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Halo Needler Assembled by billybob884 Halo Needler Assembled by billybob884
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:
Needler
Activation Index
Cortana
Master Chief
Halo Ringworld






Fear the pink mist...




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-=. . .Piece . . Not. . .Getting. . . . . . . .Holy. . -=
=- . .o' Cake . .Bad. . . There. . . Gahh. . .Crap!. .=-
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Have you built this or one of my other models? Feel free to let me know how hard you thought they were!
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:iconfeildmarshallwolf:
FeildMarshallWolf Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Haha XD
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:iconjrkkauo:
jrkkauo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
The halo ce needler is always the best needler of all halo games. nice job making this.
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:iconbillybob884:
billybob884 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
especially dual-wielded in H2 ;)
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:iconodolwa5432:
Odolwa5432 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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?
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:iconbillybob884:
billybob884 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
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.
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:iconazureflamegod86:
AzureFlameGod86 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
People should sell these things on Ebay! Lovely prop by the way. I want to try and make a Halo Reah Needler someday. :D
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:icontehalozninja:
Tehalozninja Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry, me being stupid, i found the download button.
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:icontehalozninja:
Tehalozninja Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
where the hell is the pep file!??!?!?!?!
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:iconbillybob884:
billybob884 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
...linked in the description?
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:iconjacfalcon:
jacfalcon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
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.
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:iconbillybob884:
billybob884 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
i'd love to see pics!
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:iconjacfalcon:
jacfalcon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
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]
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:iconbillybob884:
billybob884 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Hah! Looks great!
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:iconjacfalcon:
jacfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Thanks! Sadly, the thing falls apart and gets crushed all the time.
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:iconbillybob884:
billybob884 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
yea, mine suffered the same fate during my move senior year...
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:iconvirtual-aidz:
Virtual-Aidz Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
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!)
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:iconkatsbestfriend12:
katsbestfriend12 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Photographer
little to big dont ya think?
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:iconbillybob884:
billybob884 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
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...)
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:iconkatsbestfriend12:
katsbestfriend12 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Photographer
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'')
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:iconfredrickthecreeper:
FredrickTheCreeper Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
WOOOAAAHH!!!
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:iconshirahitsugaya1031:
shirahitsugaya1031 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
OMG its a halo nerds dream!
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:iconbluwildfire:
Bluwildfire Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice :D
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:iconlynxrush:
lynxrush Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Love the board in the background. Totally compliments the Needler.
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:iconemoxbloodx:
EmoXBloodx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Haha That's so sick! It doesn't look real.
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:iconfeelinfoxy:
FeelinFoxy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student General Artist
that things huge!!!
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:iconbillybob884:
billybob884 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
life-sized, baby!
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:iconbrandimillerart:
brandimillerart Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
That is amazing! I used to love the Needler.
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:iconrageespilce:
RageEspilce Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
This is pretty amazing




Then I notice the "Holy Crap I'm bored board" and now it is intense.
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:iconbillybob884:
billybob884 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
:D yeaaaaa, we had some fun last year at school
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:iconbigrivera92:
bigrivera92 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Dude!!!
THAT IS SIC!!!!!
Can you make a DMR?
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:iconcid500:
cid500 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Wow, i love the paint job! Its perfect! Nice work! :D
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:icongotheron:
Gotheron Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
It's really perfect !
Excellent job ;)

But how do you build it ?
I mean where are the instructions ?
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:iconbillybob884:
billybob884 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
There aren't any written instructions for it, but the PePaKuRa model file (PDO) is included (see the description of the 'Assembled' deviation). Read the "PePaKuRa" section of this to see how to use it: [link]
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AzileMarkizo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:jawdrop:
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:iconfofo128:
fofo128 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Student General Artist
top cool
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:iconneytirilover:
neytirilover Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome were did you get it i have the suit and plasma pistole but needlers are better
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:iconbillybob884:
billybob884 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
built it; read the description
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:iconarbitergirl:
ArbiterGirl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMFG! I looks like you just shopped it in there on the last one, it's so accurate! DANG!
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:iconskyward-dreamer:
Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Wow, it's huge! :D

Lol at your Bored Board as well, what a great idea! I should have one of those, or ten ... :)
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:iconnocte-vagus:
Nocte-Vagus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student Writer
Wow it's hard to believe that it's actually paper. They all turned out really well if I must say so myself. ^_^
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:iconscreed9:
Screed9 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student General Artist
I would have liked it
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:iconb-o-s:
B-o-S Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol @ the white board
"Hey Crap Im Bored Board" xD lol!

anyways, love the needler.... MUST TRY TO ASSEMBLE IT!!
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:iconnibiruandnemesis:
NibiruAndNemesis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Wow
I want it!
Dx

Awesome!

((Lol I'm bored board, need that xD))
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:iconallantsuki:
Allantsuki Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY FUCK

THIS BE AWESOME
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:iconcharizardag:
charizardag Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Awesome work. And hilarious chart :D
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xALTER--EGO Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
That is absolutely effing amazing. Incredible. I am speechless.
Are you like, a geometry major or something? XP I could never bring something like that into three dimensions!
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:iconangoraart:
AngoraART Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Do you put any kind of aqua resin over them or does the cardstock hold up well :3
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:iconbillybob884:
billybob884 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Actually, I hardly ever use cardstock, and have never tried resin. No cardstock was used in this build, but if you're planning on building it, I'd recommend at least using it for the handle. I wish I had done the whole thing with cardstock, because partway through the year it suffered a bit of an accident...
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:iconkyphoscoliosis:
kyphoscoliosis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
LOLOLOL N00BSHOT.
Omg this.... <333
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:iconjesse31:
jesse31 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
very ,nice Papercraft. greets from germany :-)
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