing out as I type this. More pics to come.

I still have concerns over the finishing. Mainly in regard to the seams. I understand that they get a bit of latex caulk laid down to hide them, but I still fear I wont be happy with the results. We shall see.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nKPhQo_eehI/UVjKCMfwJYI/AAAAAAAABtA/YHhBKlSwm0Y/s864/IMG_20130331_194205.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rzMvQ9CH2a0/UVjKFrLvRHI/AAAAAAAABtA/P40DcB5vgYQ/s864/IMG_20130331_194059.jpg)

Turns out I have a local vendor for this lovely Eplsilon product Amancue was so nice to turn me on to. I will have the smaller test amount in my hands tomorrow. I am very excited about giving it a try. Hopefully it will be the solution I am looking for.

In other news, I did a test of the stilts a while back here is a link to the video: http://youtu.be/SpelhebVZAk (http://youtu.be/SpelhebVZAk)

I also added these details to the toes. I will be further refining the boots with more detail pieces and cutting out the shins tonight or tomorrow.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QMKxfuwWBbk/UVthTSyWocI/AAAAAAAABtA/6MCEpVp_dY8/s864/IMG_20130402_175735.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QlVtQ9_ZFBk/UVthHDOMhqI/AAAAAAAABtA/PDb6-GPNjjs/s864/IMG_20130402_184623.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 12, 2013, 05:32:00 PM
The Epsilon is here! I am eager to try it out, but need to wait until I have more than just a few hours in the evening to test it. I will have to wait until the weekend before I can get around to testing it. This isnt a huge deal considering how much foam I have to cut and assemble in the mean time.

Tonight I added some detail to the back of the boots, traced my templates out for the shins, and completed the left shin and knee. I elected to mount the knee pad forward a little bit. Its hard to say what is accurate considering our reference material is 20mm tall, or comes in the form of various pencil drawings by Games Workshop artists. Other costumes I have seen mount the knees flush, I just thought having the lip looked more interesting.

 Pics are below. More updates forthcoming.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-t4oEU-kJDSk/UVzPFCmjSlI/AAAAAAAABtA/mcbzfgU8zlI/s864/IMG_20130403_172209.jpg)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PkaNRN9uAKY/UVzPJFIwFCI/AAAAAAAABtA/FO1b_6p-vgI/s648/IMG_20130403_195323.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Hs0IOuB7OFE/UVzPNjzGneI/AAAAAAAABtA/JtMseoBY-9k/s648/IMG_20130403_205231.jpg)

The Coke can is just for scale
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bE2dWrasWMk/UVzqFQLemnI/AAAAAAAABtA/PcTuh_uJ5Wk/s864/IMG_20130403_224605.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HS6ZXhh66bI/UVzqNnJF9pI/AAAAAAAABtA/Sf8ESlybiNY/s864/IMG_20130403_224637.jpg)

I plan on doing some testing with the epsilon tomorrow. I will take pictures along the way and keep everyone posted on the results.

In other news, I have been plugging away at the foam construction. At present I have the legs fully built and the chest is mostly complete. I should have just enough foam to get the abs done as well.

I will be placing another foam order this week. With the chest complete I will be working on the rigging of the armor pieces. There will be some suspenders and many other mounting points to keep me busy while the foam is on its way.

Progress pics below. More to come soon.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gLOkfThBoEQ/UV7GgZlqt1I/AAAAAAAABtA/LPxS6T160So/s648/IMG_20130404_232356.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-y_BTSkJw9TY/UV-UpkWtNCI/AAAAAAAABtA/XxBR_Mutw6s/s648/IMG_20130405_232012.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-y_BTSkJw9TY/UV-UpkWtNCI/AAAAAAAABtA/XxBR_Mutw6s/s648/IMG_20130405_232012.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bnseFeXLBX4/UV_Iyfg_H-I/AAAAAAAABtA/9gKs35gVQck/s648/IMG_20130406_030247.jpg)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Of0X3wXiV0g/UWCJORInVJI/AAAAAAAABtA/ZRhg8dbnCsU/s648/IMG_20130406_163757.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 12, 2013, 05:33:00 PM
Epsilon test report #1

I skipped ahead and built an elbow in foam. It is the smallest piece I could build. It has a seam as well, I figured it would be beneficial to the test. Plus if it turns out well, I can use it.

Here is the piece all prepped. I hit the surface with the heat gun to minimize pores. You will see I have a small roller handy. I wanted to see what kind of finish this would yeild as the videos I have seen have used brushes and left brush strokes as a result.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4K9P3M03HTs/UWHntN2wnoI/AAAAAAAABtA/tvCskdfs3WI/s864/IMG_20130407_141731.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-eIs_36OcYX4/UWHnV2s_s-I/AAAAAAAABtA/Vxv-8Y9Fr4k/s864/IMG_20130407_141907.jpg)

This is the result of a light first coat done with the roller. It has a nice even coating, no strokes, but there is a fine texture to it from using the roller. For the record I kind of like the texture.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8SBGxlN3GYc/UWHoG9WbG-I/AAAAAAAABtA/9l6fsm04WhQ/s864/IMG_20130407_142952.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vVKaJrth_xc/UWHonk12g3I/AAAAAAAABtA/EJQdMN5wFmI/s864/IMG_20130407_142927.jpg)

Once my first coat dried (gave it about 30 minutes) I decided to try out a brush application of the second coat. The Epsilon does self-level to some degree, but it will still  have brush strokes when it dries. They aren't horrible if you're careful.

These are still wet.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rKe7yf_OMfw/UWHnRaHzz_I/AAAAAAAABtA/ulLAs85XC-g/s864/IMG_20130407_163220.jpg)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ghMdlYQrwZY/UWHoejiNsnI/AAAAAAAABtA/l3HcwRfYtf4/s864/IMG_20130407_163042.jpg)

And these are dry (again, about 30 minutes later)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-sXcfh-kwCzU/UWHn7JQEUUI/AAAAAAAABtA/GYqKULtD210/s864/IMG_20130407_173529.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JVx3Y3FNgUw/UWHnhcvGomI/AAAAAAAABtA/HLT5CO1jJzU/s864/IMG_20130407_173555.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 12, 2013, 05:34:00 PM
I have been working on the chest a little bit. When last i left off the collar was still missing. I have remedied that for the most part. I strayed from the pep pattern here added some embellishments of my own in the form of some cutouts.

I figure I can be pretty free with these types of details and still be pretty much cannon, all while making it my own.

One problem I am having is that The chest is going to have to be reinforced somehow. That is unless I plan on holding my arms up off the sides indefinitely. I will need to give it a few ribs so I can give my shoulders a break and let my arms rest on the sides without distorting the whole armor.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--RGVrWYa-xA/UWNkWVW4pfI/AAAAAAAABtA/etEP74ea3tI/s864/IMG_20130408_201445.jpg)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mFqWgEK8xDA/UWNi7xJcPZI/AAAAAAAABtA/F6I_ctgICpA/s864/IMG_20130408_201457.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DOuvE-SPcP4/UWNkH3_7pqI/AAAAAAAABtA/z2c52eBv3ks/s648/IMG_20130408_202015.jpg)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nsrUXtVDpFA/UWNkPjefRBI/AAAAAAAABtA/mKcK5BwtPFk/s648/IMG_20130408_202746.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZWLj5WG9uUs/UWNjB6RnjcI/AAAAAAAABtA/EiBMwufdvy4/s648/IMG_20130408_202629.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: wookieegunner on April 12, 2013, 06:04:00 PM
Great build and great build log.  Thanks for the indepth breakdown.

And on a more personal not, any chance I can get the .stl files you made?  I'd love to steal your stilt idea if you don't mind.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: amancue on April 12, 2013, 07:25:00 PM
glad to see you made it over here sylgian,.. no I dont have to do a search anytime I want to see if you've made a new post,.. threads get buried quick there, and I also love your stilts I'm definitely going to be borrowing that style when I get down to the boots
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on April 12, 2013, 08:03:00 PM
hjasd ejhwef wefjkhwe wqjhwe... [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/blink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='blink.gif' />




(Someone found my jaw? can't speak anymore cause of awesomeness!)
That looks really great! I almost want to abandon my fiberglass marine (its getting to heavy... [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/sad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='sad.gif' /> ) And start a whole new foam one
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: amancue on April 12, 2013, 08:13:00 PM
Quote from: Rraijjar date=1365811380
hjasd ejhwef wefjkhwe wqjhwe... [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/blink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='blink.gif' />




(Someone found my jaw? can't speak anymore cause of awesomeness!)
That looks really great! I almost want to abandon my fiberglass marine (its getting to heavy... [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/sad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='sad.gif' /> ) And start a whole new foam one
yeah you really should [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' /> its not the fiberglass that really weighs anything its the bondo,.. I abandoned mine a few years ago,.. the chest and shoulders are still sitting in my friends storage unit
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on April 12, 2013, 08:30:00 PM
When im settled in my new home (somewhere in may) and everything is back on track... i might do it... I finish it quickly and see how it will end...

Then... FOAM!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: larkin on April 12, 2013, 09:04:00 PM
holy emperor (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B2uwmDFBqys/TkmgZTaKtWI/AAAAAAAAAvo/k_xTd9QmEBE/s1600/smiley_with_thumbs_up.gif) awesome
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on April 12, 2013, 11:03:00 PM
Really great start!  The build log is great too.  So does the epsilon not get rigid?  It is more of a soft coating?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Fragment on April 12, 2013, 11:04:00 PM
Tow thickness is your Evafoam?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 13, 2013, 02:18:00 AM
The epsilon does indeed become ridgid, it is both sandable and paintable. It takes about a day to fully harden though. While drying it is quite flexible.

All of my foam is 1/2" thick.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Fragment on April 13, 2013, 06:56:00 AM
I understand 1/2 not, what is in centimeters.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on April 13, 2013, 07:02:00 AM
Quote from: Fragment date=1365850560
I understand 1/2 not, what is in centimeters.
http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/i...centimeters.htm (http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/inches-to-centimeters.htm)

Conversions can be fun!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: chwbcc on April 13, 2013, 01:27:00 PM
Conversion App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/convert-units-for-free-1-unit/id337224035)

Here is the conversion app I use on my phone.  It was well worth the price! FREE!  I use it a lot so paying nothing was really worth the cost! :LOL
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 13, 2013, 09:53:00 PM
Alright everyone, I need some help. I have little experience in the actual lore and heraldry of space marines. But, I have decided to make my costume an Ultramarine.

My logic is this: I am not personally attached to any one chapter. What is important is that the costume to be widely identifiable and of a prolific chapter. The space marine video game gave even more notoriety to the already widely recognizable Ultramarines. They are, in my mind, the quintessential space marines. Plus, I just like the blue white and gold color scheme.

Anyway. I need help understanding the shoulder markings and company insignia's. I am not going for any special unit like a veteran, just a run of the mill space marine with a heavy bolter.

What company should I be, and what type of iconography is correct?[/u]

Back to the build.

The stilts are mounted to the boots, and the toes are mounted. This means, the boots are fully built. PROGRESS. The stilts are still able to be removed, as are the toe sections. Lord knows I love my stuff to be modular. Everything mounts with velcro. Dare I say; I'm pleased with it.

Knowing now the amount of flex my giant foam parts have. I have decided to add an internal structure to some of the pieces. I will be doing this with flexible PVC tubes. The chest and cod are my main concern. Some testing today with a skeleton for the cod was pretty successful. I think it will work well.

More to come. Stay Tuned.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K1uTpmyCw0M/UWeEEPIFPpI/AAAAAAAABtA/hjn6Ss6mgRs/s864/IMG_20130411_234711.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ex2VscoX8DE/UWeENSPEK9I/AAAAAAAABtA/7xMh4a5qp6s/s864/IMG_20130411_234602.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FFUOAPfzYHA/UWeEQEwzkjI/AAAAAAAABtA/TQM1eAe6SGY/s864/IMG_20130410_142539.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Hu_cRwYGxEA/UWeEKrz6LJI/AAAAAAAABtA/Jw6PsmIyvpo/s864/IMG_20130411_234439.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: amancue on April 13, 2013, 10:17:00 PM
Ultramarines Wikia (http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Ultramarines)

this link will give you a breakdown on  the ultrasmurfs chapter
and a little description of the different units so you can make your decision and a
shots of different units along w/ associated heraldry
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: wookieegunner on April 13, 2013, 11:42:00 PM
This graphic will come in handy as well:

Company information (http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/File:CodexOrganisation.jpg)

The colored borders are the should pad rim color for that company.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: xxSaurusxx on April 14, 2013, 09:38:00 PM
I do really love your armor! It's an awesome job. I am honored to see you are going for Ultramarines, they are the best one! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

I was looking at you stilt, and they are awesome, they do look to work well so today I did bought my own pvc and I am actualy doing the same! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

Thank you for giving me so much inspiration!

Keep going it's awesomework!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 15, 2013, 11:37:00 PM
Update time!

My second shipment of foam is on the way. I am almost through the original 3 sheets. However, I think another 3 sheets should be enough to finish completely. I had anticipated needing more, so this is welcome news.

Also on the way is 25 yards of webbing (think backpack straps) for making the suspenders and stringing the pieces together.

I previously decided to reinforce the bigger pieces with an internal skeleton made of flexible pvc. I have the cod piece all done now and I am extremely happy with the results. It provides ample support for the foam and gives me great attachment points. It is my intent to make a similar structure inside the chest.

Belt construction and cod skeleton:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nzBn9b6z648/UWnP-_FaEOI/AAAAAAAABtA/yvlWHOJpt-E/s864/IMG_20130413_151239.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2FCZgahF1JU/UWyLa5ZFUsI/AAAAAAAABtA/p0ibVeiyzUA/s864/IMG_20130415_191903.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TMfqLQvUtdQ/UWyLflFJiII/AAAAAAAABtA/loLnuAk5kzw/s864/IMG_20130415_191920.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-umpYXFK4dZ4/UWyLSg7xVnI/AAAAAAAABtA/RBxlNEp1rWU/s864/IMG_20130415_191944.jpg)

Giant scale awesomeness:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-oKBzHPbvtAQ/UWyLF_bZnCI/AAAAAAAABtA/5jqicsUfZLo/s648/IMG_20130415_191144_1.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Daeouse on April 16, 2013, 01:12:00 AM
Nice!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on April 16, 2013, 03:17:00 AM
Awesome!  Great idea using the PEX as support.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 16, 2013, 03:56:00 AM
And a bit of detail work I did this evening on the back of the shins.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aP_JqS8pM88/UWzK20Hz_2I/AAAAAAAABtA/za_6dH1qfSk/s864/IMG_20130415_224508.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-HzxnYUIt_R4/UWzKwsdmDuI/AAAAAAAABtA/iVSaxgFSI8U/s864/IMG_20130415_224538.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lCWfLTy4RSQ/UWzK0dRGf8I/AAAAAAAABtA/r5wyrJaNI1k/s864/IMG_20130415_233712.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on April 16, 2013, 07:35:00 AM
Simple. but nice ^^
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: jim_rush51 on April 16, 2013, 11:24:00 AM
That PEX seems like a really good way to build the internal structure, now i have three reasons to dislike you, AMAZING sith stalker, Ultramarine, and multiple bad ass designs building this one....lol! Well done Battle Brother!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: wookieegunner on April 16, 2013, 12:17:00 PM
I like it.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: larkin on April 16, 2013, 12:36:00 PM
great work
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: zerosignal on April 16, 2013, 12:41:00 PM
Yep another idea I'm gonna have to borrow for my build
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 16, 2013, 08:04:00 PM
The PEX tubing works great and is pretty cheap. About 9 bucks for 25'. I used about 15' in the cod. However, the cost of the connectors will easily pile up. They are over a dollar for each connection. This would be about $15-20 for just the connectors in the cod alone. The chest will require even more.

 I have been using my 3D printer to make my own connectors and keep costs down. I can print off any connector I might need for under a nickel. Its something to keep in mind if youre planning on using the PEX tubing in your build.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on April 16, 2013, 11:28:00 PM
Tips from a pro.  Now all I need is a 3D printer.  One day...
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 17, 2013, 04:53:00 AM
Highly recommended. The 3D printer is incredibly fun. It's amazing the uses you can find/invent for it. I love mine. Probably my favorite tool.

In other news, I did a small bit of detail work on the neck of my chest piece and did some online shopping. I ordered a pair of Glospex glasses in red for my helmet and some 10" diameter flexible ducting for the joints in the legs pieces.

My webbing (strap material) comes in tomorrow and my shipment of foam the day after. I plan on doing all of the rigging for the lower half this weekend. If all goes well i will be taking some video of walking tests done while wearing the lower half.


collar detail:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gUwfVcQULyo/UW4doZ2jrNI/AAAAAAAABtA/RAookyy2m3o/s864/IMG_20130416_235449.jpg)

glospex:
(http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server3900/87795/products/39/images/131/LEFT_RED_SHOP_thum__08818.1337555599.200.160.jpg)

duct material example:
(http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07/99/16/43/0007991643048_500X500.jpg)

my favorite tool:
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/421661_10200467872562391_86719710_n.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on April 17, 2013, 10:37:00 PM
The glospex are pretty sweet.  I really like mine.  You might have to modify them to fit the helmet nicely though.  Just  a heads up.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 19, 2013, 04:14:00 AM
My webbing came in, as did my second shipment of foam. I have been diligently working on the rigging of the thighs and cod and am glad to say I have made some progress.

I made myself a pair of suspenders and added an internal skeleton to each thigh to strengthen as well as provide mounting points. So far its working really well. I am optimistic about doing some walking tests this weekend with the whole bottom half mocked up.

(P.S.- I realize many of my pictures links are not working. This is probably because the RPF is down for maintenance. If it does not work once the RPF comes back up I will fix.)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gmAd8tzZi4A/UXDEBT8oLZI/AAAAAAAABtc/TzHgzVe-QDo/s864/IMG_20130417_210952.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZUXTBfklgxY/UXDD-A_FFjI/AAAAAAAABtU/9yAv0x8FD5A/s648/IMG_20130418_201023.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7LCtyvu6GEk/UXDEKQFWGOI/AAAAAAAABts/esr7n8R1qXk/s648/IMG_20130418_184042.jpg)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M2xJQga7AgQ/UXDEFAHIrZI/AAAAAAAABtk/pUiCSLEvbN4/s648/IMG_20130418_201057.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-F0Dw-vWgGNo/UXDD6WyeumI/AAAAAAAABtM/lK56OGocoBs/s864/IMG_20130418_223906.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-o7MR6Iz5vU0/UXDCSouDhjI/AAAAAAAABtA/xBsu5eB-DvM/s864/thighs.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: chris_548 on April 19, 2013, 04:49:00 PM
This is an inspiration if ive ever seen one !!!! nice
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 20, 2013, 10:16:00 PM
VIDEO LINK: Lower half walking test #1 (http://youtu.be/f41yIYVL7Zc)

I got some rigging done for the lower half. It is still in its infancy, but I wanted to have some fun. Click the link above for video.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on April 21, 2013, 01:37:00 PM
Cool!  Great start.  The size is impressive.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 21, 2013, 08:05:00 PM
After the initial testing of the lower half of the costume I decided the knee joint needed revisiting. The first mock up i did just used a few nylon straps between the thigh and the shin. This let the shins wobble around too much.

I designed and 3D printed a simple rigid joint to replace the straps. It attaches to the PVC skeletons that are built inside the foam armor.Now the shin and thigh are hard mounted to each other and can only bend in one direction. It works really well! It looks much more solid now.

VIDEO LINK: Walking Test #2 (http://youtu.be/mkbvEhPLNlc)

Here are some images of the joint itself. There is one on either side my knee.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qJ6TJI2frrM/UXRDB4bPpeI/AAAAAAAABuA/u5I6vsn8LQI/s864/IMG_20130421_023808.jpg)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0oRM19gtW_8/UXRDRrRS5_I/AAAAAAAABuI/n4x9lUFKrbI/s864/IMG_20130421_023829.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HNp6ncCGPXE/UXRC8PW910I/AAAAAAAABt4/0awe9Yq6GGM/s864/IMG_20130421_024234.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Finnlock on April 21, 2013, 08:14:00 PM
Your video link is a picture link [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 21, 2013, 08:18:00 PM
Quote from: Finnlock date=1366589640
Your video link is a picture link [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
Sorry about that, Fixed.

VIDEO LINK: Walking Test #2 (http://youtu.be/mkbvEhPLNlc)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on April 22, 2013, 04:08:00 AM
Stomp, Stomp, Stomp!
 [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: kakxor on April 22, 2013, 11:18:00 AM
hehe i love how you walk around whit out arms XD haha ...... looking realy good [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 25, 2013, 03:35:00 AM
Still plugging away. Both shoulders got glued together today and a few gifts arrived. I'm taking a play from Henrick's book and using non-insulated air duct for my leg joints.

The shoulders are pretty floppy as they are. I will have to add something rigid to keep the shape. The PEX tube isn't a good option so It is likely that I will do something similar to what Hasenbrau did, making arc's cut out of wood to attach to the open ends of the shoulder.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CYUrKWrMJlY/UXfjO_8qQlI/AAAAAAAABuQ/VXIPdZxHdFM/w864-h648/IMG_20130419_211235.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jcBjo8eiBkc/UXihuLb4_xI/AAAAAAAABug/-qh3rynO8XI/w864-h648/IMG_20130424_232219.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8CCKwqoqd1k/UXfjfQiY8WI/AAAAAAAABuY/F2ntaxkfNQo/w864-h648/IMG_20130424_082912.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Finnlock on April 25, 2013, 12:23:00 PM
The ducting is ideal!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: chwbcc on April 25, 2013, 05:21:00 PM
Air it is!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 28, 2013, 02:51:00 AM
I have been a busy bee working on the skeleton that reinforces the chest. I am very happy with how solid it makes the piece. I am able to rest the full weight of my arms on the edge of the arm opening without distorting the foam at all. I trimmed out the arm holes, making them much larger to allow freedom of movement.

Next are the abs and shoulders.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-uW8Cbbzg_7M/UXyHB8-xoCI/AAAAAAAABu0/_SzWdcIgmqg/w864-h648/IMG_20130426_180646.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5XEru7ihJwU/UXyHQ9zYVhI/AAAAAAAABvM/myWCGzRQ1N8/w864-h648/IMG_20130427_003255.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-svjDvM8148k/UXyG9j_eU8I/AAAAAAAABus/kD3Pc6DAGDA/w864-h648/IMG_20130427_011444.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TTkhEjw_YRM/UXyHMDag_iI/AAAAAAAABvE/cUXco_clGaI/w864-h648/IMG_20130427_191944.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4t1gLcY9jIE/UXyHGlNrAEI/AAAAAAAABu8/DdIDZLO2EFs/w864-h648/IMG_20130427_221652.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Ctl6LeMm284/UXyG5WVqBOI/AAAAAAAABuk/t21HzVAMaLA/w864-h648/IMG_20130427_221556.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-AJfoBBu6oCs/UXytAFduE2I/AAAAAAAABvU/hBdcdgUpzVM/w797-h598/IMG_20130428_005558.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on April 28, 2013, 05:24:00 AM
Great update, and thanks for sharing this with us [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/cool.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='cool.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: jim_rush51 on April 28, 2013, 05:31:00 AM
Wow    that is seriously clean foam work.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on April 28, 2013, 08:47:00 AM
Very nice progress dude!!!!!!!

Can't wait to see more progress.

I also might have to climb aboard the foam train....
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 29, 2013, 05:42:00 PM
Work is under way on the shoulders. I ended up trimming 4.5" off of the height on each shoulder. This way my elbow breaks below the edge of the shoulder pad. It will also make my arms look longer and more natural.

I designed and printed templates for the edge trim, then made trim pieces out of 1/4" plywood so secure to the vertical and horizontal edges of the shoulders. I also 3D printed brackets for the corners.

The wood will be visible from the inside of the shoulder, but covered in foam on the outside.

I am not certain I will keep the lower, horizontal lip. Its not entirely necessary. What do you guys think, keep it or ditch it?????

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4KbhlQs6m8E/UX27P1bcKCI/AAAAAAAABwE/0fd1G9wvN9M/w864-h648/IMG_20130428_135811.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lPzc5K2Wktk/UX27FfcJjzI/AAAAAAAABv0/ZKALed4N9AU/w864-h648/IMG_20130428_173122.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-hbGmR8cBl2Y/UX27LnfhBQI/AAAAAAAABv8/VzQnxF29CCY/w864-h648/IMG_20130428_180902.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s8CJUxe7VpQ/UX27A4sjeVI/AAAAAAAABvs/P38rFFaLCGE/w864-h648/IMG_20130428_184615.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a2zgWhYd5yE/UX267DwKQCI/AAAAAAAABvk/y2i2S-qE93Q/w864-h648/IMG_20130428_193957.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7ct6WHBc73M/UX4HIWb96iI/AAAAAAAABwU/q5PWhpe9vdA/w864-h648/IMG_20130428_223702.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_61sTPUwkUc/UX4HDnMETYI/AAAAAAAABwM/XkaRHAdH3G8/w864-h648/IMG_20130429_011914.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uLlXLDOq_Zk/UX4KgaE2eQI/AAAAAAAABxA/GXxiv_qRQv8/w864-h648/IMG_20130429_015038.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rx1WTnNbgPU/UX4Kagn2YBI/AAAAAAAABw4/b4Sb1GHYgs8/w864-h648/IMG_20130429_015014.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Finnlock on April 29, 2013, 09:27:00 PM
Hmmm, I say keep it. I think it will look cool once done and it will also serve as a ridgid bumper to help keep the shape of the shoulder if you bump into aanything like a wall or doorway.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 02, 2013, 06:54:00 PM
Chapter update:
Someone on the RPF suggested the Chapter Crimson Fists. I really dig them. To my knowledge they haven't been done, I like the lore and color scheme, and my Glospex are the right color. I may end up going with them (http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />[img]http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m2380862a_99800101097_CFAssaultPack2_873x627.jpg)

And some shoulder news:
I wanted a way of securing the shoulder to the post it sits on. I fear it falling off. So I devised a nice ball joint to lock it onto the post and still allow nice freedom of movement. I also ended up opening up the arm holes further. The rear of the opening was impeding movement of the shoulder and had to be trimmed away. I had to tweak the internal framework of the chest as a result. I am pretty please with it now.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Fvo5rOEMHig/UYKnBhlRHFI/AAAAAAAABxc/MXAy-aaU8cE/w1029-h580/ball+joint.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0nIbRK6BYcI/UYKrStMKyKI/AAAAAAAAByA/sOJgEMQFPn8/w967-h725/IMG_20130502_134622.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BOVZaE_KWf4/UYKvFBdrFvI/AAAAAAAAByQ/-OVCD2mboDI/w967-h725/IMG_20130502_015253.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-dBphmSXoxv4/UYKvRUSgTuI/AAAAAAAAByY/K3tmz4CC0VM/w967-h725/IMG_20130502_015339.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Fragment on May 02, 2013, 08:08:00 PM
Have you a 3 D printer?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on May 02, 2013, 09:27:00 PM
Quote from: Sylgian,May 3 2013, 06:54 AM
Chapter update:
Someone on the RPF suggested the Chapter Crimson Fists. I really dig them. To my knowledge they haven't been done, I like the lore and color scheme, and my Glospex are the right color. I may end up going with them (http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />[img]http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m2380862a_99800101097_CFAssaultPack2_873x627.jpg)


Yes dude. It was me. I'm currently re-reading the 40k novel "Rynn's World", about, yep, the Crimson Fists. I also like them, but I have other plans for my (eventual) build...
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 02, 2013, 10:43:00 PM
Quote from: prev date=1367544420
Quote from: Sylgian,May 3 2013, 06:54 AM
Chapter update:
Someone on the RPF suggested the Chapter Crimson Fists. I really dig them. To my knowledge they haven't been done, I like the lore and color scheme, and my Glospex are the right color. I may end up going with them (http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />[img]http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m2380862a_99800101097_CFAssaultPack2_873x627.jpg)


Yes dude. It was me. I'm currently re-reading the 40k novel "Rynn's World", about, yep, the Crimson Fists. I also like them, but I have other plans for my (eventual) build...
Oh, Hell ya. Thanks for the suggestion!

