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    Sep 16, 2012, 3:45 PM - TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #1

    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 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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    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

    Last edited by Lazerblade; Sep 17, 2012 at 7:02 AM.
  2. Formely Jaing Skirata A'den Skirata's Avatar
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    Sep 16, 2012, 9:58 PM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #2

    That looks great!
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    Sep 18, 2012, 5:25 PM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #3

    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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    Sep 19, 2012, 9:27 AM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #4

    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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    Sep 19, 2012, 10:00 AM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #5

    Quote 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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    Sep 20, 2012, 7:21 PM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #6

    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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    Sep 22, 2012, 9:59 AM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #7

    Excellent work! I am glad to finally see some other people attempt a swtor helmet. Truly fantastic!
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    Sep 23, 2012, 10:28 AM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #8

    Looks awesome!
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    Sep 23, 2012, 6:35 PM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #9

    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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    Oct 2, 2012, 1:43 PM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #10

    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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    Oct 2, 2012, 10:10 PM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #11

    I have made more changes to it and will post new pictures very soon. Also started a new helmet.
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    Oct 2, 2012, 11:12 PM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #12

    Never played TOR but looks cool! Glad you're not content with "okay" looking. Go for perfect
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    Oct 3, 2012, 7:11 PM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #13

    Quote 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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    Oct 13, 2012, 3:50 PM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #14

    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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    Nov 15, 2012, 10:48 PM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #15

    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??
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    Nov 19, 2012, 7:21 AM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #16

    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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    Nov 28, 2012, 7:44 AM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #17

    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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    Nov 28, 2012, 1:46 PM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #18

    I love mocking up lids. That looks amazing!!!
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    Mar 19, 2013, 4:05 PM - Re: TH-17A Elite War Medic Helmet (WIP) #19

    Gonna start the armor for the Elite War Medic helmet.

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