Thor (2011) Movie Helmet Build Thread

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by Deckard1981, Dec 13, 2011.

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  1. 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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  2. galmando

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

    What would it be made from?
     
  3. Deckard1981

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    The plan is to cast it out either in Urethane resin, or lay it up in Fiberglass and then get it plated.
     
  4. Deckard1981

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    Here are some of the reference pics from comic con 2010:
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    Here are some references of the sideshow 12", and of the film prop before it was electro plated:

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  6. galmando

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

    So the movie helmet wasn't metal?
     
  7. Deckard1981

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    No both the Thor and Loki helmets were resin or fiberglass that were then plated.
     
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    Some more reference pics, while I pick up Bondo, Fiberglass cloth, and Polyester Resin...

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  9. Finhead

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    Perfect. :) Thanks for those last ones, now I can get going on my build. :thumbsup
     
  10. Deckard1981

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    No worries, your work is always superb! I only hope I can do a fair job as well
     
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    What kind of plating is it? How could you get it to be metallic looking, without super chrome-looking and shiney?
     
  12. fettster

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

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    Cool! Look forward to seeing it!!
     
  14. Deckard1981

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

    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...
     
  15. Deckard1981

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    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.
     
  16. Sydman24

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    Can't wait to see how this turned out. :D
     
  17. Deckard1981

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    Just want to point out the crown on this is too flat and the wings are overly curved forward!
     
  18. Deckard1981

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    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.
     
  19. Deckard1981

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    Thanks Guys!
     
  20. Moxiebot

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    This sounds pretty cool.. looking forward to the pics.
     
  21. Deckard1981

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    Thanks
     
  22. galmando

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

    I'm also looking forward to this one, been wanting a nice Thor helmet since I first saw the pics of them
     
  23. locusta

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    Awesome. Like the Thor helmet allot. The whole Thor designs where splendid in my opinion. Heimdall´s helmet looked stunning as well.
     
  24. Deckard1981

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    Alrighty, I am not done glassing the inside of the crown so I won't show its interior, but the wing/cheekgaurds are done with their first step.

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    Here is a tease of things to come....

    As seen in the USO sequences of "Captain America The First Avenger".

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  26. j0wE

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    looking great man!
     
  27. Deckard1981

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    Thanks man!
     
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    Feeling under the weather so I did not get much done today, however I will be back at it first thing Monday morning!
     
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    Still feeling pretty lousy hopefully I will get back to it tomorrow.
     
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    Here is where I am at:

    Step 3: Recover from Bronchitis:sick
    Step 4: Finish Glassing Crown
    Step 5: coat external crown, and internal cheek guards/ with Bondo 3:1 polyester resin mix
    Step 6: sand even, and add final details:confused

    Then Mold, Cast, & Paint or plate....
    Then Repeat!
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  31. NexusFX

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    we are getting the avengers together for wondercon so im in for a bucket!!
     
  32. VaultUK

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    Looking greatc
     
  33. Deckard1981

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    Happy New Year! Maybe our last??? But In any case, I made some big headway and will be posting new pics shortly.

    I would also like to Thank You Kapow7, and tuskenfett for their comments.
     
  34. CaptainSuperman

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    I would be very interested in one of these. Looks great
     
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    Re: Thor (2011) Movie Helmet Build & Interest Thread

    Here is a pic of the final movie helm made for the film:

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  37. Deckard1981

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    and here is where we are this morning....

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    Some more of this mornings work...

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    At this point most of the rough sanding on the crown is done. So I have to repeat that process still on the insides of the wing/ cheek guards as well as any touch up work before restoring the details in the middle of the crown.
     
  40. callmemilo

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    definitely looking forward to seeing more of this helmet progress... what you've got so far is very promising, i almost regret throwing my rubies helmet away! :p
     
  41. Deckard1981

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    Just going to post some pics for now and will explain where I am at a little later.

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    yeah I know Buster has seen better days....
     
  42. Deckard1981

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  43. CaptainSuperman

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    Looks great! Can't wait to see it finished
     
  44. Finhead

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    Doesn't look like you did anything to the Disguise helmet other than harden it and make it a solid piece? Isn't this on the verge of recast? I mean you would have to change it up pretty drastically to avoid that aspect.
     
  45. Deckard1981

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    Don't worry Fin, there is still much to be done, and also remember building someone's pep model hardening it then retouching details isn't any different. Because the base model was created by someone else, the builder is simply finishing or modifying the work.
     
  46. Finhead

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    Absolutely 100% different for many reasons I wont get into. But in all my pep builds (think there might be 4) I have asked the artist permission to use there pep as a BASE. Which is what it is if you look at any of my work it ends up looking nothing like the pep base.
    But hardening a helmet purchased from a company changing a few detail and calling it your own is well simply not right in any way.
     
  47. Deckard1981

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    Well, I never called this my helmet and stated I am modifying the Disguise Helmet base in my first post. This thread is not here to argue with you but to show people simply what I am doing to what I purchased to better it.
     
  48. EyeintheSky

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    Finhead, let's see the final result, before judging Deckard's job as a simple recast. Probably there will be so many details added at the end that will make the initial helmet unrecognizable.
    Deckard, in my opinion you should probably open a bit more the ears in the back to make the from view more similar to the picture of the original.
    I'm curious to see it finished!
     
  49. galmando

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    So I take that now you have the helmet wear it is currently, you're going to start putting in the details on the back of the wings?

    Will you also be enhancing the details that are already present?

    Looking forward to seeing how this pans out
     
  50. Deckard1981

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    Yes, but the crown needs the most work, and I removed two sections completely not visible in the pics and have to rebuild them completely. There is a lot of filling and smoothing out to be done on the crown after that I will commence work on the interior wing details.
     

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