Halo CE Master Chief build thread!

Scarlet Impaler

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Beginning my next build - OG Master Chief! The original, Dreamcast-looking one. Its going to be a mix between 3D printing and eva foam.

Starting with the helmet and some color testing.

Helmet file is MoeSizzlac . Going to sand it all down this weekend.

I also did some color testing...


Not much to actually test, got it down first try... Its hard to show the comparison, but I feel I really got it down pat, or, at the very least, close enough. Mixture is 2 part Clear Green to 1 part Clear Yellow, both Tamiya, sprayed over a silver base.

I should have more to show off soon!

Scarlet Impaler

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Whew lad, had some paint issues... The paint wasn't sticking to the primer for some reason and I couldn't make the same color mix again... Please disregard the color mix I posted earlier until I figure it out.

I THINK I know what happened... The original Clear Green I used was already mixed with thinner from the last project I used it on. Then I will mixed Clear Yellow and then even more thinner. Which makes sense since I had mix a lot of yellow tonight...

Tomorrow, I'm going to re-primer the helmet, then repaint with a mix that uses the same process as my first mix. 2:1 Clear Green and thinner -> 2:1 previous mix and Clear Yellow -> 2:1 previous mix and thinner. I could probably streamline it, but I feel the color I got was perfect, so I'm going to replicate that exact process.

Anyway, it's ruined, but at least its a preview of what it will look like when corrected.


Man I can’t wait to see this finished. Combat evolved will always have a special place in my heart. Came out when I was in high school had my first job and used my first pay check to buy and Xbox and halo.

Scarlet Impaler

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Man I can’t wait to see this finished. Combat evolved will always have a special place in my heart. Came out when I was in high school had my first job and used my first pay check to buy and Xbox and halo.
There's definitely a nostalgia for the classic CE look, and that's what I want to replicate. I can make it look "cooler", but nah, I want to make it look like it stepped out of the XBox.

Scarlet Impaler

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I messed around with the paints and man, I was so far off with the formula, needed a lot more Clear Yellow than I thought. I really don't know what was up with the original Clear Green I used, but I think I have it now. I may have to mess with the formula a bit more, since I was spending the mix while adding more yellow. BUT, what I have now should be in the ballpark. I'll post it when I need to make another batch and confirm it. (Disregard the text on the eva foam...)


In the meantime, the helmet's paint job is done!



Real happy with it now! I also wired up lights and fans. Which get installed last, after visor and padding.


Scarlet Impaler

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HELMET IS DONE! Also printed a Magnum! Somethings are a bit iffy, but still proud on how it turned out. Electronics are a bit messy, but with the nape/back neck piece being a separate part from the get go, I had to cram everything in the jowls, jaw, mouth, etc.
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This is my problem solver

This is my other problem solver. Still one of the best controller designs.

Wayward Flood

Oooh that is a nice color! I went with Montana avocado green metallic with a acrylic black wash to get the anniversary color on my Moe helmet this week. I went a little heavy on the black but I love it still.

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