Operation Torolf-024

Halo 4 armor buildThanks for stumbling across this blog. I’m embarking on an attempt to build Halo 4 armor out of EVA foam and an undersuit to go along with it.

I’m on the 405th Forums as theTavernKnight. I give quick updates on how everything is going on there, but here I’ll get into more detail for people that want to really follow along and see how things are going.

To the left is roughly what I’m aiming at, though the shins and forearms might get tweaked depending on my mood. I’d love to do the Halo 4 recon helmet and torso. Currently, there’s no Pepakura files for those so I’ll wait to do those pieces last. If there’s no files made by the time I get that far I’ll have to try to do it from scratch which is a bit daunting, but not impossible.

I’m also working on an undersuit to go with this. Luckily, I have plenty of sewing experience so the undersuit won’t be too much of a problem except for the neck which I’m sure will be very much a trial & error deal so it’ll sit correctly and not slip down, yet is comfortable to wear. The undersuit will be made out of a mix of tool mesh, stretchy fabric and leather. More on this in a later post.

Also looking to create some foam weapons while I”m at it. On the roster is the Magnum, DMR and BR — my favorite loadouts. Maybe I’ll work on creating a glowing sticky while I’m at it for fun.

The fabric swatches have been ordered to finalize color/shade and material. A bunch of EVA foam sheets also ordered so I can start working on the armor once it comes in. And I’m off the the craft store to pick up some craft foam and other supplies.

That’s it for now. I’ve started drafting the undersuit pattern and worked on the torso mock up. I’ll do a post on that shortly.

–Torolf-024
theTavernKnight

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