Beginning ODST armour build (Helmet).

Discussion in 'Halo Pepakura Costumes' started by Deviss, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

    So I've started my first ODST armour build, luckily my background is in Industrial design so shouldn't be too much of an undertaking. Im using the Rookie file by Rundown as a base for my build.
     
  2. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

    Started the pep phase. Few hours along and its coming along nicely. Will put it down for tonight and start again tommorow morning.

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  3. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

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    Still working out how to use the threads effectively. Heres the final pep for the odst. Going to head to the shop tommorow and pick up some fibreglassing resin. Anyone have any tips on resining the paper. Little thin compared to what I'm used to fibreglassing but I should be okay.

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    Very slight asymmetry in some areas but nothing I cant fix with some car filler and a file.

    Sizing at the moment is somewhere between perfect and tight, going to open up the neck ring when its fibreglassed so that I can get my head in easier too.
     
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  4. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    You might find it easier to cut the hole now as when its fiberglassed it is much harder. If your head almost fits through now, perhaps removing 1 "ring" might be enough.
     
  5. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

    Yeah I'll probably cut the hole after resining but before the fibreglass. that way its still rigid and i can cut it pretty easily still.
     
  6. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

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    So heres the supports I put in it before resining. Just hot glued a few supports (two tongue depressors connected with an office clip) into the inside of the helmet in key locations.
     
  7. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

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    Nowhere near the workshop because I'm on holiday at the moment so have to settle for the house deck :) also the finished resined helmet. Just set it up on a broken broom handle to dry.
     
  8. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

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    Reduced the neck ring so that I could actually fit my head in it. Fits nearly perfectly now too. Brought some 4mm tubing as well and put it round the edge of the hole. Looks much cleaner and makes the helmet a bit more stable round the bottom. May fibreglass it soon if it needs it and ill start applying filler over the top when I'm at my other place.
     
  9. HaloHunterChief

    HaloHunterChief

    Sweet bro looks like it turned out very well good job
     
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  10. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

    Started to think about the end result today too. Wanting to go for a more tactical look I may buy an airsoft military vest and add the odst chest piece and an altered backplate and neck protector so that it still looks like an ODST but having the vest will bring it up to a whole new level. Don't know if I should go with a desert khaki colour scheme or go classic odst dark grey.

    Also thinking of a hood and cape set up as well. Some rough weathered canvas overlayed with camo netting would look pretty nice I think. Weathering will be key here.
     
  11. HaloHunterChief

    HaloHunterChief

    Yes the airsoft vest would definitely be a nice touch
    the colour scheme is up to u
    and ya weathering would make it all come together but im sure the end result will be epic
    good luck
     
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  12. TnG R1ckx

    TnG R1ckx

    Ooohhhh one of the more detailed files huh? Awesome! An airsoft vest is a smart idea- they can be inexpensive as well if you look at the right places like ebay's gigantic amount of sellers from china.

    A cape/hood could be really cool, it's unique to say the least. Looking forward to it!
     
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  13. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

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    Ive got a presentation in class on fibreglassing in two days so I thought it would be good to use my helmet to demonstrate its strengths so im going to leave the bondo-ing until after then because itll be abit more dramatic for the presentation if it just looks like paper. For now though just did some sketches with the tactical vest rig and one with a ghillie-ish type hood. Gonna digitally paint up an ODST tonight so I can change colours and such so I can decide.
     
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  14. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

    Yeah Ive got an army surplus store 10 minutes from me so I can get one for about 60 NZD. Might check ebay but with shipping included might be better to just by it from a retailer here.
     
  15. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

    Lets hope!! the helmet should only take me another two or three weeks depending on how busy I am but the rest should come quickly together if im lucky.
     
  16. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    Your sketch with hood/headscarf looks dope. It kinda reminds me of the Hunter from Destiny. Yes? No? Am I looking into too much? :oops:
     
  17. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

    I havent played Destiny myself but yeah it does abit :D The hunters do look dope I must say but Ive always loved that kind of aesthetic in the stuff Ive built. Heres one of my drawings from around a year ago which i guess Im kinda going off.
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  18. HaloHunterChief

    HaloHunterChief

    Who those sketches are awesome it looks very detailed
    Although here is a thought I had about the costume. Do u plan on attaching grenades or weapons on the belt or back cause I've though about it myself for my costume like Velcro or a some type of clip
     
  19. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

    Was thinking I might keep a rifle on a sling or maybe have a thigh mounted smg. Wasn't going to have mine carry grenades but im sure it could be done easily with either magnets or a clip of some kind
     
  20. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

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    Started filler work on the helmet, many, many more layers to go but its getting there. Took a bit of a break to do some uni work so Ill be doing some more on it soon.
     
  21. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Looks great so far......the helmet is very ominous though..........like a bullet through the visor, head shot insta-kill!!!!
     
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  22. TnG R1ckx

    TnG R1ckx

    I agree with Dirtdives. You're doing some solid work here! Your patience is really showing with the many layers, which is a good thing! I'd be the kind of guy to just splat a bunch on there and call it a day after sanding :p
     
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  23. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

    AHAHA I just noticed that, its one of the small holes i was using to check sizing in the mirror lol. Im thinking Ill scratch the visor I get with a needle and make it look like cracks in the glass now :D
     
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  24. Deviss

    Deviss New Member

    Its less me having patience with layering and more me not wanting to sand a whole bunch, im usually sanding from 9-1 every day so the less of it the better for me haha.
     
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  25. bestellen

    bestellen New Member

    If your head almost fits through now, perhaps removing 1 "ring" might be enough.
     

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