Here is a halo-inspired work in progress that I've been playing with on-and-off for a few weeks now. I'm hoping that posting it up here will motivate me to start working on it more often.
My plan was to sculpt Master Chief jamming a plasma grenade up under a brute chieftan's jaw or chin. For anyone who doesn't know Halo, these are the big baddies in the game.
I drew a quick sketch to get an idea.
I bought some blue LEDs and plan to wire it up the armature into place at Master Chief's hand to hopefully get a plasma grenade that glows with a flick of a switch. I already have the wiring and batteries set to go when I begin building that part of the sculpt. Here is what I have so far.
I wanted to focus a bit on the under structure even though it won't be seen under all the armor later on, just for a bit of practice and so I knew the form would be correct later.
Most of the head done
The in-game theater mode has been invaluable for studying both models. I can pause a replayed film at any point, zoom in, and take shots from any angle. Hopefully he will look something like this at the end...