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  1. dung0beetle's Avatar
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    Nov 27, 2007, 3:37 PM - Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #1

    I am making a few Halo 3 Costumes for some people, and I wanted to show the process. I started about an hour ago, here are the pics.



    I am using a thin, but strong cardstock that is similar to watercolor paper, but is as thin as printer paper. It is very stiff, that is why I use it.

    The pattern for this was obtained from the 3d models in the game. It was run through an unfolding program called "Pepakura", and printed.

    Stay tuned for more progress...
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    Nov 27, 2007, 4:05 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #2

    More progress...



    The final product will look something like this:

    Please note: this is not my helmet, I didn't make it, but it was made thru a similar process.
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    Nov 27, 2007, 4:18 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #3

    Wow - you have the patience of a Jedi to work on that thing!
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    Nov 27, 2007, 6:47 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #4

    That's sweet man!!

    Feel like making me one too?
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    Nov 27, 2007, 7:03 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #5

    That's awesome dude, and I'm as anti-halo as u get lol. Keep up the good work!
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    Nov 27, 2007, 7:23 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #6

    Thats sweet. I love the Halo visor's.



    Great work!!! I only wish that I can make one of those durable enough to have for a motorcycle helmet. Then all I would need is a motorcycle
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    Nov 27, 2007, 7:52 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #7

    Wow! You did a good job!
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    Nov 27, 2007, 8:06 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #8

    Nice use of the pep. program. I was working on one myself, but I just don't have the patience for all of the tiny folds and creases.

    If you decide to cast a few of these, I might be interested in a set.....yeah, I'm a lazy teenager, so what?
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    Nov 27, 2007, 10:37 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #9

    OOPS! I accidentally printed it too small !

    Gotta start over...

    My 10 year old is finishing it, I'll post pics of his progress too.

    If you want the templates for the helmet, armor, and weapons, Msg. me your email, and I'll send them to you. I also have lower poly templates for the helmet if you just want the basic shape to work off of--less cutting.
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    Nov 27, 2007, 10:43 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #10

    Quote loveless said: View Post
    Thats sweet. I love the Halo visor's.



    Great work!!! I only wish that I can make one of those durable enough to have for a motorcycle helmet. Then all I would need is a motorcycle
    It would have to be cast in polycarbonate and fiberglassed, but the visor is DOT Approved . The visors I use are motorcycle helmet visors with the gold metallic tint.

    Check this out:
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    Nov 27, 2007, 11:09 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #11

    I already have all of the files, but I'd love to get that simpleer helm model.
    I have an email addy just for public typing:
    hero_rental@hotmail.com.

    You can send it there, if you want.

    It is in .3do format, right?
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    Nov 27, 2007, 11:20 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #12

    If you could send me those files as well, that'd be great.

    crazywookieereplicas@gmail.com
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    Nov 28, 2007, 10:54 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #13

    Emails are being sent. Most of the files are in .pdo format, and can be read by Pepakura viewer. A couple of them need to be unfolded in Pepakura Designer, but the help function can tell you how to do it. Sizing can be tricky, so don't waste cardstock on it until you know what size it needs to be. The files include helmets, armor, and weapons from the games. Most of the helmets in there (I have several from the game) need to be opened up in the bottom after it is finally assembled to fit your head, so don't make it huge just to get your head in. The sizing should be somewhat relative to a motocross helmet. I suggest building one of the simplified versions in printer paper to get the size right for the complex version. I also stuck a gun from the 5th Element in there (it looks Halo-ish). I haven't quite figured out what the sizing for the armor parts should be, because Pepakura works with metric units, and I am a silly American that attended public school where the metric system is practically a footnote in the textbooks.

    The armor is not exactly accurate, but it is a good base to work off of. There are more and more detailed files becoming available all the time, so I will randomly send them to those of you who requested these as I get them.

    I can't wait to see what you guys can do with this.
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    Nov 29, 2007, 1:05 AM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #14

    I'm having trouble uploading the file to my email (i'm on dialup). You can get the files from:
    http://www.rawhiderphoto.com/Jimmy's%20stuff/download.htm

    It is odd that I can edit a website from a dialup connection, but I can't upload a file to an email.(I miss my broadband)
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    Nov 29, 2007, 10:51 AM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #15

    Very cool!
  16. Nov 29, 2007, 10:58 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #16

    Any chance I can a hold of those templates?I'm trying to do a full metal halo suit.I would really appreciate it.
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    Nov 30, 2007, 12:23 AM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #17

    Quote wickedbeard said: View Post
    Any chance I can a hold of those templates?I'm trying to do a full metal halo suit.I would really appreciate it.
    You can get the files from:
    http://www.rawhiderphoto.com/Jimmy's%20stuff/download.htm
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    Dec 1, 2007, 2:24 AM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #18

    Almost finished, only need the visor in to keep it stable. My son did a good job finishing the assembly. There are some folds that are a bit off, but that can be fixed when it is fiberglassed and bondo'ed.






    I will have pics of my helmet when it is at this stage, as I only wanted to show the process, I figure it is unnecessary to show more construction pics of the same thing.

    I found a smoother design, and will be making that one for myself.
    Last edited by dung0beetle; Dec 1, 2007 at 2:32 AM.
  19. Dec 1, 2007, 11:45 AM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #19

    ok call me stupid, but I simply cannot figure out how to open these files.I am not familiar with this application.Is there any way to open these with the windows fax and picture viewer or zip?
    This is like a foreign language, and I am not into metric.lolol
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    Dec 1, 2007, 2:53 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #20

    Did you decompress the files with winrar, or 7zip? Google winrar and download the application if your having trouble getting the files out of the halo.rar file.

    This looks awesome dung0beetle, can't wait to see how it looks with the visor installed. How long would you say it took to do the foldings?
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    Dec 1, 2007, 6:06 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #21

    http://www.rarlabs.com/ is where you download winrar to unzip the .rar files.

    I am planning on getting them onto pdf format when I have the time.
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    Dec 1, 2007, 9:37 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #22

    Here's the result of me printing the wrong scale and not noticing until it is halfway assembled.

    It works on a kid though
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    Dec 2, 2007, 9:04 AM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #23

    Are you absolutely positive that your son didn't "accidentally" resize the templates too small on purpose.

    He looks great in that helmet though, I'm sure that he'll enjoy it immensely. Awesome work!!

    Quote dung0beetle said: View Post
    Here's the result of me printing the wrong scale and not noticing until it is halfway assembled.

    It works on a kid though
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    Dec 2, 2007, 9:36 AM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #24

    [quote=Jango72;300193]Are you absolutely positive that your son didn't "accidentally" resize the templates too small on purpose.



    Qn - Ive printed these out after downloading these templates... Obviously until I start to build how do you know if they are right scale? I printed them at 100% and on some it refers to the templates not being scaled to the paper sourced at the printer?

    Long story short - should an adult lid be printed out on A3 instead of A4?
  25. Dec 2, 2007, 1:11 PM - Re: Cardboard Halo3 Gear WIP #25

    No idea how to decompress any of this.I am used to working with zip or pdf files, so I guess I am out of luck.I am not computer savvy at all.lol

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