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 The Helmet of Swift!

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The Helmet of Swift!
« on: Apr 27, 2013, 02:11 AM »
So I finally go my helmet done guys :D (at about midnight last night!). The Nexus Toy Fair was on today, so I had to get this ready for a troop with POO and the 501st (who were awesome by the way). Since I spent literally all my time working on it, I didn't have time to post a W.I.P, so here is how it went! (Please excuse the bad webcam pics, my father is in Namibia with the good camera :P)

Thanks to my friend Josh (MrWright944 here on the forums) I got a hold of a LoneWolf 1:1.


The helmet was much more pitted then I had imagined (though still VERY good quality, especially considering the price), so I went out and bought some putty and got to filling! After a few days of sanding I got to this:


Which took far longer than I would have liked (turns out the putty I got was NOT waterproof, and my wet-sanding pulled out all my fillings).

Then I araldite'd the ears on and filled in the seams with more putty, and gave it a few coats of silver:


And drew up a paint scheme:

These first steps took me the better part of the week, and so everything else I did yesterday/last night.

Thanks to POO and his brother Tim (sorry, I don't know your forum handle buddy :P) I got a silver-tinted visor which fit perfectly, and our clan motto, 'Ani Di Alor' hand painted on the side of the dome. After I picked that up I got to the proper painting:




I was tempted to leave it at that, but felt it needed some red on the front. I also hit it up with a drybrush and blackwash, padded it and installed the visor:




Some of you who have been following my build will recall that at Comic-con earlier this year I was lacking a helmet, and made do with some Kiffar face tattoos. I decided to emulate that on the helmet, to display my characters Kiffar heritage. I'm not very happy with how the stripes turned out, but they do help break up the symmetry (I prefer an asymmetrical kit).


All in all I'm very happy with how it turned out, and now my kit is very close to membership application :D I'll post some pictures of the Toy Fair today once I get them so you can see the almost-full kit in its entirety, as well as some better close ups once I have access to a camera.

Thank you for reading! Any comments or suggestions are very much appreciated!

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Re: The Helmet of Swift!
« Reply #1 on: Apr 27, 2013, 02:32 AM »
My what a lovely visor that fits perfectly into your bucket! :P

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Re: The Helmet of Swift!
« Reply #2 on: Apr 27, 2013, 02:51 AM »
Wicked bro!

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Re: The Helmet of Swift!
« Reply #3 on: Apr 27, 2013, 06:02 AM »
It's... beautiful! ;D

And my sister thinks you resemble Orlando Bloom. :P  :laugh:

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Re: The Helmet of Swift!
« Reply #4 on: Apr 27, 2013, 08:19 AM »
Very nice job and I like the colours.

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Re: The Helmet of Swift!
« Reply #5 on: Apr 27, 2013, 09:15 AM »
Looks good-I allways apreciate other people's builds more when they overcome obstacles like your putty conundrum.

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Re: The Helmet of Swift!
« Reply #6 on: Apr 27, 2013, 09:26 AM »
Great looking paint apps, nice job vod

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Re: The Helmet of Swift!
« Reply #7 on: Apr 27, 2013, 04:11 PM »
Very Cool Vod ;)

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Re: The Helmet of Swift!
« Reply #8 on: Apr 27, 2013, 04:39 PM »
Dark Red and Purple apparently isn't original anymore :P :laugh: :laugh: I like the design on your right cheek ;D

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Re: The Helmet of Swift!
« Reply #9 on: Apr 29, 2013, 10:32 PM »
Thanks for all the lovely comments guys! I now have access to a camera (and Bulgarian moonshine, but that's another matter entirely :P) so I should be getting some pictures up later today (assuming I can be bothered getting out of bed :D).

It's... beautiful! ;D

And my sister thinks you resemble Orlando Bloom. :P  :laugh:

Ahahah, thank you! Its beauty distracts from the fact that I'm about to murder >:D And I can't say I see the resemblance, but thanking your sister nonetheless :P


Dark Red and Purple apparently isn't original anymore :P :laugh: :laugh: I like the design on your right cheek ;D

Heh, I'm sure it's been done before I got a hold of it! Though admittedly I couldn't find any kits with these colours... Still, the more the merrier :D Thank you!

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Re: The Helmet of Swift!
« Reply #10 on: Apr 30, 2013, 02:18 AM »
Bravo!  ;D

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Re: The Helmet of Swift!
« Reply #11 on: Apr 30, 2013, 08:52 AM »
Bravo!  ;D

Thank you Adam!


So, I said I'd supply higher quality pictures, so here the are. I'll let them do most of the talking!













Obviously I need to fix up the visor attachment; I intend to strip out the hot glue and use the three-point bolt method instead. I also need to clean up the vents a little and fix up the padding, as the helmet currently rides up when I lean forward. A few more blackwashes wouldn't hurt either!

Other then that I am very very happy with how it turned out!

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Re: The Helmet of Swift!
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2013, 03:59 PM »
Nice pics vod ;) looks even cooler

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Re: The Helmet of Swift!
« Reply #13 on: Jun 10, 2013, 12:50 AM »
Just a quick update to make!
I finally, following P.O.Os instruction, got the bolts for the visor glued in. Though I think I may have them slightly misaligned:


I also got a much-needed neck seal made, albeit a simple one:


Hopefully I'll get some pictures of the finished helmet and neck seal later, with the rest of the kit, later tonight :D
Thanks for reading!

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Re: The Helmet of Swift!
« Reply #14 on: Jun 12, 2013, 08:50 AM »
Very nice weathering work!

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