Howdy everyone, lets dig right in shall we? I have always wanted a suit of Spartan armor and thought, "Why the heck not, I'll go ahead and start the build!" I like armor that is realistic and HALO armor I feel the same way. When you are playing the games, the Spartans don't really have tactical gear on them. HALO reach was my favorite HALO game because the Spartans looked more realistic, shoot, to my knowledge they didn't even have thruster packs or anything like that built into their suit like the later Spartans did. I like a suit that has personality to it, you see it and it tells you a story about the soldier and maybe you even have a emotional connection to it due to the suit being themed as one of the characters from the HALO games like Master Chief, Kat, George, whoever. I want to do something more original and one that caught my eye was this picture: It shows all of the intended HALO Reach Spartans before they decided to shrink the squad count. On the far right is the Noble 6 concept armor. When the final suit was done, it was in the HALO Reach: remember reach trailer that I hoe you have all seen (and if you haven't you need to go see it because it is the best trailer ever created). Back on track, I am planning on building this suit to the T, or as close as I can get without doing to much freehand work. This also includes the pouches on the chest. I have all the necessary basic pep files: Abs wrap Bicep Boots Cod Forearm GPS Torso Mark V Shoulder Thigh Forearm Guard Commando Shoulder Hand Plate Concept Shin Noble 6 Concept helmet Some of these are made for paper builds while others are for foam and my suit will be entirely foam so I might have to just reference some of the files. I will be building three different HALO concept helmets for this build. One is the helmet actually on the Spartan suit, the second is the one above with the red visor, and the third is the one on the bottom right with the blue/grey angular visor. I have the pep files for both of these but they are for pepakura, not foam. What I will probably do is just use the pep paper pieces and try to tweak them for foam and such. Next segment, weapon systems! Again, I want to have unique weapons, but still HALO, otherwise its just not right. I am going to build the HALO M73 Light Machine Gun. I have more images of it but for some reason it wont let me upload any more pictures so I'm using URL links. This will be something that I will have to freehand or print a side view and build off of that. I might add a sight on-top of the camera unit on the rifle (the camera is between the front and rear sight). In the HALO lore, the gun currently has a M27 300-round disintegrating-link belt, but I am going to switch this out for the other option, the M10 36-round detachable box magazine. My secondary will be a M6 with a stock and barrel extension, maybe a sight on it too.