House Stark rules over the vast region known as the North from their seat in Winterfell. It is one of the oldest lines of Westerosi nobility by far, claiming a line of descent stretching back over eight thousand years.
For some reason, I really like the Stark infantry helmet from Game of Thrones. It’s a weird shape and not very fancy but I just dig it.
I drew up plans based on screen caps…
…And then pulled the line work into Strata3D to start modeling
After converting it into a paper model by Pepakura, I printed and assembled it.
I poured Smooth-On Onyx into the model and slushed it around to build up the wall thickness.
Next I sanded the folds…
…and smoothed the outside with Bondo.
The helmet has a rolled edge but I decided to simulate that with Bondo. I cut a template from styrene.
I glopped some Bondo and squeegee’d the edge.
With a little practice, I got a good bead.
A little sanding smooths it out.
I measured out the divisions and cut them with a cutting wheel.
I brushed on a mold using Smooth-On Stroke. A Plasti-Paste II mother mold, helps it keep its shape.
I mixed aluminum powder into the Onyx and slush cast the helmet. A quick buffing with 000 steel wool make the plastic look like steel.
A wash of black acrylic brings out detail.
Even though the soldiers in the Stark army wore a hoodie to pad and insulate their hemet, I wanted to add padding to finish my replica. I cut flannel pieces to make a quilted liner.
I put cotton batting in between two panels and sewed them up.
I sewed the quilting diamond pattern on each panel.
The sides were attached to the center strip.
The liner was spot glued inside and I stitched on a leather chin strap.
Inside makes a nice head cozy.
The final helmet
I like a project where every flaw in the casting just makes it look more realistic!
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