Friday, January 23, 2015

Helm of Theoden

Mike Iverson has a detailed build log for his recreation of Theoden's helm from "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.  Based on the final product you would never guess it started life as a cardboard pepakura form.  The decorative details were built up using bondo and cast resin pieces. 

1 comment:

CoastConFan said...

In a way it reminds me of Prince Valiant’s helmet form the Hal Foster strips. Papier-mâché has come a long way. Some of this 3d computer sculpting has really changed prop making and the build log is really helpful. Keep up the good work.

Some nice Viking helmets such as the Sutton Hoo burial

A few modern metal repros, which with a bit of work could be dolled up nicely:

My personal favorite, but I suspect my cat wouldn’t wear it