My first ODST helmet

C231996

New Member
I am currently workin on making an ODST cosplay with the help of some friends. They are helping with the armor and helped me find someone to get the helmet but it’s up to me to do the work on that among other. So this is a thread of my progress on it and if anyone has any helpful tips, I’m all ears.



Helmet was just dropped off and now the hard part begins
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Helmet is now sanded and waiting supplies so that I can paint it.
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Helmet is now primed and set to dry before more painting
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I will update more as I get more progress on it.

Update: had to redo the primer on it due to some imperfections in the 3D print and where the pieces were glued together. Had to go back over it with filler primer, but after this is dry, I plan on slapping some metallic black on it and wait for my visor to get in.
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DeltaAlphaZulu

Member
I am currently workin on making an ODST cosplay with the help of some friends. They are helping with the armor and helped me find someone to get the helmet but it’s up to me to do the work on that among other. So this is a thread of my progress on it and if anyone has any helpful tips, I’m all ears.



Helmet was just dropped off and now the hard part begins
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Helmet is now sanded and waiting supplies so that I can paint it.
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Helmet is now primed and set to dry before more painting View attachment 325632
I will update more as I get more progress on it.
That's a great looking helmet! I can't wait to see the final paint job!
 

SnakeandNape

Jr Member
How exactly does that work?
Its ok most of the time i dont use the lower half as you never see the back of the helmet. But the bands are used to loosely hold the parts together and allow them to stretch to fit a head. The magnets then hold the lower half snuggly to the helmet.
 

C231996

New Member
Did you have to alter the helmet at all? I had to widen the opening a bit for mine, but to be fair I have a funko pop style head. Just wasn’t sure if it was a common issue
Nope. All I’ve done is sand it and prime it. I didn’t print the helmet, a friend did and he glued and bonded the pieces together so right now it’s just the shell. I’m working on painting it and adding foam to the inside and the visor and attachments.
 

C231996

New Member
Found a metallic black paint that I really like and am now painting the helmet' base coat. I'm also using a matte black for the parts around the visor. Though I am trying to think about what accents, if any I should/want to add. (I'm not a big fan of the huge colored stripe down the middle of the helmet) Any thoughts? (Will post current progress when I am able to)
 

SnakeandNape

Jr Member
Found a metallic black paint that I really like and am now painting the helmet' base coat. I'm also using a matte black for the parts around the visor. Though I am trying to think about what accents, if any I should/want to add. (I'm not a big fan of the huge colored stripe down the middle of the helmet) Any thoughts? (Will post current progress when I am able to)
Do you have a accent color in mind. I've seen helmets with the forehead or jaw painted instead of the strip. You could always off set the strip from the center. Or don't add any accents and put a decal or logo somewhere on the helmet.
 

C231996

New Member
Do you have a accent color in mind. I've seen helmets with the forehead or jaw painted instead of the strip. You could always off set the strip from the center. Or don't add any accents and put a decal or logo somewhere on the helmet.
I was thinking red for the accent color. That front strip is a good idea. And maybe I might put a decal on there. Thank you!
 

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