Tuesday, November 6, 2012

What a bugger

I received a pepakura file of the dredd helmet from a member of the 405th forum. I did not see the flaws until I built the helm and fiber-glassed it. and I found major problems. The shape of the helm is off and would take LOTS of work to get it smooth. The major flaw is in the front edge where the visor is to meet the helm, its almost square. So I am reworking the 3D model to fix the flaws. I wanted the Stallone movie version of the helmet. Upon research of pics, I found that the model I received is a rework of the comic version. The shapes are identical and looks like they removed the "X" shape in the front middle. If you are the original maker of the remake and/or original pepakura file, let me know so I can give proper credit where its do.

The comic version of the dredd helmet.

Its still a work in progress. I wanted to show what I have done so far.

Here is a side view, old file on the left.


Here is a close up of the front edge in question, old file on the left.

The remaining items that need done is to integrate the crest or badge holder, and clean up a few areas.