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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

first: IS A AWESOMEEEEEEE WORK!!! Shocked

second: apply a little more weathering in the top part of the yellow mark to match the original prop
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn. That is some impressive work, man! Great job on it.
Heh, now I really want a Y-wing helmet. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just one word:

INCREDIBLE !

Looks like coming directly from the movie set....
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very impressive! Great work.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sgt. Siul Azendom wrote:
first: IS A AWESOMEEEEEEE WORK!!! Shocked

second: apply a little more weathering in the top part of the yellow mark to match the original prop


I took your advice, I weathered the yellow section and put a little more black around the face opening and around the edges. started sticking the greeblies on...

Before anyone says that the oval shaped hole shouldn't have a greeblie in it, I got one in the kit and I like the piece so I put it in,there was obviously one in it at some stage because you can see the ghosted image of it in the original helmet. plus the fact that it would look like there was something missing from such an obvious place for a greeblie. I had to make every other greeblie myself anyway







thanks as always guys for the amazing comments
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is one sweet helmet. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work Bren. Any chance you can list what you used for the greebles (I've got one of these I need to finish as well).

As for the greeble in the oval ... oh yeah, it's supposed to be there. You're good to go with that. Here's the reference proof...

ROTJ Screen grabs ...





pics of Y-wing helmet from an article (don't remember which one)





pic from helmet at Celebration 3 - (not taken by me)




pic from helmet at Star Wars in Concert (2009) - (again, not taken by me) You can see where the piece that was there has gone AWOL.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi John, thanks for the help.
greeblies were a mixture of bits and pieces

1: the greeblie in the round slot at the side of the helmet was made from a plastic bottle cap, filled with bondo, sanded down and fixed (bondo side) to a piece of 2mm polystyrene cut to shape, primed and painted. the little rings around the inside of the circle itself are just an inside of a ball point pen,that holds the ink- cut into 2 mm rings and stuck on.

2: the identity chip ( the one that looks like a printer port-on the front left hand side of the yellow section was an awkward one, I bought a 1 euro cheese grater, which was really thin aluminium, cut to shape. then I made the rectangular piece from super sculpey and placed the perforated aluminium piece from the cheese grater on top of it, and pressed down to make the impression of the holes into the sculpey. then I took a 2 inch piece of wire from a coat hanger and twisted slowly into each impression to round out the holes and get the right effect. the cheese grater was just a guide to get the placement of the holes just right.

3:the input jack (seen under the bottom of the helmet -besdide the black rubber trim) took me hours to do. it was the most labour intensive piece but I'm happy with the finished result. I took a wooden handle that was on a wood slat venetian blind, that opens and closes the blind. it had a hole drilled in it already and I used a dremel to create a channel around the circumference of the wooden rod. then I used a piece of a plastic plunger from a plastic syringe and glued it into the channel so it looked like a lolly.
then I cut 2 small rectangular pieces of 2mm polystyrene and rounded off the edges to make the clamp that's behind the main part of the greeblie. I super glued them to the plastic tube and cut the heads off 2 small screws and using apliers, held them over my gas stove til they heated up.
then I carefully twisted and pushed the threaded bars through both of the poly clamps and that way , they melt into the PS and when they cooled, they were stuck fast.
I think everybody has bits and pieces of crap hanging around their homes that can be used to make just about any type of greeblie. just use whatever you have at hand and try to avoid having to spend money on something you can make yourself with a little imagination and a good look around your house

so that's that, as they say. if you have any more questions, don't be afraid to ask
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the spark plug-like greeblie in the oval socket near the chin? Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What about the spark plug-like greeblie in the oval socket near the chin? Razz


Hi Alex ,that came with the kit from Richies Armor
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bespin Phillips wrote:
Blue Banshee Leader wrote:
What about the spark plug-like greeblie in the oval socket near the chin? Razz


Hi Alex ,that came with the kit from Richies Armor

Ah, interesting. The Richie's kit comes with more than I thought it did...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a cylnder from an air cooled engine. Narrow at the bottom and the flat spot where a spark plug might go. Maybe a casting from a larger size 4-cycle model airplane engine?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blue Banshee Leader wrote:
Bespin Phillips wrote:
Blue Banshee Leader wrote:
What about the spark plug-like greeblie in the oval socket near the chin? Razz


Hi Alex ,that came with the kit from Richies Armor

Ah, interesting. The Richie's kit comes with more than I thought it did...


the kit comes with a piece of 5 mm cable for the mic, and a mic piece too, although again it had to be modified. also the different greeblie for the round hole on the side of the helmet, and a couple of other bits that I've seen on other helmets but no use for mine. a good size length of window trim is included too
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:17 pm    Post subject: HELMET FINISHED Reply with quote

Y wing
HELMET IS FINISHED !

stuck the visor in, which was hassle. made the mic piece and added the last of the greeblies, and added some foam inside.





thanks a million to everybody for all the support and amazing comments, and for watching this thread. making some decent progress with the rest of the costume pieces, most are ready for paint. hopefully get it all finished soon
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely a piece to be proud of. Great work.
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