Mountain Regiment Objectives

TurboCharizard

RMO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Got a group of 5 ODSTs, you could be in charge of making all the costumes and making sure they are... 'uniform' to each other.
Which generation? I'm looking at starting a H2 ODST build shortly and could possibly make it into a good excuse to practice some moulding, casting and vacforming.
 

Lieutenant Jaku

Well-Known Member
Which generation? I'm looking at starting a H2 ODST build shortly and could possibly make it into a good excuse to practice some moulding, casting and vacforming.
Just my opinion but H2 ODST are the coolest. gotta love the awkward helmet (they actually almost look like the pre Microsoft mjolnir armor)
anyway looking forward to seeing the costumes props and eventually finished short.
 

Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
Another week, another look at our "objectives".

1 Costume: I am almost finished with mine. 0.o Got a few things to finish, strapping, that sort of thing, but it's coming along nicely. Geijin's suit is glassed, looks like, but I'm going to let him update us if he wants, seeing as it's his build and all haha. Might just post a video on here in this thread when my suit is finished. I dunno.

2 Fan Table: I haven't even thought of this one. Work got crazy this past week, and now admin is making all kinds of lousy changes, and blah blah blah and I just haven't given this fan table a thought. I DID learn, however, that to have a table at UnCon in Ogden next year is going to be *$300*!!! heck with that! Dunno where I'm gonna find that kinda cash, but if it's important to us, we'll find a way.

3 Fan film filming: There is a place in the mountains something like 2 hours from my home that would make a decent-ish out door shooting place. Maybe. But actual location and other details I am not going to even try to nail down until we as a regiment have had a good sit down and iron out the kinks.

4 Fan film planning: This one we CAN do. The script second edit is posted a few posts above. I am working on very basic scribble-sketches to illustrate how I think it will go, but this whole project is open for discussion. I have put a lot of complicated and difficult to pull off things in the script because I think that if we shoot high, even if we miss, we'll still have a great view, know what I mean? anyway, anyone at any time feel free to pm me about the script, fan film, or anything else.

One detail I have neglected to take into account is music. I'm not sure how the halo music is copyrighted, but one piece specifically is NOT from halo and I really wanna use it. So I'll need to reach out to the composer and get permission. Anyone know how to do that?

5 Cons: I have a list of conventions up in a different thread, and will keep that updated as needed. If (when) I miss one, shoot me a pm or whatever and lemme know so I can add it.

6 Canada: I am (mostly) warm over here (even though California is throwing hurricanes at us!!!) and I've not been made aware of any regimental disappearances lately (although Shadowshail has been very quiet lately.......). BUT we have failed to apprehend the elusive TurboCharizard, so I will consider this objective a successful failure, and close it out.

Good job everyone, good work. Let's keep this momentum building, huh?

geijin
Woodpecker
Shadowshail
 
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Woodpecker

New Member
Another week, another look at our "objectives".

1 Costume: I am almost finished with mine. 0.o Got a few things to finish, strapping, that sort of thing, but it's coming along nicely. Geijin's suit is glassed, looks like, but I'm going to let him update us if he wants, seeing as it's his build and all haha. Might just post a video on here in this thread when my suit is finished. I dunno.

2 Fan Table: I haven't even thought of this one. Work got crazy this past week, and now admin is making all kinds of lousy changes, and blah blah blah and I just haven't given this fan table a thought. I DID learn, however, that to have a table at UnCon in Ogden next year is going to be *$300*!!! heck with that! Dunno where I'm gonna find that kinda cash, but if it's important to us, we'll find a way.

3 Fan film filming: There is a place in the mountains something like 2 hours from my home that would make a decent-ish out door shooting place. Maybe. But actual location and other details I am not going to even try to nail down until we as a regiment have had a good sit down and iron out the kinks.

4 Fan film planning: This one we CAN do. The script second edit is posted a few posts above. I am working on very basic scribble-sketches to illustrate how I think it will go, but this whole project is open for discussion. I have put a lot of complicated and difficult to pull off things in the script because I think that if we shoot high, even if we miss, we'll still have a great view, know what I mean? anyway, anyone at any time feel free to pm me about the script, fan film, or anything else.

One detail I have neglected to take into account is music. I'm not sure how the halo music is copyrighted, but one piece specifically is NOT from halo and I really wanna use it. So I'll need to reach out to the composer and get permission. Anyone know how to do that?

5 Cons: I have a list of conventions up in a different thread, and will keep that updated as needed. If (when) I miss one, shoot me a pm or whatever and lemme know so I can add it.

6 Canada: I am (mostly) warm over here (even though California is throwing hurricanes at us!!!) and I've not been made aware of any regimental disappearances lately (although Shadowshail has been very quiet lately.......). BUT we have failed to apprehend the elusive TurboCharizard, so I will consider this objective a successful failure, and close it out.

