DEAD SPACE Helmet - Lights installed

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  1. SKS Props

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    Here is another project I have been working on in between Borderlands orders.

    Some people have been asking me how I got to my base sculpt for the DEAD SPACE helmet. So I though I would put up some of the process shots as a brief tutorial. The helmet sculpt is done in monster clay, then covered with Smooth-on Rebound 25. A trash cast is made out of Smooth Cast 300, then bondo is added to get the desired shape of the helmet. Once I have all of the details put on I will mold and cast it again for the final version.

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  2. Dumontrudisel

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    Re: DEAD SPACE Helmet WIP

    Cant wait to see more
     
  3. cgreenbmx

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    Shaping up great... Can't wait to see how it turns out!
     
  4. SKS Props

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    Here is a closer shot of the helmet so far

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  5. Zaaz

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    I'm attempting to build one out of foam from scratch and I really wish I had the option of making it this way. Looks good.
     
  6. SlimeTime13

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    Any chance you'll do a run?
    I'd love to have one of these, it looks great!
     
  7. SKS Props

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    Thanks for all of the great comments!

    I still have a long ways to go but I am going to try to make a limited run of these once it is complete
     
  8. Guardian Devil

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    I love it! It's a costume I've wanted to tackle for a while, I can't wait to see it completed.
     
  9. SlimeTime13

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    Thanks for the reply Captainhask, i'll stay in tune. I cant wait to see how this turns out.
     
  10. joshvanrad

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    Really looking forward to the finished product!
     
  11. SKS Props

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    Re: DEAD SPACE Helmet WIP

    Added more details and sanded my first primer coat. This should be ready for molding this week
     
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  12. SKS Props

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    Re: DEAD SPACE Helmet WIP

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  13. SlimeTime13

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    I cant wait!:D
     
  14. SKS Props

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    Got quite a bit done in the last couple of days. Now to paint in up and rig in some lights
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  15. joshvanrad

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    That thing looks sweet with the face shield on it.
     
  16. SKS Props

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    Thanks!
     
  17. joshvanrad

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    Now get that thing painted so you can start blowing apart some necromorphs!
     
  18. Zaaz

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    This is really nice. Good work, man!
     
  19. SKS Props

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    Got some paint on the helmet moving to lights next week

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    Re: DEAD SPACE Helmet WIP

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  21. The Schlitzie

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    Re: DEAD SPACE Helmet WIP

    That's looking pretty awesome!
     
  22. SlimeTime13

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    WOW.
    I want!! lol
     
  23. SKS Props

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    Thanks guys!
    I got the plexiglass installed for the face shield and am waiting on a shipment of LEDs to work on the lighting. I did start the buildout of the back RIG and will have pics for you early next week.
     
  24. Zaaz

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    I'm so excited to see this.
     
  25. SlimeTime13

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    I cant wait. I'm building a Dead Space costume and I'm having trouble figuring out how to do the helmet.
    I'm excited to see this all lit up!!
    What are you making the rig out of? are you going to sculpt it?
    I made my rig out of craft foam. you can check it out if you want :)
     
  26. SKS Props

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    Thanks! I saw your DS rig, nice job. My rig will be made out of styrene as a base and foam for the details.
     
  27. SKS Props

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    I added the face shield plates where the light will go. I got the look by using very fine sandpaper on the backside of thin plexiglass then ftting them in place.
    Yes, I can see. There are very small gaps in the middle slot near the top and upper slot near the bottom. If I hold my head at the right angel I can see fine. I tested this by walking around my house and up stairs with the helmet on. Lights are on order and should arrive next week.

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  28. SlimeTime13

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    looks great! you can hardly even see the gaps to look through. thats awesome :D
     
  29. BlackKaos

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    Looks great!
     
  30. SKS Props

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    Let there be Light!!! I wired 25 LEDs in for the glow. I used cool white LEDs then hand painted them with acrylics to achieve the desired color.
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  31. Zaaz

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    This looks really nice. I have a question though. What kind of acrylics did you paint the LEDs with? I have cool white LEDs too and wasn't sure what to color them with. I've heard of people using aqua sharpies but I wanted something a little more permanent and that wouldn't rub off. I saw window catcher paint and was thinking that would work but I haven't bought any to try.
     
  32. SKS Props

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    I used liquitex heavy body paint but you want to thin it and add it on in layers. That way you tint the LEDs you don't paint them and obscure the light.
     
  33. Zaaz

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    Sweet. Thank you, I appreciate the quick answer. I guess I know what I'm buying this week lol.
     
  34. SparkyProps

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    This is exactly the kind of thing I was looking for XD
    I'm hoping to build one of these in the near future. I'm thinking of building mine out of craft foam
    What is the one piece of advice that you would give somebody starting out on this?
    Also where did you find all the reference pictures from I am having trouble finding them
    It looks amazing btw I love it
     
  35. SKS Props

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    Thanks, Honestly if you are just starting out I would try and find a pep file for foam and build it that way. Sculpting this by had was no easy task! You might want to mock it out of paper first because most of the dead space helmets I have seen on the web are way to big. As far as the reference I replayed the game through to where Issac gets the level 3 suit and left a save. That way I can keep going back to see little details here and there.
     
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  36. toja

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    Amazing work, I'm just starting work on this myself, can't wait to get stuck in! Fingers crossed I can get it anywhere near as good!
     
  38. lovelyandy

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    Yeah. never played the games but I do love cool helmets. and this is one cool helmet. real nice work man!
     
  39. The Schlitzie

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    I always loved the suits in Dead Space, and you nailed it. Great work!
     
  40. SKS Props

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    Thanks for all of the awesome comments and feedback! I will be moving on to the back rig next. I hope to have the entire costume done by March for Planet comicon in Kansas City
     
  41. gardengnome23

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    Awesome work always loved deadspace
     
  42. SKS Props

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  43. cwd88

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    Dude super inspired by this piece of art, quick question what material did u make the slats out of?

    thanks
     
  44. SKS Props

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    Thanks!
    The slats on the faceplate are resin cast off a mold I made. They were cast flat then wrapped around some metal and clamped to acheieve the desired curve.
     
  45. flastra

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    I'm loving this build, I'm hoping to start my own helmet by the weekend, and your pics have helped me figure out a lot of the details
     
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