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    Jan 9, 2013, 8:47 PM - Pepakura Boba // Need Advice WIP // Pic Heavy #1

    Hey everyone! I have lurked for awhile and finally got to a point where I could use some input. I started a pep Boba using Fierfeks pep files and I am now sanding the helmet down. Post fiberglass and resin. Pre bondo.

    Here are a few pics of my helmet while it was still just cardstock. Sorry for the mass posting.
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    Here's one before sanding (it has been resined and fiberglassed at this point):

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    Here are a bunch of pictures of it partially sanded:
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    With fiberglass inside it is about 1/4 inch thick.

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    Fierfeks pep may not have been the appropriate one for me to begin with. I got fed up with a lot of the ear pieces and decided to skip the RF assembly. It was spur of the moment and now I don't know how I should go about it. So:
    • Stalk ideas?
    • Do I leave that quarter inch edge at the bottom of the helmet or do most people chop it?
    • You may notices my right cheek area is f'ed up. It is. What can I do about that?

    Sanding and Bondo-wise I think I am capable of doing, but won't refuse any pointers.
    The helmet got pretty wavy in a couple spots, but I am confident bodyfiller will work. My main concerns are about the ears because I think they look shoddy.
    Lucky for me my dad is working on a kit car and I was able to talk to two autobody guys about bondo and such. Got many compliments on my fiberglass job. So, again, confident I can handle the bondo work.

    Thanks all!
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    Jan 9, 2013, 9:47 PM - Re: Pepakura Boba // Need Advice WIP // Pic Heavy #2

    I asctually used firefeks model for my first go around. My advise is take your time. Dont be in a rush. A rushed job looks sloppy in the end. Lots of love shows in the final product. Your glass work is a good base to go off of. Start with small layers of bondo and work your way up. Ill keep an eye on your progress
    Cheers
    Jack

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