Hello this is Turbo after an interesting week of not much else than Fusion, doing a 405th stream with some lovelies
and running a D&D session for some nerds. Is this the vacation time that I had hoped for? Heck yeah. Either way, we're through everything now. It's all done and I'm in the process of error checking files in multiple slicers and tools and bundling everything into nice little packages, all things considered it's a bit tedious and I'm totally not posting this update to get a mental break from it.
I think the logical first thing to show you is the attachments since they get used in a variety of places elsewhere and on a variety of characters in interesting ways. The magazine cases get strapped onto chests, legs and rucksacks pretty much anywhere room is available (read Dutch covered in pouches) and are fairly versatile. These two are effectively boxes that close snugly and have room for a magnetic closure to keep things secure.
The little utility pouches are plastered over legs wherever ODSTs can find room and if there isn't room a belt is strapped to the back and they make room. The rounded one is the only pouch that appears to be made of fabric in the game texture so I've made this into a Pepakura file to be sewn or made in foam. The small tuck box is hinged and pretty cute. Much like most of my designs a simple 5mm rod of some sort is all that's needed for a pin to make the hinge work.
The odd one out that threw me for the biggest loop is Mickey's ammo belt. It's a similar diameter to the HIPPO rounds of the M90, but not exact and about half as long. What I ended up doing was making a casing to hold each mystery round and be looped through a belt to have some flexibility which will help with the shins removable heel plate. Each belt he wears has 16 rounds so he's ready to go, what he's loading these into, I don't know. Maybe we can argue that he canonically has a Mauler since that would be four reloads?
Buck has a knife. A Buck Knife. That is all.
Remember how I said that Dutch used ever single available surface for storage? Yeah, his rucksack which although already large enough for a week's worth of Lunchables he has an extra seven magazine cases. Through this whole process I've been enjoying finding all the assets that were reused in different places to add some extra flavour. On the side wings of the case Dutch just has an upscaled in two axes version of the small magazine case to make him look even wider.
Continuing with asset reuse, Mickey's pack absorbed Dare's stretched it out, ripped the control panel off the side and added a few bits to make it look like a telephone. Needless to say this is a funny one for storage since access between the two major compartments is a little pinchy at the join so the top plate of the right half is removable and the section that looks like a power cell on the left half is removable to grant easy access for ODST granola bars.
So with that, you've seen every piece of armour and equipment that appears on the named protagonists of Halo 3: ODST. Thank you for joining me through this weird obsession project. From this point forward this thread will be a lot of in shop photos and physical progress as opposed to walls of images from Fusion 360 and Armorsmith. For now though I'd like to leave you with this lineup of burying an Armorsmith avatar.
And as is tradition, the Towering Pillar of Helmets grows.