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Mandalorian Armor => Helmets => Topic started by: Zul Veyrde on Jun 14, 2011, 05:59 PM

Title: Modified ComMando Buy'ce: F-Hunter Aggro Variant (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jun 14, 2011, 05:59 PM
EDIT: UPDATE:

-Ordered Black Visor from Bikerchick (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=30360.240)

ARRIVED!

Acquired ComMando Buy'ce from Falin's run of  Ick'tan's design:

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=39816.0 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=39816.0)

I've definitely decided to keep the mythosaur skull design around the visor and faceplate of the ComMando. I'll see what i can do about some concept art on paper (or digital photo manipulation.)

ORIGINAL POST:

I've been discussing w/ Falin Skirata the idea of  creating a Modern Era helmet with a Mytho-skull faceplate that slides into place over the face. I had thought of either modifying a legacy era buy'ce, or one of Forge prop's Demagol designs (possibly using only the front half of a Demagol and modd-ing it into a faceplate, attaching it onto an RF-less Legacy design.) The idea has been crawling around in my head and I fear it won't leave me until it's attempted.

Any ideas? Tips?
Title: Re: Modern era Buy'ce with mytho-skull visor faceplate...
Post by: Ohl'd Vart on Jun 15, 2011, 07:47 PM
... using only the front half of a Demagol and modd-ing it into a faceplate, attaching it onto an RF-less Legacy design...

That's kinda what we're doing for my son Drake's Legacy helmet....I've already have some sketches done, and it looks do-able; although we're not going the Mytho-skull faceplate route..... ;)

Rob
Title: Re: Modern era Buy'ce with mytho-skull visor faceplate...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jun 16, 2011, 05:12 PM
That's kinda what we're doing for my son Drake's Legacy helmet....I've already have some sketches done, and it looks do-able; although we're not going the Mytho-skull faceplate route..... ;)

Rob

I'd like to see what ideas you might have for mounting the face-plate on. I'm sort of playing around in my head for starters, right now. Maybe we could brainstorm a common solution for both ideas...
Title: Re: Modern era Buy'ce with mytho-skull visor faceplate...
Post by: Ghostwalker on Jun 17, 2011, 02:57 AM
*ahem*
go find one of those Hasbro Iron Man helmets... take a good long look at the mechanics or if you can buy one and take it apart.
Ignore the iron man part.. that is just decoration, the important part is the function... form will follow.

Alternatively there are welding masks and face shields with a faceplate "pop-up" mechanic that would only need to be built into a bucket instead of a headband.

You could also take a look at the way certain full face motorcycle helmets do the faceplate flip up, but that could get expensive fast.

no need to re-invent the wheel here, when there are solutions ready to be bastardized to your needs.
Title: Re: Modern era Buy'ce with mytho-skull visor faceplate...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jun 17, 2011, 07:03 AM
*ahem*
go find one of those Hasbro Iron Man helmets... take a good long look at the mechanics or if you can buy one and take it apart.
Ignore the iron man part.. that is just decoration, the important part is the function... form will follow.

Alternatively there are welding masks and face shields with a faceplate "pop-up" mechanic that would only need to be built into a bucket instead of a headband.

You could also take a look at the way certain full face motorcycle helmets do the faceplate flip up, but that could get expensive fast.

no need to re-invent the wheel here, when there are solutions ready to be bastardized to your needs.

I actually had similar ideas, ner vod. I'm glad to see I'm potentially on the right track.
Title: Re: Modern era Buy'ce with mytho-skull visor faceplate...
Post by: Ohl'd Vart on Jun 17, 2011, 10:09 AM
Ghost is right...that's essentially what we're doing with Drake's helmet, anyway...using 'face shield' technology.

Also....his helmet design and decorations are "top secret" at this point (his discretion  ;)), because he want's to save it for a reveal later in his WIP thread, so I can't really take liberties in disclosing the sketches yet, until he give me the OK.  ;D It's not so much the design that's secret, as the decorations.  ;)

Rob
Title: Re: Modern era Buy'ce with mytho-skull visor faceplate...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jun 17, 2011, 12:05 PM
Ghost is right...that's essentially what we're doing with Drake's helmet, anyway...using 'face shield' technology.

Also....his helmet design and decorations are "top secret" at this point (his discretion  ;)), because he want's to save it for a reveal later in his WIP thread, so I can't really take liberties in disclosing the sketches yet, until he give me the OK.  ;D It's not so much the design that's secret, as the decorations.  ;)

Rob


NP ner vod. I totally understand the need for a "reveal." Good luck!
Title: Re: Modern era Buy'ce with mytho-skull visor faceplate...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Aug 16, 2011, 06:59 PM
BUMP.

PLEASE READ UPDATE IN 1ST POST.

-ZUL
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Oct 23, 2012, 01:56 PM
BUMP!!!!!!!!
UPDATE: I did this awhile ago but I've been so karking busy lately I hadn't posted...

Without further ceremony...

Front view.
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/ComMando_mods_Front_zpsc7e504c8.jpg)

I've also made little notes for the different mods I intend to apply.
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/ComMando_mods_Front_tacticalscratchlines_zps1cb12e33.jpg)

Left view: Marked off the space for an antenna I'm going to mount in after cutting out the right space for it.
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/ComMando_mods_Left_zps976ee16c.jpg)

With Antenna:
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/ComMando_mods_Left_w_antenna_attachment_zps02a71448.jpg)

Right view: Added some greebs for the ear cap to make it more unique.
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/ComMando_mods_Right_zps5f3b9668.jpg)

Rear view: not 100% sure about apps on this side of helmet. I'm still thinking mostly black base with gold detailing, definitely on these rear vents.
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/ComMando_mods_Rear_zps7f0bfb11.jpg)

Antenna Mods:
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/ComMando_antenna_attachment3_CU_zps404167fc.jpg)

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/ComMando_antenna_attachment2_zps1d9b9c7e.jpg)

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/ComMando_antenna_attachment_zps48942ddd.jpg)
Hope that gives you a solid idea. It helped me visualize a lot better too.

