idk if this should be in the "prop" section since it WAS a prop but is now a costume, kind of.
so this was one of my first ever projects about 5 years ago, i think, i dont really remember when i started tearing this apart. i got the helmet with legendary ed halo from best buy many years ago for $35. they had a bunch left over from (whenever 3 came out) and the product floor manager guy just wanted to get rid of them, i was poor then and threw my last 35 bucks to buy it, knowing they were still going $100+, so i couldnt afford to buy them all even though this was the greatest sale price ever.
im the kind of person that if i dont like something, i have to change it. im sort of a collector, i have a bunch of clone trooper figures and hot wheels, but i didnt really care about the "super rare yet everybody and their mom has one" halo helmet. needless to say im the only one in my neighborhood, probably state, that freely felt the need to rip apart a $100 piece of plastic, tossing out every ounce of value and collectability.
i know there has been others, youtube i think once, 405th i know there was a guy, that also made their helmets wearable, but heres mine. i painted it white cuz all my halo in-game models i always made white, and black visor because i didnt like the orange gold and wanted to be different, but now i feel better about making it black because you can have black visors in halo Reach, so it almost makes sense these years later.
i painted the detail pieces (nose, light things, things on the side of the visors) grey because i had no color coordination back then, but it does make it look like a stormtrooper and also back then i was stupid and didnt even put on any primer so the white would flake off in places, as you can see by the visible stack metallic green they used. so i thought no big deal, ill just paint those silver and have like battle damage, but i never got around to it, and threw this in the closet.
why im posting this now? after i finish my stormtrooper armor ill get back to this project. resand, lay some primer, actual good paint, battle damage, all the skills ive gained while this sat in the dust. anyway...