FUS RO DAH!!
And so on ! Finally it's time for some Skyrim WIP
I decided that I will do the most iconic thing from the came.
The Iron Helmet
The Helm of the Dovahkiin!
BEWARE PICTURE HEAVY POST ON IT'S WAY!
I started by making pattern on my head from cardboard.
Once I had figured out the pattern I took my old trusty EVA foam and transferred the pattern onto it.
Hardest part of the helmet was the top part, the helm. I just couldn't figure it out.
I wanted to minimize visible seams and tried to make it out of one single piece of EVA foam by heating it up and bending it into a dome shape.
Well it didn't work out so great, I guess the EVA foam was way too thick so I had to think of something else.
After good night sleep I figured it out.
I went to Harraste and bought all of their 0,5 cm craft foam.
I made the dome out of 4 different pieces using the 0,5 cm thick craft foam.
I was too hasty while gluing the pieces together and I was left with nasty cap on top.
But it didn't hinder me because it wouldn't show after the helmet is ready.
For the small caps I put some plastic putty.
For details like nose and bridge over the head I used 0,2cm craft foam.
All the little stud details are hot glue.
I made the battle damage with carpet knife.
I made the horns out of EVA foam
Have to say these horns were probably the hardest part in this helmet!
I primed the whole thing with Gesso 2 times.
Then I painted the hole thing with black acrylic matte paint
I made little concoction out of black and silver acrylic colors which i used to paint the whole helmet using a stippling motion and sponge.
In my eye the color was still too bright and I weathered it more with some water diluted black acrylic paint.
I left the dilution on for about 30 seconds and then wiped the excess off with paper towel.
I added some rust coloring overall everywhere and especially in the creases.
Just missing the horns
And the final product with horns and all!
I have to say I hate making horns! Even more than gloves!
Well that was a mouth full or an eye full...
Next parts of my dovahkiin wip posts will not be this specific or long!
Until next time,
Mintfox over and out!
P.s I hope to see you at Desucon this weekend!!