I dig the color scheme and enjoyed their back story a lot. I really think I'll go this direction now. It's plenty space-mariney, hasn't been done before (to my knowledge) and I wont get the Ultra hate. Win-win-win.

This is the new plan:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PnoQRZzuwDQ/UYLrtRsARZI/AAAAAAAAByw/jE_I6jur30M/w1072-h402/Crimson+Fist.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on May 03, 2013, 01:05:00 AM
Great concept dude.  It will be nice to see them represented.  I also like your ball joint idea.  And am once again jealous of your 3d printer!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Render on May 03, 2013, 01:12:00 AM
Damn, that is a good way of attaching the shoulder - must attempt something similar with a golf ball and some bits of sintra! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 03, 2013, 05:10:00 AM
If you like 3D printed goodies you will enjoy this. I took some time tonight and traced out the Crimson fist icon in illustrator. I added some detail to it just for fun. I then took my drawing and embellished it a bit in sketchup and added relief. Take that to the printer and BOOM, a new belt buckle. Goodbye Ultra, hello Crimson Fists. I had some red ABS, I couldn't resist.

I also cut out a 10" version out of foam to add to the right shoulder. Guess I'm commited now (http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /> [img]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-z2qzuI57UU4/UYM9SCzYSuI/AAAAAAAABzs/GepcZ6zfDIo/w933-h495/crimson+fists+shoulder+badge.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pSx2NL2BT2w/UYM9QvWpVJI/AAAAAAAABzk/wimXKXW0nLw/w933-h495/buckle.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ts4l0wiei7Q/UYM84iTJqRI/AAAAAAAABzc/5iuwLGXtrOU/w864-h648/IMG_20130502_232834.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-W9xUo8cx7Wg/UYM81x6QZjI/AAAAAAAABzU/LogvopO3V20/w864-h648/IMG_20130502_233443.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HW3Sfb3b2vY/UYNFPjYVJMI/AAAAAAAAB0U/qnPB-nNkV0U/w864-h648/IMG_20130503_010324.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-YSF9yT7ZfOE/UYNFTMEWX8I/AAAAAAAAB0c/PMUhP3A5e9k/w864-h648/IMG_20130503_010253.jpg)

not glued on yet, might use it on the chest and paint the shoulder's insignia instead.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_PdoedV0k1Y/UYNHZn4gReI/AAAAAAAAB0o/FJoZqhItHLY/w864-h648/IMG_20130503_011250.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on May 03, 2013, 07:20:00 AM
i really need a 3d printer... [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/dry.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='dry.gif' /> , that just awesome!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Wulfen on May 03, 2013, 02:09:00 PM
And the fame from the original (Rogue Trader) and famous 2nd ed rulebook covers!  Nice move.

Feel i should warn you about the Crimson Fist jokes that circulate though...... they are a bit rude if you know what i mean......

You have been warned  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 03, 2013, 03:02:00 PM
Quote from: Wulfen date=1367604540
And the fame from the original (Rogue Trader) and famous 2nd ed rulebook covers!  Nice move.

Feel i should warn you about the Crimson Fist jokes that circulate though...... they are a bit rude if you know what i mean......

You have been warned ;P
LOL. Thanks for the heads up. I saw some of this in my research into the chapter. I'll have to prepare a few witty retorts.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Wulfen on May 03, 2013, 04:08:00 PM
All suited up you'll be pretty large..... convincing retorts shouldn't be too difficult haha

Don't argue with an angel of death.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Mortarion on May 03, 2013, 04:09:00 PM
Incredible work so far sir! That 3D printed ball hinge is fantastic. How solid is the socket? Is it strong enough to hold up to hours of shoulder movement? Does it need to be lubricated?

Very, very cool.  Keep it up!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 03, 2013, 06:44:00 PM
Quote from: Mortarion date=1367611740
Incredible work so far sir! That 3D printed ball hinge is fantastic. How solid is the socket? Is it strong enough to hold up to hours of shoulder movement? Does it need to be lubricated?

Very, very cool.  Keep it up!
The joint holds fairly well. I wager it will hold up just fine for its intended use. Gravity works in its favor. I wouldn't go looking for stuff to bang into though. An upward blow in particular would likely dislodge it. It should hold much better laterally.

There is light play in it so it does not bind and moves freely. Oil won't be necessary. It takes a light pull to detach. I intend for it to pop in and out in order to mount and dismount the shoulder. If it ever becomes too loose you could always heat with a lighter real quick and bend the ABS tabs for a tighter fit.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on May 03, 2013, 10:15:00 PM
Great work with the iconography!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Daeouse on May 04, 2013, 03:26:00 PM
Very nice indeed!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 05, 2013, 09:54:00 PM
Shoulder Emblem is a go. The left shoulder got the Crimson fist. I did a simple tactical marine upward arrow on the right.  My wife insisted I do an imperial eagle of the chest. She liked the look of it. So now, both shoulders and the chest got embellished with iconography.

I will be working on the abs tonight and maybe bracers. I am not certain the biceps will be needed. We will see. I also found a cheapo pair of roller hockey gloves to use as my gauntlets. They will be here next week. Getting closer to finishing and painting. I'm looking forward to some color.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cbUEuZl_gl0/UYbP7B5bq1I/AAAAAAAAB18/4mSYZTQNI1o/w864-h648/IMG_20130503_185930.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mj88AyuTHro/UYbP3mf2mGI/AAAAAAAAB10/qVX6TsCpzOI/w864-h648/IMG_20130504_170030.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BtXYSsU4vSU/UYbPn6lyCFI/AAAAAAAAB1k/uF6TrwJhkf0/w864-h648/IMG_20130504_171037.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BBnraFRykkM/UYbTI2V2k5I/AAAAAAAAB2M/yjyajEJg_Nk/w864-h648/IMG_20130505_171945.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Daeouse on May 06, 2013, 12:04:00 AM
Very nice!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on May 06, 2013, 12:57:00 AM
Looking good!  I also am excited for colour.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 07, 2013, 05:11:00 AM
It took a little doing, and a few darts to taper the section, but the abs are done. I elected not to do the standard 3-tube design, but rather a slotted version I have seen in some pictures.

Also, under the hood, I made a bunch of great little clips so I can quick-detach the rigging for the thighs. Plus I made a host of other revision that no-one but myself will ever see or know about. I couldn't help myself. MUST IMPROVE!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nlqlgFw4NEc/UYiKrI87viI/AAAAAAAAB2s/_9C6X4EB35A/w864-h648/IMG_20130507_004942.jpg)

Know what else I couldn't help? Taking this selfy! BOOM.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LdlBqv86xkg/UYiKkqEyIVI/AAAAAAAAB2c/EsqVRv4otTU/w486-h648/IMG_20130507_005541.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Daeouse on May 07, 2013, 06:34:00 AM
Impressive work!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on May 07, 2013, 07:27:00 AM
...... [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/blink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='blink.gif' /> that thing is huge!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on May 07, 2013, 08:57:00 AM
Great progress bro!!!!

Are you going to be a standard Battle - Brother/ Sergeant/ Captain?
Tactical/ Assault/ Devastator/ Veteran?????

So many options...
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 07, 2013, 12:39:00 PM
Quote from: prev date=1367931420
Great progress bro!!!!

Are you going to be a standard Battle - Brother/ Sergeant/ Captain?
Tactical/ Assault/ Devastator/ Veteran?????

So many options...
I plan on doing a Tactical Sargeant. From what I read into the crimson fists, all I really need is a laurel on my helmet and two red gloves.

I want to give myself options for many weapons and still look cannon. I will be making a bolter first, but a GIANT red power fist will likely be my first add-on after the costume is complete.

I will probably give myself terminator honors as well, because, why the hell not. The crux is a nice detail piece and it make me more of a bad-ass.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Render on May 07, 2013, 12:52:00 PM
damn that looks badass as hell! also tiny arms! (as they're unarmoured)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Mortarion on May 07, 2013, 05:07:00 PM
Freaking sweet bro!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Finnlock on May 07, 2013, 11:19:00 PM
Looks really great, if your paint is as detailed as your build is clean we are in for a real treat!

with the use of your 3d printer you should def look into making a working chainsword. The one I make used kids toys and if I had had the tools to make my own parts I would have made it 1000 times better!

you my frined ,have the skills and tools to do it and I hope you pick up the challange and make us all proud.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 08, 2013, 03:56:00 AM
Quote from: Finnlock date=1367983140
Looks really great, if your paint is as detailed as your build is clean we are in for a real treat!

with the use of your 3d printer you should def look into making a working chainsword. The one I make used kids toys and if I had had the tools to make my own parts I would have made it 1000 times better!

you my frined ,have the skills and tools to do it and I hope you pick up the challange and make us all proud.
Thanks a lot. I very much appreciate the encouragement. It helps keep me motivated.

I did some work tonight on the bracers. I tried on the upper portion with my hockey gloves and was thrilled with how its looking. A cheapy pair of hockey gloves is on the way that I will be modding specifically for the costume.

I also did some embellishment of the shoulders. I added another band on the horizontal edge and more detail on the inside edge of the vertical bands. I must say that the shoulders move and sit much better with my arms being wider around thanks to the bracers.

I will be crafting up elbows and probably a heavily modified bicep soon.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FsVVi8TgfO4/UYmrgFMFqDI/AAAAAAAAB3U/p0Z3wYqpBrQ/w864-h648-no/IMG_20130507_213247.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MoG0tBsRt8k/UYmqZUozT6I/AAAAAAAAB3E/qqcqyBCc1G8/w486-h648-no/IMG_20130507_212254.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_GyWfwM6OWE/UYnFHBKC_dI/AAAAAAAAB3k/1uRXb9nEsvg/w864-h648-no/IMG_20130507_232237.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on May 08, 2013, 11:16:00 PM
Looks cool.  Though I wonder if it will be comfortable for long periods?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Imperial Gothic on May 08, 2013, 11:26:00 PM
This is simply breathtaking! Love the fist iconography!! Love it ALL!!

[img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /> Don't mind me.. I'm just fanboy'ing in the corner.. [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Daeouse on May 09, 2013, 01:15:00 AM
Very cool indeed!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on May 09, 2013, 02:00:00 AM
Hell yeah... Looks really good bro.

GO THE CRIMSON FISTS!!!!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Aurelius on May 09, 2013, 05:36:00 AM
Absolutely stunning work, so nice and clean as well.
The detail is just mind blowing.
*Joins Imperial Gothic in fangirling*

I need to get myself a 3D printer as well. So many things I want to make with it.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Mortarion on May 09, 2013, 11:55:00 AM
*Homer Simpson drooling sound*
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 09, 2013, 04:11:00 PM
Thank you to everyone for the all the support! I'm working very hard to maintain a high level of craftsmanship and do us all proud. Your approval means a lot.

I didn't have any time last night due to a social engagement. I can report that my first set of hockey gloves arrived, but were a bust. They were much too small and another pair had to be ordered. I have been keeping a running tally, total material cost is now ~$875 to date. I'll share the list once the project is finished.

I plan on taking some video for my own reference/pleasure tonight (I love seeing everything in motion). I'll be sure to share.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 10, 2013, 01:31:00 AM
I did some video this afternoon after work. The fit and rigging still needs to be tweaked a TON. Many changes need to be made. The waist is too low, the chest will be moving up a touch, the stilts are too high and make the legs too long, yadda yadda. So don't judge the proportions too hard just yet. Enjoy the show.

VIDEO- Space Marine costume test-VIDEO (http://youtu.be/zHjiIEvBWN8)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: zerosignal on May 10, 2013, 02:01:00 AM
Lookin good
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Render on May 10, 2013, 02:39:00 AM
love the dance at the end  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' /> the suit's looking awesome!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 10, 2013, 03:21:00 AM
Here are a few screen grabs from the video:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xnCknyhUNdc/UYxnJPGpQwI/AAAAAAAAB38/OSK3R3iSDrg/w894-h648-no/screen+shot+3.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NfvlP7AmKuM/UYxnJRUpl6I/AAAAAAAAB4A/3UtX_HS5yUA/w470-h648-no/screen+shot1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qEIOCmWZPTc/UYxnJbq7MqI/AAAAAAAAB30/NxhKrlQDS0Q/w470-h648-no/screen+shot2.jpg)

And here is a quick and dirty photoshop I did to explain the edits on the rigging I intend to make. It should help the arms look a bit longer. Still not perfect, but plenty acceptable in my eyes.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4raBmadC2X8/UYxsrM37PqI/AAAAAAAAB4c/NKxaPwbiR5Q/w470-h648-no/screen+shot+edits.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on May 10, 2013, 05:41:00 AM
Looks great, but it indeed need some adjustments

Question... are you also going for some kind of helmet?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 10, 2013, 12:10:00 PM
Quote from: Rraijjar date=1368178860
Looks great, but it indeed need some adjustments

Question... are you also going for some kind of helmet?
There will be a helmet as well. A handful of pieces are still waiting to be made. Elbows, bicep, helmet, backpack and bolter.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Daeouse on May 10, 2013, 06:12:00 PM
I'm glad you're raising up the arms, otherwise you're going to look like a T-Rex! LOL! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' />  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' />

Aside from that, absolutely AWESOME!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 10, 2013, 10:27:00 PM
Alright! Here is the plan. The shoulders are moving up a bit. This will expose more forearm. The midsection is moving upwards even more. This will raise the waist of the costume. With the waist higher, the hands will break high in the thigh instead of the waist band.

All this means that the stilts will be shortened by about 2"-3". It's a welcome change, it means a lighter stilt and a more natural gait.

All in all I think these changes will have me looking much closer to anatomically correct and still have the use of my hands. Which is the goal.

I Threw some color on a screenshot and made an animated GIF of the tweaks I am going to make to the rigging. Give it 3 seconds and the image will change.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vyKRy0vNhkM/UY1ycaj2m9I/AAAAAAAAB5g/2eR1_UMWhJo/w424-h607-no/changes.gif)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: chwbcc on May 11, 2013, 02:55:00 AM
I would cut the space between the upper thigh and the cod piece.  if you reduce the abs your mid section is stubby.

I am having the same issue and I am going to trim the upper edge of the thigh to shorten that area and raise the shoulders higher to expose more of my arms.

Personally I think stumpy thighs looks better than stumpy mid section or stumpy arms.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 11, 2013, 04:06:00 AM
I agree about the thigh/hip gap. That is a simple fix and I can shorten a strap or two and cinch that closer. I have thought of trimming the thigh shorter as well, possibly trimming a bit off of the bottom of the shin too.

However, in my mind, the real concern is where the hand sits relative to the legs. A human hand should end around mid-thigh.Arm extensions or a stubby waist are my two best options to get closer to looking anatomically correct. I dont expect it to be perfect, just a bit closer.

That power fist is sounding better and better.
(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/better.gif)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Deetoz on May 11, 2013, 01:12:00 PM
I am not a fan of the way you walk. It's very unnatural, since you can't bend at the knee.
I'd remove as much lift as possible, maybe even trim the armor pieces to match that.
Other than that, there are not much else to say. I love how clean it is, I love the 3Dprinted stuff and I love the speed it's coming together with.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Tango89er on May 11, 2013, 02:46:00 PM
I agree with Deetoz about the way you walk. There's little to no discernable knee movement, which is going to cause problems for you, especially in a costume of this scale

Also, the second problem I'm seeing, and I've waited to see your shoulders in action from a few different angles before pointing it out, but the shape of your shoulders is wrong. The shoulders pads are meant to be visibly taller than they are wide or long. Like in this picture:
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2010/6/8/111705_md-Shoulder%20Pads,%20Space%20Marines,%20True%20Scale.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 11, 2013, 05:38:00 PM
Quote from: Tango89er date=1368297960
I agree with Deetoz about the way you walk. There's little to no discernable knee movement, which is going to cause problems for you, especially in a costume of this scale

Also, the second problem I'm seeing, and I've waited to see your shoulders in action from a few different angles before pointing it out, but the shape of your shoulders is wrong. The shoulders pads are meant to be visibly taller than they are wide or long. Like in this picture:
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2010/6/8/111705_md-Shoulder%20Pads,%20Space%20Marines,%20True%20Scale.JPG)
Yeah. I agree too. The shoulders have been bothering me for a while. I trimmed 4" off of the height and nothing from the width during construction. I am going to go back an trim 2" off of the width. Thanks for the feed back on that. I'm glad to hear I wasn't the only one it was bothering.

The knee join t issue should take care of itself once the waist is raised an the stilts shortened a few inches. In the test, the joint was closer to my shin than my actual knee and it did look a bit strange when I walked.

Thanks for the feedback!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 11, 2013, 09:54:00 PM
After some welcome constructive criticism I took the plunge and hacked into my shoulders. I had trimmed 4" off of the height during assembly, but did not remove any width. This resulted in the shoulder being out of proportion. I suspected as much, but it wasn't ready to fix it until Tango89er shared my concern over the disproportionate width.

This was a pretty hard thing to do honestly. Hard to cut into something I had spent so much time on, and hard simply because it proved to be a real pain in the butt construction wise. But I think the results were worth it.

here are the results:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uLHTBrIlz60/UY67vVVzTII/AAAAAAAAB6c/dTsbnu9QMTg/w864-h648-no/IMG_20130511_141939.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-m18jlWOmsV0/UY67qiYnEqI/AAAAAAAAB6U/LgJ4KhavIaM/w486-h648-no/IMG_20130511_173837.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on May 12, 2013, 04:27:00 AM
Much better bro. Looks good.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: jim_rush51 on May 12, 2013, 12:25:00 PM
they look much more proportionate. I would probably adjust where they sit, by moving them in and up. i love watching this build. so frigging clean....
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 13, 2013, 02:15:00 AM
I have been working on the arms a bit, but mostly on the fit and function of what I already have.

MY stilts got chopped down over 3". This moved the waist up to where I wanted it and helped make the arms look much longer. Also, the shoulder chop-job I did was a big success in my opinion. Thanks for the feed back on that.

I did another video of the costume in its current state as well. Enjoy. More soon.

VIDEO- Space Marine Costume Test 5-12-13 -VIDEO (http://youtu.be/RkawqlWDXvM)

arm progress
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wN8tcqRWrWQ/UZBK_BJhy9I/AAAAAAAAB7Y/_uEux4Q6nt4/w812-h609-no/IMG_20130511_222104.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0LroXtWknjY/UZBLDv8vBYI/AAAAAAAAB7g/JjudrhC1eHs/w812-h609-no/IMG_20130512_022546.jpg)

before the stilts were chopped down:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PkFANDtre0A/UZBKzmAwZXI/AAAAAAAAB7I/nEiJahvFjZk/w457-h609-no/IMG_20130512_160149.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Render on May 13, 2013, 02:31:00 AM
Oh yeah, that's looking a lot more awesomer [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on May 13, 2013, 03:46:00 AM
That is looking better.  Do you have hard joints in the legs, or is it just webbing?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 13, 2013, 03:57:00 AM
Quote from: CLOTHAR date=1368431160
That is looking better.  Do you have hard joints in the legs, or is it just webbing?
The first time I took it out and walked in the lower half of the costume there was only webbing between thigh and shin. I found that is was rather sloppy looking and decided to add a solid joint.

I extended the PEX skeleton down from the thigh and up from the shin on each side of the knee joint and 3-D printed a simple swing joint that secures with a cotter pin. It made for a much more solid looking leg. You can see the joint pretty well near the end of the video when I am walking away form camera.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HNp6ncCGPXE/UXRC8PW910I/AAAAAAAABt4/0awe9Yq6GGM/w864-h648-no/IMG_20130421_024234.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on May 13, 2013, 05:43:00 AM
looks great, but i might have an idea to make your walk even better. If you can secure your own legs to the suit, it maybe looks even less wobbly. If you take a look at " Henrik Pilerud's" his build photo's, you can see he did something like it as well

But overall [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' /> looking awesome
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: jim_rush51 on May 13, 2013, 10:58:00 AM
agreed looking much better, but someting to hold the legs in place to your own will make the movements much more crisp.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 13, 2013, 12:26:00 PM
Quote from: Rraijjar date=1368438180
looks great, but i might have an idea to make your walk even better. If you can secure your own legs to the suit, it maybe looks even less wobbly. If you take a look at " Henrik Pilerud's" his build photo's, you can see he did something like it as well

But overall [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' /> looking awesome
I agree. I planned adding foam to the inside of the pieces like the legs in order to keep my limbs in a fixed position inside the cavernous armor. I am going to wait until my joint ribbing is attached to do this though. I don't want any interference while I am working that out.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 15, 2013, 01:27:00 AM
I spent yesterday working on the arms. Mostly in the joint, adding the 6" flexible ducting and trim rings to allow it to fit nicely. I was really pleased with the result.... Then I tried on the chest and arms together. Much to my disappointment, the bicep armor infringes movement far too much and makes the arms very awkward. I cannot use the bicep portion in the final costume. It's not a huge deal, considering upper arms are not visible 95% of the time, but I was bummed for the time and material wasted.

I have had issue with the movement of my shoulder and have been pondering a solution for a while. Thinking over different joint solutions. Today it dawned on me what the problem was. The issue was not in the ball joint itself, but rather its location. The joint was simply too far above the point of rotation. This caused it to clang around like a bell and look a bit unnatural. This evening I made some simple struts that re-positioned the fulcrum of the ball joint. The shoulder still sits in the same place, rotates closer to the chest armor. It is a dramatic improvement in the way the shoulder feels/moves.

my arm, shame I can't use the upper portion:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4pMIaVZu0xk/UZLfFX2gWeI/AAAAAAAAB8Q/cyv4jAxQlEE/w864-h648-no/IMG_20130513_220632.jpg)

shoulder refinements:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-49gCtubwFtI/UZLhmB3hu5I/AAAAAAAAB8c/WMMkA1VC0Ug/w825-h473-no/new+shoulder+joint.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wUuiV3v0P6s/UZLfB9n4DlI/AAAAAAAAB8I/iFCdcexMSyI/w864-h648-no/IMG_20130514_205905.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-yE262HPkehA/UZLe9P08qPI/AAAAAAAAB8A/xFdJPm8wFlo/w864-h648-no/IMG_20130514_210200.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on May 15, 2013, 06:49:00 AM
Nice looking rig for that shoulder piece, also 3d printed? Or handmade with other materials?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Render on May 15, 2013, 09:25:00 AM
I was wondering how you rigged your thighs to your codpiece - is it webbing rigged to the inside structure of the cod?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 15, 2013, 12:33:00 PM
Quote from: Rraijjar date=1368614940
Nice looking rig for that shoulder piece, also 3d printed? Or handmade with other materials?
No 3D Printing this time. The struts are made of simple 3/16" abs cut into strips and bent with the table edge and a little heat.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 18, 2013, 03:15:00 AM
I have a helmet! Okay... most of a helmet. But is looks cool so i mocked it up with the glospex and the hockey gloves I bought for the costume. Enjoy. It fits, and I can move my head, BUT, the collar of the chest is still a bit tall and looking down is hard. I might try to lower the collar a touch.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nPDu0Rfokbg/UZbsJmvgiKI/AAAAAAAAB9Q/4zHGqAZV-Zo/w920-h690-no/IMG_20130517_224632.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_VNhgOBBvoc/UZbs3g8nXwI/AAAAAAAAB9o/PV4l2yhPznU/w920-h690-no/IMG_20130517_224600.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-DpZQqvW8Ow0/UZbs7Zfi8cI/AAAAAAAAB9w/yoW7Lo9Kviw/w920-h690-no/IMG_20130517_224545.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-S05Z_ylFkXI/UZbtQF2k0kI/AAAAAAAAB-Q/vGhBn3SVF2U/w920-h690-no/IMG_20130517_224733.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-A-qbKm22-0g/UZbtLOKxlOI/AAAAAAAAB-I/PLTi1XexKRI/w920-h690-no/IMG_20130517_224714.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-K4yEAwyVE8g/UZbtWXWBfKI/AAAAAAAAB-Y/vQk6PcPVQuM/w920-h690-no/IMG_20130517_224614.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on May 18, 2013, 07:02:00 AM
I got no Word for this beside it looks flawless so far!

EDIT:
I do have words for it, you had some "problems" with the collar, if you take a look ah henk's pileruds build, you can see he cut. A small corner out of the helmet. Just idea, yours can work as well
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on May 18, 2013, 12:31:00 PM
Personally, I like how it looks. However, if you feel the need to trim anything, it is your build, do what you feel is necessary to make it what you want.

My two cents...
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 18, 2013, 03:30:00 PM
Quote from: Rraijjar date=1368874920
I got no Word for this beside it looks flawless so far!

EDIT:
I do have words for it, you had some "problems" with the collar, if you take a look ah henk's pileruds build, you can see he cut. A small corner out of the helmet. Just idea, yours can work as well
Yeah, good catch, I saw in his photos that Heinrick did that as well. You cant see it in my pictures, but I too added a notch to the rear as he did. It was necessary for me to turn my head back and forth without rubbing.

My new concern is that a cant tilt my head forward enough to look down very far. My chin hits the collar almost immediately. I trimmed 1/2" off of the height of the helmet, but it wasn't enough so I think I will have to lower the collar a little as well.

Its on the list for today, hopefully making a 3D printed helmet grill and vent insert too!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on May 18, 2013, 07:11:00 PM
Nice looking helm!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 18, 2013, 09:14:00 PM
First on todays list is some collar progress. I dropped it down roughly 1/2". It's not much but it should make thing more comfortable. I added some notched cuts to make things interesting too. Why not.

I also made myself a grill. I drew up a file in illustrator first. Then cut it out and test fit it. After that it gets imported into sketchup, relief is added and it gets 3D printed. Fits like a glove. I will probably add pop-rivet heads to the holes. Also, I can see through the grille at the moment and I think that's a good thing. I will probably keep it this way to help my field of view.

More to come.

