HALO 2 Master Chief Armor: Belt and Guns!
All the belt pieces were simple box construction.
The belt itself was a $1 leather belt from a thrift store. I added a plastic buckle behind the belt buckle plate and heat curved the rest of the belt plates.
All plates were pop riveted to the leather belt. The boxes started out with snaps to attach them to the belt, but as I was building this for Halloween, I needed to attach them more securely. I used zip ties to make them impervious to drunken Yahoos.
The twin machine pistols needed to be light so I could attach them to the thighs. I used regular shelving pine to cut out the frame halves.
I wanted to have lights and sound for the guns so I bought two cheap ($5) toy space guns and stripped out the electronics.
Unfortunately the 2" speaker and the 3 "AA" battery compartments were too big for this gun. I replaced them with 1" speakers and a 2 "AAA" battery compartment.
I started shaping the gun frame and detached the butt plate from the gun. Had I more time I would have made the stock extend...Oh well.
I used my router and carved out room for the electronics. All light bulbs (5 or 6) were crammed in the barrel, the speaker sat behind two vents on the right side and the batteries were place in the butt.
The halves were glued together, some more putty and sanding and the front grip was formed.
Here is the final pistol. I used small round head nails for the studs on the grips, the front grip swivels up or down and the sights were made from styrene.
Here you can see the cell phone swivel I used to "holster" it to the thighs.
Not a lot of light but in the dark and with its multiple flashing bulbs it makes for a nice "muzzle flash".
The sad thing is that I wasn't able to take my guns into any of the Halloween parties I went to! Honestly I'm surprised it took so long for this to happen...you can't take a gun into a bar the other 364 days. Still, it sucks!