Amazing work. Thanks for sharing the progress pics.
Amazing work. Thanks for sharing the progress pics.
Wow, this has gone into 2 pages now?? Sheesh. I guess I'm posting too many pics. :D
Oh well, it's close to the end now anyway. ;) :thumbsup
Ears! Ears! OK, I've attached the left ear and lower portion of the RF ear. I used some nylon bolts I had left over from another project, with washers and nuts. I dremeled out depressions on the back side of each ear big enough to accept the head of the bolt, then stuck them in there with JB Weld. I smear enough JB on the bolt so that it kind of oozes over when I put it in place. That way, it forms a kind of "lip" over the bolt head. Once it dries, I just dremel off the excess so it's flush.
I then drill corresponding holes in the sides of the helmet, making them just large enough to have a little bit of play in positioning the ear. Then I just add a washer and small nut on the inside, and the ears are on there!
I'll do the same process for the upper portion of the RF ear tomorrow. The bolt on the upper portion will be longer, and will fit through the RF stalk, acting as a pivot as well.
Also, I've weathered the helmet using black and dark brown pastels, and added the "grease" smudges using Citadel yellow ink.
Pretty much all that's left is the tan "spatter" all over the helmet, and the thumprints near the kill stripes.
Finished pics to come!
Wups. . . this one came out a little blurry. :doh
Here's a close up, showing the pastel weathering on the left cheek.
And finally, another close up, showing the weathering on the little black stripes on the RF ear cap. Once it's clear coated, the silver will blend more.
That looks great man, I look forward to your next update. :)
Sweet!!! Turned out great! Although I believe that the left ear is a little too green, but it turned out wonderful.
Sheesh. . . My back, my eyes, my fingers. . . :lol
OK, she's all finished. Many pics to follow. Thanks to everyone who's been viewing the thread.
Twins!! The pic below shows my brand new (old beat up) SgtFang helmet next to my loveable old MS1. I think they look cute together. (I know. . . parents always dress their twins exactly alike ;) )
These next few show different angles.
A couple closer views now, showing the weathering, including the tan "spatter" all over the front parts of the bucket, and the "thumbprints."
And finally, a moveable RF! I didn't even incorporate this feature into my MS helmet. :) A bolt epoxied into the ear cap goes thru the pivot on the RF stalk, and is attached inside the helmet with a washer and nut.
The RF topper is a solid resin piece, which I pinned onto the resin stalk. So it's not even glued on at all, and is easily replaceable. As is the stalk itself.
So it's been a lot of fun doing this helmet. I enjoyed everyone's comments and hope I've given at least one useful tip during this process!! :thumbsup
And finally. . . this helmet is FOR SALE.
I have a price in mind, so if anyone is interested, feel free to PM me, and we can talk. :)
How much are you asking for it? Sent you a pm.
Great Work SJ:suprise ...was wondering if you can take some outside pics???( sunlight)
Absolutely amazing right there, SJ! Those helmets look identical ... ya are pretty darn talented if I may say so.
Were you plannin' on sellin' the helmet right from the time ya started workin' on it?
Spidey: sure, I'll try to get some outside pics.
Jimmy B: yeah, I was planning on selling this one when I got it.
I have an offer of $375 for this helmet. I'll continue taking offers till Tuesday, Oct 24th at 9:00 PM Pacific time. :thumbsup
THANKS SJ...Looks even Better!!!:suprise :suprise ....Amazing work Bro..:thumbsup
Gorgeous work! And you hammered it out in under a month, that makes it even more impressive!
It's been listed in the cargo hold for anyone who's interested. . . ;)
Skillz, my man. Unbelievable Work!!
looks so cool!!!!!!!!!!!
god its so awesome!
Dude great job!! wish i could paint like that.
As of 2:30 this afternoon, the helmet is up to $405. :)
*Gulp* OK, now she's up to $450.00!! (Around 5:30 PM Pacific time)
Dang.. . thanks, guys! :o
Man. . . up to $460.00 now! Half hour left.
Wow. . . the helmet wound up going for $520.00!
I'm stunned. :suprise
Thanks to everyone who were so willing to toss $$$ my way!
I hope the winner enjoys this helmet immensely. :thumbsup
Hey guys, just a heads up- I just finished a 2nd mold to replace the one I've been using all summer and it's giving me smoother finishes and paper thin seams! 8)
Also, I just started a 3rd mold so that I can have two good molds going at once and get these kits out quicker. :thumbsup
Paypal to SgtFang@aol.com all other email to email@example.com
95.00 shiped in the US, 25.00 s/h everywhere else.
Thanks for looking!
Guys, seriously, if you're looking for a nice helmet, this is the one. . . that price is even lower than what I paid a couple months ago!! :D
Grab one!! Grab one for each member of your family!! :lol :thumbsup
how did you make/buy that white helmet :o?
PM sent to GoldenFox, put away the flamethrowers for the necro-ing boys. Carry on.
Memories. . . like the corners of my mind. . . misty water color memories. . . of the way we were. *sniff*