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 "Scorpion" Mando WIP

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Elekbah Dhagal


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"Scorpion" Mando WIP
« on: Jul 10, 2015, 12:53 AM »
I need to explain this one...  I built a Dragon Age - Cole helmet for my teenager and my plan A was not working the way I hoped so I started a plan B which worked great.   I kept the plan A piece which was a Bondo/Fiberglass shell with great stuff foam for shaping - Since I don't like to just dump materials away that have "potential for something - later" ... (as I say to my wife) LOL.   

The "later" is my first Mando Helmet (at least I hope).  Some cutting, Epoxy putty and I off to a promising start.


After this point, I was trying to ad lower extensions and starting to think "What the Bantha fodder was I thinking".
I almost gave strapped the idea of continuing but another $10 epoxy putty and I thinking it will work out now.
Adding the face mask next - "fingers crossed".

 

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Re: WIP /// My first build - Helmet
« Reply #1 on: Jul 10, 2015, 01:16 AM »
It looks promising! keep at it!

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Re: WIP /// My first build - Helmet
« Reply #2 on: Jul 12, 2015, 04:28 PM »
After test fitting, I realized the helmet was to wide.



BRAIN SURGERY - Jigsaw



Many hours Later.....  EPOXY Putty ///  Sanding ///  Paint to match my Body Armor
  *** Stress Relieving Creative Break - SCORPION detail ***



And I'm back on track...  Whew!

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Re: WIP /// My first build - Helmet
« Reply #3 on: Jul 12, 2015, 05:59 PM »
Dewd!!

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Re: WIP /// My first build - Helmet
« Reply #4 on: Jul 12, 2015, 06:19 PM »
Dewd!!
I know, right?  :o

Awesome art! Awesome bucket transform, too!  And here I am just happy to figure out smoothing bondo. ha! :D

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Re: WIP /// My first build - Helmet
« Reply #5 on: Jul 12, 2015, 06:31 PM »
I know, right?  :o

Awesome art! Awesome bucket transform, too!  And here I am just happy to figure out smoothing bondo. ha! :D
Right! Goes from Dark Bucket to Stinger and nice with artistic flow!

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Re: WIP /// My first build - Helmet
« Reply #7 on: Jul 14, 2015, 10:46 AM »
That is awesome!

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Re: WIP /// My first build - Helmet
« Reply #8 on: Jul 14, 2015, 10:28 PM »
Right! Goes from Dark Bucket to Stinger and nice with artistic flow!
Dark Bucket!! That might be the most awesome thing I've read all day.

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Re: WIP /// My first build - Helmet
« Reply #9 on: Jul 17, 2015, 09:58 PM »
Finished paint on my scorpion detail.

Dry fitting face shield and made a discussion to add a visor.

Copper paint on white "window film", used in vehicle graphics - applied over clear, which I cut from old grinding face shield.

 


Re: WIP /// My first build - Helmet
« Reply #10 on: Jul 18, 2015, 10:21 AM »
What did you use to seal your great stuff so you could bondo over it?  I ran into a problem where the bondo sucked the life out of the foam and basically turned it into nothing.  I've heard puzzle glue works, just curious as to your method.

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Re: WIP /// My first build - Helmet
« Reply #11 on: Jul 18, 2015, 10:30 AM »
I used two part epoxy putty over the great stuff.  All the final shaping and it works as an adhesive as well as a way to re-enforce the pvc pieces.

Here is a link to the product I used... I have used a full trial size to modify this helmet (http://www.smooth-on.com/Epoxy-Putty-Free-F/c1390_1408/index.html

Re: WIP /// My first build - Helmet
« Reply #12 on: Jul 18, 2015, 10:41 AM »
Thank you sir!

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Re: WIP /// My first build - Helmet
« Reply #13 on: Jul 18, 2015, 12:49 PM »
Much more epoxy ...  used as filler, adhesive and shaping.


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Re: WIP /// My first build - Helmet
« Reply #14 on: Jul 18, 2015, 06:10 PM »
I think I need to be done building the bucket now. 
I have spend to much time on it.

I kind of made my visor a cross between a cowboy hat and the scout trooper.
Due to the fact I live in Arizona (Dea Sea) and I plan on building a Mando Speeder next.




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