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  1. Gypsyboy's Avatar
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    Jun 26, 2008, 9:05 PM - GB made a RG #1

    Well, with my Vader helmet pretty much complete, and my Fett lid at the painting stage (still needs rangefinder head, but getting there), and a Stormtrooper noggin coming to me soon (which will be the only one I didn't make) I now can feel like I am approaching the final stages of my dream collection. This is my first RG casting with the first layer of paint. I'll give it a few days and sand it down and then spray it again.


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    Jun 26, 2008, 10:13 PM - Re: GB made a RG #2

    cool! what's the story behind the helmet? original? derived from something? for sale?
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    Jun 27, 2008, 8:39 AM - Re: GB made a RG #3

    Yes. No. Yes.

    It's scracth-built. I went by whatever decent pictures I could find on the web, and the very few measurements I was able to scare up. It's approx 10% larger than the Don Post version; many people were saying the DP was too small to get over thier grape.

    Although I won't talk "business" here, I am offering castings.

    Below is a series of pics that summarize the construction process.









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    Jun 27, 2008, 9:16 AM - Re: GB made a RG #4

    beautiful!!!!!
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    Jun 27, 2008, 11:03 AM - Re: GB made a RG #5

    That's pretty awesome right there!
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    Jun 27, 2008, 11:30 AM - Re: GB made a RG #6

    YOUR FREAKING TALENTED!... keep it up that helm looks awsome.
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    Jun 27, 2008, 11:34 AM - Re: GB made a RG #7

    that's flippin sweet! might want to let brianthesith know. i saw him in his RG last weekend and he mentioned how little room he had in the helmet.
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    Jun 27, 2008, 11:50 AM - Re: GB made a RG #8

    Thanks all.

    Well, most people should have room in my lid. It's funny, when it was white it looked huge-mungous! beside my other helmets. Now that it's red suddenly it looks "normal".

    I'm now starting to get more serious about finishing up my display shelf. I still need to make new bases for them all (matching ones). And I can see that I'm pushing the limits of space available.

    Visors, need visors, for Fett and RG. I broke my last Fett visor while removing it for painting. Sigh. Oh well, at least the shop that sells the welding shields is not far from where I live.

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    Jun 27, 2008, 12:15 PM - Re: GB made a RG #9

    Awesome Guard helmet man, I was doing some research trying to find someone who was doing casts because I wanted to do a Carnor Jax. Much to my dismay, many of them sucked and finding a Don Post is well, like finding a Don Post.
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    Jun 27, 2008, 2:08 PM - Re: GB made a RG #10

    "...finding a Don Post is well, like finding a Don Post."

    That made me laugh out loud. It's so true. I remember the days when a Don Post helmets were held in some high regard.
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    Jun 27, 2008, 3:15 PM - Re: GB made a RG #11

    Yippeee, can't wait for this one! I get #2 RG helmet. Woo Hoo. It was once
    "Don Post 1985" Now the thing to have it the "GypsyBoy 2008"

    So there you have it, I will have the GypsyBoy 2008 RG #2


    Did I say Happy Am I??
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    Jun 27, 2008, 4:07 PM - Re: GB made a RG #12

    you are beyond talented. I would really love one of these. The royal guards always looked so awesome.
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    Jun 28, 2008, 2:21 PM - Re: GB made a RG #13

    Quote LadySewforus said: View Post
    Yippeee, can't wait for this one! I get #2 RG helmet. Woo Hoo. It was once
    "Don Post 1985" Now the thing to have it the "GypsyBoy 2008"

    So there you have it, I will have the GypsyBoy 2008 RG #2


    Did I say Happy Am I??
    Very close - the designation will be -

    GB-RG
    #2
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    Casting on that one will begin either this evening or tomorrow. If life didn't have other things lined up for me to do it would be done already.
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    Jun 28, 2008, 2:53 PM - Re: GB made a RG #14

    That is a scratchbuild helmet? That's really good!
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    Jun 28, 2008, 4:08 PM - Re: GB made a RG #15

    Wow, I can't beleive thats from scratch! When I grow up...I want to be just like you.
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    Jun 28, 2008, 8:40 PM - Re: GB made a RG #16

    Shucks, guys. You're gonna give me an ego... hang on. I already got one. lol

    Thanks for the kind words. Now if I could just get the hang of painting that Boba noggin! I wanna tell ya, the more I try to get that thing painted properly the more I hold those who do such a great job on them in high regard. Boba = most difficult thing to paint EVER!
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    Jun 30, 2008, 4:53 PM - Re: GB made a RG #17

    GB-RG
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    Had to fix a couple spots out of mold. No biggie... 10 minutes work. Unlike when I used f'glass, which often left me with 10 days work out of mold.
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    Jun 30, 2008, 5:09 PM - Re: GB made a RG #18

    Sweet lid bruv...!!
    PM Sent
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    Jun 30, 2008, 6:29 PM - Re: GB made a RG #19

    could you get a pic of one of them on someone? the size / proportions look great, but it would be easier to tell with a body in there

    the don posts *JUST* fit my head, so i'm intrigued!
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    Jun 30, 2008, 6:43 PM - Re: GB made a RG #20

    I can try to get such a pic, but I'm not very big, so it would look large on me. In fact, nobody in this house is very big. LOL I can give you some measurements if you think that would help.
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    Jun 30, 2008, 7:21 PM - Re: GB made a RG #21

    Quote Gypsyboy said: View Post
    I can try to get such a pic, but I'm not very big, so it would look large on me. In fact, nobody in this house is very big. LOL I can give you some measurements if you think that would help.
    i'm not very big either... 5'9" or so, and i usually wear a medium t shirt
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    Jun 30, 2008, 9:14 PM - Re: GB made a RG #22

    It's approx 9 inches wide in the head (ear to ear). On the front, the whole thing is approx 20" high. From shoulder to shoulder (widest part of the whole thing) it's 17". I'm going under the assumption that the wearer (either naturally or due to armour/cloak/etc) will be approx 20" - 22" across the shoulders. There is about 10" clearance, front to back, for your head to get inside.

    Hope that's some help.
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    Jul 1, 2008, 10:04 AM - Re: GB made a RG #23

    This is fantastic. Glad to hear/see you were able to do this.

    Keep us updated on the availability of pulls.

    I'd love to try one of these out. Looks like a fantastic size!

    Good work!

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