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Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

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    Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    Finally, I was able to put my hands on some pieces of cardboard to start the RWH scratchbuild with the templates I made. You can find the templates here RWH Templates and you can read about the RWH project thread here The Boba Fett Helmet Project.
    After I printed all the pages, I glued the inner and outer parts of the helmet form and the dome and helmet form parts. Also glued the cheek bones on the cardboard.

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    I cut out the dome base template and the helmet inner parts then glued the inner parts on the bottom of the dome base template.

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    Next, I cut out the inner helmet face, then glued on to the dome base template.

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    Finally, I glued on and cut out the rear panel, then glued the two pieces together. You can see that I left a thin strip around three-quarters of the rear panel that will help me to glue this on the inside of the inner helmet part.

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    Stay close, there's more to come.

    Respect!
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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    I didn't want the first post come to the end, I want more! I really love scratchbuild threads and specially this one because of the new templates!

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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    Today I removed the inner parts of the helmet and made a circular cut in the dome base. Then cut out the main dome parts and glued on the dome base ring.

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    I moved on to the rear keyhole panel. I bended the cardboard strip around the rear panel and added a small piece of cardboard that follow the curvature of the back helmet.

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    Then I glued the panel into the back of the helmet.

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    I plan to do the dome first, then I will glue on the outer face template to the inner one. This way I will cover the dome base much better.

    Respect!
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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    Looks good shaped and sturdy so far!

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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    Ogait-Nas said: View Post
    Looks good shaped and sturdy so far!
    Thanks!

    Today I did the first steps for a complete helmet. I have redone the rear keyhole and the back panel paint and scratches templates and glued on to the helmet.

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    And here is the helmet with the MQ-1 circuit board instaled. I made the circuit board with minimal effort. I did just 4 pieces and covered with colored paper.

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    I have to do each part with care, because before I glue on the templates I must glue on each paint and scratches template too, this way I will cover every surface of the helmet. The next step will be the hardest of all: THE DOME. This has to be as perfect as possible and not to mention the paint templates for the dome...

    Respect!
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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    Wow, your painting skills are amazing! Well done bud!







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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    Great job so far love how the paint templates are working on this.

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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    KaanE said: View Post
    Wow, your painting skills are amazing! Well done bud!






    Thanks, KaanE! This was the fastest paintjob ever!

    deadland said: View Post
    Great job so far love how the paint templates are working on this.
    Thanks, deadland! I hope the rest of the templates will work as well as this.

    Respect!

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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    Looking good bro

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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    jinto said: View Post
    Looking good bro
    Thanks a lot, jinto!

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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    brilliant raf, ur making this look awesome. really, really impressed brother! :-)

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    Jayvee said: View Post
    brilliant raf, ur making this look awesome. really, really impressed brother! :-)
    Thank you, Jayvee! We'll see if the finished helmet will be brilliant or not.

    Respect!

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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    Looking really great. Instant paintjob, I like it. Hoped to have started on myself but real life is getting in the way again. Look forward to seeing the progress.

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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    amazing work bro

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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    goodus10 said: View Post
    Looking really great. Instant paintjob, I like it. Hoped to have started on myself but real life is getting in the way again. Look forward to seeing the progress.
    Thanks! Real life is on the first place and should ever be.

    boba68 said: View Post
    amazing work bro
    Many thanks, boba68!

    Yesterday and today I made the dome which is 95% done. Still need to do the dent and the front arrows, not to mention the paint and scratches templates to fit the dome's curvature.

    I cut out the dome templates then glued the slices with duct tape from inside.

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    Then I glued some thin cardboard strips on the dome frame this way the dome slices will have some extra support for the glueing process.

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    Then I cut the dome in pieces containing 3 slices each, this thing gives me more accuracy with the assembly and glueing.

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    I left the front right slice empty where I will do the dent. I printed a new set of the dome templates then I glued on the dome inverted, this way the printed outline is not visible and all dome cuts are now covered.

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    I'm oscilating on how to do the dome paint scheme. I could do it directly on the dome template or I can do the small paints and scratches on the dome template then do the big ones separately then glue on to the finished dome. The second choice will be more accurate, but each separate scratch glued will have a visible contour...

    Respect!
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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    Today I managed to do the dent and glue in the remaining slice to finish the dome.

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    Then I printed again the dent template and glued in inverted on the dent. The difference is significant.

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    I got to finish the dome paint scheme and start to do the dome.

    Respect!
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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    It is looking awesome! Nice job RF! Keep up the good work bud!

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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    coming along nicely Im looking forward to seeing this come together

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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    KaanE said: View Post
    It is looking awesome! Nice job RF! Keep up the good work bud!
    jinto said: View Post
    coming along nicely Im looking forward to seeing this come together
    Thanks a lot boys! I'm also eager to see the final result.

    Respect!

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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    I printed today the templates for the dome base color and glued on to the dome. Also made the front arrows then covered with colored paper.

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    The result is very good in my opinion.

    Respect!
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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    It's also my opinion. Really good job Rafal

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    KaanE said: View Post
    It's also my opinion. Really good job Rafal
    Thanks, KaanE! I'm eager to see the final result! It's all in my head...

    Respect!

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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    Incredible!! Good work, can't wait to see the rest

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    redkraytdragon said: View Post
    Incredible!! Good work, can't wait to see the rest
    Thanks! Me too.

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    Re: Making the first Rafal Works Helmet

    Today I glued on the outer face template, then glued on the half back red paint scheme. Also cut out the cheek area.

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    This is it for today.

    Respect!
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