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N7 Armor Test Fit III by hsholderiii N7 Armor Test Fit III by hsholderiii
I had to rush home from work because I was so pumped about starting the second phase of this project!

The initial strapping job was almost a complete success. The shoulders need an additional strap running from the front torso to back torso to help keep both shoulders closer to the body.

I need to add the "belt" strap around the waist as well.

I'm not really happy with the boots. I have some other ideas for them but I'll get to that later.

Everything feels fine. The Lycra suit makes the parts slip around a bit so I need to look for a solution to that.

The magnets on the lower back plate are a bit weak so I'll strip those out and install parachute clasps.

Megan seemed pretty happy with the progress so far :)

That's about it for the night. The next time you see this suit it should be on it's way to being painted. Goodbye light gray..

Thanks for reading!
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:iconjoshuapaluck:
joshuapaluck Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But seriously, I am thinking of being Comander Shepard for Halloween this year and this would cut my stress level down by like 85%  message me back or something if your interested 
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joshuapaluck Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I buy? Or have the pattern you used?
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:iconcrom131:
crom131 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
" hsholderiii"Quote": The Lycra suit makes the parts slip around a bit so I need to look for a solution to that.


Try Snaps and the front of boots would look nice with a square toe

Check this vid out
Attaching foam armor to your undersuit
www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHuk6m…
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KristyBlunt Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Question, did you do resin for the helmet and foam for the body or did you do straight resin pepakura for the whole thing? I'm planning on making the female version but was in a debate over if I should use foam for the whole thing or mix and match. Any advice would be incredible. Thanks!
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hsholderiii Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi KristyBlunt,

Sorry for the late reply. I didn't resin any of this. It's all just foam coated with a couple layers of plasti-dip (black) and then masked off and topped with Rustoleum Mettalics gunmetal.
I also used future floor wax as a sealant and to bring out the shine in certain areas, but you'll find that the paint sticks pretty well to the foam/plasti-dip mix.
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TimberCunnings Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Jealousy!!
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Lanc3rZ3r0 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is unbelievably amazing! the quality of the work is great! by far some of the best looking cosplay I have seen!
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hsholderiii Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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:iconr62:
R62 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Sick man! do you happen to have the template for this master piece?
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SquigXcore Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey dude, could you send me the deets for how much one of those suits would cost to commish? If you do commision work that is :3
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Uratz-Studios Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I want that helmet!! is it for sale?
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Elliottsykes14 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
What is it made out of? im guessing foam... i so wish there was a tutorial!!!! XD
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:iconwaropton:
waropton Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Man, it's so good!!!
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:iconsami217:
sami217 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
dude thats awesome
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:icontarotmaster:
Tarotmaster Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
It's really amazing... OO
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:iconhsholderiii:
hsholderiii Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It was a fun project :)
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:icontarotmaster:
Tarotmaster Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
But it looks like professional craft... Gorgeous...)
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Reclusiarch Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That looks awesome. Really good work!
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sokhan464 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
is there any chance i'd get to have one of these for the wearing ?
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hsholderiii Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, it's possible. But it will be a significant amount due to the time it takes to build. If you'd like I can send you a breakdown sheet of how much it would cost? And even if you don't want to have me build it for you, it's a great way to gauge how much it would cost to get the materials yourself.
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holodeck-shepard Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Writer
um....wow....this looks amazing
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:iconsilentevilx:
SilentEvilx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Great job! : D
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:iconswoz:
Swoz Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good grief the fit on this is PERFECT.
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DraxianStarcatcher Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You My good sir...Have made me EXTREMELY jealous... Lol Looks Amazing! How did you make this?
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horaciosi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!
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tamiiland Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ooooh~ Shiny! I completely fell in love with it. I've always wanted to make something like this to, you know, wear to Prom Night. But I'm not good at this kind of things, so eeh, whatever, LOL.

Mind-blowing craftsmanship, my man. :) The armour suits you, too. Congratulations; you look ready to kick some serious ass.

Looking forward to the second phase!
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stealth211 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow..I just mean. Dang. That is great. I can understand how you might not be so happy with the boots...I've never liked them..even in the game but very good job. I really want something like this someday. xD
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Devinejewels92 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore this, I'd like to make femshep armor! Could you help me?
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hsholderiii Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm working on finishing the patterns for Ashley/Liara's armor right now. Then I will be making the patterns for femshep after that :)
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Devinejewels92 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's brilliant! Let me know when they are up?
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silvereyedsurfer Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Am guessing you dont have the templates right? Atleast for the chest?
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:iconhsholderiii:
hsholderiii Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I do! I put up a link here

[link]
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silvereyedsurfer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
i cant open the files :( i use pepakura but i though this was pdo and they are psd files . how do you open and view them?
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droot1986 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
extremely awesome
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:iconhsholderiii:
hsholderiii Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks droot! :D
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DragonEmotion Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool o..o
Awesome so far ^__^b
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hsholderiii Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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xenjedi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Nice...best I've seen, too!
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hsholderiii Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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DrowSorcerer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Wow man, this is really a gorgeous work. I'm truly impressed of the detail in the helmet and the legs. As someone below wrote, this is probably the best N7 armor I've seen so far

simply, wow.
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hsholderiii Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Zaseka Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Holy shit...I'm afraid to ask how many hours you've sunk into this..It's glorious.
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hsholderiii Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha Thanks! Right now I'm about 104 hours into it. I am planning on sealing and painting it this weekend. :)
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:iconzaseka:
Zaseka Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Damn, a lot..but totally worth it! Looking forward to the end result--I imagine you will post it here, at least :P
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:iconashz22:
ashz22 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this looks awesome!
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:iconhsholderiii:
hsholderiii Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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AbsoluteApril Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
this is fabulous! love all the detail and layer work, can't wait to see it finished!
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:iconhsholderiii:
hsholderiii Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I can't wait either, I hope I can make some adjustments and start painting this weekend :)
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MissAlycat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
This is so cool- how long did it take you to make this, and what did you make it out of?
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hsholderiii Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, right now I'm at about 104 hours. Most people seem to be able to get this done in 80. I guess that makes me a slowpoke :D

The suit is made of EVA foam mats (Floor Mats). On my profile comments someone asked and I provided links to two really good builds. If you have time I suggest checking them out :)
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