1st Build 3D Printed Halo 3 'Finish the Fight' Chief/Spartan Build

SIERRA720

New Member
Hey everyone, I'm Mitch

I'm an Australian cosplayer who got into cosplaying specifically to make a Halo 3 Master Chief costume a few years ago. Back then I decided to make a clone trooper costume at the last second as I had no previous 3d printing, painting or general costume-making experience and didn't want to do a poor job with Chief. Since then, I've been pretty busy with uni and never got around to making Chief, but after making a really quick Halo CE marine build with my mate (below), I decided now was the time to start.
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I'm making the armor based on the look from the Halo 3 'Finish the Fight' trailer with that juicy metallic green/gold paint job. I'm 3D printing the majority of the suit using Moesizzlac's files and my helmet came from Branfuhr Studios. All of the files have been roughly scaled and I'm doing my best to meet the in-game proportions of each armor piece. I'm not only going to make Mark VI armor though, I'd love to make all of the Halo 3 armor configurations, but I know when I'm being too ambitious.. So at the very least, I'll also be making the recon helmet, chest and shoulders to be compatible with the armor. If I have time to make other sets in the future, I'll definitely give those a crack too!
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I've been modifying the files slightly just to add some details here and there as well as creating spaces for the lights. First piece I printed was a bicep... Which failed twice. Not a great start but despite the waste of filament, I'm pretty happy with how it came out!
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Anyway since then, I've finished printing the biceps and forearms. I've also started cutting the visor out of my helmet cast, but I'm waiting for some decent weather before I finish. After spending way too much time adding some details to the chest/back plate (are fatal errors usually this common with meshmixer??), I'm currently printing the first chest piece as well. Really hoping I've scaled it correctly because its looking quite large on my printer..
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Anyway that's about where I'm up to currently. The plan is to complete the entire base costume within 3 months, and then I'll think about future additions such as the recon gear. I also intend to make a Halo 3 carbine and/or a rocket launcher to go with the suit, but weapons aren't my priority right now.

So if anyone has some feedback or questions, feel free to reply! I appreciate the discussion and I'll try to keep this thread updated as often as I can.

Thanks for reading :)
 

marinesniper

Sr Member
the scale looks pretty good on your frame, and i know what you mean when you said your bicep failed i lost three before i realized what i did but thats how we learn from our mistakes. i think you have a great handle on this armor i can not wait to see how this comes out..
 

SIERRA720

New Member
So over the last few days I've been pretty busy but I've still been progressing with the armor. I made a video showing off and talking about the armor progress on my instagram account if anyone would rather get updates through there. The handle is @sierra720_. Anyway here are some screenshots from that video:
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Excuse the awkward poses, none of the gear has any strapping or padding holding it together!

So the chest and arms are fully printed and I'm about 98% done with cutting out the visor. The 3d printed parts have their first layer of filler primer applied and I will begin fiberglassing them soon. In the meantime, I'll need to modify and test the legs before I start printing them.

On a different note, I ordered a recon visor from Branfuhr Studios ad it has just arrived! Going to be hard to focus on finishing the Mark VI stuff first..
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Finally, a sneak peak of the metallic green paint I'll be using. Just been testing on the cut-out visor.

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SIERRA720

New Member
How did it fail?
There were some internal supports that were generated over a steep edge. They failed, and I think the nozzle got caught on them causing a large layer shift. The second attempt involved using tree supports which were too thin at one particular point again causing the supports to fail. Just bad luck mostly

the scale looks pretty good on your frame, and i know what you mean when you said your bicep failed i lost three before i realized what i did but thats how we learn from our mistakes. i think you have a great handle on this armor i can not wait to see how this comes out..
Exactly right, sometimes these things just happen and thanks!
 

RyFISH

New Member
So over the last few days I've been pretty busy but I've still been progressing with the armor. I made a video showing off and talking about the armor progress on my instagram account if anyone would rather get updates through there. The handle is @sierra720_. Anyway here are some screenshots from that video:
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Excuse the awkward poses, none of the gear has any strapping or padding holding it together!

So the chest and arms are fully printed and I'm about 98% done with cutting out the visor. The 3d printed parts have their first layer of filler primer applied and I will begin fiberglassing them soon. In the meantime, I'll need to modify and test the legs before I start printing them.

On a different note, I ordered a recon visor from Branfuhr Studios ad it has just arrived! Going to be hard to focus on finishing the Mark VI stuff first..
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Finally, a sneak peak of the metallic green paint I'll be using. Just been testing on the cut-out visor.

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I looked at those visors earlier, do you think they’re worth the 100 or so dollars?
 

PlanetAlexander

RMO
405th Regiment Officer
Hey everyone, I'm Mitch

I'm an Australian cosplayer who got into cosplaying specifically to make a Halo 3 Master Chief costume a few years ago. Back then I decided to make a clone trooper costume at the last second as I had no previous 3d printing, painting or general costume-making experience and didn't want to do a poor job with Chief. Since then, I've been pretty busy with uni and never got around to making Chief, but after making a really quick Halo CE marine build with my mate (below), I decided now was the time to start.
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Woo, more Australian classic marines! This is starting to explain how Dubbo can be in multiple places at once.

Your current build is looking great so far too!
 

SIERRA720

New Member
I looked at those visors earlier, do you think they’re worth the 100 or so dollars?
I don't really have any other visors to compare them to, but if you're looking for a high degree of accuracy they're perfect. I'm pretty happy with mine and don't regret paying what I did

Woo, more Australian classic marines! This is starting to explain how Dubbo can be in multiple places at once.

Your current build is looking great so far too!
Apparently so! No surprise Chips is a popular costume down here.. And thanks! Can't wait to start painting it
 

RyFISH

New Member
I don't really have any other visors to compare them to, but if you're looking for a high degree of accuracy they're perfect. I'm pretty happy with mine and don't regret paying what I did


Apparently so! No surprise Chips is a popular costume down here.. And thanks! Can't wait to start painting it
Ok ok I’ll consider the fancy visors
 

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