405th Regiment Officer
Such amazing detail work! so amazing! Can't wait to see it with the helmet!
Thank you very much.Awesome photo.
Thank you very much!Wow I'd say an amazing success there. Great details, love the wash and weathering you put in it. Range of articulation is just outstanding, I have a hard enough time trying to move my arms with all the crap I'm confined to. Way to freaking go!
Hahahaha! Sometimes it's funny how the coincidences happen and it turns out it totally fits!Before I read your text I thought the same thing. On closer look it is even better than an in game cinematic.. When's your movie coming out?
Thanks! And yeah, it does! Funny how it turned out so fitting. The hall looks totally like it could be part of the UNSC Infinity.For real. This looks like a still from a live-action Halo movie. Like the moment right before Palmer tells fireteam Majestic that she's their commander.
Thank you! I'm slowly working on the helmet what I can, but it'll be finished next year, sadly.Such amazing detail work! so amazing! Can't wait to see it with the helmet!
I feel your pain. It's gotten cold here so the resin and bondo for my helmets is taking forever to set, so I will probably have to move on with pepping the rest of the set in the meantime, at least until I can find a climate controlled workshop.Thank you! I'm slowly working on the helmet what I can, but it'll be finished next year, sadly.
My bigger problem has been, it's been raining the whole time here lately. And I work in the garden... :/I feel your pain. It's gotten cold here so the resin and bondo for my helmets is taking forever to set, so I will probably have to move on with pepping the rest of the set in the meantime, at least until I can find a climate controlled workshop.
That explains it. The resin has been very difficult for exactly that reason. It contracts from the cold leaving bare areas when I brush a thin coat on. As for the bondo,, I just checked and it has actually set up really well. Just needed some extra time I guess!My bigger problem has been, it's been raining the whole time here lately. And I work in the garden... :/
But, bondo or rondo doesn't have a problem with cold temperatures, just pure resin. Rondo just needs bit longer and harder to get rid off the sticky surface afterwards, but only resin is really affected by cold temperatures.
When I tested, resin didn't want to fully cure for almost days even, whereas it always took rondo few hours or day tops...
Yeah. And you can actually manipulate the bondo. Just add more hardener and it will shorten the cure time.That explains it. The resin has been very difficult for exactly that reason. It contracts from the cold leaving bare areas when I brush a thin coat on. As for the bondo,, I just checked and it has actually set up really well. Just needed some extra time I guess!
Thank you very much, Jme! I wish the weather would like to cooperate with me, then I would be closer to finishing it rather than farther away...Wow. So many great photos Mara.
Too bad that the con itself wasn't great but it sounds like you had a fantastic time.
Now get that helmet finished so we can see the whole thing!
Thank you very much! Well, I still have few or may find more, but don't want to spam too much, haha.Glad you had a good time! You weren't kidding with the wealth of photos but they were all sooo cool!
Also, PRAISE THE SUN
Thank you.Lots of really amazing photos. The video was great too, you look super confident! Sounds like you met some new friends too, and that's always a good thing!
Wow, thank you very much, TwinMustang.I'm blown away.
You have really nailed that costume. Hopefully you'll get away with fewer bumps and scrapes next time. It sounds a lot like wearing medieval armour. You really just have to figure out what way to walk to get the fewest injuries .
Overall, impressive work Commander.
I'm jealous The nearest event to me is next month at the other end of my province (a two day drive) and I'm still not able to take time off work .
Thank you, happy you like it.Fantastic job. You should be proud. The level of detail and effort is unmatched.
UUUUCCCCHHHHHH Mara, it's just exhausting telling you how good you look........and I just checked out that pic w/ the kids walking by..............you really are short......I'm sorry, I just.....I know you said you were short....but I didn't realize how short until those kids passed you.......And about the shoulder and back pain you was suffering w/, what kind of harness system do you have? Is all the weight on you shoulders?
Yeah, the exact one. I've worn it before, back when I was playing some airsoft. Actually, it takes most on the shoulders in my case. The belt-thing on the hips is just to keep everything in place to not slide back and forth, but everything sits on the shoulders. But it isn't painful by any means.She's using a military harness designed for heavy load bearing combat rigs. It places most of the weight on the hips, and takes the rest on the shoulders.
It's a Condor H-Harness. They're well designed, and very comfortable. I've worn them before.
Awww! Thank you very much! I'm very flattered to hear you like it. <3I still can't get over how awesome your build is! I love all the pictures from cons!
I totally love that photographer.I like the photographer. He's doing a great job. I wasn't sure if you were using a "duty belt" with your harness or not.
You're doing a fantastic job. Short is another term for "concentrated awesome".
Thank you very much.Fantastic costume, you've clearly had a lot of fun making it and wearing it. I do have one question though for my own build - how do you attach your Magnums? There's no visible holster, so I'm assuming magnets? If so, that's an awesome throwback to the Halo 5 Locke/Chief trailers.
D'oh, I hope you can forgive me, my main experience with Halo has been singleplayer and I never paid much attention to the weapon holstering. It's a very good technique and I'll definitely use it for my own buildCommanderPalmer;770288[B said:][/B]
Thank you very much.
Actually, the magnetic holstering has been in all the games, not just the Halo 5 ads. I used big neodymium magnets in both the pistols and thigh armor.