Chip gets a facelift, Cybercraft ODST helmet

QueenBHartigan

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Hey all! It’s me again!

So chip’s finally going to get some upgrades, the first of which is a bigger helmet for my planet of a head. Cybercraft have released an ODST helmet alongside their chief helmet. I’ll post what is effectively a review of the helmet and my plans for it.

Starting off with the look itself. It’s based on The Rookie from the ODST game, standard dark translucent visor, and a decent paintjob.

I do have minor gripes with the helmet, like lacking detailing, especially around the vents. I half think is is due to the fact that when I was speaking to Kei in customer service (excellent service by the way), I mentioned that I was likely to respray it.

Inside we have this very cosy, fleece lined interior, which I really cannot fault. I love the interior.

However, it’s lacking any kind of ventilation as is, but this may be fixed in future, and is something I’m going to be changing about the helmet.

My plan is, remove the visor, cover the visor area, as I want that two tone seen in game, drill out the vents and back them with mesh, installing fans behind that.

Respray the entire helmet gloss black, add in chip’s yellow stripes, hand paint details and round off with some silver dry brush and a clear coat pass.

Coming back to the visor, we’ll hit it with a light coating of mirrored effect silver (there’s a thread from Deviss65 on how to do this)

Reinstall the visor and call it a day.

For helmets, I’ll leave a link here: Halo Rookie Helmet / Cosplay Helmet / Game Helmet / Halo 3 ODST

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QueenBHartigan

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So a lot’s been happening. We’ve completed the black layer, and the yellow is starting to appear on the helmet. The visor is now reflective silver.

I’m having to do the yellow in two passes, mainly because I want it bright. We had a mild paint damage issue due to wind hitting some tape wrong too! Never fun, but wasn’t at all a problem to fix.
 

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QueenBHartigan

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We’re back again! Since my last post, we’ve completed the helmet stripes and we’re moving onto the little details, like vents.

They’re being sprayed silver, and then I’ll be moving onto weathering, and drilling out the side vents to install my mesh and fans in.

Lastly will be the two tone clear coat finish. By that I mean there’s two areas of my helmet that will be Matt, and then the rest glossy.
 

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QueenBHartigan

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The worst possible thing could have happened yesterday.

The entire helmet cracked.

There was no obvious explanation to it, but it meant that I spent the entire day repairing it.

With a little hot glue, I lightly fixed the cracks, fibreglassing in it’s entirety after that. Once hard, I filled, then wet and dry sanded until smooth.

Now it’s back to primer and sanding stage.

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TurboCharizard

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Oh no! At least Chip's lid is being fixed and made stronger at the same time. It's just a minor setback and looks like you have it in hand (y)
 

QueenBHartigan

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Oh no! At least Chip's lid is being fixed and made stronger at the same time. It's just a minor setback and looks like you have it in hand (y)
It was a hell of a blow yesterday morning. And it took a while before I had a plan of action.

Although I found some pride in needing only 8 hours to fix my helmet. I’d never have been able to fix something this bad around 2-3 years ago.

You’re right, chip’s stronger, if a little heavier now.

I made a molehill from a mountain!
 

QueenBHartigan

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We finished primer and sanding yesterday and the helmet looks brand new! The first coat of gloss went on this morning.

Chip’s gonna make it!

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QueenBHartigan

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Update time!

We’re glossy black again! And the head stripe is on. If this hot weather persists through tomorrow, I think within a single day, I’ll have chip back to her original beautiful state!
 

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QueenBHartigan

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Update time again!

All the painting is done! The next few posts will be finishing touches.
 

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QueenBHartigan

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Clear coating is complete, and I’ve gone with a two tone look on the helmet, with flat black on the visor and mid back, while the rest is gloss.
 

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QueenBHartigan

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Update:

Vents are in the helmet! I used big boy aluminium mesh behind the vent holes, double backing it for authenticity.

While this never appears in game or any media for the ODST, I feel it makes sense breathabilitywise.

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