TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP)

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    TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP)

    [FONT=Verdana]Hello,I thought I was at a point where I would be brave and share my first try at a helmet build. The helmet is an attempt to make a replica of a TH-17A EWM Merc helmet from the game SWTOR.

    Before I started, I looked at all the great stuff done right here. I came across one of Skirata's Legacy helmets and in fact, it was pretty much the whole inside of the helmet I was going to try and make.

    Here is the idea from Star Wars The Old Republic

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    Here is the Skirata Helmet. Very nice cast.

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    First mistake. I started with 1/4" plexigass. I read about Sintra later. It was hard to cut and hard to shape but I tried anyways. Here are the pieces cut out.

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    Attaching the plexi to start shaping.

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    On the helmet and [FONT=Verdana]premiered.
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    Where I am at today. I still have to add a real visor, LED's, padding and vents to the black spots on the sides. It has to be weathered a bit more also.

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    [FONT=Times New Roman][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]So, here it is. Any ideas, comments, criticism’s arewelcome. I have never tried anything like this but enjoyed it very much. If itturns out and if there is any interest, I will share more pictures as I go.

    Paul[/FONT]
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    Last edited by Lazerblade; Sep 17, 2012 at 7:02 AM.

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    Formely Jaing Skirata A'den Skirata's Avatar
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    Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP)

    That looks great!

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    Wow! Lots of looks but no advice? Thanks A'den for the compliment. I must now commit Seppuku 切腹

    LOL.

    Paul

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    No advice because you doing a great job.Here's some advice, keep up the good work and make me one

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    EagleEye said: View Post
    No advice because you doing a great job.Here's some advice, keep up the good work and make me one
    Wow! Thanks.

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    Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP)

    A slight update. I sanded down the sides (just enough for paint and photo's) and added the vents. Nothing is permenent yet, the mandibles and armor are just stickied on. It still needs a lot of fine tuning, a real visor, LED's, and real vents on the sides.

    Paul




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    Excellent work! I am glad to finally see some other people attempt a swtor helmet. Truly fantastic!

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    Looks awesome!

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    Worked on the helmet again. Made filters for the side holes and tightened up the external armor. Also, a blue visor. Nothing is permanent yet so the side filters are not flush yet. It needs to be re-painted again. Here are some shots.

    Paul




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    drool! Very nice work my friend. It makes me want to run home and play my Bounty Hunter on SWTOR- mission accomplished.

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    I have made more changes to it and will post new pictures very soon. Also started a new helmet.

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    Never played TOR but looks cool! Glad you're not content with "okay" looking. Go for perfect

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    Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP)

    BobaFiend said: View Post
    Never played TOR but looks cool! Glad you're not content with "okay" looking. Go for perfect
    I told you could of played on my account when we were at cvi but someone was too busy doing homework =p

    btw looks epic

    C

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    Latest update on TOR Merc helmet.
    Here it is next to one of my new projects. For some reason, it looks fatter than it really is. Maybe because I am so close to it with the camera



    Last nights picture. Its fuzzy but you get the idea.



    Here it is next to another TOR project that I will be working on.





    And for fun:



    Opinions? Ideas?

    Thanks,

    Paul

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    Wow! Looks amazing! Your helmet is the reason i decided to start making my own - you really did a great job!!

    What if you put a layer of clear coat to make it shiny like it is in the game?

    Question - how did you even start this? Where can i get materials and how did you carve out the details??
    Last edited by Anija11; Nov 15, 2012 at 10:49 PM. Reason: more info

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    I used the game pictures from my character and did screen shots from all sides. Then I bought one of Skiratas "legacy helmets" to start with. I basically sanded down most of the outside details. Then, I bought a huge sheet of Plexiglas to start with. I covered the helmet with paper and cut out the design to make templates for the outside armor. Then I cut the armor out of the Plexiglas. This was a trial and error job. once I had the pieces cut out, I began experimenting with the heat gun. I covered the inside helmet with tin foil to reflect the heat back and with welding gloves began to shape the pieces around the helmet.

    This was my first project and I learned so many things doing it. So, that is basically how I made it.

    Paul

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    Just a little update. I have not finished the TH-17A yet because I was sidetracked by my Havoc Trooper armor but wanted to share what I have done. As you know, the Merc helmet was my first attempt at making anything and I used what you all tought me on that to make the Havoc.

    I plan to make a whole set of armor for the TOR Merc helmet but I don't have the skills yet.

    Paul




















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    I love mocking up lids. That looks amazing!!!

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    Gonna start the armor for the Elite War Medic helmet.

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