Captain America Helmet Build

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by Mr Mold Maker, May 16, 2015.

  1. Mr Mold Maker

    Mr Mold Maker Sr Member

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    Hey folks!

    I decided Thursday afternoon that my Cap Shield on the wall looked pretty lonely, so I decided to make it a buddy! Here is how I've gotten to where I am so far. (Sorry for the craps pics! I didn't plan on posting this originally!)


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    This is the rough sculpt that I started with. Sculpted over a friend's life cast in WED clay. It took about an hour and a half.

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    I then fiberglassed over the sculpt. I didn't want to bother with a waste mold as this is a personal project. Not much of a budget!

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    Bondo, sand, repeat.

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    After an awful lot of sanding and sanding and sanding... And sanding. This is where it's at. Nice and smooth!

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    I'm pretty happy with it over all. It isn't perfect, but it's as close as I'm going to get by hand.

    I don't quite know how I'm going to do the piping on the side and around the bottom, but I'm very open to suggestions!

    Let me know what you guys think!
     
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  2. Lord Magneto

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    Looking great man. I really need to make one of these.
     
  3. Mr Mold Maker

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    Thanks!

    It was a lot of fun, and I think I've only got about 6 hours (not including drying time of Bondo and primer) over the course of three days on it.

    If you end up giving it a go, I'd suggest sorting out the lining on the bottom and temples first. I'm just kind of scratching my head wondering how to go about it now! :lol
     
  4. Lord Magneto

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    you could get some styrene and cut it into strips. Heat it and mold it around maybe
     
  5. Mr Mold Maker

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    I hadn't thought of that. Great idea. I was looking into rubber and foam but plastic does seem to be the right way to go.

    I'll try and pick some up and see how I do. Thanks again!
     

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