Now to get my claws on a dremel kit...
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Niabi on Oct 23, 2012, 03:25 PM
Nice vod ;)
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Oct 23, 2012, 05:02 PM
Vor'e ner vod.

Oh, yeah I also bought some decals from Lady Z a while back and I decided I'm going to have the Mando'a runes for Aay'han on the back of the helmet, most likely just above where the text and red arrows are in the Rear view image.

I also have Shereshoya and Vencuyot, which I plan on putting on the left chest plate and backplate, respectively.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Novoc Mereel on Nov 27, 2012, 05:22 PM
I was always sad i wasn't able to get my grubby hands on one of these buckets.  Any progress, vod?
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Atindralerd on Nov 27, 2012, 05:58 PM
holy hell thats cool!
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Nov 27, 2012, 11:33 PM
I was always sad i wasn't able to get my grubby hands on one of these buckets.  Any progress, vod?

Not with the helmet... I'm waiting on my first dremel (come XMas, is my hope...) to cut into this bad boy.

holy hell thats cool!

Thanks ner vod. I really feel like I made a good choice picking up this bucket.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Kane Friax on Jan 05, 2013, 08:46 PM
UPDATE! seriously, your helmet looks SICK! 8)

-Kane
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jan 06, 2013, 12:54 AM
UPDATE! seriously, your helmet looks SICK! 8)

-Kane

Thanx, ner vod. Yeah, I'm really happy I got the ComMando when I did. As for my plans for mods. I have my dremel. I'm just waiting to get the free time to devote to this part of the project. I think I'm gonna focus on other parts so I can really get used to the different options available from the dremel accessory kit I bought.

I'm kinda intimidated cuz its such an awesome bucket.
  :P.
Stay tuned...
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Adenn Kyram on Jan 06, 2013, 03:08 AM
and they're not being made any more so you want to get it perfect the first time I'll bet. Am I right vod? :D
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jan 06, 2013, 08:23 AM
and they're not being made any more so you want to get it perfect the first time I'll bet. Am I right vod? :D

Yep. That and as an artist I am a total perfectionist.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jan 07, 2013, 12:13 AM
Just got cleared by Ick'tan Wesdar himself to use this in universe explanation for the ComMando. Sweet!

So if anyone's interested in using it as well, feel free.

So in my story, the ComMando was commissioned by Zul's grandfather Raddam Veyrde, and his father Jinn Veyrde, who, with a few trusted friends and collaborators worked with Clones after Order 66 to help them safely escape the New Empire. As an homage to their heritage while showing support and solidarity, they produced the ComMando, a fusion of the traditional Modern Mandalorian buy'ce and the Clone Commando's distinctive helmet design.

What do you guys think?
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on May 23, 2013, 11:08 AM
Cuts made...finally!

After I add the vents I wanted to build into the spaces I allotted, I'll post pics.

Stay tuned!
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jul 11, 2013, 09:05 PM
Couple coats primer for a good view of what needs sanding.

FRONT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20130711_190728_zps929ec4eb.jpg)

LEFT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20130711_190740_zps696362d4.jpg)

REAR
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20130711_190755_zpse01e6b63.jpg)

RIGHT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20130711_190815_zps167c18fc.jpg)


Still to do:

-sand vent areas
-buy and install #5 welding visor
-paint aps/ weathering (rub n buff to match colors of my SCV2)
-install mesh  screen for vents
-install fan kits
-padding
- aay'han decal on front ridge

If I miss anything I'll prob remember...

Comments, constructive critiques etc?
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Coder on Jul 17, 2013, 03:31 PM
Holy ventilation, Batman!
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jul 17, 2013, 06:14 PM
Holy ventilation, Batman!

Hehe.

Was that good feedback?
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Manbrolorian on Jul 17, 2013, 07:09 PM
Ok, you might or might not appreciate me saying this... It looks odd.
The cuts are rough and very asymmetrical, the helmet itself looks rough, like it needs some more sanding and filling, and I personally think it doesn't look much like a Mandalorian helmet.  :-\
I suggest maybe doing some sanding work and smoothing it out a little better, and looking into making the visor more T shaped, instead of surprised-looking-ghost-thing shaped.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Coder on Jul 17, 2013, 07:23 PM
Hehe.

Was that good feedback?

That is a lot of vents(I honestly don't know what to think. on one hand it seems over done on the other is looks bad-A). They need to be touched up too.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jul 17, 2013, 07:28 PM
Ok, you might or might not appreciate me saying this... It looks odd.
The cuts are rough and very asymmetrical, the helmet itself looks rough, like it needs some more sanding and filling, and I personally think it doesn't look much like a Mandalorian helmet.  :-\
I suggest maybe doing some sanding work and smoothing it out a little better, and looking into making the visor more T shaped, instead of surprised-looking-ghost-thing shaped.

Appreciated. Yes I have sanding to do, I kmow. The visor "ghost face" thing is pretty funny. I actually will be painting a mythoskull on the helmet to follow the lines of the faceplate and mandibles.

