Lots of cardstock
glue and staples
lots of pading black is probably the best color
dobble sided tape
primer, spray paint
fiber glass mat 3 yards
lots of straps
Step 1: 1 Getting Started
Then go to this link to chose what parts and weapons you want.
THIS IS IMPORTANT
On Desktop make a separate folder named Halo Armor
When saving the files be sure to save then to the Halo Armor folder and BE SURE TO RENAME THE FILES TO WHAT PART OF ARMOR THEY ARE...... TRUST ME
Also go to this link to chose reference pics. Print at least 10 on 2-3 pieces of paper.
The first link has better pictures. Heres more links for reference pics.
Step 2: 2 Basics
If you use heavy paper you might need to feed it into the printer one at a time.
BUY A BIG PACKAGE OF PAPER EACH PART OF ARMOR IS AT LEAST 7 PIECES OF PAPER .
Step 3: 3 Hardest Step
Fold and assemble all the parts. Use glue and small staples if you are sure they will be invisible when the armor is complete.
This is probably the step you are going to take the most time on.
This is the result of how your armor/weapons should look right now.
Step 4: 4 Biggest Step
Apply one coat on the inside of the armor and give it at least an hour to dry.
Repeat with the outside.
You can carve out detail with a rotary tool they cost $15 at big art supply stores.
Now is the time to paint your armor. USE SPRAY PAINT The best color combination is
2.One coat of silver.
3.One coat of desired color. (Black works best)
Since your armor isnt very strong break up the fiberglass into small pieces. The pieces should not be any bigger than a.................. cracker or half the size of your cellphone screen (unless you have an iPhone, then go with 1/3)
Glue in the pieces of fiberglass ONLY ON THE INSIDE , REALLY .......... YOU WILL MESS IT UP TRYING TO PUT IT ON THE OUTSIDE.
After gluing in the fiberglass, put more glue on top and put in the foam (not Styrofoam) it should all ready be cut to size.
NOT ALL of the inside should be covered just in the center.
KEEP foam at least 1-2in away from the edge of your armor if you don't it will stick out and look ugly.
The foam should be about 1in thick.
Step 5: 5 Helmet
Step 6: 5 Straping In
Get black colored ones since they look like realistic under-armor.
HERES A VERY IMPORTANT TIP: GET LONG JOHNS THAT ARE 2 SIZES BIGGER THAN YOU SO YOU CAN WEAR YOUR ARMOR OVER CLOTHING.
You will need a friend to help you in this step.
Put on your long johns. Start with the chest piece and work your way down.
When putting on your armor be sure to strap it in tightly.
A good idea is to use plastic buckles (picture bellow) but only if you can hide them under the armor.
After putting on a piece of armor move around to be sure its comfortable.
This step may take a while, but if you don't take your tine you will regret it latter.
Step 7: 6 Final Step
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