Dain Ironfoot Helmet 2016


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Hi there guys,

coming up to my final project in my Art and Design course now, and wanting to develop my skills as much as I can- in hope of one day getting a job as a prop maker.

So I watched 'The Hobbit- The Battle of The Five Armies' the other day for the millionth time, and decided I needed to make Dain Ironfoot's helmet- I started straight away.

I have limited materials (I'm broke), so I've been using Mounting board/ Mount-board (a flexible and durable card) which we have tons of at college, and my hot glue gun.

I started a couple of days ago and have managed to make rough shell of the helmet (very rough) so far, but obviously I have a lot of work to do so far as completing the entire structure and details of the helmet.

When the shell is complete, I thought about Paper Macheing it to increase it's strength, and to hold it all together, I've had a lot of success in the past with this technique but I really want to make this look as crisp and clean as I can, and no matter how many times I try to get as smooth a surface as possible with Paper Mache, you can always see the individual layers of paper.

Does anyone have any other suggestions or feedback?


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