Ozymandias Rocketeer helmet finally finished. Pic heavy.

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by kontherun, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. kontherun

    kontherun Active Member

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    A long time ago I started work on the Ozymandias Rocketeer helmet. After bondo, sanding priming, bondo, sanding, priming I kinda forgot about it. But A week ago I found it and decided to finish the job.
    The paint process was as follows.
    Caos Black with a clear varnish as the base color. I then airbrushed 3 layers of Alclad Polished Brass (PB) followed by a coat of Alclad clear varnish. I found that the brass look died a little with the varnish so I gave it a light top coat of PB. The weldings was airbrushed with Alclade Chrome. I did the dirt/distressing with Vallejo model wash Dark Grey 76.517. I used a rather large flat brush to stap dirt on the entire surface. I did it in small portions and used a cloth to whipe and dab the color. Finally I gave some of the larger areas a thin coat of PB.
    To make the liner I covered the inner surface with duck tape, drew the lens and mouth in with a marker, and drew lines where I wanted cut it so it could be transformed in to a flat surface. It made of two pieces, a face piece that stops at the top of the head and a neck piece that runs from cheek to cheek. The finished liner was glued in with a glue gun,
    The lenses was my biggest fear, but I ended up simply heating them to 100°C in an oven, and then shaping thm in to place using my hands wearing thin cotton gloves. That worked perfect, and i could even reheat the lenses if the first attempt didn't work out. Theres zero distortion because the inside is as smooth as the outside. When using a sponge you get a pattern imprint on the inside of the lens, this was avoided using hands/cotton gloves.

    I'm pleased with the look, the Alclad was way better than I had dared to hope for.
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  2. trooper150

    trooper150 Member

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    Awesome!!!!!!The paint work is f***** great.It looks like is real man.!!!
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  3. kontherun

    kontherun Active Member

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    Thanks, I must admit that it grows on me as I look at it. That Alclad is awesome. The pigment is so fine that it flows completely together and looks like a brass surface.
  4. BubbaHoTep

    BubbaHoTep Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I am planning to start on the one I have soon, just gathering all the info I can before I start.
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  5. joberg

    joberg Master Member

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    Looks like the real prop! Paint job is A+
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  6. ZombieGraves

    ZombieGraves New Member

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    Fantastic work! That shine is spot on!
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