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TurboCharizard's Halo Reach CQB Build Log

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by TurboCharizard, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

    Let's start off with the fun thing about this thread, it's the first actual in progress Halo themed costume thread I've done and I'm what? 650 messages and two years into this account? No big deal...

    The plan is simple, do a bit of 3D design, do a bit of foamsmithing and a bit of sewing until it all comes out looking a little something like this.

    Since my first attempt at Halo themed armour way back when which turned out okay, I've had plenty of other projects to learn and better hone my skills so I'm excited to bring my new knowledge to the table and do my best in my first Spartan attempt.

    I've always been a sucker for the CQB armour variants, probably something to do with how I always get deemed as the point man in paintball to get into a space fast and clear it out. With that in mind I'm going to be arming my Spartan self with only the finest of room-clearing equipment. The M45 Tactical Shotgun, a M6G Personal Defense Weapon System (gunslinger at heart) and a Type-2 Energy Weapon (Gravity Hammer) because that's how I roll. Yes it is three weapons, and yes, I don't care. More props for the prop wall. I might make some grenades while I'm at it just to keep you fine folks entertained.

    Much like my Breath of the Wild Build Log I'll be posting updates as I go and linking parts of the build to the first post for ease of jumping through for the folks that just are after the juicy bits of information about specifics and not all the memes that inevitably pop up when the fine folks of this forum eventually roll in.

    The time frame for completion of the build will likely be similar to my other ones, aim to finish the core of it in two to three months, do extras and add on goodies at the end and then let the glamour pics roll in after the maiden voyage at a convention.

    Buckle up kiddos, you're in for a ride.

    Helmet - CQB [Adjusting]
    Modelling - 13 hours
    Printing - 10.5 days
    Sanding/Filling/Surface Finishing - 13 hours
    Painting - 4 hours
    VacFormer Update - 2 hours
    Visor Buck Build - 2 hours
    Torso - Mk.V [Adjusting]
    Building - 22 hours
    Modelling - 1.5 hours
    Printing - 18 hours
    Painting - 2 hours
    Shoulders/Biceps - Genadier(L) Recon(R) [Adjusting]
    Building - 7 hours
    Modelling - 1 hour
    Painting - 1 hour
    Gauntlets - Tactical [Painting]
    Building - 8 hours
    Painting - 1 hour
    Thighs- Mk.V [Adjusting]
    Building -9 hours
    Painting - 1 hour
    Shins/Boots- Mk.V [Adjusting]
    Building - 16 hours
    Painting - 2 hours
    Under Suit - [Patterning]
    M45 Tactical Shotgun [Patterned]

    Modelling - 12.5 hours
    M6G Personal Defense Weapon System [On Display Wall]
    Printing - 18 hours
    Sanding/Filling/Surface Finishing - 3 hours
    Painting - 1 hour
    Type-2 Energy Weapon [Patterned]
    Patterning - 2 hours
    Armour Ability [Surface Prep]
    Modelling - 2 hours
    Printing -21 hours

    Materials Consumed
    10mm EVA Foam - 15 2'x2' mats
    6mm EVA Foam
    2mm EVA Foam
    BSI InstaSet CA Glue - 3 bottles
    LePage Heavy Duty Contact Cement - 1 can
    Hot Glue - 120 sticks
    eSun PLA+ - ~3 1kg spools
    Sharpies - 4
    DupliColor Heavy Body Filler Primer - 2 cans
    Leak Seal Black - 3 cans
    Rustoleum 2X Canyon Black - 1 can
    Rustoleum 2X Canyon Espresso - 2 cans
    Bondo Body Filler
    Bondo Spot Putty
    LePage 5 Minute Epoxy - 2 syringes
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2018 at 8:59 PM
  2. Lieutenant Jaku

    Lieutenant Jaku

    If you're making a gravity hammer be sure to make a grif ball bomb. That way you can play it in real life (but it might hurt) :p.
  3. SI3RRA 117

    SI3RRA 117

    Awesome look forward to seeing this!!! Also, I am quite surprised the second post here wasn’t a meme haha. Figured you’d get one the infamous derailers attention for a wise guy remark.
  4. PerniciousDuke

    PerniciousDuke RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Last edited: Mar 28, 2018
  5. Spidermonkey60


    Nice! I love the Reach CQB helmet! it has that clean yet bulky look going on! very excited for this build
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  6. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

    First actual post and it's a fun one. I've been digging up armour files and everything is awesome. I forgot the joys of having patterns already being made for me and then just having to build. We're so spoiled. Anyway, that's planned for a post about scaling and that is not for today, today we start with a post about the armoury!

    Only the finest of hardware from Misriah Armory, the M45 Tactical Shotgun is where this build begins partly due to the fact that I wanted a relaxing week of 3D modeling and mostly because SHOTGUN.
    There's already an awesome model out there in the FFA series which is attributed to Martin Lee Ball, it's fantastic. I love it but where's the challenge and fun in using someone else's work and having to add features to it to make it operate the way I want it to? So as relaxation this week after work I've derped around on the computer digging up files and have logged around 7 hours in Fusion to get to where I'm at.
    M45 Tactical Shotgun v26.png
    stock.png stock1.png stock2.png handle1.png handle.png shroud.png shroud1.png

    One of the fun parts of this was integrating real world specs into the design. May I introduce you to the NATO standard STANAG 4694.
    It's dimensions are stupidly close to the reference photo scaling that I had to make this a meter long and only slightly going off scale for the height of the rail to follow the NATO spec seemed like a fun endeavour. Yes, following NATO standards seems fun to me. Being an adult is weird.

