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    FETT PRIDE cc WIP ; )

    Hey guys- Well as I was nearing the finale of my sons hasbro mod, well... I decided to take the plundge and try my hand at an ROTJ lid for myself. That being said I contacted..yes...Asok. After explaining to him what I was doing, and that I needed a reasonably priced lid I could practice on, he was grascious enough to let me know he had a slightly "weathered" FP cc. Well, the rest is history, and after recieving the helmet after only 2 days I couldnt wait to get my hands on it! After getting home from work this evening, having dinner w/ my wonderful wife and son I embarked on my journey. Below are some shots of the initial stages..please feel free to comment as this is my very first build, as far as a helmet goes.

    Fresh bucket out of the box
    practice-fp1-jpg

    Post trimming the bottom w/ a dremmel for the first time..yes, ive never used a dremmel LOL
    bottom-trim-jpgpractice-fp2-jpgpractice-fp8-jpgpractice-fp3-jpgpractice-fp4-jpg

    CC comparison
    practice-fp6-jpgpractice-fp7-jpgpractice-fp5-jpg

    AND...the first run-through w/ the 0000 steel wool
    practice-fp9-jpg

    Some of the blemmishes im still working on, but overall I feel its a great start. I plan on spending some more time buffing out the cc as well as eliminating the blemmishes as much as possible, and what I cant get rid of...ill weather it : ). Well, all Its 11 PM and im calling it a night. Again, please feel free to help me along.
    Thanks
    B

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    Re: FETT PRIDE cc WIP ; )

    Looking really great mate, nice work with the dremel as well (I know how daunting they can be). Those cold cast lids are something else when buffed up.

    How are planing on painting it, airbrush, rattle can, layered...?
    I Look forward to see what you do.

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    Very nice job, indeed. You'll become a master of the Dremmel in no time!

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    Looking good bro can't wait to watch the progression of this lid!!!!

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    Re: FETT PRIDE cc WIP ; )

    you have my attention....I will be watching this thread.

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    Thanks guys! May the force be w/ me during this ; )...

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    Looks good. I love how you say ""weathered" I call it beat by the USPS

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    Hey Asok LOL!!! ya but hey...
    when all else fails..JUST WEATHER IT"

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    Yeah. That is the "O' Natural" weathering!!!"

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    Mandalorian helmet....lightsaber proof, but not USPS proof.

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    LOL...Thats great Mullreel

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    Re: FETT PRIDE cc WIP ; )

    Alright guys- Spent some time working on some of the blemmishes. There were just a few very small cracks so after talking w/ Fett7 I elected to use glazing putty from Napa auto parts to remedy that situation. Pretty great stuff, and it dries very fast as I applied it at 2, and was able to sand it around 7 this evening. Although im going to sand the uneven areas over the next couple of days....here is what ive done so far.

    Sanded glazing puttty over ear


    Although this looks a bit rough, its actually muuuuch better. Still wanna get a bit smoother though


    These were a few of the tiny blemmished areas in the back panel




    I also managed to get the T-visor cut out using a combo of dremmel and heavy duty scissors..thanks for the advice deadland!



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    Looking good, now all you need to do is cut that visor section out of your helmet and we can get that visor mounted.

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    Re: FETT PRIDE cc WIP ; )

    Thats the tricky part like i said to mullreel i think...the visor are is very thick with resin...have a file handy to get in there good

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    Hey guys- Will do tomorrow deadland..and will be waiting for my "personal T-visor training"...
    Fett 4 real- Dremmel the section out, then file smoothly correct?
    Thanks
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    well....u have to dremel it out as best you can the corners are tough to get with the dremel i file in there...and what i meant by file is the resin is thick and un even around the opening so ur gonna need to level it out so the visor will sit in there right

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    Cool thanks!

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    Re: FETT PRIDE cc WIP ; )

    Alright...now were getting somewhere! Tonight I was able to mouse sand the puttied areas, and dremmel out the T-visor. With Fett 4 Reals "heads up", I was able to think bout how to get those tight temple areas on the visor.Choosing the small sharp bit attachment I dremmeled an oval shaped hole on both sides just enough to penitrate through the resin and cc. I also chose the "metal" cutting attachment as opposed to the "plastic" in order to make it an easier cut. That being said, by the time I was completing the lateral sides of the visor, the area just pops right out. Thanks again for the heads up Fett 4 real! Tomorrow I will smooth out the borders with a file.



    Last edited by dynamic1; May 13, 2011 at 11:11 PM.

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    Re: FETT PRIDE cc WIP ; )

    see what i meant how thick the mandible area is

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    Re: FETT PRIDE cc WIP ; )

    Hey Fett- Yes, it was...I did about 1/2" lines at a time and it worked out ok. Howd you file yours? Do you have pics?
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    Re: FETT PRIDE cc WIP ; )

    no pics just used the file and a dremel with a grinding bit

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    Re: FETT PRIDE cc WIP ; )

    Hey Fett 4 real-Got it! Thats what I was thinking ; )..because the thick part is only about 1/4" long. It just sort of lips out a bit on both sides so I figured I would very carefully dremmel it a bit, then finish w/ a file just to take some of that thickness off. Any other thoughts?


    Thanks
    B
    Last edited by dynamic1; May 14, 2011 at 10:56 AM.

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    Re: FETT PRIDE cc WIP ; )

    Thats what I did to my Asok CC

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    Re: FETT PRIDE cc WIP ; )

    Alright- Moving right along...Managed to dremmel the visor section down to a reasonable thickness first, using the sanding bit on the dremmel, then smoothing out w/ 80 grit sand paper. Once deadland assists me with the visor install, I will mask all of the silver (cc) areas w/ some new masking fluid Fett7 recommended as its a bit thicker and easier to work with.






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    Re: FETT PRIDE cc WIP ; )

    This is what I was talking about see the far helmet how on the lower back plate the artist has painted black on to the silver now weather there is liquid mask under parts of the blak or she scratched them of its hard to tell but for your purposses liquid mask the spots that stay silver the dust a coat of black with a light dust of gray on a few uneven patches like in the image same goes for the dome with the grey under the green liquid mask of the area that stay silver then hit bits of the dome with the gray sandy-helmets-01-1-jpg

    if that makes sens

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