Halo 5 Fred-104: Foam Techsuit and Armor build

Mortimus

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UPDATE:

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! ;)

-Mortimush
 

Mortimus

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seanawnwalt and Marinesniper:

For the Techsuit:

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.

Other updates:
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.

-Mortimush
 

Mortimus

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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.
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Whoa hey now, that laser cut stuff looks beautiful! I am going to probably use that as inspiration cause I think I'm going to go the route of hand-carving all of this, and hating it lol
 

Spidermonkey60

RMO
405th Regiment Officer
Whoa hey now, that laser cut stuff looks beautiful! I am going to probably use that as inspiration cause I think I'm going to go the route of hand-carving all of this, and hating it lol
A laser cutter would have been very handy on these, it was all by hand.

just make sure to do it in small sections and take your time, i cant tell you how many hand cramps i ended up with doing these haha
 

Mortimus

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An ambitious build but I'm excited to see where it goes!

Just make sure you obtain permission to sell casts of these helmets from the studio first
Oh absolutely! I have already confirmed with the artist and will credit them in everything I post pertaining to the design and build of the helmet so that way they get recognition for their hard work!
 
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