THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:53 pm

Got the armor done. Wore it to a con... So sore... so tired... pics to follow if I make it through the next 24 hours...

And yeah. It was WORTH IT.
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ccgr » Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:53 am

sorry for the soreness but glad it was worth it, looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:51 pm

Armor complete:

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(sort of)

Pics from AwesomeCon are here.
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ccgr » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:12 am

nice work!

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:50 pm

Thanks! I didn't get too many pictures during the marathon Saturday, but I have some repairs and upgrades to do so I'll see about posting those pics for anyone who might be interested.
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby Chozon1 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:35 am

Awesome. ^_^ It looks great!
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:20 pm

Thanks!
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby fralle234 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:44 pm

Interesting!

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:55 pm

Thanks. I plan to re-do the feet from scratch and make a few other modifications, which I'll document here.
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:37 am

Alright, so it's time to repair and upgrade the armor for the Halloween party at my church. I made a list of all the items needing attention and formed a checklist. Tonight, I worked on the right arm.

First, I needed to secure the flexible duct inside of the forearm where it hadn't been attached.

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A little hot glue on the inside attaches it nicely. Note that there's duct tape on the end of the duct work, as hot glue won't adhere to well to the surface of the flexible duct alone.

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Then I added some weathering and the first set of scripture. Black Templars are intensely religious so it makes sense. I took a scripture verse excerpt that I liked, translated it into Latin, and put it on the arm:

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"Non ero fidens in brachium carneum" means "I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh." This is from The Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 4:34:

O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm.
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:09 am

Tonight I did the same repair to the left arm, and added weathering/lettering.

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This is from Exodus 22:24. It reads "My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword."

The full verse: "And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless."

I then finished the details on both of the gauntlets.

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ccgr » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:11 pm

nice work as always!

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:37 pm

Many thanks!

I'm kind of dreading the rebuild of the feet but tentatively I plan on working that this weekend.
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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:50 pm

Now that I have a proper workshop, updates are coming...

Here's a couple of pics from last year's Church Halloween party...

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Re: THE BIG PROJECT: Space Marine Armor

Postby ArcticFox » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:00 pm

So now that I have a house and a place to store the armor properly, I built an armor stand out of some scrap wood and assembled the suit on it. There's been damage... The suit had previously been stored in a corner of my living room at the apartment so it got squished, knocked around, dropped, used as a cat house, etc. So now I can finally get to repairing and upgrading without worrying about my efforts being wasted.

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A closeup. I really hate the aquilla on the chest. It was done in a hurry, the day before AwesomeCon last year, and needs to be replaced in a big way. I also want to add some details to the abdomen.

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The full suit. You can see the right thigh piece came apart and needs to be repaired. I also plan to re-do the feet to a more stable platform than the PVC stilts. They're plenty sturdy, but too narrow and I am afraid of rolling my ankle while wearing the suit which would prettymuch guarantee a severe break.
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"He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool."
—Brigham Young

"Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus."
—Christopher Hitchens


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