Good job everyone, good work. Let's keep this momentum building, huh?

geijin
Woodpecker
Shadowshail

300 bucks for a table at UnCon? wow that is pricey. I wont be going to that one. I forgot when it is anyways.. but anime banzai and halloween bootique is this month.
 

TurboCharizard

RMO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
300 bucks for a table at UnCon? wow that is pricey. I wont be going to that one. I forgot when it is anyways.. but anime banzai and halloween bootique is this month.
$300 is pretty average for a booth at a convention from what I've seen. Have you checked to see if that $300 is for community groups as well? Most of the conventions local to me have a number of booth spaces that are free for charity groups and other non-profits.
 

Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
Shameless double post of updates!!!

Going over our objectives, I don't have a ton to update.

1 Costumes: Mine is nearing completion...sorta. I'm going to re build my chest piece, and that will take a while, so the old lopsided one will have to do for now. I'll let Geijin give updates on his own build as he sees fit.

2 Fan Table: I have a great way to add battle damage to the shield thingy, but I'll have to make the silly thing, first. Other than that, this is still pretty slow going.

3 Fan Film Filming: Will be updated as necessary in future.

4 Fan Film Planning: So, with you all having offered various suggestions or helpful pointers, I think the actual plan should be laid down for making this thing. This really is a HUGE project, but I really believe we can pull this off over time and with a lot of work. We just need to take baby steps and make sure we have all the steps outlined. That way we can see who all is interested and what resources we have. TurboCharizard has offered to help with some costuming, if need be, so I think we should get all that stuff hammered down. With the script for all parts, 1-3, as it stands, we will need the following costumes:

3 Naval Admiral uniforms
1 Naval Captain uniform
1 random officer's uniform
1 Marine General uniform
1 Army General uniform
1 ODST class A uniform
1 Spartan Kurt - vanilla mk V
1 Spartan John - vanilla mk V
6 Marines
1 Marine Sgt.
2 ODST with red highlights
5 ODST with blue highlights
4 Pilots (helmet and jumpsuits, one set of O2 mask)
couple elites and various grunts we can reuse.

We will also need the following sets:
*Interior of a pelican bay (six seats starboard side, three seats port side) cryo tube inside it, port forward side.
*Pelican cockpit (D-77-TC; co-pilot behind pilot, not side-by side.)
*F-41 fighter plane cockpit
*Conference room / war room
*Outside locations TBA

Props:
biofoam canister(s)
~16 assault rifles (MA-5 C)
Misc. Covenant weapons
Weapon crates
3-barreled gantling gun
ODST drop pod(s)
Wraith tank? (Maybe CG? Also can be a model if we figure out how to make it look legit)

Equipment:
Microphones for speaking parts
camera and steady camera equipment
clap board
snacks
film editing software
film editor
sound editing equipment
sound editor

Need a source of financing.

If we separate these into individual "episodes" it won't be nearly as intimidating.

Alright, if that doesn't scare us away, we've got this made. Told ya it'd be big.

5 Conventions: I have added halloween Bootique to the other thread. Oct. 11-13 or so.

And as far as I know that wraps up another weekly update. Please feel free to pitch in if you have an idea for another objective.
 

Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
I like Reach better, and I'm having a hard time typing in the fact that CE will also suffice, so probably Reach. It's not set in stone, yet. Maybe I should make it a vote!

ALSO, script edit 3 is up on the first page. If anyone has any input, I'd like to hear it.
 
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Shadowshail

Member
Heya, sorry for not being active. I keep the page up on my phones browser so im reminded to at least check but ive been looking at recipes and they started stacking over the lage so much i forgot lol. Im here and not dead, just thought you should know!
 

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
For the fan table price be sure to message someone at the event, like through their facebook page or something. Ask them if that price applies even if you are not selling anything and just want to promote a community group.

For RCCC I had to fill out an application saying that I would pay for the $800 booth... but the organizers told me just don't put my credit card information down and then I would be put into the community section and if there was room they would let me in. But, they had no separate application for that process.
 

Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
Haven't had a lot of time this week to do anything 405th except some early morning costume builds. The work days have been kinda hit or miss. On the plus side, I got my medical something or other that allows me to learn how to fly a plane... kinda. That'll be fun. (I can shoot down FANGS when she threatens noodle air drop! OUR TIME IS COMING!!! ...just kidding.)

Anyway, I am super excited about the progress I personally have made on my Mk V Reach costume. It's almost ready. So that brings us to #1 on today's agenda.

1 Costume: Just posted about mine. Haven't heard from geijin for a minute, hope his build is coming along well.

2 Fan Table: I might have a source of plywood to use as a base for the blast shield, but I'm not very hopeful it will yield results. The guy was not super confident in his abilities to provide. BUT I did ask. I think this will be a fun build.

3 Fan film filming: I am making an executive decision and moving this goal to the last one. The order it's in is just driving me nuts.

We haven't filmed anything yet.

4 Fan Film prep: Who all would be willing to help with a fan film? Don't worry about distance or money or anything, I am just looking to find out what level of interest there is.

