My Kylo Ren Build WIP

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  1. VegasSkywalker

    VegasSkywalker Well-Known Member

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    Hey all!

    Now that we have some better pictures of the new Kylo Ren outfit, I'm starting my costume.

    Here's my belt so far. I've got it on a test swatch of fabric for my over coat.

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    I've started on a helmet that I'm doing via a Pepakura pattern. I'll post some pics of it when I get home!

    Let me know what you think!
     
  2. LorduDesign

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    Good start! Keep working!
     
  3. VegasSkywalker

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    So I had previously built the done from a pep file that I purchased. Then I made the face from scratch just to have something to draw on 3 dementionally. image.jpg

    then I trimmed off the brow section a bit to make it more the shape of the screen used one.
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    I then traced the face shapes off of an image of the right cheek onto foam. Here's how it came out!
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  4. Gunslingerzero

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    Looks fantastic so far. I don't suppose you made a template of the face pieces that you would mind sharing?
     
  5. VegasSkywalker

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    Thank you!! I don't mind sharing. I can take a picture of them a little later. Here's what it looks like now.

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    I got the two face layers done. I just have the left side of the face and the dome panels left. Then I can plasti dip it! I found a gun metal metallic plastidip style paint that works amazing!
     
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  6. Gunslingerzero

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    Really awesome. Especially for such a quick build.
     
  7. VegasSkywalker

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    image.jpg image.jpg

    Let me know if that works for ya
     
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  9. VegasSkywalker

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    no problem! I'll post the left side when I get it finished!
     
  10. imonafalcon

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    That looks amazing!
     
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  11. VegasSkywalker

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    Thank you!!

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    So I got off later than I expected but the helmet makes a great lamp shade!
     
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  12. VegasSkywalker

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    Working on the right side of the face!

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  13. VegasSkywalker

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    Face pattern image.jpg

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    Here's the helmet as of right now.

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    I I just need to make the jaw pattern and then the dome panels. Then it's ready or paint!
     
  14. Wardog2a

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    Oh man that is looking incredible. great work.
     
  15. astralrayn

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    I love how this is coming along! One thing I just noticed last night, thanks to this picture, is that beneath the "chrome" pieces on his cheeks there is actually fabric. Presumably for ventilation. You may want to consider making this addition to your mask, not so much for accuracy but just for sheer comfort! I found the perfect fabric at JoAnns, it's "Wuji Black Gabardine" according to the receipt.

    Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your templates, these are going to be super helpful when I begin my build. Keep up the amazing work!
     
  16. VegasSkywalker

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    Thanks! No problem. I thought I saw fabric as well but I figured it was justy wishful thinking! lol I have the areas for the fabric on my mask already. maybe once its painted I can cut them out and install some. Im kind of wondering if its the same fabric that is on the eyes.

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    thanks!! :)
     
  17. Chicagovader

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    Are you constructing your mask out of foam or some kind of thermoform plastic? Either way it looks great :)
     
  18. astralrayn

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    The theory I saw was that the "fabric" seen behind the eyes was just the mannequin head, the knit seemed to be going in a totally different direction and it was different fabric. I'm assuming that the eyes are a tinted visor much like a mandalorian, vader, or stormtrooper. But then that begs the question why wasn't it on the costume when it was on display..? But luckily that's a detail that can wait until later, maybe more information will come out!
     
  19. joshvanrad

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    There has to be a visor of some sort. Without a visor you can see the foam padding for the forehead in some of the shots that have been taken at SWCA.
     
  20. VegasSkywalker

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    Its Eva foam like they use for Iron Man builds and such. Just the 99c craft foam from Michaels. And thank you!!

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    I couldn't tell if that was a mannequin head or not. I'm hoping it's a visor as well. I guess we will find out sooner or later.
     
  21. Voss626

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    Which Pep file did you use as a pattern for the dome?

    It's looking really awesome.
     
  22. VegasSkywalker

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    I stretch some 3mm foam over the top for one of the panels with a heat gun. Now just the side ones and the jaws!
     
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  23. Chicagovader

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    looks great! do you plan to seal it and mold and cast it or just keep it foam?
     
  24. VegasSkywalker

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    thank you!! I'll have to find a link. It's was $30 I think.
     
  25. Idaho Jones

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    Thanks for sharing the templates!
     
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  26. thecantinacast

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    What kind of material are you using for the belt? I'm trying to get ideas to do this myself! Thanks
     
  27. VegasSkywalker

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    the belt I made with leather I had lying around. And the buckle I made with layers of styrene I had. It closes with Velcro.
     

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  28. VegasSkywalker

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    image.jpg Last picture before paint!
     
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  29. VegasSkywalker

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    So i figured i would get a few opinions on this before I decided. Am I the only one seeing the ridges on his forehead as Gold? They look gold in the trailer. The were gold on the concept art. They kinda look gold in the exhibit pics. But they also kind of look silver?
     
  30. Duncan

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    Yeah I believe it's gold also. The colored lighting really isn't helping, though. I'm afraid it might turn into the blue and black and white and gold dress all over again.
     
  31. VegasSkywalker

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    First layer!!
     
  32. bh1138

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  33. VegasSkywalker

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    That last picture is awesome! Thank you! Is there any more like that?
    And maybe I'm just seeing brassy undertones?
     
  34. Duncan

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    The areas in the cheeks absolutely look gold in that second shot, bh. It is pretty muted though.
     
  35. Chicagovader

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    yeah the forehead looks silver but the cheeks have a slight gold tint to them.
     
  36. Duncan

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    Looks like forehead silver and cheeks gold?

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  37. Gunslingerzero

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    I think it's all silver chrome. Looks fantastic by the way. How did you smooth out the dome?
     
  38. VegasSkywalker

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    image.jpg Here's what I've got so far. Slowly getting there! Lol
     
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  39. VegasSkywalker

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    thank you!! I used a 3mm sheet of foam to smooth it out. I used a heat gun to stretch and shape it.
     
  40. VegasSkywalker

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    Here's what I came up with. I did most silver with just hints of the brass color. I used a graphite color paint for the darker under tones. I'm pretty happy with it! :)
     
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  41. Gunslingerzero

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    Did you hot glue it to the dome?
     
  42. VegasSkywalker

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    I use 5 second super glue for all of my foam projects.
     
  43. harmfulAdam

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    Looks really great. Thanks for sharing those templates you used to make it too!
     
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  44. bhodie

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    So awesome! I love it!!!!
     
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  45. ehollywood

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    The chromed part is def just silver. Any gold showing up in the art is just reflection.
     
  46. mikemakesmovies

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    Nice build! And I saved those templates and have been tracing them onto a white document for better printing. If your ok with it I can post those white templates here for everybody
     
  47. VegasSkywalker

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    that would be fine with me! Thank you!
     
  48. JerryDCD2

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  49. VegasSkywalker

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    yep! That's the one! I only used the dome it was pretty modified! But not a bad start at all!
     
  50. mikemakesmovies

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    Alright, I'll post the templates once there all finished so there will be no waiting for the last template. Which will be quite soon
     

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