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What color should the visor be? (Red paint scheme)

Gold reflective
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Blue reflective
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Black
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Another color
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Voting closed: Oct 12, 2017, 02:11 PM

 VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)

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Yolah Hyperion


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VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« on: Aug 09, 2017, 01:53 PM »

Su cuy'gar Vode!
This will be my second and successful helmet WIP.

THEN:
Last year around the time of moving into my own apartment and finally having the opportunity to begin painting my helmet, I learned a great many things and multiple reasons, why it is most important to test ones paints before starting that process. Unfortunately I ended up permanently damaging my NME Stalker and at this point in time, it does not seem savable, but one can hope!


NOW:
On a positive note though I did order a brand new shiny coldcast helmet from Vassk! This was a difficult decision as I was unsure what helmet would be appropriate for me, nevertheless the right choice was made here.




My lovely Wife gave me the choice to choose my anniversary gift and well  :laugh: I decided on a helmet! Now this did come from across the world and still made it within a little over a week timeframe.

Once it arrived, I immediately knew what it was once the front office called and notified me that a package from Poland had arrived.

You can't see it but I have a ear to ear grin behind the helmet.



Rather enthusiastic to begin the work to be done on this beautiful helmet!


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Re: Vassk Coldcast Helmet
« Reply #1 on: Aug 09, 2017, 10:13 PM »
Wow that is definitely  relationship goals you and your wife are  :P I can't even get my boyfriend to get into the mercs  :laugh:

I'm a huge sucker for this mold! The cheeks are just killer and the mold its self is super clean.

Can't wait to see where this goes!

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Re: Vassk Coldcast Helmet
« Reply #2 on: Aug 09, 2017, 11:46 PM »
Honestly, I'm torn on who I'm ordering my next bucket from.
I love my NiteOwl, but PJ doesn't make them anymore, and LoneWolf is a member of my clan... But Vassk's helmets are a thing of beauty.

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Re: Vassk Coldcast Helmet
« Reply #3 on: Aug 10, 2017, 07:27 AM »
Wow that is definitely  relationship goals you and your wife are  :P I can't even get my boyfriend to get into the mercs  :laugh:

I'm a huge sucker for this mold! The cheeks are just killer and the mold its self is super clean.

Can't wait to see where this goes!


Honestly, I'm torn on who I'm ordering my next bucket from.
I love my NiteOwl, but PJ doesn't make them anymore, and LoneWolf is a member of my clan... But Vassk's helmets are a thing of beauty.




Girrox211-
 Make no mistake my wife has little to nothing to do with the mercs  :laugh: she just kinda lets me do it and wonders why but I tell her its what I love so she goes with it  ;D
I really like the angles of it, they really are perfect, I haven't pulled out any measuring tools to see if its off by 0.0000025 of an inch  :laugh: even if it was I would not care. The paint scheme I have planned should be pretty unique!


Straka-
I know how much you love your night owl Vod! As far as getting another helmet I would sway towards looking for another NiteOwl if you can find one or if that doesn't work then probably putting both names in your helmet, about 20 times each and after drawing out a name 10 times that's who I would go with, because that decision is a very very difficult one indeed  :-\
The Vassk helmet is a bit smaller and I wont have to use much padding thankfully, unlike my stalker that I could fit both of my fists on either side of my head while wearing it.
Finding a new helmet really is one of the hardest choices..




I managed to get the T-visor area most cut out and smoothed down a few days ago, I want to say this was about a week ago.
Thanks to the dremel it was super easy to remove the material, but there was a TON of "snow" fiberglass-coldcast-helmetbits going everywhere, about half way through my wife goes "WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PORCH?!"
 :laugh: I kind shrugged and told her I had no clue it would happen, but she did think it was funny I had white hair and eyebrows at this point!
One thing that always bothered me about trying to get into some of those corners of the visor is the fact that when freehanding it, the dremel will sometimes touch the helmet and create little dents that look out of place as seen on the right side of the helmet. Those wont stay like that, they will be smoothed and polished over.



