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Halo Needler Assembled

For those that don't recognize it, this is the Needler, a Covenant weapon from the PC and Xbox series, Halo! There’s more info on the wiki page if you're really interested. Specifically, this is the Halo 1 model, but not too much changes about it throughout the series except the level of detail (and being dual-wieldable in Halo 2!) and overall size.

I've had this sitting in my incomplete folder for over a year and a half now, and with the lull I've had since finishing the Combat Shotgun, I decided to wade through that mess and see if there was anything worth salvaging. Honestly, this was more work than I was expecting it to be, I really made a mess with the geometry way back when, and putting a model together on this scale was a bit interesting at times. Eh, it was totally worth it.

I was a little torn on how to handle the needles on it. In the 1st person view, they look like a dark-purple-ish blue, but in the 3rd person, they’re a very bright pink, so I tried to find a middle ground… they came out a lot darker once I printed them though, so I guess I should have made them a good bit brighter. Oh well!

The final build came out to be ~2' 2" (~66 cm) long, ~8.5" (~22 cm) wide, and ~2' (~60 cm) tall. This actually is life-sized, honest! I took the dimensions from the halo wiki itself. Look at this picture of Capt. Keyes with one if you don't believe me, the thing is the size of his torso! Not to mention I'm only like 5'6" to begin with... As per usual, it's made entirely of plain copy paper, no cardstock included. If anyone tried building one, I would suggest cardstock for at least the inner handle if nothing else. Hmm, I think that’s it...

Oh god, I hope I’m not developing a gun fetish with all the models I’ve done lately...

> PDF of Pieces

> PePaKuRa PDO file

This is part of a series:
Activation Index
Master Chief
Halo Ringworld

Fear the pink mist...

-=. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -=
=- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .=-
-=. . .Piece . . Not. . .Getting. . . . . . . .Holy. . -=
=- . .o' Cake . .Bad. . . There. . . Gahh. . .Crap!. .=-
-=. . . .1--------2--------3--------4--------5. . . -=
=- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ./\ . . . . . . . .=-
-= . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-=

Have you built this or one of my other models? Feel free to let me know how hard you thought they were!
Image details
Image size
2226x2000px 2.71 MB
Canon PowerShot SD750
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 21, 2009, 8:32:25 PM
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Zap717's avatar
Cool, it works!
jrkkauo's avatar
The halo ce needler is always the best needler of all halo games. nice job making this.
billybob884's avatar
especially dual-wielded in H2 ;)
Odolwa5432's avatar
This is a truly amazing papercraft!I have plans on building this! tell me, what piece did you close it on? And what thickness is your paper?
billybob884's avatar
Mmmm its been a few years... I think I closed it somewhere inside where the handle is. For this I used plain copy paper, it's thinner so it helped give it a smoother appearance.
AzureFlameGod86's avatar
People should sell these things on Ebay! Lovely prop by the way. I want to try and make a Halo Reah Needler someday. :D
Tehalozninja's avatar
sorry, me being stupid, i found the download button.
Tehalozninja's avatar
where the hell is the pep file!??!?!?!?!
billybob884's avatar
...linked in the description?
jacfalcon's avatar
It is now hanging, completed, on my wall. It's pretty cool, though it needs some major revamps for structural integrity. It is one of the poorer papercrafts I have assembled in that regard.
billybob884's avatar
i'd love to see pics!
jacfalcon's avatar
Here's one of my family with my papercraft guns. My mom's got the needler, which is a bit beat up from transportation. [link]
billybob884's avatar
Hah! Looks great!
jacfalcon's avatar
Thanks! Sadly, the thing falls apart and gets crushed all the time.
billybob884's avatar
yea, mine suffered the same fate during my move senior year...
Virtual-Aidz's avatar
I'm making this at the moment :P

I made quite a few papercrafts through the time, this is the hardest one so far (due to the size making it extreamly hard to work with only 2 hands!)

Putting the ammo on there now, and hoping to finish the front tonight (which is gonna be the hard part!)
katsbestfriend12's avatar
little to big dont ya think?
billybob884's avatar
that's a close approximation to life-sized for the halo 1 model; they're friggen huge compared to regular humans (i'm also short...)
katsbestfriend12's avatar
oh im usted to the halo 3 needler but i did play the halo 1 with the needler ( i didnt like it) and i is larger (so am i im in 8th and im 5'2'')
shirahitsugaya1031's avatar
OMG its a halo nerds dream!
lynxrush's avatar
Love the board in the background. Totally compliments the Needler.
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