Halo Armor Build: Spartan Kelly 087

It has been way too long since I last did a post. Social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram make it easy to forget to do this. However, with that said, I’m back, and I’m going to try and get back into this blog.

Today I’m starting work on building Laura’s Spartan armor based on Spartan Kelly-087. I’m using a new program call Armorsmith Designer to help scale the armor pieces, so they will fit her right. At least that’s how the program is supposed to work. We’ll find out soon. Check out the video below.

 

There are a few parts I’m planning on 3D printing: gloves and upper armor. Though, speaking of upper armor, I’m still up in the air as to whether or not I put them on correctly. The picture show how they’re on the mannequin.

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They look right especially when compared to a really nice high-res picture I found.

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You can see the detail in the upper arm plates that is missing from the model I’m using which is why I’m going to see about 3D printing them.

That’s the only update for now. I’m shooting to make some kind of progress on this each week, so I’ll be sure to add a post at least once a week. The other reason I’m shooting to make progress on this armor every week is that we’re shooting to have this done by Questcon, which is the end of October. Let’s see if we can do it.

Acquisitions Mandalorian Build Log: Planning

I’ve been horrible at maintaining this blog, and I say that each time I get back into it I’ll be better. That always seems to fail. However, I now have an idea to help me with this, and that’s with build logs. As my first I’m starting with my Mandalorian build.

Thanks to the peer presure of Eitanya Designs I’ve decided to make the jump inot making a Mandalorian kit. There seems to be a level of creativity you get with a Mandalorian build that you don’t seem to get with any other Star Wars costume; however, there is also still a structure and level of standard. As such, the Mandalorian Mercs have brigades, which is basically different classes or specializations of Mandalorians. The one I’m decided on is the Acquisitions Specialists. To put it bluntly, they’re thieves, cat burglars, and hackers.

The out line for the costume is light armor, sleek over feel, and muted colors. I went ahead and done up a basic sketch of my character. I’m no sketch artist, so cut me some slack.

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The design will probably change, but basically, I’m hoping to portray an urban thief. Most of the fabric will be snug fit, so as to no get caught on things. However, the hooded jacket thing is to help conceal the look of a Mandalorian. The color pallet I’m shooting for is a drab grey pallet: grey green, grey brown, etc. Thanks to Eitanya I’ve already got my armor ready.

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The helmet I’ve picked out is the NME Props Mandalorian Stalker sans the range finder. This helmet I think embodies the idea of a sleek thief’s helmet.

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Finally, one of the interesting requirements for the costume is some kind of climbing harness/gear. The challenge of getting a costume accepted in the Mandalorian Mercs is that it can’t look to “Earthy”. The idea I have for my climbing harness is basically. the 3D Maneuvering Gear from Attack on Titan.

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The more I thought about this the more I felt it would fit and be a epic thing to watch. Imagine a Mandalorian zipping through a place like Coruscant like Spider-Man with this thing. The challenge though is making it and incorporating it into the costume as a whole. I know I won’t have the big drum/keg thing, but there are some challenges.

 

That’s what I’ve got planned for my Mandalorian. Let me know what you think.