I has plans. :D
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Vorpan Kyr'am on Jul 23, 2013, 06:02 PM
Well i Would give you 20 Bucks for that Thing. It's pretty ruined in my own Personal Taste.  :'(
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Biohazard on Jul 23, 2013, 06:28 PM
Well i Would give you 20 Bucks for that Thing. It's pretty ruined in my own Personal Taste.  :'(

Guys, let's make sure our criticism is constructive please. I don't want to see anyone badmouthing someone else's work. Whether you appreciate it or not is beyond the point - if you're going to take the time to post, make sure it is worthy of being posted and helps the topic starter with their project in some way. Simply posting 'I don't like it' or even "I love it" does absolutely nothing to help the original poster towards their goals. Make sure your thoughts are worth sharing, please.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jul 23, 2013, 07:34 PM
Guys, let's make sure our criticism is constructive please. I don't want to see anyone badmouthing someone else's work. Whether you appreciate it or not is beyond the point - if you're going to take the time to post, make sure it is worthy of being posted and helps the topic starter with their project in some way. Simply posting 'I don't like it' or even "I love it" does absolutely nothing to help the original poster towards their goals. Make sure your thoughts are worth sharing, please.

Thanx Bio.

As for the naysayers..  I've repeatedly mentioned how aware I am of the work I need to do. If you don't like what you see so far, lucky you its not your bucket, then. As for those who've offered CONSTRUCTIVE CRITIQUES, I thank you for your input and shall continue on.

That is all.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Kane Friax on Jul 23, 2013, 11:56 PM
I like the skull motif, I'd just be worried about the whole "Gruesome" rule (as that helmet does look very realistically skull-like at this point. If you re-paint it may not though).

Will you be evening-out the lumpy dome (that all ComMandos tend to share)? Or will you keep it to go with the skull design?

Keep up the good work vod!

-Kane
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jul 24, 2013, 12:22 AM
I like the skull motif, I'd just be worried about the whole "Gruesome" rule (as that helmet does look very realistically skull-like at this point. If you re-paint it may not though).

Will you be evening-out the lumpy dome (that all ComMandos tend to share)? Or will you keep it to go with the skull design?

Keep up the good work vod!

-Kane


Thank you my good sir! and welcome back!

How goes your build? Especially that design for the force field gauntlet? My gaunt is looking pretty snazzy, I think.

As for the ComMando, I think I may leave the dome as is. I'm going to have a stylized Mythosaur skull surrounding the helmet shape, using the visor as its face, and the mandibles as the mytho tusks. As far as coloring, an Ebony base, with a Ruby skull, and gold vents will give it a nice color scheme. I thought of evening the dome out, but I don't have much confidence in my bondoing skills. As you can see, I'm between sandings as far as the vents and it still seems so obvious, it's the first thing everyone has commented on, DESPITE MY MENTIONING IT IN EVERY POST I INCLUDE WITH PICS of my updates.

So, once I heal from my recent back injury, and can get back to work, I'll get back to the fine details, and throw on another primer coat. Oh, ordered a black visor from Bikerchick.

Keep you guys posted...
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Kane Friax on Jul 24, 2013, 02:04 AM

Thank you my good sir! and welcome back!

How goes your build? Especially that design for the force field gauntlet? My gaunt is looking pretty snazzy, I think.

Thanks bud :)

Putting off the gaunt for now until I can source the plexi :( but I'll keep ya posted ;) I actually haven't seen yours (link?)

As you can see, I'm between sandings as far as the vents and it still seems so obvious, it's the first thing everyone has commented on, DESPITE MY MENTIONING IT IN EVERY POST I INCLUDE WITH PICS of my updates.

So, once I heal from my recent back injury, and can get back to work, I'll get back to the fine details, and throw on another primer coat. Oh, ordered a black visor from Bikerchick.

Yeah, I noticed the unnecessary onslaught :P

Sorry to hear that vod! What happened if you don't mind my asking? Hope you get better soon! Tell me how the visor works out, I've been needing one myself and Biker's look pretty good.

-Kane
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jul 24, 2013, 02:14 AM
Thanks bud :)

Putting off the gaunt for now until I can source the plexi :( but I'll keep ya posted ;) I actually haven't seen yours (link?)

Yeah, I noticed the unnecessary onslaught :P

Sorry to hear that vod! What happened if you don't mind my asking? Hope you get better soon! Tell me how the visor works out, I've been needing one myself and Biker's look pretty good.

-Kane

Muscle strain while working unloading shipments over a long period of time. Got progressively worse until I actually pulled a muscle. I'm back to work and on workman's comp but I'm on very limited duty. Anyone who knows how busy I like to keep knows how torturous that is. But i just found out i scored wicked high on my employee evaluation, so good things to come!

The link to my gaunts is http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=65481.0 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=65481.0)
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jul 25, 2013, 06:01 PM
Visor has arrived! Soon as I can, ill get back to sanding and stuff!

Sooooooooooooooo close!!!!
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: MC-3P0 on Aug 01, 2013, 07:02 AM
The dome appears to still be a little warped and the right mandible looks like it could use a bit of trimming.
That having been said, you're definitely on the right track and have made some significant improvements.
Keep up the good work and you'll. Be there in no time (but remember to take your time). :)
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Coder on Aug 01, 2013, 11:27 AM
It's gettin better....

This
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Aug 01, 2013, 04:20 PM
Since I don't have a heatgun, I'm trying my best to handle the warpage with a hairdryer on  high heat. I'm trying to take it nice and slow. Any recommendations besides what I've already done.?
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: MC-3P0 on Aug 01, 2013, 07:11 PM
As far as the warping is concerned, i think bondo would be your best bet. It will be tedious but your payoff would be a lovely com bucket.
As far as the trimming, it could just be the angle, but if it is not, it reall stands out and should be taken care of.
I think your vents are coming along and if you like them and the app team likes them then great.
I don't know if a blow dryer will cut it but I've never tried it before.
Like i said, bondo.
Keep it up. :)
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Vorpan Kyr'am on Oct 14, 2013, 03:40 AM
Updates or what?
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Oct 14, 2013, 09:08 AM
Updates or what?

Was working towards NYCC but ran outta time on my hemet so I left it home and rocked the SCv2. Def have some work left. Especially trying to figure out visor install.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Ronin Tavic on Oct 14, 2013, 11:07 AM
I don't think the mytho skull would be gruesome. A lot of mercs have it. I look forward to seeing this done.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Nov 20, 2013, 06:06 PM
Paint in progress...

