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Satchmo III

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ADD UPDATE (REACH CONCEPT #4-V2 HELMET PEPAKURA)...

The #4-V2 helmet has been uploaded below and at the beginning of the thread. Part of the reason I like working with the concept art (besides how awesome it is) is that it doesn't contain very intricate detailing and I think this aligns well with my proclivity to model things as simply as possible. That said, with the V2 set I've been including some subtleties that result in some pretty thin paper pieces which may be a little tricky to assemble. I don't think it's anything impossible to put together and I hope people are okay with it. The completion of #4-V2 puts the current project at 60%, on to #3-V2 next I think and I'll finish with #2-V2 which is where I started with the original set. Below is some detail for the #4-V2, let me know if you have any feedback and take care.

Reach helmet concept #4-V2 (Satchmo III) 2019-05-12.pdo

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The shaping of the original #4 (at the left below) seems more like a locomotive than a helmet. His little brother (at the right below) is more like a helmet.

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For the #5-V2 helmet in my last post I used some generated materials and normal mapping to bake a texture and shadowing onto the model for some added effect. This time around I tried painting a texture directly onto the #4-V2 helmet in order to be able to include some of the decal detailing of IH's concept artwork. It's nothing terribly special and I'm not sure how to make anything glossy (like the visor) when painting but I think the decals add a nice little touch.

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POST RESPONSES...

Ermagersh. Those helmets look fantastic. Really great job, I’d love to see these come to life!
Thank you mblackwell1002! I would like very much to see some concept builds in the future too.

Oh wow, the finished product on that one looks great!!
Thanks Matt, I appreciate your input.
 
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Satchmo III

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ADD UPDATE (REACH CONCEPT #3-V2 HELMET PEPAKURA)...

The #3-V2 helmet has been uploaded below and at the beginning of the thread. I see elements of the pilot and the EVA helmet in this one. The shape and/or angle of this one is a bit atypical and I think it would benefit from a neck-seal at the back, but I didn't add one to stay truer to the artwork. It's been just a few days over seven years since I made the original versions and I'm excited to be close to finishing the V2 set. Detail info on #3-V2 follows, take care four-oh-five.

Reach helmet concept #3-V2 (Satchmo III) 2019-05-18.pdo

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Original at left versus V2 at right (the head on view of the V2 reminds me of the helmet from Doom).

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I used the painted texture to for the turn-around below. The lighting isn't as fancy as it could be but I think it still fits the bill.

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POST RESPONSES...

Well, well,well look what you gone and did Satchmo, You've gone and made me add anouther helmet to the list
Sweet, do it up man!.

I went quiet the last weeks, still lurking in the background - but let me stop by agin and tell you how much i fancy your work Satchmo III !
Really love it....especially V2. My "things to print"-List got even bigger than it already is.
Thanks ReClaimer8015, I appreciate you coming out from the shadows to leave the note. It'd be awesome to see some prints of these guys.
 

Satchmo III

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Pardon the double post (I don't think I can post two GIF files in a single post). I took WIP snap-shots during the modeling of #3-V2 to be able to put together the following time-lapse. There were several modeling sessions over the course of the last week (bits here and there) and I finished up by painting the mesh this morning.

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lordhood32

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Finished pepping of the h2a ODST helmet, it was my 10 year anniversary of building the original ODST helmet which was also my first pep
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Edit forgot to mention that no edge ids
 

Satchmo III

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ADD UPDATE (REACH CONCEPT #2-V2 HELMET PEPAKURA)...

Viper bravo team is fitted up. The #2-V2 helmet has been uploaded below and at the beginning of the thread. I'm psyched to have been able to improve upon the V1 versions and I feel the new helmets aren't too far removed from something one might have seen in Reach had different choices been made.

Reach helmet concept #2-V2 (Satchmo III) 2019-05-25.pdo
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Finished pepping of the h2a ODST helmet, it was my 10 year anniversary of building the original ODST helmet which was also my first pep

Edit forgot to mention that no edge ids
Congrats on building for 10 years! No edge IDs is crazy. Hope you like the H2A helmet, do you think the bottom opening is wide enough near the back?
 

lordhood32

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-snip for space -

Congrats on building for 10 years! No edge IDs is crazy. Hope you like the H2A helmet, do you think the bottom opening is wide enough near the back?
I honestly had to for-go a few of the bands around the neck area otherwise my fat head wouldnt have fit
 

Satchmo III

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The V2 team smiled for the birdie. After finishing the #2 helmet on Saturday, many hours were spent learning more about materials (like combining multiple UV maps to create detail decals over generated materials instead of flat paint everywhere) and rigging/posing models better in blender to produce this glamour shot. Hope you dig it, nobles!

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I honestly had to for-go a few of the bands around the neck area otherwise my fat head wouldnt have fit
Thanks for your response. I think the lower back portion of the helmet is more narrow than it should be due to perspective issues with my modeling reference photos. I don’t think your head (fat or otherwise) is the culprit.
 

Satchmo III

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TANGENTIAL ASIDE...

Viper Bravado 4 takes on first patrol. I animated a walk cycle for the #4-V2 rig. The 32 frame GIF will keep patrolling the grayscape until the end of time.

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At the end of last year I made a goal to 3D print a crouching SPI figure a la the cover of Ghosts of Onyx. At the time the idea to revisit the Reach concept helmets wasn't a thing, and now that it's in the rear-view I'm pretty jazzed with those pieces. I decided to combine the goal with the concept work so I printed a crouching SPI with #4-V2 helmet. I'm drawn to the #4 helmet (have to fancy a defined jawline).

The figure stands (or rather, crouches) at about 4" tall and took 15 hours to print at a layer height of 0.14 mm. I use Cura to slice and went with its support which could probably be done more efficiently/effectively but it did the trick. A couple times the more narrow support towers would get tapped about by the print head (hitting small bits of deposited filament at the top of the tower) and in concern that they'd get knocked down I put a couple dabs of hot-glue to bolster them to other nearby parts.

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After print completion, a pliers is effective in grabbing and removing big chucks of the support towers (which get built in sort of a compressed accordion pattern, so they sometimes pull of like an uncompressed accordion). After the big supports are out, a utility blade and exactor knife were used to cut or scrape off most of the remaining flashing. The figure can use more clean-up but I'm happy it came out the way it has, and I'm pleasantly surprised I was able to remove flashing from the gun handle and around the barrel without taking off some of the actual model (those parts are pretty thin). Below are some photos of the figure as it currently crouches.

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Is anyone else interested in (or planning on) using the concept helmets? I love the dudes from Viper Bravado (that's what I'm calling their squad now) and would love to see them Reach further deployment. Take care four-oh-five!
 

xXDashIVXx

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I'm psyched to have been able to improve upon the V1 versions and I feel the new helmets aren't too far removed from something one might have seen in Reach had different choices been made.
Well, it has been confirmed by 343i in there halo reach PC stream that there will be new, neverbefore seen armors in reach... maybe you'll get lucky? :)
 
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