Halo Reach: ODST Mk I

Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by ACBrotherhood, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. ACBrotherhood

    ACBrotherhood Jr Member

    So I'm starting out my very first Halo build and as you can see, it's of this.
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    As an added note, I'm using most of a "Andrew DFT" tutorials on how to build this, I will only note if the parts are completed, I need help, or if I had to manually stray from the video's tutorial to fit my body. I have most parts done, But I need to get the photos, I'll be back to document on my progress so far.
     

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  2. ACBrotherhood

    ACBrotherhood Jr Member

    The Shoulder Pads had great detail, showed me things that developed my skill. took me the entire day to complete them, mainly because I needed to do two instead of one.

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    Shoulder Pads: Completed.

    Problems: Cut too deep on the back-side of base, luckily wasn't that far ahead. So I made a second one.

    Modifications: N/A.
     
  3. Alfmeister101

    Alfmeister101 New Member

    Nice! A fellow odst wip! Definitely subbing :D
    (also I can't see the shoulder pad picture, not sure if it's me or not)

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  4. ACBrotherhood

    ACBrotherhood Jr Member

    You're not the only one, I can't see it on my phone. Something's up.
     
  5. ACBrotherhood

    ACBrotherhood Jr Member

    Thigh Guards are also done.

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    Shoulder Pads: Completed.

    Modifications: I didn't add the detail in the middle strip, mainly because I'll try and put a long magnetic strip there for the holsters.

    Problems: N/A.
     
  6. ACBrotherhood

    ACBrotherhood Jr Member

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    The Chest: Everything was going smoothly until I came across the side-straps and the head hole.

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    For this process I had to cut an inch on the side to allow my head some clearance to fit through. After the cutting, my head can now easily go through the hole.

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    As for the sides, my friends mom came up with this idea and helped me draw a make-shift template out of paper to determine how much material I need to get the two-halves connected, but also allow some space for me to breath. It work, but I believe that these side were given EXTRA material. They tend to bow out to the side when pressed against something on the back and the front piece tends to go up on my neck.

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    Seeing to fix the neck-choking problem, I added 1in to the straps. Then hearing Andrew say that I needed to add another in to the over-straps, I decided to put down 2in, since I already added 1in to the under-straps.

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    As for the side-straps, I decided to cut a part out, but I'm still getting that bowing affect. Once everything is done, I'll come back to this and try to fix the problem.

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    Chest Piece: For this section, I really hated this section, this cut. I had this fear that I's cut too deep or too far and screw it up. But it worked and smoothed out the jagged edges once the heat was applied.

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    So the right is what completed chest piece and the right shows how many scrap-blocks I put in the back to make it stand out a bit more and keep the curved edges.

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    Chest and Chest Piece: Completed.

    Modifications: Shoulder and Side straps.

    Problems: Side-straps need some work to allow a more tighter fit. Then add sponges to allow a more sturdy fit, but will do that once everything is done.
     

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  7. Mesh

    Mesh

    No attachments again bud,
    What are you using to upload them?
     
  8. ewatt99

    ewatt99 New Member

    I see the photos just fine :) keep up the good work
     
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  9. Mesh

    Mesh

    Chest piece is looking so slick :O
    Keep it up trooper!
     
  10. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    ACBrotherhoodgreat job so far. One word of advice, When cutting an outside bevel, try not to "saw" the blade to cut it. That is why you are getting those ridge lines like the ones on the shoulder pads.If you aren't using a sharpener, use a fresh blade when doing those cuts. For me, I find that flipping it over and cutting down and in works best. You also have the ability of making the cut in one motion rather than sawing it back a forth. Try and use a hand sponge sander to smooth out those cuts. A 120 grit will suffice. Good luck and keep up the good work. Its going to be a fantastic build.
     
  11. TutlarAce06

    TutlarAce06

    Dude, awesome job so far!
     
  12. ACBrotherhood

    ACBrotherhood Jr Member

    Okay, so I got the templates for the helmet, but I'm not working on that though, just getting everything set-up. I'm just having trouble on how to scale and print it. I have a laptop but I'm having trouble understanding how to print the pieces. My guess is that it should hook up to the printer, by cord, and then print it. Long story short I don't know how to scale and or print on pepakura 4.
     