Here's where we are so far.

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20131120_165242_zps9d077288.jpg)

Front
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20131120_164734_zps247eb480.jpg)

Left
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20131120_164822_zpsd4253285.jpg)

Back
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20131120_164803_zps63f09f58.jpg)

Right
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20131120_164746_zps8a08578f.jpg)

"Aay'han" decal.
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20131120_164859_zps8f90c90b.jpg)

Also feel free to Like AND comment on my Facebook as well.

Still need a few more clear coats and to install a new visor.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Ronin Tavic on Nov 23, 2013, 01:07 PM
On one hand, I still think the vents a re a little to un-uniform. However the hole thing looks like it's had some wear and tear from battle, so it doesn't bug me too much. Very unique vod. I like unique.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Nov 23, 2013, 04:40 PM
On one hand, I still think the vents a re a little to un-uniform. However the hole thing looks like it's had some wear and tear from battle, so it doesn't bug me too much. Very unique vod. I like unique.

Thanks, Ronin. I'm very pleased with how it came out.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Dec 02, 2013, 08:57 PM
Visor installed (What a pain! I used Chicago Screws mounted to the inside using Steel epoxy, and a very tiny flat head screwdriver as there was little room for error)
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20131202_193846_zps998b8552.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20131202_193846_zps998b8552.jpg.html)

Also added a bit from an old fragment of a Gillette Pro glide Razor, as well as some epoxy to the bottom as the helmet's chin. Gives it more of the cybernetic/ breather apparatus look I want.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Kardos Shantiel on Dec 07, 2013, 04:02 AM
That.. Is... FREAKING AWESOME, vod!!
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Dec 07, 2013, 08:07 AM
That.. Is... FREAKING AWESOME, vod!!

Why thank you, vod.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: pinocchio on Jan 08, 2014, 10:12 PM
I gotta say this isn't looking very mando to me, It's cool as heck for a Swarzy bucket, but it's moved pretty far away as a recognizable Mandalorian to me.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Tyno Krast on Jan 08, 2014, 11:08 PM
Gotta agree with pinocchio here.

There's no doubt this is a badass helmet! And definitely something that looks like it's right out of the Star Wars canon. It looks kind of like a wicked swoop gang helmet or maybe some other kind of bounty hunter.

I don't want to disrespect your build or your creativity and I definitely don't want you to get discouraged.

What if you filled in the visor area a bit so it isn't so wavy? In that way you'll be able to get more of that iconic T-Visor shape.

Just a thought.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jan 09, 2014, 08:53 AM
I gotta say this isn't looking very mando to me, It's cool as heck for a Swarzy bucket, but it's moved pretty far away as a recognizable Mandalorian to me.

Gotta agree with pinocchio here.

There's no doubt this is a badass helmet! And definitely something that looks like it's right out of the Star Wars canon. It looks kind of like a wicked swoop gang helmet or maybe some other kind of bounty hunter.

I don't want to disrespect your build or your creativity and I definitely don't want you to get discouraged.

What if you filled in the visor area a bit so it isn't so wavy? In that way you'll be able to get more of that iconic T-Visor shape.

Just a thought.

Thanks guys. I needed some new eyes and some POSITIVE feedback to bypass my own personal bias and creative ego on this one.

I appreciate all the useful input I've been getting lately, especially from those I've specifically requested it from.

I actually talked to Tom on FB and he recommended something similar. More straight brow lines with angular instead of rounded features, for more of the iconic shape. I need to make it more recognizable.

Will do...

Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Jan 09, 2014, 09:16 AM
Yeah i would narrow it down a bit to help bring the visualization of a T back a bit more and as you said was already suggested straighten out some of the visor areas. As is, it might pass as a crusader but definitely not modern for me.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Jaa'det Otxoa on Jan 09, 2014, 01:03 PM
OK, I've been stalking this thread for long enough... :P

First off, good work on what you've done thus far!

BUUUUTTT...   ...As others have stated the T-visor is definitely lost in the design, I believe what is being stated can be illustrated better...
so I took your pre-paint pic and thought I would help out a bit on some tweaks to bring back the iconic T-visor shape with you little skull "twist":
Before and after:
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20130711_190728_zps929ec4eb.jpg)(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/moonknight75/Star%20Wars/Madalorian%20Mercs/Vode/ZulComMandoPrimerMKMod.jpg~original)
basically I sharpened the corners and brought in the sides of the portion of the "T", very close to what appeared to be your original design, one of the things that makes the T-Visor recognizable is the fact that it is actually a somewhat smaller opening, your version appear to be about the height & width of the HBF bucket, which requires modification to bring the cheeks up, narrowing the upper portion of the "T" to an acceptable size. ???

Another question I had... did you replace the cheeks to create the vents? the pics are not clear but it almost looked like you used craft foam or some other flexible material in this pic:
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/ComMando_mods_Right_zps5f3b9668.jpg)

I would have suggested using thin wall PVC or 3mm sintra and cutting the vents with a Dremel then heat forming them slightly to match the curve of the void, (I know this may come a bit late but it was more of an observation :P)

Keep up the good work and you will end up with an awesome bucket! ;)
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jan 09, 2014, 04:04 PM
OK, I've been stalking this thread for long enough... :P

First off, good work on what you've done thus far!

BUUUUTTT...   ...As others have stated the T-visor is definitely lost in the design, I believe what is being stated can be illustrated better...
so I took your pre-paint pic and thought I would help out a bit on some tweaks to bring back the iconic T-visor shape with you little skull "twist":
Before and after:
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20130711_190728_zps929ec4eb.jpg)(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/moonknight75/Star%20Wars/Madalorian%20Mercs/Vode/ZulComMandoPrimerMKMod.jpg~original)
basically I sharpened the corners and brought in the sides of the portion of the "T", very close to what appeared to be your original design, one of the things that makes the T-Visor recognizable is the fact that it is actually a somewhat smaller opening, your version appear to be about the height & width of the HBF bucket, which requires modification to bring the cheeks up, narrowing the upper portion of the "T" to an acceptable size. ???

