Commando Helmet: Halo Reach
Updated: Mar 7
If you are want to serve as the new leader of Noble team, you are going to need your very own Commando Helmet, ready to customize as you see fit!
This helmet was my most recent design commission and turned out to be quite a bit more challenging than I'd thought it be. The original geometry of this helmet makes even less sense than most other helmets, but with a few tricks of my own, I was able to make the most customizable and easy to assemble helmet to date.
Build your own Helmet
This helmet comes with 4 separate attachments as well as an easy-change visor system that will allow you to mix and match different helmet configurations on the fly. Every part of this helmet is sliced in a way that there are no seams to be filled and sanded. Each small detail and panel are printed separately to allow for easy painting/decal application so that you can mix and match different color combos/camos before committing to a final color scheme. All the pieces fit together like a 3D puzzle that has come to be my signature style with these multi-part builds
To see all of the attachments, as well as a closer look at the Commando helmet as a whole, you can download a demo version of the model as well as all my other models below
Easy-Change Visor System.
The face plate of the design comes with a smooth rectangular groove that allows you to slide in any flexible rectangular sheet to act as your visor. Once the faceplate slides into the main bucket of the helmet, the visor will be locked in place, no glue or tape required.
I utilized a flexible mirrored sheet to act as my visor. After the success of this slide-in design for my previous EOD helmet design, I decided to use it for this helmet as well.
Wide Attachment Selection
This helmet features the standard HUL attachments, the HUL variant of that attachment that comes with the standard Commando helmet, the CNM attachment and some extra cat ears that I added for fun :)
All the side helmet attachments attach using side rods that attach through a side plate. There are two options for the side plate, one that contains holes to accommodate the attachment rods and one without.
That Cat Ears replace the top clips on the Commando helmet and are inspired by the Cat Ear attachments from Halo Infinite
Since my initial release of the helmet, I have had several requests to include the UA visor attachment. I finally got around to crafting that free upgrade for everyone who had previously purchased the Commando Helmet. Additionally, I thought to myself why stop at one UA attachment? I added an option to include a UA visor with additional UA attachment, because one can never be too tacticool.
The new UA visor is perfectly interchangeable with the original brim.
Magnetic Neck Assembly
The back of the neck is attached with 10x3mm disk magnets so that the users head can be inserted before closing the helmet itself. This allows the helmet to be a much more reasonable size as the user doesn't have to try and slip their head past the Commando's narrow throat.
The helmet as-is has a 610mm neck circumference and a 678mm forehead circumference. So you can use those dimensions to determine whether the helmet as-is will fit or if you need to scale to your head.
I have recently added the CBRN in conjnction the magnetic assembly update. The CBRN attaches to a unique set of mouth vents that utilize 20mm disk magnets. The Cannisters themselves also screw in to the helmet
Here is an assembly video of the whole helmet put together.
The helmet came out pretty large due to me using the game accurate throat dimensions. I have since tweaked a few things about the prototype to make for a better product (removed unnecessary pegs, widened the throat, etc.)
When I do return to this product to finish it, I may sell it to a much taller person than I or keep it as a "Spartan-Sized" replica.
If you are looking to create you own models like this one feel free to checkout all of my tutorials on 3D modeling and prop making techniques.
If you are looking to purchase the model so that you can print your own you can find it in the store.
Lastly, make sure to check back in every once in a while to see what I've been working on
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