Thor (2011) Movie Helmet Build Thread

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Deckard1981

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After searching online for hours for a Thor helmet replica (helmet not worn often enough in the film...lame) so I decided to build a replica using the disguise costume helmet as a base. I will, however, build a helmet to the specs of the hero prop using this base and documentation I have collect from MARVEL STUDIOS and Comic-Con 2010 photos for references.

 
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Deckard1981

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Re: Thor (2011) Movie Helmet Build & Interest Thread

The plan is to cast it out either in Urethane resin, or lay it up in Fiberglass and then get it plated.
 

Deckard1981

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Re: Thor (2011) Movie Helmet Build & Interest Thread

Here are some references of the sideshow 12", and of the film prop before it was electro plated:



 
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Deckard1981

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Re: Thor (2011) Movie Helmet Build & Interest Thread

No both the Thor and Loki helmets were resin or fiberglass that were then plated.
 

Deckard1981

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Re: Thor (2011) Movie Helmet Build & Interest Thread

Some more reference pics, while I pick up Bondo, Fiberglass cloth, and Polyester Resin...

 

Finhead

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Re: Thor (2011) Movie Helmet Build & Interest Thread

Perfect. :) Thanks for those last ones, now I can get going on my build. :thumbsup
 

Deckard1981

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Re: Thor (2011) Movie Helmet Build & Interest Thread

No worries, your work is always superb! I only hope I can do a fair job as well
 

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KaraZor-El

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Re: Thor (2011) Movie Helmet Build & Interest Thread

What kind of plating is it? How could you get it to be metallic looking, without super chrome-looking and shiney?
 

fettster

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Re: Thor (2011) Movie Helmet Build & Interest Thread

Just normal chrome with a satin clear coat to dull it down
 

Deckard1981

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Re: Thor (2011) Movie Helmet Build & Interest Thread

Just normal chrome with a satin clear coat to dull it down
fettster, thanks for that idea...

I have been looking into having the helm nickel plated locally, however another alternative I was looking into was Krylon Just Like Glass Chrome.

I am open to any and all suggestions.
With the GF gone for the holiday for 5 days I will be getting a lot done.

On the schedule for tomorrow is glassing the interior crown piece, and wing/cheek guards.

Pics will be updated of the WIP as well...
 

Deckard1981

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Re: Thor (2011) Movie Helmet Build & Interest Thread

Progress: Finally, I am in the process of laying up fiberglass into the crown, and wing/cheek guard I will post some pics tomorrow when everything is cured.
 

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Deckard1981

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Just want to point out the crown on this is too flat and the wings are overly curved forward!
 

Deckard1981

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Re: Thor (2011) Movie Helmet Build & Interest Thread

Okay so being that I am using the base that I am in the fashion pepakura helmets are here. I went ahead and mixed a 3:1 ratio of Bondo, and Polyester resin, the added the hardeners in the same 3:1 ratio. The reason I did this was because polyester resin gets very hot when curing, and I did not want the base to warp being it is thin plastic.

The Bondo sets quick reducing the effect of the heat as the polyester resin hardens.

I the laid 3.5oz fiberglass matte into the base dome of the crown and completed the wing/cheekguard pieces.

My next step will be to finish fiberglassing the crown.
 

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