Star Wars Rebels Ezra Bridger/Imperial Cadet Helmet WIP

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  1. Fierfek

    Fierfek Sr Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Aside from the AT-DP Pilot or Imperial Combat Driver, the Imperial Cadet helmet is by far one of my favorite designs from Star Wars Rebels.

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    Moreover, the design is almost a direct translation of Ralph McQuarrie’s Snowtrooper concept. Both the geometric features and markings are derivative of the original trilogy concept art.

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    For this reason, I had to begin this build. I plan on making a two piece static version of the helmet and a three piece helmet with a mechanical hinge that can be motorized to open accurately.

    Here's how my helmet sculpt is looking so far.

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  2. Blue Leader

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    Very neat. Looking good so far. :)
     
  3. LorduDesign

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    Looks good. What material did you use? Sculpey, wet clay, fimo, plasticine, polymer clay?
    Nevermind. It looks like 3D to me.
     
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  4. Fierfek

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    Thanks, I should have it 3D printed in no time.

    Thanks and yes, It's a render of my 3D sculpt. I textured the model to emulate and pay homage to the wonderful traditionally sculpted marquettes that were produced for Rebels.


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  5. LorduDesign

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    What did you use for modelling? Solidworks, Cinema 4D, 3DS Max, Maya, Blender, Rhino, Zbrush, Cubify Invent/Sculpt, 3D-Coat, AutoCAD, Softimage, Mudbox, CATIA, Lightwave, Houdini, Modo? I actually use Cinema 4D, 3DS Max, Maya, Rhino, Cubify Sculpt and Modo.
     
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  6. Nagedzi

    Nagedzi New Member

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    Looks great Firefek! I'll be watching this thread as my son is VERY keen on this kit (especially the motorized version).
     
  7. usajdm

    usajdm Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome.
    Any chance this will be youth size?
     
  8. Fierfek

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    I use 3ds Max and Zbrush. It's useful to be comfortable using multiple programs in your workflow.

    Thanks, I'm looking at making a couple wearable versions of these with an electronics kit as well.

    Thank you. I scaled the helmet very closely to the 1:1 scale. According to the visual guide, Ezra is 1.6 m tall. So, it should fit up to a 23" head size.
     
  9. Sni9er

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    FANTASTIC work as always firefek one day i hope to reach your level of awesomeness !
     
  10. Fierfek

    Fierfek Sr Member

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    Thanks! Much to learn I still have, but I'm always trying to push the envelope to improve.
     
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  11. Sni9er

    Sni9er Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    they day you stop learning should never come ! :)
     
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  12. Fierfek

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    Work has begun on the helmet master. I've got the face plate prototype printed in ABS plastic and assembled.

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  13. Fierfek

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    The dome has been completely printed and assembled. Now, it's time to start filling and sanding. At this rate, I'll have it cleaned up in no time and ready for molding.

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  14. frois

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    will you be offering any finished works on these for commission anytime soon?
     
  15. Fierfek

    Fierfek Sr Member

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    Yes, both finished helmets and kits will be available after I make the molds, which should be soon.
     
  16. Fierfek

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    I've made some more progress on the helmet. There's still some more smoothing and fine-tuning to do.

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  17. animefan

    animefan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice work!
     
  18. Nagedzi

    Nagedzi New Member

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    Looking good!
     
  19. Fierfek

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    Thanks guys!
     
  20. Fierfek

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    I'm filling in pinholes, small dents, and refining the details at this point. So, I should have the molds done for both versions of the Cadet helmet over the next few weeks.

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  21. Fierfek

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    The Cadet mask is just about finished. Now, I just have to add the final details and prepare it for molding.

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  22. Fierfek

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    Here's how the Imperial Cadet helmet prototype looks assembled and mocked up with the decals. The mask details will actually be etched into the castings however.

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  23. Fierfek

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    Here's a quick size comparison between the Imperial Cadet and AT-DP Pilot helmets.

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  24. BobasBounty

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    Nice! Count me in for a kit. Maybe two. :)
     
  25. Fierfek

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    Thanks! Sure, I'm almost finished with the molds and will be casting helmets soon.
     
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  27. Fierfek

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    The V1 mask mold is now finished and ready to use. I'll have the first cast done shortly.

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  28. Fierfek

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    Here's the first cast of the Cadet mask fresh from the mold.

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  29. Fierfek

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    The dome mold has been completed and here's the first helmet assembled. Now, I just have to paint it and install the visor. I think I'll go with the red Ezra color scheme.

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  30. Fierfek

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    Here's how the first finished Cadet helmet looks in the red Ezra color scheme.

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  31. Blue Leader

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    That looks awesome. Great job!
     
  32. vaderjeff1744

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    BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!(y)cool
     
  33. Mara Jade's Father

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    Are you planning one doing one with the custom paint scheme he currently wears?
     
  34. Fierfek

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    Thanks guys!

    Technically the red color scheme is the current one we see him with in Siege of Lothal, but I think you're probably referring to the custom color scheme that Sabine did. So, yes I do plan on making all of the color variants.


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  35. Fierfek

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    Here are some more Cadet helmets in progress. They'll be ready for the Empire soon.

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  36. Mara Jade's Father

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    Yep, that's the one. I referenced it as current since it is he personal reoccurring helmet. I'm working on the assumption that the standard helmet you pictured was a newly acquired helmet and uniform for the sake of the mission and of course got left behind. Further assumption that his custom helmet still existed back in his quarters on the Ghost. However if we are being technical, neither is current because this happened a long time ago in a galaxy far away. :p

    Love the helmet, it turned out great.
     
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  37. Fierfek

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    It could be that he had two helmets, the one with the red markings and the custom one. It's not out of the realm of possibilities since Ezra is known to posses multiple helmets. Maybe future episodes will lend further insights. I can't wait for Season 2 to start up again this fall.
     
  38. Fierfek

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    Here's the first round of domes trimmed.

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  39. Fierfek

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    Another finished Cadet helmet is ready.

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  40. tkrestonva

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    Nice work. :)

    I assume you will be doing a project run? If so, I'm definitely interested in a finished helmet.
     
  41. Fierfek

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    Thanks and yes I posted a thread in project runs.
     
  42. Onyx

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    Really interested, but how to make the rest of the costume haha :p Armor building is fine, but fabrics and stuff, ow man xD
     
  43. Fierfek

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    I'm actually working on patterns for the uniform and am looking at having the designs dye sub printed on. These will possibly be available in two sizes.
     
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  44. Onyx

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    That would be awesome! Do you have any idea when that's finished?
     
  45. griffinx1

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    Looking good!
     
  46. Fierfek

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    I'll probably have a finished prototype later this fall. I'm working on a AT-DP Pilot/Imperial Combat Driver uniform as well.

    Thanks!
     
  47. Fierfek

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    More Cadet and AT-DP helmets are in progress.

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  48. mac3kuby

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    excellent work. very beautiful
     
  49. Fierfek

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    Thanks!
     
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