Obscurus Crusade

Costuming => Space Marines => Topic started by: thorssoli on June 14, 2018, 02:20:08 AM

Title: Wolf Helm of Russ
Post by: thorssoli on June 14, 2018, 02:20:08 AM
The other day I decided to dust off this backburner project and get it finished.  It's nearing completion, so I figured I'd go ahead and share my progress so far.

I started with a reject cast from my old beaky space marine helmet mold.  I split it in half lengthwise to add a bit of width, ground off the ears and camera housing, and filled in all the holes.  This gave me a starting shape that looked like so:
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5801/30774875361_317b9c6274_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NTthgk)

Then I covered it with a bunch of expanding foam:
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5686/30996410286_ae179dd58e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Pe3GT1)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5558/31032363615_3e9f4d4078_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PhdYxZ)

Then I whittled the foam down to the rough shape I needed:
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5556/30996409336_a29e15e93c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Pe3GAC)

That shape was covered with oil-based clay and the final shape started to become clear:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/536/32044071945_3ac3be2793_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QPCfc4)

Sculpting was mostly done late at night when I was home from the shop, but it worked out pretty well:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/341/31803591220_b584dec22b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QsnHDE)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/604/31803590860_72b1779496_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QsnHxs)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2903/33039596810_b2bb19339f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SkAz3S)

So a little over a year ago, it looked like so:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3785/33039596680_a7c26effbf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SkAz1C)

Then, tired of moving the sculpt around in the workshop, I dusted it off, mounted it to some cardboard, and filled the overhangs with silicone:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1752/28901468118_332e652561_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L2Vzys)

Then I went ahead and mounted it upright and built up a drip wall:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/892/28901467498_d416d7bb2f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L2VznL)

And built up the rest of the silicone rubber mold jacket:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/875/42725479822_cb14683070_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/286vfBQ)

Once that had cured, I built a two-part fiberglass mothermold:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1732/42725479592_f49d4e9a1f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/286vfxS)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/875/42776804721_d253f7d8b3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28b3iHT)

Then, after it was all solid, I pried the mothermold off, trimmed up the edges, made a relief cut up the backside of the rubber jacket, and demolded the sculpt:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/876/42776804711_16ab2589a1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28b3iHH)

After a tiny bit of clean-up, I was able to rotocast a good, solid copy of the helmet:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1722/42058782554_9379e68c22_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/275AfKm)

After a quick trim, I couldn't help but try it on and compare it to the sculpt:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1739/41875576485_f4ea42e36c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26NpgY2)

Not bad:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/876/42058782474_efe18327bf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/275AfHY)

But maybe the next one will be better:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1725/28901464728_02e5639ba3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L2Vyy1)

Stay tuned...
Title: Re: Wolf Helm of Russ
Post by: Mayzee25 on June 15, 2018, 04:47:07 PM
That looks great and you can see the potential once it's fully made up - keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Wolf Helm of Russ
Post by: doomfist on June 15, 2018, 11:23:47 PM
Niiiice! 
Title: Re: Wolf Helm of Russ
Post by: thorssoli on July 08, 2018, 05:32:14 AM
Thank you both for the kind words.

I finally went ahead and made the canine teeth for these guys:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1762/41441299370_4f6ed3f54b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2692uvy)

They look okay so far.  Here's one sitting on a display stand I'm working on too:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1790/43250844671_4e76f4892e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28TVTht)

After a bit of cleanup, here they are in white primer:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1810/41441298390_10604cfba8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2692udE)

So they're almost done...
Title: Re: Wolf Helm of Russ
Post by: prev on July 08, 2018, 09:39:14 PM
Your work never ceases to amaze Shawn.

I love watching your creations come to life.
Title: Re: Wolf Helm of Russ
Post by: ViolentDream on July 09, 2018, 09:25:02 AM
Looks great! Awesome as always.

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Title: Re: Wolf Helm of Russ
Post by: thorssoli on July 11, 2018, 11:42:18 AM
Thanks guys.  I'm pretty happy with this helmet so far.

The other day I gave both copies a coat of satin "Heirloom White" from Rustoleum.  After that had dried, I sat down and picked out the teeth in gloss white:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/926/28475203637_1fb281ea89_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KofRYR)
I think they look okay so far:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/927/28475203927_fc3ff88a2b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KofS4R)

Next up: weathering, gluing in the eye lenses, and padding.  Stay tuned!
Title: Re: Wolf Helm of Russ
Post by: thorssoli on July 14, 2018, 03:52:30 PM
Got most of the weathering done:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/841/42481708305_8e477abacd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27HXRQD)

That is to say, my shop assistant Rachel got most of the weathering done:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/43386122211_e7f68c5fe8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/296TdzR)

She did a great job:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/913/29515938668_6ae3e19c18_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LYdUfh)

I'm really happy with it:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1784/42504450775_b826d0dae7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27KYqoc)

Both of them actually:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1761/42481707255_e929f7531d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27HXRwx)

The display stand still needs a bit more detail work:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/917/42504450165_e2ef0346b4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27KYqcF)

I'm also trying to decide if I want to add rivet details like I've got on the eyebrow in this photoshopped pic:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/833/42504449875_c0024b5896_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27KYq7F)

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Wolf Helm of Russ
Post by: vonjankmon on July 17, 2018, 09:18:53 AM
That turned out really great. Any thoughts of putting LED's in for the lenses? I think it would look even more striking with red glowing eyes.
Title: Re: Wolf Helm of Russ
Post by: ViolentDream on August 21, 2018, 07:24:21 PM
As always, nothing but the best from you, Thorsolli. \m/

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Title: Re: Wolf Helm of Russ
Post by: ViolentDream on August 21, 2018, 07:25:11 PM
As always, nothing but the best from you, Thorsolli. \m/

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Sorry phone typo. Thorssoli

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Title: Re: Wolf Helm of Russ
Post by: thorssoli on September 02, 2018, 01:01:51 AM
That turned out really great. Any thoughts of putting LED's in for the lenses? I think it would look even more striking with red glowing eyes.

I haven't added LEDs, but I did put some shiny aluminum mesh inside to make the red tinted lenses a bit more noticeable.

I also went ahead and added some metallic studs:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1785/28603699817_d7be259804_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KzBrqe)

I only added these to one of the copies:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1801/28603699057_c293ab7e64_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KzBrc8)

So here's the finished, studded helmet on its display stand:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1817/44002079801_19ece6cd4b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a3jaji)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/939/44002079471_98117781f1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a3jadB)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1775/44002079031_9d8d421c42_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a3ja62)

So that's a done thing.