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    Ladies and Gentlemen… For my next trick… I will make a Mk VI Spartan… APPEAR!

    With all the armor choice out there since the release of ODST and the glorious Reach, I still find myself drawn to the Mk VI. Whenever I hear the name “Master Chief”, “Halo” or “Who could kick Chuck Norris’s ass?” the Mk VI is the image that pops into my mind. Maybe it is because we have been through so much together over the years with all the late nights and tired mornings killing Covenant and Flood scum, we have now formed a special bond. Or maybe it’s like your first car... It may not have been the best machine in the world, but it was special because it was “yours”. An even further stretch, it’s like asking someone “Who’s the Captain of the Enterprise?” (The answer by the way is clearly Piccard!)

    Anyways, I digress…

    Now to the business at hand; This will be a “comprehensive WIP” what I mean by that is that there will be complete coverage from A – Z, no stone left un-turned so to speak, there will be no rushing through a process and all of a sudden I’m unexpectedly leaps and bounds ahead of where I was in the previous post, everything will be covered with an explanation and documented with a nauseating amount of pictures (I doubt that people around here will suddenly get sick of looking at and critiquing pictures) I guess at the end of it all what I am trying to do is provide “From my perspective” the process of building a complete set of armour with some personal touches along the way.

    First of all, I don't plan on bouncing around all over the place with armour scattered about the house. I plan to pep a piece and take it to the point of painting, then and only then will I pep out another piece. So it's a "Wet, Lather, rinse, repeat" approach.

    So, here we go...
    Let the pepping begin!

    Surprise, surprise... I started with a Helm!... No real shocker there!
    Just some quick info about the pep file:
    - Pep MK6 Flyingsquirl HD
    - Build Height = 280mm






    Next, a coat of Poly resin and a generous coat of rondo.
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    HAH!! I like your style! Already anticipating the next update (I feel the same way about the MK VI, btw)

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    Nice start! it sounds like you have a solid plan. good luck with the rest of your build.

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    Pep looks great. I'm looking forward to seeing how this come together. You now have 1 subscriber
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    Thank you all for joining in! What I can promise you is that this will indeed be a bumpy ride! But I will do my best to make it a fun one

    Resin coat... done!

    I've crudely attached a temporary face shield for the sole purpose of not making a huge freaking mess when rondoing this sucker. My approach to this project will not be as simple as throwing on some bondo and smoothing out the existing shape for detail. I enjoy making life miserable for myself, and thus I will be cutting into the helmet to enhance the details that I am not happy with.

    I anticipate a great deal of hellish fury in the form of quickly gummed up sandpaper, when coming into contact with all of that hot glue that is under the paper layer, but hey... if a job isn't tedious and painfully problematic, then where's the fun!

    I have always had some personal preferences with regards to the helmet pep detail for the Mk VI;

    1. The rounded shape of the brim, I have always preferred it in its more angular rendering (kind of like the Halo 3 Legendary game pack head) . So that is what I will do once the rondo is dry.



    2. The detail that is on the upright ports on the back of the helmet are quite small and barely noticeable when pepped out. I plan on punching up the detail on these ports once the piece is hardened.



    I will be doing the first rondo coat inside the helmet today, will post again once that is complete.
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    Some beautiful pep work there Cereal. For the record, I'm really looking forward to this. I love step by step builds with details on everything. I haz one question tho. Idk why, but every time I see a build I have this overwhelming urge to ask people how tall they are and you're no exception. I request your height information please! It always helps me with an idea for scaling each and every piece. Best to learn from other people's mistakes and make less yourself, right? XD Thanks man. Keep trucking forward! I wanna see this done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bishorzidi View Post
    Some beautiful pep work there Cereal. For the record, I'm really looking forward to this. I love step by step builds with details on everything. I haz one question tho. Idk why, but every time I see a build I have this overwhelming urge to ask people how tall they are and you're no exception. I request your height information please! It always helps me with an idea for scaling each and every piece. Best to learn from other people's mistakes and make less yourself, right? XD Thanks man. Keep trucking forward! I wanna see this done.
    What I will be doing is posting the name of the pep file that i will be using for each piece and also the build height/width/length (which ever is more applicable) in mm.
    As for me, I stand 6 feet and weigh 215lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cereal Killl3r View Post
    What I will be doing is posting the name of the pep file that i will be using for each piece and also the build height/width/length (which ever is more applicable) in mm.
    As for me, I'm 6' 215lbs.
    Yeah I saw that, thank you XD That's why you're height comes in handy. If they fit you well and your body type is similar to mine I can double check my scales before I print by just calculating the difference. Thanks man!

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    First layer of Rondo... done!

    After waiting impatiently for 30 minutes or so the rondo layer had cured up well enough that I could start hacking this poor helmet apart.

    Here is the modification that I was talking about for the angle of the brim. I have always felt that being that the entire suit is so angular that the rounded brim always felt out of place. Now by no means am I crapping on Bungie or the spectacular projects that have come to pass on this forum, this is just a personal choice and what feels right to me.

    Who the hell am I kidding, in 3 weeks from now when it happens to be the most inconvenient moment, I will probably want to change it back!



    Here are some of the other modifications that I will be doing to the helm. I will be using these pictures as "points of reference" to see how much effect the changes have as they come.





    Oh and one more thing...

    If at any point someone feels compelled to chime in and say "Hey Cereal... What the hell are you doing to that poor helmet? Put the rotary tool down and check yourself!!!" or anything else for that matter, your input is always welcome and appreciated!

    Cheers,
    More to come...
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    Things are looking awesome so far! It's nice to see someone who will actually show all the steps for everything, I was going to do it to my next build but I've had so many delays already But keep up the excellent work!
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