Halo 2 Master Chief Model from Hugh Johnson on Vimeo.

Master Chief model from Halo 2.  Originally built for a Halo magazine cover artwork.  It was a very challenging model to build at the time, and took around 2 weeks to get the model to this stage.

I didn’t end up uv unwrapping it though to save time, which didn’t really matter as it was being used in a 2D artwork. So I rendered 4 passes (basic paint colour, all metal, all dust, and all mud), and used those to paint on the scratches, dust and mud in photoshop.

Here’s the final cover artwork: