ODST Arm Armor Set
Updated: Oct 12, 2020
Just because you're jumping feet first into hell, doesn't mean you shouldn't protect your arms.
Bolted, Fitted, Forearm Assembly
The forearm is a two part design that features the main outward armor and one singular in-body plate that can be bolted together with included 3D printable bolt (recommend to print the bolts at 100% infill). The bolts are designed to be compatible with an Alan Key but work just as well just using your fingers.
This model was made by mirroring, this means that while the left forearm bolts use the "righty tighty" method, the left side is opposite.
The inside is modeled to perfectly hug a forearm so that it doesn't slide or twist on the arm and sits right above the wrist. This is only possible with the two piece design as opposed to a singular piece that would require an opening that your hand has to be able to fit through.
Strap Fastener Accommodations
Both the Bicep Plate and the Shoulder Guards were designed to fit strap fasteners to all you to secure the armor to what ever you decided to use as an under layer. Much like the forearms, the shoulder guard is curved to fit a shoulder and the bicep is perfectly fitted to a bicep. For the shoulder straps and bicep straps I used these nylon straps and buckles at 15 mm and 20 mm width respectively.
On the left you can see all the arm armor printed and fastened to me. Everything came out really well and fit's perfectly (I mean it was modeled after my arms). The only thing that needs attention is that the strap for the shoulders doesn't hold it perfectly where it should, I believe a secondary strap attached to the vest and/or chest plate, pulling the shoulders inwards will help this fit better and more securely.
If you are looking to create you own models like this one feel free to checkout all of my tutorials on 3D modeling and prop making techniques.
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