Scratch Builds: Modifying and Building Heads with Wikkid: Making a Head Helmet

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  1. Wikkid

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    Head/Helmet molding:

    We begin building the helmet by outlining the perimeter of the face with styrene:

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    The first helmet piece is notched and set in at an angle:

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    The sides are laid into place. After the glue dries, you can sand these pieces to appear thinner, but from here I’m going to be completing the helmet on the alternate face:

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    This was an Alternators Sunstreaker head which I found more accurately scaled with the Swoop custom. I altered the nose at this point and did some trimming around the helmet:

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    Here's the helmet being outlined once again:

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    The angled sides go into place:

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    Here is the piece trimmed, sanded and compared:

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    Now with the robots crest in place and the back of the beast head in place, we mask any detailed areas and prepare to putty the rest of the head:

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    Here is the first coat of filler applied:

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    Carve out the basic shape of the head using a razor knife:

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    Apply the next coat. Don't try to get it all at once; it's okay to do this in steps:

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    Carve out the final design and finish with sanding:

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