In this picture the helmet had already been polished with some super fine steel wool to give it a shine, rub-n-buff will be added later to give it that almost metal look  8)





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Vassk Coldcast Helmet Shiny
« Reply #4 on: Aug 13, 2017, 08:20 AM »
Managed to get a few things done the other day, one being to polish the helmet, which shall be called Valors' Gaze









Holes are for magnets on the ear caps, so if later I need to store my helmet everything can be removed.
Small update but let me know what you think :D

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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #5 on: Aug 15, 2017, 08:26 PM »
Great work vod. It nearly looks like polished steel.

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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #6 on: Aug 15, 2017, 10:36 PM »
Great work vod. It nearly looks like polished steel.

Thank you kindly, thats the exact look I was hoping would come through 😁

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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #7 on: Aug 16, 2017, 12:12 PM »
Shiny!  In both meanings. ;) :laugh:

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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #8 on: Aug 16, 2017, 12:52 PM »
Shiny!  In both meanings. ;) :laugh:

 :laugh: Thanks Vod!  ;D

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VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet) Ear Caps
« Reply #9 on: Aug 21, 2017, 07:45 AM »
Good Morning,

Small update.
Yesterday was a good day, progress was made on attempting to attach the ear caps. Tried out a new dremel bit..it uh..worked well..just not exactly like I thought it would  :laugh: that's what bondo is for though!!



 Right ear cap magnet felt like it did not need to stay in place and on more than one occasion left its designated home. Reinforced it better with more bondo, hopefully it will stay put this time.
I also sanded down the right ear piece so it lays almost perfectly flat on the helmet now  ;D




More to come and still a long way away from paint it seems. One day at a time, one day at a time.

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« Reply #10 on: Mar 15, 2018, 03:08 PM »
This really wont become a trend of me leaving the thread for months and months at a time.


To make a short story long..I moved..again..  :laugh: into a house this time with room for activities like painting armor!
My clan has also been providing me with much encouragement to complete my kit, so that is my goal for this year!!

With that in mind I was able to borrow a friends drill and get some very very much needed progress completed.

Magnets will hold my rangefinders cover in place allowing me to remove it for storage, I plan to make another rangefinder out of a shorter wifi router antennae for conventions so that it will not break as easy if anyone decides to grab it.



I also drilled a hole for the rangefinder bolt support system, bolt came from a pc monitor that was used to adjust the tilt angle of the monitor.



Here you can somewhat see the magnets that were glued in with E6000,  I went back later and covered them with bondo to prevent them from coming out of place.



Plan is for paint to be applied this weekend if the weather allows it  :rolleyes:
I have added 3mm sintra to the side of the rangefinder in order to give it more support.
Is something like that allowed or will I need to try and get an aluminum one later?

Let me know what you think!

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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #11 on: Mar 20, 2018, 05:38 PM »
That is a gorgeous bucket!!   :o :o :o

It polished up so well, it's almost gonna be sad to see paint on it.  Either way, I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #12 on: Mar 21, 2018, 06:54 AM »
Thank you !! :laugh:
I felt so bad giving it a coat of black and having to add battle damage  :'(

Maybe If I can convince the wife, Ill buy another and just keep it polished up  :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #13 on: Mar 21, 2018, 08:54 AM »
Maybe If I can convince the wife, Ill buy another and just keep it polished up  :laugh: :laugh:

I like this idea.  :D

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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #14 on: Mar 22, 2018, 10:54 AM »
As I had stated before the well polished helmet has already been covered by a layer of black paint. One thing I had learned from prior painting mishaps is to actually give the paint extra time to dry so after waiting a full two days, the process of peeling away the latex which is my favorite part of adding weathering to anything, started with a delicate hand so as to not chip any more damage than intended.

There had been arguments from various sources that clean mando kits looked out of place and while a clean kit is very unique, it was not what was planned for my kit. I wanted to have a slightly worn and used kit rather than one that took the appearance of being through five thermal detonators, being hit with a turbolaser tower, and left in the Tatooine sun for 7 years. :P No offense to those that are able to pull that off :laugh: that's just not how I had envisioned my armor.

Here are the results though!















Posted the front again so no one has to scroll up to see how it looked   :P
There will be more light weathering later but this layer is going to be the deepest level and there will be no actual physical damage to the helmet as it is one of the few pieces that are actual "beskar"

I'm very excited to be back on this and to get the remaining colors down in the coming days!

Let me know what you think be it good or bad  ;D

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