THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT

Postby ccgr » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:05 am

cool! I wonder how tall you'll be all said and done!

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT

Postby ArcticFox » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:07 am

The goal is to get to be about 7'. My buddy and I are the same height in real life, and I plan to be a liiiiiiitle bit taller in my armor ;)
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT

Postby Chozon1 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:35 pm

That's pretty darn impressive. XD They look great!
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT

Postby ArcticFox » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:45 pm

So I finished assembling the feet. Here's a shot of the inside of the left boot. The PVC caps are bolted down, the hinges installed and there's a spring on the hinge to limit the toe's travel downward when I walk. There's also a metal brace on the sole to limit downward toe flex.

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I also added a band around the outside of the boots so I could move the "pivot" for the toe sections outward so it looks more correct. Walked around a bit on the feet. PVC holding fine. This is going to take some getting used to.

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT

Postby Chozon1 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:06 am

That is just way too cool. XD They look amazing!
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT

Postby ccgr » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:30 am

coming along nicely! Nice shirt BTW :)

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT

Postby ArcticFox » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:43 am

Thanks! My wife knows how to dress me. :mrgreen:
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT

Postby ArcticFox » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:59 pm

A little more progress. None of the internals on the lower legs are done yet, but the outer shell is.

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT

Postby ArcticFox » Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:26 am

...and my wife modeling the armored legs...

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ccgr » Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:30 pm

wow they look so huge!

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:11 pm

The additional benefit being that when she's on those stilts, I can kiss her without having to bend way down, so it's yet another win for the project! ;)
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ccgr » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:00 am

how tall are you guys (outside of the suit?)

I'm 5' 7" and Jay is 6' 2"

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:13 am

I'm 6' even in bare feet, she's 5' and 3/4 of an inch. In the armor legs she's just a little taller than I am since I designed the stilts to provide about 14" of lift.
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArchAngel » Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:27 pm

Psh, ya'll. I'm a bit over 6'3 and my wife's 5'1.

But on a more important note, Arctic, those are looking awesome! Excited to see as more parts start coming to be.
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:13 pm

Thanks! Yeah now that I have parts that are recognizably Space Marine, it's feeding my motivation in a big way. All of my other hobbies have been on hold for weeks now.
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