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Mandalorian Armor => Helmets => Topic started by: Lanzlo on Aug 06, 2020, 07:21 PM

Title: Starting out
Post by: Lanzlo on Aug 06, 2020, 07:21 PM
OK, first helmet here. Using EVA foam, and a pattern from Punished Props (link here (https://www.punishedprops.com/2019/11/11/foam-mandos/).)

Still need the ear pieces (put a pair on at the seams, then realized the seams weren't exactly in the right place for that.) I want to put a ridge around the mandibles, and a center mohawk decorated with teeth.

Current plan is:

Eventually, I do want to make this either sturdy enough to withstand saber blows, or craft one out of 1/4" steel. But, for now, this will do.

(https://i.imgur.com/JnL4Xrm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qiqvi2K.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SMbetPP.jpg)
Title: Re: Starting out
Post by: Celtkhan on Aug 06, 2020, 08:00 PM
Hate to tell you this, but if youíre going for an official helmet, exposed eva foam isnít allowed.
Title: Re: Starting out
Post by: Lanzlo on Aug 06, 2020, 08:24 PM
Yeah, think of it more like a 'proof of concept.' Besides, I've already invested some effort into this, so I want to see this through, at the very least.

Let's see how this turns out first...
Title: Re: Starting out
Post by: Akakyram on May 02, 2021, 05:49 PM
Can I be the first to say 1/4 steel is a terrible idea for your neck?  Lol
Title: Re: Starting out
Post by: Bowfanny on May 08, 2021, 03:52 AM
Itís a decent first attempt. Iíd definitely suggest using a round object next time and preshaping your foam before commuting to the flying process as your seams look like theyíre pulling a bit which is distorting the rest of the helmet and making it look squished. I will say though, with the same amount of effort you could easily use the same methods of shaping and what not to make a sintra/foamex/pvc sheet based helmet.