"arrows" on the front of the helmet

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    "arrows" on the front of the helmet

    I am 75% ready to start building my helmet (I am going to make a cardboard mockup first, sans dome, to see how everything goes together first, then move to the Sintra and batting helmet), and I am curious...how do you put the "arrows" on the front of the helmet (above the visor), and what size are they, etc? Thanks!

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    Re: "arrows" on the front of the helmet

    I don't know how much instruction you're after, but the arrows are to be recessed into the helmet, if that's what you mean. They don't "sit" on the surface.

    Hope that helped

    Steve

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    Re: "arrows" on the front of the helmet

    I've seen them be cut in with a drill and file, also have seen a big rectangle cut out of the helmet filled with bondo and stamping them in while the bondo is setting.

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    Re: "arrows" on the front of the helmet

    Here's a great image from Chris's (TK 409's) website. Lots of good info!

    http://www.tk409.com/images/fett/hel...asurements.gif

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    Re: "arrows" on the front of the helmet

    Measure twice, cut once...

    cut out arrows, then place sintra behind it... thats how i would do it.

    simple and quick.

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    Re: "arrows" on the front of the helmet

    I had the front section of my scratchbuilt helmet covering in spackling paste, so I just took a knife and carved the arrows out of it.

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    Re: "arrows" on the front of the helmet

    superjedi said: View Post
    Here's a great image from Chris's (TK 409's) website. Lots of good info!

    http://www.tk409.com/images/fett/hel...asurements.gif

    Yep, this is the place to go to get the info. Thats where i got the measurements for mine from and they turned out pretty darn good (see pic)
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    Re: "arrows" on the front of the helmet

    Hey Ronin, you make any casts of that yet?

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    Re: "arrows" on the front of the helmet

    zombierepellent said: View Post
    Hey Ronin, you make any casts of that yet?
    Not yet but very very soon. I am just a bit busy at the moment. I am deperately trying to get my Fett ready for Celebration Europe (and seem to be fighting a losing battle ) and i have a ton of courses to attend during May which seem to be taking up all my 'fett' time.

    But as soon as i pop these kiddies out of the molds i will post here immediately. Not sure if anyone will be interested in them but its another bucket for people to consider.

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    Re: "arrows" on the front of the helmet

    Id be alot further into mine if Washington State would dry up for a few weeks! sheesh!

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    Re: "arrows" on the front of the helmet

    Darth-Malevelus said: View Post
    Id be alot further into mine if Washington State would dry up for a few weeks! sheesh!
    you guys had some rain then ?

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