Steampunk Jodo Kast helmet

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    Steampunk Jodo Kast helmet

    I have wanted to do a Star Wars cross over to Steampunk for a few years. Boba Fett was my first choice, but I know of several people that had done it and didn’t want to rehash it. Jodo Kast was suggested akin to a dare. I had a little over a month to complete the project.


    I thought that I could modify a ready-made helmet. The Ruby’s and voice changer helmets were very disappointing, so I chose to scratch build my own.

    This is where the fun began. Many thanks to Wizardoflight for the amazing templates
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    I used a batting helmet for the dome. The sides were built utilizing a different technique than the standard bondo and fiberglass. They were constructed with plastic “For Sale” signs and craft foam sheets. I then coated the foam with several thin coats of craft glue and covered it with Smooth-On Smooth-Cast 65D. The glue provided adhesion of the “rotocast”, without damaging the foam.

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    It can be sanded and painted like plastic. Plastic primer is a must.

    I will post more photos soon.
    Last edited by SPJodo; Jan 12, 2013 at 9:25 AM.

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    Re: Steampunk Jodo Kast helmet

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    I chose a gold base coat to give the appearance of being made out of brass. I used self adhesive scrapbook beads to recreate the rivets

    The right earpiece is made from a reclaimed brass sextant and the left is carved out of oak.

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    Last edited by SPJodo; Jan 11, 2013 at 11:15 PM.

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    Re: Steampunk Jodo Kast helmet

    I like it, great job with the helmet

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    Re: Steampunk Jodo Kast helmet

    i definately like the rf and stalk.

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    Re: Steampunk Jodo Kast helmet

    The RF and stalk were definitely interesting choices. Did you cannibalize a sextant for that?

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    Re: Steampunk Jodo Kast helmet

    I used the base plate and swing arm for the earpiece and the RF has the lenses and eyepiece from the sextant. The stalk was a piece of square brass bar that was hammered flat on one end and bolted to the swing arm. I can manipulate the RF and stalk by hand.

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