Tutorial Index

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Tutorial Index


Who can make a Tutorial?
A: Anyone

How do I make a tutorial?
A: Create a thread in any part of the forum you think your tutorial pertains to such as Costume, Props, Soft Parts etc.

How do I get the tutorial in the Tutorial Section?

A: start a conversation with me or any staff member, explain you would like to submit your tutorial and include a link to it. If it meets the criteria it will be moved to the new subforum and added to the list

Criteria:
1. Must have unblurry, unbroken photos or video.
2. Uncovered topic or unique technique written to teach, not just show.
3. Three or more member posts within the tutorial thread saying they found it helpful and/or well written.




Table of Contents

1. Research
Selection​
Finding Armor Files (needed)
Software​
Armorsmith (needed)
Scaling​

2. Construction
Softparts​
Pep Method​
Foam Method​
3d Print Method​
Selecting the right printer (needed)
Assembling a print (needed)
Casting Method​
Other Methods​
Weapons/Props​

3. Detailing
Visor​
Painting​
Electronics​
Fitting​
Armor Strapping (needed)
Repair​

4. Non-Costume Tutorials
All​
Forum Navigation (needed)






1. Research

  • Selection
Selection (Character to Build) - PerniciousDuke
Selecting Your Character (guide)

  • Software
Software (Pepakura Designer) – FrozenSnot
ZIP file in Armory

Software (Pepakura Unfolding PDO) – Satchmo III
Unfold tutorial (Satchmo III)

Software (Pepakura + Silloutte Cameo) – RobotChicken
Silhouette Cameo Pepakura Video Tutorial by RobotChicken

  • Scaling
Scaling (Mk VI) - HaloGoddess
HaloGoddess' "How To Scale" and More Tutorial

Scaling (Methods 1, 2 & 3) – Xtreme TACTICS 101
How to Scale Your Armour- Tutorial V.2

Scaling (Digital Overlay) - SpitFire22V
Tutorial: Simple Armor Scaling

Scaling (DuckTape Dummy) - Bamabat
Duct Tape Dummy Tutorial




2. Construction

  • Soft Parts
Soft Parts (Buying Guide) - TJ Wanderer
Resource Thread - Gloves, Boots, Compression Shirts & Pants, and More

Soft Parts (Neck Seal) - gmflex
Easy hex pattern neck seal based on Blue Realm pattern

Soft Parts (Basic Sewing Setup) - FANGS
Sewing Tutorial #1 - Basic Set up for Most Sewing Projects

  • Pepakura Method
Pep Method (Safety Guide) - Sean Bradley
The Complete Respirator and Safety Guide

Pep Method (Supply Guide) – Ithica
Complete Noob List

Pep Method (Fiberglass & Resin) – jaysmith
My Resin And Fiberglass Tutorial

Pep Method (Resin, Rondo and Bondo) - Cereal Killer
CEREAL'S - Making Master Chief - ** A Step By Step Tutorial (My Way) **

Pep Method (Smoothing) - Sigma LS
https://405th.com/forums/threads/extra-tricks-for-smoothing-and-detailing.11856/

Pep Method (Overview) - Spitfire22V
All-In-One New Member Introduction Guide

  • Foam Method
Foam (Supply Guide) - WanderTJ
[FOAM] [GUIDE] List of Options for Supplies, Tools, and Methods Used for Foam Builds

Foam (General/Suit) - CommandoTNT
Helioskrill Foam Armor Build Tutorial! (Pics included!)

Foam (Techniques) - drack
Foam Technique Tutorials

Foam (Shoulder) - EVAkura
Detailed construction tutorial: FOAM H4 MC Shoulder Armor (NEW template! File within)

Foam (H4 Bicep) - EVAkura
Detailed construction tutorial: Halo 4 MK VII Foam Biceps (file in the 405th db)

Foam (Reach Bicep) - EVAkura
Detailed construction tutorial: Reach Foam Biceps [Shoulder] (file in the 405th db)

Foam (Boots) – Calladar
Reach Boot Foam tutorial by calladar

Foam (Sealing & Painting) - mawrTRON
The mawrTRON Procedure™ - Water Based Paint Tutorial

  • 3d Printing Method
3d Print (Printable File Index) - TurboCharizard
Free 3D Model Index

3d Print (Smoothing PLA) - EVAkura
Smoothing Saturation Lines in PLA 3d Prints (evakura tutorial)

  • Casting Method
Casting (Sculpt and Mold) – Trooper Cooper
Master Cheeze Sculpting/molding/casting Tutorial

Casting (Sculpt and Mold) – XRobots
Tutorial: Sculpt In Clay And Make A Rigid Piece The Same

Casting (Glove Mold) – Blackula727
Tutorial: How to make a glove mold

Casting (Mold Making) – Adam
Mold Making Tutorial

  • Other Methods
Other (Worbala on top of Pepakura) – Nephtis
Worbla on Pepakura (foam free) Tutorial

  • Weapons and Props
Weapons/Props (Grenades) - bikiker
How to Make Halo Thermal Grenades/Canisters




3. Detailing

  • Visor
Visor (Motorcycle) – Blackula727
Tutorial: Install & Detail your visor

Visor (ODST) – Hugh Holder
Tutorial: ODST Visors (and other useful info)

