Star Wars: TCW. Senate Commando Helmet

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Skupilkinson, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Skupilkinson

    Skupilkinson Active Member

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    Another fav helmet of mine from The Clone Wars was the Senate Commando. I liked the simplicity of it and also the strong ties it had to the Senate Guards from the prequel trilogy.

    After I'd completed my Snow Clone build, I had to jump in and try and make me a Senate Commando helmet.

    The overall shape was pretty simple so I decided to go back to Pepakura for it. I modelled the helmet, unfolded it, and set about fibreglassing and surfacing the helmet to get the basic shape.

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    The ridge details were added with styrene strips, and filler used to fill in trenches and raised areas until I was happy with them. The helmet went through a bunch of alterations as I worked. As feedback from others came in I noticed bits here and there that weren't quite right.

    I wanted to cast this as the fibreglass and filler made it rather heavy so I thought that seeing as I'd get to play with silicone again, I'd make both types of plume/crest/fin(whatever you wanna call it :D ) so that I'd have a choice.

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    A shot of blue to see how it looked:

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    Really enjoyed this project, the build was fun and I can't wait to start pouring silicone over it next week. It's already ordered and here so I'll post pics again if there's interest in the project. :)

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Chuey

    Chuey Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for sharing your efforts. Your work seems to be turning out well.
     
  3. Skupilkinson

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    Got some free time today so I'll be doing the final prep on the master ready for silicone. Should be pretty straight forward with this one.
     
  4. Nightfall

    Nightfall Active Member

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    Is this the one that you let someone else do a run off your master back a couple years ago?
     
  5. Skupilkinson

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    Yeah, I was a part of TZA. I modelled the Republic Commando armor, helmet and pistol that got CNC'd and moulded/vac formed to produce kits. The Senate Commando was available for a short time back then.

    I left TZA last year so will be handling the Senate Commando myself once it's ready.
     
  6. Ribann

    Ribann New Member

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    Beautiful!
     
  7. Skupilkinson

    Skupilkinson Active Member

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    Thank you very much. :)
     
  8. Popeanator

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    Thats Awesome! Can't wait to see it finished!:)
     
  9. Skupilkinson

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    Same here. :)
     
  10. HAL9000

    HAL9000 Sr Member

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    thats amazing
     
  11. Skupilkinson

    Skupilkinson Active Member

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    Thanks very much mate. :)
     
  12. j0wE

    j0wE Well-Known Member

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    wow, looks great
     
  13. Skupilkinson

    Skupilkinson Active Member

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    Thanks, much appreciated.
     
  14. Inquisitor Peregrinus

    Inquisitor Peregrinus Master Member

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    Hey, Skip. I'm sort of returning to life and picking up various dropped threads, and this was one I had wanted to comment on before but hadn't quite been able to steal the time and focus. What are the chances I might be able to get a copy of the pep file for this helmet so I can take a whack at it, myself? I'm wanting to mod my efforts to look more "movie style", and also personalize it from there, but I can think of no better place to start...

    --Jonah
     
  15. Appo 98

    Appo 98 New Member

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    Awesome work:thumbsup
     

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