I decided to start a new project this week -- Rohlan Dyre from the KotOR comics. Let's see if I can stick with it long enough to actually finish. Maybe with a horde of Mandalorians edging me on, it might actually happen.
It may sound like heresy, but I love the EU more than the OT or PT. And I've been totally digging the KotOR and Legacy comics -- so much, that I've decided to do a Rohlan Dyre costume. But with comics, you're always at the mercy of who's this month's artist when it comes to reference material. Dyre almost always has a different helmet in every picture...
Of all the different helmets, I like Harvey Tolibao's version the best from ish #18. It looks less like a bucket with a visor, and more organic and reptilian. On backpacks, though, I like Bong Dazo's from ish #19 better. I mean, heck -- any chance to wear a backpack with glowing green liquid jostling around in it, I'll take.
So here we are, a few nights into the sculpt. There's still a few nights left to refine everything, but I won't be able to get around to it until later next week. The spikes on the back of the helmet are just sitting there -- I figure I'll probably sculpt and cast those separate from the helmet. It's almost symmetrical (as good as humanly possible, that is). I took a ton of pics earlier today to compare halves and check the center ridge line and other features. I found a few things I'm going to change a little, but for the most part I'm actually happy with it. I'm sure when I come back to it next week, I'll find more I want to change. LOL.