Paracord “Master Chief” wristband

So I’ve been wanting one of these for the LONGEST. My wife finally decided she’d get the supplies to make some and asked if I wanted any specific colors.

I asked about a dark olive green and copper. The store had the first, but didn’t have copper. It did have yellow gold instead. Works for me!

So I went about making my first ever paracord wristband. I named it Master Chief for obvious reasons. Yes, I MADE THIS!

The know I used is called dragon’s claw. You can see that in all the pics, but I think best in the one that has the band at length below.Paracord Master Chief 1 length

What’s cool is that there is a different pattern on the reverse (inside here) side. So you can wear it inside out if you like. I really like the dragon’s claw look though, so I’m keeping it like that.Paracord Master Chief 2 round

And here’s my hairy wrist demonstrating the band being worn.Paracord Master Chief 3 wearing

Now, I know it’s not perfect. It is my first time after all…..

Anyway, I did start one out but didn’t like how the knots were looking. So I untied it and started over. I used 550 Paracord with a black swivel clip.The second time around not only did this get easier but I also was getting faster and paid much more attention to the tightness of the knots. It took about 1- 1 1/2 hours to make this. That’ might seem long, but again, first time for me.

I had so much fun making this that I’m going to make more Halo themed paracord wristbands. I’ll even make them with different kinds of knots so they will be unique from one another.

Hmm…might even start an etsy page for these?? I guess that will depend on demand. At any rate, I’m enjoying them for myself!

Fan Made Didact Helmets for sale!

My friend, Keith Muelas makes Halo masks. When I saw he was in need of funds and was selling DIdact masks, I knew I had to help him out and post an article here!

I make all of my Didact Helmets. They are made out of Smooth Cast 320 which is a two-part urethan resin plastic. Raw castings are $80 shipped, while Complete Castings are $200 shipped.

Raw Castings will need to be cleaned up, sanded, painted, and have visors installed. They are simply just raw castings straight out of the mold.Didact RAW mask Keith Muelas

Complete castings are padded on the inside, ready to wear as soon as it is received.Didact Finished mask Keith Muelas

I have them available for purchase on Etsy here:
However, they are at an increased price due to the Etsy fees. If anyone is looking to take advantage of the lower cost point, I take payments through Paypal and can be contacted at
– Keith Muelas

These are works of art folks. That I know of, there isn’t an official license Didact helmet out there. This is the closest you’re going to come to one and they are beautiful! Help yourself and Keith out by getting one. And of course, let me know if you do. I’d be happy to share pics of you with yours on the blog.

Fan Made Pillar of Autumn made from Mega Bloks!

I saw this via twitter and knew I had to share this. Pics are unedited and used with permission by Dylan (and Tyler) Crossman the builder of the model. Any text added after this is his description, unless of course I use my “HFFL:” tag for it.

Hey guys i’m back with a MONSTER custom-Pillar of Autumn, this time, made out of 90% Mega bloks (10% was from the 2 big thruster I have to craft in cardboard and bucket

Pillar of Autumn was one of most well known ship in halo history and it also had one of the most important role. Back in 2014, Timmega made a poll on what signature series should they made, PoA was one of them but lost to a scarab by 100 votes and it got either 200-300 votes
Pillar of Autumn was one of the ship that I’ve been Waiting for from at least Goodwill Hunter and Carbon from Spartan bloks but since I never seen it from them, I went to give it a try
That build became the biggest, Best,harddest,most fragile, most challenging build me and Tyler (Halo Zone 24/ Zelot2468 ) ever accomplished
It took me 3 attempt to final made it (1 last year, 1 at 1 month ago and one about 3-4 weeks ago) When I made the 1st attempt, I lost interest and move on to Heavy Cruiser. 2nd time I got frustrated because it kept tipping over and crash. At my 3rd time, I decide to split to 5 parts and make it where I have to be connected by 2 clip-on pegs on sets like warthog and it WORK (Like others said:3 times the charm)


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[Mitake machine] Halo 5 Forge Map

I saw this via a Facebook post from the Halo Podcast Evolved group. HAD to repost it here!

That is some MIGHTY scripting there!

Here is the description from Youtube:
This map was made in Forge mode of HALO 5.
BLUE (one person) must steer the machine to fight with the RED .
Two cores are in one arm.There are four cores in total. Visor breaks when all cores are broken.
Destroy the core in the helmet (or destroy the core top of the head when the machine falls down) Red can fight with the driver. Defeat!

Wow, I have to really try this out! Looks VERY menacing!

Halo 3’s final mission “Halo” built in Halo 5’s Forge!

Okay, this isn’t 100% accurate, but it’s still pretty dog-gone good!

This just goes to show you what CAN be done in Halo 5’s Forge. And this is actually pretty basic with regards to design.

The shaking effect was created by using the earthquake filter. That really helps to sell the video!

This was made by xXBarthXx. If you’d like to download this for yourself, go here!

Halo 5 Forged map: Jumbo Jet

I saw a link to this via Twitter and had to share this here.

Okay, so it may have been taken form a different game, but still looks like fun to play. Not Halo enough, huh? Well, if the outside were changed to look like the spacecraft from Reach that was shot down, that would fit in perfectly. I believe this can be done with this map. Anyone up to the challenge??

Neca Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet Review

This review comes to us via HaloFanForLife friend, Mario or rather Marioucche.

Give it a watch. He compares this with the Halo 3 Legendary Helmet and the Master Chief costume helmet from last year.

Mario, I hear ya man. I’m too short to wear something like this, but you bet I’d own it if I could afford it. Hmmm, instead of just using it as a display piece, why not wear it while playing Halo? LOL. In any event, it looks great!!!