Collar:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8K9Ol-NMwLo/UZfi5viyT3I/AAAAAAAACAs/FWE6opE4bVQ/w920-h690-no/IMG_20130518_144825.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MIAzuLKEOJk/UZfjQRTaT9I/AAAAAAAACAw/9_8CB9jWZ5c/w920-h690-no/IMG_20130518_150824.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-vgxnzeGJsC4/UZfjD4WayKI/AAAAAAAACAU/SgyKjceux2A/w920-h690-no/IMG_20130518_153024.jpg)

Helmet Grille
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qgFNQARMY-A/UZfizBWZhvI/AAAAAAAAB_8/2_mchfAT7hY/w920-h690-no/IMG_20130518_140407.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--sB2ydSHIxQ/UZfhUoCRJWI/AAAAAAAAB_Y/vTAwo3iEElg/w843-h690-no/Grill.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HmneFxAk-gs/UZfjBkk7k9I/AAAAAAAACAM/m7f9Deuky9o/w920-h690-no/IMG_20130518_160032.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5NSy10jCZyY/UZfjGoT9rgI/AAAAAAAACAc/DlcyqJK9Jts/w920-h690-no/IMG_20130518_160426.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_yPYolCBnC0/UZfiwd8sqSI/AAAAAAAAB_0/vOnqp8gLpMo/w920-h690-no/IMG_20130518_160446.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Imperial Gothic on May 18, 2013, 10:05:00 PM
Great work so far - though, I'd really bulk up the buttom of the mouth grille [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 18, 2013, 11:54:00 PM
Quote from: Imperial Gothic date=1368929100
Great work so far - though, I'd really bulk up the buttom of the mouth grille (http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />[/quote]I might agree with you there, it looks a bit thin. Its probably due to the 1/2" I trimmed off the bottom of the helm. I might tweak it. I need and opinion. Version 2 or 3?[img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xZuGheT1O3Q/UZgUUK5a1EI/AAAAAAAACBM/4Do7CHMhme8/w1094-h398-no/grills+1+to3.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Cole45 on May 19, 2013, 12:38:00 AM
Version three looks angrier, which is always good for a space marine, IMO.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on May 19, 2013, 08:39:00 AM
I agree with Cole, 3 is the best choice i think
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Mortarion on May 19, 2013, 05:21:00 PM
Amazing work sir! Very inspirational to say the least. I cant wait to see that bad boy all painted up with a red fist.  Having the 3D printer gives this build a very professional feel to it.

I like version 3 the best for the mouth grill.

Keep it up!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 19, 2013, 05:39:00 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback. Unfortunately my wife voted for version 2 so everyone was out-voted.  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /> HAHA. Seriously, thanks for the opinions regardless.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on May 19, 2013, 06:10:00 PM
Quote from: Sylgian date=1369003140
Thanks everyone for the feedback. Unfortunately my wife voted for version 2 so everyone was out-voted.  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /> HAHA. Seriously, thanks for the opinions regardless.
HERESY! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/14623/129/emo/01459939e94f5adb33facf235d2e7c00.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='01459939e94f5adb33facf235d2e7c00.gif' />  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /> 2 is good as well, but its all your/your wife's choice. We cant wait to see the finished product
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 19, 2013, 09:24:00 PM
I 3D printed a whole bunch of helmet bits. Its coming together nicely. I also ordered a voice changer that I will mount inside the helmet. The speakers will face outward from the slotted caps on the ear covers. Should be fun.

Here is the helmet as of this afternoon.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_M9BUHhKcdw/UZlBu-sHIfI/AAAAAAAACBg/RnF8AK9RwD4/w937-h703-no/IMG_20130519_171630.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_K0QrpIpolk/UZlB1ZiphBI/AAAAAAAACBo/GvBU3P1lKTE/w937-h703-no/IMG_20130519_171528.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QQQqC63lGpk/UZlB5QCHcTI/AAAAAAAACBw/a6youY7I8qU/w937-h703-no/IMG_20130519_171728.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gAoHv2CR8ZI/UZlB9ADKtmI/AAAAAAAACB4/zjhO5XSUAhI/w937-h703-no/IMG_20130519_171506.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on May 20, 2013, 06:48:00 AM
Helmet looks good bro. Hurry up and paint that shit up!!!!

Please???
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: kakxor on May 20, 2013, 07:59:00 AM
looks realy good man [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /> ... im looking forward to se it fin ;D
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on May 20, 2013, 11:08:00 AM
Personaly i like a thicker tube better then a thinner one, or 2 thinner tubes on each side. But that is just my opinion. Overall it looks great!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Mortarion on May 20, 2013, 04:49:00 PM
So Sylgian, I see your wife is Chapter Master Pedro Kantor! Its all good my wife is Abaddon the Despoiler and very often makes executive decisions on things.

Her Choice is always a good one sir!

That helmet is looking great. Clean simple lines. I like it alot! Quite impressive work.

Although your confounded 3D printing machine, which really makes evrything so damn cool, really could be seen as heretical.  So to avoid an invasion of your home planet you should immediately pack it up and sent it to me!  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />

Mortarion
C/O The Black Legion
40,000 Eye of Terror Lane
The Warp, Texas
 [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/14623/129/emo/01459939e94f5adb33facf235d2e7c00.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='01459939e94f5adb33facf235d2e7c00.gif' />



Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 21, 2013, 06:53:00 PM
Mounted up the glospex. My love of all things modular is evident here. I made them removable. They mount with a bit of velcro and come in and out really easily. I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

The voice changer comes tomorrow. Can't wait to play with that.

Inside helmet, glasses out.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hmjgkIccZeg/UZu_42cbWYI/AAAAAAAACCo/TyOaxqtMcXc/w1008-h756-no/IMG_20130521_143644.JPG)

modular piece with glasses attached.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OqPDY9ftNls/UZu_jncI7DI/AAAAAAAACCQ/FTBevCA49Do/w1008-h756-no/IMG_20130521_143400.jpg)

Glasses in place
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-b75y2YcZVCE/UZu_qGYEhOI/AAAAAAAACCY/pxb_s1zySi4/w1008-h756-no/IMG_20130521_143704.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-a4QVTTCCNT8/UZu_btbXMOI/AAAAAAAACCI/ENLX6wIZs8w/w1008-h756-no/IMG_20130521_143724.JPG)

Glowy eyes!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-soHTKgjPFvo/UZu_yD-mdLI/AAAAAAAACCg/HhSSqZfyJew/w567-h756-no/IMG_20130521_134601.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Fragment on May 21, 2013, 07:23:00 PM
nice idea.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 22, 2013, 04:00:00 AM
So I promoted myself to Sargeant and made myself some laurels to make it official. (http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />[img]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DtE7nTWTPX4/UZwgqP86t1I/AAAAAAAACC4/g6w0uqrSg88/w962-h667-no/laurel.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AAx5NshPSm8/UZw0yJmUvYI/AAAAAAAACDc/cAaDYgRvBfA/w889-h667-no/IMG_20130521_212906.jpg)(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-B_6xRVE2jIQ/UZw01PEjUAI/AAAAAAAACDk/xCTeyv4i7hE/w889-h667-no/IMG_20130521_212835.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-oiTgRMA6fvU/UZw0341tsnI/AAAAAAAACDs/STQM1KbE4M8/w889-h667-no/IMG_20130521_223540.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-dVJSDwJK9hM/UZw0vE1JiwI/AAAAAAAACDU/vTvUI-K3vMA/w889-h667-no/IMG_20130521_223609.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on May 22, 2013, 05:36:00 AM
*sigh*... i really need that 3d printer... [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/sad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='sad.gif' /> Looks amazing though [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on May 22, 2013, 07:58:00 AM
Fist in the middle of the wreath?

Looks good bro.


Jealous much...
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 22, 2013, 12:38:00 PM
Quote from: prev date=1369223880
Fist in the middle of the wreath?

Looks good bro.


Jealous much...
I'm still undecided. I may do one of three things, skull, fist or just leave it as is. I don't want to get overly ornate. But at the same time....I am suffering from a skull shortage.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Fragment on May 22, 2013, 02:39:00 PM
3 D printer i love it .
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Deetoz on May 22, 2013, 08:06:00 PM
Skull, fist, number, eagle.. There are numerous insignias you can put there [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 23, 2013, 04:30:00 AM
Voice changer testing video:
VIDEO--Space Marine Voice Changer Test--VIDEO (http://youtu.be/g45HVUmXrsw)

And proof all space marines should be British.
VIDEO--All Space Marines should be British--VIDEO (http://youtu.be/YLzeGDbdz9A)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on May 23, 2013, 05:39:00 AM
That voice changer? You can adjust it in any way you like? Or do you need some sort of software for it?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Daeouse on May 23, 2013, 05:59:00 AM
Awesome!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on May 24, 2013, 12:05:00 AM
Sounds pretty good.  What changer are you using?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 24, 2013, 12:41:00 PM
The voice changer I am using is a kit made by velleman, or sometimes called elenco. I picked it up on amazon for $15. You have to solder it together, but I love a little DIY.

I took some pics of the helm again. SO you can see the skull detail I added. I made a few changes to the voice changer as well. A single speaker is now located in the top of the helm and sound exits through the small top vent. It gave me a nice little chamber for the sound to reverberate and the sound now travels forward. IT work much better. I also added a piece of tinted plastic to the grill. I can see through it, but my voice is a bit more muffled by it.

Fans will now probably go in side of the helm if at all. Another nine volt on the opposite side of the helm would be nice to balance the weight. Ill do another video soon to demonstrate the voice changer again.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ykXP4hiJB_U/UZ9eAeZ9ABI/AAAAAAAACE8/CmXXJShn4Ns/w530-h706-no/IMG_20130524_083110.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3FxavY9-glg/UZ9eD_AtkgI/AAAAAAAACFE/MlClX7KOUNs/w941-h706-no/IMG_20130524_082916.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-z22F_LaCx5I/UZ9d70yAZGI/AAAAAAAACE0/5CXC4m5rSpM/w941-h706-no/IMG_20130524_082857.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on May 24, 2013, 06:50:00 PM
Thats the same board I tried, but unfortunately mine was pretty bad quality, as the copper had peeled off the board in several spots.  I tried to bypass the damaged areas, but no luck.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 24, 2013, 07:17:00 PM
That's a bummer. Mine had loose parts in the box. One of the capacitors was rolling around outside of package. And I was missing the two small led lights. It didn't really make a difference though. I bypassed the lights and it works just fine. I prefer the lights not being there anyhow.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on May 24, 2013, 07:47:00 PM
The helmet looks really awesome now! For every chapter suitable [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on May 24, 2013, 09:18:00 PM
Quote from: Rraijjar date=1369482420
The helmet looks really awesome now!
Agreed, although DAMN YOU FOR HAVING A 3D PRINTER AND BEING ABLE TO DO ALL THAT AWESOMENESS!!!!!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 29, 2013, 06:10:00 PM
I'm still kicking. Progress has been slower than usual due to other duties. Here is a pic of the mess that will be my backpack... eventually. Stay tuned.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YJJEwz4RZD8/UaX8yWHxqLI/AAAAAAAACFc/pzixGYF3548/w1008-h756-no/IMG_20130529_083828.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: DiOdE99 on May 30, 2013, 01:16:00 AM
Hey Sylgian!

Im working on a Corvus build for the Crimson Fists right now, while I have access to a 3d printer, is there anyway i can get my fists (hah, i like puns) on one of those buckles for the belt? If not, I can try to whip something up in solidworks, but i dont think it would be as awesome as yours. Great build, keep up the good work!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 30, 2013, 01:58:00 AM
Quote from: DiOdE99 date=1369890960
Hey Sylgian!

Im working on a Corvus build for the Crimson Fists right now, while I have access to a 3d printer, is there anyway i can get my fists (hah, i like puns) on one of those buckles for the belt? If not, I can try to whip something up in solidworks, but i dont think it would be as awesome as yours. Great build, keep up the good work!
Sure, happy to help. I uploaded my buckle detail to thingiverse. If you are able to print one, the STL is up and ready for download.

Sylgian's Crimson Fists Buckle Detail (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:95934?save=success)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on May 30, 2013, 05:06:00 AM
Looking good.  I built the bulk of my backpack out of cardboard, as it naturally held a flat shape better.  I know the foam can be a little bendy when you don't want it to.  Just an idea.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on May 30, 2013, 12:39:00 PM
Quote from: CLOTHAR date=1369904760
Looking good.  I built the bulk of my backpack out of cardboard, as it naturally held a flat shape better.  I know the foam can be a little bendy when you don't want it to.  Just an idea.
That's a good suggestion. I think you're right, it would be a wobbly mess without help.

I planned on putting a largish panel of ABS in the flat section that meets my back in order to have a secure mounting location. Also, adding some structure to the inside in the form of ABS/foam cross beams or bricks to help support the shape. Its something I will work out as I go. Whatever I do there will be some pics taken along the way.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on May 30, 2013, 03:34:00 PM
Sounds like you have a solid plan.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on June 24, 2013, 09:08:00 PM
Are you still alive dude? Any progress on this?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on June 24, 2013, 10:08:00 PM
Quote from: prev date=1372122480
Are you still alive dude? Any progress on this?
Hi!!! I'm still around. I've been board lurking, but I needed a break form the costume. So, I haven't made any progress beyond the backpack yet. Be patient with me! I promise I will get back to it.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: ViolentDream on July 03, 2013, 03:17:00 AM
Hey Slygian, I'm really impressed and inspired by your work. I hope you don't mind if I adopt your stilts build? I'm just starting on my own suit, but would like to get your permission for it (also will be giving credit where it's due).
Thanks, man, and your build is one of the cleanest I've seen thus far.
 [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/cool.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='cool.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on July 03, 2013, 03:28:00 AM
Quote from: ViolentDream date=1372835820
Hey Slygian, I'm really impressed and inspired by your work. I hope you don't mind if I adopt your stilts build? I'm just starting on my own suit, but would like to get your permission for it (also will be giving credit where it's due).
Thanks, man, and your build is one of the cleanest I've seen thus far.
 [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/cool.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='cool.gif' />
Thanks!

Please borrow away. That's why we share. If I can help by providing some inspiration of lend an idea or two, I am more than happy to oblige.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: B.Carter on July 22, 2013, 05:49:00 PM
Hi Sylgian,

I'm following you for a while now and I have a question : wich Epsilon did you use ?

I wanted to buy some here (http://www.kaupo.de/Produktkatalog/Polyurethangiessharz.html) but they are so many and I don't know wich choose :-/

Can you help me ?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on July 22, 2013, 06:54:00 PM
Quote from: B.Carter date=1374529740
Hi Sylgian,

I'm following you for a while now and I have a question : wich Epsilon did you use ?

I wanted to buy some here (http://www.kaupo.de/Produktkatalog/Polyurethangiessharz.html) but they are so many and I don't know wich choose :-/

Can you help me ?
To my knowledge, Smooth-on only makes the one type of Epsilon. Epsilon is the product name, and  I do not believe it goes by any other. So, if it doesn't say "Epsilon" in the product name, I'd wager it is not the right stuff.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: B.Carter on July 23, 2013, 06:33:00 PM
Thank you [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

I found a better website to buy Epsilon here in Europe (http://www.formx.fr/products/epoxy/epoxy-c...it---127-kg.php (http://www.formx.fr/products/epoxy/epoxy-coating/epsilon-trial-unit---127-kg.php)). It looks like the one you had.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: B.Carter on August 05, 2013, 06:37:00 PM
Hi Sylgian,

Sorry to disturb you again but I don't understand the mix ratio for the Epsilon :"mix ratio is 100A:20B by weight". Is it 100 gr or something else ?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Cole45 on August 05, 2013, 07:56:00 PM
100 parts A to 20 parts B.

So if you have 100 grams (or mLs) of A, you should add 20 grams of part B. 200 grams A, 40 grams B, etc.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: B.Carter on August 06, 2013, 05:17:00 AM
Haa ok [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /> I'll test tonight [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

I never used that kind of material so it's all new for me.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on August 12, 2013, 01:50:00 AM
Are you ok dude? I miss the updates...  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/sad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='sad.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 12, 2013, 03:41:00 AM
Quote from: prev date=1376286600
Are you ok dude? I miss the updates...  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/sad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='sad.gif' />
I'm still kickin! I appreciate you reaching out though. I'll be picking the project up again shortly. Fear not, it will be finished. I've got too much invested to let it go to waste  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: LIIVI on August 12, 2013, 03:48:00 AM
You better do a HEV suit next..i swear you are Gordon Freeman's clone.

Amazing build btw..lol
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on August 12, 2013, 04:55:00 PM
Quote from: Sylgian date=1376336460
Quote from: prev date=1376286600
Are you ok dude? I miss the updates...  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/sad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='sad.gif' />
I'm still kickin! I appreciate you reaching out though. I'll be picking the project up again shortly. Fear not, it will be finished. I've got too much invested to let it go to waste  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' />
You could always send it to New Zealand if you were over it, I'd gladly take it off your hands...
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 16, 2013, 02:00:00 AM
Okay! I'm itching to get back to work again. I've started pulling things out of the closet, and I'm going to have some free time to work real soon. I'll have some new updates coming in the very near future.

In the mean time I wanted to give myself a bit more inspiration. So, I had some fun in photoshop during lunch and threw some color at an old photo from my build. Enjoy the render for now, more on the way.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qhdfTzv7r40/Ug2F7_0qIkI/AAAAAAAADd8/ls2pW83yX50/w1087-h637-no/Render+2.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: ViolentDream on August 16, 2013, 05:07:00 AM
and with that, you're done!  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' />
Wish you well on getting back on this  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on August 16, 2013, 05:21:00 AM
Very nice concepts bro.

Only missing the backpack, and some weapons...
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: kaiwanxiao on August 16, 2013, 01:41:00 PM
I feel like that build, as absolutely incredible as it is, needs slightly bigger pauldrons. I am *NOT* a fan of the supersized pauldrons. But in that case, it seems just a teensy bit too small.

Even with that, though, it looks flat-out gorgeous. That's a really great job.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Gunhead on August 16, 2013, 03:06:00 PM
Yeah, no duff, that is a great build. I think the pauldrons probably have the right size on the edge that meets the torso and along the bottom, but that the outside curve plunges very quickly leaving the impression that they are smaller than they are. On the other hand, as a recovering perfectionist, I think that few will notice and only a fellow perfectionist would even consider a mod or redo...

P.S. I wish I had PhotoShop skills...
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 16, 2013, 03:15:00 PM
I understand what you mean about the shoulder scale. But there are good reasons for their smaller size. They are, after all, a compromise. They were originally larger. As I decided against arm extensions the shoulders became smaller in order to balance the proportions of the too-short arms. I do believe scaling them down was a necessary evil.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on August 17, 2013, 07:47:00 AM
Your build is awesome, but...
I dont like that eagle from the font, it dosnt looks like the eagle on a space marine armor.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: larkin on August 17, 2013, 08:29:00 AM
this is awesome  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/ohmy.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='ohmy.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on August 17, 2013, 07:15:00 PM
Quote from: rero_design date=1376740020
Your build is awesome, but...
I dont like that eagle from the font, it dosnt looks like the eagle on a space marine armor.
Lots of marines have the Aquila on their chestplate.  Including me!

Glad to see you back at it Sylgian.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 17, 2013, 10:13:00 PM
I added shoulder rigging to my chest piece. I built shoulder loops off of my internal skeleton. Fits like a glove.

Tonight I will be working on my arm rigging, battle damage and some padding for my helmet to get it fitting on my melon.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Te6S3mding4/Ug_yp00Vq2I/AAAAAAAADes/-hE3gAFRv2A/w933-h700-no/IMG_20130817_153427.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TchqUgaRkww/Ug_ylOu92MI/AAAAAAAADek/oEcdWmejkC8/w933-h700-no/IMG_20130817_153553.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PzfsmyMdN2k/Ug_yvkLtzEI/AAAAAAAADe0/zcv021DZtkg/w933-h700-no/IMG_20130817_153713.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_elUhkchsfk/Ug_yio5hHjI/AAAAAAAADec/ReFiL8DJreo/w933-h700-no/IMG_20130817_153638.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 18, 2013, 06:52:00 AM
I got my helmet fitting my head with a few strategically placed bricks of foam. My range of motion is surprisingly good. I was worried it would hit the collar. The forearms have had some detail added and I have also started adding battle damage to the arms and shoulders. I have to say, it was hard to start hacking up what I worked so hard to assemble cleanly. But after a few gashes it did get kind of fun.

I have been sewing stretchy black fabric over the ducting I am using for elbow joints as well. Pictures of my progress there are coming tomorrow.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0MX7rmTcBwk/UhBLt90GHNI/AAAAAAAADgA/WJ9v1mHSQSQ/w933-h700-no/IMG_0967.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VGnzXTO6BfM/UhBLoZyPyMI/AAAAAAAADfs/zYS2zl6_xg4/w525-h700-no/IMG_0963.JPG)

COME AT ME BRO!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dyLvDRURWvI/UhBLhIPIGeI/AAAAAAAADfU/W3NlnK6H94k/w525-h700-no/IMG_0961.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3A7RQyZLEIs/UhBLgq2kSEI/AAAAAAAADfI/VbV1qBnogs4/w525-h700-no/IMG_0959.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xQx8Y35V0uw/UhBLoeBXKCI/AAAAAAAADfo/s1IXZaVMaQw/w933-h700-no/IMG_0964.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_ovKiOQApag/UhBLq7li4GI/AAAAAAAADf0/wzEkhhYGrUc/w933-h700-no/IMG_0965.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-SLiQW13pp20/UhBLtnq2HmI/AAAAAAAADgE/LQDCu7CLkl8/w933-h700-no/IMG_0966.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on August 18, 2013, 07:20:00 AM
More great progress bro!!!!!

Now hurry up and paint it...
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: larkin on August 18, 2013, 10:50:00 AM
realy great work [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on August 18, 2013, 04:09:00 PM
I must start my own One because of this!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: PhoenixRevival on August 18, 2013, 04:35:00 PM
I agree with Prev, cannot wait to see this painted. The rigging inside the chest is quite impressive. Gonna have to backtrack in your build and check things out. Unfortunately been very distracted. =)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on August 18, 2013, 04:41:00 PM
The rigging inside the suit looks really nice.  Is it comfortable?  I wounder if it might be worth while to put some foam over a few of the pieces.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 18, 2013, 04:51:00 PM
Quote from: CLOTHAR date=1376858460
The rigging inside the suit looks really nice.  Is it comfortable?  I wounder if it might be worth while to put some foam over a few of the pieces.
It is mostly comfortable. I'm very happy with how well it fits. Because of the rigid skeleton I can rest the full weight of my arms on the sides of the chest armor. There is virtually no "slop" when I move around in it. I will probably put some thin padding where it rests on my shoulders, but I could make due without.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on August 18, 2013, 05:57:00 PM
[img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/ohmy.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='ohmy.gif' /> I love it...
What kind of gloves do you use?
Can you give some detail for the electronics?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: SonofDorn on August 18, 2013, 05:58:00 PM
What company are you thinking about coming from, out of curiosity? Also, keep up the great work!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 18, 2013, 11:06:00 PM
The gloves I am using are an old pair of Nike hockey gloves. They are my personal pair. I bought some torspo hockey gloves off of ebay, but I liked the shape of the Nike pair much better, so I will be using the ebay gloves to play now.

I suppose I will  be a veteran of the first company, given my laurel, two red fists and the terminator honours that will be gracing my knee. But, Crimson Fists don't really show marking for company, so its really a non-issue.

Today I stitched the stretchy fabric over my ductwork arm pieces and added some nylon webbing to them for rigging. I printed some hooks and they now hang from the shoulder attachment point. I have chosen not to use the upper arm armor. I built it, but it impeded movement  far too much and sat awkwardly under the shoulder. It makes little difference, as you cannot see the upper arms anyhow.

I added some detail to the chest in the form of lines and a port thingy. I also added a decorative panel to each thigh.

More updates on the way.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-y-IIAQPVtUs/UhFOHnnB9QI/AAAAAAAADgk/XT1DyhC03UM/w933-h700-no/IMG_0968.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7PyNPSksqps/UhFOHWmF3ZI/AAAAAAAADgc/BuGaTs8rSwY/w933-h700-no/IMG_0969.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-74NlSIzKl2w/UhFOH1zqPmI/AAAAAAAADgo/au6wisfU8oQ/w933-h700-no/IMG_0970.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JdmQifZ-QHs/UhFOMAbG--I/AAAAAAAADgw/_GYSI6iZHRs/w933-h700-no/IMG_0971.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rGBVd8P6JKw/UhFONgamFeI/AAAAAAAADg4/cqYIaDwOykA/w933-h700-no/IMG_0972.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w5b4r0abCDY/UhFOOCu4pVI/AAAAAAAADhA/bvDi18ywX9g/w933-h700-no/IMG_0973.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on August 18, 2013, 11:39:00 PM
PAINT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Erus on August 19, 2013, 12:55:00 AM
nice idea with the arm under bits... How sturdy is the metal sheeting under the fabric though?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: ViolentDream on August 19, 2013, 12:59:00 AM
love the freakin' details!  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/14623/129/emo/0f352eae45b08d26760469319a4704f6.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='0f352eae45b08d26760469319a4704f6.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 19, 2013, 12:26:00 PM
Quote from: Erus date=1376888100
nice idea with the arm under bits... How sturdy is the metal sheeting under the fabric though?
The spiral wire that runs through it forces it to keep its shape, so it remains round no matter what. It also bends really nicely. Its basically a stretched slinky with fabric over the top. The foil material that comes on it is stronger than you might expect as well.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: larkin on August 19, 2013, 01:05:00 PM
awesome work .... but like prev said PAINT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Ronan on August 19, 2013, 02:33:00 PM
Looking really good.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: ViolentDream on August 19, 2013, 02:54:00 PM
Quote
The spiral wire that runs through it forces it to keep its shape, so it remains round no matter what. It also bends really nicely. Its basically a stretched slinky with fabric over the top. The foil material that comes on it is stronger than you might expect as well.

Always wondered about the air duct insulation and the fabric...so you've sewn the fabric on the foil itself right, alternating between the wires?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 19, 2013, 04:05:00 PM
Quote from: ViolentDream date=1376938440
Quote
The spiral wire that runs through it forces it to keep its shape, so it remains round no matter what. It also bends really nicely. Its basically a stretched slinky with fabric over the top. The foil material that comes on it is stronger than you might expect as well.

Always wondered about the air duct insulation and the fabric...so you've sewn the fabric on the foil itself right, alternating between the wires?
Yup. I stitch directly to the foil stuff. I only have a stitch at the top and bottom edges though. The arm tubes were too small to fit on the machine so I had to hand stitch.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: SabrX on August 19, 2013, 06:33:00 PM
Excellent progress Sylgian, your costume looks great! It seems you've put a lot of thought into skeletal support.

What did you use for the ventilation hoses and caps on the sides of your helmet?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 19, 2013, 08:35:00 PM
Quote from: SabrX date=1376951580
Excellent progress Sylgian, your costume looks great! It seems you've put a lot of thought into skeletal support.

What did you use for the ventilation hoses and caps on the sides of your helmet?
Thanks!

Anything you find that is black (or red) plastic in my build was probably 3D printed. This includes all of the detail pieces on the helmet. The tubing is large silver wire loom. I hot-glued the open end closed to match the inner diameter of the little caps I made. The seam is hidden on the back side where it cant be seen.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Mortarion on August 19, 2013, 11:16:00 PM
Looking ah-Mazing sir! Glad to see you are back at it. [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/14623/129/emo/01459939e94f5adb33facf235d2e7c00.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='01459939e94f5adb33facf235d2e7c00.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Beaun68 on August 20, 2013, 12:54:00 AM
Wow man this is really inspirational work!
Great job on the details.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 20, 2013, 03:22:00 AM
Tonight was all about the flexible, ribbed hip joints. It was an epic battle let me tell you. For some reason nothing was going right for me tonight. For such a simple element I had a lot of trouble. Much frustration.

