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 Belleg WIP lots pics to come

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Belleg WIP lots pics to come
« on: Feb 23, 2011, 02:17 AM »
Well i started with a large sheet of cardboard and Ori Cabur's http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=34853.0 and Antman's http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/antmans-second-cardboard-scratch-build-24821/ tutorials (amazing guides).
So heres how far i have gotten
the left over cardboard

front after first coat of bondoglass

side view

view from above


as you can see i have alot of sanding and bondo work left to do but thats what i have so far.

Re: Belleg WIP lots pics to come
« Reply #1 on: Feb 23, 2011, 02:20 AM »
Hmm looking at the pics im not as blinded by pride in whats been acomplished and im thinking i may have to redo the dome gonna have to give it a good hard look maybe its just the pic making it look lopsided.

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Re: Belleg WIP lots pics to come
« Reply #2 on: Feb 23, 2011, 02:37 AM »
I also saw the possibly lopsided thing, but I think that perhaps if you sanded that area down a bit more and bondo-ed up the other area to match, it might still work. I'd try to salvage this piece before starting over, and I think it can be done. However, I'm not as expert as many others on the boards are, so anyone else's opinion?

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Re: Belleg WIP lots pics to come
« Reply #3 on: Feb 24, 2011, 12:00 AM »
ok tried to build it up a little and balance it out.I guess the rest will be up to sanding and bondo.




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Re: Belleg WIP lots pics to come
« Reply #4 on: Feb 24, 2011, 12:14 AM »
Looks MUCH better. Keep going with the rest of the build, and let's see where it goes.

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Re: Belleg WIP lots pics to come
« Reply #5 on: Feb 25, 2011, 01:40 AM »
wasnt able to work on helmet today (worked late) so i decided to work on paint scheme. Going with a darkish blue (cause i like it) and a yellow (since the armor plates i purchased happened to be that color) At first i was planning to repaint the plates but i think the yellow and blue with black accents will look good (course this could all change by the time im ready to paint).


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Re: Belleg WIP lots pics to come
« Reply #6 on: Feb 25, 2011, 10:01 AM »
I really like it! Only thing I might be iffy about is having that black vest, but I'm not sure that I would even be iffy on that. It'll probably look good when you put it together in 3d. But I love the color scheme!

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Re: Belleg WIP lots pics to come
« Reply #7 on: Feb 27, 2011, 02:06 AM »
ok finally got first layer of bondo on cant wait to start smoothing this thing out.


this is part of why im progressing so slowly. My nephew wanted something cool for SheVa Con so i had to crank this out for him short notice. Definetly not the quality of some of the backpacks we have seen on these forums but i think after sanding and painting he will be happy with it.



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Re: Belleg WIP lots pics to come
« Reply #8 on: Feb 27, 2011, 10:57 AM »
Looks like you got the Bondo on pretty smooth, so sanding will be easier. If you have one, I HIGHLY recommend an orbital sander. If you don't have one, might be a good idea to get. Orbital sanders are good for knocking most of the protrusions of and getting it mostly smooth, and then you can use hand sanding for the rest.

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Re: Belleg WIP lots pics to come
« Reply #9 on: Feb 27, 2011, 05:25 PM »
When you fiberglass to make bonding easier resin the outside, and fiberglass the nside. Makes cleaning up the helmet easier.

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Re: Belleg WIP lots pics to come
« Reply #10 on: Feb 27, 2011, 06:16 PM »
I have an orbital and it is my friend  ;D
Got the first coat of bondo sanded and second layer of bondo on. No pics of the bondo on because it pretty much looks like the last bondo on pic. Its definetly smoothign out although theres alot more to smooth out.


having alot of fun working on this. Its feeling more like a helmet and less like a bucket of cardboard.

I had a bad experience with some resin and wasted alot of work because either it was to cold i didnt get the mix right or the resin was bad (was about 3 years old). So i went with bondoglass (on the outside) and resin gel (on the inside). If i have to sand more i guess that will help me get my courage back up for the liquid resin. 

Re: Belleg WIP lots pics to come
« Reply #11 on: Feb 28, 2011, 08:51 PM »
Well the weather was nice today and i didnt have to work so i got 2 coats of bondo on and sanded and a good coat of glaze filler on it. Hit it with a coat of primer and although its not perfect im very happy with it. I will try to put a different color coat of paint on it tomarrow and wednesday after work and then thurs paint it blue and yellow.



im also gonna try to find a real camera tomarrow the phone isnt doing to good a job.

Re: Belleg WIP lots pics to come
« Reply #12 on: Mar 02, 2011, 08:42 PM »
Well got it all primed and put on my "bare metal" coat of paint. i just stuck the viser in it still needs to be trimed and glued in (which im not doing till after i paint it blue and yellow.





its not perfect but im happy with it. the ear pieces are going to need more work.

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Re: Belleg WIP lots pics to come
« Reply #13 on: Mar 02, 2011, 08:47 PM »
Youve done a pretty good job of smoothing it all out. There are a couple divets in it that could be worked into weathering. However, the main issue is your browline. That's going to need to be cleaned up and evened out more. Good work though man. I know it's a bear but stick with it!

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Re: Belleg WIP lots pics to come
« Reply #14 on: Mar 02, 2011, 09:04 PM »
Next time I scratch-build, I'll def be following your example and bondo-glassing it before using normal Bondo. When just glassing the outside and then adding a couple layers of Bondo, I end up sanding down all the way to resin to get it all nice and smooth and I have to tread carefully. Your helmet is looking nice and smooth, but ditto on what A'den said. Maybe it's just the angle of the pics, but making the cheeks more defined from the "cheek bones", if you know what I mean, might also be a good thing. I know it'll suck to have to do this now, but if you have the time you can make this helmet that much better.

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