This week on [http://www,indymogul.com/bfx Backyard FX] we show you how to make a futuristic set of space armor just like Master Chief wears in Halo 3.

Step 1: Shopping List

- Ream of Heavyweight Card Stock
- 2 Aqua Resin Starter Kits
- 2 yds. Fiberglass Mat
- Nylon Straps and Buckles
- 4 ft. of Velcro
- A few feet of 1 in. Foam Padding
- Cheap Black Gloves
- Dark Colored Under clothes
<p>how do you fit it to your body P.s im 5'8 and 126lbs</p>
<p>What weight of card stock?</p>
<p>This is awesome! Just one question, where do you get aqua-resin from?</p>
<p>you can get it at al local home depot, menards, or hardware store.</p><p>hope this helps.</p>
<p>this looks like a great build, yeah it may take a while to make and the fiberglass is a tad itchy, but it looks pretty worthy of trying, Thanks!</p>
pls tell me how hard is fiberglass mat because when i make it it will spoil the effect if it bends when its pressed. is is possible that it can be made with out the paper because i was thinking of making each piece separate. as in the forearm will have 2 pieces opposite each other. i was thinking of making this out multiple layers of ply wood laminated together into a curved piece so that it would stay together and curved. thanks :-)
duude, making it out of ply would be one pain in the rear kind of job... I wouldn't take that up if I were you
Can the pepakura file be converted to work in blender?
that's a good question, it probably could, but at the same time, why would you want that? for easier editing or for animating?
<p>the likns in step 2 do not work they just send me to youtube? please help/fix!</p>
can you make halo armor?
I can make Halo armor, I did an instructable and you can find materials and tutorial videos here: www.squidoo.com/how-to-make-halo-armor <br>Drop me a message if you need help or need me to make you specific parts
<p>Hey can u make me just the helmet how much would that cost?</p>
<p>I know this is 5 years old but if your still into the Master Chief building business let me know. I would do it but don't have the space and time. I just need the base armor made. I can do the painting and detail work. How much and about how long and what your price will be. I'm looking at two other people but yours looks a bit more custom and less standardized. Im at <a href="mailto:buschchris1@yahoo.com" rel="nofollow">buschchris1@yahoo.com</a>. Put Master Chief as th subject so I don't delete it on accident thinking its spam. </p>
Hey how much would you make the whole armour for and then post it? It's just I am not very good at following instruction or building things. Thanks
My price for a custom Mark VI, painted and padded as you see in the picture is $3300 plus shipping. Shotgun is an extra $300.
hey master chief isnt that a bit expensive. anyways is there anyway you could make a suit for a 14 year old for about &Acirc;&pound;1000 <br>
howed you make the gun
I used layered foam with reinforcement rods sandwiched inside. <br>Here is a link to a progress thread I wrote on the 405th: http://www.405th.com/showthread.php/31533-Sliced-Foam-H3-Shotgun-WIP <br> <br>And it is up for auction, here is the link: http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=120751703975&amp;ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
Here is our Halo 3 shotgun version 2. As you can see it is even more game accurate and also, the sights light up. To see how it was made and/or make your own visit: www.squidoo.com/how-to-make-halo-weapons
wow so cool i love the shot gun hey in a private message if you want to we can be xbox live freinds mine is gavinxyz
JESUS!!!! That's is well expensive! Sorry but I wont be purchasing the whole thing, how much for the helmet??
Sure is expensive, it takes alot of time, time and even more time. Just the helmet is not for sale (in my price estimate the helm is $400), the entire suit is up for auction here: http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=120751716624&amp;ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
CAN you make me a HALO armor?
Certainly, if you can afford it, I can build it. Send me an email at: halo.armorer@gmail.com and request my price breakdown.
1 prob i dont have a printer
get one a t a flea market i did that
dose it have to be heavyweight card stock or can it be normal printing paper?
For pepakura &amp; fiberglassing use heavy cardstock and for foam patterns normal printing paper.
Absolutely amazing! If you wanted to do it properly though, put graphene on it!