The arm joints are made of 6" flexible ducting, these are made out of 10" flexible ducting with stretchy black fabric sewn over the top. The only difference is the size. I stitched the fabric on the arm portions by hand. These, I hot glued instead. The sewing machine was a bust, and I wasn't about to spend 4 hours hand stitching these ones. Lets hope the knees don't give me as much trouble. Those are happening tomorrow.

The ribs aren't very visible in the pictures, its better in natural light. I will be weathering them up a bit to add contrast in the end though.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1g5Mha2uD1U/UhLeIll3XjI/AAAAAAAADh0/LqOJFkw5PjA/w911-h683-no/IMG_0979.JPG)

a view from the inside.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-41eNb08QJc4/UhLeGNtrZrI/AAAAAAAADhs/iOFPqL3xJHA/w911-h683-no/IMG_0978.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Boh1_vLOkO4/UhLeGA3X7FI/AAAAAAAADhg/E3f9_K6fyp4/w911-h683-no/IMG_0975.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dcgT1-v-Vyk/UhLeGiXbrtI/AAAAAAAADho/-PYCNNkm-iM/w911-h683-no/IMG_0976.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Cole45 on August 20, 2013, 05:36:00 AM
Ribbing looks great! I imagine they'll be hot as balls, though.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: PhoenixRevival on August 20, 2013, 02:28:00 PM
Well, for your trouble they look pretty damn good. GL with the knees!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 21, 2013, 03:34:00 AM
Tonight was more work on the joints, the knees specifically. These were done in the same method as the hips. I am glad to say they went smoother than last evenings did.

The suit also looks pretty awesome hanging in the office. I can see light at the end of the tunnel. I have some more detail to add, a backpack to assemble, and the we are onto finishing!!! I cant wait for paint!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MFQGdy9CDww/UhQzbbktkLI/AAAAAAAADiY/1kUivcd2fdU/w911-h683-no/IMG_0980.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HLPxLCX_Wjw/UhQza1QI_uI/AAAAAAAADiQ/ZTiLUisqM08/w512-h683-no/IMG_0982.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-F8CJOBVcBA4/UhQzagtpSCI/AAAAAAAADiM/M3-e0-2yVHs/w911-h683-no/IMG_0981.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qK6dxJdQnrk/UhQzdclblaI/AAAAAAAADig/wmQMoL-yG88/w911-h683-no/IMG_0983.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 22, 2013, 01:24:00 AM
Tonight was a test night. I had the wife suit me up and take some video so I could see how the suit looked when it was all together and how everything moved. Pretty exciting stuff seeing it together and walking around.

Video and wall of pics follow:
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Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 22, 2013, 01:25:00 AM

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-N7YyBqT4xio/UhVhqs_Ax9I/AAAAAAAADjI/GPTfKtDVpMU/w512-h683-no/IMG_0987.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9s4WgxLzYI0/UhVhv2uC7QI/AAAAAAAADjY/FiAlPiSnbec/w911-h683-no/IMG_0988.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cCY4VkAAwcc/UhVhw8Y20fI/AAAAAAAADjg/8TG63i_wqVY/w512-h683-no/IMG_0989.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NTWWip7DKEo/UhVh2Q-i6bI/AAAAAAAADjw/PO90rTXw7ow/w512-h683-no/IMG_0991.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UzmQK8QTMtU/UhVh3SdQyEI/AAAAAAAADkA/itUkpu1h6aM/w512-h683-no/IMG_0993.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sl86nkmw3KQ/UhVh7OFJq9I/AAAAAAAADkI/Jr8OYjA6E4Y/w512-h683-no/IMG_0994.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0sgin60VkOE/UhVh8TEM3WI/AAAAAAAADkQ/LtEv5m45Nic/w512-h683-no/IMG_0995.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dJ_3ZK3c2UI/UhVh9XaLjsI/AAAAAAAADkY/ON0fU0BVZCA/w512-h683-no/IMG_0996.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OOmOHY6msP0/UhViBFBAZnI/AAAAAAAADko/RTDJ2owviTc/w512-h683-no/IMG_0998.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JDdKKTswBGE/UhVjA4vPSzI/AAAAAAAADlE/jZ-3ZLTO9NI/w911-h683-no/IMG_0999.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 22, 2013, 01:27:00 AM
Just in case you missed it in the wall of photos:

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*****CLICK THIS TEXT FOR VIDEO****** (http://youtu.be/RYe_y6WrBss)
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Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Mr-Syncronization on August 22, 2013, 01:56:00 AM
Can't wait for the finished product. I've been wanting to make a suit for comic-con. i will be starting my suit when i get my job.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on August 22, 2013, 07:31:00 AM
Btw... You are still planning to coat the whole suit in epsilon? Looks awesome though [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: khaynne on August 22, 2013, 08:43:00 AM
very very nice, good motion in the joints and movement in the legs, are you comfortable walking more than a few steps? and how is the airflow with your fan ideas?  as always i cant wait to see it completed and painted
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on August 22, 2013, 09:56:00 AM
Hell yeah!  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' /> Looking awesome! Love the structural details, especially the shoulders!

A pondering about the legs, though. When you move, the greaves move a lot in relation to the feet, which looks a bit strange in my opinion. Have you considered putting them onto the shoes instead of hanging them from the thighs? It might give a more solid look to the feet. And since you did such a great work with the flexible knee joint, it would be a shame not to show of some more joint movement!  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 22, 2013, 12:07:00 PM
Quote from: Rraijjar date=1377171060
Btw... You are still planning to coat the whole suit in epsilon? Looks awesome though [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' />
I have been thinking about this a lot lately. I am still going to coat the entire suit. however, I may be switching to smooth-on 65D urethane instead. It is my belief that the 65D will be less brittle than the epsilon and also have a little flex to it.

This method will require a base coat of PVA glue to seal it, but I want something that will be as durable as possible. I will probably test this down the road with some small sample pieces.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 22, 2013, 12:19:00 PM
Quote from: Shadowwolf date=1377179760
Hell yeah!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Render on August 22, 2013, 01:22:00 PM
quick question: are you able to run in your armour at all? or at least hobble a bit faster than the rest of us?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 22, 2013, 01:34:00 PM
Quote from: Render date=1377192120
quick question: are you able to run in your armour at all? or at least hobble a bit faster than the rest of us?
I think I could manage a modest trot if I had to. A proper run is probably out of the question though.

Next time I do an outdoor test I will give it a try for you. I lack the space to test that inside the house.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Render on August 22, 2013, 01:39:00 PM
Cheers [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /> just be careful, don't want ot break anything inside!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Ronan on August 22, 2013, 02:17:00 PM
Its looking pretty awesome.  Good range of motion to.  How well can you take your helmet off on put it on?  I kind of have to toss mine on.  Also I just designed a backpack with a fan system if you want to check it out.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: infamousme on August 22, 2013, 02:17:00 PM
Found a link to your thread on the Bolterandchainsword.com..... had to join this site just to remark on how effing awesome this costume is turning out to be.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 22, 2013, 04:00:00 PM
Quote from: Ronan date=1377195420
Its looking pretty awesome.  Good range of motion to.  How well can you take your helmet off on put it on?  I kind of have to toss mine on.  Also I just designed a backpack with a fan system if you want to check it out.
In order to get the helmet off and on I must have the gloves and shoulders removed. Otherwise removing the lid requires an assistant. I'll definitely check out your fan set up.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Imperial Gothic on August 22, 2013, 04:04:00 PM
Great work! Whilst I really love your suit, the detail and attention to every little piece - I just.. feel there's something off about the arms and shoulders! I can't put a finger on it and I hope this dosen't offend you.

Edit: I think it's the arm length. I believe the popular phrase is; T-rex syndrome; I've gotten that stamped all over my builds too - sadly. It's a compromise, because we don't want to use extensions for hands..

I'd like to see you try and make the 'bolter pose' [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 22, 2013, 04:11:00 PM
Quote from: Imperial Gothic date=1377201840
Great work! Whilst I really love your suit, the detail and attention to every little piece - I just.. feel there's something off about the arms and shoulders! I can't put a finger on it and I hope this dosen't offend you.
No offense taken. The arms and shoulders are a compromise after all. I very much disliked the idea of arm extensions. Hopefully I will make up for that slight awkwardness by holding a 1050 scale bolter.

I have ambitions to make myself an articulated powerfist down the road as well. if the bolter wont do it, that might.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Imperial Gothic on August 22, 2013, 05:13:00 PM
My thoughts exactly! I abhor the use of extensions for arms! I'd always prefer the use of my real hands, as opposed to holding an extension - for the sake of mobility and manipulating objects. The only exception would be for a power fist [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

Again; I very much love your work! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /> Though personally, I think a smaller bolter would fit you! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /> Have you done any sketches for this?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 22, 2013, 05:34:00 PM
Quote from: Imperial Gothic date=1377205980
My thoughts exactly! I abhor the use of extensions for arms! I'd always prefer the use of my real hands, as opposed to holding an extension - for the sake of mobility and manipulating objects. The only exception would be for a power fist (http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />Again; I very much love your work! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /> Though personally, I think a smaller bolter would fit you! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /> Have you done any sketches for this?[/quote]Thanks! I love your stuff so your approval means a lot. I'll size the bolter up before I build it, but I have liked the oversized look of other's builds.No space marine drawings yet. Here are some off topic drawings though! A few more can be found on my website here: [url=http://www.garysterley.com/#!other/c13bi]garysterley.com[/url][img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PBG_d1_Jlcw/UhZKodt6FXI/AAAAAAAADpE/X4SNr_A51MM/w530-h744-no/b5dc4d_270711f113c95b115bc9ec5c34f7cd29.jpg_srz_551_774_85_22_0.50_1.20_0.jpeg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-huCyATPrhcI/UhZJVoSSTnI/AAAAAAAADoo/cvezbWXGysA/w558-h744-no/IMG_20130801_141001.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Ex0f1bQ8g04/UhZJXKYk-lI/AAAAAAAADow/tX_5AUazTIA/w558-h744-no/IMG_20130312_163703.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Imperial Gothic on August 22, 2013, 05:45:00 PM
Oh my!! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/ohmy.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='ohmy.gif' /> By any chance, you don't have a side job as a comic book artist? [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' /> It certainly seems you have the skills for it!

I'd love to see some 40k themed drawings by you. As an artist I love seeing other peoples work - it's both inspiring and motivating!

(that Jean Gray looks so stunning, I'm lost for words)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 22, 2013, 05:57:00 PM
Quote from: Imperial Gothic date=1377207900
Oh my!! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/ohmy.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='ohmy.gif' /> By any chance, you don't have a side job as a comic book artist? [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' /> It certainly seems you have the skills for it!

I'd love to see some 40k themed drawings by you. As an artist I love seeing other peoples work - it's both inspiring and motivating!

(that Jean Gray looks so stunning, I'm lost for words)
LOL. As much as I wanted to be as a kid, no. I'm not a comic book artist. It was one of my dream jobs. I'm flattered though. Next time the mood strikes I'll throw down a space marine for everyone.

For the record Rogue was always my girl ;P
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: larkin on August 22, 2013, 06:16:00 PM
wow the pics are awesome
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on August 22, 2013, 09:04:00 PM
That art's stunning and as a marvel fan it's up there with some of the better artists I've seen, would love to see you draw the hulk as I'm looking for a new tattoo to add to my collection  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 23, 2013, 04:11:00 AM
I did some backpack work tonight. Mostly just assembly work. I will be incorporating a 120mm fan into my backpack as well. It will help circulate air through the chest and glow. Should be neat looking. I have a blue one just sitting here, though I think I would ultimately want a red.

Anyhow here is the nights progress.

back side
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EieU8v1YScY/UhbfXswIFhI/AAAAAAAADqI/_rTo8Rshuhk/w911-h683-no/IMG_1002.JPG)

front side
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-CUNLQtwVUms/UhbfXnNePBI/AAAAAAAADqE/xnUKf-jzAgY/w911-h683-no/IMG_1001.JPG)

textured ports
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nRoQXJ5ELcI/UhbfcsMiUDI/AAAAAAAADqU/pDZWOrcDABc/w911-h683-no/IMG_1003.JPG)

fan mock up
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nMY-HEw5v7U/Uhbfe06xC1I/AAAAAAAADqg/tm544woKoHE/w911-h683-no/IMG_1005.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on August 23, 2013, 08:16:00 AM
Quote from: Sylgian date=1377191220
Quote from: Rraijjar date=1377171060
Btw... You are still planning to coat the whole suit in epsilon? Looks awesome though [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' />
I have been thinking about this a lot lately. I am still going to coat the entire suit. however, I may be switching to smooth-on 65D urethane instead. It is my belief that the 65D will be less brittle than the epsilon and also have a little flex to it.

This method will require a base coat of PVA glue to seal it, but I want something that will be as durable as possible. I will probably test this down the road with some small sample pieces.
Let me know what works best for you [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' /> i'm always afraid foam is pretty "fragile" when not coated, but i can be wrong

At the pics (also the sketches)

All looks amazing! But that fan? Will be visible all the time or is it hidden in the backpack ? when its done
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 23, 2013, 12:26:00 PM
The fan will be hidden inside the backpack. Its just sitting on top to show the relative placement. There will be a round cut-out that the fan will peek through. Maybe a grate of some kind on top. Still undecided on that.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 23, 2013, 01:57:00 PM
Also... Forgot to mention.... I ordered a small sample of smooth-cast 65d yesterday afternoon. I will be doing some tests with it later this week. I plan on doing a side by side with it and the epsilon. Xrobots did a great work up on the 65d coating of foam so I will be following his process.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: space-clown on August 24, 2013, 04:35:00 PM
Hey,

Just to start, your build is AMAZING.
I'm just starting out with mine (got the helmet and chest so far). Thanks for sharing all your work along the way, its a great source for rookies myself.
Great inspiration, thanks.

Clown

 [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 24, 2013, 05:15:00 PM
Quote from: space-clown date=1377376500
Hey,

Just to start, your build is AMAZING.
I'm just starting out with mine (got the helmet and chest so far). Thanks for sharing all your work along the way, its a great source for rookies myself.
Great inspiration, thanks.

Clown

 (http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />[/quote]Thanks Clown, glad to share. If I can help or inspire someone else all the better. I know I wouldn't be where I am in my build if it weren't for others doing the same.Last night, and this morning, was backpack time. It is my final armor piece to construct and I am super glad to see it getting done. I am incorporating a 120mm case fan into it to move air through the chest, that is mostly rigged up now. I still have the spherical-booster-jet-things to make and loads of detail to add, but the core construction is done. [img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FWMMXTWD1bE/UhjoOYU19JI/AAAAAAAADrA/fqIyKsCihhs/w911-h683-no/IMG_1006.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xZl4ull5Q08/UhjoPNyvzSI/AAAAAAAADrM/VPN4NHmW0tQ/w911-h683-no/IMG_1007.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lCuaAx2BECo/UhjoPLApgeI/AAAAAAAADrQ/SWnhEDtcTGE/w911-h683-no/IMG_1008.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vr5IFxOrOKE/UhjoRAFLtXI/AAAAAAAADrY/Zi8IzBHPyI4/w911-h683-no/IMG_1009.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on August 24, 2013, 05:25:00 PM
Great art work man!  I am very impressed.

I followed Xrobots tutorial to my resin coated suit.  The only thing I can add is:  Between layers of resin you either need to sand it, or lay the next layer down while the resin is still tacky.  If you skip this the different layers will have a good chance of peeling away from each other.  It can work well for battle damage, but it can also be a major pain in the ass.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on August 24, 2013, 06:05:00 PM
That backpack is looking great! Love the square rivets! And the cooling looks pretty amazing in the pic! You can really get far with a dedicated fan at your back  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Finnlock on August 24, 2013, 11:44:00 PM
Nicely done!

are you going to put a greating over the fan?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 25, 2013, 12:50:00 AM
Quote from: Finnlock date=1377402240
Nicely done!

are you going to put a greating over the fan?
Yes I will be putting something over the fan. I will probably 3D print something decorative. A nice grate with an aguila or crimson fists symbol incorporated is what I am thinking. We'll see. There are a few other detail pieces to print out as well.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 25, 2013, 05:24:00 AM
I made myself a grille for the backpack fan. (http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />[img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ipnA8yueivs/UhmTPYes6nI/AAAAAAAADsA/vM_bd09RHJ4/w886-h665-no/IMG_20130825_011250.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6s4kNQhUthI/UhmV_t7SroI/AAAAAAAADs0/EpSg2XAVHsg/w886-h590-no/IMG_1040.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-B1sDQVlyZiw/UhmV_rd3zNI/AAAAAAAADsw/vF4dT9jmQsk/w886-h590-no/IMG_1041.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on August 25, 2013, 05:44:00 AM
Looks awesome dude.

DAMN YOU AND YOUR 3D PRINTER!!!!!!

But seriously, good job...
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on August 25, 2013, 09:35:00 AM
Quote from: Sylgian date=1377422640
I made myself a grille for the backpack fan. (http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />[img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6s4kNQhUthI/UhmV_t7SroI/AAAAAAAADs0/EpSg2XAVHsg/w886-h590-no/IMG_1040.JPG)
Duuude...


I hate you!

But I love you! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' /> This is awesome!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 25, 2013, 06:49:00 PM
For Render, me trying to run in the armor. It's hard.

Me trying to run in my armor (http://youtu.be/XoiWluilmdU)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: B'rel_Knight on August 25, 2013, 08:06:00 PM
I was looking into 3d printers what kind are you using? And what size can I make up to?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: The Nightbringer on August 25, 2013, 08:09:00 PM
What are you using to connect everything together other than hot glue or is that it? I've used just hot glue on a couple other of my EVA foam builds and i kept having problems with the surface layer peeling off and me having a blob of hot glue with just a thin layer of foam on it.  Also, is there anything special you're doing to keep the nylon straps attached other than hot glue, I know you said you were sewing some things.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: SonofDorn on August 25, 2013, 08:16:00 PM
Throne, but your work is that of an artificier! Keep up the fantastic job!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 26, 2013, 03:55:00 AM
Quote from: B'rel_Knight date=1377475560
I was looking into 3d printers what kind are you using? And what size can I make up to?
I have a solidoodle 2. It's build platform is roughly 6"x6"x6".

Quote
What are you using to connect everything together other than hot glue or is that it? I've used just hot glue on a couple other of my EVA foam builds and i kept having problems with the surface layer peeling off and me having a blob of hot glue with just a thin layer of foam on it.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 26, 2013, 04:48:00 AM
Backpack is ALMOST done. The backpack makes the costume WAY bigger too. Good thing I made it easily removable for my helper or I'd never fit through a door! Pictures of my mount system are below. Basically it hangs from the PVC skeleton on hooks.

I re-printed my fan grille, the first version was a little flimsy so I reinforced it. I also printed vent covers for the bottom exhaust thingies. I realize only the bottom two should have these, but I don't care. I like the look and all 4 are getting them.

Mocking up the Ball things
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fhLB0_EwRjM/UhrQa2azHKI/AAAAAAAADwE/A1TlRULZ9W4/w1026-h683-no/IMG_1043.JPG)

ball thing construction
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qYG-kaT9lWE/UhrQanX0bjI/AAAAAAAADv4/Cxf1JssmAdE/w1026-h683-no/IMG_1045.JPG)

ball things attached
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Yo_n44yzCIA/UhrQeO-EmXI/AAAAAAAADwM/v4COTIgobeI/w1026-h683-no/IMG_1046.JPG)

Mounting hooks on backpack
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dKVOTIkKTJM/UhrQ2KUsOhI/AAAAAAAADx0/78NYBK2mOWQ/w1026-h683-no/IMG_1059.JPG)

reinforced mounting plate on the back of my chest armor
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aIVuRUqI3Q4/UhrQ4F7bsGI/AAAAAAAADx8/BHLjNn7Ihh0/w1026-h683-no/IMG_1060.JPG)

simply slide the hooks into place, BOOM, mounted.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c-8V1tQ1Mo4/UhrQ5kon3nI/AAAAAAAADyE/AZAuhqgsNs0/w1026-h683-no/IMG_1061.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CEa-wMFNU8I/UhrQ6mjFD7I/AAAAAAAADyM/uW86YDEqzSI/w1026-h683-no/IMG_1062.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 26, 2013, 04:49:00 AM
backpack fashion show time!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eWZNGjV9oZw/UhrQoL6VrvI/AAAAAAAADw8/oZralsqU99E/w1026-h683-no/IMG_1052.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YSXURQIYDvQ/UhrQqdox8gI/AAAAAAAADxE/MC9n8jb84Xs/w1026-h683-no/IMG_1053.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8Pvbcav7qFc/UhrQsk5Ly7I/AAAAAAAADxM/kriUR3CjJBs/w1026-h683-no/IMG_1054.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-z5pdhMnn6oY/UhrQuUCvfNI/AAAAAAAADxU/EFOFLZVLa0c/w1026-h683-no/IMG_1055.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Wse3vKatMyI/UhrQwRlOEUI/AAAAAAAADxc/9whUJ37_vhU/w1026-h683-no/IMG_1056.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q-4Z75vvjiU/UhrQyZ6eT6I/AAAAAAAADxk/w6dc1JbU5Kk/w1026-h683-no/IMG_1057.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-QYbWdGBOXvQ/UhrQ0APHz2I/AAAAAAAADxs/HXCspH8-0rs/w1026-h683-no/IMG_1058.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: The Nightbringer on August 26, 2013, 05:18:00 AM
Nice!  The backpack really turns this from "future armour" to Space Marine Armour, not that anyone would doubt what you were I hope.
 
How did you reinforce the chest piece to allow for the backpack to sit on it?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 26, 2013, 05:40:00 AM
Quote from: The Nightbringer date=1377508680
Nice!  The backpack really turns this from "future armour" to Space Marine Armour, not that anyone would doubt what you were I hope.
 
How did you reinforce the chest piece to allow for the backpack to sit on it?
I totally agree. With the backpack, I feel like a space marine, and less like a giant robot.

The backpack hooks simply slide over a horizontal piece of my  PVC skeleton inside the chest piece (see image below). The plastic plate was just to reinforce the foam to reduce wear. I expect that pack to be coming off and on quite a bit.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PzfsmyMdN2k/Ug_yvkLtzEI/AAAAAAAADe0/zcv021DZtkg/w911-h683-no/IMG_20130817_153713.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Render on August 26, 2013, 11:34:00 AM
I am unashamedly stealing the absolute crap out of that backpack rig...
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: sabersaint on August 26, 2013, 04:49:00 PM
Hey there Sylgian
Sabersaint here.
Ya know, I used the same hook method with my backpack, so I thought I would offer a tip.
It worked great, but I didn't like being able to see the hooks.
So I simply covered the hooks with some black ribbed tubing.
It worked great and really helped to further connect the mechanics of the backpack and torso.
Cheers  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on August 26, 2013, 06:13:00 PM
Judging by your pictures, the backpack must be fitted slightly higher...

Awesome work so far, I like your 3D printer...[img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: The Nightbringer on August 27, 2013, 01:03:00 AM
A couple of questions:  are you willing to sell orders of the custom 3D print items that you used in your build or have you posted the files for them anywhere, other than the belt buckle?  I know this is your baby and you don't want tons of people ripping you off so you have clones running around out there, but I was looking to use your idea for the PEX skeleton and holy crap you were right about the prices of those connectors!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: twofour878 on August 27, 2013, 02:58:00 AM
Man, I don't check this thread for a few days and BAM! Progress like mad.

Looking amazing, If my build even approaches a quarter of this quality I will be happy.  Thank you VERY much for the detail pics as this is really helping me decide how to do my rigging.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: PhoenixRevival on August 27, 2013, 03:16:00 AM
Yeah, I'm with twofour here. I don't check in for a few days and all of a sudden theirs custom printed grills and packs being attached to backs...

Not to mention that running vid that nearly made me fall out of my seat. [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 27, 2013, 03:59:00 AM
Lol thanks everyone. The encouragement goes a long way.

I have the nights progress to share. I gave myself terminator honours, and placed a crux terminatus on the right kneecap of my armor. Also, I printed out some vent details for the ball things on the backpack.

I'm very close to being done with the construction phase and moving onto finishing! There are a handful of tweaks I want  to make before I harden everything. I'd say we are 90% there. My Smooth-Cast 65D also arrived today and I am going to be doing some testing with that as a hard coating substitute to Epsilon. More on that soon.



(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EHLk4fLyIww/UhwdRGWwTNI/AAAAAAAAEAg/22ClOxELFgY/w905-h603-no/IMG_1063.JPG)

fresh off the printer
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l2DIBIm733c/UhwdQGh0DDI/AAAAAAAAEAU/g0lIrD-zEbw/w905-h603-no/IMG_1064.JPG)

it fits!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SyePMWuqVCs/UhwdRHUEKqI/AAAAAAAAEAk/dqkIVaO0Cm0/w905-h603-no/IMG_1065.JPG)

second one done, glued in place.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-larBzP-UCJs/UhwdUeuD7RI/AAAAAAAAEAs/f42_cA1h0lk/w905-h603-no/IMG_1066.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_DnPF8IWAC8/Uhwf3BPctcI/AAAAAAAAEBc/5k91CFDcBvA/w905-h603-no/IMG_1069.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: SonofDorn on August 27, 2013, 04:10:00 AM
Wow...just wow. I have to say that the backpack rig is mind-blowingly sweet! Definitely taking notes here.
I check back almost every day to see if you've already finished it and there's always something else that you've added to it. I love being surprised like that.
Keep up the labor of love!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 27, 2013, 06:26:00 PM
Here is a little lunch time progress for everyone. I came home to eat today so I added some detail rivets to the shoulders while I ate my raviolis.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cGtZVUcuUSw/UhzuOk3jgzI/AAAAAAAAECQ/PzFoYh5c3sA/w905-h603-no/IMG_1070.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-w7fgZndZbz0/UhzuPdYuOVI/AAAAAAAAECY/d9ZJ2KjeWfA/w905-h603-no/IMG_1071.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Gunhead on August 27, 2013, 06:47:00 PM
If you have an eye for it, the stuff you can get at the dollar store can make for some awesome detail.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on August 28, 2013, 08:26:00 AM
Looking real good bro!!!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 29, 2013, 05:01:00 AM
Just checking in before I leave. Progress will be nil this weekend. I will be in New Mexico doing some hiking with my wife for a few days. Unfortunately that means I won't be here to work on my armor. awwwwww.

Not much to report for tonight. Most of my work for the last day has been refining previous components. Mainly my boots. There was some bending happening to the boot body when I walked and I had to add some length to the wooden base panel of my stilts to fix the issue. I also refined the toe shape slightly to allow more clearance.

I am mainly troubleshooting at this point. I am going over everything and making sure all the armor fits and moves well together before I move on to hardening. Its important I fix any potential issues now because it will be much harder to correct after the armor is coated in plastic.

