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The slowest N7 armor build in history II by hsholderiii The slowest N7 armor build in history II by hsholderiii
Alright, I'm happy to say I made some progress this week!

- Attached the lower back to the central torso. I had to leave the outermost edges unattached for now. The chest core was a bit too difficult to get in and out of. I am going to install small clasps for the tips to lock the edges in place.

- Attached the upper back weapon mounts. Nothing fancy here, just used a sheet of black 3mm foam as a buffer to attach the part. The holes for the lights need to be drilled in.

- Created the upper legs. I thought these would take longer honestly. I have some painters tape holding the shape until the strapping and buckles arrive later this week.

Not much left to build now.
- Still need to finish heat forming the visor.
- Need to remake the elbow plates. I'm not happy with the current ones.
- I have to create the padding for the gloves.
- And I need to make the boots of course.

Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any questions!
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markysparkyboy101 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
awesome build... i envy you being able to make that, 
someone need's to do commision work, and build suits for all us, 
less artistic fan's... thered be good money in that. 

i'd pay a good $300 - $500 for a custom made suit like yours! 
(it would look cool black, with gold edging, and highlights. 

keep up the good work.
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Frik111 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Can you tell me what material you use ?
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davethesoldier Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
slow is good. enough time to upgrade
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coatsyrocks Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
have you got templates that you used for the foam? im thinking of making something like this for a film im doing next year
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FenrirSPhantom Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
This is Awesome. :) I'm thinking of creating a Spectre-Like Armor costume, with Cool looking Helmet probably the Cerberous Stealth Helmet and with couple weapons. I just need good instructions and helpful tips. I been trying to find helpful tips but can't find any. I would get a Costume commissioned but sadly I don't have that much. I'm currently looking under 500.00. Once again great work with your costume. :)
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Devinejewels92 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Please please please help me make femshep armor!!!!
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K8-bit Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Absolutely stunning! :) I envy you cosplay elite and your creations! \o/
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hsholderiii Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol thanks :) I'm definitely not elite, or even a cosplayer really. This is only the 2nd costume I've ever made in my life haha ^_^
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K8-bit Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Well I have extreme envy lol. I REAAAAAALLY must do a FemShep N7 armor before I die lol (or get too old and have to do Dr Chakwas instead lol) - I seriously contemplated buying one of David (BioFX)'s pre-made ones.. but short of a lottery win I can't justify it at the moment! :(

Super kudos to you for making it yourself :) \o/
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Whale-Fan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist
wow awesome!
How did you make the armor? ^^
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hsholderiii Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Here is a link to EvilFX. He is the guy that (as far as I know) pioneered the technique for making this armor out of foam mats you can buy at hardware stores.

[link]

I adapted some of my own techniques for proportions and pattern development, but otherwise it's the same process. :)
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Whale-Fan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist
thank you so much!
This helped a lot! ^^
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LunarMancer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
It's sad that this is so far back when you search "Armor" in the Cosplay section. It's too good for that. :meow:
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hsholderiii Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks! It is what it is - still a wip :)
I plan to do a full suit test fit this weekend with an upgraded helmet. So hopefully I'll have better pics to show of everything.
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Cybermaxis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
It might be the slowest but it certainly looks like it'll be one of the best!
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ArmorCorpCustoms Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The Time you spend in it is truly worth the Work!

And ive not seen much Helmets, wich are made out of Foam and also look so delicious like that!
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Drgangry Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Do you know where I can get the template for the helmet I really need it.
Please help!
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hsholderiii Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Sisko! I was surprised the helmet turned out like it did, actually. I may be building another one here in a couple months. We'll see!
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