Starting things off will be the first project I created that truly ventured into the realm of prop making. This is the firs project where I ever attempted sculpting and molding back in 2009 while actively participating in a halo costuming forum known as the 405th. It was a great learning experience and really opened the door for an entirely new obsession.
The sculpt was created over the course of a few months refining details and getting sizing right with a dozen reference photos. After that came molding, which was both exciting and terrifying. There is something about spending upwards of two hundred dollars on supplies for a process you’ve never tried before, and hoping you get it right on the first try that can be a little nerve racking. Luckily it went smoothly and sucked me into the world of prop making forever.
Here you can see the resulting casts from the mold. I didn’t always stop to take photos while I worked on projects, though that is something I will clearly have to change.
I customized a motorcycle visor to fit inside the helmet, gave it a nice paint job, and proceeded to prance around in it (the guns sadly are not my own creation). Ignore the reflections of my lighting setup in every shot.
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