I've been a fan of the 405th ever since seeing Adam's original Master Chief armor build and photoshoot. I believe I saw it originally on his personal site, either before the 405th was even around or while it was still in its infancy.
I'm finally at a point in my life where I can consistently work on my costumes - when I was younger, my limiting factors were money and travel, and once I got a job I ended up taking another job soon after, then trade school happened, moved around a bunch, etc. Now I'm married and I live two blocks from my work in a small apartment, but I've got a desk for pepakura, a balcony for resin hardening and slushcasting, and all the pencil grinders, sanders, and machinery I could ever need at work. Life's good, and it's nice to finally be back on the 405th.