Miniature DragonBorn Iron Helmet
Here is a look at the completed helmet being worn by the animated figure.
The helmet is for a 12 inch figure (for stop motion animation). So we start by fitting some strips of cardboard to the figures head.
From here we can flesh out the helmet, add some nice shapes to it with cardboard and secure it all together with masking tape.
The horns are simply twisted pieces of brown paper. I selected brown paper because it has a little bit more rigidity to it.
Come on! Does that look good or what?
Ok, wrap that thing with some pieces of masking tape. And cut a strip of thin cardboard to fit as the base piece. Wrap that with masking tape too. And this thing is ready for painting. The yellowish-gold color you see smudged there is the color we paint this horn.
Ok, even though this helmet is small we still want it to look great so we mixed up a small batch of paper mache and paper mached the helmet with small strips of paper towel.
Now that looks great! Let it dry, glue the horns on and then paint it!
Glue gun works great for gluing something like this together. This is how we glued the horns on.
Drybrushing on some brown gives us a great metallic and aged look.
A few different colors of paint like gold and yellow and we have a helmet. And, a pen works good to make the little rivets.
I also have a tutorial where you can make a full size and wearable skyrim helmet:
Make the Skyrim Iron Helmet
Nice tutorial on how to make the Iron helmet out of cereal box cardboard and paper mache. Good looking helmet and strong. How to make the Skyrim Iron Helmet
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