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    Jason_strk's Avatar
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    problems

    okay i'm new to all this. i downloaded the templates for the helmet i'm putting it all together but i cant get the cheekbones in right . i'm having a hell of a time with them any tips would be helpful,
    -Thanks, Jaycen

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    Re: problems

    The cheekbones are a pain but in the end it just takes a bit of patience. Have a look at Antman's second scratchbuild thread, it shows it in a good bit of detail. The little cuts on the inner surface are really useful. I have seen some guys put more than one in to help shape the pieces.
    As you will be filling out the cheek area with bondo/filler later, don't worry much with any creases you get. If you are using cardboard, like I did, moisten the cardboard, shape it then I used a hairdryer to thoroughly dry the cardboard before trying in. moisten it and shape it again. Make sure you keep drying it or the edges will fray on the cardboard. When I had a fairly good shape I taped the rear straight part on then carried on shaping the rest with this bit secured in place. Once I had a good shape I dried it then glued it. I've had to do a fair bit of filling, sanding and shaping to get the correct shape, but I'm pretty happy with it now. Hope this helps.

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    Re: problems

    what material are you using? card or plastic.
    I've found if the stock of the card / plastic is to thick,
    when you bend the parts into shape it leave gaps.

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    Re: problems

    I got it, thanks for the hint. as for the material I'm using thick card stock. I've found that it's easier to work with than plastic.

    Here is a profile shot.



    I have other pictures in my other post. Thanks again.

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    Re: problems

    one thing thou,
    "Resist the urge you must"
    to cut out the visor until you've reinforced the inside,
    as it will distort straight away.

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