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Posted 1/25/14
Hey all come watch me on Twitch as I am making my Half life HEV cosplay share some ideas and help people get motivated into making awesome cosplay I will help answer questions on the material I use also enjoy and have fun!

http://www.twitch.tv/xremist
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Posted 1/25/14
I will begin at today 7pm-midnight or later Hope to see you all soon!
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Posted 1/26/14
Aw, man, I missed it! Think you'll do another? I love these sorts of broadcasts.
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Yeah I will be doing another this week but I def keep you posted. Here are some pic and materials, progams I use.








Programs:
Pepakura ( Used this to make the folds and template )
Silo 2 ( used to make the models ) Runs for about 80 bucks but I got mine free from school
File converter (any program that allows you to convert files to PDO.)

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Materials:
Chest- thin card board found during a daring dumpster dive at sears (they really have some great boxes)

Upper/lower arm- Polyfloam AKA Foamies sheets "2mm" thick 9 by 12 in

Upper/lower leg- foamies sheets same size

Coating:
( Monster mud ), its basically compound mud mixed either with white paint or in my case I used elmers glue. You mix them in a bucket with your hands ( its so much funner with way ) Then use either cheap white cloth clearanced or marked down is best from local retailer. Or you can use cheap paper towels. Dip either into the mud and carefully squeeze any excess off apply to your model takes about 24 hours to dry, add more coats if needed! And then just sand it down its really easy to sand.

Paint:
Hammered light silver and dark silver metallic (cheapest brand is best)
Acrylic paint

Glue gun:
high temp gun, with full size sticks

Heat gun:
Used for scorch marks and bending the floam

Soldering iron:
Used for deep lacerations, bullet skids or bullet holes.
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Cost:
Light weight compound mud 10$ (3.5 gal) comes in a box
1 Gallon elmers glue 13.99
Hammered paint 5-7.99$
Acrylic paint 2-3$
Floamies 2mm "9 by 12", 69cents
Artist brushes 5.99-9.99$
Heat gun 20-99$ ( Depends on cheapest gun as long it has high and low temp)
Soldering iron ( a kit with different heads it best! ) 9.99-19.99
Glue gun 10.99
glue sticks 5.99

Now this price depends on how many Foamies you buy and paint materials but Ive only spent about 80$ on my materials and I bought all my stuff at Jo-annes and Lowes.

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Mixture for mud:
Does not matter how much really because this stuff can go a REAAAAAL long way and it does not go to waste as long you cover it with a lid and at any time you want to use it again just mix with your hand and it good to go! Just make sure to store inside during freezing temperatures! I used to use bondo but monster mud is a lot more cheaper and it doesn't go to waste and the fact you can store it for long period of time is a plus and its messy and fun to play with.




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Posted 1/26/14
Wow, really nice work! Foamies/craft foam is one of my favorite materials, awesome finding someone else using them as well.
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yeah foam is great, light weight and comfortable it even retains a soft cushion like feel even with bondo or monster mud applied to it. I can't go to a con with something really heavy on because it would make me so miserable standing in long lines or even moving around.
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Posted 3/11/14
Here is an update on my Halflife Gordon freeman cosplay

Just painted few pieces used hammered spray paint for the base and use burn orange hazard acrylic paint, needs a few touch ups needs some rust and some wear and tear affects. The arms and legs armor is super light and keep's its shape when sitting and is comfortable when moving around, kneeling. I cant wait for A-kon!

Left to right: [ Thigh upper armor, Upper arm armor, lower arm amor]


Close up thigh armor I did some scrape FX with metalic silver acrylic and will add some rust


What everything looks like when put together without the paint and monstermud [ Belt is in the middle ]


Lower leg armor, I still need to add some more details and I think I may change the redish color to a darker brown


Close up of the lower arm armor


I will be done pretty soon just need to buy some LED lights and a larger fan for the back of my chest piece, I will be wearing a morph suit underneath to keep me nice and cool with the fan blowing on me

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