|Since playing the ODST game, I've preferred them over Spartans. They're highly trained Marines, and not the seemingly invincible SuperSoldier Master Chief is. Although I may add a Spartan III or IV to my list in the future.....I'm far too short for a Spartan II :P|
I considered doing an ODST a few years ago, but the project never really got off the ground. But after watching Forward Unto Dawn over the weekend, I decided it was time to take a look at an ODST again.
My current plan is to make it using the Pepakura plans that are out there. I haven't fully decided which armour variant to go for as yet, but it'll probably end up being based around a mix of Sharpshooter and CQC.
Update 26/3/15 -
Looking at weapons first. These will be shared with my "casual" ONI/ODST. Already have a potential shotgun, but always loved the BR/DMR, so working on that too.
Also started pulling together the pepakura files I need for this project, as well as costing EVA foam panels.
Not sure when I will have this finished, but aiming to have the first parts started by the end of next month.
Update 2/6/16 -
As much as this is one of my dream costumes, I haven't done any mroe work on it in the last year and a bit.
As I am currently spending as much (if not more) time behind a stall at most of the events I go to, I can't justify putting as much time and effort into this as it would take.
I will get this done one day though.....
Slight change of plans.... (Posted 21st June 2013)
After getting myself a base for a shotgun, I've decided to put more of a CQC on my ODST than a Recon.
It's kinda conflicting to be aiming for both Sniper (Long Distance Combat) and CQC (Close Quarters Combat), but I tend to play both when playing FPS and RPGs. Carrying both long range and close rage weapons gives me a nice all-rounder quality :D
Pepakura Files (Posted 9th June 2013)
I spent the bulk of Thursday evening downloading the various Pepakura files I'm going to need for this build.
I think I'm going to build the Halo 3 version first, and maybe do a Halo 2 build at a later date.
The fun thing with this costume is that there are so many versions, I could probably get away with a mix-and-match between the 2 & 3 types