So I've had some downtime in the evening from working on my Grif Suit and decided to pep out another helmet. I told myself back when I first started making armor that I would never do it again because it was too much work. 4 months later and I've been pretty much working on something since I finished my Mark V(B). Never realized what an enjoyable hobby this would be.
The MARK VI, everyone makes one eventually and I figured now is the time. And seeing how the Halo 4 helmet is like 50 pages I don't think I'll be getting around to that till way after Halloween. The weather by me is getting colder and it's hard to work with fiberglass and have it harden. I'll probably end up pepping a bunch of stuff during the next 6 months and harden it in April when it's nice out. I have a feeling the MARK VII is going to take awhile.
Normally I print, cut, score, fold, and glue everything in a few days when I start a project. This helmet had the most pages out of a single piece so it took a little longer. I started on thursday and will probably finish later today with the pep work. Still don't know what color I'm going to make it. I kinda just want to make it a display item for now, but I do want to make it serve as a canvas for autographs when I go to Comic-Con next year. My thought was to paint the helmet with colored stripes that match the characters from Red vs Blue and have the guys at Rooster Teeth sign the colors they play(Burnie-light blue,brown Gus- maroon, Geoff- orange, etc). I also may leave the visor in and paint it gold so the 343 team can sign that if I see them. But that's just a thought for now... I should get back to gluing and burning my hand...
Here's what I have so far