First Build: Reach Operator Helmet

Okay, so I started this build last year in October, but now that it's getting warmer I should be able to start working on it again.
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As you can see, I am in the Bondo phase, though things are still a bit rough.
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The top part that sticks out got a little warped in the pep phase, as you can see in this pic:
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The warp will be mostly hidden by the UA attachment, so I guess it isn't that big of a problem, though it still bugs me.

Next to my other "First Build":

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(I'm making an electric guitar)

I'm modeling this helmet based on my Halo: Reach character.
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And thanks to jtm1997 and Satchmo III for the helmet model.
 

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Thanks! The weather forecast says it is supposed to rain for the rest of the week, so no more bondo work for now. However I have started pepping the Halo 4 Commando Helmet (credit to Arcanine for the model, and NoMaybeYes for the unfold).
 
Bump! I finished pepping the H4 Commando Helmet. I'm fairly happy with it, but there were a few spots that I got a little sloppy.

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I haven't gotten much done on the Reach Operator Helmet, but that's about to change now that it's nicer out. :D
 

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Crimmson

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On the commando how hard or how tedious was it to build. Looking good by the way, what paint scheme are you going to use.
 
It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it was 24 pages (after sizing) which is the largest I've ever done (not saying much since I've only pepped 5 different helmets). The paint scheme is going to be the same as the Operator, Grey and Dark Grey.

Here's my Halo 4 Spartan for reference:
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NoMaybeYes

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Just out of curiosity but was that my unfold? If so how difficult was it to put together? It looks like you did a really good job with it.
 
Just out of curiosity but was that my unfold? If so how difficult was it to put together? It looks like you did a really good job with it.
Yes! And may I say thank you for unfolding it! It wasn't too difficult to put together, I just had to resize it to fit my larger sized noggin.
 
Well, I haven't gotten too much done on the helmets. The Operator just got a coat of primer (I need to get some spot putty before proceeding any farther), and the Commando has been Rondo'ed. Sorry, but no pics right now. My main focus the past few weeks has been this:

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Should have more time to work on stuff now that classes are starting back up and I'll get more time off work.
 
Necrobump!

Almost a year since the last update, sorry about that!

The helmets have been on the back burner lately between work and college.

The Operator still needs a few more applications of spot putty, but it's coming along.

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The Commando got a little warped, but not too bad. That'll teach me not to brace it when applying resin! Anyway, I got it Rondo'ed and it is awaiting Bondo.

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Another reason for my lack of time for working on these is my second guitar build, which is coming along swimmingly!

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Shouldn't be too long before the next update, as I will have about a month off between classes to work on them!
 

chase314

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Wow, that looks pretty sweet :) I can already tell that I'm probably not going to be able to stop at one suit :p
 
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