Aztlan's Halo 4 Rogue + Binary Rifle + M6H + Exo-suit WIP, PIC HEAVY!

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  1. EVAkura

    EVAkura 405th Regiment Officer

    EDIT: Each piece can be found on these pages.

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    Helmet: 1,3 (Pepped and resin applied, slush casted, bondo shaping started)
    Shoulders: 2,3 (Pepped and resin applied)
    Torso Front: 5 (Pepped and resin applied, slush casted)
    Torso Back: 6 (Pepped and resin applied, slush casted)

    Binary Rifle: 8,9,10, and completed pics on 25 (Completed)

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    M6H Sidearm: 12,13 (Completed)

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    HALO 4 UNSC Combat Knife: 42 (Completed)

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    Exo-Suit: 14-28, 32-34, 38-40 (COMPLETED!)

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    FOAM Halo 4 Master Chief Helmet: 29 through Current (Construction completed. Next will be PVA and fitting the visor)

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    UNSC Armor Ability, Lethbridge Industrial T-27 Responsive Holographic Form Emulator: 35, 36, and 38 (Completed)

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    UNSC Armor Ability, Lethbridge Industrial Series 12 Single Operator Lift Apparatus (SOLA) Jetpack: 37 and 38 (Completed)

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    AI Chip: 43 (Completed)

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    Type 31 Needle Rifle: 43 - Current

    Z-040 Attenuation Field Generator/Localized (Pulse Grenade): 41-51 (Completed)

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    YouTube video showing the EVA forming process I use for making the Exo-suit

    #1 Contouring and Forming EVA for armor



    Other Video tutorials can be found here:

    #2 Making EVA detail lines

    #3 Uses for Dremel with EVA

    #4 Simple Electronics tips (LEDS)

    #5 Creating Templates Tips

    #6 Continuation of contour lines and templates

    NEW! #7 EVA cutting techniques


    Well, this is my build thread, and I will update it frequently!

    Constructive criticism and comments always welcome!
     

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  2. Crimmson

    Crimmson

    Great job on the helmet. I will start on the same files as soon as I am able to. I am eagerly awaiting the rogue chest as well. On the top of the helmet where the visor meets the crown are is their a lip on top that goes across all the way. Can you post a pic of the top where the visor connects to the helmet top please.
     
  3. CasualCosplayer

    CasualCosplayer

    The rogue helmet looks good :) Plus your pep work looks really clean! Keep up the good work Spartan!


    Pat-
     
  4. EVAkura

    EVAkura 405th Regiment Officer

    Yes, there is a lip there. I failed to mention in the beginning of my post, I am going to be creating a vacuum formed face shield as it seems the only plausible way to create a near perfect piece.

    per your request:
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  5. philosoraptorr

    philosoraptorr Jr Member

    This is looking really awesome right now, I'll be watching for sure
    Also planning on using Aztlan's Rogue shoulders when I start building
     
  6. drew159

    drew159 New Member

    Awesome pep job. May I ask what you scaled the helm at?
     
  7. RYNO 666

    RYNO 666 Well-Known Member

    Great pep work! Edges seem very crisp. Keep it up.

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk
     
  8. EVAkura

    EVAkura 405th Regiment Officer

    Thanks! I took a closer look at the shoulders today... they should be fun for sure... 44 pages of fun that is!!!

    Thank you! The helmet is not scaled at all. It is scaled as it came from Aztlan. I will add though, the picture of me wearing the helmet is BEFORE it was connected in the back. It is impossible to put it on when it is completed. I forgot to mention this in my initial post. If you are planning on building this, be prepared for it to be a two piece helmet or omitting the lower portion of the back. I am going to attempt the two piece simply because I like the way the back lower piece flows.

    Thank you, and I will be having a lot of fun with this... just have to get the feeling back in my finger from so much scalpel work!

    Thank you very much!

    Thank you. And I got back to you on the visor question above.
     
  9. spartan IV

    spartan IV

    What a clean pep. I am looking forward to seeing where this project goes.
     
  10. TheBradinator

    TheBradinator Member

    DANG! You did a very good job pepping that bad boy. The visor looks like its going to be a bit tricky. Good luck!
     
  11. philosoraptorr

    philosoraptorr Jr Member

    I've actually rearranged the shoulder files to be down to 15 pages apiece and began to build one :D
    I can send the file to you if you want, didn't cut anything, just moved stuff around. can't guarantee that anything that belongs together is on the same page though
     
  12. EVAkura

    EVAkura 405th Regiment Officer

    Thanks again for all the compliments.

    Yes, the visor has me a bit worried, but I have done a ton of research (and will be doing a lot more) on vacuum forming. I have most of the materials to build my own, and I am sure that is what I will do. Building the buck will be fun, and I have some solid ideas how I will do it. I am shooting for as accurate as I can manage.

    Philosoraptorr, DOH!!!! I just went and got all 44 pages printed out this morning. $55! I was not a happy camper. Yet another reason it kind of sucks to live on an Island (but I know I could never survive on the mainland!).

