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 Raestin's Scratch Build - WidowMaker 2.0 Updates - Page 12

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So...this first helmet was a HUGE learning experience, and it's time to do it again!  Skip to page 8 for updates to the MkII helmet!  :D



Hey guys!!  Raestin here from the Veshok Clan.  Well, I started this thread as a J2P WIP, but eventually after getting started, I realized that the bucket was just going to be too small.  I have a big melon, no two ways about it...seriously, it's big.  So, I gave the J2P to my wife Kebiin (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=98147.0) and I went back to the drawing board.  I'm really enjoying the process of working on Kebiin's helmet, so I'm going to make a scratch built buy'ce instead of ordering a nice resin one.

After a trip to Home Depot and Academy Sports, here's the first WIP pic.  :)


The bike helmet was on sale for $5!!!   :o  So that puts my total material cost at.....$10.  :D

That's it for now!! I'll be posting some more updates hopefully by this weekend.  Stay tuned!

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Re: Raestin's J2P Build - W.I.P. ** Pic Heavy **
« Reply #1 on: Aug 05, 2015, 08:12 AM »
Off to a good start

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Re: Raestin's J2P Build - W.I.P. ** Pic Heavy **
« Reply #2 on: Aug 05, 2015, 12:07 PM »
Nice work Vod!

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« Reply #3 on: Aug 06, 2015, 02:42 PM »
Nice, great start!

Definitely keeping an eye on this and watching how it progresses. ;)

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« Reply #4 on: Aug 06, 2015, 06:56 PM »
Off to a great start.  I always love watching J2P builds come along

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« Reply #5 on: Aug 07, 2015, 01:24 AM »
Off to a great start.  I always love watching J2P builds come along
I've noticed there's been quite an increase over the last two weeks.

Helmets progressing well Vod!

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« Reply #6 on: Aug 07, 2015, 08:50 AM »
Thanks everyone!  I have a ton of supplies on the way.  Fiberglass mat & resin for the inside of the bucket, "true Mando" ear caps from Droodles, Apoxie Sculpt for the seam and a visor from T-Visor.com.  As soon as some of this stuff comes in, I can crank it back up.  Working on cutting templates for my armor plates in the meantime.  :)

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« Reply #7 on: Aug 18, 2015, 04:43 PM »
Using a tape role as a helmet stand? Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I'm using this with my next build.

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Re: Raestin's J2P Build - W.I.P. ** Pic Heavy **
« Reply #8 on: Aug 20, 2015, 09:14 PM »
About to start my own J2p build, awesome idea's I like how you used the sewing to help give it that extra flar!

Going to keep an eye on this one!

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« Reply #9 on: Aug 26, 2015, 06:37 PM »
Looking good, off to a good start so far! I like you use the tape roll method as well! Can't wait to see more pictures!

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« Reply #10 on: Aug 28, 2015, 01:17 PM »
I appreciate all the positive comments!!  I've decided to go in a bit of a different direction with my buy'ce.  We're working on my wife Kebiin's kit also, and I've decided to finish the J2P for her and work on a 1:1 scratch built bucket for myself.  My melon is just too big to fit in the J2P and still be able to get some electronics in it.  :)  I'll be posting all of these pics into Kebiin's helmet WIP and updating this thread with my new Mk2 scratch built bucket. 

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Re: Raestin's Scratch Build
« Reply #11 on: Sep 01, 2015, 02:29 PM »
If you'll notice...the thread title has changed...along with the first post.  I've given the J2P to my wife Kebiin and just started my scratch build.  I'll keep everyone updated on the new build.  :)

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« Reply #12 on: Sep 01, 2015, 02:39 PM »
Very nice way to recycle a thread Vod! Lol the new method is a good one! Keep at it and you'll be able to build them with almost no effort at all!!

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« Reply #13 on: Sep 01, 2015, 03:12 PM »
Thanks Vod!  I love doing this stuff.  The resin helmets are super nice, but there's just something about building it from scratch that really feels good.  It can be frustrating, but it's so rewarding to see it come together in the end.  :)

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« Reply #14 on: Sep 01, 2015, 03:31 PM »
Thanks Vod!  I love doing this stuff.  The resin helmets are super nice, but there's just something about building it from scratch that really feels good.  It can be frustrating, but it's so rewarding to see it come together in the end.  :)
Funnily enough I prefer my own built helmets over those that I've gotten from the vendors. I currently have three vendor made helmets and out of the three I'll only be keeping one of them since it's the 12th of 15 helmets that were made available when it was in production. The others are being sold or given to clan mates lol I enjoy my pepakura based helmets too and my main kit buyce is pep based.

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