Sunday, November 13, 2011

SWOR HavocTrooperBuild10

I finally fixed the helmet model and cleaned it up some. Just need to unfold it so i can print it out and start the pep work on it again.... :( Oh well such is life.

On another note i finished modeling the chest piece. I'll also have to unfold this, then print and pep work :) Joy!

Baby steps, baby steps :P

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

SWOR HavocTrooperBuild09.1 Pep Warping :(

So one of the issues that has come up is pep working and it has me worried and i have to give it some thought before i proceed to even think of resining this helmet.

The helmet is warping on me in several spots. Maybe it's cause my pep skills aren't that good yet, or maybe cause it's the elmers glue that i'm using but but as you'll see below it really cheapens the helmet's look.

The opening itself is not oval the way i had modeled it, instead it has loped on me somehow. It's really noticeable from the back view and it just bugs me. It gives the feeling that it got left out on the sun and started to melt.

I was hoping that i built it, it would go away like some on the top of the helmet that did go away as i added more geometry, Sadly it didn't tho.

Next is the muzzle area, what a pain it was to pep this section let me tell you. When i unwrapped it i didn't realize that the little center pieces had all split up and it was a night mare to cut and glue all those little pieces together. Worse then the little bolt that will hold the visor.

As you can see, with a little bit of pressure it goes back to it'supposed spot.

Same thing with the visor, just a little pressure and bam, just fine. Maybe when i rework the model i'll add geometry closing off the visor to help reinforce it. I can then cut it out once i've rhondoed it.

I did a little R&D on the forums and it seems that these problems will go away if i reinforce the areas with some extra cardstock in places to hold it in the right place and then resin it. The resin is supposed to help it hold it's form, i can then get rid of the reinforcements. I'll keep researching.

SWOR HavocTrooperBuild09.0

Hey there Gang, here's an update for today.

After yesterday's crash and burn I was going to scrap the helmet i was working on and go straight back to the modeling phase to fix some issues that arose. No worries guys i'm still am going to back and work on the model some more but i didn't scrap the pep that i was working on. Instead i figured i did so much work on it i minus well finish up and see if i can spot other problems for when i go back to rework the model Here r some pics.






Out of curiosity i had my teenage son try it on and for him it fit just right. Granted a little snug on the side from the problems i had encountered but only that problem. Heh i guess his neck is longer then mine go figure. Anyways I'm going to go ahead and finish this helmet for him in case he wants to dress up next year in it but i'm also going to go back and rework the model to fix the other issues that i'm having.

I still to finish pepping the visor for this helmet

I've also have encountered other issues tho that i'll have to address, like the opening needs to be widen some and i'm also having pep issues too in the sense of it warping on me. I'll post pics of this in another post.