Resculpt and repaint of a (cheap) two-piece Kylo Ren Helmet

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  1. Snow Builder

    Snow Builder Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    My son has an inexpensive (cheap) 2-piece Kylo Ren Helmet. As a father/son project we spent a couple of weekends "fixing it up".

    A few stock pictures of the original piece:
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    The helmet costs about $20 US, so while it has a lot of problems it would be silly to complain about the quality.

    Sorry, no WIP pictures but here's what we did:


    1. Remove the velcro strips and epoxy the two halves together
    2. Fill seams with 2-part plumbers epoxy and sand
    3. Dremel (hopefully) movie accurate damage
    4. Dremel accurate weld lines
    5. Add hammered metallic texture to the surface
    6. Repaint the silver with metallic chrome paint
    7. Repaint the helmet flat black
    8. Dry brush damage and weathering

    ...and here's the final result:
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    Thanks for looking.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2017
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  2. TenchuDoug

    TenchuDoug New Member

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    Look real good, nice job!!!!!

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  3. Celtic007

    Celtic007 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very nice! No sign of any seam at all. The texture looks great as well.
     
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  4. halliwax

    halliwax Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    one heck of a job!! :thumbsup
     
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  5. blewis17

    blewis17 Sr Member

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    A+ work!
     
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  6. Cam McFly

    Cam McFly Active Member

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    Found one of these at Goodwill for a whopping $2. Plan on doing something similar to this.

    Great work!


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  7. Kroenen77

    Kroenen77 Sr Member

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    Good work,man!:):thumbsup
     
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  8. Snow Builder

    Snow Builder Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks, have fun with the project. Let me know if there's any info I can provide to assist.
     
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  9. TRCViper

    TRCViper Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow nice work! Love projects like these.
     
  10. vader45

    vader45 Sr Member

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    That looks really well done. I like it.
     
  11. Cbstudios

    Cbstudios Active Member

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    That is an absolutely flawless build up! The hammered texture is utterly gorgeous
     
  12. Snow Builder

    Snow Builder Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks! I very much appreciate the kind words.
     
  13. drewthecostumer

    drewthecostumer New Member

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    I remember when these came out, and I was like "Wow! Little bit of elbow grease and this would be awesome," but never tried it myself. This looks amazing though! Great job!
     

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