Centurion Build

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by Dirtdives, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi Sr Member

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    Details indeed. Its funny how just adding a couple things here and there can change and improve the way a prop looks.
    I just love seeing how you suit evolving.
     
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  2. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives Keeper of Con Lists Community Staff

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    Yeah.....the problem is I have 3 working days left to finish everything......deadlines.....deadlines.......the pressure.......
     
  3. PaiganBoi

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    gonna have to move faster and hustle!

    Edit:... I had a GIF to add but, it didn't work.... GIF fail....
     
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  4. Jme

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    Helmet is looking fantastic! Love the helmet liner idea.
     
  5. Harri51

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    Dirt! buddy. Your helmet is totally on point man. You can finish it in time man. Have faith! can't wait to hold this bad boy one day.
     
  6. Dirtdives

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    Pic Dump!!!!!

    Holy snot........aside from the fan, I think I'm done.

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    And just for fun.....I'm actually scowling here:

    IMG_0579.JPG Can you see the scowl?

    I especially like the crown piece.....the inserts came out better than I could have hoped for. I'm missing some dots by the moth piece which I just noticed and will just paint them in later. The visor is a piece of 1/8" plexi-glass which I hit w/ a heat gun to get the correct shape. I had a bit of difficulty putting the gold tint on the visor as its a sticker back and its on the inside of the helmet not the outside. If I did it would have been silver. Regardless, I have a few crinkles that I couldn't get out but overall it came out great!!! I tried to put the tint on first then use the heat gun but the film just melted off. Good thing I have a ton left. Attached it in place w/ some hot glue and done!

    I did more detail pieces on the back of the helmet.....but I was just so tired I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer.. so no pic..sorry..this was at like 2 am...after a full day of work, so brain wasn't working at 100%.......HA, as if it ever is :confused::confused::confused:. Now it's just a bit of strapping for the shoulders and knees to keep them in place, and the fan (because w/ the visor in it got dam hot really quick) , and I'm done!!!!!! I have a week to the Con and 2 working days left.......I'm gona make it after all.......Yay!!!!
     
  7. PaiganBoi

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    Yay!!! You made it!!
    Looks awesome.
    After the con do you plan to do some weathering on it?
     
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  8. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives Keeper of Con Lists Community Staff

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    Yep, just had to finish it.......dam I'm tired.........
     
  9. TheAstroBot

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    Happy to see the helmet, it looks great. It's been a long time coming, and I'd warrant to say the payoff is evident.
     
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  10. mblackwell1002

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    Looks beautiful, man! It could use a little bit of weathering and blackwashing to bring out the depth of your details, but it looks great! The final days of Fred's construction are near! HOORAH! Your details really make the helmet look snazzy, and the paint makes it look even better.

    And I can totally tell that you're scowling. The positioning of the head...the angling of the chin approximately 15 degrees downward...perfecto!;) A picture worthy of some sort of reward.:p

    Keep it up, DD! Your determination has been great, do what you do best: completely random and hilarious jokes that only you would understand! But we laugh anyway!!!

    Haha, JK. We get your jokes. Usually.:D
     
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  11. Dirtdives

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    weathering it can come later....I just had to finish it. I was not, NOT!!! going to another con w/o a helmet. I want to be able to put my bucket on the floor w/ everyone else's and say "Yeah.....that's mine." And I'm not 100% sure but I think I'm one of the few Colonials that have a Centurion suit....if any at all even. And on top of that....not to many overall in comparison to the MCs, ODSTs, Nobel 6s out there, just to name a few. I could be making it up though just to make me feel singularly important....mawrTRON excluded......he is in a league all his own.
     
  12. SI3RRA 117

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    Awesome job on the helmet, it came out great. Anxious to see the full suit up pic
     
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  13. Dirtdives

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    Dress rehearsal time!!!!!

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    Do you feel lucky? Well.....Do you...PUNK?
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    Aside from a few minor details.....I think I'm ready for this Sunday.........Comicon here we come!!!

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  14. PaiganBoi

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    Dude! The suit looked awesome already. But now with the helmet complete..... Dude. :cool:
     
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  15. Dirtdives

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    Yep the helmet just really pulls it all together. I just realized.....I forgot to put my call-sign and serial # on the collar. A little vinyl lettering courtesy of my friend in the VD at work:
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    And I also have to again thank PerniciousDuke, with his help on my helmet. W/O it......I'd probably be on attempt #15!!:eek::eek:
     
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  16. PerniciousDuke

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    AHHHHHHH!!!! That looks SO good!! I love the foam details you added. I put bolts through those pieces so you could make them attachable, but I had a feeling you would make them out of foam anyway and the extra ones you made just made it that much better.

