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I'm never going to even attempt this but how do you make a mold of a helmet? I mean visor in or out? how do you pull it out of the mold. Someone needs to post a tut of this for all those lost people. Dont' PM me with info because this is not for me I just thought it would be useful for all of you if say Blue realm showed a video of him molding a helmet. I dunno.
 

xalener

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Yeah, I can't find anything specificly for molding a helmet.
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Justin2K7

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I'm also really interested in how you make the molds and stuff. I just recently found the site after seeing the auction for Adam's armor. I instantly decided I must make one. A lot of the links in the stickies are broken.
 

Justin2K7

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If I'm gathering right I need to sculpt the helmet first and then make a mold from it? Do you think it would be easier to make one of the papercrafts first just to use for reference while making your initial sculpt?
 

iHMAFREAK

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im in my first stages of making a suit ( looking for equipment) and im also wondering, is it better to sculpt clay with the visor in the maneequin head? its cause i dont want to make my sculpture and when i decide to put the visor, it doesnt fit. so yea.
 

Dracc

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I'm not sure if this will be viable, but once the Legendary helmets are in cirulation, you might be able to make a pretty good full size mold by using Hydrospan by succesively molding and casting the helmet. Hydrospan apparently only/always increases the size by 60%, but depending on the dimensions of the helmet(I can't remember what scale it is off hand) There is a decent possibility of making a scaled replica. At the very least you will have an official model to build from, and when enlarged you will have a spectacular refference for hand scultping, if it won't scale to the exact size.
 

Sean Bradley

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Hate to say it guys, but if one of us were to upload a tutorial here showing how to mold a spartan helmet, we'd be in blatant violation of a bunch of laws, aside from giving away information that should be earned through hard work the way we all did.

We've given you the tools needed to learn how to do this. Don't expect us to hold your hand the whole way. Take some initiative, and learn through experience.
 

josiahpeters

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I sculpted my helmet from clay and made a 5 part plaster mold... (YEAH GG) Here's a few pics... I'm not gonna explain everything cause its 3 ******* am and i still have shoulders, forearms, shins, groin pieces to sculpt...
 

falcon NL

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To be honest I'm impressed of what you are doing, and most off all the rate of what your doing it with. I look good and i am convince that you well have a armor before the release of halo 3...
 

zeronifty

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Question: Are you going to put the head minus the helmet back into the mold when you pour your plastic? to assure that you have an empty space instead of just a huge block shaped like a helmet?
 

Spartan648

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Andrew L said:
I've seen those type tutorials they're just difficult to understand sometimes. I think it would help to see someone do it with a real Halo helmet


I have pictures of a Boba Fett Helmet i made a mold of would that do
I can get the pics up in about a day
In the mean time here is a link to pics of a dragons head sculpture I did for a freiend several years ago

http://homepage.mac.com/mantaray7/PhotoAlbum42.html

Pass Word: halo3

I pass word protect my albums when I make a new one
If you have any questions please ask

Also Smooth-On is an good place to go for this information
They have a DVD of making a brush on rubber mold, The mold is one piece
the support jacket is three pieces Here is a link for the smooth-on how to section http://www.smoothon.com/howto.htm
here is the DVD page for smooth-on their DVDs are $19.95 each
Smooth-On DVDs go here http://www.smoothonsecure.com/store/index....612a3311571cc8d
I also suggest getting a set of books from http://www.castcraft.com/
there are four books in the set one of the books is a materials guide with names and addresses of mold making materials suppliers
well worth the price of the set

I will get the pics of the helmet mold up as soon as i can
Spartan 648
 
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Winter

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Mad Cow said:
I sculpted my helmet from clay and made a 5 part plaster mold... (YEAH GG) Here's a few pics... I'm not gonna explain everything cause its 3 ******* am and i still have shoulders, forearms, shins, groin pieces to sculpt...


I never thought about doing a 5 part mold.....hmm...interesting thought. Did you have the 5th part as the inside of the helmet or did you cover the gap?


Spartan648 said:
I have pictures of a Boba Fett Helmet i made a mold of would that do
I can get the pics up in about a day
In the mean time here is a link to pics of a dragons head sculpture I did for a freiend several years ago

http://homepage.mac.com/mantaray7/PhotoAlbum42.html

Pass Word: halo3

I pass word protect my albums when I make a new one
If you have any questions please ask

Also Smooth-On is an good place to go for this information
They have a DVD of making a brush on rubber mold, The mold is one piece
the support jacket is three pieces Here is a link for the smooth-on how to section http://www.smoothon.com/howto.htm
here is the DVD page for smooth-on their DVDs are $19.95 each
Smooth-On DVDs go here http://www.smoothonsecure.com/store/index....612a3311571cc8d
I also suggest getting a set of books from http://www.castcraft.com/
there are four books in the set one of the books is a materials guide with names and addresses of mold making materials suppliers
well worth the price of the set

I will get the pics of the helmet mold up as soon as i can
Spartan 648


Thanks for the visualization. Love the work you did on that Dragon. Keep us posted on your helmet work. Looks like you've got the talent to make it look great



Sean Bradley said:
Hate to say it guys, but if one of us were to upload a tutorial here showing how to mold a spartan helmet, we'd be in blatant violation of a bunch of laws, aside from giving away information that should be earned through hard work the way we all did.

We've given you the tools needed to learn how to do this. Don't expect us to hold your hand the whole way. Take some initiative, and learn through experience.


I concur. Theres alot of information on here, and other places. It's honestly not that hard to figure it out. And it seems that all it takes is time and initiative. Google doesn't hurt either.
I know alot of the "vets" are tired of the repeat questions. I know it's greatly appreciated, and love all the help you gus have offered so far. Thank you
 
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