Hand-Schaub Ep.III clone

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Hand-Schaub, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Hand-Schaub

    Hand-Schaub Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I origianally showed my newest sculpt on this thread:
    http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?...topic=98237&hl=
    [image]http://www.thestormtroopers.com/forum/files/trooper_050.jpg[/image]
    I had a few people wonder how I made stuff and I thought this was a neat one to share. I tend to be set in my ways of sculpting as a traditional artist but in the end it is all for fun anyways. In other words - this may not be the absolute best way to do somehting... it was just my way - and I think it's kind of cool.

    So here are a few pictures of the clay sculpt in progress...
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    I then made a cheap plaster mold and cast fiberglass into it (not recomended... fiberglass sticks to plaster) With four seperate pieces, I glued, puttied etc until I had a single helmet. (I made a front, back, top and 'snout' mold)
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    Afte finihsing it up I painted it, put in a visor, stripes and padding so I could wear it. Well, I figured it wasn't right so I started sanding and resculpting the fiberglass. I kind of like the "paint scheme" that arose. But again, it is just layers of putty and paint...seen here is not the final sculpt but getting close.
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    Finally I molded up the helmet you see in the picture below and I finally have a few extras (two pictures down
    [image]http://www.thestormtroopers.com/forum/files/trooper_047.jpg[/image]
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    Unfortunately I get a dimple in the dome everytime which requires a bit of bondo to fill. Filling the dent takes five minutes but in the end I took so long on this and spent so much money that it bugs just a little.

    The greeblies were machined from metal and came out really nice.
    Here is a final shot of a moderately cleaned up helmet and the greeblies.

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    Anyway, hope you like the process. I think the helmet is a great blend between available helmets. It has a real world look while being larger than an MR but smaller than other helmets I have inspected.

    thanks.
     
  2. vader1974

    vader1974 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great Work.

    Thanks for sharing the progress pics.

    Brian
     
  3. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Looks really great.
     
  4. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    That's great - I love seeing progress pics like that, thanks for sharing them.
     
  5. clonesix

    clonesix Sr Member

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    Those look great. Nice job on getting that done.
    It looks like the beginning of a clone army.
     
  6. Star Wars Man

    Star Wars Man Well-Known Member

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  7. DW Design Studios

    DW Design Studios Well-Known Member

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    Those are looking good...
    Darren
     
  8. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey Brian...looking GREAT....

    I´m still waiting to begin a custom helmet project myself.
    Yours is a motivation ;)

    Markus
     
  9. Tim Allen

    Tim Allen Sr Member

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    Very cool looking. Always love to see the process pictures along the way
     
  10. Chrima

    Chrima New Member

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    Nice bucket.

    Can't wait to see some different paint schemes on them.

    Good to have a wearable alternative.
     

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