GI-Joe Retaliation Cobra Commander Helmet WIP *UPDATED 13/7*

JBReplicas

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A little while ago I discovered the photos of the new Cobra Commander costume from GI-Joe Retaliation, after the monstrosity that was the first films version I was glad to see they had decided to fix it for the sequel, with that in mind and knowing that I had a huge block of Klean Klay in my workroom, I decided to try my hand at sculpting, here are the results. I have never sculpted anything in my life, the last prop I made from scratch was the X-Men First Class Magneto Helmet, and that was cobbled together with cardboard and layers of filler, sculpting so far has been a fun experience, there are lots of things to fix and refine before I will be happy with it, I have only found about 4 useable reference pictures so far which also doesn't help :lol Enough talk, on to the photos, as always I appreciate any constructive comments and suggestions :thumbsup
 
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JBReplicas

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Re: GI-Joe Retaliation Cobra Commander Helmet WIP

And a few more from the weekend showing where I was at then, the sculpt has come on a bit since.
 

JBReplicas

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Re: GI-Joe Retaliation Cobra Commander Helmet WIP

heres where I am now as I await more clay :cool I am now working on the detail sections on the 'cheeks'. Love this helmet design! I'll definitely be getting one of the UD replicas ones if/when they get released! :thumbsup
 

xcelsior

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Re: GI-Joe Retaliation Cobra Commander Helmet WIP

Looking great. I'll keep an eye on this one. I love that new helmet in Retaliation (and disappointed the movie was moved to next year).
 

crabra comander

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Re: GI-Joe Retaliation Cobra Commander Helmet WIP

Oh that's great man! The fangs are pretty cool on this version of Cobra Commander.
If I may, the detail pieces around the mouth look smaller in some photo's of the CC...
 

JBReplicas

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Re: GI-Joe Retaliation Cobra Commander Helmet WIP

Thanks all, small update, Art's photos from Comic Con are going to be a great help here
 

JBReplicas

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Re: GI-Joe Retaliation Cobra Commander Helmet WIP

And one more, the lights going here so I will probably call it a day for today. I am trying to get as much of the main detail on the sculpt, the plan is to then make a resin master which I can refine, the clay I am using is Klean Klay regular and it is rather soft so the fine detail is a pain to do, for a first go though I am doing my best :thumbsup
 
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OldKen

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Re: GI-Joe Retaliation Cobra Commander Helmet WIP

Your doing great bud!

I can't help but think this design coulda worked for B.A.T.S. Troops...

I'll never understand why they can't match the movie version to comics, toons, figs...

But I do love this design and your sculpt of it! :)
 

JBReplicas

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Re: GI-Joe Retaliation Cobra Commander Helmet WIP *UPDATE 13/7*

Wasn't happy with the detail in the sides so I started over :lol Much happier now, the 'trench' sections you see are still blocked in, they will stay that way until the resin cast is made so I can drill/sand them out and get them nice and sharp :thumbsup
 
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JBReplicas

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Update 15/7

Re-did the other side details to match, also carried on building up the crown and the dome
 

Beard

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Dude, great job! Love the helm, are you doing a full costume? I'm in the process of making a cobra commander helmet for my bro, Would you know where i could find pep files?
 

zookone

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Looks great so far. I think your scale looks good, the helmet is quite small and close fitting. I love the helmet design so I'm here to support your effort with a full complement of reference photos from Comic-Con 2012... COBRA!





























 

JBReplicas

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Thanks for the extra ref, always comes in handy! I wouldn't know where to get a pep file as this is a clay sculpt.
 

Talyn626

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Nice work. I would doubt that there are any pep files of this yet as the film hasn't been realeased yet and references are scarce.
 
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