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Mandalorian Armor => Helmets => Topic started by: Aryiea Nox on Feb 24, 2020, 10:52 PM

Title: Aryiea's Helmet
Post by: Aryiea Nox on Feb 24, 2020, 10:52 PM
Getting some more progress on my bucket - reinforcing the inside, clamping the cheeks to reinforce/straighten them out, filling some cracks, etc. Still needs a lot of work


(https://i.imgur.com/vZdkhcN.jpg)
Title: Re: Aryiea's Helmet
Post by: OriKad on Feb 25, 2020, 10:58 AM
Those modifications look somewhat familiar...

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

So I can say from personal experience, you're on the right track and progressing nicely. :)
Title: Re: Aryiea's Helmet
Post by: Aryiea Nox on Feb 26, 2020, 01:38 PM
Haha yep  :laugh: hey, how did you go about reinforcing the mandibles (or whatever they're called, the front bottom parts that are right next to the visor)? Right now I'm running into an issue where they're just really wiggly/not stable since I have no visor in my helmet yet, but I need to cut the eyes out further and obviously I want it to be symmetrical so them wiggling around isn't great, lol. How did you handle that?

My first idea was to glue a support in at the bottom, so I've done that, but do you have another other suggestions?

(https://i.imgur.com/knedWZG.jpg)
Title: Re: Aryiea's Helmet
Post by: OriKad on Feb 27, 2020, 11:53 AM
Like you did, I glued in a shim while I was prepping it.  You could probably glue in another one higher for more stability when you trim out the eyes.
Title: Re: Aryiea's Helmet
Post by: Aryiea Nox on Mar 02, 2020, 11:03 AM
My second shim fell off  :laugh: but it was useful while it lasted.

(https://i.imgur.com/R1NJZbi.jpg)

Still need to tweak it a bit and fill in some spots at the corners but it's coming along!
Title: Re: Aryiea's Helmet
Post by: Aryiea Nox on May 28, 2020, 10:18 AM
Finally got the eye shape right! Edges need some smoothing.

For anyone else who has worked with a Rubie's 2-piece Jango helmet for a base, how did you deal with the weird texture (like little rags of plastic that want to hang on even after sanding..almost kinda fuzzy?)? Part of me wants to coat the whole thing in a thin layer of bondo glazing putty or something? But I'm concerned I might have issues with cracking if I do that. Any suggestions?

(https://i.imgur.com/Qnm3gnI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7b9r7a3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3FiYTpE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/L84stBl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7TKrwbg.jpg)
Title: Re: Aryiea's Helmet
Post by: OriKad on May 28, 2020, 12:01 PM
Use filler primer (found in walmart's automotive section) first and sand it smooth.  Repeat as necessary.  That's what I did for the several J2Ps I've modded.