5 Conventions: Been a couple cons out this way, but I haven't made it to any. I'm still hopeful for the next couple up this way.
 

geijin

RXO
405th Regiment Officer
Congrats on getting cleared to fly. I just want to win the lottery and buy a plane for someone to fly me in.

My build finally had progress. I changed jobs twice, so it's been rough getting used to new schedules, and it's been to cold outside to do anything on my build. But since it was nice the last two days, I got everything fiberglassed and/or rondoed. So I'm waiting on it to cure, and I'll post some updates on that. I also have a couple other ideas forming for builds this winter, depending on how my schedule shakes out, and I'll start posting those once I start.
 

Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
Yeah, this cold weather is definitely a bummer, for sure. Can't wait to see your build, though. It's gonna be awesome!
 
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Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
Hello everybody!

Some news, not necessarily directly related to the regiment, but I have a job change coming which will dramatically affect the amount of time I have to dedicate to the forum during the work day. On the other hand, I'll (hopefully) have enough money to buy a computer at me home which will allow me better access there. We'll see.

Anyway, I have a lot of progress made on my suit, I just haven't documented it. There's a big post coming in the next few days or week that I'm looking forward to.

I have been thinking about the regiment and how to improve both morale and involvement, and saw in another regiment that a newsletter of sorts was in the works. Do you guys think that is something we could pull off? Would it be worth it? I'm thinking if it IS, we could post in on facebook and share the word from the forum, you know?

Anyway, let's get to business:

1 costume: Already mentioned my progress. geijin has posted some of his progress as well. We all wish you a mild winter and warm temperatures for cure time, as well as time to finish your hobbies.

2 fan table: (derisive laugh.)

3 fan film preparations: Haven't gotten a lot of interest from anyone.... Am I aiming too high do you think?

4 conventions: We'll just keep trying to attend what and where we can.

5 fan film filming: (another derisive laugh.) At least I'm trying, huh?

Any other opinions out there?
 

geijin

RXO
405th Regiment Officer
I actually got my suit fully resined and cured. I'm slowly sanding it, but I need to get an extension cord for my dremel to start making progress. I have also been doing some research, and I think I am going to be getting a 3d printer in a month or so. Once that happens, I have some builds I want to print, so hopefully I will have some more progress to post.

As for the film, I don't think it's wrong to aim for it, but I think we need a time when we will all be together, which is geographically difficult, in order to really make progress on it. It might have to be a long term goal. I'm all for it, though.
 

Shadowshail

Member
Im totally psyched about helping with a film project but like geijin said geographically its really hard. In my experience of being in Wyoming over these past 8 years the weather has been a huge factor in building for the basic pep method due to the cold and the wind. Also with snow blocking travel and being really hard on vehicles that are needed for con and other travels its money and time consuming to keep up with maintenance. Ive been slowly working on getting people in my town pumped on making things but if im not making anything at the same time im at an impass. In the near future im hoping to change that into better odds and being able to work on things but alas funding for my daily life is making me struggle with myself as well as pumping up others to make costumes.

Dont falter, as i havent lost hope. These things come and go and if i can get a suit up and running i will show it off every chance i get and get people involved. Having a regiment type setting here on the forums and facebook really helps people feel involved and a part of something. Right now its just a couple of people spread out over a vast space but if we work on showing our enjoyment and passion in making costumes, at its most basic level, we can inspire more to join.

Theres tons of people in my town that already costume to some degree but its hard to get them all together or to work together, its actually quite irritating.
 

Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
Alright, I like what I'm hearing. Except the distance part haha.

Well ok. We are making a fan film. Let's aim for some time late 2019 to get serious plans ironed out, travel plans and stuff thought out, and all that other movie related stuff?

We'll need to iron down details, though. I like the script I posted. Have a better updated one almost finished with a better layout and better details. I'd love some input on it from outside, though. In my head it's awesome, but I'm a boring person, so I want to make sure it keeps the attention, know what I mean?

Anyone know how to do digital special effects?
 

Shadowshail

Member
For sure, plans are always good to get ironed out. When i make my next costume ill consult with you and see which version to make and what, for me it doesnt matter what i make as long as i make something lol.

My brother and i have dabbled in special fx. Him more than i just because of the hardware needed to work on them with decent quality
 

TurboCharizard

RMO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Let's aim for some time late 2019 to get serious plans ironed out
IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME.

I could see a convoy from Canada joining in if you announced far enough in advance and you don't have The Dirtdives Border Wall constructed by then. Viper 466 could rally up some Alberta crew, I could pull in BC and then we have a Mad Max themed race down to Montana.
 

Viper 466

Member
IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME.

I could see a convoy from Canada joining in if you announced far enough in advance and you don't have The Dirtdives Border Wall constructed by then. Viper 466 could rally up some Alberta crew, I could pull in BC and then we have a Mad Max themed race down to Montana.
What am I getting roped into now? Something Something Shock Trooper?
 
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