Cant WAIT to do some painting! More progress happening on Monday.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-GiOVCvzjf20/Uh7S1PqRQlI/AAAAAAAAGPE/aHPnl9Z-lD0/w905-h603-no/IMG_1072.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: larkin on August 29, 2013, 06:50:00 AM
wow really amazing
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Ronan on August 29, 2013, 02:17:00 PM
Looking really good.  I'm trying to convince my wife that I need a 3d printer too, but she clams that our kids need food instead.  So Jealous
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: The Nightbringer on August 29, 2013, 03:11:00 PM
Do you have any problems with stairs?  I notice that your stilt platforms don't extend the length of the foot and I was curious about if you have difficulty walking up and down them. normally.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 29, 2013, 03:30:00 PM
Quote from: The Nightbringer date=1377803460
Do you have any problems with stairs?  I notice that your stilt platforms don't extend the length of the foot and I was curious about if you have difficulty walking up and down them. normally.
The bases were always the full length of my foot. Now they are even longer and extend past the toe of my shoe. Regardless, stairs are a problem. Mostly because my giant boots are too large to fit well on the tiny, non-augmented, human sized stairs everyone likes to build on this planet.

I can get up them if I have to, but its not a graceful act. On the same note, walking on grass and other uneven surfaces is unstable. The size of the base makes it pretty awkward. Nice flat surfaces are no problem, but if the base is tilted even a little, the height of the stilt exaggerates the angle at you ankle. I'd certainly prefer to avoid both grass and stairs whenever possible.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: B'rel_Knight on August 29, 2013, 04:34:00 PM
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Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on August 29, 2013, 05:57:00 PM
Explain to her how much it will enrich the kid's lives.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Worldeater888 on September 01, 2013, 11:44:00 PM
Gary, I have a few quick questions about your boots. What is under the bottom piece of plywood? Is it just one layer of foam? Did you add any plywood in the toes or is it just foam? What are you using for the sole itself, just foam or did you add a layer of rubber?

And the question that really has me puzzled, how do you (and everyone else,   because most of the suits look built the same way) get you feet in the shoes and tighten the straps with the greave on?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on September 02, 2013, 07:56:00 AM
Quote from: Worldeater888 date=1378093440
Gary, I have a few quick questions about your boots. What is under the bottom piece of plywood? Is it just one layer of foam? Did you add any plywood in the toes or is it just foam? What are you using for the sole itself, just foam or did you add a layer of rubber?

And the question that really has me puzzled, how do you (and everyone else,   because that all look built the same way) get you feet in the shoes and tighten the straps with the greave on?
The last question is an easy one, at least. There are two ways. The first option includes years of yoga and stretching, assuming positions which should not be physically possible. The second one is having help to tie your shoelaces :-) On my legs, the back of the knees (the joint) can be lifted, giving access to the shoes inside the greaves from behind. A velcro strap attached to the shoe lets someone close it easily.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Ronan on September 02, 2013, 02:04:00 PM
Yeah I think most people need help with the shoes.  I can get most everything else.  I put some barrel sliders like the kind on camping bags and put them on the laces.  So now my son just has to tighten them.  I don't have to worry about them getting untied.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Worldeater888 on September 02, 2013, 03:13:00 PM
OK, so a finished suit should have enough up and down movement in the greave for an assistant to get their hands in between the boot and the greave? I have looked at all of the "suit up" videos I could find but no one shows that particular detail. I wonder, does the knee hinge have to come apart to get enough of a opening above the boot?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Feircus on September 02, 2013, 09:39:00 PM
I actually used a pair of old work crocs (clogs) and they work pretty well. No lacing, just slip them on.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 03, 2013, 05:07:00 AM
Alright. I'm back from my little trip. I can try to put this getting-into-the-suit-business to bed, Render's suit-up video found **HERE** (http://youtu.be/uyDAkLWJAoA) is probably better than any explanation I will type up. Watch it. My own dressing process is nearly identical. You WILL need help.

Text version:
Basically, the shin is sat on top of the boot, detached. You should already be wearing your cod/thighs.You step into your boots and have you assistant strap your foot down. Your assistant will have ample space to reach down into the shin with it detached from the thigh armor. Once that is done, your assistant lifts the shin up off the boot, and attaches it to the thigh armor at the detachable knee joint.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Worldeater888 on September 03, 2013, 08:17:00 AM
Thanks for the comments and the link, I had actually just found that same video about a half hour before I saw your reply, LOL.

Any advice on the material for the bottom of the shoes? I plan to get mine started this week. Now that I have the stilts made the next step is cutting the plywood out. I was studying the newest pictures you have up and I was wondering; did you remove the support that goes up behind your calf or just cut it to reposition it?

Speaking of studying pictures I have been looking at your helmet and noticed that the foam is cut and glued in a pattern that looks a lot different from the other ones I see here. Did you make the files for the pattern yourself or is it online somewhere. Do you have a picture of it flat before it was glued together? (I am talking about the main right and left top sections, not the earpieces or the faceplate)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 03, 2013, 12:29:00 PM
Quote from: Worldeater888 date=1378210620
Thanks for the comments and the link, I had actually just found that same video about a half hour before I saw your reply, LOL.

Any advice on the material for the bottom of the shoes? I plan to get mine started this week. Now that I have the stilts made the next step is cutting the plywood out. I was studying the newest pictures you have up and I was wondering; did you remove the support that goes up behind your calf or just cut it to reposition it?

Speaking of studying pictures I have been looking at your helmet and noticed that the foam is cut and glued in a pattern that looks a lot different from the other ones I see here. Did you make the files for the pattern yourself or is it online somewhere. Do you have a picture of it flat before it was glued together? (I am talking about the main right and left top sections, not the earpieces or the faceplate)
My boot bottom has a single layer of EVA under the wood base of my stilt, The toe portion is foam only, there is now wood whatsoever. The EVA adds a little bit of give under the wood and makes it safe to walk on surfaces where you might scuff the floor up otherwise. COnsidering I have screw heads showing on the bottom of my wood base, this is especially necessary.

The EVA has held up very well in the outdoor walking I have done, it shows some minor wear, but it has held up nicely to cement thus far. It has also given me fairly good traction. However, I will also be adding some rubber to the base of the boot to improve life and traction of the boot. I bought these: Rubber Stair Treads (http://www.improvementscatalog.com/imp/20167?cm_mmc=GooglePLA-_-DoormatsandStairTreads-_-2013-_-397962&code-macs=MP3XW091&SourceCode=MP3XW091&mr:trackingCode=08F184B8-9750-E011-AD03-001B2163195C&mr:referralID=NA&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=17242510492&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=43937081692&redirect=y) These are REAL rubber, not that foamy grippy stuff and of a relatively thing gauge, great for my intended purpose.

I will not be covering the whole bottom with the rubber. Instead I will cut them into a tread-type pattern and apply them in pieces to save on weight. I will have some pics once I complete this. The boots are on the top of my list this week.


I get this question a lot. The patterns I used are available here: FOAM TEMPLATES (http://www.therpf.com/f24/foam-speed-building-files-video-added-148889/).
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 04, 2013, 05:01:00 AM
I'm back from my trip! Working on the boots tonight. In my walking tests, the toe of my shoe kept peeking out. To fix this issue I made a few changes. Firstly, I cut off the toe of my shoes. Now the toes don't extend past the foam of the boot body. With that new clearance I was able to attach a front panel of the boot body. Now instead of shoe peeking out, this new panel will be visible instead.

I also started cutting rubber for the tread I will be adding to the bottom of the boot. THis will have to wait until tomorrow night though, its bedtime for now.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BQ79q2qEzmg/Uia79aiuq9I/AAAAAAAAGl0/YHAsBKiuuOE/w905-h603-no/IMG_1186.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-73sSQr5QJrk/Uia79IaMQXI/AAAAAAAAGlo/irHZl_C6Hug/w905-h603-no/IMG_1185.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-H83h97bICPk/Uia8FHtoJ2I/AAAAAAAAGmA/23dYGeSDLDs/w905-h603-no/IMG_1187.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on September 04, 2013, 05:45:00 AM
Looks funny a toe-less shoe, but i love the results though
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Ronan on September 04, 2013, 02:45:00 PM
What material are you using for the tread?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 04, 2013, 02:50:00 PM
Quote from: Ronan date=1378320300
What material are you using for the tread?
Rubber Stair tread. There is a link to it in my previous post from the third.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Ronan on September 04, 2013, 03:01:00 PM
Oh cool, I thought about that or skateboard grip, but all I could find was more sandpaper type.  I might see if I can order some for next year.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 05, 2013, 05:13:00 AM
I started tonight by adding the rubber tread to the bottom of the boots. These are supplementary and should help with both wet traction as well as increase the lifespan of the sole of my boot.

Outside of that I had some fun adding weathering to most of the armor pieces. I already made a bunch of larger slashes and dins with the razor. So tonight was mostly small slag burns and such. I did this with the soldering iron.

Finishing stage.... SOON.

The boot bottoms. Hot glue doesn't adhere too well to rubber so these were all glued down with 5 minute epoxy. Hopefully that will hold them better.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oj2rS1DSWzA/UigRPuWOlvI/AAAAAAAAGnw/56nk7Tm91eY/w905-h603-no/IMG_1188.JPG)

These are just some random shots of the weathering.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YgO0aJXQekE/UigRPYoOdcI/AAAAAAAAGno/E85P87IH9mE/w402-h603-no/IMG_1189.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-aMu-WyZH8CI/UigRPNTFDNI/AAAAAAAAGns/3emeAy4t5FM/w905-h603-no/IMG_1190.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iCc5ihKeoV8/UigRUiZUxDI/AAAAAAAAGn4/9cHHJDVw94o/w905-h603-no/IMG_1191.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PAw7x5YnZq4/UigRWDQ-7xI/AAAAAAAAGoI/a-KeVS0mBd4/w402-h603-no/IMG_1192.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-v51Uzyyo-rI/UigRV3XivEI/AAAAAAAAGoA/FJB0FtLHR1g/w905-h603-no/IMG_1193.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--5niDcNR0sc/UigRX-RPRzI/AAAAAAAAGoQ/SkxDdSheFAk/w905-h603-no/IMG_1194.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on September 05, 2013, 05:58:00 AM
I dont know what to say  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/blink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='blink.gif' />  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on September 05, 2013, 11:10:00 AM
Battle damage looks badass bro!!!!

HURRY UP AND PAINT IT!!!!!! The suspense is killing me...  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/blink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='blink.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Divergent Reality on September 05, 2013, 07:58:00 PM
Notice the lack of damage to the codpiece. The Emperor truly protects.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: wamthump on September 05, 2013, 08:46:00 PM
I spit out my soda roflmao'ing
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Fragment on September 05, 2013, 08:51:00 PM
relly nice battle dmg effect's.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: cosmo_kraemer on September 05, 2013, 09:26:00 PM
as it has been said before luving the battle damage. i would luv to know how you did it if you dont mind sharing.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on September 05, 2013, 11:49:00 PM
Excellent detailing Sylgian!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 06, 2013, 02:26:00 AM
Quote from: cosmo_kraemer date=1378430760
as it has been said before luving the battle damage. i would luv to know how you did it if you dont mind sharing.
I made circular craters and deep scratches with a (sharp) razor. Craters were made by holding the razor at an angle and gouging into the surface of the foam. Basically cutting out an shallow upside down mountain shape. After that I added the the deep scratches with tapered V shaped cuts. Then I heated the cuts with a lighter. This smooths everything out so you can't see the cut lines. Finally I added slag burns, small scratches and irregularity with the tip of the soldering iron.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 06, 2013, 02:33:00 AM
My buddy Josh came over today for a bite to eat. He is about my size, so before we went out for food I forced him to don the power armor and let me see it walking around. It's really awesome to see it 3rd person. I was like a proud papa.
(http://i6.ifrm.com/style_images/1/icon6.gif)

Here are some pics I managed to take when I wasn't being giddy.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c3bkhxElI3w/Uikxgz2yxFI/AAAAAAAAGpw/0TkF_Ujs1Kk/w1386-h779-no/IMG_1197.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MMwto8nhh0E/Uikxi2kGJyI/AAAAAAAAGp8/VmXsMVC_8Nk/w519-h779-no/IMG_1200.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-spBeRj7EbUs/UikxstJ8-YI/AAAAAAAAGqY/SSCO7xOtmKs/w519-h779-no/IMG_1201.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QvNoCV0t2sw/Uikxs62npAI/AAAAAAAAGqc/4CIYBbcrDB4/w653-h980-no/IMG_1202.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FmlTSb9749k/UikxtZc19BI/AAAAAAAAGqk/s3kleYm5qe0/w1170-h779-no/IMG_1203.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-F0IhNnQpbdA/Uikx1HiBISI/AAAAAAAAGqw/xKZObYuTZsI/w653-h980-no/IMG_1204.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-e-5ErKAOa9w/Uikx1cPTBAI/AAAAAAAAGq0/P6gCO10iHGk/w653-h980-no/IMG_1205.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-oRC5IJCNbfM/Uikx17knQII/AAAAAAAAGq8/0us7sybyBn8/w653-h980-no/IMG_1206.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0vp3k-_ZwmU/UikxgayI_CI/AAAAAAAAGpo/p2jqjGZ3c-o/w1386-h779-no/IMG_1196.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Luther - the fallen on September 06, 2013, 12:27:00 PM
Very inspiring.. I might just have to do one in the future myself (and yes, the topic is bookmarked for future references [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' /> )

Just a quick question: How much did this suit cost you so far?

- Luther
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 06, 2013, 12:32:00 PM
Quote from: Luther - the fallen date=1378484820
Very inspiring.. I might just have to do one in the future myself (and yes, the topic is bookmarked for future references [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' /> )

Just a quick question: How much did this suit cost you so far?

- Luther
The running total is currently ~$970 in materials. Finishing is yet to come and that part will be a bit pricey. My projected budget was $1500. I expect to be very close to that number by the time its all finished. I am keeping a fairly accurate accounting so I'll be able to let everyone know what the final tally is.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on September 06, 2013, 03:40:00 PM
But... your still going to coat it with that liquid plastic stuff? [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 06, 2013, 04:08:00 PM
Quote from: Rraijjar date=1378496400
But... your still going to coat it with that liquid plastic stuff? [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
I sure do. That's going to be the first step once I begin the finishing stage.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 07, 2013, 04:14:00 AM
I have another test video for everyone. I made a number of small improvements. Firstly to the boots. The base of my stilt was lengthened, the boot body was given extra height to hide my shoes. I also changed up my thigh rigging a bit and added padding to the interior of the thighs to make the leg movement more natural.

In the works are refining the chest rigging and fixing the gaps in the cod nearest the thighs. I need to add some padding to help keep the chest from climbing up to my chin due to the added weight of the backpack.

Enjoy the video.
Sylgians Space Marine Costume Test 9-6-13 (http://youtu.be/57NPv__eo00)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: larkin on September 07, 2013, 11:08:00 AM
wow awesome
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 07, 2013, 10:19:00 PM
Detail work this morning. I fixed the gap between my thigh armor and my butt. That should look much better now. I also added a banner detail to the right shin and carved a small skull for my backpack. Sorry for everyone so eager to see some paint, I can't stop improving things!


(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7PpVF5AdlHk/UiuksdurFLI/AAAAAAAAGzk/YmHwiO0VFig/w905-h603-no/IMG_1215.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qqBAK5n0wZM/UiukmJ-Zs0I/AAAAAAAAGzI/qjGjSvQe1T4/w905-h603-no/IMG_1211.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-g0EVPaw3ZDw/UiuksBpekXI/AAAAAAAAGzo/hiMqr4q0_ZE/w905-h603-no/IMG_1214.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-j1MI5OUtC_g/Uiukpq0Yf1I/AAAAAAAAGzY/ZiIGGDFZWTI/w402-h603-no/IMG_1213.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TuxRMFrxU3w/UiukgexaurI/AAAAAAAAGyo/jC2MPvVig5Y/w905-h603-no/IMG_1207.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VZPCOp8tAG8/UiukgnIQydI/AAAAAAAAGyw/ujBpo5CS4sg/w905-h603-no/IMG_1209.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Finnlock on September 07, 2013, 10:25:00 PM
looks good, but I wouldn't use a hand carved skull...it's not clean enough compaired to the other items you have like the eagle.

It's halloween time, so hit up the stores and get a more detailed skull it will look better in the end.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 09, 2013, 04:03:00 AM
Whos got 2 thumbs and shiney new ABS purity seals? THIS GUY!

I drew up some purity seals in 3D and printed them out of red ABS plastic on the 3D printer. A light bath in some acetone to melt them a bit and BAM! Tough as nails purity seals. Sorry for my enthusiasm, I am slowly learning 3D, and I am pretty excited about how successful this was.

I might make a few different ones. I could easily make some with chapter insignias, etc.

My model
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-y73PT1dhdu4/Ui1HWdjPivI/AAAAAAAAG0s/kWmhpVG0qpc/w657-h603-no/purity+seal.jpg)

Hot off the printer, printer lines and all
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VzqDOCQULIY/Ui1HYL6l9OI/AAAAAAAAG00/mFWcM0CxKZ4/w804-h603-no/IMG_20130908_232427.jpg)

Acetone melts away all those pesky lines.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6roJ6aDggQw/Ui1HaFjZqiI/AAAAAAAAG08/ve8f6gLMepA/w905-h603-no/IMG_1216.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: larkin on September 09, 2013, 06:05:00 AM
Love the Details [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on September 09, 2013, 07:11:00 AM
Fuck yeah bro!!!!!!!!

That's a good looking Purity Seal. I'll take 10.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on September 09, 2013, 07:25:00 AM
looks good...why dont you print the skull separately then can you glue them in different directions on the base....
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on September 09, 2013, 07:50:00 AM
Quote from: rero_design date=1378725900
looks good...why dont you print the skull separately then can you glue them in different directions on the base....
Hear, hear! That is a very good idea!

And that purity seal looks absolutely delicious!  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/ohmy.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='ohmy.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 09, 2013, 12:18:00 PM
Quote from: rero_design date=1378725900
looks good...why dont you print the skull separately then can you glue them in different directions on the base....
Thats a pretty good idea. I planned on making a few different ones, swapping out the insignias and rotating them so the wax irregularity wouldn't be repeated, but this is a good solve too.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Worldeater888 on September 09, 2013, 01:33:00 PM
Fantastic job, you are a real inspiration.

I have watched the 9-6 video about 8 times now trying to deduce your build techniques from it and I keep thinking something is a little off. I don't know if you are still at the point of tweaking things but I do have one comment. when you bend your knee you show a large gap between the poleyn (kneecap) and the quisse (thigh). it shows the spiral hose and gives it the illusion that the upper section has separated from the lower.  I think that the poleyn is a little smaller (or mounted lower) than the other suits that I have seen and the quisse is cut out in the front like it was made to be attached to the poleyn instead of riding behind it. I think the simplest fix would be to add a small plate at the bottom front of the quisse (and maybe more to the sides) so that the front is slightly lower than the sides. That way when when you bend your knee you would only see armor instead of the spiral hose behind it.

(http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy69/louisray/Garysknee_zpsbbf08e3f.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: space-clown on September 09, 2013, 04:41:00 PM
AWESOME [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/ohmy.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='ohmy.gif' />
How much do they cost to produce and would you be interested in making them for those of us without a 3D printer?

Clown
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 09, 2013, 04:43:00 PM
Thanks for the feedback Worldeater. I am still able to make changes and as luck would have it, I will be working on the thighs tonight. I'll look into closing the gap in the front. I chose not to mount my knees flush. That might account for some of the gap.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 09, 2013, 04:47:00 PM
Oops double post
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 09, 2013, 04:52:00 PM
Quote from: space-clown date=1378759260
AWESOME [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/ohmy.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='ohmy.gif' />
How much do they cost to produce and would you be interested in making them for those of us without a 3D printer?

Clown
They aren't too laborious. I would be open to producing these or other detail pieces for those interested. Different chapter iconography would also be possible.  Send me an email or a PM if you want to talk it over.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on September 09, 2013, 05:59:00 PM
sounds good, how about shipping to germany? And can I give you some stl-files for printing?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Worldeater888 on September 09, 2013, 06:44:00 PM
Here is what I am talking about, It's hard to find good pictures of just the quisse but I did pull these two out of Henrik's build file. you can see in the early pictures that he has a big gap over the knee but in the later pictures he has filled in the bottom of the quisse with a section of foam.

I just printed mine out Friday and was looking over pictures to see if the files matched what everyone was really building, otherwise I would not have thought of it. After I cut the shoes straight from the pep files I realised that the actual build will be a lot different from the pep files made for paper. So now I am looking closer at the end products before i start cutting.

(http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy69/louisray/Quissesketch_zps12cefaba.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 09, 2013, 06:48:00 PM
Good catch sir. I never caught that in Henriks build. Again, thanks for the heads up.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on September 09, 2013, 07:01:00 PM
I think normaly the knee bends a little and isnt glue at the shin...if you make it bendable you cant look inside...maybe we can use a little hinge ore something...
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 10, 2013, 04:29:00 AM
Supply shopping. Finnlock convinced me to go buy some proper skulls. I cut one in half and the replaced my carved one on the backpack. I also bought myself some beautiful fabric for the purity seal parchment pieces. Joann had a great find in the scraps section.

I also made a few more purity seals gave them a bath in acetone and did some weathering on them.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xfi3CtjqS0c/Ui5ymn3dRuI/AAAAAAAAG14/xC8JCHs1H7g/w804-h603-no/IMG_20130909_211235.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FCzo5GJ_o50/Ui6ZugQMJsI/AAAAAAAAG3g/4VIZHvzfcTs/w905-h603-no/IMG_1217.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yMgyDf1g3Ng/Ui6Z1No5b_I/AAAAAAAAG3w/8RWPWuQDNwg/w905-h603-no/IMG_1220.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Xul2n4y2TiA/Ui6Z2P1oaxI/AAAAAAAAG4A/r_waH7dJNlg/w905-h603-no/IMG_1222.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Zfu3GDXejbc/Ui6Z46nUDTI/AAAAAAAAG4I/Nl9b44szZGc/w905-h603-no/IMG_1223.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4k7RtkqNPLc/Ui6Z6uNEmfI/AAAAAAAAG4Q/YgvDT-NmGpo/w905-h603-no/IMG_1224.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9mQojcX52qk/Ui6Z7MGvASI/AAAAAAAAG4Y/hRiZhf6X-UI/w653-h980-no/IMG_1225.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: wamthump on September 11, 2013, 01:18:00 AM
big fan, great work and attention to detail so far. BTW did you use the same size ducting for the legs and the arms. Looks like 10 inch for legs and 6ish for the arms. also in a related noted anything that looks that good should be FOR MACRAGGE
 [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/14623/129/emo/0f352eae45b08d26760469319a4704f6.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='0f352eae45b08d26760469319a4704f6.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Finnlock on September 11, 2013, 02:09:00 AM
*thumbs up* looks good!

No in true warhammer style...MOAR SKULLZ!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: space-clown on September 11, 2013, 02:51:00 AM
This is gonna be one of the best marine builds so far i think, love looking for your updates.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: space-clown on September 11, 2013, 02:52:00 AM
Also, what material is that you've used/ plan to use?
Cheers
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 11, 2013, 04:22:00 AM
Tonight I revisited my Terminator honors crux. I added a proper skull, and some bevels. I am much happier with it. Thanks shadowwolf for the inspiration. I also recieved my Mega Stomp Panic. This thing is fun. I rigged it up temporarily, cut some speaker holes into my ab section and did some video testing that link can be found here:

Space Marine Costume test 9/10/13 (http://youtu.be/GXKyIOP38B8)

I am also in the process of printing up a better fist purity seal. I decided that flat relief wasn't good enough, so I whipped up a new model with a fully sculpted fist. Should be much cooler.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-i2oF8_VQdxc/Ui_SrQzJ10I/AAAAAAAAG54/vjzSWJH7ZOY/w1471-h980-no/IMG_1226.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Si1nFMC9KRs/Ui_SrJsXUTI/AAAAAAAAG58/-FXml9KECy8/w1471-h980-no/IMG_1227.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gFgwKATPvMs/Ui_S8kFJy7I/AAAAAAAAG6Q/7T5Ee0EL138/w1471-h980-no/IMG_1230.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eFWizAET-ok/Ui_q0XpJU2I/AAAAAAAAG9U/Zksg8iABlm8/w902-h853-no/fist+seal.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-iOaHlZflSOg/Ui_6CZkoHpI/AAAAAAAAG_Q/Px0dHiaysoQ/w1471-h980-no/IMG_1234.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: space-clown on September 11, 2013, 10:21:00 PM
Crux looks awesome
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on September 12, 2013, 01:41:00 AM
The seals are great.  As far as stomping goes, I just made the soles of my boots heavy, and now they stomp all by themselves! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 12, 2013, 04:55:00 AM
I am finishing up my foam work still. Reinforcing bits that need extra support. Tonight was a lot of work on the cod. Most of this stuff is boring stuff no one will ever see or know about but myself, but I want this thing to be as well constructed as I can manage. I want it to last, like the hand it down to your children, kind of last.

The Mega Stomp Panic is all situated now. I added a holder and a resonance chamber that directs sound directly out of one of the torso vents. I also did some acetone melting of the improved fist purity seal. It looks way cooler than my flat relief version. You can peek my purity seal fabric as well. I am working on good ways to transfer text onto the fabric too.


the inside of the cod.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7321/9730035008_e4f5879ef9_c.jpg)

New purity seal
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/9726806413_7d65f8c22b_c.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: cilegray on September 12, 2013, 09:27:00 AM
For the text you could use acetone on a laser printed page of inverted text. It will release the toner from the paper. My brother has printed stuff on wood and metal in the past, without the need for iron-on stuff that will look horrible.

As a bonus, here's a nice little lady tutorial for your crafts HERE. (http://guerilla-embroidery.blogspot.ca/2011/09/tutorial-acetone-transfer-print.html)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 12, 2013, 12:24:00 PM
Quote from: cilegray date=1378992420
For the text you could use acetone on a laser printed page of inverted text. It will release the toner from the paper. My brother has printed stuff on wood and metal in the past, without the need for iron-on stuff that will look horrible.

As a bonus, here's a nice little lady tutorial for your crafts HERE. (http://guerilla-embroidery.blogspot.ca/2011/09/tutorial-acetone-transfer-print.html)
Thank you sir! I was doing going to use a very similar process but with Mod Podge. I'd rather not buy Mod Podge though. Plus my printer is laser and I already have acetone! Going to try this tonight.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: cilegray on September 12, 2013, 08:06:00 PM
Looking forward to seeing how it turns out. I'm jealous of your 'other' printer ^^
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 13, 2013, 03:27:00 AM
The acetone worked pretty well for transferring text to fabric. So well I made a little tutorial for everyone.

Enjoy!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2879/9733054597_563c36de94_b.jpg)




(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7362/9733053195_1937ea9419_b.jpg)




(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3695/9733051969_cb9bbc0eb5_b.jpg)




(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5482/9736282716_851b4b62d5_b.jpg)




(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2851/9736281462_c5f9289859_b.jpg)




(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3786/9733048141_085ee5a881_b.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Ronan on September 13, 2013, 04:50:00 AM
Ok, Im doing just that.  Awesome tutorial.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on September 13, 2013, 06:32:00 AM
We should have a single thread dedicated to awesome tutorials such as this! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /> Thanks, Sylgian!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Feircus on September 13, 2013, 08:13:00 AM
How I long for some wolf seals....
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: cilegray on September 13, 2013, 09:14:00 AM
Glad it worked out for you !

As I allready stated you can transfer to just about any material that isn't destroyed by acetone
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on September 13, 2013, 09:43:00 AM
Seals look real good bro. What literary goodness did you use for the text?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 13, 2013, 12:21:00 PM
Quote from: prev date=1379079780
Seals look real good bro. What literary goodness did you use for the text?
My text is all latin. I mixed and matched these phrases and some other latin phrases found online.

