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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank that looks amazing, how does the visor feel? mine rubbed on the bridge of my nose so I added one of those silicone pads off a pair of safety goggles to save it digging into my nose. top job on the paintwork too.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is enough room that it will not contact with your nose!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info on the chestbox . . . that certainly is a good place to start looking.

Frank- great work on the helmet!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here a few more pictures :




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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of curiosity, what is that Dex guy charging for his helmets? They look mighty nice...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the helmet has arrived. This is my "It's a trap?!" face.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice build I look forward to seeing more photos.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That certainly looks like an easier build than the Ritchies bucket.
Keep after it!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Cool! Heavy, isn't it? The hardest thing is cutting the holes. That resin/fiberglass combo isn't screwing around!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Birgle38 wrote:
Very Cool! Heavy, isn't it? The hardest thing is cutting the holes. That resin/fiberglass combo isn't screwing around!


Yes, it's very solid. I've added two coats of Bondo the seam and might add a third to certain portions. Not sure yet.

. . . . And thank you for the warning about drilling/cutting out the holes. I'll start that sometime tomorrow Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks fantastic, really looking forward to this build.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drilled/cut out the ear greeblie hole and the forehead rectangle. Added a few layers of primer . . . I see a couple of small pin-holes from the Bondo, so I'll need to fill those in prior to painting.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After printing off some high res shots of the helmet when it was on display, I couldn't help but notice the screws/bolts on the helmet.

There are four screws holding the visor in place, three screws on the right side of the helmet, one large, empty hole for a larger bolt (?), and two smaller screws holding the computer port greeblie along the "brow" of the helmet.





I believe the original helmet was made out of ABS plastic and vacuformed, as stated on StarWarsHelmets.com.

Now, my question is . . . do I want to go for screen accuracy? Or go for a more aesthetic look without all of these bolts and holes in the helmet? What would you do?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you're going for screen accuracy,you can just paint on the screws on the sides of the helmet and just get the heads of 2mm pan-head screws, cut the threads off and glue them to either side of the rectangular greeblie on the brow. I airbrushed the screws on mine and I never got round to the ones on the brow.
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