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  1. Jan 12, 2007, 1:13 PM - Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #1

    I've only been here a few weeks but i have had so much help from people at TDH. Thanks a Lot

    I'm starting to get the hang of working with cardboard and i'm very happy with my results.
    Using wizardofflight's templates, I have made an attempt at my first ROTJ helmet out of cardboard/posterboard. Here's a few pics of my progress so far.
    (any suggestions would be great)

    Thanks TDH
    sorry about the blur in some of the pics
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    Jan 15, 2007, 5:31 AM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #2

    Looking good, ICG! Great job on the dome. With the templates, it gets better over time. I used drywall mud on mine. Keep up the good work!
  3. Jan 18, 2007, 11:57 AM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #3

    I was going to use some drywall mud but people here said to use bondo.
    i think it works a lot better. and i'm a lot happier with the end result
  4. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Jan 18, 2007, 1:16 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #4

    Can I see more pics? (New pics jeje) Good work.
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    Jan 18, 2007, 1:44 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #5

    I think you're off to a flying start mate, the dome on mine was the hardest part and you seem to have that pretty much in hand, great stuff. I love scratch building stuff.
  6. Jan 19, 2007, 1:12 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #6

    Thanks
    i'm somewhat stuck because i haven't the slightest idea how to start the earpieces. I know someone who is going to cnc the top left rangefinder earpiece out of metal so i can put a servomotor in it like stonerook's.
    but the rest...

    *a tip on making the dome: take a 1 foot section of 2x4 and glue a strip of 60-100 grit sandpaper to it and make smooth strokes as you bring the board around it- thats how i did mine

    I dont have any more pics as of late (my sister has the camera).
    i have made some more progress so i'll try to post more pics soon.
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    Jan 19, 2007, 3:25 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #7

    eh, this is a good start......keep with this, and you will have a great bucket...
    good luck!!!
  8. May 24, 2007, 7:20 AM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #8

    I've made more progress.
    Unfourtunately all of the progress pictures that lead up to the ones that i posted here were deleted so here is what i have as of now.
    I attached the earpieces and sprayed sprayed it with primer.
    Any suggestions on how i can do the dent?
    I was also wondering what the stuff is that you use to give it the damaged look. I've heard of the mustard method but i know that there's stuff you can buy that has the same effect and can be pulled off more easily.
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    May 24, 2007, 8:56 AM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #9

    Looks great! How sturdy are the cheekpieces? I've read that part of the helmet flexes some. Someone here reinforced their scratchbuilt bucket with some fiberglass cloth on the inside. What are you planning to use for helmet padding?

    Keep up the good work and keep the pix coming!
  10. May 24, 2007, 12:19 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #10

    The cheek pieces are pretty sturdy. Yeah, I put some fiberglass cloth on the inside too. I just painted it black so you cant see it very well.
    For the helmet padding I havent decided on whether I want a hardhat interior or a padded interior. I have both readily available.
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    May 24, 2007, 1:28 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #11

    Quote Ion_Cannon_Gunner said: View Post
    For the helmet padding I havent decided on whether I want a hardhat interior or a padded interior. I have both readily available.
    Great work! Use a combo of hard hat liner and padding. Pad the top and sides a bit for comfort, then use the liner for stability.


  12. Jun 4, 2007, 11:11 AM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #12

    Does anyone know where i could get a t visor that would fit wizardofflight's style helmet? I know t-visor.com sells some but would any of those work?
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    Jun 4, 2007, 2:52 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #13

    I just cut mine out of a dark green faceshield I got at a welding shop.
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    Jun 4, 2007, 3:25 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #14

    Me too, used darkest green welding facesheild...
  15. Sep 26, 2007, 5:43 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #15

    So I decided that I didn't have the pacience, time, or skill to attempt a RotJ paintjob so I decided to have some one paint it for me. And boy am I happy with that decision because I couldn't have done anything near a good of job that wickedbeard has done with my bucket. heres some pics he sent to me:
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    Sep 26, 2007, 7:46 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #16

    very nice! great looking scratch bucket!!
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    Sep 27, 2007, 11:18 AM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #17

    Wow! You did a great job on that! The end result was phenomenal
  18. Sep 27, 2007, 9:08 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #18

    thanks guys, although I must give credit to wickedbeard for the amazing paintjob and minor detailing
    without him this bucket would have looked pretty bad (my painting skills stink)
    Last edited by Ion_Cannon_Gunner; Sep 27, 2007 at 9:38 PM.
  19. Sep 27, 2007, 9:35 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #19

    Thanks bro, I appreciate the compliments.Can't wait to see ya wearing it.
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    Sep 28, 2007, 4:52 AM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #20

    Tell yeah what.!!!!! I,m really new to all this and i,m very impressed
    with how you made this from scratch.I would,nt have the
    foggiest clue on how to even attempt it. I,ve had a bash at
    chest armour but thats my limit. I think i,ll have to
    start searching around to see if i can make a bucket for
    COMPLETE beginners!!
  21. Sep 28, 2007, 7:46 AM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #21

    Quote fettzilla said: View Post
    Tell yeah what.!!!!! I,m really new to all this and i,m very impressed
    with how you made this from scratch.I would,nt have the
    foggiest clue on how to even attempt it. I,ve had a bash at
    chest armour but thats my limit. I think i,ll have to
    start searching around to see if i can make a bucket for
    COMPLETE beginners!!

    if you need any help bro let me know.
    do a search for wizardofflight templates and that should give you a good idea of where to get started
    I used the wizardofflight templates to do my helmet
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    Sep 28, 2007, 1:10 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #22

    How does the scratch built cardboard last ? Life time any one ? Just curious before I start. Very new.. thanks
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    Sep 29, 2007, 2:22 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #23

    That is an excellent job there my friend!! Awesome work.
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    Sep 30, 2007, 12:54 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #24

    The visor is similar in size to the mystery visor ( if you're making a Jango style ), but for Boba the standard will work. When printed out at 100%, Wizardofflights helmet is the exact same size as a Terminal Fettler helmet.

    Quote Ion_Cannon_Gunner said: View Post
    Does anyone know where i could get a t visor that would fit wizardofflight's style helmet? I know t-visor.com sells some but would any of those work?
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    Sep 30, 2007, 1:47 PM - Re: Scratchbuilt helmet (suggestions welcome) #25

    except for the earcaps

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