Been a member here for years, but I don't think I've ever posted a costume build here. So... fixing that omission now.
I received this ODST kit from Sean Bradley back in 2010. I worked on the helmet first and then the build stalled.
Since Halo 4 was coming out in November ( and it was August when I got the idea again...) I decided to try and get this done for Halo-ween (failed) at the earliest, Halo 4 game launch at the latest (succeeded).
Sherman, set the way-back machine for 2010...
The kit is vaccuformed out of black ABS plastic.
The helmet is resin cast.
So far (keep in mind it's 2010...) I've...
-Cleaned up the helmet, sanded the rear seams, cut & trimmed the visor hole and cut two "vent holes" for the rear of the helmet.
-Rough trimmed the Smoke colored interior visor and marked the blue "exterior" visor for placement/trimming purposes.
-Sanded and cleaned up the armor interior.
- Resin reenforced about half the armor parts. Got the helmet about 90% done with painting.
Did a couple coats of black primer...
Them painted a coat (and a half) of silver on the helmet and
a clear coat as well. Added resin to the armor interior. A couple
pieces have two coats, but most still need a second coat.
About half the pieces have one coat right now.
I also augered out the cheek "vents" on the helmet...
And added vents to the back. Should help with overheating.
I think I'm going to go with an OD Green stripe on top. I may take a hammer and bust the visor on the left side.
Haven't completely decided if I'm going to go that psycho or not yet.
I'm thinking my ODST "Character" has taken a severe blow to the head.
Beam Rifle or Gravity Hammer... I haven't decided yet.
Last week got a couple coats of gunmetal on the helmet. For the helmet AND
the armor I used Duplicolor brand Gunmetal. It is the color that most closely
matches the in-game coloring of the armor. None of that crappy neon-yellow
armor stuff in the ODST!
"All" that's left to do is:
-Add color stripe on dome.
-Add "damage" (Boom! Headshot!)
-Add mesh to front and rear vent holes.
-Mount exterior and interior visors.
And then get back to working on the actual armor.