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  1. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Apr 17, 2012, 6:36 AM - Helmet sculpt #1

    Ive been away in the country for the past 4 months, away from internet axces , so to pass the spare time I had I figured Id have another crack at making my previous helmet sculpt even more accurate than before, Ive basicly remade the whole helmet , every single inch main emphasis on the visor trim shape , as the original has quite an uneven shape,,
    I spent litterally days going through pics Id saved to a USB key, pics of the original helmets an the few first gen casts out there, spacificlly the Malone Fett buck, the original GMH , as it was very well photographed by Art, and moost importantly the Banazi helmet,Click image for larger version. 

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    As you can see Iveused alot of epoxy filler to reshape the face area , Click image for larger version. 

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    y way a few more tweeks anits going in the sillicon tomorrow
    I was throughing up weather to make the helmet with out the dent, and sculpt a dent then make casts of it and add the dent to the helmet , like the original has them added after the fact, this to add to the accuracy , and also so I can keep working on thedent an very them slightly depending on which helmet style Im doing
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  2. RafalFett's Avatar
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    Apr 17, 2012, 7:53 AM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #2

    You still don't give up on this?!...


    The helmet looks excellent so far! Good to see that you're back with your awesome work, James!
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    Apr 17, 2012, 10:01 AM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #3

    James, this sculpt has me pretty excited, particularly as im keen to get a ROTJ paintup underway very soon. Keep me posted to when you get a sculpt of this ready to sell my friend, as it looks insanely good!
  4. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Apr 17, 2012, 11:04 AM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #4

    It looks a really nice bucket James but I have a problem with it:

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    Apr 17, 2012, 3:57 PM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #5

    There does seem to be a slight angular change between the upper and lower platforms... ? (excuse the crude overlay)
    Same angular change can be found on the MR and the GMH I have.

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  6. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Apr 17, 2012, 5:32 PM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #6

    Thanks for the comments guys,
    Kaane, Ive struglled with this part quite a bit,
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    It may need a bit of a change,though the platforms are actually slightly diffrent angles but once the ears go on it looks right, ( I think)
    (Ears tapped on)
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    Apr 17, 2012, 7:37 PM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #7

    When/If you offer casts of these I'd be very interested
  8. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Apr 17, 2012, 8:05 PM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #8

    Cool matey, I dont think ill be doing a sales thread persay, but id be happy to do a few casts if there was any intrest,
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    Apr 17, 2012, 8:18 PM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #9

    Well, I'm definitely interested one down XD

    EDIT:

    If there's enough interest, how much would you estimate your selling price to be?
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  10. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Apr 17, 2012, 8:48 PM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #10

    Not about intrest at all, Im making the molds as we speak, , so I can definantly do one,
    Price,, well I dont know I guess gel coated FG with resin ears would be around the 200 mark but i could consider doing a resin one for cheaper
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    Apr 17, 2012, 8:58 PM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #11

    How much cheaper would a resin one go for?
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    Apr 17, 2012, 9:46 PM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #12

    Nice stuff James. Would be keen. I have your resin one love to get an updated version. I will keep an eye on this
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    Apr 17, 2012, 10:21 PM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #13

    Jimbo, you know as always, i'm keen as. I'm happy for either material bud, so basically, whatever would be the easiest for you and will create the most accurate pull. Feel free to pm me anytime as normal for details brother, you know how big a fan of your work I am
  14. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Apr 17, 2012, 10:29 PM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #14

    Cheers mate,
    Yeah I dont think Ill do resin, as Im going for accuracy,
    Also adding an previously unkown detail (that has been right infrom of our eyes) to one of the ears,
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    Apr 19, 2012, 12:41 AM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #15

    Very nice.
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    Apr 19, 2012, 12:45 AM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #16

    James that sculpt is looking amazing keep up the good work bro.
  17. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Apr 19, 2012, 4:40 AM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #17

    Thanks for the positive imput guys,
  18. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Apr 21, 2012, 4:01 PM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #18

    Any update on this?
  19. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Apr 21, 2012, 7:50 PM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #19

    Yeah mAte ill have a cast out this arvo that Ill post,
    Also I totally remade the side, i think youll like it
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    Apr 22, 2012, 1:41 AM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #20

    Cant wait to see
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    Apr 22, 2012, 3:59 AM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #21

    can't wait to see next steps ! awesome work!
  22. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Apr 22, 2012, 4:04 AM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #22

    Quote StrumFett said: View Post
    can't wait to see next steps ! awesome work!
    Exactly my thoughts
  23. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Apr 22, 2012, 5:19 AM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #23

    Had a slight hycough today, so the first cast wont be out of the mold till tomorrow
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    Apr 22, 2012, 11:28 AM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #24

    Very nice
  25. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Apr 23, 2012, 5:46 AM - Re: My new Fett helmet sculpt #25

    Here one of my casts (The grey one) im workng on next to MR Paint master cast Click image for larger version. 

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    I tryed a different brand from what I usually use for the gel coat and its caused me a heap of problems (in ways I didnt thinkk possible,)

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