"Operor non scisco quam vos tribuo vestri vita pro Imperator. Scisco quam vos tribuo vestri nex"

"Do not ask how you may give your life for the Emperor. Instead ask how you may give your death."
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"Beatus est mens quoque vegrandis pro nuto. Lectulus mens est facile revletus per fides"

"Blessed is the mind too small for doubt. A small mind is easily filled with faith"
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"Per telum crusta , flamma bursta quod melta flatus , mutanti , haereticum quod proditor pariter es purgo di suum sin di exsisto"

"By bolter shell, flamer burst and melta blast, the mutant, the heretic and the traitor alike are cleansed of their sin of existence"
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"Il absentis di fides est vestigium di fragilis.
Il absentis di fides est vestigium di hereticus.
Il absentis di fides est vestigium di damnatus."

"The absence of faith is the mark of the weak.
The absence of faith is the mark of the heretic.
The absence of faith is the mark of damnation."
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on September 13, 2013, 04:36:00 PM
Outstanding.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Gunhead on September 13, 2013, 05:17:00 PM
I was just reading through and I was thinking that the proportion of the seals is a little larger than I would have done. When I got looking at them though, I realised that they are actually the right size for a Space Marine. How did you size them? Trial and error?

By the way, great build if I haven't said it already. Love trolling your post.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: space-clown on September 13, 2013, 05:23:00 PM
Nailed it again
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 13, 2013, 06:25:00 PM
Quote from: Gunhead date=1379107020
I was just reading through and I was thinking that the proportion of the seals is a little larger than I would have done. When I got looking at them though, I realised that they are actually the right size for a Space Marine. How did you size them? Trial and error?

By the way, great build if I haven't said it already. Love trolling your post.
Thanks!

The seals are 3" in diameter. It was just a guess regarding size. I have my suit right behind me in the office so I eyeballed it. 3" seemed to be about right.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on September 14, 2013, 03:21:00 AM
Thanks for sharing the method.  Now i have to add another thing to my TO DO list...
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 15, 2013, 07:30:00 AM
Okay. I'm doing it!! POWERFIST TIME.

It's going to be articulated, and all the digits are going to be 3D printed. I have been modeling my ass off. The digits snap together, no tools required. There are also cable guides incorporated into the structure. I am in the process of printing out the first finger right now.Taking a massive amount of time to print though. Rough math says each finger will require 18 hours on the printer.So all the fingers will take around 90 HOURS!  

Here is where we are so far.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2888/9756008443_b8c42b8752_b.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7448/9755935055_69ce1e1599_b.jpg)(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7443/9755736071_94531df790_b.jpg)
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3803/9755936616_238ec17650_b.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on September 15, 2013, 09:23:00 AM
Thats a long time for the print...
looks good so far...[img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

How does the finger goes straight again after bending?
I would take a stick or do you use a spring?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: space-clown on September 15, 2013, 10:13:00 AM
You are killing us with that 3D printer
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on September 15, 2013, 01:25:00 PM
Quote from: Sylgian date=1379248200
Okay. I'm doing it!! POWERFIST TIME.
(http://www.wobblymodelsyndrome.com/uploads/3/3/4/2/3342427/4996529_orig.jpg)

Looking good though ^^
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: jim_rush51 on September 15, 2013, 02:55:00 PM
*grumble grumble* 3d printer *mutter mutter* oh who am i kidding, I LOVE THIS BUILD!!!!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: wamthump on September 16, 2013, 02:46:00 AM
Amazing Sylgian, great work as usual...btw i made your stilts per your dimensions and found out today they are about 3 inches too tall for my suit.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 16, 2013, 03:12:00 AM
Quote from: wamthump date=1379313960
Amazing Sylgian, great work as usual...btw i made your stilts per your dimensions and found out today they are about 3 inches too tall for my suit.
Thanks man. I'm not surprised about them being too tall. I made them intentionally tall. I chopped them down quite a bit.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: ViolentDream on September 16, 2013, 04:29:00 AM
3d printed powerfist? No fair!  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />

Damn, can't wait to see that in action!

Let the fisting ensue!   [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 16, 2013, 05:03:00 AM
A little more progress for everyone.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7345/9768633712_b0da1d67fd_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3715/9768828825_c9e4f0c2fb_b.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on September 16, 2013, 06:45:00 AM
MAGIC!  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/blink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='blink.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Starscream on September 16, 2013, 12:44:00 PM
That looks more intricate than my wife's wedding planning - kudos, I salute thee!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 16, 2013, 11:39:00 PM
Here my first test of the fingers in action. I believe this just might work!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiSUmGS9W3o&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiSUmGS9W3o&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Finnlock on September 16, 2013, 11:43:00 PM
Well done sire, well done indeed!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on September 17, 2013, 02:01:00 AM
Nice work.  That is going to be massive!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 17, 2013, 03:54:00 AM
I'm running out of red plastic! ordered more today. sheesh. Slowly but surely we are making fingers. C'MON little printer buddy keep on chuggin! It's going to be another long night for my little buddy. I queued up another 4 hour print and its time for me to go to bed while my printer makes magic.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2880/9780995886_1fc1de1d0e_b.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Feircus on September 17, 2013, 05:37:00 AM
Any ideas for what you're going to use for the "palm" part of the build?

And the build is looking awesome!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: larkin on September 17, 2013, 11:03:00 AM
awesome work
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: wamthump on September 17, 2013, 02:05:00 PM
If your backpack vents exhaust I'll lose bowel control! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/14623/129/emo/0f352eae45b08d26760469319a4704f6.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='0f352eae45b08d26760469319a4704f6.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: space-clown on September 19, 2013, 11:45:00 AM
That is going to be a BEAST!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 19, 2013, 12:35:00 PM
I have a little lunch time progress for you. Firstly, THANK YOU to Henrik Pilerud. His build is pretty much as good as it gets and his documentation is extremely valuable to those of us building our own armor.

Henrik was nice enough to include a great top down photo of his powerfist body template. I have taken this, straightened it, traced it, and adjusted the size slightly. I then made a scale model to get a better idea of the size. I have made the pattern Available for download here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7XSVbvlJL1...dit?usp=sharing (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7XSVbvlJL1bZXViODdQeUlQUjQ/edit?usp=sharing)

This is the scale model and the trace I created. Final template should yield you a powerfist body with an arm opening of ~8" in diameter and ~15" tall. This should be a smidgen bigger than Henrik's in size (near as I can tell) and fit a suit in the scale of 935. Everyone thank Henrick for his work.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3775/9786338983_970465ff7a_b.jpg)
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5506/9786257805_e7a93a46fd_b.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7314/9786268204_1eaaab7a1c_b.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 19, 2013, 12:38:00 PM
After the test of the finger movement I decided that the finger travel wasn't going to be enough so I designed this little device that I will also be 3D printing. One for each finger. Basically its a 2:1 gearbox that will amplify my finger motion when I pull the strings. NEAT!

I managed to print it out this evening. The action is a touch rough, because its printed plastic, but the little fella might just work. I will probably make some revisions to the design, but it does work, and I'm proud of it.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7333/9796383653_8b967d9cb3_b.jpg)
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5526/9796338576_0ac85dd5ef_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2826/9796339926_94f3b034a0_b.jpg)

[update: David Barsi on Facebook has suggested a good alternative I will try as a substitute for the gear box. More on that later. Thanks David]
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Worldeater888 on September 19, 2013, 02:26:00 PM
You could accomplish the same thing with a single wheel of two different diameters. a 1" diameter on one side (Drive) and a 2" on the other (Driven), 3.4 inches of pull (1 revolution) on the drive wheel would produce 6.8 inches of pull from the other driven side. Keep in mind that this is a pulley and if you double the length of travel you double the energy needed. If the fingers / return springs are stiff it may be a problem.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 19, 2013, 02:44:00 PM
Quote from: Worldeater888 date=1379615160
You could accomplish the same thing with a single wheel of two different diameters. a 1" diameter on one side (Drive) and a 2" on the other (Driven), 3.4 inches of pull (1 revolution) on the drive wheel would produce 6.8 inches of pull from the other driven side. Keep in mind that this is a pulley and if you double the length of travel you double the energy needed. If the fingers / springs are stiff it may be a problem.
This is exactly what David suggested. I had sketches on this, but for whatever reason dismissed it. My brain failed me.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!
I have come to the decision that I will no longer be 3D printing all of the digits. Much of my progress will be scrapped. It was not an easy decision. The end product was simply too heavy. The weight was causing too much issue in the mechanics.

I will be redesigning all of the fingers. My current thoughts are too build a 3d printed framework for each finger and skin it with sintra. The framework will include all of the mounting points and hinges. It should be MUCH lighter. Live and learn, of well! [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: wookieegunner on September 19, 2013, 03:22:00 PM
What infill percentage did you have?  For what you are doing I would dial it down to 10% and run a test.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 19, 2013, 03:30:00 PM
Quote from: wookieegunner date=1379618520
What infill percentage did you have?  For what you are doing I would dial it down to 10% and run a test.
My infill was 20% with 2 perimeter layers. I tried less infill but found the part to be too brittle.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on September 19, 2013, 10:27:00 PM
I am David.  Hopefully that idea works out.  So are you still using elastic resistance as part of the design?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 20, 2013, 05:22:00 AM
This is the inside of my Mark III finger designs. I have reduced the outer wall thickness to only 4 layers and reinforced it with a skeleton of sorts, now each section will be printed in 4 pieces and glued together. Once I complete the design I will be printing a test digit and comparing weight to to mark II digit.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2893/9831092744_5c57f23223_b.jpg)

and just for fun, here is a picture of the scale. Go big or go home.
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2877/9831197643_a00919087e_b.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on September 20, 2013, 02:15:00 PM
Oooh shit....  [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/blink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='blink.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on September 20, 2013, 03:00:00 PM
[img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/ohmy.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='ohmy.gif' />  Archie slap some chaos with that


The famous Archie Slap  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAa36d-HPyQ)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Wulfen on September 20, 2013, 03:48:00 PM
While we're linking youtube, I just found this! (sorry if everyone has already seen it.... I'm slow)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBuJfIaw2yo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBuJfIaw2yo)

Crimson Fist gives Chaos Power-slap!    [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on September 20, 2013, 03:53:00 PM
Quote from: Wulfen date=1379706480
While we're linking youtube, I just found this! (sorry if everyone has already seen it.... I'm slow)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBuJfIaw2yo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBuJfIaw2yo)

Crimson Fist gives Chaos Power-slap!    [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' />
Love that clip just dont understand why there's only one hit with the power fist i would have pounded untill there was only mush left lol
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Ronan on September 20, 2013, 04:03:00 PM
Yeah looks huge and heavy still.  What about just doing the support structure and then thin foam or thin styrene skin?
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 20, 2013, 05:07:00 PM
Quote from: Ronan date=1379707380
Yeah looks huge and heavy still.  What about just doing the support structure and then thin foam or thin styrene skin?
Yep. Two pounds doesn't sound like a lot, but much of it extends 12 inches beyond my fingertips, so it becomes a problem. Specifically at the knuckles.

I am working on the weight issue now. My Mark III design will be much lighter. Basically its a thin plastic skin (roughly 1/32") over a rigid trellis frame; Think dragon fly wings and you'll have a good idea of what I am going for. Testing more this weekend. This version should print much faster as well.

I also had thought of skinning it with Sintra or foam. I will see how this design plays out first.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on September 20, 2013, 08:07:00 PM
Nice.  You will be able to crush skulls with that thing!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 22, 2013, 04:25:00 AM
Good news everyone! The fingers are working!

I was rather bummed out after the mark II fingers turned out to be too heavy and thusly not functional. There was significant time and effort put into them. That let-down resulted in another 15+ hours 3D modeling new, lighter fingers. This is the result. My mark III fingers. They have the same dimensions as the mark II and the pieces are mostly interchangeable. The knuckles are still the mark II pieces.

The mark III digits print out in pieces. Each piece is printed flat. They are notched to fit together snugly. After printing I bond the pieces together with acetone. The result is a ~45% savings in weight. I should have a functional/wearable hand in the coming week.


Here is a test video and some pictures:

Mark III finger test. (http://youtu.be/_v2egJ_x1X8)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5460/9866247236_6ddc31fb06_b.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7459/9866238194_107d7bddfb_b.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7297/9866241375_44eec0af69_b.jpg)
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Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Starscream on September 22, 2013, 07:20:00 AM
The ego erring in this is amazing [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Starscream on September 22, 2013, 07:24:00 AM
Quote from: Starscream date=1379848800
The engineering in this is amazing [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
The engineering going into this is amazing [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 22, 2013, 07:56:00 AM
Quote from: Starscream date=1379849040
Quote from: Starscream date=1379848800
The engineering in this is amazing (http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />[/quote]The engineering going into this is amazing [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />[/quote] Heres a little more then. Working on the gearing system before I go to bed [img]http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />[img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7402/9869671035_2c89d2cd3e_b.jpg)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: space-clown on September 22, 2013, 07:29:00 PM
Too good
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: The knight on September 22, 2013, 07:36:00 PM
Totally badass.
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on September 23, 2013, 02:38:00 AM
Very awesome.  You should totally be a techmarine, with all your technology!
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 24, 2013, 04:16:00 AM
I have another video update and a few pictures for you tonight. 3 fingers are now complete with the 4th being printed as I write this. I have the completed fingers rigged up with elastic and pull strings for now so I can play with it. Enjoy!

Powerfist Testing video 9-23-13 (http://youtu.be/M7wSxrsWyt0)


(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qrDw6SXEaHM/UkEQIBx8yHI/AAAAAAAAKww/a2UNGfwYxFs/w1012-h674-no/IMG_1301.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vgMoo7z3KMM/UkEQIFY98gI/AAAAAAAAKws/eGXnbpJMnco/w1012-h674-no/IMG_1302.JPG)
Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 25, 2013, 05:23:00 AM
Tonights update includes more of my most favorite building method. HOT GLUE! Ugh, and I thought I was done with that for a while.

The index finger has finally finished and all four fingers are done. Only the thumb remains. I am still on the fence about placement and scale so I am holding off on printing that for a short while. I will be better able to decide once I see what kind of space I have to work with.

I also printed out Henrik's pattern for the powerfist body. Fits like a glove, LOL. For real though, it fits nicely over the forearm and accommodates the fingers really well. ITs starting to look very power-fist-ish.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TH_F2pRLL1I/UkJxySVqalI/AAAAAAAAKyA/mxtCRPThOrk/w1012-h674-no/IMG_1306.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-igNEw88D9KY/UkJxwlSUX-I/AAAAAAAAKx0/c2SV1sSWJ6A/w1012-h674-no/IMG_1305.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WmfarflN5eE/UkJxwTiMUhI/AAAAAAAAKxs/dFOc0VFmxY8/w1012-h674-no/IMG_1304.JPG)

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Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on September 25, 2013, 06:10:00 AM
That is f**king awesome bro.

I look forward to seeing it completed.

I think you should detail it like Pedro Kantor's powerfist:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2778/4141572006_e7ca5c8438_o.jpg)

(http://1-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/tg/image/1379/16/1379169590843.jpg)

Or Captain Cortez's (can't find a pic of his, but I'll keep hunting...)

Title: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on September 25, 2013, 01:49:00 PM
That pictures all kinds of awesome and this build just makes me want to build a Crimson fist
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 30, 2013, 11:28:57 AM
I did some work on the powerfist this evening. Mainly I was able to get the forearm mount sorted out. Ladies and gentlemen, it is now a wearable prop! Sweet.

I have ditched the 2:1 pulley and gear system. They worked, but the pull was too hard for me to manage for a long period of time. I have switched to an even simpler solution, a humble finger extension. Not as tricky as the pulley or gear, but who cares... it works. The thumb is the next thing on my to-do list. I am going to start tackling that this weekend.

Oh I made a video too:
Mark III powerfist progress 9-26-13 - YouTube (http://youtu.be/Os-QwWuITso)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-doV6Eei51Ig/UkUAQMwxcZI/AAAAAAAAK0A/2gMaCWhhCXQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1310.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eAT4jvPyFVQ/UkUAZTe33sI/AAAAAAAAK0g/-0y_6bEmDpw/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1314.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-D7F_d47rOrM/UkUAQs6Z0II/AAAAAAAAK0E/84FPBlIa8pw/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1311.JPG)
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Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on September 30, 2013, 11:29:35 AM
Progress continues on the powerfist. The ABS has been chopped up to reduce weight, the thumb has been printed and mounted and I am currently working on the foam body. Here are some pics and a video!

Video:
Mark III powerfist progress 9-29-13 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUPt3eBCSKY)

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(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Pzo4xInWJcA/UkZBBHShCoI/AAAAAAAAK28/5lSXb5BBY6E/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1321.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ENxAYU0cQYw/UkZJh-cLBiI/AAAAAAAAK3s/Oo1lVUK0rs4/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1324.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-x_uWGZbGqgs/UkZJhkPoivI/AAAAAAAAK3o/98E32qRiRDQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1322.JPG)
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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SzuVFKXNOpc/UkjxOuZXB3I/AAAAAAAAK5Y/z-Gcf3bP5tI/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1329.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: kaiwanxiao on September 30, 2013, 11:32:32 AM
GOD THAT IS SO SWEET.

Do you plan to coat it in LumiFilm and give it some EL wire to make it glow?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on September 30, 2013, 02:11:53 PM
I love it, but can you shorten the thumb by one segment it looks like a finger... :o
This one has 2 segments too...
(http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m2050462_99060101409_SMSternguardPF_445x319.jpg)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: SonofDorn on September 30, 2013, 06:37:53 PM
Throne, that is sweet!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Finnlock on September 30, 2013, 07:22:50 PM
Really,really awesome job. can't say it enough. you cracked the powerfist code in a big way!
I do agree with Retro however, you need to take out a thumb section if you can  or cover up the 1st segment from the palm if you can't and I think you will have nailed it!

Awesome work man, I'll crack a beer to that!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 02, 2013, 12:01:01 AM
I did a little work on the palm today. The curved panel I was trying ended up hitting the finger tips when they closed. I ended up simplifying it. Since I am going to keep the palm as a removeable panel, the angled panel ended up working better anyhow.

Also, after receiving some constructive feedback from some fellow costumers, you will be glad to hear I am making myself a new thumb. It is currently a copy of a pinky finger. I have redesigned it to be unique. It is slightly shorter now and only has two knuckles. It should be much less finger-like now. Much better.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VrkHlwQOyls/UkpU7qyHCWI/AAAAAAAAK6U/AEqKmzyi11M/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1330.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-F6tK2Meaigs/UkpU7p9gnsI/AAAAAAAAK6Q/rronruxPWkw/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1331.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-po9LMypHv4w/UkuW5mvs3lI/AAAAAAAAK7c/rha9Cy43Q-k/w1011-h608-no/thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Finnlock on October 02, 2013, 06:20:54 PM
Looks good, I like the palm design very much.
Will you be skinning the fingures in foam or will that restrict the motion to much?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 03, 2013, 12:13:09 AM
The new thumb is printed and installed. I must admit it is a marked improvement. It looks much more natural with two joints. I have embellishments to make, but the real construction is done.

I plan on making a trip to the hardware store this weekend to begin gathering paint and supplies needed for finishing. I have elected to NOT harden the entire suit. After a great deal of thought I have decided that a hard coating would add too much additional weight. The decreased flexibility would also be a detriment. I fully expect to bump into things and with pieces this large, the fear of cracking would be too great. I will instead be going the plasti-dip route. It comes in a  nice blue that will serve as a good base color and remain rather flexible.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mIK95RyuMDk/UkzmT-VCZ-I/AAAAAAAAK8Y/TIuA24VaxAM/w593-h395-no/IMG_1332.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: ViolentDream on October 03, 2013, 01:36:12 AM
so it's the PVA wood glue > Plastidip route? Or straight-out Plastidip?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: budaboy on October 03, 2013, 05:23:29 AM
i think  it looks great dude!!!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: cilegray on October 03, 2013, 01:05:30 PM
May I suggest 2 or 3 coats of gesso prior to Plastic Dip. It will make things sandable and smoother, before you apply the not-so-smoothing and definitely non-sandable plasti dip.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 05, 2013, 02:55:53 AM
It's time.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/B46klG9jOjKusM1gXkCsr1mADVAVH2A3wEvz25ML0B4=w320-h213-p-no)

I am cleaning up seams tonight and tomorrow and adding the final detail to the powerfist. Paint will start going down very soon.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on October 05, 2013, 03:57:56 AM
Woohoo im dead excited to see this painted up  ;D
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on October 05, 2013, 04:38:53 AM
Woohoo im dead excited to see this painted up  ;D

Woooo! Do it faster! :D FASTER! NEEEED PICTURRRRSSS!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on October 05, 2013, 06:49:05 AM
Woohoo im dead excited to see this painted up  ;D

Woooo! Do it faster! :D FASTER! NEEEED PICTURRRRSSS!

Would love to see Sylgian's build done in that motion capture that takes a photo every 10 seconds or so, would be Amazing
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: KnoxyMcKnox on October 05, 2013, 01:26:31 PM
Oh sweet! Another Crimson Fist? Feels like my suit has just been blown out of the water, haha. Amazing work by the way! I'll have to build myself a Power Fist one day!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: budaboy on October 05, 2013, 05:35:14 PM
i like  the fist dude
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 06, 2013, 01:48:14 AM
It was a fun day today. I did what will probably be my last full test of the costume until after it's all finished. After tonight everything is being broken down for painting to begin. I am in the process of cleaning up all my seams already. A rough grit sandpaper does a great job of removing the unevenness, but I will also seal the seams with silicone before paint.

Detail work is getting finished and I believe we will start seeing color in the next week or so. HEre is a video link and a wall of pictures for your pleasure.

Video: http://youtu.be/TaXo45LVULM (http://"http://youtu.be/TaXo45LVULM")

Todays images:

seams:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HJ74nJ6F2ss/UlCp2Sm4E1I/AAAAAAAALDo/i2_aYSmGzxI/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1341.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-luZzcPk_xNg/UlCpyKJ0x7I/AAAAAAAALDg/TAzlSWVwwTE/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1344.JPG)

post video powerfist progress
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-x6udv3nnOl8/UlDz9X4oDcI/AAAAAAAALOQ/IEaHP-5Ky8A/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1380.JPG)

wall of images
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XIgLG6oOHR8/UlCrGIB5x4I/AAAAAAAALEk/BEt-EYeW_q0/w446-h670-no/IMG_1350.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VEJFzrr2bfY/UlCr_rA0NkI/AAAAAAAALGI/eVIND3ZF_IU/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1357.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pOhB8A49PLE/UlCsfY2j_aI/AAAAAAAALGg/7uXr13hJ5bI/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1359.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UxKO74p4C6o/UlCs2-EycWI/AAAAAAAALG0/0K0CDj8H6xQ/w446-h670-no/IMG_1361.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eqxOUc8J7po/UlCs5Pc6m_I/AAAAAAAALG8/a1ZNOIdJisM/w446-h670-no/IMG_1362.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PQLkj6xnpsk/UlCtJeRvcHI/AAAAAAAALHs/1FFExYiNi5Y/w446-h670-no/IMG_1364.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nx3Nfua_f-g/UlCtIwhPQrI/AAAAAAAALHo/VTGJLOfqe10/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1367.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-G_L5Yl4P4hk/UlCtZSrpSlI/AAAAAAAALIE/oBfYzLQbVgQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1368.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lBWIe3AhHdk/UlCtk3_kWWI/AAAAAAAALI8/wC-UJyj9HU0/w446-h670-no/IMG_1371.JPG)


STAY TUNED
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on October 06, 2013, 05:47:35 AM
Looks awesome bro, but I think that the cable running off the Powerfist is a bit long. Maybe use a shorter and thicker cable for that area?

Look at Henrik's to see what I mean:

(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/U8qglSV74XY/maxresdefault.jpg)

Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on October 06, 2013, 07:09:20 AM
Really think a bionic eye like Henrik's would suit this build and for when you've got your helm off
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 06, 2013, 10:17:45 AM
Dont worry. I am aware the tube is way long. It's been left long until after I apply the rings to it and figure out a mount for it in the chest piece. It will look much like Henrik's when complete.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: B'rel_Knight on October 06, 2013, 11:01:21 AM
Looks amazing Sylgian, I kind of like the tube longer maybe a little shorter. Speaking of tubes where did you find it? All the ribbed 3/4 tubing I find for my helmet is split and doesn't bend with out opening up.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 06, 2013, 11:25:47 AM
Looks amazing Sylgian, I kind of like the tube longer maybe a little shorter. Speaking of tubes where did you find it? All the ribbed 3/4 tubing I find for my helmet is split and doesn't bend with out opening up.

It is a plumbing insulation tube. They are made of two varieties of foam, one cheap one expensive (roughly $6). The good one is sold under the name "armaflex". It is extremely soft and flexible with a very smooth surface. I will not be painting the tube, only the rings, so it remains super flexible.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: B'rel_Knight on October 06, 2013, 11:33:44 AM
That tube I have for my abs I was more asking about the tubing on your helm, perhaps I didn't word it correctly kind tried from a late night of building.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 06, 2013, 03:27:00 PM
Oh, sorry I misunderstood. The helmet tubes I am using are just wire loom I had sitting around. I just closed the split with a bead of hot glue.

Here is some power fist detail progress

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-F7SZngSZnaM/UlG4LsDbHoI/AAAAAAAALQA/hOjc17fqPP0/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1385.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-a_Nb0m7TVkg/UlG4J5RdEMI/AAAAAAAALP8/8rjXy-ERcG8/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1386.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: The knight on October 06, 2013, 04:03:57 PM
Gets better and better with every post
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: budaboy on October 06, 2013, 05:19:23 PM
looks good dude
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Daeouse on October 06, 2013, 08:18:20 PM
Awesome, dude! 8)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on October 07, 2013, 12:11:13 AM
Really great work man!  So many awesome details.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on October 08, 2013, 07:42:17 AM
Have read through you Sith Stalker build in the past and ive seen what an eye for detail in painting you have ! The Sith Stalker is epic and even tho your marine is a tad different than  Star Wars builds i cant wait to see the paint start to fly and see it all come together
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on October 08, 2013, 08:28:14 PM
Love this build!!!
can you make some templates from the 3d printed fingers?
Want to try a re-build with 3-4mm craftfoam.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 08, 2013, 11:10:03 PM
Sorry for the radio silence. Honestly the work I have been doing is rather boring so I haven't been taking regular photos.

My work over the last few days has been mostly sanding and testing. After the seams were cleaned I disassembled the entire suit and gave everything a once over with the heat gun. This was done to shrink the pores as much as possible before applying paint. Smaller pores means less paint, which means less time/money spent, which means I am happier.

I did some testing with two varieties of acrylic blend caulks on my foam seams. I am happy to report both dap brand "alex" and "dynaflex" caulk worked well for me and was easily paintable. I hit some sample chips with it and painted them up. The all got the full treatment of caulk/PVA/plastidip/paint.  My colors are below. It's hard to tell in the photo, but both the blue and red are two tone. I intend to use the tonality of the lighter blue/red in the ares that might see more handling, and the darker blue/red in the areas that wouldn't be touched often. The colors blend really nicely so I think its going to look great. Of course there will be loads of airbrushing as well.