<p>I'm thinking about giving this a try in a few months when I have room in my garage and time. I would like to pay someone to do it for me though if the price was reasonable. I can paint it and do the padding, I just need the armor itself made and the helmet. I can do the rest like add detail etc. </p><p>Some things may be difficult for me like making a god helmet and boots. I want the boots to have some heft to them so when I walk it sounds like I'm a Spartan. maybe use some rollerblades without the wheels and paint them plus add some pieces to it.</p><p>Another idea would be to get some thin sheet metal and cut it to lay over the armor and maybe attach&eacute; with rivets and an epoxy then paint over it. Not the entire suite but over some of the flat sections on the chest and arms and legs. </p><p>Maybe on the back a small fan running off a tablet sized battery could be used for cooling. </p><p>Anyways, some ideas. As for making it a more functional suit. Kevlar paneling might help but to really hold up against impact you would need a composite that's light weight but strong like carbon fiber but even that's heavy and will only take a few blows from a determined attacker. </p><p>What makes the Halo suit in the game more plausible is the gel stuff between the body and the armor that locks up and protects the wearer. Its circulates temperature and keeps a seal from the outside atmosphere. Also being huge and full of muscles to help carry that suit is what does it. </p><p>So I would focus more on a well detailed and well built suit for show not for use. You can get away with paintball but you will sweat you ars off and probably get it broken after a couple games. </p>
I know this a stupid question but how do you Waterproof the paper?
<p>It's not a stupid question. I don't know the answer, but I do know that the only stupid question is the question not asked. Questions mean you seek knowlage. Also the answer might be Neverwet. It's a waterproof spray that works on almost anything.</p>
<p>I completely agree with what you're saying but I just have to point out, you spelt knowledge wrong. hahahah </p>
<p>Fiberglass resin if paper clear coat* I think if foam</p>
<p>Clear Coat, its like spray paint. At least that's what it looks like the instructions say.</p>
<p>where did you get the visor for the helmet?</p>
<p>What is a decent alternative to Aqua Resin? I can't find it anywhere.</p>
would it be possible to make the armor pieces carbon fibre instead? and use the paper models as molds?
Is the armor hard enough to use in a paintball/airlift war? (Fiberglass armor)
First, I want to make it clear that I am only familiar with paintball. Second, I'm pretty sure that paintball is more restrictive than airsoft in terms of protection.<br><br>Ok, so a friend and i have been researching this project for almost two years off and on for the explicit purpose of paintball. In scenario ball, this armor is allowed. When building your helmet, take a certified face mask (helmet might be too hot and too heavy, so I don't reccomend that), to use as a baselayer. We are taking a single lens helmet so that we can add a custom double visor along with a comms unit display (programmed by an arduino using c) as well as some other nifty tricks. Remember that in actual use, mobility is key. The spartan suits had 97% mobility with 93% coverage if I'm not mistaken, but that's extremely hard to do on the civilian side.<br><br>Woodsball is slightly more restricted than scenario. You would have to check your competition guidelines. As for speedball, I personally have no interest in it, therefore I can't give any assistance on that. Hope this helps!
Oh BFX... May you rest in peace :(
<p>Actually, Zach, (That's his name right?) isn't all that bad. He's different, I know, but come on guys, that change was so long ago...</p>
<p>My only confusion is the clear coat before the aqua resin. Does it come in the kit or what is called/what do I use?</p>
<p>i get mine on 405th.com they have all the blue prints you need and you will need pepakura download </p>
<p>All the files I've used are on 4shared.com. You can find the links on 405th.com, but I found it easier to use <a href="http://halocostuming.wikia.com/wiki/Pepakura_File_Index" rel="nofollow">http://halocostuming.wikia.com/wiki/Pepakura_File_...</a><br>Halo Costuming has most, if not all the files you'd want, unless you want Halo 4 armor, then you'll want <a href="http://www.4shared.com/folder/WjJPWspL/Mk_online.html#" rel="nofollow">http://www.4shared.com/folder/WjJPWspL/Mk_online.h...</a> which is all the current Halo 4 Master Chief files.<br><br>Hope this helps</p>
this may seem stupid, but how am i gonna print on the cardstock?

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