I like 'em both, but yeah.. the guy in the link ("corpseguy" instead of "deadguy" lol) really needs a vest to get away from thee baggy black look you mentioned.
Isn't that a set of nitemare armour though?
Anyways, his paintjob was weird too, like someone didn't use any reference pics to paint it.
The crotch was a little too short, and the visor was flat instead of ridged, which I know (from experience) isn't something you just go out and make and expect it to be something you can see through clearly. It's a tradeoff, but it just looks... wrong, all flattened like that.
I really liked parts of it though.. the overall chest plus shoulders was pretty neat. The boots were kinda' neat. The "towers" on the shoulders were kinda' short, but acceptably so.. ya' know?
But once you realize that one guy paid what..? $3000 for his suit, and the pic at the top of this thread was a homegrown special, it really makes you respect the costume posted at the top of this thread. For $3000, I'd be sending parts back with reference pics of the masterchief armour..
The pic on this page is really good though.
I don't like where they made sacrifices in the helmet design to use those goggles, but other than that? It looks great! I'd love to see more pics of it.
I'd also love to set the guy up with one of my visors so he could get that helmet looking the way he probably wants it to look.