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Spartan McCloud: Studies by Tekka-Croe Spartan McCloud: Studies by Tekka-Croe
Further development on one of the Spartan-IVs for the Halo story which I've been working to bring up-to-date with Halo 4.

For reference, my initial illustration can be seen here: [link]

I've refined the design of my custom leg armor, and done a more detailed sketch of the back-mounted thruster units. I've also decided to use a less Reach-looking color scheme. It looked great on the Mk-Vb armor, but no so much on the new Gen-2 armor. I'll be using this as the basis for a more refined reference down the road.

Torso- Recruit (Modified)
Helmet- ODST
Shoulders- Air Assault/VERGE
Forearms- XV-27 Shifting (Modified)
Legs- ??? (Presently unnamed variant)

Bonus: I also included the full version of Spartan McCloud out of her armor, which I had cropped down for that initial preview image.

Spartan Reina McCloud is pretty obviously an adaption of my OC, Reina Cloude ([link]), but several years older, and about a foot taller.

Mesh texture from :iconsed-rah-stock:

Halo (c) Microsoft, 343i

Spartan McCloud, custom armor components, artwork (c) :icontekka-croe:
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:icongat-x139:
I am tempted to make a Starfox reference, but I will not
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the surgery scares me
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Lanc3rZ3r0 May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The custom Spartan armor I envision for my fan character has, instead of having two "wings" behind the shoulders, has a single "fin" between the shoulder blades with weapons hardpoints on either side. it is meant to look like a standard holder if he were ever to be actually physically running a flag into battle (think Samurai armor with the flag on the back)

I really like this though.
in Halo 4 I use
Pioneer head
Pioneer shoulders
Gungnir chest
Form Fitting legs
and I forget what wrist i use...
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izzy-the-hedgehog Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi, i have a question I'd kinda like answered.

I've been trying to put a very official feeling spartan uniform together, and all I've really seen and heard about from the halo series, are these cargo type pants and UNSC T-shirt.

my question is, what is an official uniform?
for a spartan to wear at a formal event, for example, when chief met up with Lord Hood in halo 2, and he was wearing his armor, what would he have worn if not his armor?
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Tekka-Croe Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
In the original Halo trilogy, Spartan dress uniform would probably be more or less identical to Navy dress uniform, since the Spartans at the time were considered Naval personnel. In Halo 4, the Spartans have become their own branch of the UNSC military, so they'd probably have their own dress uniform. If I had to design it, I'd have it be modeled after the UNSC Marine dress uniform, but with black as its overall color.
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izzy-the-hedgehog Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like these black ones?

[link]

and, what would be appropriate to put this patch on?

[link]
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Tekka-Croe Apr 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes, something like that, though I would give it a bit less ornamentation (I expect Spartans to be, well... "spartan" in appearance).

As for the patch, it depends on which Spartans your putting this uniform on. If they're Spartan-IIs, then the patch you linked to would be correct. I'm unsure if the Spartan-III and Spartan-IV programs have official patches, so in those cases you'd just have to make up your own patches.
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T-blan Mar 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Freaking sweeeeet
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Sniper0092 Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very nice.
Question: Could I draw her?
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D-04 Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its very nice!!!
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