Shredder comic style helmet.

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Valon

New Member
Hey everyone, I started a new build and thought I should show it to you guys. So I bring you my Shredder build.
Now with most of my builds I like to use pep files as a base and sculpt over it with bondo. This time I thought it would be better to just make a scratch build instead.

For this I started with a old bike helmet from goodwill ( 2. bucks!) and some old plastic I had laying around.

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Once I had the plastic the way I wanted it, I wrapped it all in duct tape. This gave me a rough shape to the helmet.
Then when that processes was complete I then wrapped it all in fiberglass and pulled it from the bike helmet. When doing this processes
its better its better to make one side then separate it from the mold then make the other side.Once that is done take the two hales and
make them one...I made it all as one part and tried pulling it apart...it didn't work...and I destroyed the original mold. But the good news is,
I got the part I needed!

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Now came the fun part, having to bondo the helmet base to give me a nice flat area to work with.

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Next up, is the upper crown. Now with this I took some more plastic I had, and used it as a base to get an idea on how it would all look. I also put in some heavy gauge wire to help keep the shape of the crown.

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After I got all that done (took way longer than I like to admit) I went ahead and use expanding foam for the core. This will save me time on bondo work and hopefully will make the front lighter.... maybe....

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Now, once I was done with the expansion foam I let it set about a week. (one to let it fully dry, and two...work...)
Then came the shaping of the foam....im still coughing up foam.

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And more bondo shaping!

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Yay! Now its starting to looking like something! Next up is the mask, but thats going to have to wait for now. Thank you everyone for stopping
by and taking a look at my work. I hope to have to all complete in the next few days. If you see something that I missed, or see something
that doesn't look quite right please let me know. If I can fix it I will, if not....then it will drive me crazy until I do fix it.

Night Everyone!
 
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ultraman

Sr Member
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this is coming out super good! i always liked the original eastman/laird tmnt look over any other. keep up the good work man.
 

Valon

New Member
Hey guys! I'm not dead, despite the amount of bondo in my lungs. I finally got some time to update this page and work on the Shredder build. I wanna say thanks for the compliments, it really means a lot to me. Now that that's out of the way, let's get started!

First up is the mask. I managed to throw one together to match the helmet. It's made out of plastic that was heated and shaped to fit my face/the mannequin's face.
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Once I was able to get a shape I liked, I did more bondo work to smooth it out before sanding and priming. Here's everything together all primed up.
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And how it looks on a real face (couldn't help it, had to put it on)
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Last step for tonight was a base coat of silver after another sanding and priming. I'll have the wife age it a little later on for aesthetic purposes.
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That's all for now! A few more photos will come once aging is done along with the rest of the armor pieces (shoulders, shins, forearms).
Thanks to those following the process of this build. It's always great hearing from you.


Take care and enjoy your week!
 

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