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Mandalorian Helmet Progress by Verdaera Mandalorian Helmet Progress by Verdaera
A progress shot of my Mandalorian helmet.

I used the wizardofflight pattern from The Dented Helmet forums, scaled at 98% for the pattern. I had originally tried to use for-sale signs and bondo, but decided to redo it in sturdier Sintra (PVC Foamboard)

The top two shots are the sintra pre-shaping attached to a child's bike helmet (I'm small and need a tinier helm). I initially rounded it over a plastic bucket with the heat gun and riveted the shield to the helmet dome, since glue wasn't sturdy enough. I also had nipped a section and reshaped the front of the bike helmet so the face would be more straight rather than protrude out at an angle.

The bottom two are post-shaping and cheeks put in. The shield followed the oval curve of the helmet, but the bottom needed to be circular. I found if I heated small sections with a heat gun and squeezed it round from either side of the helmet, it forced it round without distorting it. I inserted a craft ring with superglue and hot glue, as well as the cheeks. The eyebrow shape is my own design. I've since added the additional layer around the t-visor.

Next up, keyholes and bondo. And sanding. Lots and lots of sanding.
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moniquenik Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Nice cosplay helmet! :)
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Verdaera Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, but, it's not a "cosplay" helmet, it's a costume helmet... common misunderstanding, but I'm a costumer, not a cosplayer :)
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XxDarthRevanxXx Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
cool
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DaikiTheWolfTIC Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Friend... Im kinda lost with this... I know its not a tutorial but could you explain how you got it to be the way it is? ^^;
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AnariaZar-Rel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Looking good! :)
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snake682 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
wow! nice work. i started to make one out of sintra myself but never got around to finishing it.
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AdmCorranHorn Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Wow, you just slapped me in the face with the obvious. I've been trying to think of ways I could reinforce sale signs. It didn't even occur to me to use sintra. I've got 5 or 6 sheets of it left.
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey, I never thought of it either til I saw someone else's in person. None of the tutorials ever mentioned using anything other than sale signs and trash cans!
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AdmCorranHorn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Well at least I'm not completely alone in my obliviousness ^_^;
Thanks again btw ^_^
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