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The Mandalorian Helmet Build

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Hey everyone!

Sit down, relax, put your feet up, maybe heat up some microwave Womp Rats, cause this is going to be a long, but fun one!

After watching the new The Mandalorian trailer, I decided that, wow, that silver helmet looks sick!

So, I will be starting with a Pepikura Boba Fett helmet and converting it to a Mandalorian helmet, bondo-ing and sanding it to get it smooth, and finally, will be making a resin cast of the helmet. And then, of course, the beautiful silver paint.

For the Pepikura helmet, I have it scaled down about 10%, mostly because my printer would cut off pieces, but also because the Mandalorian's helmet looks a bit smaller than Boba's helmet.

I will be making the ears and the forehead crest(for lack of a better name) from scratch, first out of paper, then to bondo etc.

So, lets get to it!

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I will be updating as fast as I can but, I am also working on my ANH TK right now as well, and this is just a side project. Also I do not have very much experience with bondo or resin yet.

 

Until next time

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Hey everyone!

Here is a quick update.

 

I have done some pretty heavy mods already to this helmet, but it is already starting to take shape.

First, here are some reference images I am using.

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Next, I have the cheeks cut out to give them a more accurate shape.

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Here is a shot of the ear details made by me.

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And I also added the forehead crest.

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That's pretty much it for this update.

 

Until next time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hey everyone!

Although I have not gotten much traffic here,(which makes perfect sense as this forum is dedicated to stormtroopers, not mandalorians) I will continue to post updates on my thread here. I may end up moving this thread to the Bounty Hunters Guild forum.

But for now, it is here to stay. So, onto the progress report!

I have done a complete overhaul of the old pieces, as they were inaccurate and needed a change.

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I also made custom keyhole slots for the back of the helmet as seen here.

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I have also updated the forehead crest.

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And that is pretty much it. Soon I will be applying the first coat of fiberglass resin.

 

Until next time

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Interesting to see the process, looking forward to the progress

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15 hours ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Interesting to see the process, looking forward to the progress

Thanks Glen. Good to see some feedback;)

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