Halo master chief build

Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by Voren Marr, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Voren Marr

    Voren Marr

    Evening all.
    I'm new to the halo scene but not to the cosplay world. But I'm starting my first master chief armour.

    Can't wait......

    Being a newbie, just some clarity needed on my kit once made. Is there an approvals process?

    I live in Northern Ireland. I'm keen to know if there are any fellow 405th members here too..

    Oh and do I need to have a wip thread?

  2. StayFrosty


    Not sure what you mean by an approvals process, but I can answer your question about the wip thread. No, you don't need to have a wip thread, but most people do, especially for their first post. Good luck, and welcome to the 405th!
  3. Dirtdives


    a WIP thread is for your benefit. I agree w/ StayFrosty, you don't need it but it give us a chance to see what you are doing and if you have any questions it's easier to answer if we can see what the problem is.....also to admire what ever you have done. ;)
  4. Voren Marr

    Voren Marr

    Thanks guys.
    I'm already in the throws of sizing mkvi master chief armour to my size using pepakura designer.
    Foam in hand and ready to rock.
  5. Voren Marr

    Voren Marr

    And i'm back. lots of work done in the past couple of weeks.Pics to follow
    Sizing of the armour - complete
    Armour pieces cut and labelled - complete
    Template for railgun - complete
    Countless tutorials watched - definitely complete

    researching an under suit also. I have seen a Zentai halo under suit, good detail with hex patterns. has anyone used one or can recommend using one as a base?
  6. Voren Marr

    Voren Marr

    So here is my 80% completed helmet :)
    I have to add a new hex visor. The one I have in is temporary and held in place with a small dab of hot glue.
    I'll be adding leds at both sides of the helmet, with a hidden switch.
    I've a couple of micro fans to Install and some slick cable covers
    Lastly to install some helmet padding.

    I've a base colour of green at the moment. May change this.....

    I've all my armour pieces cut out now. I'll post some pics in the next day or so.

    Attached Files:

  7. mblackwell1002


    WOW! well, you know what you're doing! nice job!
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  8. PaiganBoi


    Your helmet looks great. What material did you use for the visor?
    Can't wait to see your next set of pics.
  9. Dirtdives


    Nicely done.....you are well on your way of a great build. Clean lines and your seams look straight and neat. (y)
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  10. electricknite


    You're seams are unreal! will you be weathering it?
  11. Jme


    Yay! Another Mark VI!

    Welcome to the community.

    Really nice work on your helmet. The lines are very clean.

    Can't wait to see the rest!
  12. Voren Marr

    Voren Marr

    I'm not new to costuming lol. Been making kits for quite a while now.

    The visor is one I made as a template. I'll be changing this for a hex pattern visor. It makes life a little easier if I know the exact sizes to cut.

    It will be well weathered when I'm done. Battle scarred and black washed. Just like my mando.

    So onto the kit. Boots are first.
    I have a pair of comfortable boots to use and sized the templates accordingly. I will assemble the boots and then remove the bottom centre so my boot sole will be my boot sole.

    I didn't want to walk in the foam..

    I'm also building a railgun, from a base of a nerf stampede. I've sized the gun a little larger as bigger is always better ;)

    Still uncertain about my undersuit.

    Lastly for me will be the butt plate and cod. I'm going to attach them custom belt, armoured and then attached to a harness..

    Attached Files:

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  13. Voren Marr

    Voren Marr

    Thanks buddy.

    I've been a voyeur on the 405th for such a long time. Have watched countless angelegend YouTube videos and had to get stuck in.

    It will be a 3 month max build.
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  14. Voren Marr

    Voren Marr

    So here we go. Been busy in the past couple of weeks getting a couple of mando upgrades done.

    Anyway back to my master chief.

    I have found myself a decent pair of boots that I will use. Changed the templates up a little to wrap round the front of the boot.

    Also cut away the flat base of the shoe so I can position over the top and allow the sole of my boot to be the sole not the eva foam.

    Added some hex detail on top. Also will be adding metal hex cap screws across all of the build. Going for a more heavily armoured Master chief now.

    Made a start to the biceps and shoulders. Added some additional detailing to the top curve.

    I'll be attaching them together and adding some additional armor pieces. :)

    Onto the cod (random order I know). I'm a tall chap 6'2" and carrying a little more weight than I'd like lol. So with that in mind, having a single floating cod piece won't work for me.
    I'm adding a belt to go all the way round. Attaching both cod and butt plate together.
    So I sized the cod a little short. Cut and added an additional piece at the bottom .
    I'll add extra pieces to the top when attaching to a belt.

    The armor will be attached to a black suspender kit and sit under a motocross top.

    Going to use a black undersuit. Toying with the idea of having some foam attached to the undersuit. Not sure how this will work as I'd imagine fixing them in place whist on me will be spot on placement wise, I'd say they may bunch up when the suit is removed?? Thoughts anyone?

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  15. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    Your foam work is very good. So your building H4 armor with an H3 helmet? Am I getting that right?
  16. Voren Marr

    Voren Marr

    I was going with H3 mkvi armor and changed at last minute.

    I'll keep the H3 helmet for now. Likely will get a raw cast H4 helmet
  17. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    Ok gotcha I was just a little confused with the newest pics you posted. Anyway everything looking good (y)
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  18. Voren Marr

    Voren Marr

    So various bits n pieces done now.
    Boots have been beefed up with some additional armor coverage on the front and the lower shin.

    My boots inside are fully enclosed allowing me still to walk and move easily on their own soles :)

    All other armor pieces have had hex nuts added for additional depth and aesthetics.

    Onto the calves next.

    Attached Files:

  19. Distemper


    Great work. Now you need some update pictures with you wearing the parts as it comes along.
  20. Voren Marr

    Voren Marr

    Absolutely. Shin 1 is done onto the other one now. I'll get some pics up tomorrow with shin and boots :)
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  21. Voren Marr

    Voren Marr

    Shins more or less done. I have a few button release clips on route for keeping the shins closed and neat.

    Boots are done. Extra pieces added to bulk them up.

    Thighs are cut and will be assembled tomorrow. Forearms are done too. Made severeal changes to them as the heavy armour look is what I'm after.

    I'll get them up tomorrow.

    Attached Files:

  22. Voren Marr

    Voren Marr

    Here are my forearms. I've added my handplate to my gauntlet. Some more detailing to add and they are done.

    Hoping to get the thighs finished off today / tomorrow then it's onto making a belt to attach the cod and butt plate to.

    Decided to go with a motocross jacket underneath as I have one with a cool spine exo sceleton look to it.

    Attached Files:

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  23. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    Very nice work man. I like the hex bolt idea. I was thinking of doing something similar only I was going to drill holes then set the bolts in to make them almost flush.
  24. Voren Marr

    Voren Marr

    Thanks buddy. I did toy with that. And will on some sections when it comes to sealing the foam.
  25. Voren Marr

    Voren Marr

    Updates today. I've completed 80% of the thighs. Got some top and bottom trim to add. Then work on the strapping pieces.

    Made a start on the belt to attach both cod and butt plate. Coming together rightly.
    Cards have had some extra work done on them. Closure wise, some snazzy space age clips being used. I'll post pics when they arrive.

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