Starting Elite Honor guard

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by MajWood, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. MajWood

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    hey there folks, I’m finally doing a passion project that I’ve wanted to do for years!
    Elite Honor guard from Halo 2, I hope to be done with it before halo infinite and the anual Florence minor league baseball game this coming year.

    Much thanks to blind luck for coming upon the post by Cadet. Thanks to you and everyone who shows up each year, I hope to see everyone who can make it.

    This is also a passion project so I don’t have a lot of time without loosing a lot of sleep, (rip sleep lol)

    If anyone has any tip or tricks I’d be happy to hear them.

    Edit: so doing in this, keep in mind, I’m taking a few liberties with the shape and look of the armor to better suit me but I’m going to try to keep the essence of the armor as much as possible. This is also my first armor build so I don’t expect it to turn out exactly as it should.

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  2. MajWood

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    Current work, going pretty good.

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  3. MajWood

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    This just happened to be part of the scrap so I’m going to make that a part of my aesthetic I think. It looks very nice with the smooth curves.

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  4. Sean Anwalt

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    Dude, looking good so far.
     
  5. MajWood

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    Now, I’m working on the shoulder armor at the moment but I have some tweeks that I’d like some feed back on,

    First: regarding the cod piece, there are plenty of elites in later games that have them but halo 2 elites lack a certain amount of lower business protection. Thoughts on adding that in? My first instinct is yes

    Second is weather or not to complete the chest piece, the open chest concept doesn’t suit me much. I’d be adding my own look to finish it out but I don’t want to take too much away from the original honor guard look.
     
  6. PaiganBoi

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    I did a quick google of the honour guard and found Halo 4/5 versions with a full chest plate. The centre part was a dark colour close to the Elite skin tone. Sadly... no cod piece.
     
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  7. MajWood

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    Well, as most people who have done a morph suit might attest to, I’m fairly certain a cod piece is going to be mandatory. I’ll try to keep it subtle.
    Edit: I might just do a protective cup, it would just not suit to not have something covering my unmentionables.
     
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  8. PaiganBoi

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    If you go with the morphsuit you could always invest in a... What did TurboCharizard call it... Ummmm... A dance belt!
     
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  9. MajWood

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    Shoulder one is ready to go to stage two and it’s looking smooth.

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  10. MajWood

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    I think we’d need a few grunts and a reliable form of transportation to get there first,
     
  11. TurboCharizard

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    Yep. A dance belt is not for personal comfort, it's for everyone else's mental and emotional comfort.

    As a gentleman who had never worn a thong, it took some getting used to. Keeping everything PG13 in a skin tight body suit though is definitely important when dressing up as a Halo character. Kiddos love Halo, parents love Halo, everyone wants pictures with the robot/transformer/Power Ranger/RoboCop/Space Marine and not having your doodle show up in someones family vacation photo album seems like a good investment of a couple bucks.
     
  12. MajWood

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    Lol, indeed. My only question was to go with a athletic cup inside the suit or a cod piece and I think I know what to go with.

    Cod piece and Athletic cup, one’s for showin one’s for holdin.
     
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  13. MajWood

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    Coming along very well, the arms are ready to seal and paint and the detail work
     
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    Photo log: Chest piece, base armor

    I started with an idea of what to do as a base and then the whole chest just became a free hand.

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  16. MajWood

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    Been a while for this photo log so there’s going to be a few here. Working on it, slowly but surely.

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  17. MajWood

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    Ever a step closer

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  18. MajWood

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    Dog: i iz de 3L1T3 on-3r gurd!!

    Me: how am I supposed to get any work done when you look so ADOWABU!?

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  19. ExCeLLuR8

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    Man that's looking really good! Ive always love the scenes from halo 2 with the honor guard elites. I'll have to beat that campaign again as soon as I'm done with my h3 chief armor build. Literally taking all of my spare time! Lol
     
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  20. MajWood

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    Lol, yeah. You’ve seen my big lovable ball of floof so keeping up with cleaning has been neglected a bit here so it’s taking the spare time out of my spare time. But I’m going to start the Honor Guard staff soon here so hopefully I can get back on track shortly.

    Btw, anyone have any tips on what kind of paint I should use? I was thinking a florescent paint or try to find some glow in the dark kind of paint for a nice little “WOW” factor.
     
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  21. Lieutenant Jaku

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    fluorescent yellow and gloss maroon maybe? really whatever you want but the fluorescent paint is a good idea
     
  22. MajWood

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    Cool, the florescent should help the detail in the honor guards decretive pieces really pop in photos
     
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  23. MajWood

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    Whooo, I let this get a little far down in the forum, welp! Here’s some more progress. Input on the decretive pieces? I kind of wanted something that had depth to it.
     

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  24. Sean Anwalt

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    WOW! That decorative piece looks great!

    I am really excited to see how well this turns out!
     
  25. xXDashIVXx

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    Looks great so far! Hurry up and do more! XD
     

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