Look at these pretty colors:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kx3gDvpA-uc/UlTE-0RYilI/AAAAAAAALTQ/tTxu6vHeB1s/w1170-h779-no/IMG_1390.JPG)

Where the hell am I going to store this beast?!
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-N2tlOnFxUNE/UlTE9wDjJXI/AAAAAAAALTI/fU5UMrLknBw/w1170-h779-no/IMG_1388.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on October 08, 2013, 11:40:08 PM
I'd have the big bastard set up in my lounge, if I had a 935 scale suit of my own...

Getting excited to see what your paintjob turns out like...
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on October 09, 2013, 07:56:09 AM
You might want to do a pressure test as well, since others have had trouble with the painted pieces sticking to each other. I took a few test pieces and put them together under pressure for a few hours, a day and a week to make sure my painted parts wouldn't rip each other apart. Highly recommended! :-)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 09, 2013, 08:37:38 AM
You might want to do a pressure test as well, since others have had trouble with the painted pieces sticking to each other. I took a few test pieces and put them together under pressure for a few hours, a day and a week to make sure my painted parts wouldn't rip each other apart. Highly recommended! :-)

I know that is a problem with latex paint. But this is a good suggestion. I will leave the chips pressed together while I'm at work today, with some weight on them. We shall see how they do. I suspect it will be alright.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on October 09, 2013, 08:19:00 PM
Paint?

Please???

Exciting...  ;D
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: SonofDorn on October 09, 2013, 10:06:45 PM
I can't wait to see the finished product. I hope all turns out well on the paint job, Sylgian =)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 10, 2013, 12:21:15 AM
Sealed all the seams with caulk tonight. What a TREAT that was. ugh. It means that paint is going to start flying soon though.  ;D

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0cNfeo1SORo/UlYqzijcOJI/AAAAAAAALT4/mLgNIOiCAXU/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1392.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: cilegray on October 10, 2013, 04:20:02 AM
That'll clutter your office right up... I also notice your girlfriend/wife is into the same hobby as my gf. Does she knit or crochet ? lmao Can't wait to see some paint on there; also curious if you would ship me or make available the dimensions of your fingers for the power fist
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: budaboy on October 10, 2013, 05:25:34 AM
can you tell me how many eva tiles do i need for the compleet armor???
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on October 10, 2013, 09:34:47 AM
Just so you know, I'm doing a little "Can't wait"-dance in my office chair right now!  ;D
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on October 10, 2013, 10:10:40 AM
Just so you know, I'm doing a little "Can't wait"-dance in my office chair right now!  ;D

Your not alone  ;D
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Ronan on October 10, 2013, 12:29:17 PM
Great progress.  What are you planning on for painting?  Spray cans or house paint and sprayer?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 10, 2013, 01:58:30 PM
Paint?

Please???

Exciting...  ;D

PATIENCE! I still need to PVA glue everyhting.

can you tell me how many eva tiles do i need for the compleet armor???


I did not use tiles. But I have used around 21000 sq. inches of 1/2" foam sheets. That is (6) 72"x48" sheets. I MIGHT have just enough for my pistol too.

That'll clutter your office right up... I also notice your girlfriend/wife is into the same hobby as my gf. Does she knit or crochet ? lmao Can't wait to see some paint on there; also curious if you would ship me or make available the dimensions of your fingers for the power fist

Oh man, what doesn't she do. She knits, sews, learning java, also learning french, gardens, plays the accordion, and reads like a maniac. A woman of many hobbies.

I could write down all the dimensions, but honestly I don't want to sit down and do it right now. You should be able to get a rough idea from all the photos on the cutting mat. Inches are marked out pretty well.

Great progress.  What are you planning on for painting?  Spray cans or house paint and sprayer?

All rattle can paint. Both Plastidip and regular Rustoleum. After caulking the seams and a few coats of PVA of course.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: cilegray on October 10, 2013, 03:26:38 PM
Yeah I guess I'll check those out. For some reason I thought it would be easy to just take the cad file you are using for the printer (I've got no 3d printer knowledge, beat with me) and just export an overhead shot of the pieces, which I could then scale to print guides.

Great to have a gf that keeps herself busy, gives you more time to work on fun stuff like this. Good luck to her for her franšais... it's apparently the hardest language to learn for an adult. I was fortunate enough to learn it in grade school.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Ronan on October 10, 2013, 03:49:10 PM

All rattle can paint. Both Plastidip and regular Rustoleum. After caulking the seams and a few coats of PVA of course.

Before you buy anything, i would look at buying a cheap paint sprayer and using house paint.  I found it to be way more cost effective and takes less time because you don't have to do so many coats

I bought this one and it works great
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005QQ0AFS/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005QQ0AFS/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on October 11, 2013, 02:48:32 AM
the crimson fist yelled at me.  :'(

But seriously, can't wait to see an end to the monochromatic foamy goodness...  ;D

BRING IT ON BABY!!!!!!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 13, 2013, 11:39:39 PM
the crimson fist yelled at me.  :'(

But seriously, can't wait to see an end to the monochromatic foamy goodness...  ;D

BRING IT ON BABY!!!!!!

Nah, I appreciate your enthusiasm.

SOOOOOO much painting! It takes forever. I want a new workspace so badly now. I need more room. Anyway, fist, a lesson. When spraying your parts black, in the 85 degree heat.... take them out of the sun as soon as possible! I left my helmet sitting on a post in the sun for a bit too long. The thing got so hot that a seam started to pull apart and I almost had a panic attack. Luckily it was only in the plasti-dip phase and I was able to repair it with little ill effect.

Now. the good stuff. I haven't posted in a while so here is a wall of photos. This is my weekends progress.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sIToyTb7qgk/UljnTG6Ba0I/AAAAAAAALUw/A3LlsVm-PEw/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1393.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-o2GhzI9y-c8/UljnTFIYRGI/AAAAAAAALU0/3ZvwGiem1is/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1394.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pIf3Jb67tKE/UlpdmeLUzpI/AAAAAAAALWE/c74moXlA99s/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1398.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XRP44aDieI0/UltkKMbXwmI/AAAAAAAALZQ/tlaYSZOrGpQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1400.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-G532B5iX_lg/UltkYB8pFJI/AAAAAAAALZw/35dsA-2yiJY/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1403.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xGS5yq9L5YA/Ultkob8a0kI/AAAAAAAALaY/gKhyUE764ak/w446-h670-no/IMG_1408.JPG)

It is now almost midnight on Sunday, this is what I have to show for my work.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-CVgGvHYB7CM/Ultksivwh5I/AAAAAAAALao/qO8kfT_JFe4/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1410.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yMwPdPuPV_k/Ultku-vUKSI/AAAAAAAALaw/WW4Q8eVUeCM/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1411.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bG467r-xiXs/UltkwXHsgRI/AAAAAAAALa4/E_y51HK41VQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1412.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3QUCMVU_FI0/UltkzrpG_WI/AAAAAAAALbE/zX5p7DhyuGM/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1413.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-F-i6Duv7vr8/Ultk1Dh4PEI/AAAAAAAALbM/fpfQayLy5KA/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1414.JPG)


Many of the pieces with color still need a LOADS more work. These are all still waiting to be plasti dipped. Still a lot of work left.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HNlGbfZUqp8/Ultk2HH3EGI/AAAAAAAALbQ/hZESl6ebVpQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1415.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Grove.of.Dreams on October 13, 2013, 11:45:09 PM
It is entirely unreasonable how awesome that power-fist is  :o
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on October 14, 2013, 12:59:11 AM
Looking really really good bro.  ;D

Does your Space Marine have a name?

Do you only use your airbrush for details and shading?

Can't wait to see more!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on October 14, 2013, 03:14:05 AM
Looks great so far. But you didnt used a plastic coating i guess like that smooth-on stuff?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on October 14, 2013, 04:40:44 AM
Looks totaly Awesome cant wait to see more and more and more


Plus im hoping after this build we get to see Sylgian's Chaos Marine pop up in the forum and get to watch your stunning skills again  ;D
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on October 14, 2013, 06:02:21 AM
 :o I hate you...I looks so good...dude... ;D
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 14, 2013, 11:45:50 PM
Looking really really good bro.  ;D

Does your Space Marine have a name?

Do you only use your airbrush for details and shading?

Can't wait to see more!!!!!!!!!

I don't really do the role play part, so no, I don't have a name. The airbrush is used whenever I want colors blending into one another nicely.  All the blacks are done with this as well as detail pieces. The powerfist embellishments are heavily airbrushed for example.

Looks great so far. But you didnt used a plastic coating i guess like that smooth-on stuff?

Negative. I opted for the PVA and plasti-dip route. I was too scared of any hard costing adding weight and possibly cracking during use.




Here is tonights update. I plasti-dipped my boots (not pictured) and spent the rest of the evening of the shins. Mostly airbrushing and hand painting the letters on the right shin guard. I also did some weathering, mostly in the form of the silver scuffs and such. Oh, and I didn't take a picture, but the little detail on the back of each shin got hit with some silver paint as well.

The lighting is a bit dim in my living room, the blues don't pop like they do in the guest room, lol.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_Sa5fmsqW78/Uly3nRHq1iI/AAAAAAAALco/a-nUP0NtYlE/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1420.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-P35ujayFViw/Uly3gDJ0veI/AAAAAAAALcY/oLlWGvwGgBg/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1421.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_bMXb1Ax71Q/Uly3ghB-R2I/AAAAAAAALcc/4A4CQsIcNHw/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1422.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on October 15, 2013, 12:49:00 AM
Airbrushing is something I've always wanted to learn. Do you have any tips for a beginner?

I love the paint job. Awesome.

The end is definately closer bro. Can't wait to see your weapons.

Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on October 15, 2013, 06:42:32 AM
Which Plasti Dip did you use, spraycans?
I want to do a plasi-dip and some parts smooth-on route...

In the outside pictures the blue is looking good.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 15, 2013, 08:31:02 AM
Airbrushing is something I've always wanted to learn. Do you have any tips for a beginner?

I love the paint job. Awesome.

The end is definately closer bro. Can't wait to see your weapons.

ummm push down for air, poll back for paint! I am a beginner myself so I can't offer any real sage advice. I can count on my hand how many things I've airbrushed. I'm using a harbor freight airbrush for crying out loud. OH!!! Thin your paint with windex. It works great. BOOM, advice.


Which Plasti Dip did you use, spraycans?
I want to do a plasi-dip and some parts smooth-on route...

In the outside pictures the blue is looking good.


Yep, I am using the rattle cans. MANY of them. Just under $6 a can at my home depot.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: larkin on October 15, 2013, 09:41:48 AM
Love your work . its awesome.
I have found here in Germany plasti dip. It's a liquid film or liquid rubber . right ?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on October 15, 2013, 09:59:34 AM
Beginner eh bro?

You make it look so easy... :'(
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on October 15, 2013, 10:10:51 AM
How many layers plasi-dip did you spray?
I will use an airbrush too. I did only a few miniatures with it...
I hope I can do it as good you did...:)

Love your work . its awesome.
I have found here in Germany plasti dip. It's a liquid film or liquid rubber . right ?

I do some tests with it in the next days, I orderd Plasti Dip Felgenfolie. Look in my build I think end of the week I can give you some informations. I hope it works.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: larkin on October 15, 2013, 10:39:58 AM
I do some tests with it in the next days, I orderd Plasti Dip Felgenfolie. Look in my build I think end of the week I can give you some informations. I hope it works.

Thanks for your help :)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: budaboy on October 15, 2013, 03:17:29 PM
nice wort so fare :)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Ronan on October 15, 2013, 03:45:21 PM
Airbrushing is something I've always wanted to learn. Do you have any tips for a beginner?

It's fairly easy to do.  Practice a few times on a spare piece to get the mix right.  Then just go thicker in the low areas and lighter in the high areas.  That will give it the "pop" with most builds. 
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: cilegray on October 15, 2013, 03:46:40 PM
Yep, I am using the rattle cans. MANY of them. Just under $6 a can at my home depot.

Lol you're in luck; it's 25$ a can up here in canada at the store, or about 15$ a can from guys that do "import runs" with US stock.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 15, 2013, 11:10:24 PM
Fist up tonight I made a quick video regarding foam coating methods. Epsilon vs Plasti-dip specifically. Just my two cents but I thought it might be helpful for anyone who is near the finishing stage.

http://youtu.be/XUGcZp6KR3Q (http://youtu.be/XUGcZp6KR3Q)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 15, 2013, 11:26:00 PM
And now for the good stuff.


Here is tonight's paint update. I finished the boots as well as the Crux Terminatus, which seems to be all the rage in space marine fashion lately. Enjoy. Shoulders are next on the list.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-A6MJVqW4p20/Ul4F4f5VwtI/AAAAAAAALes/y_DdJGdFAsE/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1423.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YbNV2IljDKU/Ul4F4VGf17I/AAAAAAAALeo/Bb7cfhS1Upk/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1424.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--RuutXA40l0/Ul4F4v7t5zI/AAAAAAAALew/A8_lSdexPE0/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1426.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zONJwFy8YZY/Ul4F-Z9-RAI/AAAAAAAALfE/ICVuLhexBYU/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1427.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WwekAJkfZ0Q/Ul4F-i_WHXI/AAAAAAAALfI/pApU-J0pqLQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1428.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dPv9n-tN6nI/Ul4F-wwvR2I/AAAAAAAALfM/jljzORsZ1Yc/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1429.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rhCxCuKuUF0/Ul4GA_o5YSI/AAAAAAAALfU/RC19MRAAJzA/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1430.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Grove.of.Dreams on October 15, 2013, 11:47:37 PM
Looks damn good
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Haggard13 on October 16, 2013, 02:07:37 PM
I've been watching this thread here and on the rpf, I'm astounded man, absolutely slack jaw astounded, the quality of your work is something else.

A nicely detailed build thread too to help guide us newbies in the right direction, congrats Sylgian on one awesome suit
 
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 16, 2013, 11:17:37 PM
Tonight was slow on the paint progress. Precious little light remains in the day after I get home from work I was only able to get the shoulders and thighs coated in plastidip and the belt buckle painted and re-attached. In the wee hours of the night I will be working on my 1029 scale bolt pistol. I wanted a plasma pistol, but I cannot complete it before Halloween with the lights and sounds I intended to include in it. So the Bolt pistol will have to do. The good thing about weapons is I can always make more later.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Q2DJM8agaFA/Ul9Veih1saI/AAAAAAAALf4/bWnxjgWMPHE/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1431.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hQNz6MGJ3XQ/Ul9VeuIo6EI/AAAAAAAALf8/ZOnSrmSh9KU/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1432.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7HjAFOt42Ao/Ul9VdVkMFcI/AAAAAAAALfs/m5NLUbxa1NQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1433.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on October 17, 2013, 01:45:45 AM
Wow bro. Just wow.

Can't wait to see the Bolt Pistol.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: budaboy on October 17, 2013, 02:26:23 AM
starts looking great dude!!!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on October 17, 2013, 02:55:38 AM
Love to see all that work pay off! :D And what a great texture you get from the airbrush!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on October 17, 2013, 02:58:45 AM
looks amazing over there dude ;)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 17, 2013, 11:57:04 PM
Work has begun on my bolt pistol. The thighs are painted and weathered and the shoulders have had their blue base and highlight coats applied.  It's going to be a long weekend of painting again, but I hope to be very close to finished with painting by Monday.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-n5SXMqglaD4/UmCvYT4auRI/AAAAAAAALhs/O9cO_z4mY9c/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1435.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QtobE9pSJKY/UmCvfGhBsZI/AAAAAAAALi8/KJ6UUQEYAzA/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1440.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BTGkoqIwLnk/UmCvZIFFfwI/AAAAAAAALh4/crnhno5oMr0/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1436.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LxIpJ3-Isas/UmCvZBm2Y9I/AAAAAAAALis/FjJGdzE8xUc/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1437.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Fcydu1uae0Q/UmCvfdpZdFI/AAAAAAAALi0/DExngpiNkEw/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1439.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lOOB-FF6h2M/UmCve-FOqAI/AAAAAAAALik/IBN0UagWvEQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1438.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 18, 2013, 01:54:26 AM
Okay. Just a few more before bed. I had to see what it looked like together.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cNy7S-vkq7U/UmDMuYlOu4I/AAAAAAAALj0/A1yX3ol4u8U/w446-h670-no/IMG_1441.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Wxq819TO7Fw/UmDMt7L0rII/AAAAAAAALj8/kVH-IC0uv3M/w446-h670-no/IMG_1442.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on October 18, 2013, 02:31:05 AM
GLORIOUS!  ;D
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: The knight on October 18, 2013, 04:33:25 AM
Bed. You intend sleeping and keeping us all waiting? Shame on you Gary. Never heard of red bull.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on October 18, 2013, 04:37:50 AM
As always, nice bro, but do you think that the wreath/skull on the helmet look a bit dull?

Maybe some gold on the wreath to 'bling' it up a bit?

What do you plan to put on the sides of the Bolt Pistol? Fists?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 20, 2013, 01:09:13 AM
I didnt post yesterday So I have a good amount of progress to share tonight. FIrst up is my Bolt pistol. The major foam construction has been done and the wooden handle was made tonight. It's massive. I have some detail pieces left to add, but we are looking good so far. I will likely keep the body removeable and use it to store my things. The mag is also removeable, could fit a cell phone rather well :)

I also finished the shoulders. The red was all done yesterday. I waited for everything to dry overnight and taped off/painted all the silver this afternoon. I love them.

Wall of pics below.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WN_Xc0wh5zg/UmL5JmVlZCI/AAAAAAAALmE/-fO2ydwgADk/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1444.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-tbm8OVZv-7U/UmL5JYaOMMI/AAAAAAAALmA/jzarB-87Oq8/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1445.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-G-mLLzTR0kI/UmNPe5ktyPI/AAAAAAAALp0/UxDQtWX35Wk/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1460.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aPqcdFfQfkw/UmNPfGJYDLI/AAAAAAAALp4/RtWKSO_wIYI/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1461.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Phu-d953wI8/UmNPkM-WgBI/AAAAAAAALqM/Bvtbn1-QzRU/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1462.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FS7W3KUnSQs/UmNPka-VGHI/AAAAAAAALqQ/UF3vdBUK3ao/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1463.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LB63r1eS74I/UmNPkzpcy-I/AAAAAAAALqU/Vbgs-mgFjjM/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1464.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xoqhI6u9TSE/UmNQBd-gMRI/AAAAAAAALqs/ptE-AB12tTQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1454.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cAsRuOG6xTk/UmNQBevYJ2I/AAAAAAAALq0/Xtr1Aw_nlmc/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1457.JPG)



(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DWGkqcFnxAQ/UmL5YmVDw7I/AAAAAAAALnM/G0BpJREYxHY/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1452.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EhDmILKBV98/UmL5XIbW7YI/AAAAAAAALnE/cn28bsclc78/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1451.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--CFSnM8zbao/UmL5W7Iy4cI/AAAAAAAALnA/Tcz3woKdsEQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1450.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ofQXYgkvnOw/UmL5V1VaPII/AAAAAAAALm8/nVfJG2tMlM0/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1449.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dFznM-Nc1bM/UmL5QNoKvYI/AAAAAAAALmk/MeWNzr5llEs/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1448.JPG)


I think I know where I will be keeping my armor now.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GlFEZPKNlHk/UmL5QbIyEjI/AAAAAAAALms/O3rHhmiZTz8/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1446.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-14PnaAnsOzw/UmL5Qd7HddI/AAAAAAAALmo/QsRJfCHIxuw/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1447.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Grove.of.Dreams on October 20, 2013, 01:17:00 AM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xoqhI6u9TSE/UmNQBd-gMRI/AAAAAAAALqs/ptE-AB12tTQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1454.JPG)

"I think you've played enough Dawn of War for one night..."

"Really? Because my bolter says otherwise."
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on October 20, 2013, 03:21:46 AM
That is a big pistol...

It should help to balance the suit nicely.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: budaboy on October 20, 2013, 04:15:50 AM
starts kooking good!!!!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on October 20, 2013, 05:13:34 AM
Looking stunning as usual, are you painting the fingers to the power fist ??
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on October 20, 2013, 05:43:51 AM
Ahahahaha, that's the best looking barbeque I've seen in years! :D Love the metal trimming on the pualdrons! Now stop reading this and get back to painting!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 21, 2013, 12:43:25 AM
Update time and it's a big one.. Here is the breakdown. The chest is complete, the fingers are fully painted and drying, and the backpack is waiting to have its silver bits painted and weathered.

The bolt pistol is still under construction, but only to have detail added. Small bits and pieces need to be done as well. Thngs like some stitching on the shoes and the powerfist tube still needs detail rings.

Enjoy the wall of pictures.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VXe7S8fAsUY/UmSNOngv3lI/AAAAAAAALt4/O1yQjKECZNQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1465.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9r1aUDzfDhQ/UmSNMaPY7xI/AAAAAAAALtw/3oWH7os3gG4/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1469.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4Yk0sAKH3QE/UmSj_TkQzoI/AAAAAAAALv0/Dj4BazYkcf4/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1485.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ELNyOopHMzk/UmSNVwAsBoI/AAAAAAAALuQ/Ih7AyB5TExI/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1481.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-axgCC66taaQ/UmSkAA5p0PI/AAAAAAAALv4/4RjieUFXjVE/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1486.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kRt_5tDrKPw/UmSNXaX5Q6I/AAAAAAAALuY/Rih0v99LclY/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1482.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PFICzgQjXI8/UmSNbPnrOXI/AAAAAAAALu8/WF8r6yrqx7s/w446-h670-no/IMG_1484.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DyOy_bWM7V0/UmSNQpEOyJI/AAAAAAAALuA/gfSbx7bXnCA/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1477.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UfwSGiMJcvU/UmSNINlsnAI/AAAAAAAALtk/jSwh6vSRKnk/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1476.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zlipwMRU-_A/UmSNUqcn4zI/AAAAAAAALuI/msELa0J9LRQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1479.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: The knight on October 21, 2013, 12:49:52 AM
Running out of superlatives to use. Superb? Not used that one.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Grove.of.Dreams on October 21, 2013, 01:54:05 AM
Hyperboleic?  Not sure if that's a word, but it should be - the quality of being comprised entirely of hyperbole, i.e. freaking amazing.  So what's the ultimate goal for this suit? Are you taking it to Cons, or is it just a "I merely wanted this entire Halloween party to know the score - hint: you've lost." thing?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on October 21, 2013, 02:27:06 AM
I have a feeling this is gonna be the best paintjob this site has seen.  :o Now paint the cat!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: The knight on October 21, 2013, 03:39:06 AM
Looks like rattle cans your using? How many cans and how many coats of paint has it taken?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on October 21, 2013, 04:40:33 AM
Oh WOW just WOW

Just makes me want to scrap all my pep and order a glue gun and foam
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 21, 2013, 08:39:48 AM
Thanks for the support everyone. I really love sharing my progress. It's turning out better than I expected. Super happy with it so far.

Looks like rattle cans your using? How many cans and how many coats of paint has it taken?

It has taken around 10 cans of plasti-dip and roughly 7 cans of various color (mostly dark blue)

I have a feeling this is gonna be the best paintjob this site has seen.  :o Now paint the cat!

Unfortunately (or fortunately, I am allergic)  the cat is not mine to paint. She is just a super friendly neighborhood cat.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Finnlock on October 21, 2013, 09:15:33 PM
Love the paint job!

but please put something on the hockey glove. It reads so differently then the rest of the armor and after all the hard work you have put in I think a little more will make you feel better about it .
I think it's an easy enough fix with some plastic card mounted to it to make it look as armored as teh power fist.

You have done an amazing job and I really hope you make it to dragon con next year so I can see this in person!

Also are you using rare earth magnets to help hold the pistol toghter or friction only?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Recceboy on October 21, 2013, 10:33:05 PM
That is some nice looking work, well done.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 22, 2013, 12:46:15 AM
Tonight the backpack was completed and even better still, the Power Fist was re-assembled. It looks killer. It's late so I am just going to give you a bunch of pictures and a video and go to bed  ;D Once again the lighting in my spare bedroom wins.

http://youtu.be/Byq4SibId9E (http://youtu.be/Byq4SibId9E)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nWD1bGfINyQ/UmX_fhSWN0I/AAAAAAAALyo/3UPFKeTPHys/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1487.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Y51eAlM7fXI/UmX_lzLqq4I/AAAAAAAALy8/oakWtg6vQvE/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1490.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-neryRJbs7UE/UmX_mcVwxsI/AAAAAAAALzE/WIjWJ9uvHx4/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1491.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XELeCinWuIw/UmX_mtnr01I/AAAAAAAALzA/b6uYqvTKO18/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1492.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-dqTQ4EfM0qM/UmX_rXuFEZI/AAAAAAAALzQ/Gr1QF4U8DjQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1493.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LHOUbCNNVgs/UmX_srGCHmI/AAAAAAAALzc/PAmE2czrrxQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1494.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bERyFrqAoWs/UmX_sg-0fiI/AAAAAAAALzY/XVEFTtiNqwo/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1495.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IkpOykVfx4M/UmX_w0Q3hZI/AAAAAAAALzk/uMcSr3qgnSc/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1496.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wPJtLkILZw8/UmX_2PyPpNI/AAAAAAAALz8/q3xznKjGSnU/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1499.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pAONM7Jd7P4/UmX_4K2984I/AAAAAAAAL0I/twWMU7jIvks/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1500.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-W9PoiUBD488/UmX_4WR8YZI/AAAAAAAAL0M/erSVehjXv-U/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1501.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on October 22, 2013, 12:52:46 AM
I love how the Powerfist came out bro.

Wish I could paint like that...  :'(
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: budaboy on October 22, 2013, 02:43:41 AM
nice paintjob dude :)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Finnlock on October 22, 2013, 08:05:18 AM
Paint job on the powerfist looks great, really like the red you used.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on October 22, 2013, 08:55:40 AM
You should become a mailman and call you delivery service "Post mortem" ;D
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Grove.of.Dreams on October 22, 2013, 09:40:13 AM
Abbadon: "Do you know whyyyyyyyyy we are safe, whelp?"

Chaos Servant: "B-b-bec-c-cause th-there's n-n-n-no post on s-s-s-sundays, Great One?"

Abbadon: "RIGHT YOU ARE, WORM! NO POST ON SUNDAYS!"
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: eziekiel on October 22, 2013, 03:31:40 PM
obviously you have been gifted by the omnissiah, gentlemen: give this man a cookie.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 22, 2013, 09:44:30 PM
Here it is ladies and gentlemen. My final test video and a slew of pictures of a full suit-up.  Believe it or not, I am rather impatient myself, so I didn't want to make you all wait for any kind of big reveal. I still have a number of details to complete mainly the power fist tube, the bolt pistol and a clear coat over the suit. There are other minor improvements to fit and rigging as well, but nothing worth mentioning. The shoulders are on the wrong sides (oops! silly servitor) and the tube is not trimmed yet, so ignore those things :)

I will be taking everything out for Halloween so the next batch of fully dressed pictures will be of the completed costume. I have loose plans for a photo shoot as well, can;t wait to share those.

