Danielles Halo Reach Build (Pic Heavy)

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  1. whereisdanielle

    whereisdanielle 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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    (Click to enlarge)

    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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  2. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    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.
     
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  3. whereisdanielle

    whereisdanielle 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.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017
  4. Harri51

    Harri51

    they look great so far. the boots maybe thr issue because I am not overly pleased with my boot file either.
     
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  5. Redheadwolf

    Redheadwolf New Member

    Awesome, I've seen your builds on Instagram. Definitely following! :)
     
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  6. RetiredClone

    RetiredClone New Member

    Nice, looking good! Thanks for sharing
     
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  7. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    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?
     
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  8. whereisdanielle

    whereisdanielle 405th Regiment Officer

    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.

    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
     
  9. whereisdanielle

    whereisdanielle 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.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017
  10. Xtremenoob

    Xtremenoob Member

    "Making this all up as I go" I said the same thing when I was modeling my needler xD Keep it up, very interested in seeing how this suit turns out.
     
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  11. Schankerz

    Schankerz

    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.
     
  12. mawrTRON

    mawrTRON

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    Any more pics of your progress? I'ts been almost a week and I haven't seen any new pieces. ;)
     
  13. TheBlueDragon25

    TheBlueDragon25 New Member

    Great to see something's from the great country down under
     
  14. whereisdanielle

    whereisdanielle 405th Regiment Officer

    Sorry I've been MIA
    I have built the belt, here is a bad quality pic of it
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    Working on knees and biceps, took a break to get food, coffee, and post here
     
  15. Cactus117

    Cactus117 Member

    Nice work !
     
  16. SavedbyGraceG12

    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!
     
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  17. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Yep, she is standing in the tub...........a nice tub at that.....Like the tiles.
     
  18. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard

    Nothing gets the 405th more excited than grout.
     
  19. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    That would be Calk....... not grout......but close enough.......:D
     
  20. whereisdanielle

    whereisdanielle 405th Regiment Officer

    Dirtdives, TurboCharizard, SavedbyGraceG12
    Definitely balancing on the edge of the tub hahahaha, I have like full length mirrors in my room but it was both badly lit and extremely messy at the time i wanted to take the photo
     
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  21. Spartan55

    Spartan55

    Wow,This is so cool. Nice work so far hope to see more updates soon
    Ps aussy aussy aussy
     
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  22. whereisdanielle

    whereisdanielle 405th Regiment Officer

    I've returned from the void to tell you I did finish my knees and handplates. I'm just really really bad at progress reports.

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    Here are them knees and handplates as you can see.
    Again I haven't detailed or done clean up on anything yet, I'll do all that later in one go.

    But wait!
    Thats not all! I also finished the biceps!

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  23. whereisdanielle

    whereisdanielle 405th Regiment Officer

    So this is where I'm currently sitting on the suit and I have used 1 pack of foam (4 sheets)
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    EDIT: I'd actually used 5.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2017
  24. Luc

    Luc New Member

    Nice.
     
  25. Spartan55

    Spartan55

    Wait!
    Only 4sheets
     

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