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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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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« 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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« 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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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #15 on: Apr 26, 2021, 01:05 AM »
That is some awesome detail and weathering

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« Reply #16 on: Apr 26, 2021, 01:34 AM »
This thing really came to life with the weathering. That's one gunked up, industrial looking Mando! I love it.

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« Reply #17 on: Apr 27, 2021, 12:12 PM »
Thanks very much!

Got the visor (temporarily) installed....still trying to work out a few kinks


Under different lighting that better represents the "bone" color I was trying to achieve

Dang pesky lighting :laugh:

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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #18 on: Apr 27, 2021, 10:39 PM »
I am obsessed with the exposed wiring. What a cool detail!!

The visor's color looks like it fits well with all kinds of lighting, which is always good! It's neat how it reflects the greeblies, almost makes it seem 3D, like it's inside your helmet as well.

May I ask which fan you're using? It looks like it's powered with a phone power bank?

I like how even the inside padding / design looks like it fits right in to Star Wars! Wait, is that mando'a script too? :laugh:

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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #19 on: Apr 27, 2021, 10:59 PM »
So, the fan in the back is not powered, i just put that there for the aesthetic, but the helmet does have two very small fans which blow the air through channels on either side of the visor. The base helmet was made by April Storms Props on Etsy, by the way.

The power bank I put in there seems to work very well, though it took me a while to figure out how to make it secure and integrate it without it being in the way. Yes, just a standard phone power bank I got on Amazon.
The EVA foam lining also took a while to figure out but I’m happy with how it turned out, and it made mounting things on the inside much easier.

I am obsessed with the exposed wiring. What a cool detail!!

The visor's color looks like it fits well with all kinds of lighting, which is always good! It's neat how it reflects the greeblies, almost makes it seem 3D, like it's inside your helmet as well.

The exposed wiring was super fun to do! I love damaged stuff like that.
The visor I got from Kalevala Visors.  I wasn't prepared for how awesome the mirrored effect would be. I think it looks so cool!

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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #20 on: Apr 28, 2021, 01:41 PM »
I gotta say I love the use of Legos, I'm a lifelong fan of lego star wars so I think I may steal your odea and craft me some Greeblies  :P

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« Reply #21 on: Apr 28, 2021, 01:46 PM »
I gotta say I love the use of Legos, I'm a lifelong fan of lego star wars so I think I may steal your odea and craft me some Greeblies  :P

It’s really amazing the sorts of things you can come up with legos (not to mention, it’s fun!)

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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #22 on: Apr 28, 2021, 02:09 PM »
Ikr!  I think I'll make some things and use  velcro to attach to the helmet.  Would you say that would work out good in your opinion?

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« Reply #23 on: Apr 28, 2021, 02:23 PM »
Ikr!  I think I'll make some things and use  velcro to attach to the helmet.  Would you say that would work out good in your opinion?

I epoxied the stew out of all those greeblies on my helmet for fear of them getting knocked off (which will probably still happen  :laugh:)
I would be afraid the Velcro would be too visible and/or not stable enough.

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Re: Kainrath's Helmet WIP
« Reply #24 on: Apr 28, 2021, 03:55 PM »
Your paint/weathering skills are 10/10.
Nice work Vod!
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