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    Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit

    Ok back on track!

    Mark, can you post a tutorial on how to put this helmet together?

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    Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit

    ItsThatGuy said: View Post
    Ok back on track!

    Mark, can you post a tutorial on how to put this helmet together?
    In his posts he gave this link to pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/1086755...7601817197662/

    The pics show an assembled helmet and different stages of assembly.

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    Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit

    MandalorFett said: View Post
    In his posts he gave this link to pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/1086755...7601817197662/

    The pics show an assembled helmet and different stages of assembly.
    I knew that...Really!

    Thanks for pointing that out!

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    Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit

    Aww, sweet, thanks for the helmet facts guys.

    Hey Bradly, will you be discontinuing your run anytime soon?

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    Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit

    loveless said: View Post
    Hey Bradly, will you be discontinuing your run anytime soon?
    Do you plan on buying one? I thought you made Boba / Mando helmets.

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    Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit

    That link doesn't show what I am looking for. I am trying to figure out how the dome goes on. Does it just rest on the lip?

    Pictures would be great.

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    Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit

    What's wrong with that Boba Fett codpiece? The dent is missing.

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    Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit

    recieved marks helmet and gauntlet parts today. they look over all good but will require a lot of work and some serious skill level to make this into a nice helmet.

    Mark if you have anything to show how to assemble this thing that would be great...also...you included two strips of styrene..is that to join the halves? I also didnt see anything to use for the range finder stalk...what do you suggest for that?

    on another note...anyone got suggestions for the face shield material?

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    Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    What's wrong with that Boba Fett codpiece? The dent is missing.
    You sure it isn't a Jango Cod piece?

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    JDFett said: View Post
    recieved marks helmet and gauntlet parts today. they look over all good but will require a lot of work and some serious skill level to make this into a nice helmet.

    Mark if you have anything to show how to assemble this thing that would be great...also...you included two strips of styrene..is that to join the halves? I also didnt see anything to use for the range finder stalk...what do you suggest for that?

    on another note...anyone got suggestions for the face shield material?
    The rangfinder was not included as stated in his first post. He should have supplied a "template" to make your own.

    Yeah, my helmet has some bumpy spots, but I plan to putty it up and then sand it a few times any way.

    I'm still having an issue trying to figure out where to cut along the top edge.

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    Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit

    what material are you going to use for the range finder? does it seem real light and thin to you? ive never used styrene products only abs

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    For the rangfinder stalk I would assume using 2 to three pieces of styrene or ABS to make it. Easier said than done though.

    ABS is more rigid and has a tendency to hold it's shape better, styrene is softer, but the
    pulls show more detail.

    Like Mark said, the helmet buck was originally for fiberglass casts - not to be used for vac-forming.

    Overall, for the price, I am pretty happy with my helmet.

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    im pretty happy as well...just a lot of work ahead...lol i noticed my pull didnt have the Borden connector impression like the pics i saw...not that its too big of a deal im sure i can take care of that missing item..lol Im hoping that once i get it together and it's all looking pretty that it will be a bit more sturdy feeling...it will be nice and light...i can tell ya that...

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    Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit

    The borden piece was resin, not actually cast on the helmet. (look closely at the first picture in the first post - you can see the borden piece sitting next to the helmet.

    You should have gotten it with all your other resin pieces. If you are doing a Jango helmet, then you don't need that piece anyway.

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    ahh.so the jango helemt is without that eh? see i learn new things everyday..LOL

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    Yeah, I make helmets, I was just wondering, a friend of mine wanted one and needs it by next week, I wont have mine vacuformed by then, so was gonna send him your email if there still selling by fri.

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    Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit

    Has anyone put one of these together yet? I still can't for the life of me figure out how the dome is supposed to be installed.

    Can anyone help?

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    Anyone?

    I have everthing cut out, bondo'd, sanded, resin peices painted, just wanting on an explanation of how to cut the top rim so the dome will fit.

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    I am expecting mine any day, and I have been planning how to put it together. I would bet shimming the front and back together from the inside is a good way to start and make sure the top hole is flush, or aligned very strait.

    As for the dome, if I were a betting man, I would say to make a 1/2" inch strip of styrene and glue this inside the crown of the lower part of the helmet. So it peaks out 1/4" an inch upward from the crown. Then make sure your dome trim is very, very flat. To test your cut, try to set the dome on a table, make sure there are minimal wavy lines or gaps.

    Test fit the dome onto the inner crown 1/4" shim. If it fits well, glue in place, then bondo the seam with no-mix glaze - the red stuff in a smaller tube.

    I will take pics of my process once I get mine... ahem, hopefully today? Right?

    Thanks BF!

    John

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    Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit

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    Has anyone put one of these together yet? I still can't for the life of me figure out how the dome is supposed to be installed.

    Can anyone help?
    ITG.. Have you tried contacting Mark? I'm sure since this is his creation that he would have your answer?

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    i tried contacting mark three or four times in regards to a refund and sending his stuff back...nothing...I decided to go with a BKBT helmet and cruzer gauntlets so i didnt need the stuff...he hasnt return any of my pms...MIA

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    I've been tryng to contact him as well to get a shipping price, and he hasn't called me back. It's been a while since we talked.

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    ITG.. Have you tried contacting Mark? I'm sure since this is his creation that he would have your answer?
    I sent him a PM the day I got it and that was sometime early last week.

    He replied by saying something like "Gary, your helmet is on the way..." I think he got my PM mixed up with someone else's. I replied, saying he made a mistake, no reply yet... No biggie - life gets in the way - which is understandable.

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    Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit

    Based on one of the pictures in the photo album Bradleyfett linked, I centered the dome over the visor, set the rim of the dome on the indentation of the visor (on the inside), then taped it. Then I put the top edge of the front part of the helmet in line with the line running around the dome on both sides, and taped those spots. I then glued the front to the dome, removed the tape, and glued those sections. Then I glued a piece of styrene on the inside ear parts of the back part of the helmet, lined up the top of the back of the helmet with the same line running around the dome, and glued the back to the dome and the extra styrene piece to the ear parts on the front of the helmet. Bondo'ed furiously. I posted an album of progress pix in the dented variants section (because my paint scheme will be custom) but haven't received any responses yet.

    Here 'tis, if pictures help my poor explanation (they're part of a much bigger album):

    http://astromechbuilder.com/mechload...F4233.JPG.html

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