Back again! I have a feeling as a rookie I'm going to progress through upgrading armours. From Marine, to ODST, to Spartan (someday). For starters, I'm choosing the loadout. This time around I opted for some classics. When it comes to ODST's it doesn't get more classing than the silenced SMG, and of course an all around Halo classic would be the AR. I'm already well underway, and am using AndrewDFT's templates and tutorials I added length to the stock of the SMG to be a better fit for me, and as usual am layering up some 3mm foam for more detail than just score lines would give. The skewers give it some stability as the foam will bend at this length. As you can see, I have two AR's. I started with one at full 100% scale, and while I liked it, the mass of the thing causes it to bend pretty dramatically in the middle. This is also probably due to the wooden dowel as a barrel and flashlight that's in the foregrip. So, I opted to make a second. This one will be a little bit smaller at 91% scale, and to solve the bend issue I ran two lengths of metal rods down the middle layer of the foam. This gives the AR a nice bit of weight too. The AR will also have a removable magazine and magnets to attach to the armour, but I'll demo that a little further into this process. Next up is to cut out the upper section of the AR. Armour will be after that. I'm going to try to customize it as much as I can, so it will land somewhere between Halo3: ODST and Reach design styles using elements of both AndyDFT's and the templates from the Armoury Will update as I progress. Happy Trooping!