Thinking hard about it I decided to commission a 3d rendered helmet by Indigenous Effects for the purposes for 3d printing it for myself.
I will no longer make this out of EVA foam. I will be using my Ender 3 Pro to 3d print all of the helmet, minus the visor. There is a possibility that I will make a mold for this helmet and slush-cast this in resin for a more solid helmet. I like the weight of my ODST helmet that was slush cast in resin and I like the idea of the doing the same for my Fred helmet.
Who knows, maybe I will open myself up to casting more of these for commission!
I have been using the files provided in the armory for the unfolded techsuit. I mirror-imaged one side, and then printed it out, taping all the pieces together. Once I sized it right to my torso, I then started cutting out the MOST raised parts (the pecs and a few pieces along the abs). I will need to start shaping these and somehow get a hex pattern in the pectorals. No photo updates yet as life has been busy and I have been working on other projects that go along with this one.
I am using a 3d file on thingiverse by: OddWorks for a Halo 5 pistol. This one is not a game file so the geometry of the gun is probably the most accurate and pretty one I could find. Another bonus, it is designed to have a functioning trigger and other things! I did size his file up to %120 to fit my hand more like it does for the spartans, otherwise it will fit a normal human hand somewhat snug (imagine a real pistol). Consider checking out OddWorks on facebook or Thingiverse, they respond and is super friendly!
I got some foam ordered so now I just need to start this gorram thing. Wish me luck and I willy try to give more updates as the year passes, but I am entering a graduate program so **Shrug** who knows when I will have the time.
You can either skin the hex areas using something like the Yaya Han hex fabric or go the route I did and hate yourself, errr I mean hand carve all of them. Its extra work, but I love the look you can achieve.