Jeff's ODST build log

JeffsEffects

New Member
Well, I guess I about to take the first step on this amazing journey. All I've decided that this point is that I'm going an ODST build. I really don't know if I want to do a specific character build or something original. But one thing I do want is an assault rifle. I looked around for 3D models and found this one on thingiverse.
Assault Rifle [Halo 5] (CUSTOMIZABLE) by misterchiefcostuming
Just wondering if anyone has printed this particular model and what your opinion is? Is this a good model or would you recommend a different model? Any and all opinions welcome.
 

TurboCharizard

RMO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Well, I guess I about to take the first step on this amazing journey. All I've decided that this point is that I'm going an ODST build. I really don't know if I want to do a specific character build or something original. But one thing I do want is an assault rifle. I looked around for 3D models and found this one on thingiverse.
Assault Rifle [Halo 5] (CUSTOMIZABLE) by misterchiefcostuming
Just wondering if anyone has printed this particular model and what your opinion is? Is this a good model or would you recommend a different model? Any and all opinions welcome.
I haven't printed this one but it looks like it's pretty good for a small size printbed. The only downside for this one is going to be the number of pieces (loads of sanding) and the suggested print orientation (pieces on end, more sanding).

My one suggestion for this print is if you have Meshmixer or another preferred modelling program, add slots for internal rods for strength and assembly pins to help alignment.
 

JeffsEffects

New Member
First progress photos from my Halo ODST build. Being my first foam build I’m still perfect technique. I had some trouble getting the angle cuts for the lower back piece just right, but thanks to some help from brkiker @geekoutstudio it turned out perfect! Next steps is to make all of the armor pieces and make sure it all fits together. At that point I’ll cleanup the edges and seems. Last photo are pieces I’ve 3D printed. I’m especially happy with how well the shoulder armor turned out.

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And some picks of humble beginnings...
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JeffsEffects

New Member
It was a pretty exhausting work week so didn’t get much done on the ODST cosplay during the week. Sizing the templates for the torso armor now. I think these looks pretty good so it’s time to start cutting some foam.

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JeffsEffects

New Member
Last week was my on-call week so I didn’t get as much done on the costume as I’d like. I wasn’t happy with how the base was fitting so I trimmed about a half inch from the front and back on both sides. Not only did this tighten it up, but also changed the shape slightly. I’m much happier with the fit now. I then sanded all of the edges and seams. I did manage to get the side armor panels done and started work on the back detail. I also got the buckles and one forearm printed.

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