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 Kainrath's Helmet WIP

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Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« on: Apr 23, 2021, 11:06 AM »
Finally getting around to posting some of the work I've been doing on my helmet....


Trying out some ideas for the inside and figuring out the padding....


I've also been playing around with some greeblie ideas using, among other things, legos....

Which would eventually look something like this....

Is this way off base? Too much?

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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #1 on: Apr 23, 2021, 03:03 PM »
In my opinion it's awesome. Some pieces may be too recognizable as LEGOs though.  :cookie:

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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #2 on: Apr 23, 2021, 03:40 PM »
In my opinion it's awesome. Some pieces may be too recognizable as LEGOs though.  :cookie:

I've got them painted now and that goes a long way to loosing the "lego" look, but yes, that is a fear of mine as well. After painting them, I'm going to "gunk" them up a bit as well, and I think that will make all the difference

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« Reply #3 on: Apr 23, 2021, 04:09 PM »
Smart! Mind sharing some pictures when it's done? Im curious of the look and I may want to use something like that for my kit. ;D

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« Reply #4 on: Apr 23, 2021, 04:23 PM »
Smart! Mind sharing some pictures when it's done? Im curious of the look and I may want to use something like that for my kit. ;D

Definitely!
Here are the pieces primed and with a coat of hammered silver paint (i think it's actually called "antique pewter"). In retrospect, I think a coat or two of filler primer would have done a better job of filling in the gaps where the legos join. As it is I'll have to do that by hand when I "gunk it up" using acrylic paint.

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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #5 on: Apr 23, 2021, 04:28 PM »
Ooh... definitely considering doing this on my kit now! Thanks for the pics.

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« Reply #6 on: Apr 23, 2021, 04:37 PM »
Ooh... definitely considering doing this on my kit now! Thanks for the pics.

I also have to say, I had an absolute blast sitting in front of a pile of legos and trying to come up with cool designs. I guess it was tapping into a childhood joy.  :D
Please do share what you come up with!

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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #7 on: Apr 23, 2021, 04:39 PM »
If I end up making something, you'll be the first to critique it!  :laugh:

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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #8 on: Apr 23, 2021, 05:09 PM »
I'm impressed with how well just one coat of paint takes it away from a Lego look, these are really cool greeblies! I may have to dig through my ancient Mega Bloks and see what can be found...

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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #9 on: Apr 23, 2021, 05:13 PM »
I'm impressed with how well just one coat of paint takes it away from a Lego look, these are really cool greeblies! I may have to dig through my ancient Mega Bloks and see what can be found...

Indeed! It's amazing when you start looking at things through a "greeblie lens" what can be repurposed for use!

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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #10 on: Apr 23, 2021, 05:43 PM »
I wonder if a broken cord encasing would work? (The braided / woven cords I mean.)

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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #11 on: Apr 23, 2021, 05:47 PM »
I imagine so -- I've seen some neat cords used as fuel lines etc, and with the electronics and tech used in armor, there's plenty of reasons to use cords as greeblies!

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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #12 on: Apr 24, 2021, 10:13 AM »
The painting continues...



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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #13 on: Apr 24, 2021, 01:21 PM »
Ooh shiny!  :boba:

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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #14 on: Apr 24, 2021, 06:41 PM »
Ooh shiny!  :boba:

Haha, yes!
Sadly, it's only the undercoat  :o  (some of it will still be visible though)

Toothpaste!


Main Color



Alternate Colors applied


Adding the greeblies







Painting has begun



Almost done




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