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 Mercy - A Togruta rears it's fearsome head...the painting begins...

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Re: Mercy - A Togruta rears it's fearsome head...
« Reply #15 on: Aug 01, 2015, 09:28 PM »
I don't know if I mentioned this to you.

The Smooth-on brand of epoxy putty (called, Free Form) is stocked at:
Reynolds Advanced Materials
1727 E Weber Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 967-7727

If you have not been there; It's worth checking out.

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Re: Mercy - A Togruta rears it's fearsome head...
« Reply #16 on: Aug 01, 2015, 09:32 PM »
I don't know if I mentioned this to you.

The Smooth-on brand of epoxy putty (called, Free Form) is stocked at:
Reynolds Advanced Materials
1727 E Weber Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 967-7727

If you have not been there; It's worth checking out.

Sweet. Tempe is on the far side of the valley from me, but I make it out that way from time to time. I'll check it out.

Thanks :)

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Re: Mercy - Starting on the helmet
« Reply #17 on: Aug 02, 2015, 11:41 AM »
Let me say this....

I LOVE APOXIE SCULPT!!

It's a pleasure to work with.

Horns formed and now being molded to the helmet. I had to epoxy a bolt into each horn and holes in the helmet to secure them in place while I did the work, But overall I'm very pleased with how it's going.

Next step is to finish shaping the horns, getting them perfectly symmetrical, and applying a smooth finish.
I haven't decided whether to make them real horns poking through the helmet, or the helmet formed over the horns. I suppose I won't know until I see how it evolves.

What do you think?



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Re: Mercy - A Togruta rears it's fearsome head...
« Reply #18 on: Aug 02, 2015, 06:13 PM »
So, before I can finish the horns, I need to decide how they will be mounted.

If they are actually part of the helmet, I need to leave the flairs at the bottom so they will blend into the rest of the helmet.
If they are horns poking through holes, then I need to trim the flairs back and devise a transition between helmet and horn.

I like both approaches about equally, so I'm putting this out to the community.

Which way would you prefer?

Thanks in advance... :)

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Re: Mercy - A Togruta rears it's fearsome head...
« Reply #19 on: Aug 02, 2015, 07:49 PM »
part of the helmet, as if they were an added part of the helmet to protect the horns

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Re: Mercy - A Togruta rears it's fearsome head...
« Reply #20 on: Aug 02, 2015, 08:34 PM »
Either way, you might have to bulk up the dome a little.

That said, I'll second Havelock, this is bat-osik insane!  I LOVE IT!  :o 8)

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Re: Mercy - A Togruta rears it's fearsome head...
« Reply #21 on: Aug 03, 2015, 02:41 AM »
Excuse my ignorance....but are the horns/lekku of a togruta hard or soft? If they are hard, then would it be possible to even fit them through the helmet to get them into the horn holders? Though, correct me if I'm wrong, aren't there also side and back lekku/horns as well? 

At the moment, the horns look substantially wider than the helmet itself. Likewise, if they're hard, wouldn't they be somewhat protective themselves? If they're soft- I would have the horns you have on there be part of the helmet and therefor made of beskar. Actually, part of the reason Beskar is so awesome is because it can deflect or protector from lightsabres right?  If they are horns, I would bulk out the sides of the helmet so they could potentially fit in there, and/or make removable looking panels on each side that would clip in after the helmet is on.

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Re: Mercy - A Togruta rears it's fearsome head...
« Reply #22 on: Aug 03, 2015, 02:54 AM »
I believe the horns/lekku are prehensile, which means they can be controlled by the togruta. I know for a fact that Twi'lek lekku are prehensile. so that would mean they are soft, but have a muscular structure.

That said, I would make the horns part of the helmet.

Can not WAIT to see this one finished up...especially with that gorgeous armor you're making ;)

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Re: Mercy - A Togruta rears it's fearsome head...
« Reply #23 on: Aug 03, 2015, 03:35 AM »
I'm not sure the horns (montrals) are prehensile but I believe the lekku are to a small degree. The montrals are essentially their ears and are fleshy, they are hollow to act similar to our eardrums. I would definitely go with them as part of the bucket. There are the three lekku that you'll need to mod the bucket to allow dangling out but one step at a time. So far it's a great job Mercy.

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Re: Mercy - A Togruta rears it's fearsome head...
« Reply #24 on: Aug 03, 2015, 08:09 AM »
Excuse my ignorance....but are the horns/lekku of a togruta hard or soft? If they are hard, then would it be possible to even fit them through the helmet to get them into the horn holders?

Shhhhh...

The horns are at least semi-solid, so technically would require a mask or a two piece helmet. This is Star Wars.... we ignore inconvenient details here... :)
Lekku are fully prehensile, just like Twi'leks, and the tail is soft too, but just kinda hangs there.

As a practical build consideration, I need to work on one element at a time: horns first, then the tail, finally the lekku.
I based the proportions from the Shaak-Ti figurine, so when finished, this helmet will be massive! Tall, wide, and deep. That's one reason I had to bulk out the shoulders of the armor so much, so I wouldn't be a bobblehead. Right now the horns put me at about 6'9"

The armor over the lekku and tail will be segmented. Hopefully this will give the illusion of being removable.

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Re: Mercy - A Togruta rears it's fearsome head...
« Reply #25 on: Aug 04, 2015, 02:29 PM »
Part of the bucket.  That's my vote.   :)

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Re: Mercy - A Togruta rears it's fearsome head...
« Reply #26 on: Aug 04, 2015, 07:10 PM »
I agree, definitely part of the helmet (now I know the details!). I think the side and back montrals should be covered as well at the top, and then the rest of the Montral should have  segmented armor. Doesn't make sense for the top pieces to be bare and the rest covered.

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Re: Mercy - A Togruta rears it's fearsome head...
« Reply #27 on: Aug 04, 2015, 07:33 PM »
Well, the tail and lekku will definitely be armored down to the neck, but for practical reasons (that is, being able to turn my head) the parts below the neck have to be  bare with maybe some small decorative plates.

I'm going to start mocking up the rest of the helm in cardstock tonight. If it comes out good I'll probably resin it over. Sintra doesn't seem to like compound curves.

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Re: Mercy - A Togruta rears it's fearsome head...
« Reply #28 on: Aug 04, 2015, 08:46 PM »
No, compound curves are very difficult in Sintra

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Re: Mercy - A Togruta rears it's fearsome head...
« Reply #29 on: Aug 07, 2015, 08:12 AM »
Commenting so I get updates :D

Gotta say, this is one of the most complex helmets I've seen anyone attempt here, but I'm rooting for you :)

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