1st Build Mjolnir Mk. V (K) (First Build)

SpartanDeadlock

New Member
Well... hello!

I'm new to this forum, and english is not my first language, so... if I commit any terrible grammar mistakes, please forgive me.

A couple months ago I decided to build a Mjolnir MK V (K) from Halo Reach, it's my first full armor build and I've chosen the old fashioned fiberglass/bondo method, so probably I'm going to commit a LOT of mistakes and my pieces are going to warp all the way up to oblivion, but I want to show all of the progress anyway because... because yes.

First of all, my first "mistake" was choosing the wrong .pdo file for the helmet. I was planning to get Carter's, but I accidentally picked one from Halo CE (it is a Commando helmet too, but it is almost completely different). But I ended up liking it more than the original, so I'm going to stick with it.

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(Carter's commando helmet)
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(Halo CE version of the Commando helmet)

Man, the pepakura process is PAINSTAKING.
The helmet was pretty easy to be honest, but those FOREARMS. (All I thought while I was assembling them was how much I'd like to set everything on FIRE.)

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(but everything came out nicely :D )


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Thighs and shins completed. (and I had to try them on... sorry but I could't help it)

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I also finished the chest piece, and to my surprise it was one of the easiest pieces to put together, it wasn't nearly as hard as some others (I'M WATCHING YOU, FOREARMS)

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This is all I have so far. By now all pieces were resined and I'm going to fiberglass a few of them tomorrow.
The COD piece, shoulders, kneeguards and boots are going to be made out of foam because I need some flexibility and low weight on those areas.


So... wait for more!

I guess...
 

tahu505

Member
That helmet is so cool! I didn't even know there was a CE version of the commando. I wonder if it's from a mod or something. Either way it looks sick!

Also your English is really good. I probably wouldn't have noticed if you didn't say anything.
 

SpartanDeadlock

New Member
Thank you so much! I really appreciate all of the support!
And yes, it is from a Halo CE mod called "Carter V2"!

Update 1:

All pieces were successfully resined

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The helmet is now fiberglassed and OMG IT WAS ONE HECK OF A MESS, but I did it

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Any tips to avoid completely covering myself and everything around me in resin and fiberglass mat while doing this process?
 

Chief1343

Member
The pepakura work on this spartan-III is amazing! I never knew a mod was made to bring carter to ce though Ive never had experience with fiberglass before may be using a huge cloth or an old table and gloves to keep the resin from going on yourself. Still just love how you chose the carter helmet a good choice!
 

SpartanDeadlock

New Member
Update 2:

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The gauntlets were fiberglassed and the resin is now curing

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The helmet is ready to be bondo'ed, but I'll wait until all of the other pieces get fiberglassed so I can work one process at a time. I also got the visor and did a test fit, it looks pretty good!

I'm 100% out of resin, but I'll get some more in a few days.
Meanwhile I'll try to work on the foam COD piece.
 
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tahu505

Member
Update 2:

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The gauntlets were fiberglassed and the resin is now curing

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The helmet is ready to be bondo'ed, but I'll wait until all of the other pieces get fiberglassed so I can work one process at a time. I also got the visor and did a test fit, it looks pretty good!

I'm 100% out of resin, but I'll get some more in a few days.
Until there I'll try to work on the foam COD piece.
That helmet is looking pretty cool!
 

ZiggyGrimm

Member
Any tips to avoid completely covering myself and everything around me in resin and fiberglass mat while doing this process?
To avoid covering your workspace... do it outside on grass if possible. I found it useful to use two small working tables and long scrap 2X2 piece of wood to span the tables, hang the pieces on it through them if possible (use popsicles sticks for support to stop the edges from touching). Lay a garbage blanket down under it to avoid drips killing your lawn.

To avoid getting it on yourself... wear a long-sleeve shirt you are willing to throw away... wear surgical gloves and put them over the bottom of your sleeves. Cry when all of that still doesn't work... we will console you because it never works for us either.
 

SpartanDeadlock

New Member
Update 5:

(1st pic)
The chest is almost fully fiberglassed, I'm waiting for the top part to cure so I can work on the bottom.
I had almost no problems with warping at all (thankfully), some pieces got minor warps but those can be fixed with bondo, so I'm not worried about them.

(2nd pic)
On the top shelf I have the fiberglassed parts, and the pieces that haven't been fiberglassed yet are on the bottom shelf
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SpartanDeadlock

New Member
Update 7:

Uhmm... Well, this is what I was able to make with EVA... Not very good, but I'm trying to do my best, does that count? Lol
Mk. V and Commando shoulders are done
(I'll add those details on that curved part of the commando shoulder tomorrow because I'm out of EVA)

Now I'm moving on to the boots!
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Dirtdives2424

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Hey SpartanDeadlock. Everything is looking Amazeballs!!!! You said this is your first build.....you mean that this is your first time building this particular suit.....right? Because this is going to be top tier work!!!! Your foamsmithing isn't as bad as you think. Remember, we are our own worst critique. You might see the 1000 flaws, but to someone else, it looks great. It's all a matter of perspective. You're doing great. keep up the same quality you are working at and you will have a great suit in the end.
 

SpartanDeadlock

New Member
Hey SpartanDeadlock. Everything is looking Amazeballs!!!! You said this is your first build.....you mean that this is your first time building this particular suit.....right? Because this is going to be top tier work!!!! Your foamsmithing isn't as bad as you think. Remember, we are our own worst critique. You might see the 1000 flaws, but to someone else, it looks great. It's all a matter of perspective. You're doing great. keep up the same quality you are working at and you will have a great suit in the end.

Thank you so much!!! This kind of support really motivates me to keep going
It is my first time building Halo armor, a couple years ago I made both the Veteran Ranger and Elite Riot Ranger from Fallout, but those suits are very simple if compared to the Mjolnir
Thank you again!
 
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