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    Feb 6, 2011, 12:46 PM - Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #1

    Well it doesn't look like TommyFilth is ever going to finish his (poke, poke), so I've started in on my own.

    This one is a commission piece, otherwise I'd still be chugging along on the collector.

    Day 1 -
    I'm trying to focus in on the major components and symmetry to start. I can see why Tommy threw in the towel with his sculpt; the amount of complex curves and alignment of some of these parts is just ridiculous.



    Day 2 -
    The symmetry is getting a bit closer to being done. The right side still needs some adjustment and tightening up, and the back still needs a good bit of attention. Once the "rings" are finalized, I'll go back and add the back fins that wrap around them.

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    Feb 6, 2011, 12:54 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #2

    Looks like it will be a beautiful piece when finished.
    Might I suggest making the prongs on the back separate pieces that are attached to the main helmet when its finished to simplify the mold.
    You could use pop rivets to connect them on the inside so there would be no visible fasteners and only minor work to hide the seam.
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    Feb 6, 2011, 6:17 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #3

    dats loookin real hot .......so sick
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    Feb 7, 2011, 12:24 AM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #4

    Eeeeee~! So excited!

    Also, holy crap. That is some fast work for day 1 and 2. You'll be done in no time at this rate. =O
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    Feb 7, 2011, 8:06 AM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #5

    I'm shooting to have it done in a week.


    Working on getting that smooth curve along the side right.
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    Feb 7, 2011, 4:50 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #6

    "I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favourite helmet on the Citadel"

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    Feb 7, 2011, 6:01 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #7



    Day 3 (plus a bit this weekend)! Now we're truckin. Still on track to have this sculpt finished up by end of day, Thursday.
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    Feb 7, 2011, 6:14 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #8



    I'm not sure this is completely straight on from the front, but I'm still noticing some nagging symmetry issues.
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    Feb 12, 2011, 9:47 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #9

    Day 4!

    Now we're starting to get somewhere. I've been focusing in on the front of the helmet a little more as that's the money maker. If the grill is busted, noone will care about the back rings. I think the mutton chops still need to be filled out a bit, and I'll mill out the ears tomorrow and pop em in.

    T-4 days till the molding supplies get here. Lets rock and rowwwwwww

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    Feb 14, 2011, 8:12 AM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #10

    Amazing! I love this game and love seeing replicas from it. Just wish I could afford to have some made for me!
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    Feb 17, 2011, 10:27 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #11

    Blimey! It's got ears! Alright boys and girls, we're getting close to the end of the road. A bit more clean up and we'll be ready to mold.

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    Feb 19, 2011, 11:09 AM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #12

    This helmet is going to be awesome. Loved the game. Interested in seeing this finished
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    Feb 20, 2011, 9:02 AM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #13

    are you going to be making a waste mold, then sanding and finishing a hard master for a final, or is the clay sculpt going to serve as the final piece?
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    Feb 21, 2011, 1:16 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #14

    I'll be making a scrap mold, then adding styrene detail and finishing up. There are lot of tiny bits that would be fairly difficult to do in clay. Maybe if this was done in Chavant Hard rather than Medium I'd go for it.
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    Feb 28, 2011, 12:45 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #15

    I've got the parting line built and the silicone thinner I ordered finally arrived so it's on to molding.

    Even thinned, this rubber is like trying to spread cold frosting. I'd add a bit more thinner but then I'm risking cure inhibition and I've already scrubbed this mold once. I don't have high hopes for this print coat, so I'll definitely be using my standard Rebound 25 for the final mold.



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    Mar 3, 2011, 4:52 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #16

    I finished up the mold last night and pulled the master copy this morning. I think I'll go with a glove mold for the final. I still suck at making 2-part molds.

    The ear pieces are being cut out to make room for the finalized greebled ears. If I were a smarter man I would have removed the placeholders before molding and just skimmed over them. My dremel hates me right now.










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    Mar 3, 2011, 5:23 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #17

    looking good. Hows the scale & visibility?
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    Mar 3, 2011, 6:02 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #18

    I was thinking of making one of these. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's done.
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    Mar 3, 2011, 7:04 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #19

    Visibility is more than fine. Scale is a tad large. I'd be happier with it if it were about 10% smaller.
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    Mar 3, 2011, 7:41 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #20



    A clever padding scheme and a lot more sanding and it'll be appropriately sized. I imagine it would look a little more to scale if I had the armor on.
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    Mar 3, 2011, 7:42 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #21

    Sweet!!!
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    Mar 3, 2011, 8:12 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #22

    Looking great man! Really enjoyed the Mass Effect series... awesome job!
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    Mar 5, 2011, 1:18 AM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #23

    I was wondering if you were planning on selling any casts of these?
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    Mar 5, 2011, 7:57 PM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #24

    hey man, send me a raw cast and I'll let ya know how it looks with a set of armor!
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    Mar 6, 2011, 10:37 AM - Re: Mass Effect N7 Breather Helmet #25

    FifSparrow - I will definitely be doing a run of these once it's done.

    Volpin - You've got mail.
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