The first thing I had to figure out was building the head mechanism. This allows the head to move up/down, left/right, tilt and have a functional eye iris with light up eyes. One servo at the front of the mechanism allows for head rotation and there is a servo mounting block for the eye iris servos. The iris is held in a machined cup that rotates on a bearing and allows the iris housing to rotate via a servo- as the iris rotates it opens and closes. This helmet will be radio control just like the original movie helmets.
There’s not a lot of room in that head…
I’ve been working on this for a while and it’s finally all coming together. A while back a friend sent me a fiberglass cast screen accurate Horus helmet to animate. And when I say accurate I mean accurate- it’s like you walked onto the movie set back in the early 90’s and said “I’ll take this one here- thank you very much!”
This is one of the most beautiful prop replicas I’ve ever seen and it makes the earlier one I made (see the gallery) look like total garbage. Trust me when I say the pics just don’t do it justice. I’ll have a few videos up on the helmet build but for right now just look at these pics. The first pics are of a static build that shows the paint job the finished helmet will get- my friend did an amazing job. Isn’t it just beautiful?