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 my first helmet wip (scratch build)

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my first helmet wip (scratch build)
« on: May 03, 2015, 04:53 PM »
hello ...finally got some work done on my helmet ....this is my 3rd attempt ...first helmet I used the wof templates and because i wear glasses it just didn't fit ...so i built one using RafalFett's templates  as they where slightly bigger ....didn't quite go to plan (left the paper templates stuck to the cardboard and during filling and sanding it started to separate and bubble up)  ...so hopefully 3rd time lucky

The body is made from 5mm foamex im changing the design a little, as found the rear slots on the last attempt still made getting it on and off a real pain with my glasses. I have gone for a solid look at the back with plan to cut a design into it ...glasses still catch the cheeks a little but now its not really an issue


got alittle enthuiastic with the heat gun on the cheek



used the dome from my second attempt bucket


still more filling to do but its getting there ,been a productive few days  :)

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Re: my first helmet wip (scratch build)
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2015, 10:18 PM »
Looking good! Keep up the good work.

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Re: my first helmet wip (scratch build)
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2015, 01:07 PM »
Awesome work vod!  8)

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Re: my first helmet wip (scratch build)
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2015, 06:16 PM »
cheers vod's for the kind words ... not had a chance to do much this week but got a bit done





back view

hopefully get bit more done tomorrow  :)

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Re: my first helmet wip (scratch build)
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2015, 07:11 PM »
vod I think it would look awesome if you painted the little piece on the back but that's just my opinion either way your helmet looks awesome

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Re: my first helmet wip (scratch build)
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2015, 07:16 PM »
cracking job my friend. I'm full of admiration when it comes to anyone willing to take on a scratchbuild.

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Re: my first helmet wip (scratch build)
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2015, 02:37 PM »
...could be just because i still have the support bit still in the middle

I'd say definitely, looks great to me and having the support there detracts from the classic look. Don't forget you have the visor to install too. If you're still not sure after that, consider using a different colour on the upper or lower cheeks.

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Re: my first helmet wip (scratch build)
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2015, 03:18 PM »
cheers Reyn ...was thinking that I possibly have to much black around the cheek area ...i will get the visor and ears sorted first and like you suggested if I am still not happy then I will try adding another colour

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Re: my first helmet wip (scratch build)
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2015, 09:33 PM »
I agree with Reyn Vok'chi the lower cheek could use the silver back on it to brake it up but I love it looks awesome keep up the good work 

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Re: my first helmet wip (scratch build)
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2015, 02:12 PM »
hello vods

little more work done on the lid

(sorry missing this image)

silver cheeks are back and have to agree it looks better

kill stripes added

blacked out the centre support to give a better idea of how it will look

got the ears sprayed in silver ready for paint ....feels like a constructive day

cheers for all the help and advice guys

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Re: my first helmet wip (scratch build)
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2015, 07:45 PM »
You have done a great job on this entire bucket.

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Re: my first helmet wip (scratch build)
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2015, 07:54 PM »
Wow. Awesome job, vod! Love, LOVE the back design!!! Looks fantastic.

Looking forward to your next update!

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Re: my first helmet wip (scratch build)
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2015, 08:17 PM »
Hey vod I love the new, old look cant wait to see what is next

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Re: my first helmet wip (scratch build)
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2015, 05:51 PM »
finally got a chance to do a little bit more and once again I had another nightmare with my cardboard ears...as they started to split and separate.
Again i had left the paper templates stuck to the cardboard when i had made them .... so time to start a fresh

I've been looking at some of the brigades spec's and slime line ears seemed the way to go ...only managed to get the right hand one done





was going for a minimal communication kind of look without a protruding aerial to help keep with the slimline look ...plan to make some trooper style binoculars at some point so no need for range-finder (handy as the one i made is very weak and unusable)
   

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Re: my first helmet wip (scratch build)
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2015, 11:05 PM »
Now this is a quality build. Just going to mention if you ever cast nd sold these id be interested. Lots of lovely, interesting and original details on this bucket. especially the back and the ears.

Honesty superb work.

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