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Skyrim Stormcloak Helm by renegadecow Skyrim Stormcloak Helm by renegadecow
Stormcloak helm from Skyrim. Not sure what the game materials are supposed to be, but from my interpretation it's a cast bronze cap and face guard trimmed with banded iron straps and a scale mail neck guard. As for what I actually used, the whole thing is made of foam rubber and painted to look like it's been seasoned with some adventuring. Thinking of doing the rest of the costume, but still daunted by the task of making ring mail tunic.
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Looks nice, how much time did this took you to create ?
TheMastersOfDarkness Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very awesome
Authorious Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Stunning. Do you have an Etsy page? This is the best helmet I've found, and I'm looking for three. 

Here's my email
Ruschman Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
This helmet looks really good!!
Mythena Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Those are amazing.  I have been trying to figure out how to make those helmets for my son & me for Halloween costumes; I was told paper mache but the foam rubber looks like it would be so much easier to work with.  What do you use for an adhesive?  Do you use latex paint?  I am just in awe of your work. Truly, amazingly wonderful job!
renegadecow Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I use industrial cyanoacrylate, but if you're in a bind and can't find that stuff soon enough, hot glue gun will work on it, just don't be too rough on it. I use brushed on enamel as base/primer and acrylic epoxy in a can for color. I've tried latex but dislike how it can peel off too easily not to mention getting two painted pieces stuck to each other when they touch for too long even when already dry.
CptCreepston Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Igor-Son-Of-Gondor Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
its amazing... O.o
CrimsonDivine Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Wow, nice job, thats cool
KyroTheFirefox Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Are you selling it? :O
renegadecow Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
FlutterYay56 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want a sweet roll now...
KingArthur5 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Simply. Beautiful.
feralwrath Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
well... i know the stuff its sapposed to be steel with chainmail with bronze for the top
metaljudge4 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow these are great! It's like actual real life helmets. Do you have a tutorial video online somewhere?. I would also like to purchas one if possible. I do understand if that's not possible. Really great work I love it!!!
TheSaladDayz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Coresk Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Ah, fantastic! Do want!
hellboundwolf Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
is there any way i can get how you did this a cousin of mine wants to be a white run guard for a medieval fair and you are the only person with a really good replica. thanks
renegadecow Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Firstly, the entire piece is made of foam rubber sheets. They come in different thicknesses; for this I used 3mm and 5mm. Geometric shapes are made from several pieces glued together using cyanoacrylate with curved or domed pieces being trickier as they're cut like a globe map flattened out; pretty much like pepakura only less angular because of the flexibility of the material. Seams are hidden if necessary using acrylic sealant/caulk and accents made from small pieces of foam rubber or hot glue like for the rivets. For painting you could use pretty much anything but I like to use an enamel base coat (brush-on house paint works) to close the pores for a smoother finish and then color it with acrylic epoxy.
hellboundwolf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Thank you so much. It means a lot
IsaacClarke7 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Sir, with your amazing talent and clear mastery of your trade, you have won the interwebs.
GinRyu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am extremely curious about your methods when working with foam rubber. Do you use a silicon mold? Did you attach the scale mail separately? I would love to get into casting, but I fear the more I read on it, the less sure I am where to start! I just can't decide which materials would be easiest and most economical to work with!
renegadecow Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
None of it is cast. The foam rubber I use comes in sheets of various thickness. I cut out patterns to make geometric shapes, glue them together and stretch/press parts that need to have a bend (like the dome head). You could also use heat to form them. I hide the seams and make some of the detail using acrylic sealant before painting everything in enamel.
GinRyu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, perfect, that sounds like a method I'd be much more comfortable with than casting! :D I'll have to try it out on my Auriel costume! Thank you for your prompt reply!
FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL I love this and the comments are most entertaining. You should make the rest of the costume. You could use black zip strips to create the mail. I did it once before and if done right it almost looks like the real thing.
guilmon182 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME!!! I SOO want to wear this and say to strangers walking by, "No lollygaggin'.", "Disrespect the law and you disrespect me.", and of course "I used to be an adventurer like you... til' I took an arrow in the knee."
UnicornReality Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! This has a feature in Awesome Artisan Craft XVII! :heart: :peace:
xXxX-Phoenix-XxXx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's freaking amazing man! Would love to see the whole costume done. :3 You need the obligatory arrow in your knee also of course. :P
BlackMorass Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
"Let me guess.. someone stole your sweetroll."
renegadecow Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have half a mind to sell sweetrolls at a convention while wearing this.
BlackMorass Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Bring some bottled milk so you can call them milkdrinkers too!
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