Boy, haven't posted in a while.
TheBradinator and I have been working on a ton of stuff lately, something finished rather recently was our Halo 4 Hayabusa concept suit. It's a multiplayer version so it isn't everything you see in the 343i model above. It's kind of a Busa/Rogue mesh.
Anyway, build pics!
Brad worked on cranking out a custom pep and hardening of the lid before handing it off to me. It's a low def file so the details could be added later.
Went with Smooth cast 300 for sealing and hardening instead of fiberglass resin, and the details were all achieved with bondo, 2 mm foamies, and apoxie putty. All the basic body work was done first before adding details. Filler primer was huge in this step for getting a super smooth surface.
I went ahead and molded the lid using rebound 25 and free form air from smooth on. While this was curing I started work on the body.
First part- shoulders!
These were all scratch built using the reference photos at the top. I started by cutting out each layer, then heat bending it and hot gluing the parts together.