My combat elite build attempt...

Joffersmk2

Member
We'll it's been a crazy year with moving house and all that's involved so I've been away from cosplay for a while but I was looking back through posts when I realised I didn't put up any picks of the finished elite last year post con...terrible of me.

I've just got back from another con so here are some of the finished article
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Hope these view okay. Now I've more time, I'm definitely looking into digigrade stilts for the next upgrade. Also, I kinda promised my kids I'd turn them into grunts....
 

Joffersmk2

Member
That’s awesome always cool to see more of covenant cosplays bc they are more difficult.
Honestly I dont think they are more difficult. There's less out there to start with and you have to eyeball a lot of it but there's way more detail in a similar quality mjolnir.

Thanks though, I dont want to sound unappreciative it's great to have such lovely feedback
 

OtherODSTBuck

Jr Member
I'm a sucker for any covenant cosplay, and this looks super cool. I really dig the helmet/mask the most, but I gotta ask, how was visibility in it?

And make sure to post progress on those grunts!
 

Joffersmk2

Member
I'm a sucker for any covenant cosplay, and this looks super cool. I really dig the helmet/mask the most, but I gotta ask, how was visibility in it?

And make sure to post progress on those grunts!
Cheers man.

Visibility is passable. The head can slip down a bit and the netting makes it a bit less but I'm not bumping into anything. I get about a 60 degree arc and have to tilt my head back at times but hey ho. The things you do eh?

I'll definitely post progress on the grunts but might start a new thread on them.
 

ShanieGirl

New Member
Honestly I dont think they are more difficult. There's less out there to start with
I’m so in love with your build! I’ve become a sucker for covenant ❤ I had actually planned to create a grunt cos for myself. You mentioned there’s not a lot out there to start with (I’m quickly finding that out as well). When you started this build did you use any reference/pattern material at all? Or was everything created entirely from scratch
 

Joffersmk2

Member
The helmet shoulders and chest were from the combat elite file in the armoury here. Everything else was patterned from scratch by looking at game pics and then paper patterning.

It's daunting at first but if you just remember the basics and only pattern half of anything symmetrical then it's all good.

There's some grunt stuff in the armoury but it's not the style I wanted so I'm free handing them using game pics.

Not much help I know but good luck with it!
 

ShanieGirl

New Member
The helmet shoulders and chest were from the combat elite file in the armoury here. Everything else was patterned from scratch by looking at game pics and then paper patterning.

It's daunting at first but if you just remember the basics and only pattern half of anything symmetrical then it's all good.

There's some grunt stuff in the armoury but it's not the style I wanted so I'm free handing them using game pics.

Not much help I know but good luck with it!
No, that’s a lot of help! Thank you! ❤ Your build is even more impressive now knowing it came mostly from scratch :) it’s wonderful!
 

FunFrostbite

New Member
Hi.

I'm new to this so bear with me. Just finished an odst build for comic con manchester and decided to up my game and go for an elite for next year.

Started off with some files from the archive and played around with them.

Then started the foam build

Got my kid to help out as a head model.

Then added a face from freehand pattern guessing.
Once this was done, I started to grind details into the foam with a dremil tool and the pink grindy tools. (Told you I was new to this)
Built up the detail and then added false nails cut with scissors for top teeth.

For the mandible teeth I needed more cone shaped teeth so asked a mate and he came up with heat formed eva which seems to have come out well.
Then added a helmet to the back and played with some netting to hide my face.
That's it so far. Hopefully get some more on soon.
Nice work!
 

FunFrostbite

New Member
We'll it's been a crazy year with moving house and all that's involved so I've been away from cosplay for a while but I was looking back through posts when I realised I didn't put up any picks of the finished elite last year post con...terrible of me.

I've just got back from another con so here are some of the finished article
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Hope these view okay. Now I've more time, I'm definitely looking into digigrade stilts for the next upgrade. Also, I kinda promised my kids I'd turn them into grunts....
Amazing!
 
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