Another question I had... did you replace the cheeks to create the vents? the pics are not clear but it almost looked like you used craft foam or some other flexible material in this pic:
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/ComMando_mods_Right_zps5f3b9668.jpg)

I would have suggested using thin wall PVC or 3mm sintra and cutting the vents with a Dremel then heat forming them slightly to match the curve of the void, (I know this may come a bit late but it was more of an observation :P)
Keep up the good work and you will end up with an awesome bucket! ;)

Awesome. I've been in the same neighborhood, idea-wise. Thanks for the visual. As for the vents, its actually the sides of Axe shampoo bottles. :)
With epoxy/glue to bond.

Crafty, eh?

Thanks for the support ner vode.

Stay tuned.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jan 20, 2014, 02:41 PM
Ehhhhrrrrkaaay...

Removed the visor and did a bit o' dremmeling to get the visor's brow line more traditionally straight.
Also repainted to take away the eye curves. It does look better. Sometimes an artist needs fresh eyes.

FRONT VIEW
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140120_134140-1_zps7509801a.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140120_134140-1_zps7509801a.jpg.html)

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140122_173629-1_zpse5b78911.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140122_173629-1_zpse5b78911.jpg.html)

RIGHT SIDE VIEW
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140120_133928_zps812b56fb.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140120_133928_zps812b56fb.jpg.html)

LEFT SIDE VIEW
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140120_133912_zpsd2d45c43.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140120_133912_zpsd2d45c43.jpg.html)

INTERNAL VIEW
Black painted inside, Foam padding, chicago screw mounted visor, and mesh lining behind all vents as well as having rear vents lined with cloth (old t-shirt)
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140122_174541_zpsb47071b2.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140122_174541_zpsb47071b2.jpg.html)

Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Kitala-Enby on Feb 06, 2014, 07:04 AM
I'm sorry to break this to you vod but I think you'll need to do a lot of work to make this acceptable for the MMCC. the visor is far too big, and all of the vents are rough, also there is too large a gap between your visor and the helmet face.

If you ask me I'd say sand off your paint and give your helmet a spray of grey primer, this will allow you to see everything clearly as multiple colours can blend away imperfections. Once you're back to grey, get yourself a pack of needle files (I think you can get them on amazon) and file away the edges of the vents until they are straight, smooth and uniform. take some PVC/sintra/ABS and use it to fill out the visor and make it smaller. then get some bondo/car boy filler and fill/sand the seams. I'd also say give it a run with some medium grit sand paper, then work your way up to a high grit to get rid of the uneven surface.

Sorry if this seems quite harsh but they are things you'll need to do if you want to become OM.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Tyno Krast on Feb 06, 2014, 02:49 PM
If this were my bucket I'd strip the paint, clean up the lines, clean up the vents, clean up the edges, and make the visor narrower. But that is just my opinion.

I know you want to personalize your kit and make it your own. you have a vision and you have creativity and those are two of the biggest advantages Mercs have over other clubs. In the other clubs we have set rules on how things should look and we can not deviate from those. You can only personalize Stormtrooper armor so much and even then you're still just another Stormtrooper.  :P

But that's the best thing about the Mercs. You are UNIQUE! However....while trying to achieve that one of a kind look it's very easy to lose the look of the source material.  You can be true to your vision and the source material but it requires balance.

Honestly ner'vod what is killing this helmet for me is the width of the visor. My OCD makes me want to straighten up the lines and the vents but that's not really a deal breaker. But brother that visor just looks too huge to me.

Of course I'm no expert and this is just my opinion. I want to see this kit completed and approved so you can get out there and have some fun!
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Feb 07, 2014, 04:41 PM
Sigh... as much as it pains me...changes will only improve the work. In the spirit of this unique endeavor, I have some plans to improve things. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Tyno Krast on Feb 07, 2014, 07:21 PM
I have faith in you 'vod! You've got skills so I have no doubt that you'll be able to make this work.

And for what it's worth you've got me looking into lineman belts. Yours looks sick!!!! If you ever want to sell it or trade it please put me at the top of your list  8)
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Feb 07, 2014, 08:41 PM
I have faith in you 'vod! You've got skills so I have no doubt that you'll be able to make this work.

And for what it's worth you've got me looking into lineman belts. Yours looks sick!!!! If you ever want to sell it or trade it please put me at the top of your list  8)

Thanks ner vod. I appreciate the positivity...goes a long way. As far as the visor width, its the horizontal part at the brow line, right?

As for the belt, I managed to pick it up from Vicious Pre-Banhammer. No idea where to find
one. Good luck with your search.

Thanks again for the input.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Ronin Tavic on Feb 08, 2014, 01:55 AM
Glad you're trucking along vod. This hasn't been an easy mod. It's cool that you have a unique concept you were eager to try(I barely wanted to scratch my nice helmets...) following the advice here will help take it from cool concept to wicked custom bucket(subject of much envy). No doubt you can do it vod.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Feb 08, 2014, 07:41 AM
Glad you're trucking along vod. This hasn't been an easy mod. It's cool that you have a unique concept you were eager to try(I barely wanted to scratch my nice helmets...) following the advice here will help take it from cool concept to wicked custom bucket(subject of much envy). No doubt you can do it vod.

Thanks Ronin.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Tyno Krast on Feb 08, 2014, 03:55 PM
Thanks ner vod. I appreciate the positivity...goes a long way. As far as the visor width, its the horizontal part at the brow line, right?

