Process: Dragon Helmet

Project complete. The helmet has been painted and sealed in wax. Unsure about a followup project. This one grew far beyond the original scope I had in mind.For a variety of reasons, I went with a greener tint instead of some of the brighter yellows I had in the mockups. I think it’s more ‘earthy’ and forest-like now. It’s a bit tough to see, but the teeth stayed polished aluminum.

Early draft in wax.
Early draft in wax.
Final wax before casting.
Final wax before casting.
Aluminum casting in early stages of finishing and polishing.
Aluminum casting in early stages of finishing and polishing.
Final ceremonial helmet with stains applied and sealed with wax.
Final ceremonial helmet with stains applied and sealed with wax.