~Halo 3 Recon Helmet WIP~

Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by MCBTVHALO, Dec 28, 2014.


    MCBTVHALO New Member

    I would like to say first of all, thank you community for showing me some of your awesome creations! I really enjoyed watching cool threads of people making their armor pieces and helmets, it got me into doing it myself! So I've started making the Recon helmet from Halo 3. Haven't really thought about making a full set of armor yet, I just need to get used to making these. I have already cut out all the pieces and glued them together. Took about 2 days to finish it. Here is what I have so far:

    I still love how it looks on my desk
    Side View
    It fits! Hooray!!
    Side View with it on my head

    If you guys have any tips to pass along for a newbie, it's greatly appreciated! Next I'll be heading off to do some fiber-glass resin layering. I'm still kind of wondering if I should keep the inner visor part on the helmet, I think it's still a part of the helmet itself. What do you guys think? Let me know! Thanks a lot and keep being awesome guys and I'll keep you updated!
  2. ErMaC


    looks good bro. Thumbs up to you
  3. Noble 10

    Noble 10

    Looks great
  4. briger

    briger New Member

    nice pep work keep it up.

    MCBTVHALO New Member

    Sorry for no updates guys! The weather has been kinda messy, hopefully get some work done here real soon!

    MCBTVHALO New Member

    Alrighty guys! I was finally able to start the fiberglass resin phase and before I did that, I went ahead and added cardboard inside of the helmet to keep its structure (in case of warping). I'm currently waiting for the resin to cure and I will give you guys more updates here real soon! Stay awesome~

    I added pieces of stable cardboard to keep the visor the exact height I had it set to.

    Cardboard for the inside. Note that I taped these in and didn't use glue (Smart move)

    I'll send another update when the resin cures tomorrow!

    MCBTVHALO New Member

    Hey guys! Sorry to keep you guys waiting, school kinda caught up to me again. But hey, during the weekend I was finally able to finish of the outside layers of fiberglass resin, and I have to admit, it's looking pretty goooood.

    Front side. All I need to do is to sand off the drips of resin, not much of a pain but, eh, it'll make it look a lot better with the bondo on it. Except for the fiberglass cloth step on the inside of course. Don't want to get too ahead of myself ^^;


    Well, I'll do my best to keep you guys updated. I'm looking towards the weekend to get the inside of the helmet done, plus maybe do some sanding as well. Anyways I'll see you guys in the next update!

    MCBTVHALO New Member

    Hey guys! I'm back again with another update! So far the weather hasn't been too great because of rain and such, but I have finally got a weekend where I could do more work. Today I have finished on my Fiberglass cloth on the inside of the helmet since I don't have any Rondo. I already did the 2nd layer of fiberglass resin on the helmet before I did the cloth, and all is looking quite swell! I don't have any pictures to show yet, but tomorrow I'll be starting the bondo stage and I'll give you guys some pictures on the inside of my helmet. I'm still open to any helpful tips from you guys to help pass along to a newbie, I'm not finished with the helmet yet so all tips are helpful. Thanks for reading and I'll see you guys later in another update!

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