Danielles Halo Reach Build (Pic Heavy)

whereisdanielle

RXO
405th Regiment Officer
This has been YEARS in the making.
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CURRENT PROGRESS:
>Armour ---- done
>Undersuit - detailing in progress

Additional weapons/props/armour
>Magnun ------------ Built
>Assault Riffle ------ Planning
>DMR ----------------- Planning
>Rocket Launcher - Planning
>Sniper Rifle -------- Planning

>Pilot Helmet -------- Planning

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For those of you who dont know who I am - Hello! I'm Danielle and these are my previous Halo suits:
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A Reach suit is something I planned to build before I built Chief or Kelly, and something I have been so slowly working towards since I started cosplaying nearly 5 years ago and now as January 2017 I finally started construction, although I'm late to start a thread because as you'll come to learn, I'm pretty garbage and remembering to post anywhere other than instagram.

I decided that for this build I would try my best to video document the build to release upon the completion of the suit so that people can see exactly how much goes into the build, and I plan not to leave out any of the frustrated crying the week of the con because I procrastinated and stuff like that. I wanted a true documentation of the entire progress, so upon completing the suit the build log will be available to view and will be linked here.

So with all that aside, my goal is a presentable enough to be worn (and worn well) suit for Sydney Supanova this June.

So far I have constructed the base of the shins and the left thigh.
Time wise I did all my unfolding and some rough scaling in January. On the 16th of February I managed to have both shins wearable, and today the 11th of March I finished the left thigh to a wearable point, neither have been detailed or cleaned up as of yet though.

If I'm being honest the shins are some of my messiest work, and I know exactly why, not building for a year will do that to you. The secret is dont stop building.
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I will try my hardest to remember to keep this updated, but honestly the best way to keep up would be instagram, although that wont be nearly as in depth as this will hopefully be so idk, if you're so inclined all my social medias are st the bottom and you can harass me to update this thread on all of them.

Thank you for taking the time to read this thread, hopefully this wasn't a total snooze. I'll be back soon to lull you all to sleep with my other thigh maybe tomorrow :)

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PaiganBoi

Sr Member
Will definitely be watching this thread. Funny that I just started following you on Instagram. I will enjoy watching your progress. Your previous suits look amazing.
 

whereisdanielle

RXO
405th Regiment Officer
I have both thighs complete minus additional details and clean up.
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And I scaled my belt/cod armour ready to build tomorrow.

So far I've used 3 and a half sheets of foam, changed blades twice and used like 5 long glue sticks.

I'm still on the hunt for decent boot files.
 
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PaiganBoi

Sr Member
Wow. 3 and a half sheets? Way to cram those suckers in there and use as much real estate as you can. Or does that include bad pieces that had to be redone?
 

whereisdanielle

RXO
405th Regiment Officer
they look great so far. the boots maybe thr issue because I am not overly pleased with my boot file either.
I actually cant even find a bad one. I dont have a file at all, so I'll be free-handing it at this point, which is also fine.

Wow. 3 and a half sheets? Way to cram those suckers in there and use as much real estate as you can. Or does that include bad pieces that had to be redone?
I'm only 5'5" so my armour is smaller than most, but I also cram it all on sheets, the less wasted foam the better! :D

I've scaled my belt and am about to print it and cut out the templates, I'm not exactly sure if I'm feeling the building today, I've wasted most of the day too by this point. Its already 2pm. Might just aim to have it all traced out and ready to just dive into the foam stuff next week. Unfortunately got a busy Friday and into the weekend so probably wont actually start the construction until Monday or Tuesday at the latest
 

whereisdanielle

RXO
405th Regiment Officer
heres a look at my belt unfold for those interested, and if im being honest I never learned how to unfold stuff properly, I'm just making this all up as a I go.
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got it printed, might quickly make a paper version to size test it.
 
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Schankerz

Well-Known Member
For my Reach build I couldn't find foam boots either so I just used a pep boot file for the basic shapes and free handed the rest, but just free handing it from reference pictures is plenty fine as well, I just found having those basic shapes very useful personally.

As for the stuff you've done so far it's really freaking amazing! Do you know what helmet and extra attachments (shoulders, chest etc) you're doing? I don't think I've seen you say what you plan to do with that stuff yet.
 

SavedbyGraceG12

Well-Known Member
Lol! Just noticed that your either standing in the tub, or your standing on the edge. Just had to make note of that one, because I did the same thing in my build thread. Stand up mirrors just aren't common enough, I guess. Looking good though, keep it up!
 

Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
That would be Calk....... not grout......but close enough.......:D
 
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