As for the belt, I managed to pick it up from Vicious Pre-Banhammer. No idea where to find
one. Good luck with your search.

Thanks again for the input.

Yeah. It just seems really wide. Kind of like a Hasbro Fett helmet.

Maybe if you brought the brow line down a bit and built up the lower horizontal edge it would narrow the look of the visor some.

Obviously you've checked out the Mando Commando Helmet , Appreciation Society thread. One thing I noticed about the helmets is that for the most part they maintain that iconic T-visor look which makes them instantly identifiable as mando.

Take my comments with a grain of salt. I'm a purist and am on love with the classic modern style helmet. So really the only person who needs to love your helmet is you. As long as you dig it and have fun that's really all that matters.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Cin Vhe'rang on Feb 09, 2014, 03:28 AM
Yeah. It just seems really wide. Kind of like a Hasbro Fett helmet.

Maybe if you brought the brow line down a bit and built up the lower horizontal edge it would narrow the look of the visor some.

Obviously you've checked out the Mando Commando Helmet , Appreciation Society thread. One thing I noticed about the helmets is that for the most part they maintain that iconic T-visor look which makes them instantly identifiable as mando.

Take my comments with a grain of salt. I'm a purist and am on love with the classic modern style helmet. So really the only person who needs to love your helmet is you. As long as you dig it and have fun that's really all that matters.
Grain of salt or no, it's supposed to at least vaguely resemble a Mandalorian helmet, and with the modifications you've done, it feels completely lost.  The visor is entirely too wide in every direction, the "bridge of the nose" piece looks off, the cheek venting doesn't fit the vibe of any Modern Mandalorian helmet (I'm assuming you're doing a Modern kit, yes?).

You're running with a very unusual style of helmet (approvable and awesome though it is, the ComMando needs a hand here and there to maintain its look as a Mando bucket), and while your modifications might have worked with a helmet a little closer to the traditional style, it just doesn't work on yours, and instead comes off as generic sci fi.

My recommendation: cover it all up and start over, or buy/ build a more traditional-style helmet to modify.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Feb 09, 2014, 09:08 AM
I appreciate all valid opinions/critiques in this matter. Plans for improvements are underway. All hardcore purists/naysayers may please refrain from posting opinions that derail me from this endeavor. Positive critiques are more appreciated than comments about "starting over." I got this.

Woosah..
 
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Cin Vhe'rang on Feb 09, 2014, 01:40 PM
I appreciate all valid opinions/critiques in this matter. Plans for improvements are underway. All hardcore purists/naysayers may please refrain from posting opinions that derail me from this endeavor. Positive critiques are more appreciated than comments about "starting over." I got this.

Woosah..
It's not about being a purist, or negative for the sake of being negative.  I'm not here to recommend you start over because of my own amusement.  Believe me, I know scrapping a project this far through a build will cause no small amount of heartache; I've had to do it myself once or twice.  I'm telling you this as a colleague who wants to see you in an approvable, attractive, successful kit.  I want you to not have to spend time and effort on a design that probably won't float.

Really, though, I'd recommend closing up the visor portion a bit, removing the nasal bridges, removing the piece from the bottom of the t-visor, and filling in the vents.  With just those few modifications, I feel you could be back on the right track with this build.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Feb 09, 2014, 08:43 PM
It's not about being a purist, or negative for the sake of being negative.  I'm not here to recommend you start over because of my own amusement.  Believe me, I know scrapping a project this far through a build will cause no small amount of heartache; I've had to do it myself once or twice.  I'm telling you this as a colleague who wants to see you in an approvable, attractive, successful kit.  I want you to not have to spend time and effort on a design that probably won't float.
Really, though, I'd recommend closing up the visor portion a bit, removing the nasal bridges, removing the piece from the bottom of the t-visor, and filling in the vents.  With just those few modifications, I feel you could be back on the right track with this build.
I know there was no disrespect. I'm making some adjustments, just not going so far backwards. The whole point of these mods was for a particular look I wanted to achieve. So scrapping it and doing all that is admitting a total failure, which this isn't.

I did some work today. Added some plastic scrap and sculpted epoxy to drop the brow line and narrow the horizontal bar of the T. Also removed the vents and started cutting uniform
rectangles to make verticle slat-style vents for the cheeks and back of the helm.
I know its extreme and I appreciate people's concerns, but I'm confident I can improve these
mods and maintain the integrity of my idea, without calling this whole thing quits, AND do it within MMCC standards, thanks to input from many of you guys as well as members of the App team, that I've been in contact with.

Thank you all.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Mar 13, 2014, 10:09 AM
Okay quick post for recent updates. Cut out the nasal bridge for a more recognizable T-visor. Used Epoxy putty to seal in the new vents, with a more uniform aesthetic. The rear vents will have a domed look, courtesy of the lids from those Keurig style individual coffee cups that you see in the As Seen on TV commercials. Right now this is with an initial round of sanding/detailing. Mesh will be added to the vent backing to avoid the Peakaboo...

FRONT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140312_184942_zps0d3a0923.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140312_184942_zps0d3a0923.jpg.html)

RIGHT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140312_184956_zps72a3a0dd.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140312_184956_zps72a3a0dd.jpg.html)

REAR
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140312_185012_zps98ee3e48.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140312_185012_zps98ee3e48.jpg.html)

LEFT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140312_185028_zps6c3e187a.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140312_185028_zps6c3e187a.jpg.html)

Thank you all for your input. I can be stubborn, I admit. But I think we're reaching a good point in our efforts.

Critiques welcome...

Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Jaa'det Otxoa on Mar 13, 2014, 10:33 AM
Those vents look 1000% better Vod! ;)

Glad to see that you  were able to take the suggestions well and improve the look of the bucket! I'm sure when it all said and done you will have one kandosii! buy'ce!! ;D

Keep up the awesome work!
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Mar 13, 2014, 03:43 PM
Thanks bud! I'm def on a better track w/ this build I think. Gotta strengthen the vent frame's slot dividers w/ some steel stick and give it another round or two of sanding. I still wanna keep it pocked a bit for some 3D weathering. I also added some scarring on the left side of the top of it and over the right brow, to match some old scars I have from a fight and a long forgotten childhood coffee table respectively.

The story is that Zul got this helm from his dad, so its got a lot of old and new scarring/weathering.

Stay in touch Readers!
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Tyno Krast on Mar 13, 2014, 07:19 PM
Those vents!!!!  :o

Nice touch!

Seems like you're on the right track vod!
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Ulrik Kanteer on Mar 14, 2014, 09:26 PM
Though I like creative work I'm going to be honest this could be difficult to get approved with but...... I'm going to talk it over with the app team on what needs to be done. Could you do me a favor reseat the visor in and post pictures so we can get a real good look at it
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Mar 14, 2014, 09:50 PM
Though I like creative work I'm going to be honest this could be difficult to get approved with but...... I'm going to talk it over with the app team on what needs to be done. Could you do me a favor reseat the visor in and post pictures so we can get a real good look at it

Once things free up (if not during this weekend/ upcoming week, I've got a long weekend next Fri that I plan on devoting to this build. I want to finish sealing and sanding, then close up vents
w/ mesh and some dome shaped pieces. It'll seal it all up.
I would love to get critiques from the app team, so stay tuned. Feel free to let me know if its ok, so far. If not I can wait till I get better pics though.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Kelan Ord on Mar 15, 2014, 01:23 AM
I can wait until I see it with the vents closed up, but I have a really hard time seeing "Mandalorian" on that helmet.

NOT saying it's not good work, there's skills involved in this build. But I don't see Mando...  :-\
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Mar 15, 2014, 07:48 AM
Really?

I brought down the brow-line as was suggested and tried to sculpt a more prominent mandible area as well as a more distinct visor profile. I think the visor area def looks more mando now.

Will keep you posted.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Mar 16, 2014, 06:01 PM
Added some steel stik to the cheeks and everything for reinforcement. Also built up the brow and mandibles for a more Mando-recognizable aesthetic. Visor depicted for overall intended look.

Also showing the domed pieces I will use for the rear vents.
Let it cure then sanding.

FRONT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/
IMG_20140316_170507_zpsfcc13d08.jpg)

RIGHT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140316_170607_zps427f69d7.jpg)

W/ Rear DOME VENTS
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140316_170726_zps5be22907.jpg)

REAR
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140316_170932_zps81a7c632.jpg)

LEFT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140316_170742_zpsadeef7df.jpg)

There it is...
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Ronin Tavic on Mar 17, 2014, 10:14 PM
spots around the vents need a little more sanding, as they look a little bumpy. and those rear bubble vents will need painting to match the rest of the helmet.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Mar 17, 2014, 10:28 PM
Agreed. Sanding planned soon to smooth it out. Will paint vents gold as per plans. All good...
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Mar 21, 2014, 10:14 PM
UPDATE!
Sanding done as well as tweaks made to other parts of kit.

FRONT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140321_213400_zps1aaf7bb7.jpg)

LEFT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140321_213420_zpsa2cabc4c.jpg)

REAR
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140321_213448_zpse016ef9e.jpg)

RIGHT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140321_213509_zps1e14a908.jpg)

So far so good. Once I give it a fresh set of eyes and minor tweaks I can install rear vents, mask and repaint.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Mar 27, 2014, 10:23 PM
TWEAKS:
-Sanded surfaces a bit more.
-Added more epoxy to the rear vents (inside and out), and sanded them.
-Added epoxy to widen the crest and center it better.
-Ran a dremel engraving bit to create some etching pattern in the nubs (for lack of better word?) at the mandible's jawline.
-Bought a replacement #3 welding visor off Amazon and cut it to shape. With the chicago srews mounted inside the visor's frame. i should get the visor to sit nice and flush.

LEFT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140326_182717_zpsa40c5299.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140326_182717_zpsa40c5299.jpg.html)

FRONT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140326_182700_zps09bf8bca.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140326_182700_zps09bf8bca.jpg.html)

RIGHT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140326_182801_zps22f58ebb.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140326_182801_zps22f58ebb.jpg.html)

REAR
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140326_182733_zpsbebe5663.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140326_182733_zpsbebe5663.jpg.html)



Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Apr 25, 2014, 10:31 AM
Masked and painted vents and crown in Antique Gold Rub n Buff.

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140424_212347_zps6b97f81f.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140424_212347_zps6b97f81f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on May 02, 2014, 03:14 AM
Updates!

Paint apps added. plan is to use this rare weekend off from work to weather, and clear coat, then visor this sucka.
Hopes are to have the helmet done by Monday.

RIGHT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140502_030215_zps16e1bc89.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140502_030215_zps16e1bc89.jpg.html)

REAR
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140502_030156_zps1510300e.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140502_030156_zps1510300e.jpg.html)

LEFT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140502_030141_zpsa06f8698.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140502_030141_zpsa06f8698.jpg.html)

FRONT
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140502_030128_zps2b7b160d.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140502_030128_zps2b7b160d.jpg.html)

Tips, comments, or (CONSTRUCTIVE) critique?
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Shyn'kar Ravik on May 02, 2014, 11:23 AM
This bucket has really been thru a lot. All of the small tweaks and adjustments (I think) have really paid off. Liking the look of the gold and red and the way the bottom of the T has that mid curve. Definitely one of a kind, good luck and I can't wait to see more pictures on this build Vod!
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Ronin Tavic on May 02, 2014, 04:43 PM
Needs dirt!! But then again I tell all the people that... only thing I see is the vents could maybe use just a smidgen more sanding. Just to smooth it a little more. But they still look world's better than they did. The helmet has come a long way. Well done vod. You're almost there.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on May 02, 2014, 06:30 PM
Wow. Thanks guys. Means a lot.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Cin Vhe'rang on May 02, 2014, 10:13 PM
Wow. Thanks guys. Means a lot.
Hmm.  I still see a few tiny adjustments that need to be made...

