ODST Build Progress

Foxcario

New Member
I hope this is the right place for me to make a thread about any of my Halo builds or progress.

I'll post pictures later along the way.

Recommendations, tips, or suggestions are welcome.
 

LegacyAlloy227

Member
Helmet is looking pretty solid! There is an issue with the symmetry. If it's possible, see if you can cut a strip of material out the left side and glue the new edges together to lower that section of the dome. I notice, however, a lot of intricate and detailed pieces are involved. If there are too many pieces supporting each other for that, it's really not a big deal. In the end, it's the effort that matters. I'm excited to see the rest of your build!
 

Foxcario

New Member
Helmet is looking pretty solid! There is an issue with the symmetry. If it's possible, see if you can cut a strip of material out the left side and glue the new edges together to lower that section of the dome.
I noticed it looks warped after I finished it. I'll have to toy around with it when I scale it down.

I notice, however, a lot of intricate and detailed pieces are involved. If there are too many pieces supporting each other for that, it's really not a big deal. In the end, it's the effort that matters. I'm excited to see the rest of your build!
What are some small pieces I don't have to worry about? I feel like there still may be a few small pieces that might matter.
 

LegacyAlloy227

Member
The structure of the helmet seems complex, and by the looks of it, all the pieces matter. Looking at it again, I really wouldn't worry about the warp, because creating symmetry for the visor could cost symmetry in other areas. Keep up the work! It still looks real good regardless of the warping.
 

Foxcario

New Member
6/11/20 Update:

I bought a pack of airsoft helmet padding:

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It came with a little more than what I'm showing, but guess what?
[Singing voice] I was f***ing riiiight!

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It's still too big for me.

The padding I bought is 0.4 inches thick. I still I need to scale down, which I have. Or do I need to buy thicker padding?
 

FalseShepherd

Jr Member
Depends on if you have the energy to remake the helmet. I suspect my helmet is going to be too big, but Im pretty sure Im just gonna fill the space with padding bc I really don't feel like remaking the dam thing. It also provides a little space for fans and mics and whatnot if you're interested in all that fancy stuff.
 

Fallen

Active Member
It looks too big, but it's also hard to judge based on the angles of your photos. Even adjusting your pics to be straight on with head and shoulders as much as possible will help us make a better judgement.

I'd suggest taking some scrap foam and temporarily attaching it on the inside how you think your padding is going to be arranged ultimately and try it on, adjust and repeat. The inside of my helmet has risers made of 10mm foam and then the final padding (also tactical helmet padding) attached to the risers with velcro.

Also remember that the rest of the armor adds some bulk to your form as well, so even if a helmet is a little oversized it's not a big deal. Ultimately you want the helmet to look right compared to the rest of the armor and give you the space you need for padding and any electronics you plan to add without feeling claustrophobic.
 
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Foxcario

New Member
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I hate this part. It has happened at least 3 times where the visor brim or whatever it's called is shorter than the cardstock build. It's supposed to fit, but it doesn't. I'm always short about half an inch.
 
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