Metal 300 King Leonidas Helmet Build

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by GoldPointProps, Apr 6, 2015.

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  1. GoldPointProps

    GoldPointProps Active Member

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    hello! I am going to be building a metal replica of king Leonidas's helmet from 300 after I finish up my metal iron man helmet. I will be using 18 gauge sheet steel. I looked into making it out of bronze but a sheet the size needed to make the helmet was $1500 so ill just stick with steel. this is just a test I used a pick hammer to add all the hammer marks and hammered the face of the helmet on the concrete to add all the little pits/texture. For just a quick test it turned out pretty good. Also I will be making a video of the build and posting it here too.

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  2. Carrion Man

    Carrion Man New Member

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    Very cool! I have practised functional and historical armouring and am excited to see your progress! I'm not sure of your experience or intention with forming the shape, but the texturing looks good so far :) It is not easy to weather steel to make it seem random and natural. One other thing you may be interested in trying is using a welder to get splatter all over the face of an old hammer, grind it a little, and use that to texture. Concrete with coarse sand sprinkled here and there does a good job too. Cheers!
     
  3. GoldPointProps

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    thank you!! I'm good with forming the shape if you check out some of my previous builds you'll see =)
    http://www.therpf.com/f78/metal-mk-42-iron-man-helmet-build-234209/
    http://www.therpf.com/f79/metal-starwars-episode-7-stormtrooper-helmet-224852/
    that hammer trick is a good idea I'll give it a go and see what the results are. Thanks for tip
     
  4. Carrion Man

    Carrion Man New Member

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    Awesome work! Thanks for sharing the links, it was a pleasure to see your builds!
    And I'm jealous of your English Wheel :cool
     
  5. GoldPointProps

    GoldPointProps Active Member

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    I finished this helmet but never update it here. also im going to be active on here again
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