RL Dragon Priest Masks

These masks are based off of the Dragon Priest masks found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim! I made them using a process called pepakura, for those who dont know what it is visit here: http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/
You can google for just about any paper model there is, and if there isn't one already out there try to find the 3d file and unfold it in pepakura designer. 
After you have the model printed, glue it tab for tab. 
After that, buy some Bondo auto body filler, and Bondo Fiberglass resin, these chemicals will harden and make your pepakura feel like a finished product. 
I mixed the bondo auto body filler and resin in about a ratio of 2-1, this makes the bondo much smoother, I used this mix to just slush around inside my mask (see pic). Sand down any rough edges, I used a mouse power sander, a dremel is more effective for those tight corners. 
I used some craft foam for the detail on the forehead, just glued on with hot glue. 
I painted it with spray paint, then used one of those cheap plastic brushes that come with a child's paint kit to texture the mask.
I then covered the inside of the mask with cotton velour, and put some foam under the velour to have it mold to your face a bit better. 
All done! You can add straps or add horns or what ever you want!

Sorry i couldn't make a full picture tutorial, I didn't have enough pictures from start to finish of the project. Next time i make a pepakura i will take lots of photos!



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    10 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Did you mix your fiberglass resin with body filler? Or are you doing fiberglass with resin then body filler on top of it?


    6 years ago on Introduction

    try to add some red/blue/green/ecc... trasparent paint (or what you think is better) to add the "enchanted" effect. Still a nice work, well done !


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I don't know where this went wrong, looks like in the bondo sanding stage probably but the final product here is not good, friend. It's asymmetrical everywhere and just kind of banged up looking. I think you may have gone way too thick with the bondo and you lost the actual mask under it. Should try to use way less bondo, just enough to give it good structural integrity and smoothness for the finishing phases and paint.

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    dark clerickradio78

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    This was my first time using the 'Rondo' process where you mix resin and bondo and just slush it around inside actually. But yeah it is a bit asymmetrical, but geez i didn't think it was that bad... Thanks for the constructive criticism though.
    I kinda like my skyrim projects to have a couple errors in them, it makes its what makes them art, and the ancient nord Dragon Priests wouldn't have had them look machine made either.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    the pepakura is alright but the finished job looks to uneven and rough it needs work sorry butconstructive critisism