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Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    This is just awesome! I would certainly be up for a copy if you will sell it.

    The SWG Death Watch are lame and lazy, they're just regulars with no distinction at all.

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    The ears were looking at me funny, so I lopped them off with a hack saw. I didn't like how they were curving, so I drew a new profile for them (curved more inward) and went to work. It definitely has a thinner front profile now. I'm gonna add some more cardboard over it and just bondo straight over the cardboard. It's structurally sound in that area, so it really don't need too much reinforcement. I might go in with a bit of epoxy on the inside of it before I attach the cardboard, though, and I'm actually probably going to attach the cardboard with the same epoxy while I'm at it.

    I've also been working on that ridge around the dome, and I've also begun to shape the dome down. This dome is gonna need a bit of work, a bit more than my Coruscant Guard helmet did.

    I've also begun to tighten up the shape of the horns. The left horn is ready to be smoothed down since I shaved the mounting shaft down a bit so it's slimmer. I still have to shave down the right horn's mounting shaft, though.



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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    Holy.... that's uncanny. And you've done a GREAT job sculpting that from the pictures. I thought about redoing my ear pieces in wood, myself. Much cleaner corners.

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    This project is really turning out great! Keep up the good work.

  5. #55

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    very cool!

  6. #56

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    That looks better and better with each passing day.

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    Kandosii'la, keep it up vod.

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    You're doing a great job, keep it up!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    I've gotten to a point on the cheeks where I can prime it and prep it for filling. So that's what I've been working on this morning. I got it primed to where I like it and I can start filling in with some putty.



    I also decided to go ahead and put together some greeblies for the cheeks. The lineart shows *something* being there, but of course, it's not clear enough so I decided to design some greeblies myself. They are identical on each side.





    I still have a LOOOOOONG way to go on this helmet, but getting this stuff done make it seem a little more closer to completion for me.

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    Man, that looks awesome! Love watching this build.

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    This is looking awesome! Congratulations for all of your hard work

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    That is FREAKIN' AWESOME!

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    Very nice work on this project! By far one of the best DW helmets I've ever seen.

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    Wow that looks really fantastic man. Keep up the good work.

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    I've been watching this thread for a while, cuz I like to see the work of comic illustrators made real. When I read the comic, I thought the Death Watch group's helmets seemed like a silly variation of the typical Mandalorian helmet, and an unnecessary one at that. You've heard it for weeks now: you've done fantastic work here. But, in addition to making something real from two dimensional images, you've made this concept cool. I'm really liking the look of this bucket, now, when before your work the design in the comic just wasn't doing anything for me. Well done.

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    Happy New Year TDH!

    While I haven't had time to work on the helmet since a few days after my last post, I do have two progress pics to show. The first is the sanded first priming of the cheeks with bondo spot putty smoothing out some of the dips. The second is the reprimed cheeks, which are ready for a second smoothing since there are still some noticeable dips in them.



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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    Wow David, the end result is looking fantastic!! This is turning out better than anyone could have anticipated!

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    wow man...thats looking incredible!!!!

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    Dave,

    Looking fantastic.

    Do you plan on coating the inside of the helmet as well?


    Keep up the good work.

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    This is absolutly one of the best scratch builds i've seen. You did an awsome job and I cant wait to see the finished product. Mesh'la! Kandosii!

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    that helmet is Awesome! Great job it looks sweet keep up the good work man.

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    wow the bar has been set pretty high but seeing what you did gives me some idea of what i should do

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    outstanding work.
    i'm wondering...how do you make a helmet out of cardboard? are there directions on how to do so on this forum? (mando helmet)

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    Great job on the DW helmet!

    Where the rest?

    haha, good work!

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    Re: Mandalorian Death Watch helmet WIP

    Just stumbled onto this thread and LOVE your take on the DW helmet! I've wanted to do one of these myself but I don't think I could top your work.

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