    Quick update before I get to knocking out these wicked shoulders:

    As stated before, I got the shoulders printed out this morning.
    I also purchased my bondo brand resin for the rondo stage. I still have to wait for it to warm up here... we are still below freezing. But, I hear the weather will kick it up a bit next week!
    Work station is all cleared and ready, and coffee is brewed. In fact... the only thing that is keeping me from starting is this post!

    With that... off I go. Will post update in a bit.

    UPDATE: No need to reply since this post is high up the list anyways :)

    Just finished scoring the fold lines for all 44 pages!!! 10 hours later, that works out to 13 1/2 minutes each. Man, my neck and elbow are killing me!!! BUT, so worth it. I will take a break for a few hours and start the cutting and assembly process. I am so excited to see what these things look like in person.

    Just a quick shot of the two "books", both after scoring the fold lines.

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  13. philosoraptorr

    philosoraptorr Jr Member

    That's too bad, :/
    I like to try to use as little paper as possible, it's a lot cheaper, and you waste less
    Sorry you didn't see that in time!
    anyways, good luck with those, I'm about to go work on mine too :D
     
  14. EVAkura

    EVAkura 405th Regiment Officer

    Well, once again Aztlan did a wicked awesome job! I have completed the upper portion of the left shoulder and have to quit for a bit because I have used my allotted cuss words for the day!

    There are a few spots that are very difficult to do, but patience and taking a break usually saw me through it. I put partially assembled the two pieces that are separate from the main shoulder and just "posed" them in position for the picture. They will need to be completed separately because they are hollow, which means I will have to do a two-piece rondo job on them before they get attached to the final product. I was anticipating this.

    Anyways, it is now time for a photo! (I have more photos of the build in progress, but I don't want to clog up this post... unless y'all want me to!) COMMENTS WELCOME!
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  15. Zero 071

    Zero 071 405th Regiment Officer

    looking sweet! I cant wait to see the final product! That visor will be tricky
     
  16. Crimmson

    Crimmson

    Great job, have you picked a color scheme yet? Did you change the scale on the file or is it at what aztlan set it? Reason I ask is that I believe I read on his blog that he sized them to 1 to 1 scale. And thank you for the top pic.
     
  17. EVAkura

    EVAkura 405th Regiment Officer

    Funny you said that, as I had to backtrack and noticed TheBradinator said the same thing! I am not too worried about the visor, as I have a lot of experience with so many mediums. Trust me when I say that you all will be in awe when this is finished. For myself, anything less is a no-go :)

    I have not picked the colors yet. In fact, I am just trying to do as much research on the Rogue as I can find time to do, just so I can be a bit more up to speed with the details. The scale is just as Aztlan had it set to, default.

    Here is a question for all you HaloHeads out there. Would it be blasphemy for me to build and carry a Z-750 with this outfit? I want it to be accurate, and think that would not be too much of a leap.
     
  18. EVAkura

    EVAkura 405th Regiment Officer

    Another chapter closed as I wrapped up all the pepping for the left shoulder. Until it warms up here, I am stuck pepping... so I guess I will be heading onto the right shoulder tomorrow!

    Here is the Left Shoulders components for your viewing pleasure :p

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  19. AZTLAN

    AZTLAN 405th Regiment Officer

    EVAkura Hello!
    It is an amazing job you're doing. The helmet and shoulders look great.
    It looks to have a lot of spirit to build the armor and I like that.
    Also wanted to warn you that already to download the torso here

    to harden all parts of the armor design is to use rondo
    I hope to see more photos of the construction of the armature...
    greetings XD
     
  20. EVAkura

    EVAkura 405th Regiment Officer

    Aztlan, I saw that you had posted the torso today. My heart filled with joy with each and every one of the 81 pages of Pepping I have to look forward to doing!!! LOL. I will probably finish the right shoulder by Monday. That will put us at the 15th of the month. I guess I will have to dip into my savings account to get the funds to print the torso on Tuesday! I figure that I have to wait for just after the New Year until I gain access to a heated shop to start the hardening process. Ah, my timeline is looking good!
     
  21. GusContagious

    GusContagious New Member

    Your pep work is awesome. I think my head would explode without all the numbers. Great job.
     
  22. EVAkura

    EVAkura 405th Regiment Officer

    Thank you for the compliment! Since this is my first pep build, I don't know how much different it would be to build with the numbers. Aztlan's pep files may be missing the numbers, but the program clearly shows which faces connect to their corresponding part with red lines when you hover your mouse pointer over the part. This really takes all of the guess work out of it. As I have stated before, he has done an awesome job on the armor pep files, and so far I have only found ONE MINOR flaw where a tab was omitted. It is a super easy fix and is not even worth bothering him about. :)
     
  23. EVAkura

    EVAkura 405th Regiment Officer

    Update: I finished the upper right shoulder and will complete the rest of it by tomorrow morning. then comes the torso. WOOHOO!!!!

    Here are a few shots of just the shoulder tops with the helmet. (I know a couple of pieces are slightly off alignment, but that is fine, as I still need to shore them up before I epoxy the outside)

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    What do you think so far?
     

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  24. Rosh

    Rosh

    That looks great man! That's my favorite kit from h4- there really weren't too many decent looking sets, and this one shines as the best IMO.
     
  25. Harri51

    Harri51

    That looks amazing kura! Keep it up I can't wait to see more.
     

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