    The plan is to print this beastly thing in ~6 sections per half and create splits at logical points which can easily be hidden to reduce the joys of gap filling. The main supports will be 3/4" ID Schedule 40 PVC (OD of 1") or acrylic piping which will run the majority of the length of the shotgun while doubling as the magazine, barrel and pump action guide tube. Because I'm a freak that works with ships the majority of the piece is hollow and is designed with a series of internal ribs and frames for support that will hold the support rods in place while also having convenient channels and routing for wiring. All indicators and lamps will be lit with LEDs which I haven't quite finished the circuit design for yet but will be finishing shortly. Batteries will be able to be removed, charged and changed through a magnetic cover on the butt of the prop.
    M45 Rear Cover.png
    As you can see, slots for fasteners are left as recesses so that real ones can be installed later. I'm looking at using Chicago screws at some points that are symmetrical so that certain panels can be removed to create convenient snack holders.

    PerniciousDuke has been an excellent resource for helping me figure out which bits move and how his M45 operates with low profile drawer slides. If I'm doing a give-away in this thread too at some point, he's getting a copy of whatever it is for being awesome.

    Today I goofed off and learned to play Star Wars: Legion (which I highly recommend) but since I've got a four day weekend coming up I'll most likely bang out the last little bit of this and get it to the printer sometime next week and also get some images of a side project for Schankerz out and floating around the internets. As proof of my goofing off and showing how cool the game is, here's the game model of my favourite Star Wars ship alongside the Micro Machines Star Wars Action Fleet T-47 Airspeeder that I've had since I was 7[?]. FFG knocked these minis out of the park, the infantry are alright but the vehicles are top notch.

    SI3RRA 117 if you want more memes, simply build it and they will come. mblackwell1002 and Duke are already watching and I accidentally (not really) tagged Schankerz so we have the majority of thread derailers/memelords already assembled. We just need to attract attention of that Dirt guy.

    Duke, you're getting updates if you like it or not, I'll mail them to you if I have to.

    CQB is a way of life. Gotta look like a boss while being the first one through that threshold.
  7. Spidermonkey60


    Well if you’re going in first you always have to look fly
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  8. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

  9. PerniciousDuke

    PerniciousDuke RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Me, a derailer? Nonsense. I couldn't even get my gif to show up!

    You found 8" ones! That could work. I'm gonna tag kaween so he can check out your Shotgun plans.

    How do you even find stuff like that NATO CAD? That's pretty sweet.
  10. Schankerz


    Oh yes, we’re gonna have a hoot in here I can already tell, fun times and awesome guns/armour, what more would you want from a thread?

    We just gotta be careful not to attract the attention of some certain powerful staff members to our new hideout. I think they may have us on a tracked watch list or something so we gotta be careful...we should keep an eye on that Dirt fellow though...he’s pretty high up on the popularity ladder and could be fraternizing with the enemy...can’t trust the old fart...not yet...
  11. Lieutenant Jaku

    Lieutenant Jaku

    Good memes.

    Also fantastic work on the modeling TurboChiarzard really coming out great.
  12. Dirtdives


    You had me at SHOTGUN!!!!
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2018
  13. mblackwell1002


    heck yeah!

    But Pleasepleaseplease, design the pump mechanism correctly. There's this other model that drives me crazy...no way those shells would be pumped into the receiver.

    Your shotty is looking super dope so far. (Dope is...synonymous with "f-ing awesome")

    Good luck!
    good luck.gif
  14. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

    Duke, you're always in the thick of it and get lumped in with the rest of the crew. Congratulations on being part of the actively posting members that make up the meme team.

    Uh... Posting as an RMO and comments from an RXO, there might be some staff in the thread good sah.

    Thanks mang, taking it slow and steady to make sure everything works is a different approach and I'm digging it after the con crunch of the last couple months.

    You're the reason I chose shotgun :p

    I was running through frame by frame animations with Duke the other day and we were figuring out the mechanisms. I might make the port hinged to load in fake shells or Pez.
  15. Dirtdives


    Why aren't you listed as "Staff"?.........or at least on the homepage have you listed as staff when on line?
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  16. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

    Different levels of staff is my best guess. Duke and I are just pleb officers.
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  17. Dirtdives


    but Duke is getting top billing.....not to say he doesn't deserve it.....but if you guys are laterally equals...you deserve it as well.....
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  18. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

    I guess your wall is working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  19. Schankerz


  20. PerniciousDuke

    PerniciousDuke RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    We will fix this. Thank you for noticing and pointing out the [edit] issue regarding our newest and most bestest RMO.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2018
  21. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

    How'd I end up with such a terrible nickname?
  22. Dirtdives


    Easy there IR.....its just a name......
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  23. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

    To be honest our HvZ squad is called "The Irregulars" because of our interesting weapons and tactics.

    Akimbo rapid fire blasters only, each person has a speaker cranked with music, bright colours for maximum recognisability and only full sprint charges against hordes. If you're not playing run and gun you're not any fun.
    Image above is the time we taped a VIP to a tree and used him as bait to draw in more zombies to inflate our KDR.
    That time we decided to camp outside the zombie respawn point and taunt "ONE V ONE ME SCRUB"
    When we decided we wanted to be in a generic alt rock band.
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  24. Schankerz


    Human sacrifice eh?...

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  25. Dirtdives


    But......did any one but me catch........

    Sir PerniciousDuke, care to comment on your elevated status? How do you feel about becoming the new RXO? And what are your aspirations for the future? Inquiring Artful minds would love to sink their Fangs in to your thoughts..............

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