This is what his psychic hood looks like. Very unique, lots of character and definitely worth trying to replicate for the model.
The first step was trying to get the "backbone" of the hood built. Everything would be added to that afterwards. I did a quick mockup with paper to get the right shape and then built it out of plasticard (actually a gararge sale sign from my local hardware store). The icon was cut in half to reproduce the little wings on the sides of the hood. Greenstuff and a few thin wires finished out the bits.
I did have to trim a little off the back of his head to make sure it fit properly inside the collar.
And here's the finished torso. I added the chalice to the center of his breastplate and made attachment points for the cables on his chest.
Other than that, this was a big win for me and boosting my confidence. I've been wanting to "do" a psychic hood for the longest time now and having something this detailed really pushed me to sculpt and model as best I could.
My Project Link: Follow my Sarpedon Conversion