    I can totally tell that you are scowling. :mad:

    I'm so relieved that the proportions of everything look right on. It looks like you can even turn your head a couple inches. Hahah. Really though, I don't need any credit, you made it your own. I'm just glad that I was able to help you keep going. Even still, I know you would have finished it, 15th attempt or 16th. :p

    So many great things on your suit. I'm really impressed.
     
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  17. SI3RRA 117

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    Awesomeness (y)
     
  18. Harri51

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    Way to go Dirtdives! The armor looked great at sci-fi to begin with and now the helmet sells it!. warning Krissy will point out the bare neck showing. She did it to me as well. Way to go Spartan!
     
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  19. mblackwell1002

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    Papeesheewooshness (y)

    "Duh":rolleyes:
     
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  20. BlackPlague711

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    Awesome work there. Making me want to do a Pep build now. (y)
     
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  21. Dirtdives

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    Guys, you have no idea how incredible you guys are and were for the last 2 YEARS!!!!!! Well, 1 month shy of 2 years since I joined the 405th to be exact. And now my suit is finished and I have taken it out on its premier showing and man-o-man was it a great feeling to walk in to NYCC wearing it......until the first person looked at me and said......"Pacific Rim right?".........uuuuhhhhhhhhh.......Then it went even further south......"So which Transformer are you?"...........And of course, it was inevitable, 90% of the time I was being addressed as Master Chief. Now I know the H5 isn't the newest game on the block, but come on people!!!! That 10% though, more than made up the difference in how I felt. It got better from there though.....much better, to the delight, dismay and exasperation of my kids. I don't usually overshadow their costumes, but I couldn't get 2 feet w/o getting stopped for a photo op. Everyone wanted to stop me and take a pic w/ me or of me.

    I'm not a vain person but it felt so gratifying that everywhere we went, I got stopped or got the thumbs up or the oggoling stare of amazement. My daughter is sifting through the 300+ picks that she took so I'll have those ASAP but here area few to wet your appetites:


    I thought this was a mistake on the part of the camera...then I realized that it was because of my suits color...It kind of matched the backdrop of the "Green" screen and blended the overlay into my suit. Very cool. Looking forward to the new Stargate Command show!!!
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    I got to try out a Covie Plasma Rifle. I should have angled it a bit more to show it off. It was a heavy piece of work!!! At least 10 lbs. I would have left something like this at home instead of carrying it around.
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    And this was the parting group selfie as we left.

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    As I said, I''ll have the rest of the pics up soon. Also, I'll have a damage report and points I think that need improvement as well and before any one says it.......NECK SEAL....I know. But dam...this was fun as hell!!!!
     
  22. Dirtdives

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    Pic dump!!!! first batch. Enjoying the company of a few of my fav characters and assorted fans who actually knew who I was.....well, who I was portraying that is; Fred. Bane and Ruby Rod (The 5th Element...if you haven't seen it, do so...Super Green!!!). The girl in the red dress is my youngest Vanessa, dressed as Elizabeth from Black Butler, and the girl in the red/white tracksuit is her older sister, dressed as Victor Hikiforov (Russian figure skater), who met up w/ her Anime character's counterpart...... who I have no idea what the name is......and spent the whole time yapping about each other's character....so I'll just move on.


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    And this was just weird: Funny and disturbing ........but weird.

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    So until I get the next batch: we have the traditional bucket(s) on the floor:

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    And "Team" shot:......along w/ a photo bombing daughter....who is going to get it when I get home.....didn't know she did this till just now.

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  23. Dirtdives

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    And more Pics!!!!

    pic12.jpg I was just relaxing......not even posing really........just looked cool hanging out....

    Now for some head to head competition. Who would win in a fight?:

    pic14.jpg Fred Vs The Winter Soldier............IMO...Fred

    pic16.jpg Fred Vs Capt. Cold.......Fred....one head-shot coming up. Can you say dead-cold?

    pic15.jpg Fred Vs Data........tough one but I would have to give it to Fred again just for sheer battle exp.

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  24. Jme

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    Awesome.

    So awesome.

    love the helmet on the floor shot, a long time coming.

    Congratulations brother, very well done.
     
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  25. Dirtdives

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    And a bunch more!!!! Just a whole lot of cosplay going around


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    pic18.jpg This was the Pic of the day though..........outside w/ the skyline.....middle of the crowd w/ them looking on.....Glad it stopped raining. Good end of the day shot!!


    A quick shout out to my bud Douggie who happened to swing by the con. Was not expecting to see him here.
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