VIDEO: http://youtu.be/u_OClMCwVGY (http://youtu.be/u_OClMCwVGY)

I'll let the pictures do the rest of my talking. Enjoy!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-B6ZiGc_kTvI/UmcF00S5hCI/AAAAAAAAL5Y/iB7jy_iHnXY/w446-h670-no/IMG_1505.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v-cPec5cvBI/UmcF0tvIPGI/AAAAAAAAL5U/gBXt57tq6nE/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1507.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yoVjm6mRAcY/UmcGUxYP_7I/AAAAAAAAL5o/9fZRSy93uTw/w446-h670-no/IMG_1509.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YLg0Su5-nx0/UmcGWEd4YVI/AAAAAAAAL5s/FATh_czgEWs/w446-h670-no/IMG_1510.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-G7MyN9mtMsQ/UmcGzgndNHI/AAAAAAAAL6A/dweKCsYYW-s/w446-h670-no/IMG_1511.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pbAwfVU7eS4/UmcG0bQ2qYI/AAAAAAAAL6E/5Pg7cEjZFNM/w446-h670-no/IMG_1512.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yjJSqTMnTAg/UmcH9kOYreI/AAAAAAAAL7I/kmaLS2b2tiQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1522.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QCV00AFsCII/UmcIT2AR5HI/AAAAAAAAL7Y/vuOnLhhodMI/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1524.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AwZ6Zzc2wjY/UmcIbWf4KBI/AAAAAAAAL7g/fV5-O-gwjsk/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1525.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jubEgAm_Los/UmcI1tAI6yI/AAAAAAAAL7w/18me3b87DKY/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1527.JPG)
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(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Ej5BBTqbRAI/UmcJOR0otyI/AAAAAAAAL8A/9jvimXA6HW4/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1530.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mJdZpYL2Jxw/UmcJnmM0H6I/AAAAAAAAL8U/y5WAX2ESoVY/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1532.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ge56qtH_HYo/UmcJ9WDMZzI/AAAAAAAAL8c/kQFptKZMVbQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1533.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eUoMZOKhfGs/UmcKG1s29UI/AAAAAAAAL8s/d6mW7NBNQ8s/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1536.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on October 22, 2013, 10:02:10 PM
Wow bro. Just wow.  :o

I love it.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Maeve Trinity on October 22, 2013, 10:53:45 PM
good god this thing has turned out mindblowingly awesome.

I would be all about hanging that power fist on my living room wall as permanent decoration!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Grove.of.Dreams on October 22, 2013, 11:43:40 PM
Awesome :)  Here's hoping you convince the kids on Halloween to follow the one true God-Emperor of Mankind ;) haha
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on October 23, 2013, 02:48:14 AM
*sniff* So... Beautiful! Just beautiful! Kantor would be so proud, had he just been born yet.  :D
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: budaboy on October 23, 2013, 02:58:50 AM
nice worke dude!!!!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: cilegray on October 23, 2013, 03:57:49 AM
Very nice work indeed. The backpack could be a smidge higher, if you wanted to be absolutely accurate
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on October 23, 2013, 04:22:37 AM
*high five*  ;D
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on October 23, 2013, 05:27:07 AM
Ppffftt looks ok i guess  :-\ lol



 :o just call me The Hulk coz it this moment in time im the biggest green eye'd monster
I want that suit !!!

Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: SonofDorn on October 23, 2013, 01:33:05 PM
Absolutely fantastic! I'm sure there's members of the Adeptus Mechanicus looking to poach you for their own purposes.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 24, 2013, 01:22:43 AM
Its that time again. UPDATE time. Tonight I painted my bolt pistol and power fist hose. I also wired up the fan in the backpack again. It glowwwwws again... and moves air. The power fist hose was shortened as well, it is now a much more reasonable length. The pic with my power fist raised is about the maximum height I can raise my arm if you're curious. Not half bad. I went with a lovely shade of red for the bolt pistol. It should balance nicely with the power fist :)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Xl2lAYHCYYA/Umisc0g5wiI/AAAAAAAAMG8/G-YcpaBHBdo/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1559.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-x9cCjAOKjvI/UmisfRywm1I/AAAAAAAAMHI/5eXYo0xGGnU/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1560.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QnmLfv-hodk/Umish95hPLI/AAAAAAAAMHU/Nky7IwJujDM/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1562.JPG)

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Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: budaboy on October 24, 2013, 03:42:55 AM
after seeing your powerfist
im giving my working powerfist a try again :)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on October 24, 2013, 04:07:39 AM
i'm curious if you can grab a cup with that hand ^^ Anyways, great job so far!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 24, 2013, 08:28:24 AM
i'm curious if you can grab a cup with that hand ^^ Anyways, great job so far!

Maybe. I can grab and hold light objects, but as you might imagine finger dexterity is only so good.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on October 24, 2013, 09:10:40 AM
Sylgian how hard is it to learn 3d modeling for 3d printing ?

Ive ordered a Forge world marine and wouldnt mind a powerfist & plasma pistol for it
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 24, 2013, 12:42:10 PM
Sylgian how hard is it to learn 3d modeling for 3d printing ?

Ive ordered a Forge world marine and wouldnt mind a powerfist & plasma pistol for it

Something like that should be done in a 3D modeling program like blender its better for organic sculpting. I use sketch-up, its like a poor mans CAD software. Similar, but not the same. There will be a pretty steep learning curve I imagine. I'm still not very good at either.

The resolution is still pretty low on 3d prints though. I dont think you would end up with a very nice product printing out bits for miniatures.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 24, 2013, 12:44:54 PM
For any of you that follow me on Facebook I have created a new page dedicated to my costuming. I will be posting all of my costuming related updates there, so if you would like to receive all that fun stuff on your Facebook, please like my new page!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Sterley-Studios/225646287596802 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Sterley-Studios/225646287596802)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: sangaire on October 24, 2013, 12:49:27 PM
I have been a busy bee working on the skeleton that reinforces the chest. I am very happy with how solid it makes the piece. I am able to rest the full weight of my arms on the edge of the arm opening without distorting the foam at all. I trimmed out the arm holes, making them much larger to allow freedom of movement.

Next are the abs and shoulders.


(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4t1gLcY9jIE/UXyHGlNrAEI/AAAAAAAABu8/DdIDZLO2EFs/w864-h648/IMG_20130427_221652.jpg)


How well does this inner structire work? also are there connectors I could get at the hardwarestore that would work just as well as your 3D created pieces?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 24, 2013, 02:55:49 PM
I have been a busy bee working on the skeleton that reinforces the chest. I am very happy with how solid it makes the piece. I am able to rest the full weight of my arms on the edge of the arm opening without distorting the foam at all. I trimmed out the arm holes, making them much larger to allow freedom of movement.

Next are the abs and shoulders.


(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4t1gLcY9jIE/UXyHGlNrAEI/AAAAAAAABu8/DdIDZLO2EFs/w864-h648/IMG_20130427_221652.jpg)



How well does this inner structire work? also are there connectors I could get at the hardwarestore that would work just as well as your 3D created pieces?

It works incredibly well. The foam is really a thick skin over top of the PVC armature. It holds its shape and is strong enough that I do not have to worry about anything deforming even with weight applied to it. I can rest the full weight of my arms against the sides of the chest with no problem. There is nothing special about the connectors I made, the store bought ones are just expensive, the work the same way. The only luxury making them myself gave me was the ability to adjust the angle of the connectors how I chose.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: sangaire on October 24, 2013, 03:13:22 PM
almost thought to ask you to make me a set of those XD
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on October 24, 2013, 05:00:52 PM
Sylgian how hard is it to learn 3d modeling for 3d printing ?

Ive ordered a Forge world marine and wouldnt mind a powerfist & plasma pistol for it

Something like that should be done in a 3D modeling program like blender its better for organic sculpting. I use sketch-up, its like a poor mans CAD software. Similar, but not the same. There will be a pretty steep learning curve I imagine. I'm still not very good at either.

The resolution is still pretty low on 3d prints though. I dont think you would end up with a very nice product printing out bits for miniatures.

It's not a miniature it's the forge world collectors 6" space marine in the link below, would the detail still not be any good ?
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Modelling-Supplies/IMPERIAL-SPACE-MARINE.html
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 24, 2013, 07:11:36 PM
Sylgian how hard is it to learn 3d modeling for 3d printing ?

Ive ordered a Forge world marine and wouldnt mind a powerfist & plasma pistol for it

Something like that should be done in a 3D modeling program like blender its better for organic sculpting. I use sketch-up, its like a poor mans CAD software. Similar, but not the same. There will be a pretty steep learning curve I imagine. I'm still not very good at either.

The resolution is still pretty low on 3d prints though. I dont think you would end up with a very nice product printing out bits for miniatures.

It's not a miniature it's the forge world collectors 6" space marine in the link below, would the detail still not be any good ?
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Modelling-Supplies/IMPERIAL-SPACE-MARINE.html


Ahh, it would be better, but you will still have obvious banding. The layers are quite visible, not so big an issue with a large piece, but on a figurine, you're going to notice.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: cilegray on October 24, 2013, 09:22:25 PM
Couldn't you print them ever so slightly larger and just sand/file them smooth ?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on October 25, 2013, 05:28:25 AM
Sylgian how hard is it to learn 3d modeling for 3d printing ?

Ive ordered a Forge world marine and wouldnt mind a powerfist & plasma pistol for it

Something like that should be done in a 3D modeling program like blender its better for organic sculpting. I use sketch-up, its like a poor mans CAD software. Similar, but not the same. There will be a pretty steep learning curve I imagine. I'm still not very good at either.

The resolution is still pretty low on 3d prints though. I dont think you would end up with a very nice product printing out bits for miniatures.

It's not a miniature it's the forge world collectors 6" space marine in the link below, would the detail still not be any good ?
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Modelling-Supplies/IMPERIAL-SPACE-MARINE.html


Ahh, it would be better, but you will still have obvious banding. The layers are quite visible, not so big an issue with a large piece, but on a figurine, you're going to notice.

Fancy doing a bit of custom work for me when i get into it just to add a few change's like, crux terminatus, power fist/lightning claw, and maybe new shoulder bells ?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on October 29, 2013, 11:46:36 PM
I have been tweaking here and there but there has been little to report on. Everything is a go for my Halloween unveil in one more day. I did a drawing in anticipation of the event. Pictures and video will be flowing soon.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TN9MPBZs_YQ/UnB8IIP4WWI/AAAAAAAAMLA/lwTUdt4wjgw/w1018-h670-no/one+more+day.jpg)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: cilegray on October 30, 2013, 02:41:30 AM
Awesome sketch!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on October 30, 2013, 07:00:23 PM
Nice!

I have been tweaking here and there but there has been little to report on. Everything is a go for my Halloween unveil in one more day. I did a drawing in anticipation of the event. Pictures and video will be flowing soon.

I read that as "twerking" not "tweaking".  It made the sentence way funnier, haha.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on October 31, 2013, 01:52:04 AM
twerking space marine? ^^ Anyways... cant wait to see the pictures
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: mickc22 on November 01, 2013, 08:45:26 AM
here's you upgrade/promotion inspiration pic

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151828337264064&set=gm.10151950960410339&type=1&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151828337264064&set=gm.10151950960410339&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on November 01, 2013, 02:07:12 PM
Here come some pictures! Halloween was a great time. The first run was a success. Very few incidents/bugs to report and the kids LOVED it. I think I only made it around 200 ft in the 2+ hours I was there... and that was only thanks to a brief police escort. Without the helpful officer I would never have gotten out of the parking lot. It was a mob scene, But I guess that meant they liked it. On a related note: It certainly wasn't a convention crowd. Parents were all but throwing children in front of me, not all of them courteously. Watch out for those children too, they like to touch and grab a bit more than convention goers  :P

Bug reports:
The shoulder straps MUST get some padding. I am still feeling the straps a day later. The power fist palm needs a third velcro tab. The pinky and ring finger will be joined together. And I broke one of my plastic connector hooks. I will print out a handful of these to keep with me in the future.. I also want to secure the pvc substructure joints with some pins. The joint at my back kept wanting to pop free. No major issues though. I had a blast.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-if5Z3j9BkbM/UnMN55Mk_wI/AAAAAAAAMho/PZA-syaxuM8/w446-h670-no/IMG_1570.JPG)
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(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xKZl1wa9y78/UnMPOBPJ3GI/AAAAAAAAMwM/I4Lzv937quM/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1602.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DLkh55GTgqY/UnMPUjSHHoI/AAAAAAAAMwc/cMm0o1H4Xhg/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1606.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Gf47l1cxA3w/UnMPUxGqhAI/AAAAAAAAMwk/tRteR6NbjHk/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1609.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mjgxF90-d7o/UnMPbYj3SdI/AAAAAAAAMws/Qvcd5j94aDA/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1610.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ETlKivAxT4A/UnMPb20rNeI/AAAAAAAAMuM/ps2jUdDM0Jo/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1614.JPG)
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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yekinijdpx0/UnMPi41tipI/AAAAAAAAMxM/_duvlwitVO4/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1621.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-t8w97csxXzE/UnMPo3V0TYI/AAAAAAAAMxc/xd0C6cbsWjQ/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1627.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GmMcLAjJbwA/UnMPtrz-9AI/AAAAAAAAMx4/sMCyGVcORKo/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1637.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Grove.of.Dreams on November 01, 2013, 02:49:18 PM
looks like a great time was had by all  ;D
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on November 01, 2013, 06:30:05 PM
Absolutely outstanding bro!!!!! What's next? Jump pack? More weapons? More bling?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on November 01, 2013, 06:43:46 PM
Absolutely outstanding bro!!!!! What's next? Jump pack? More weapons? More bling?

My vote go's on starting on a chaos marine or terminator  ;D

Tho seeing that suit with the devastator setup would be awesome 
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: CLOTHAR on November 01, 2013, 07:00:10 PM
Awesome!  Great to see it unveiled.  Excellent work Gary.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: The knight on November 02, 2013, 07:55:43 AM
Shame you didn't get any video. Must say I'm gonna miss checking your thread for build progress. It's been emotional. Lol
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: KnoxyMcKnox on November 02, 2013, 08:19:06 AM
Awesome. Making me want to make my own Crimson powerfist, hehe. Hopefully I can get the pictures of me off my neighbour of when I went out briefly for Halloween in my suit. :)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Ronan on November 04, 2013, 11:23:07 AM
Looks like you had fun.  Have to say the best thing is the kids reaction when I wear mine too.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on November 04, 2013, 02:47:02 PM
The building on the corner is being gutted for a complete remodel. The roof was even torn off. I couldn't resist taking my costume down there for some photos in front of the exposed cinder block. Just a quick shoot, and far from professional, but I now have some good photos of the completed suit to share.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nPG3E2gK_Xs/UncdTifGhyI/AAAAAAAAO60/xu9OEzrr02I/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1659.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-by7AY4Az6mE/UncdYUx-4cI/AAAAAAAAOz4/5OJdKHVQ8i8/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1660.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3d7zeL0IJTY/UncdWCVZ5gI/AAAAAAAAOzs/OosekL4InGM/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1661.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3QC5leQ59qo/Uncd-pZklJI/AAAAAAAAO1o/Ff4GgJMH6Ak/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1662.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8Z2CmIzb4Mg/Uncd_FujUZI/AAAAAAAAO1w/Yc5w2ZSumII/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1664.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-HiyN-l1DIsQ/Uncd_83n27I/AAAAAAAAO10/iXw4tV85DVM/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1665.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KYVvF6ZGjZM/UnceKoZp76I/AAAAAAAAO2c/LjKmRbbcSZU/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1674.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rnBLazcRGSc/UnceKwFu7bI/AAAAAAAAO2k/BCf3K-8cfJY/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1677.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hcXBOC_zJik/UnceK8kPmgI/AAAAAAAAO2g/bUs3J2icDwI/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1683.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1-xmR0aUi1M/UnceZSU8GfI/AAAAAAAAO3I/Eh4CCicE3lw/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1684.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xndXdPmrXC0/UnceXNPw0EI/AAAAAAAAO2s/yIwkFOc0NoM/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1685.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C3Lre6VPx0U/UnceYhGkniI/AAAAAAAAO28/jX-oz5_m0LM/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1688.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5nlmGTVqFA0/UncejlKEGpI/AAAAAAAAO3Y/u4F42rOyQhI/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1692.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BuiH_H-Bzws/UncekCRW2TI/AAAAAAAAO3c/1UG3a6QKXfw/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1694.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oGvo06Wzngc/UncekfMR5EI/AAAAAAAAO3g/KdAqgYN5uG0/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1695.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wPUbXuGTX5Q/Unceu9LnUNI/AAAAAAAAO38/C4UCmeOOsjk/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1699.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FPkAiBl9Aw8/Unceujl1yXI/AAAAAAAAO34/tjkN5IeDpso/w446-h670-no/IMG_1701.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KXy-noBVV3s/UncewGqajDI/AAAAAAAAO4E/lN2ObaLrlO4/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1709.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VqkYqdR-g5U/Unce6K8Qh9I/AAAAAAAAO4U/u-VBZgx9eAw/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1715.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nDJAC_FMRNk/Unce7NuhisI/AAAAAAAAO4c/MTmR7akSOSc/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1717.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Er1qs0BSgXs/Unce8GRm4DI/AAAAAAAAO4k/pKPofM_or90/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1718.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YDfZBJkptlw/UncfEUQA6wI/AAAAAAAAO44/bBZ1EQPh1Go/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1728.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-f3q-wGMIRs0/UncfFLzEH8I/AAAAAAAAO48/A2FUw7tpvIQ/w446-h670-no/IMG_1734.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JLTTALmnOVQ/UncfI2W0IcI/AAAAAAAAO5E/PvzGRgegld8/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1738.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8bHUmYJRRrQ/UncfPppJpTI/AAAAAAAAO5Q/ISWf2qbEUv0/w1006-h670-no/IMG_1742.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Grove.of.Dreams on November 04, 2013, 02:49:30 PM
"Git outta 'ere yew spessh murrines! I'm tryin' to make it Orky in 'ere! WAAAAAAAAAAGHHHHHHHH!"
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Shadowwolf on November 04, 2013, 02:51:46 PM
Needs a bit of Grimdark photoshopping, but you look like something off Coolminiornot :-)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: PhoenixRevival on November 04, 2013, 04:48:50 PM
All complete, it looks amazing. Glad the first run went mostly well for you! Gratz on the success! (and curse your 3D printer lol)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: prev on November 04, 2013, 05:20:19 PM
You need some xenos cowering in behind the door frame. Or you looking like you're about to smash the wall down...

Great pics bro.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Finnlock on November 04, 2013, 07:07:37 PM
Epic X5, came out so well! the paint job you did really sells it and it looks like you could have charged for photos at the halloween event! haha I bet you couldn't have had a better reaction if you where giving out 20 dollar bills!

Congrats man, really well done!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on November 04, 2013, 09:26:31 PM
Needs a bit of Grimdark photoshopping, but you look like something off Coolminiornot :-)

Grimdarked

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-x1TWTG2rMrU/UnhXg-V1sOI/AAAAAAAAO7U/tRU9CDuZyzQ/w1006-h670-no/grimdark_bldg.jpg)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on November 05, 2013, 01:38:53 AM
How find a heretic to shoot at ::) Amazing job you did there
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: cilegray on November 10, 2013, 10:04:48 AM
Lmao; just saw the 'instructable'
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on November 10, 2013, 12:54:39 PM
Lmao; just saw the 'instructable'

The abridged version! LOL.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Daeouse on November 16, 2013, 07:40:32 PM
AWESOME! I actually cannot find the words to decribe my admiration. . . :o
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: SickSick6 on November 16, 2013, 10:19:37 PM
This suit & project have been absolutely amazing from start to finish. You have an insane attention to detail & precision. Makes me feel bad that I haven't used any pep files or any plans on mine. Just wingin it really. Btw thanks for the tip in ur youtube post about the smooth-on. I was going to use it but after seeing how fragile it is might just go with lots n lots of plasti-dip. So you're gonna be at dragon con with this right? :)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on November 21, 2013, 03:48:14 PM
Been reading Rynn's World and every time
4th Company Captain Alessio Cortez's name
Is mentioned the image of your suit pops into
My mind and it's my idea of what he would look
Like in the flesh :) 
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on January 23, 2014, 12:27:16 AM
Another Con update: Went to Animate! Miami this time. We took home best in show and possibly wound up on the upcoming season of Heroes of Cosplay. Whatever your feelings about the show the cast and crew were really amazing. Loads of photos and a video below.

Here is some video of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsRPEkVRaDY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsRPEkVRaDY)
More pictures are available on my facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.250458251782272.1073741845.225646287596802&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.250458251782272.1073741845.225646287596802&type=3)


(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ArPBqtcDizk/Ut71-zGycyI/AAAAAAAAR7o/RfU-WuEMjTg/w1147-h764-no/IMG_2217.JPG)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: PhoenixRevival on January 23, 2014, 10:33:06 AM
Gratz on taking best in show!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: SickSick6 on January 23, 2014, 01:20:54 PM
+1, congrats winner!  :D  Animate huh? Didn't even hear about that one. You gonna bring the big blue guy to MegaCon in March? We must kung fu fight! Also, your youtube link is broken :P

"http//youtu.be/YsRPEkVRaDY%22"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsRPEkVRaDY
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on January 29, 2014, 11:55:09 PM
+1, congrats winner!  :D  Animate huh? Didn't even hear about that one. You gonna bring the big blue guy to MegaCon in March? We must kung fu fight! Also, your youtube link is broken :P

"http//youtu.be/YsRPEkVRaDY%22"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsRPEkVRaDY

I sure will be at megacon. It is my local convention, so I will likely be there all three days.

Thought this was worth a share too. Thanks to the damn stairs, my knees needed service, and I got to take these pics of a cool feature of my armor that no one gets to see. My PEx tubing skeleton!!
(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/941575_253567254804705_818303163_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Agustus G. on February 02, 2014, 09:48:38 AM
Great build log! I hope my armor looks and functions as well as yours!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rraijjar on February 03, 2014, 01:08:29 AM
When i'm looking at that... you should make your own bionic leg ^^
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: PhoenixRevival on February 03, 2014, 01:14:51 PM
Rather surprised at how simple it is. Thought there would be more to it: more support rings, more bracing... Thanks for the shot!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: SickSick6 on February 03, 2014, 08:33:31 PM
Rather surprised at how simple it is. Thought there would be more to it: more support rings, more bracing... Thanks for the shot!

I agree. Who knew? Simpler is better though.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Amish Trooper on February 03, 2014, 09:29:19 PM
Does it just use tension to keep it in place?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on February 05, 2014, 04:55:13 PM
Does it just use tension to keep it in place?

Cotter pins!


New pics on the way :)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dtc5MMKQGvY/UwwaZETP2LI/AAAAAAAASaY/ZrybpiunVxM/w529-h793-no/20140202_Gary+Sterley_Space+Marine+%25282%2529.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hXh3yNiVp14/UwwaX8L6H7I/AAAAAAAASaI/WtUj0VfBSlc/w1081-h721-no/20140202_Gary+Sterley_Space+Marine+%25281%2529.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nzHZ0KldR0M/Uwwad3WnlVI/AAAAAAAASa8/WEoDsY9j2QU/w1081-h721-no/20140202_Gary+Sterley_Space+Marine+%25288%2529.jpg)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: SickSick6 on February 05, 2014, 05:52:37 PM
Pedro? Is that you?  :)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Daeouse on February 09, 2014, 09:46:47 PM
So damn classy! 8)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Elmonto on February 18, 2014, 10:50:16 PM
Insanely awesome!!!!
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: FLYzilla on March 13, 2014, 09:43:17 PM
On your stilts what PVC Plumbing Pipe glue did you use?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on March 18, 2014, 09:47:38 PM
Love it...
Short question; your basic template for the powerfist isnt anymore awailable. I got it anywhere but cant find it after I moved to a new appartment. Can you upload it again?
Thank you in advance.

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Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Rahnshen on March 25, 2014, 11:11:24 AM
Quick question where did you get the large sheets of foam all i can ever find is the puzzle pice like foam but on your and Pilerud's build you used what appears to be a thicker foam. i only get yoga equipment went i try to search for rolls or sheets of EVA foam and none of it looks at all usefull. if you o anyone can answer this i would be much appreciated.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on March 25, 2014, 11:24:39 PM
I used 1.5cm yoga mats. Works well for the round parts. The sheets are 60x190cm.
For straight parts I.used cardboard or puzzlemats.

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Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on April 15, 2014, 04:30:37 PM
Still think this needs upgrading to pedro kantor and just see dawns arrow sat on the top of that awesome power fist
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Legion on April 15, 2014, 06:01:45 PM
Thinking about it dawns arrow don't sit ontop of the powerfist oops my bad but would still look awesome upgraded to kantor
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: FLYzilla on April 15, 2014, 09:43:46 PM
I have a little lunch time progress for you. Firstly, THANK YOU to Henrik Pilerud. His build is pretty much as good as it gets and his documentation is extremely valuable to those of us building our own armor.

Henrik was nice enough to include a great top down photo of his powerfist body template. I have taken this, straightened it, traced it, and adjusted the size slightly. I then made a scale model to get a better idea of the size. I have made the pattern Available for download here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7XSVbvlJL1...dit?usp=sharing (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7XSVbvlJL1bZXViODdQeUlQUjQ/edit?usp=sharing)

This is the scale model and the trace I created. Final template should yield you a powerfist body with an arm opening of ~8" in diameter and ~15" tall. This should be a smidgen bigger than Henrik's in size (near as I can tell) and fit a suit in the scale of 935. Everyone thank Henrick for his work.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3775/9786338983_970465ff7a_b.jpg)
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5506/9786257805_e7a93a46fd_b.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7314/9786268204_1eaaab7a1c_b.jpg)

CAN YOU UPDATE THE LINK
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Sylgian on April 17, 2014, 01:03:28 AM
Sorry about the dead link. I haven't checked the boards in a while.  I have attached the PDF template to this post :)
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on April 17, 2014, 01:31:30 PM
Thank you.

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Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: FLYzilla on April 17, 2014, 10:44:58 PM
Sorry about the dead link. I haven't checked the boards in a while.  I have attached the PDF template to this post :)

thanks
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: BattleReady on July 14, 2014, 02:06:56 PM
Sorry about the dead link. I haven't checked the boards in a while.  I have attached the PDF template to this post :)

ANOTHER DEAD LINK ?
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: rero_design on February 21, 2015, 04:13:59 AM
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/d0agtzak39gbfi9/AABRC4l1zccdyjroUYACQZUwa?dl=0

I uploaded a modified version in my Dropbox.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: goat64804 on May 07, 2015, 09:32:27 AM
Work is under way on the shoulders. I ended up trimming 4.5" off of the height on each shoulder. This way my elbow breaks below the edge of the shoulder pad. It will also make my arms look longer and more natural.

I designed and printed templates for the edge trim, then made trim pieces out of 1/4" plywood so secure to the vertical and horizontal edges of the shoulders. I also 3D printed brackets for the corners.

Is there any way I can get the file you made for these edge pieces? Your work is amazeballs. I am having all the same problems you had with your pads, but I'm obviously not nearly as smart as you are lol. I am sure I could come up with something that works, but your stuff is exactly what I was looking to do, just better than what I had in my head.
Title: Re: Sylgian's Space Marine
Post by: Huron Blackheart on September 09, 2015, 08:09:43 PM
Jesus that is one amazing costume you made, well done!

If anyone is looking for someone to 3d print the power fist you so graciously provided the files for, let me know.