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Make a Daedric Helmet - Continued


In this part of the tutorial we continue making the helmet. Part 1 of this tutorial is here.


Fill out the horns

Use crumpled newspaper and masking tape to fill out the horns. This picture shows two of them done. Do all six!


add extra pieces

At this point, just before paper macheing it I added two more strips of cardboard to the dome of the helmet. This will make it much easier for the paper mache.


Mix the paper mache

Now let's paper mache it! Mix two cups of water, two cups of flour and a tablespoon of salt in a bowl. Stir it up until it is nice and creamy.


cut strips of paper towel

Cut yourself a bunch of strips of paper towel or newspaper. Make them an inch and a half to two inches wide.


add the paper mache

Dip a strip in the paper mache mix, wipe the excess off it and apply it to the helmet. Repeat this process lots of times to cover the whole helmet, horns and all. Stagger and over lap the strips. This will make a strong bond.


almost done

The layer of mache is half done and it looks great! Once you have the whole thing covered you should set it aside to dry overnight. Or put a fan on it. The fan will get it dry in an hour.


add the second coat

Here is the second coat being applied.


add the cardboard details

Now lets add some of the plate details. There are three pieces to this. You cut them out of cereal box cardboard. One piece shaped like a "Y" is on the forehead and bridge of the nose. The other two pieces are on each side of the jaw.


glue gun rivets

These cardboard pieces have rivets on them. So, if you have a hot glue gun you can add rivets by dabbing globs of glue. The front piece and the two jaw pieces get them.


Paint it black

Let's Paint it!

Start by painting the whole thing black. I used a latex spray on.


add silver and red

Now the detail paint. Some red for highlights and creases and some silver on those cardboard pieces.


That's It! Congratulations! Let it dry then try it on!!

The completed helmet

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