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    Feb 23, 2011, 5:12 PM - my mandolorian helmet #1

    hey guys, i just found this website and i started to make my mando armor/helmet...so far wizard of flights templetes are spot on...thanks!!! here is the first days work..more pics to follow



    By ogunn at 2011-02-26

    looking forward to this halloween so i can pimp my mando gear.




    thanks for any help
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    Feb 23, 2011, 6:33 PM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #2

    Welcome to TDH!

    Nice progress for one day. Always interesting to see those builds "from the ground up". Keep the pictures coming.

    And don´t hesitate to ask if there are questions! And there will be ... ;-)

    Manuel
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    Feb 24, 2011, 8:26 AM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #3

    well i do have another...reading around the forums i saw ppl suggesting toothpaste for a masking agent in the weathering part of the paint...i can understand abut masking but how do you remove the toothpaste once u have painted the helmet? since the paint would be dry i imagine you have to wipe paint off the toothpaste or w/e before it hardens but then wouldnt the toothpaste smear across the fresh paint? also i just finished my dome...not sanded...but i need to reinforce it so im going to put some fiberglass and posy on the inside and then smooth the top layer down and fill any cracks/dings in the helmet....should be able to primer it tonight i hope
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    Feb 25, 2011, 12:09 PM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #4

    try using mustard instead of toothpaste, when it becomes hard it just chips off
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    Feb 25, 2011, 8:53 PM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #5

    i had to work alot over the past 2 days so i didnt get to do much on the project until today..i resined the outside, cut the back panel out and replaced with the recessed panel with the keyslot...also started work on the right lower ear piece..actually i was working on it for a couple days but it was starting to give me the red-*** so i ended up designing a one piece foldable one after i saw rafal fetts fabulous post (which should be sticky'd btw as it is very informative: link : http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/b...project-39781/ ) and he made a one piece design. so now hopefully i can get at least the lower right and the left earpieces on tonight and then another coat of resin tomorrow to help seal the new backpanel and earpieces...maybe after i resin and fiberglass the inside...should be pretty sturdy after that....then i imagine i will have alot of sanding and more touch up bondo work for w/e pits are there and for clean up around edges etc...hopefully by sunday evening it will be ready for a shot of primer
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    Feb 26, 2011, 1:06 AM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #6

    Good work so far. I hope we see more...

    By the way, I love your stand...



    Respect!
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    Feb 26, 2011, 4:30 AM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #7

    got the right side ear radar thingy done. no antenna as i will wait until i am done sanding helmet and painting etc before i add it.....cant wait to paint it so it is all one color...will still look pretty bad but at least it will match
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    Feb 26, 2011, 1:29 PM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #8

    alright, today i fiberglassed the inside of the helmet, and i added the left ear do-hickey to the helmet....now all the parts are on and im just letting the glue and resin etc dry....which is taking a while...after that will start the sanding and bondo work...probably wont be able to do much on it until tomorrow since the resin and stuff is fairly tacky atm...maybe i will at least make the radar arm in the meantime...

    kind of a slideshow of the progress


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    oops, got my shadow in a couple pics

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    Feb 26, 2011, 3:30 PM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #9

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    Good work so far. I hope we see more...

    By the way, I love your stand...
    heh yea i'm sponsored
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    Feb 27, 2011, 8:29 AM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #10

    added some pics of it completely primed...can def see where it needs sanding and bondo work now....gotta work all day and night though so prob wont see any progress for a couple of days.....
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    Feb 28, 2011, 8:37 PM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #11

    made a little progress before it rained today...sanded and applied more (and better) bondo...got the back panel with the keyslot rounded and not squared off looking like it was...alot of improvements to smoothness and curves etc...another coat of primer tomorrow and then some spot sanding/touchups for pits uneven places etc and then its almost ready for a real paintjob and the visor ....that bondo dried hard as a rock...helmet is very sturdy now.....



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    Feb 28, 2011, 9:20 PM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #12

    Amazing what the cardboard templates can turn into. Great work!
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    Mar 1, 2011, 2:28 PM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #13

    Wow! Thats incredible. I dont think I could ever do something like that, so I'm in awe.
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    Mar 1, 2011, 4:44 PM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #14

    nice progress today...sanded..primed...circled and filled places with spot putty that needed it.....now for a wetsand to get it nice and smooth....got just enough primer to spray it maybe one more time then it should be time for the base coat of metallic silver for the battle markes to show through...im going to layer the paint for that...getting close now hehe
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    Mar 1, 2011, 6:32 PM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #15

    silver base paint...i got the helmet pretty smooth...there are a few spots on the dome but they will be good for weathering i think...had a couple of nice looking areas for dmg to show through on the back panels...im pretty happy with it so far...need another light coat of silver metallic and then masking and painting the other pieces....



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    Mar 2, 2011, 5:09 PM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #16

    alright, i started painting it today....did the dome before i went to work and the back panel and visor sections after i got home....i didnt have time to mask and paint the cheeks, keyslot, and the ear pieces (which i know i prob should have masked as well but i plan on hand painting those anyway) so that will be a project for later...here are some pics of how it is coming along so far....some of the paint with the vasaline came off when i took the masking off so its started to weather itself lol...and obviously i havn't cut out the visor yet...i didnt want to compromise its integrity and i plan on putting a thin coat of bondo inside the helmet to cover any fiberglass etc and then sanding painting it black or either glueing some black cloth in it before i cut the visor out and touch up that spot with a little resin and paint...



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    Mar 2, 2011, 10:23 PM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #17

    got the other stuff painted though i am not happy with the color of the right radar tower thing...way too yellow but was all i could find at the time...pretty much all colors are darker than i wanted but oh well....started doing a little of the weathering on the front...havn't really done anything to the back yet...of course i will be working on it more for the next few days...hopefully it will be finished soon



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    Mar 3, 2011, 1:14 AM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #18

    Not bad for a first try! Yes, the colors are darker, but that's OK if you like it. It looks like a combination of ESB and ROTJ helmet (ESB because of the rangefinder ear and the killstripes color, and ROTJ for the overall helmet color and scratches). There are more things you can correct on that helmet, but as I said, not bad for a first try!

    Respect!
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    Mar 3, 2011, 8:10 AM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #19

    i didnt really do much for the weathering yet...i just kinda hit a few spots to get an idea of what its gonna look like...i also ran out of time last night and got sleepy...give me a couple of days to work on it some more and it should be alot better...i'll post some new pics soon.....
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    Mar 3, 2011, 2:20 PM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #20

    made the antenna/rangehead using rafa fetts one piece foldable design...with a facing piece cut out...took no time to make. As luck would have it, I had a plastic chopstick that was literally the exact size and shape of the antenna "shaft"so when i folded it all up and glued it in it was basically glued to the chopstick...only had to cut the length...weird that it was the exact shape but lucky as now i dont have to worry about the antenna breaking



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    Mar 4, 2011, 2:25 AM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #21

    started on the weathering...did some of the back panels and front of visor...took a little before i developed any technique but its starting to look worn in



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    Mar 5, 2011, 1:55 PM - Re: my mandolorian helmet #22



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