  13. ACBrotherhood

    ACBrotherhood Jr Member

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    The shins layered effect were a bit difficult and the leveling may be off for the lowered parts. but that wont be noticeable when I paint this thing.

    Shoulder Pads: Completed.

    Modifications: N/A.

    Problems: N/A.

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    Knee: Completed.

    Modifications: N/A.

    Problems: N/A.
     
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  15. ACBrotherhood

    ACBrotherhood Jr Member

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    The Ab and Butt plate: Completed.

    Modifications: I slpit the ab plate into two sections because in this photo right here, you can see that it is split into two pieces.I might also need to figure out how to make that chest thing that connects to the ab plate.
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    Problems: N/A.


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    Gauntlets: Completed.

    Modifications: I cut the piece that touches the forearm in half and pushed it in to make that leveled effect, becuase if I had done it in it's full foam, then the forearm would be too tight.

    Problems: Forearm piece. Hardest builds so far.
     
  16. Mesh

    Mesh

    Looks good :D
    For the upper ab piece, I'd say attach it to the chest piece, and then have the little ab plate on that.. I wish I could explain it better lol :p
     
  17. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Well, for the hardest part according to you, I think you're doing a fantastic job!! I love the detail.....is that engraved or a hot knife that you used to get the designs in?
     
  18. ACBrotherhood

    ACBrotherhood Jr Member

    I scored it with a crafting knife and then heated it with a...uh...heat gun.
     
  19. blackout11c

    blackout11c

    Pretty much this, but also not quite.

    It's difficult to tell from anything rendered in-game, but the chest is made of layers. These are, from inner to outer:

    • BDU
    • Vest
    • Trooper base, ab plate
    • ODST attachments - stomach, chest, grenades, 'collar'

    So, going by the model (and what I'm doing on my scratchbuild Reach ODST), the ab plate attaches to the vest that sits under everything else. Then the stomach plate (my name for the weird little thing) gets mounted to the top of the ab plate, so it can side under the base armour when you move.

    The other thing to make note of (again, hard to tell, but you can see it on some of the troopers) is that there are shoulder-pad-things (basically soft attachment points) that attach to the vest, with the shoulder armour itself then mounted to these.
     
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  20. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard

    Check out Halo Landfall. It's Halo 3 pattern of ODST but it's still a fantastic reference for how all the parts of a troopers suit fit together in the real world. You can see the how the BDU, webbing and armour pieces all interact in motion which gives insight into how they're interconnected.
     
  21. KIsmay

    KIsmay

    Excellent attention to detail on your ODST build there! Looking good so far!

    I might borrow some of your alterations on mine. ;-)
     
  22. ACBrotherhood

    ACBrotherhood Jr Member

    Starting on the ODST helmet while using 3mm foam. It's very flexible, but also light at the same time. So far it's going good: got a helmet foam-file, scaled it, printed and cut. I glued most of the pieces, but some are missing, as well as not fitting like a puzzle. I really have to move and shape to get it the way I want, then there are others in which I improvised. So far...it's looking okay from my point of view. I'll get a pic soon.
     
  23. ACBrotherhood

    ACBrotherhood Jr Member

    Bad news: The back of the helmet seemed to to be missized, so I had to scrap it and start a new. Also, Here's a tip: Don't cut out a piece, unless you're going to trace it on the foam and cut it right afterwards. Because it you cut out all the pieces then you're going to get very confused on what piece goes where. they all look the same when cut out of the paper and it creates a huge mess.
     
  24. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    You can avoid the jumble of pieces by numbering/lettering them 1 to 1 or A to A. This way you can cut all the pieces and assemble by matching the number/letter.
     
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  25. ACBrotherhood

    ACBrotherhood Jr Member

    That's a good idea, but I already printed out the second wave. I'll keep this in mind, But I think I'll cut one piece at a time, as goes for gluing right after the cutting.
     

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