Visor (Hex Pattern) - Jme
Super Inexpensive Hex-Pattern Visor Tutorial

Visor (Cheap) - Silvabullet
Silvabullet's cheap visor alternative tutorial guide type thing

Visor (Dual Layer) – Sean Bradley
Dual Layer Visor Mini-Tutorial

Visor (Painting) – Redshirt
Tutorial: Make & Paint Your Own See-through Visor

  • Painting
Painting (General/Helmets) - Privateer
Helmet Painting 101 Privateer Style

Painting (Quick and Easy) - Adam
Painting Technique - Version 2

Painting (Intermediate/Spray Paint) – harican89
Spraypaint Tutorial for your own HALO Armour. for noobs AND skilled user

Painting (Shading) - marshon
Tutorial: Painting systems for realistic results

Painting (Weathering) - mblackwell1002
mblackwell's fast, cheap, and informal guide to weathering props

Painting (Printed Decals) - PerniciousDuke
Tutorial: Weapon and Amor Decals (no high tech equiptment needed!)

  • Electronics
Electronics (Lights) – Sir Ken
Tutorial for .99¢ LED flashlight wiring.

Electronics (Energy Sword Lights) – thatdecade
Energy Sword Tutorial

  • Fitting
Fitting (Strapping) - DogWizard (images broken, but it is the only Fitting Tut)
Armor Strapping 101

  • Repair
Repair (Cosplay Repair Kit) - SgtSkittle117
Cosplay Repair Kit




4. Non-Costume Tutorials


Bio Cards (Halo 4/5) – WandererTJ

[TUTORIAL] Personalized Halo 4 UNSC Bio Cards (Image Editing)

Forum (Halo Online Gaming) - PerniciousDuke
How Do I Join a Game Night










*Disclaimer - I am not the creator of these tutorials so please do not ask questions on this page. Tutorials never die so you can post in the original threads ...But know, some tutorials are very old and you may never get a response from the original poster (OP)*
 
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PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
*Space reserved for more content*


If you find any of the methods discussed to be outdated, please let me know and I may remove it from the list.
 

Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
It would be great if this index could be sent to any new member once they joined......it would save a lot of time and point people in the right direction right out of the gate......this latest rendition of "what to do first" is great. It should be stuck as well.
 
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PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Connor C they are just for fun. Some people like to create backstories for their cosplayers and some members liked this as a visual representation of that. Maybe something they could share on social media. I like the idea as well and think it would be fun to incorporate more.
 

PugLife

New Member
This isn't a tutorial but more of a question. But I'm completely new to this and wouldn't know what software/program would be good for creating a layout and design. And of course what is a good but affordable 3D printer and etc. I was just looking for a push in the right direction. Thank you!!
 

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Hi PugLife usually what happens is people post that question on an active 3d printed build thread, which you can find here. Halo 3D Modeling If after reading through other projects and threads without finding an answer then you should make a thread there outlining what you hope to do and I'm sure people will chime in.

As with any build it will require lots of reading and watching of videos, but it is worth it. :) The push in the right direction is this forum! Most of the questions you have will have been asked and answered right here. Happy building.
 

PugLife

New Member
Hi PugLife usually what happens is people post that question on an active 3d printed build thread, which you can find here. Halo 3D Modeling If after reading through other projects and threads without finding an answer then you should make a thread there outlining what you hope to do and I'm sure people will chime in.

As with any build it will require lots of reading and watching of videos, but it is worth it. :) The push in the right direction is this forum! Most of the questions you have will have been asked and answered right here. Happy building.
Thank You very much, once again still new at this so it will taken time for me to get the hang of things lol
 

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Changes are coming to the tutorial section in the coming week. I'd like to stretch my legs in this new sub forum.

If you notice anything unusual, such as a thread that should not be in the tutorial section, rest assured it will be fixed shortly.
 

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
*UPDATE*

  • Edited order and structure of Tutorial Index to better suit the flow of building.

  • Added Table of Contents for ease of use.

  • Added tutorial titles to Table of Contents for tutorials that are needed.


Added the following Tutorials:

Selection (Character to Build) - PerniciousDuke

Selecting Your Character (guide)

3d Print (Printable File Index) - TurboCharizard
Free 3D Model Index

3d Print (Smoothing PLA) - EVAkura
Smoothing Saturation Lines in PLA 3d Prints (evakura tutorial)

Repair (Cosplay Repair Kit) - SgtSkittle117
Cosplay Repair Kit
 
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SquishyShoes

Well-Known Member
Hey Duke, I d'nt know if it's a problem for others, but the last three out of four links you posted hyperlink to https://true rather than the actual link. I only checked one in the main post, but it had the same hyperlink as well. Copying the link text url into a new tab will go straight to the post still though.
 

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Hey Duke, I d'nt know if it's a problem for others, but the last three out of four links you posted hyperlink to https://true rather than the actual link. I only checked one in the main post, but it had the same hyperlink as well. Copying the link text url into a new tab will go straight to the post still though.
Thank you Squishy! I'm not sure what happened, but I fixed it and will keep an eye on it.
 
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