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 Cyare's Second Helmet WIP

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Cyare Kebii'tra


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Cyare's Second Helmet WIP
« on: Nov 06, 2012, 01:06 AM »
Alrighty, time to dust this thread off and make it my official bucket WIP. Again, this'll be my second helmet, but no longer a scratch build. I received the Intimidator from Hondo last week. My original design has changed somewhat, and I'll put that up in the next few days, but I figured I'd add a few pictures of what I already have. Skip to reply #14!

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Hi everybody! I'm really new here, but I've been lurking a bit because I'm really interested in building my own kit. I made my first helmet from scratch out of chipboard in a very constrained time frame (for Halloween), so it's not as good as I'd like it. Since I've been thinking of going light and eventually applying to the Spec Ops brigade as a recon specialist, I figured I'd try to incorporate a long-range scanner into my helmet design. I don't want a large bulky attachment though, and I'd like to keep the ol' rangefinder, so here's what I've come up with. What do you think?




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Re: Second Helmet Plans
« Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2012, 01:56 PM »
That has definitely got possibilitys

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Re: Second Helmet Plans
« Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2012, 11:55 PM »
Messed around in Google Sketchup a bit. Much clearer idea than my drawings. The stalk is probably longer than it needs to be but this is still a quick mock-up.

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Re: Second Helmet Plans
« Reply #3 on: Nov 07, 2012, 07:50 AM »
Looking really cool. Especially the rangefinder.

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Re: Second Helmet Plans
« Reply #4 on: Nov 12, 2012, 07:56 PM »
I've been looking at the requirements list and was wondering if that visor shape would be acceptable for a modern era mando? It says "full T-shaped visor", but I'd like mine to be curved and split as shown in my more recent helmet design:





Does it have to be the angular, strict T like Boba or Jango's helmet?

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Re: Second Helmet Plans
« Reply #5 on: Nov 12, 2012, 10:53 PM »
Looks to me like a modern, legacy cross. I dig it :)

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Re: Second Helmet Plans
« Reply #6 on: Nov 12, 2012, 11:30 PM »
Yeah you should be fine with that.

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Re: Second Helmet Plans
« Reply #7 on: Nov 13, 2012, 12:12 AM »
Great to hear. And thanks! I wanted a little more visibility than the standard ol' T offered. Didn't realize I was getting closer to the legacy realm. I must say, the "cross" looks pretty sweet though. :P

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Re: Second Helmet Plans
« Reply #8 on: Nov 13, 2012, 12:22 AM »
Hey the way I see it, legacy had to come from somewhere. Surely some mandos used trial and error to perfect the "traditional" armor, thus the full coverage of legacy. But I really do love the bucket. Now get building :P

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Re: Second Helmet Plans
« Reply #9 on: Nov 13, 2012, 12:47 AM »
I'm gonna print out the templates this weekend. Another scratch build! Maybe my third helmet will be a cast of this one if I'm satisfied with the quality.

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Re: Second Helmet Plans
« Reply #10 on: Dec 11, 2012, 09:56 PM »
like i said on your other thread: Looking Great!

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Re: Second Helmet Plans
« Reply #11 on: Dec 12, 2012, 08:34 PM »
I don't like rangefinders and I like the way that looks.

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Re: Second Helmet Plans
« Reply #12 on: Dec 14, 2012, 10:55 PM »
I like the helmet, slightly modified T's always (well...usually) look cool in my opinion.  :rolleyes:
My only complaint is the shin plates, it seems a little random to have brown plates when the rest of the armor is grey and blue.

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Re: Second Helmet Plans
« Reply #13 on: Dec 15, 2012, 02:37 PM »
I like the helmet, slightly modified T's always (well...usually) look cool in my opinion.  :rolleyes:
My only complaint is the shin plates, it seems a little random to have brown plates when the rest of the armor is grey and blue.

Oh, those are substitutes for boots that go maybe 3/4 up my calf.

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Re: Cyare's Second Helmet WIP
« Reply #14 on: Feb 19, 2013, 08:55 PM »
It lives! I'm finally ready to start. I have a couple exams this week so I won't do much work until the weekend, but I'll show you what I have so far and upload my new concept in the next couple days. It's not much different. For now, beware the mass of pictures below.

First off, the Intimidator from Skirata Arms. Great work by Hondo. I removed most of the flash today. (Also, in case anyone was wondering, it's just under 9.5" without ears.)



It's a good thick and fairly even helmet, but I after removing the flash I found that the vent areas are pretty thin in a couple spots. I'll reinforce those with fiberglass resin and cloth down the line.



Here are the ears and RF I'm planning on attaching. Been slowly cleaning them up over the last couple months. Have a bit more work to do though. Yes, I'm still doing the left ear mounted macro, but I have a plan so that it'll still look good in the event that I want to go without it for a while. More on that in the future. The stalk and RF on the far right I won't use, and the ear piece between them may also be extra.



I've taped up some mock ups to see what it might look like. Ignore the left ear for a moment.





Okay, now about the left ear. Hondo did some amazing work with the vents and I'm not sure I want to cover them up. I've come up with three possible options, two of which are fairly similar.

Option 1: I don't use the left bottom ear piece, leaving the vents exposed:





Option 2: I mirror the right side as far as ear placement (Boba style), with the vents out of sight:



Option 3: Similar to option 2, except Jango style:



Any opinions? And like I said earlier, clear concept drawings to come tomorrow or Thursday.

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