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The Corporal Casrich helmet

Post by StephenDutton » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:05 pm

As mentioned elsewhere I want to try and make a helmet that matches that worn by Corporal Eskro Casrich in Rogue 1. The problem is the general lack of reference images and the following are all I've been able to find:
1. The image in the Rogue 1 visual guide. This shows the front of the helmet under his arm.
2. A single screen grab taken from the film at the Yavin base. This shows the side of the helmet as worn.
3. A lego dude. :oops: This may be out of all proportion but is still detailed and suggests that an ANH-15 type or similar flight helmet is being worn underneath.

Those of you familiar with how I work will not be surprised to hear that I've started out trying to get the basic shape using simple cardboard and I thought I'd ask opinions before attempting to move onto plasticard with vinyl coverings for the strips on the upper section.
casrich-helmet-front-prototype.jpg
carsich-helmet-side-prototype.jpg
casrich-helmet-rear-prototype.jpg
And since the visual guide shows it under his arm:
casrich-helmet-underarm-prototype.jpg

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Re: The Corporal Casrich helmet

Post by BigFatCat » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:41 pm

Have you had a look at Rebels too. There might be more references even if animated.
Its a damn good start though. I've not noticed it there's the flight cap or not.
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Re: The Corporal Casrich helmet

Post by tenebris » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:52 pm

Could you post the refs up, then we can follow more easily.

Cardboard is great, its how I start anything I'm making in foamex.

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Re: The Corporal Casrich helmet

Post by StephenDutton » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:29 pm

The references I used:

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Unfortunately I was holding the helmet at a different angle, showing much less of the top. Mind you it took me three attempts to get it on my head straight and pointing forwards properly. I will need to work on something to help angle it right.
r1 helmet rear grab.jpg
He's walking by in the background.

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Lego dude. I bought the figure so I could see all sides. This helmet does not taper at the back.

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Re: The Corporal Casrich helmet

Post by tenebris » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:56 am

I was trying to put my finger on what it reminded me of.......the top section is like vintage hockey pads or a vintage cycling helmet.

The central section needs to be set inside the outer slightly. I've not used plasticard before, is it mouldable?

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Re: The Corporal Casrich helmet

Post by BigFatCat » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:20 am

It's ABS sheet, not mouldable but bendable with heating.
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Re: The Corporal Casrich helmet

Post by StephenDutton » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:51 am

tenebris wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:56 am
I was trying to put my finger on what it reminded me of.......the top section is like vintage hockey pads or a vintage cycling helmet.

The central section needs to be set inside the outer slightly. I've not used plasticard before, is it mouldable?
My plan is to build the final helmet in three layers. First an inner shell like the prototype, then build an offset section around the base so that the vinyl covered strips on the top will fit between the two. I might still use cardboard for the core of these. This should give me the offset by the thickness of the plasticard. I'll be using 2mm thick sheets for the outer section as well as the internal frame that will support all of these. The inner shell will be a mix of 1mm and 0.5 mm thick sheets.
The plasticard I use is styrene. It can be bent easily with a hair dryer. That's how I built my Endor trooper donut.

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Re: The Corporal Casrich helmet

Post by StephenDutton » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:59 pm

I have found another reference for the helmet. Some of the guards at Kessel in Solo are wearing it only in a different colour.

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Re: The Corporal Casrich helmet

Post by tenebris » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:45 am

Sounds like a great plan, if you have that ref pop it up, then it will all help anyone following in your footsteps to build this. 🙂

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Post by StephenDutton » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:43 am

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Yorsh Manted, one of the mining guild agents at Kessel. There were two such agents in the scene, both with the central part of the helmet in the pale colour instead of the darker one I aim to produce.

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Re: The Corporal Casrich helmet

Post by KyleKatarn » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:39 am

It's great that they recycled stuff, it really helps if there are few references to begin with.

I thought the Kessel guard guys reminded me of the old Cloud Car pilots from Bespin.
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Re: The Corporal Casrich helmet

Post by StephenDutton » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:34 pm

I've reproduced the core in plasticard and made a card prototype outer.
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Next I'll copy the outer to plasticard and work on the vinyl top.

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Re: The Corporal Casrich helmet

Post by Gremlin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:29 am

Good work, Stephen! I'm looking forward to seeing this develop .... and thanks for doing detailed pics as you go along!
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Re: The Corporal Casrich helmet

Post by StephenDutton » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:35 pm

The outer plate are now done in plastic as well. I didn't even need to use heat to be able to bend them enough to fit. Still some sanding and filling needed before its painted though. The vinyl plates will be the last stage.
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Re: The Corporal Casrich helmet

Post by BigFatCat » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:56 pm

I don't know of anyone else making these. This is good work, Mr D.
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