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    WHS Red vs. Blue build (Very Pic Heavy)

    Okay,
    So I am a high school art teacher and I wanted a way to get some of my students into sculpture, costume creation, and special effects. I made a deal with them that if they would commit to the time and work, I would hlep them create their own Halo armor. After a short debate we decided to try and recreate the Red vs. Blue cast.

    We will be working after school and over the summer to complete the first armor and from there we will hopefully begin either molding the rest of the cast armors or creating special sizes when needed. (One of them is only 4'11" but real "scrappy" )

    Before I start posting pictures of the progress I want to give credit and thanks to a few forum memebers who have been a help and inspiration to us even if they did not know it.

    First I want to thank Thorssoli for his dedicated and continous updates to his armor thread. He was the major influence in the kids deciding to create the Red vs. Blue characters and has offered to share their progress on his blog when he can. Thor you are a genuine inspiration and we appreciate your support.

    Next up is BenStreeper,
    His tutorial videos have helped us tremendously so far. To be honest he has probably done more of the basic teaching than I have to this point. Who knows, maybe a career change is in the making. Thanks Ben, I hope you find some amount of pride from knowing you helped these kids find their creativity.

    Finally I want to thank Heavy Gunner for compiling the "All-In-One Pack" and all the modelers and unfolders who contributed their work. I've listed the exact modelers and unfolders of each piece for those I knew. If you modeled or unpacked any of these and are not credited please PM me and I will add your credit asap.

    Helmet: Modeled by Flying Squirl, Unfolded by Ral Partha
    Chest: Modeled by Flying Squirl, Unfolded by ?
    Cod Piece: Modeled by Crackhead, Unfolded by Ral Partha
    Biceps: Modeled by Robogenisis, Unfolded by Ral Partha
    Forearms: Modeled by Flying Squirl, Unfolded by ?
    Hand Plates: Modeled by Robogenisis, Unfolded by ?
    Thighs: Modeled by ?, Unfolded by Goku
    Shins: Modeled by Crackhead, Unfolded by Macattack64
    2 Piece Boots: Modeled by ?, Unfolded by ?

    Foam Armor Templates:
    All the foam templates We will use come from L3X BLU3R1V3R. His files can be found HERE.


    When I introduced them to the 405th site they became big fans so I thought this was the perfect place to share their progress. Hope you all enjoy the progress of the build (it might be a long one) and feel free to share your wisdom, advice, and constructive criticism.

    UPDATE: The first suit is virtually complete. Progress Pics and techniques are throughout the thread. Here are the full suit pics.
    Last edited by Starvinartist80; 08-11-2011 at 05:06 PM. Reason: Additional Model and Unfold Credits
    "That helmet makes you look like a Master Chief bobble head!"
    -my student's reaction to the first attempt at a pep MC Helmet
    WHS Red vs. Blue Build WIP

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    Well, good luck to your group on the mass build. Hope all goes well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by royalpain88 View Post
    Well, good luck to your group on the mass build. Hope all goes well.
    Thanks alot, its all in their hands now..... wow that could be a scary thought.
    "That helmet makes you look like a Master Chief bobble head!"
    -my student's reaction to the first attempt at a pep MC Helmet
    WHS Red vs. Blue Build WIP

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    This look great. I wish my theatre teachers were as open minded when i was still in high school. Hope it all turns out well.

    Oh, you should definitely build Washington first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Arizona View Post
    This look great. I wish my theatre teachers were as open minded when i was still in high school. Hope it all turns out well.

    Oh, you should definitely build Washington first.
    Yeah it helps being a younger teacher. ( can I still say that at 31? hmm...)

    I agree, I think I'll have to make an executive decision and go with Wash. He is just a bad*@#.

    In the long run we have someone for Church, Tex, Griff, and Caboose.

    Our guy for church won the right just because he's tackling the sniper pep build (the gun is as big as him)

    Tex will be a hilarious 4'11" with enough moxxi to make up the extra foot or so.

    Griff is our pain in the rear punching bag. We didn't have the heart to make him doughnut.

    And Caboose, well if you knew the kid you'd completely get it. He wins hands down.

    Once the first suit is done, the speed of the other will depend on if we can get the molds working. I have to find a cheap supplier or we just won't have the funds. Might have to run some fundraisers anyway.

