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terminal fettler TF2 helmet build WIP... At it again!

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    terminal fettler TF2 helmet build WIP... At it again!

    I thought i'd start up a WIP thread as i attempt to build another helmet from scratch. This time the dome is scratch built, so no BMX helmet to limit the overall shape of the sculpt... The materials I'm using are standard plastic card, alloy sheet and various foam as well as polyurethane resin and Isopon P38 (Bondo). The first pics show the really basic starting point to get the general shape and scale...
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    Re: terminal fettler TF2 helmet build WIP... At it again!

    Ahh, very exciting, and a nice change of pace from your knitting Honestly can't wait to see the finished product G, as basically everything Fett you touch is pure gold!

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    Knitting? who have you been talking to? You are too kind Sir.

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    Re: terminal fettler TF2 helmet build WIP... At it again!

    Cool, i'll be following this with interest, love scratchbuilds.

    TF, can i commission you to knit me a woolly Fett hat?

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    Re: terminal fettler TF2 helmet build WIP... At it again!

    Finally! Can't wait to see the end product!

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    terminal fettler TF2 helmet build WIP... At it again!

    They've been talking to the one who speaks the truth.
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    terminal fettler TF2 helmet build WIP... At it again!

    Glad for you to share this Garrett. I've been a kid in a candy store waiting for this! 100% faith this is gonna be one awesome helmet.
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    Very cool TF! Your original was a great helmet. I can't wait to see how nice this one will turn out.

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    FettFanatic said: View Post
    Very cool TF! Your original was a great helmet. I can't wait to see how nice this one will turn out.
    Took the words right outta my mouth!

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    Re: terminal fettler TF2 helmet build WIP... At it again!

    Thanks guys. Here is a shot of the back panel section in position, this section will be sculpted over with Bondo to achieve the slight compound curvature as seen on the actual helmet. At this stage the dome remains a separate piece that drops into position. I actually have three domes at the moment, all slightly different shapes...
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    Wow, I'll definitely be watching this one!
    Go, Garrett, go!

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    For those TF knitting fans!

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    Re: terminal fettler TF2 helmet build WIP... At it again!

    So it that a pic of. . . Jayne-go Fett???

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

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    Better not be a Jayne toque... Fox Entertainment is bounty-hunting all the Jayne hat vendors on Etsy right now!!

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    Re: terminal fettler TF2 helmet build WIP... At it again!

    Looks cool, TF.

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    Great start G.. not seen a scratch build for some time..!!

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    A quick shot of the mandible section in position and measurements for the next stage...
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    Re: terminal fettler TF2 helmet build WIP... At it again!

    It looks great so far! Keep the awesome updates coming!

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    The next stage is trimming the mandible area and creating the curve of the upper cheek...
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    Re: terminal fettler TF2 helmet build WIP... At it again!

    Here are a couple of shots of the lower cheeks going in and checking the sides of the helmet with a square. The lower cheeks will be sheet aluminium as this will be less prone to being sanded away as i adjust the upper cheeks through the coming sanding stages...
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    Re: terminal fettler TF2 helmet build WIP... At it again!

    Looking great! Is that whole form filled with expanding foam? Floral foam? Nougat?

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    Hmmm, nougat...No, just a block of insulation foam, there to support the overall form during construction.

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    Ah, OK.

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    If it was nougat, it would look and taste great. Great work so far TF, keep it up.

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    Awesome G, if these become available, it could be a rather tantalizing prospect! :-D

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