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    Default Final college year project - update

    I have settled on design number 8.

    As this model is going to end up to be a physical 3d printed model, I began by figuring out the bare basics.

    - How does the head fit inside?
    - How does the helmet open up?
    - What is the most efficient way of spliting the helmet into pieces for 3d printing?
    - How does a real mechanism fit inside and operate the movement of the opening mask?

    Once I had these questions answered I was ready to prepare my model in Zbrush, which currently is my number 1 tool for any kind of design work.






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    In the last few days I kept quite busy.
    I finalized the design of the helmet and began the 3d printing.

    As I wanted the helmet to open up I had to design a mechanism that will be raising the faceplate.
    Also as I print the helmet in pieces that will then come together I inserted rectangular keys, which will keep the pieces in position.

    Once I started 3d printing, I have now the time to focus on the design of my mean deserted war criminal/space pirate.
    I began with the setup of basic body proportions and started to experiment with the face.

    Final version of the helmet ready for 3d printing >>


    First version of the alien face >>


    Basic body proportions >>


    Keys that will keep piece together >>


    Mask raising mech >>



    Helmet details (no damage) >>



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    Default Bounty Hunter Helmet

    Hey, so the regular updates did not work out.

    I have finished the project and I would like to share some progress pictures as well as the finished piece.

    I really enjoyed working on this project.


    Little refinement of the full body armour (not finished) -



    The digital version/reference of the project -



    Digital reference for the sculpture -



    Reference for the color palette -



    Finished sculpture in chavant clay, ready for moulding -

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    My beautiful 3d prints -



    Clean up of the printed pieces -



    Mock up assembly, with the pre made keys and brackets -




    Assembled helmet with the opening hinges -



    Comparison shot -

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    Fiberglass mould -



    The faces cast in pigmented silicone -



    It starts to come together -



    First paint pass -



    Final painted face -



    Painted and weathered pieces -

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    Default Bounty Hunter Helmet #3

    Nearly there -




    Final shots -


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    Spectacular job. Love to see someone else's post 3D print and casting processes. Your chavant sculpture is beautiful and the final paint on the helmet is awesomely realistic. Thanks for taking the time to post your inspirational work. Very deserved Top Row.

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    Yeah Great Project - Zaje****y!
    Well deserved Top.

    Where do you do these amazing things (coledge)?

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    Cool What a...

    ...puzzle helmet!
    Is beautiful that please without concept! ( Me and maybe also E Kant)
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    Well, this is a tremendous work, congratulations.
    Very well done from CG to real.
    Leaves me very, very impressed!!

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    This is incredible!

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    Damn dudeeee, so inspiring ! MY respect
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    Wow! It looks great! I would really like to know what printer this was printed on!
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    Wow! It looks great! I would really like to know what printer this was printed on!
    Ya, me too. Very well done

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    SoDakZBrusher - thank you for the amazing compliments, I really appreciate it!


    nebular - thank you for the compliment - dzieki and yes, this piece is a self initiated final year college project


    Frenchy Pilou - that's exactly how it felt assembling it!


    Knacki - thank you so much for the kind words!


    Will Power - Thank you!


    darmar - thanks! I appreciate it!


    Slice, mads - thank you guys! the helmet was originally meant to be printed on the college 3d printer, which dictated the size restriction, however as it became unavailable for me to use it, I chose to order my model from ShapeWays. It is printed in their white, strong & flexible plastic.




    If anyone would be interested in seeing the project live, I am exhibiting it in IADT college in Dun Laoghaire from 3rd - 8th June, and then at the New Blades exhibition at Holborn Studios in London on the 9th June. If you are around either of those places please come around for a chat!

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