Space X Dragon Helmet 3D Model and Build

krispikarim

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Thought I'd share progress on this 3d model of the new version of the Space X helmet I have been slowly working on for the last few weeks. This is actually my second attempt at this helmet, but we aren't gonna talk about the first one...(it was real bad)
My plan is to create a bust of this helmet, which would go down to the collar piece.

Here are a couple of renderings of the model:
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The upper part of the helmet will actually swing open and will feature a functional release when the two buttons on the side are pushed.
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I am going to start printing the parts within the next few days, then it's a whole lotta sanding
 

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elr02k

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That’s cool of you to offer the files! Is the visor buck included in the files on Etsy?
Yes it is! I got the files a few days ago and am in the process of printing the lower parts of the helmet, and will post my progress here as well. They're great files, sliced well, and well worth the price.
 

krispikarim

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I am back with more updates! Did the first few passes of sanding and filler.
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First coat of primer on both halves, and made sure to keep any parts that are mechanical masked.
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And printed all the pieces for the buck, will be sanding and finishing this to then be molded then cast in plaster (probably ultracal).
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Fairaday

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Howdy! Longtime listener, first time caller.

I purchased OP's cad files from Etsy and they're terrific. I'm currently printing my second part for this build and will post photos once I've started gluing everything together.

Also: the guy who shows up at all of the Tesla and SpaceX events dressed as Starman may end up with this first one I'm building (he's a buddy/collaborator/customer of mine for my day job). If he does, I'll make sure all credit is pointed towards @krispikarim. (attached photo is something he (Starman) and I built out for EarthDay this year).

After this build, I'd love to chat about collab-ing on a different build/design I've been trying to sort out, but I'm not well-versed enough at Fusion to execute.
 

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krispikarim

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Howdy! Longtime listener, first time caller.

I purchased OP's cad files from Etsy and they're terrific. I'm currently printing my second part for this build and will post photos once I've started gluing everything together.

Also: the guy who shows up at all of the Tesla and SpaceX events dressed as Starman may end up with this first one I'm building (he's a buddy/collaborator/customer of mine for my day job). If he does, I'll make sure all credit is pointed towards @krispikarim. (attached photo is something he (Starman) and I built out for EarthDay this year).

After this build, I'd love to chat about collab-ing on a different build/design I've been trying to sort out, but I'm not well-versed enough at Fusion to execute.
Hey, thanks! Sure, you could always reach here.

AAANNNDDD I'm back with way more updates:

Sanded some more.

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Gave both parts a gloss white base.
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Molded the visor 3d print in alginate then cast it in ultracal 30.
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krispikarim

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I’ve been working on mine as well.

What sort of seam filler are you using? It’s been a long while since I’ve made anything like this. And oh boy, so much sanding ahead.
so first I lightly tacked the parts together with superglue, then "friction welded" with filament in a dremel along most of the seems to make sure they are fused together, once everything was solid I went to work with bondo getting the seams blended into the rest of the helmet.

I have installed a fleece liner with foam padding on the inside of the helmet, along with making a helmet stand.
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Fairaday

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Yeah! I just saw these on Twitter! It really looks great!

I’ll be printing the top parts this week, and trying to figure out how to build a vacuum forming rig to do the visor pulls.

I’m really enjoying this project. Thanks for sharing and for making the cad files available!
 

krispikarim

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Yeah! I just saw these on Twitter! It really looks great!

I’ll be printing the top parts this week, and trying to figure out how to build a vacuum forming rig to do the visor pulls.

I’m really enjoying this project. Thanks for sharing and for making the cad files available!
Thanks, making a vacuforming set up isn't all that difficult, there are some good youtube vids out there, and yeah I hope people have fun making their own!
 

ferretlxix

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Awesome work. I wish I seen this earlier, I would have OP the model to print and use it as a costume piece for a FIRST robotics competition. This year was space themed.
 
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