Star Wars TFA stormtrooper helmet build

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Pacman117, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. Pacman117

    Pacman117 New Member

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    Hello all.

    I decided to start a stormtrooper helmet build that will hopefully be completed by the release of the movie in December. I am not an experienced prop maker I have only tried out pepakura building so any suggestions would be welcome.
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    Early paper stage with a little bondo work on the nose piece and the top.

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    Most recent progress. Any suggestions for getting the small details carved out under the nose piece and around the eyes?
  2. Pacman117

    Pacman117 New Member

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    Hello all. It's been a while since I have been able to work on my helmet due to work. I'm back at it though, and only a little over a week until the movie comes out. Guess that means it's crunch time!

    Here are some updates to the helmet over the past week.
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    Used some thin foam sheets with sticky backing before I put on some bondo to create the strip on the sides and the back. I'm at the point where I can finally add in some details and start smoothing things out. Let me know what you guys think!

    P.S. Does anyone know where I can get some black hexagonal mesh for the mouth? I want to cut out what I have and put some mesh with a hexagon pattern and maybe some black cloth behind it so you can't see through.

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  3. Pacman117

    Pacman117 New Member

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    Hey guys a bit of an update on my stormtrooper helmet. Got a lot done this last week. The mouth piece is now cut out and i intend on replacing it with some kind of hexagonal mesh. Also did a ton more sanding. If anyone has any info on where I can find some kind of rubber or plastic hexagonal mesh, please share with me! I can't find anything other than places that require a minimum order of 100+ rolls of this material.

    Here are a few new progress photos.

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  4. BR3TT

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    Great progress! Compared to the thin pepakura part of your build your doing well!
    Look forward to seeing more progress, keep it up :)
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  5. TopSecret

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    What is your plan for the metal piece on the mouth piece and random little flat parts on the top?

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