Almost all of the Marvel 3D prints we see from the community come from the MCU, but one maker has returned to the 70’s for Thor’s helmet.
Jody Reimers is that maker, and he tells us that he based his creation on the comics he read as a child, using them as a reference point.
Modelling the helmet took around five hours with Reimers making some changes from the originals to make it a bit more detailed. You can see a pair of Nordic symbols used on the front of the print.
The main part of the helmet was sculpted in Lightwave 3D with the wings being done in ZBrush. Meshmixer was used to scale the model before it was run through Netfabb to make sure everything was printable.
The finished version you see on this page is scaled to 50%, so it’s not going to be wearable. Despite this, it still took 26 hours to print. Despite the reduced scale, it’s still a large print, standing around 20 centimetres tall and 25 centimetres from wingtip to wingtip.
After the parts were sanded, filled and primed, it was time to paint. After applying a glossy black base coat, the wings were painted in white and the main helm in a metallic chrome colour made by Krylon. Testors model paints were then used for detailing and finishing touches.
To make your own winged helmet, you’ll need the free files from Thingiverse. If you are planning on making one to wear, the default size of the files is intended for just that. Remember to measure your head beforehand and scale it appropriately.
As an extra bonus for this print, there’s also an included stand. It’s about 14 centimetres tall featuring a logo from The Mighty Thor, as well as a replication of Mjolnir’s handle for the main column. There’s also a bit of Velcro between the two to keep everything secure.