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 My first wip!!!

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My first wip!!!
« on: Nov 04, 2014, 08:47 PM »
After meeting some very nice people at the Quebec Comicon, I got hooked.  Here is my first wip.  Please if you see any error or have any input, let me know. 

I haven't decided on colours yet, I'm concentrating on making the helmet solid.  Hopping to fiber glass soon.

Here is where I'm at:

Cutting the bicycle helmet to make the dome.


Putting it together.


More soon.

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Re: My first wip!!!
« Reply #1 on: Nov 04, 2014, 09:49 PM »
Looks good, so far!  :)

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Re: My first wip!!!
« Reply #2 on: Nov 05, 2014, 12:39 AM »
Really good start, vode! ;)

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Re: My first wip!!!
« Reply #3 on: Nov 05, 2014, 12:57 AM »
Looks really god! Tusken Waiter approved!  ;)

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Re: My first wip!!!
« Reply #4 on: Nov 06, 2014, 09:16 AM »
More work done.  The ear caps and the RF.  Still lots to do tho.  I'll be posting my armor planning soon.

For now my problem is how to add a mechanism that will hold the RF in the up position???










Hoping to glass this weekend.

Any comment are more than welcome.

Enjoy and later...

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Re: My first wip!!!
« Reply #5 on: Nov 06, 2014, 09:35 AM »
Remember to put liquid resin on the outside and the fiberglass matt/cloth/paste on the inside, It's a mistake for too many people make and it will take ages to fix as you have to sand back the texture of the fiberglass, resining the outside means you only have a thin layer to smooth, don't cake it in bondo either, the paper surface is more or less smooth already, all you really need to do is resin it, sand back the resin until it is smooth (you might need to lightly skim it with bondo but don't load it on) Then bondo any gaps between pieces like the cheeks and visor etc..

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Re: My first wip!!!
« Reply #6 on: Nov 06, 2014, 10:15 AM »
Thanks for the info Kitala-Enby and hope every thing goes as I have planned .  Should I be concerned about warpage when I resin the outside of the helmet?




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Re: My first wip!!!
« Reply #7 on: Nov 06, 2014, 11:02 AM »
Thanks for the info Kitala-Enby and hope every thing goes as I have planned .  Should I be concerned about warpage when I resin the outside of the helmet?

I don't think you have to worry about that. But go with thin coats.

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Re: My first wip!!!
« Reply #8 on: Nov 14, 2014, 04:48 PM »
Hello everyone, got some step completed, fiberglass is done, ears caps are done and range finder is on its way.  I'm in never ending bondo phase :rolleyes:.  man is it ever time consuming.  Can't wait to see that done and going to the primer.

Hope everything is looking good, I like to think so.  If you see anything wrong let me know.

I still have to sand down the face.
   







I'll be strarting on the armor pretty soon.

Later and thanks for the help.

Balou


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Re: My first wip!!!
« Reply #9 on: Nov 15, 2014, 08:04 AM »
that looks pretty good vod. Something I would suggest is prime between filler coats. it helps give you a better idea of what needs the work. But this is a perfect example of how to do a scratch build helmet.

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Re: My first wip!!!
« Reply #10 on: Nov 17, 2014, 08:35 PM »
Woo hooo!

Got the first coat of primer on. 





It realy highlight the defects.  Need some more work on the face, cheeks and the ear caps.  Will get that done tomorrow if I get a chance.

I was wondering if there is a way to fix where I went thru the coat of resin?  I will try to cover the areas with finishing putty.  Don't know if thats the proper way tho.

Thanks again for the help.

Balou.

Re: My first wip!!!
« Reply #11 on: Nov 17, 2014, 10:41 PM »
 :o

I bet you're enjoying doing fiberglass on that a lot more than at work, eh?   :P

Nice ALU rf, man! I assume it is aluminium? It looks very cool! I'm impressed,Little Bro!!!!

Nice to see I'm not the only one in the family with the bug.... I wonder if Pat will catch it too??

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Re: My first wip!!!
« Reply #12 on: Nov 18, 2014, 09:19 AM »
Salut Marc!

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Nice ALU rf, man! I assume it is aluminium?

Yes its Alu.  Made it from scraped Alu I had.

See you next week.

Balou

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Re: My first wip!!!
« Reply #13 on: Nov 20, 2014, 12:05 AM »
Great progress Vod! That is a very nice and clean build you've got there. To confirm your suspicions, yes spot putty is how to fix small blemishes here and there. Also if you alternate colors of primer between sanding phased you'll be able to make that thing smooth as glass when you have it finished, but you can leave some blemishes and chock it up to battle damage! Great luck to you on your build and progress and I'll keep an eye out to watch your progress.

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Re: My first wip!!!
« Reply #14 on: Nov 20, 2014, 09:19 PM »
Hello all,

Started to paint today, the two first coat of gun metal grey is done.  Next will come the arctic white and the first sign of weathering.  Hope it all goes well.


And here is what it should look in the end:


Regarding my next colors wich is white, should I paint the whole helmet(to create double layer weathering) or mask and paint only the surrounding of the visor? 

Any comment on the colors is more than welcome.

Later everyone.

 


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