Being a mad lover of the Force Unleashed game and seeing the amazing armour that Rob from 'My wicked armour' had made I felt inspired to make my own version.
I purchased a helmet off of Rob as it was very reasonably priced. Basically I couldn't make it myself for any less and his looked superb in the photos.
On recieving the helmet I decided to give it a few tweeks as I wanted to upgrade it a bit. Plus Rob is a good bit smaller than me so I had to enlarge certain bits. So within 10 mins I had it stripped down and ghost coated it with primer to see what needed doing.
Then I cut off the mouth piece and started filling the edges to crisp them up but after a while I decided to make my own mouth piece as I would take them same amount of time to make one from scratch. The new mouth piece was made with alot of car body filler and ALOT of filing and sanding. I then also made a mould of this.
When I took the ears pieces apart I noticed they were a little un-even and not as crisp as I would like, so I decided to get some new ones turned on a potters wheel then take a light weight cast of that.
I cast both pieces in aluminium resin. It is amazing stuff that you mix up and cast like a grp resin but when it is set it behaves like aluminium. Hence you can polish the hell out of it and add weathering etc. It is actually hard to tell from the real thing even if you hold it. See below for the finished pieces.