    These guys are just crazy excited to keep working right now. If they never finish a suit, their passion alone is a win for me.
    "That helmet makes you look like a Master Chief bobble head!"
    -my student's reaction to the first attempt at a pep MC Helmet
    WHS Red vs. Blue Build WIP

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    The character casting for my group of friends was pretty much a semi-concensus among us as to who should be who. It worked out pretty well and everyone fit their characters perfectly. Our Caboose was the guy in the workshop who was so clumsy that each of us has at least one piece of armor which he's dropped, cracked, shattered, or otherwise broken at some point.

    Good luck with the build and I can't wait to see more pics of your progress.
    I'm always looking for new projects to take on. If there's something you'd like me to make, email me.
    If you're bored and feel like reading about all of my adventures, check out my blog at http://protagonist4hire.blogspot.com/.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starvinartist80 View Post
    Yeah it helps being a younger teacher. ( can I still say that at 31? hmm...)

    I agree, I think I'll have to make an executive decision and go with Wash. He is just a bad*@#.

    In the long run we have someone for Church, Tex, Griff, and Caboose.

    Our guy for church won the right just because he's tackling the sniper pep build (the gun is as big as him)

    Tex will be a hilarious 4'11" with enough moxxi to make up the extra foot or so.

    Griff is our pain in the rear punching bag. We didn't have the heart to make him doughnut.

    And Caboose, well if you knew the kid you'd completely get it. He wins hands down.

    Once the first suit is done, the speed of the other will depend on if we can get the molds working. I have to find a cheap supplier or we just won't have the funds. Might have to run some fundraisers anyway.

    These guys are just crazy excited to keep working right now. If they never finish a suit, their passion alone is a win for me.
    Man i wish you could be my art teacher... or my engineering teacher he is a total stick in the mud you have got to be the most amazing teacher i have ever seen, financing this project had to of been difficult though but totally worth it wtg
    Music is like candy, you take the good stuff and throw away the rappers.

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    Okay so here are the first round of progress pics. I don't have any of the students working on the pieces yet because of legal issues with showing their faces, but we have completed all the pep work for the first suit. We are debating which character to start with. It is a tight race between Church and Agent Washington. Hmm....this is a hard one for me.

    Anyway here are the pics. There are a lot so I'm only linking the thumbnails but please click on any of them for a larger image.



















    Ah the Cod piece...needed to modify this a bit. Master Chief must be part mule because to make the waist a 32 the groin was halfway to my knees. LOL




    Here you can see the added spacers to get the right waist size.




    Here are some of the details added using matboard.


    This pic should explain where my signature comes from. I'll have to take a shot with the left one on my head. Then you'll really get the full effect.


    *Edit; If any modelers or Unfolders recognize their work and aren't credited in my first post PM me so I can add you to the credits. Hey you earned it!
    Last edited by Starvinartist80; 06-07-2011 at 07:58 PM.
    "That helmet makes you look like a Master Chief bobble head!"
    -my student's reaction to the first attempt at a pep MC Helmet
    WHS Red vs. Blue Build WIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLACKULA727 View Post
    Man, phenomenal job my man. I cant believe I missed this thread. Everything is so on point!
    Thanks a bunch. I always appreciate compliments from builders with high quality work like your helmet. It is still the best Carter I've seen.

    Small update just on some planning. I got together with a couple of my students and we came to a decision after finishing this suit. They want to try building their armor using this season's reach models and using foam. I think in the long run it is the right decision. It will be an overall better medium for them to work on because of cost, clean up, space, and skill level. Also, the reach suits lend themselves to more customization in the future. They can start with a base suit and then create parts at any time to add for a custom character if they choose. But we will still be trying to stay with the core RvB characters at first. I actually a bit excited just because it will be a completely different build method so there is no chance of me getting bored. I have to do some test fits with my helmet but if it works for all of the builders then well will probably just mold my helmet for each suit. That allows me to teach molding to them with a core piece that fits most any size head.(hopefully) Of course Caboose is still building his MKV from the ground up so I'm working with him as often as I can.

    So I think this will be a good change and I'm looking forward to getting things rolling in September. Our first major project will be to fundraise for material costs. That should be an interesting bit of paperwork for me
    Last edited by Starvinartist80; 08-01-2011 at 02:05 AM.
    "That helmet makes you look like a Master Chief bobble head!"
    -my student's reaction to the first attempt at a pep MC Helmet
    WHS Red vs. Blue Build WIP

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