CAPTAIN REX HELMET

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MODEL MAKING

BODYWORK

SCULPTING

This helmet arrived as Rotocast kit; however, it was a C Grade pull and required more work than usual due to thin spots in the resin, warping, and details that had to be totally resculpted.

 

With these factors in mind I decided to use it to help improve my skills in doing body work by reshaping the sculpt of the face where the visor cut out is located. This was achieved using a two-part automotive filler which gradually built up the bodywork around the visor area until it could be reshaped. 

Following this the rangefinder/antenna that’s located on the side of the helmet was 3D Modelled. As this is a feature that is designed to rotate downwards to serve as ‘binoculars’ by using a specialised magnet known as a Polymagnet. These magnets feature custom magnetic fields printed into the magnet which allow it to self-lock at when rotated at 90-degree increments. The project is still very much a work in progress, but it is something I intend to finish in the near future.

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