Sculpting (carving?) an M1 Helmet

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Anders Heintz, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys!

    I was talking to Gary about an M1 helmet that I have detailed with a liner and that stuff. He asked me how I did the 'pot' and I told him it was a DML helmet. So I sat and thought about it for a min or two and decided that I can make the pot also, so here we go :)

    I found a ball of cured putty, supposed to be a 120mm skull or base for a head, and I cut it in half and pinned it and attached the blob to a exacto handle. Then I used another helmet as guide for size and started wittling. Basically I just used a #11 X-Acto blade and cut away. When I was close to the shape I needed, I used a round rat tailed file and filed the edges. It is still in progress and need to do quite a bit of refining, but so far it looks better then I had hoped for. What you think?

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  2. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hey Guys!

    I was talking to Gary about an M1 helmet that I have detailed with a liner and that stuff. He asked me how I did the 'pot' and I told him it was a DML helmet. So I sat and thought about it for a min or two and decided that I can make the pot also, so here we go :)

    I found a ball of cured putty, supposed to be a 120mm skull or base for a head, and I cut it in half and pinned it and attached the blob to a exacto handle. Then I used another helmet as guide for size and started wittling. Basically I just used a #11 X-Acto blade and cut away. When I was close to the shape I needed, I used a round rat tailed file and filed the edges. It is still in progress and need to do quite a bit of refining, but so far it looks better then I had hoped for. What you think?
  3. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    Oups! Forgot to say its 1/35th scale :)
  4. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    Oups! Forgot to say its 1/35th scale :)
  5. Pete_H New Member

    WHOA! The edges of the helmet are way to thick. Sand them down from both sides - top & bottom - and you should be good to go. Don't forget that this was a 2-part helmet - inner lining and helmet itself - so don't forget to sculpt that in as well.
  6. Pete_H New Member

    WHOA! The edges of the helmet are way to thick. Sand them down from both sides - top & bottom - and you should be good to go. Don't forget that this was a 2-part helmet - inner lining and helmet itself - so don't forget to sculpt that in as well.
  7. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    LoL Hi Pete :)

    Its not done yet, just started. Its just the basic rough shape. I did some more comparing and it was to small so I've added more putty to it and will rework the whole thing again :)
  8. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    LoL Hi Pete :)

    Its not done yet, just started. Its just the basic rough shape. I did some more comparing and it was to small so I've added more putty to it and will rework the whole thing again :)
  9. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    Slight mishap

    Here is one side

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  10. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    Slight mishap

    Here is one side
  11. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    And the Other Side

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  12. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    And the Other Side
  13. gordy Well-Known Member

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    is it not solid?
  14. gordy Well-Known Member

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    is it not solid?
  15. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    Hey Gordy,

    It was, but I drilled the inside out for a hollow shell :)
  16. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    Hey Gordy,

    It was, but I drilled the inside out for a hollow shell :)
  17. John Long Active Member

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    Anders, you're doing a great job. The M1 helmet is deceptively difficult. Hang in there buddy.
  18. John Long Active Member

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    Anders, you're doing a great job. The M1 helmet is deceptively difficult. Hang in there buddy.
  19. Robin Active Member

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    John is right buddy, got have mishaps to make the triumphs worth more.

    Keep going Bud

    Robin
  20. Robin Active Member

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    John is right buddy, got have mishaps to make the triumphs worth more.

    Keep going Bud

    Robin

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