This page is to document ideas on how one might go about creating an affordable, accurate, wearable, Halo 3 marine based upon the video game itself.
Halo 3 Marine Pep files are located on the Pepakura File Index.
|Normal techniques should suffice here- custom model, Pepakura, cardstock model, resin,
fiberglass, bondo and smoothing, then silicon mold and urethane-cast copies.
Back and ShouldersEdit
The chest and shoulders should be one unit, the chest two molded pieces with a fabric lining, and the shoulder pieces attached to a thick fabric base which is dropped from the shoulders of the chest.
Elbows can be plates build via model-pep-bondo-molding, and attached to normal elbow pads.
The Battle Dress uniforms (BDUs) worn by marines appear differently depending upon the lighting levels applied to them. One word of warning though, the colors shown in the images on this page have been lightened for clarity and don't reflect the shades as they appear in those areas of the game. A more canon source might be printed graphic materials such as the images found in the Halo 3 Stategy Guide.
If you belong to a group/club where people already have marine uniforms it might be a better idea to match what they're using for the sake of consistency. WETA used heavily faded New Zealand DPM pattern for their marines which is similar to British DPM. The British Pattern is more widely available internationally. There is also a 2 colour desert variant that does not require fading but lacks any green.
In Halo 3, there are variations in the way the Marine uniforms appear, but they use the same components otherwise:
- Some appear with hats on, or without helmet or hat entirely.
- Some have helmets with yellow-tinted visors and a head microphone.
- Some appear without shoulder armor.
- Some have pouches on their chests, and/or waists, others don't.
- Some carry a communications backpack, complete with a phone (one per squad, maximum)
- Some have on a Naval Pilot helmet and Chest Plate overlay on over their chest armor (only as pilots)
|Forget something soldier? This one has no shoulder armor.||Call for Air Support? or your mom when it's time to pick you up?|