Blue Realm Studios Debuts Halo 4 Armor
The guys at Blue Realm Studios in Texas have been slaving for the past two months in an effort to debut the first and only Halo 4 suit in existence. Using models and working with 343i to make sure the details were just right, Devin and his team have brought to Halofest, the newest version of Chief's armor.
The suit is made from mostly urethane plastic and the undersuit is sewn fabric. This makes for a very comfortable suit that is a lot cooler than most other suits. This version of the chief looks much larger than Blue Realm's previous design of Halo 2 Master Chief. Chief is a very intimidating force this time around.
The differences between the Halo 3 armor and the Halo 4 armor are many. You'll notice many wall-plug like devices. These are locations where Chief can clip in various armor attachments and support gear. The designers paid careful attention to make this suit wearable in the real world. There are larger gaps between the back of the knee, the pit of the elbow and even where the wrist and thumb meet. This allows for a much more comfortable wearing experience for costuming.
The original master was mostly CNCed from tooling board. Because of the extremely small amount of time to create the suit, this method was employed to be sure an accurate size and proportions. CNC does not by any means make the job easy. Each CNCed part took many days to detail, and even the helmet and thighs took over a week a piece to get ready for molding. Watch the short montage below to get some clues on how it was created. A full documentary will be coming in a few weeks.
This set of Halo 4 armor is now in the hands of 343 Industries. If you have any questions about how this was put together, or any additional questions, I will direct you to this thread.
Congratulations to Blue Realm Studios who have once again outdone themselves creating the very first Halo 4 suit from which all references will have to be based until such time as a new trailer emerges.