Skyrim Ancient Nord Helmet

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Introduction: Skyrim Ancient Nord Helmet

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Hello again,

So after a finished Thor's hammer ( check out my other instructables ) I was happy with it, but I really enjoyed doing the fake metal paint work, so I wanted to do more, being a gamer and builder I like to make things I don't think I could ever get my hands on, and after racking up 100+ hours on skyrim I figured I'd make a helmet (again!), I could have gone for the best helmet in the game or the most powerful, but I went with a quite standard ancient Nordic one, because of the metal painting and I liked the horns.

So here's my take on that helmet, slightly modified to suit me, different horns and bits and bobs, it's how I wanted it, but you feel free to do it your way! Your the boss!

Step 1: Pep File

Like most of the lids I've made, I found a pepakura file close to the nord lid, ( I can't remember the address but you can find most things by googling what you want, normally the 405th or rpf.com have loads of stuff!)

So as per,
cut,
fold,
glue,
curse,
tape,

Step 2: Fibreglass

I go straight onto the card on the outside, on the inside, I used a bit of fibre but I don't go made because the card is pretty stiff when it's glassed on the outside.

Step 3: Bondo

Once the glass has gone off, it's bondo time!
Putting on thin (ish) layers, I work front to back, this time I did the full lid, then sanded, my god the sanding is insane! Wear a mask!

Step 4: Lil Bit of Detail

In the bondo I wanted to put scratches and cuts and make the metal look used, I did most of this work with a dermal and sandpaper etc,

Step 5: So Begins the Paint!

Normally I'd primer and undercut, but I'm using a paint called hammeright, it's for painting metal railings and stuff, good stuff, two coats of that should be sweet!

Step 6: More Detail

For the stud work I got a pack of upholstery pin nails and found the places I wanted to put them, drilling with a really small drill bit ( couldn't push them through the fibreglass ) then gluing them into place, cutting off the backs on the inside, for the top bit, the pattern, I used multiput ( apoxy putty ) and formed the pattern close to the game helmet,

Step 7: Horn!

At this point I thought it best to start work on the horns I didn't want the dark ones from the game, I wanted a contrast to the metal,

Basic form from pep, fibreglass , bondo etc, I also filled the inside with expanding foam, sprayed with white (x4) then I varnished them with wood varnish to get that bone look, dirtied them up a bit and clear coat varnished them, ready for helmet

Step 8: Detailing With Paint

Black satin paint

Brushes

Rags

Thinners

Time

I paint a load of black onto the silver, getting it into all the little bits and bobs, then I pretty much wipe most of it off, then with a rag, I kinda pat the helmet and make random movements to make it look used and old

Step 9: Final Build!

Sooo when everything dry and your happy with your paint job, clear coat spray varnish the lot! When that's dry......... Final build!

Because the horns fit snug, I inserted them from the inside, got them as tight as I could, then used E6000 adhesive to bond the two bits together, did the same both sides, left to dry, and done! ( well apart from the inside, when I get some foam I'll do that, just to stop it from swinging and swaying when worn)

Thanks for taking a look, I've probably missed a bunch of things I wanted to tell you, but I'm useless at writing and if you want to ask anything please feel free! Thanks again, hope you like it! I do! :)

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hell yeah so awesome. hopefully i'll get what i want in my local store so i am able to build this thin

Hey matson! I finished up the whole suit of armor and I'd love it if you went and checked it out! Tell me what ya think

Wow! Magnificent job! I loved it so much I decided to build my own. I even put out an instructable on it, check it out and tell me what you think!

Nicely done nwalt31, looks great, I've made a few of these now, I've changed the way I do the horns, have a look on my page, Nordic helm 2, anyways cheers for using my instructable to help you with yours! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the armor you've started! :)

Very nice!

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Where can you go about getting fiberglass and bondo? Would a local hardware store carry them?

Hello, yeah most hardware shops sell them, there is a fibreglass kit you can buy that has the hardner and glass and resin all in one box, and it's fairly cheap, and the bondo I get from a hardware shop too, but most car places will sell it too