Star Wars Republic Commando Helmet
As May the 4th special I decided to upload my model I made for my cosplay.
When I was searching for a nice ready to print model I wasn't able to find one fitting my needs and I wanted to have it as close to the real thing as possible. So here's what I made and hope you enjoy it :).
It should fit average size heads, but if you are not sure make sure to resize it correctly based on your measurements. Visibility is great in the helmet if sized correctly.
The model is based on the ingame ones and is completely modeled from scratch by me from scratch in Autodesk 3ds Max. It includes a whole model of the helmet as well as split parts.
For the full base helmet there are still some small details that I have separated for better result imo. If you think it would be better to include them as well let me know.
I split it in as few parts as possible in order for it to look best in the end result without too much work in the most visible areas.
The main parts of the helmet where they connect have small indent holes so by using for example some small clipped metal nails the parts could fit correctly. Well in the end there was some gap between some parts and had to be filled and sanded. I am not sure how this can be avoided but wasn't so bad for me :).
Credits for the cool photos to Andrey Spiridonov Photography, Ivan Kodzhanikolov and Loli Takanori Photography.
These settings probably can be improved on, since I wanted to make sure it will durable and that's why I used infill of 30%. Probably less like 20-25% would be ok too.
It was made for a cosplay in mind and you can see in the pictures with the final result. In order to glue the PETG I used contact cement designed for plastic and some superglue for the small markings in the parts that connect.
I had to sand, fill where there were some gaps between parts and then I used XTC-3d to make it more smooth from the printing layer lines. The helmet then was sanded a lot in order to remove any excess leftovers from the XTC-3d and make it even smoother. After that it was painted.
This is not of course the only way to make it looks really nice so take that with a grain of salt :)