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  1. Remo's Avatar
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    Jul 23, 2009, 11:42 AM - Can a dent be added to a non-dented helmet? #1

    I have a helmet that has no dent. MLC2 I believe. Can I somehow add a dent to it or will I only end up breaking the helmet. I have a custom Mando that I was thinking about turing it into a "canon" character. The parts I have though are more Boba than Jango. Since the dent is such an important aspect, I need to fiigure out which way would be easiset to go.
    Thanks
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    Jul 23, 2009, 12:09 PM - Re: Can a dent be added to a non-dented helmet? #2

    Yup, I've done it on a vac form helmet. I cut out the outline of the dent with a dremel, then used epoxy putty to form the actual indent.



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    Jul 23, 2009, 1:26 PM - Re: Can a dent be added to a non-dented helmet? #3

    Thanks. Just so I understand this properly; I cut a dent sized hole out of the helmet. Then I put the putty into the hole to create the dent. SO the putty will not fall out of the helmet with nothing to hold it up?
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    Jul 26, 2009, 12:01 AM - Re: Can a dent be added to a non-dented helmet? #4

    I would recommend putting something behind the hole that you cut out. When I was scratch building my helmet (card) I put a shallow cone of card behind the hole and then began to build up layers of filler. Then filed/sanded out the dent shape.

    If you want more detail check out my or Antman's progress threads as they have pictures and are easier to see.

    My Thread
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showp...5&postcount=35

    Antman's
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showp...0&postcount=30

    Hope that helps
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    Jul 26, 2009, 1:55 AM - Re: Can a dent be added to a non-dented helmet? #5

    Thanks for that.

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