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Offline reptilelover1995

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Terminator armor scale
« on: March 23, 2015, 06:50:01 PM »
Hello, everyone!

I'm new here and to most of this process. I did some pepakura when I attempted to make a set of Daedric armor but that didn't work out because I could never get the bondo to smooth out no matter how much I sanded it down.

My goal is to do a life-size terminator costume, but the first thing I want to make sure of is that I get the sizes of the parts right. For the helmet file I found, it's scaled at default to approximately 11 inches tall, 14 inches deep, and 11 inches wide. That sounds a bit small to me, but I'm not 100% sure. I'd like thoughts before I spend a whole ton of time trying to put it together so that I don't end up having to start over.

Thanks!

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Re: Terminator armor scale
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 11:44:42 PM »
I don't know if he posted this here or not, but it sounds like you're using the same file as in this http://protagonist4hire.blogspot.com/2012/01/prop-building-101-part-1-building.html and it seems to be scaled fine
http://goo.gl/yq6Ln8 - All of the things I've (fully) unfolded

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Re: Terminator armor scale
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2015, 05:07:37 PM »
Awesome! Thanks.

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Re: Terminator armor scale
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2015, 02:22:19 PM »
I've got a few things I'm getting confused about with this pep build. First, I've been seeing some areas where there are edge numbers within the same piece, with no tabs to use for gluing them together. What do I do with those?

Also, when I've been printing it out, it says "the page settings on this printer do not match the settings of the file. Would you like to scale it to fit the page?" or something like that. When I go to print and paper settings, it's set to A4 rather than letter paper, and I changed it to be letter paper before I printed it.

I'm worried that will alter the scale of the finished model, because I know when I did my first Daedric helmet it was way too small, being printed along the vertical axis instead of the horizontal. The same thing happened when I printed out the terminator armor pepakura, and changing its orientation to landscape didn't work either. I was able to get it right for other parts when I was doing Daedric because someone sent me a .pdf version where the pieces were already oriented in landscape, but I can't do that for this set because I don't have the full version of pepakura and honestly don't have a lot of money and can't afford to buy much of anything right now.

Advice is appreciated.

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Re: Terminator armor scale
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2015, 05:27:08 PM »
Some parts of that have areas that should technically be cuts, but are so close together they can just be left as-is. If you change the page size, you'll need to do some part rearranging so nothing gets split between pages (With the trial version of designer you can edit files but not save them).
If you can hang on a bit, I've got a remeshed version of that same helmet ( 868 faces vs 1800 ) floating around somewhere..
Here you go, fresh from the techmarine: http://www.obscuruscrusade.com/forum/index.php?action=downloads;sa=downfile&id=80
http://goo.gl/yq6Ln8 - All of the things I've (fully) unfolded

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Re: Terminator armor scale
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2015, 10:59:02 PM »
Thank you so much! I really appreciate that.

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Re: Terminator armor scale
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2015, 12:26:27 PM »
No problem, I can try to do the same for the rest of the terminator files if you want me to
http://goo.gl/yq6Ln8 - All of the things I've (fully) unfolded

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Re: Terminator armor scale
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2015, 12:27:11 PM »
Terminator armour should be something between 2.50m and 3.00m tall...

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Re: Terminator armor scale
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2015, 02:28:34 PM »
The full suit that this helmet is from scales to be about 2.7m tall (if I remember right), but again, this is just the helmet.
http://goo.gl/yq6Ln8 - All of the things I've (fully) unfolded

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Re: Terminator armor scale
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2015, 09:49:55 AM »
That would be really great! Man, I'm so excited for this. Honestly I've been trying to figure out ways internally to make the entire thing a bit more bearable to wear for more extended periods without risk of extreme overheating/dehydration, because I think it'd be amazing to make molds of the armor, and cast enough copies to play a real-life version of Space Hulk! It'd certainly take a lot of effort to tweak the board game rules to fit a live-action game and whatnot but I think it'd be worth it.

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Re: Terminator armor scale
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2015, 09:50:53 AM »

Here's what I've got so far (The chest will be unfolded shortly), but if you're doing this with bondo to cast it, it's going to take a LOT of it.
I just realised we made a huge mistake; the armour scale used in the original pep files (Compared to the size used in the models) scales it for a normal person, six feet compared to eight. Do you want these kept to the original scale or full size?
« Last Edit: April 09, 2015, 10:26:29 AM by Caramel »
http://goo.gl/yq6Ln8 - All of the things I've (fully) unfolded

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Re: Terminator armor scale
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2015, 05:07:26 PM »
I'm looking for full scale. Does that mean the helmet I've been working on is too small?

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Re: Terminator armor scale
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2015, 10:17:12 PM »
I can confirm that the pep file in the Library on this site (standard Terminator file) is not full scale (same as Shawn Thorsson's).

I'm nearly done with the bondo stage of my build and it's only human size. Nice to hear that you are going full size! I take it that you are going to make it with the rondo/bondo approach?

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Re: Terminator armor scale
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2015, 11:00:22 AM »
It'll look way too small on the full size one, so it'll have to be redone. Sorry I hadn't checked it earlier, but here is the full size one. Tried to keep the parts in a similar layout.  http://www.obscuruscrusade.com/forum/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=91
http://goo.gl/yq6Ln8 - All of the things I've (fully) unfolded

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Re: Terminator armor scale
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2015, 03:30:13 PM »
It's fine, thank you for the new one. Also, I was talking to a friend of mine and he said something about using a PVA foam injector system to make the costume instead of pepakura. I was wondering why people use pepakura instead of that - my guess is due to expense, but if there are other reasons why pep would actually be better I'd love to know. I'm planning on doing pep regardless because I'm pretty sure a PVA foam injector system would cost a whole buttload of money that I don't have ;p

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