But overall, you've made miles of progress, vod.  I'm happy to see this bucket finally coming together.

Keep up the good work, vod. :D
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on May 02, 2014, 10:26 PM
Hmm.  I still see a few tiny adjustments that need to be made...

But overall, you've made miles of progress, vod.  I'm happy to see this bucket finally coming together.

Keep up the good work, vod. :D

Other than the minor filing of vents, weathering/blackwash, etc? Specific input would be appreciated. 
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Cin Vhe'rang on May 02, 2014, 10:57 PM
Other than the minor filing of vents, weathering/blackwash, etc? Specific input would be appreciated.
Yeah, basically what already has been said.  I don't have much to add onto it. :P
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on May 02, 2014, 11:04 PM
Awesome. Seriously though, you guys really put some fire under my shebs to make this work and prove it could be done. Vor'e ner vode.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on May 06, 2014, 05:53 PM
Weathering, clear coat, etc. Looks a bit shiny, but Ive been trying to dull that down a bit.

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/IMG_20140505_111549_zpsa311a54f.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/IMG_20140505_111549_zpsa311a54f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Cin Vhe'rang on May 07, 2014, 12:32 AM
Weathering, clear coat, etc. Looks a bit shiny, but Ive been trying to dull that down a bit.

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/IMG_20140505_111549_zpsa311a54f.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/IMG_20140505_111549_zpsa311a54f.jpg.html)
I use Krylon's Matte Finisher to dull down gloss paint, or give a tiny bit of shine to flat paint.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on May 07, 2014, 06:35 AM
Yeah. I ran outta matte. I gotta wait till next payday for another can. I may just leave it as is. I'm gonna compare it to the rest of my kit to see that it matches up and go from there.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Ronin Tavic on May 08, 2014, 04:33 PM
some super light steel wool can help too. like 000 level.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on May 08, 2014, 08:50 PM
Yerp.
That's exactly what I've been doing. I get outta work early tomorrow so I'll make a couple extra passes with the steel wool and hopefully get the visor in.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Kitala-Enby on May 09, 2014, 06:59 AM
I'm not gonna lie. I had my serious doubts about this build and was unsure if you' be able to salvage the helmet back to an appable standard.

But wow did you prove me wrong. This turned out very good and I can't wait to see what you hit out with next. way to go vod I'm sorry I ever doubted this bucket :)
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on May 09, 2014, 01:16 PM
I'm not gonna lie. I had my serious doubts about this build and was unsure if you' be able to salvage the helmet back to an appable standard.

But wow did you prove me wrong. This turned out very good and I can't wait to see what you hit out with next. way to go vod I'm sorry I ever doubted this bucket :)

Appreciated, vod. Admittedly it was frustrating. As an artist new to this particular medium, I had my fair share of challenges. Its difficult to balance the naysayers' commentaries with the positive input as well as all my own creative demons, but staying fueled helped so much. I took very little of it personal...what I did I've gotten over.

Thanks to all supporters and doubters (especially the un-converted :P).
It aint over yet...
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Specs_Avatar on May 09, 2014, 03:05 PM
Thanks to all supporters and doubters (especially the un-converted :P).
It aint over yet...

It takes a ton of patience and discipline to keep going with a project. I'm only making the original Mandalorian helmet design from the pepakura-resin-bondo combo and it feels like a drag as-is. I respect your work Zul Veyrde, keep up the hard work and show us the magnificence of your new bucket ;D
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on May 31, 2014, 08:56 PM
It takes a ton of patience and discipline to keep going with a project. I'm only making the original Mandalorian helmet design from the pepakura-resin-bondo combo and it feels like a drag as-is. I respect your work Zul Veyrde, keep up the hard work and show us the magnificence of your new bucket ;D

Thanks man, appreciate the good words.   :D

Now with visor!
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140527_174322-1_zpsd88bc1f0.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/Zul%20Veyrde/IMG_20140527_174322-1_zpsd88bc1f0.jpg.html)

It was a real pain, as with such a tight space inside the ComMando, I had to shave the inner cheek protrusions down to make room for my noggin. My nose still presses up to the visor, but its not bad.
Title: Re: ComMando Buy'ce (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jun 25, 2015, 09:52 PM
Buyce mods for what I am now calling this the ComMando F-Hunter Aggro Variant
UPDATE AS OF 2/5/2017:

Redid the visor and stuff using JB Weld steel stick and Apoxie sculpt. Also sanded the inside to make more room. Much better since the emergency visor/faceplate fiasco of GSCF 2016!

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/ZV_update11217_4_zpstw1vkylc.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/ZV_update11217_4_zpstw1vkylc.jpg.html)

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/ZV_update11217_3_zpsw9zx8h92.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/ZV_update11217_3_zpsw9zx8h92.jpg.html)

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/ZV_update11217_2_zpslpjvrwp8.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/ZV_update11217_2_zpslpjvrwp8.jpg.html)

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/Virulent_Messiah/ZV_update11217_1_zpswunpzmar.jpg) (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/Virulent_Messiah/media/ZV_update11217_1_zpswunpzmar.jpg.html)

Stay tuned!
Title: Re: Modified ComMando Buy'ce: F-Hunter Aggro Variant (Edited for Updates)...
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Apr 07, 2020, 01:53 AM
Havent been on in awhile.
Here's an image I put together after GSCF 2018.

Notice the helmet mods once painted.

(https://i.imgur.com/GB0L1FA.jpg)