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NEW ZAM HELMET ! ...More new pics!

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    Re: NEW ZAM HELMET ! ...NEW PICS !

    HOLY CR@P!
    Dwedd Stwikes again! Very nice, dont sand off the little pickers in the inside of the helmet for a nice surprise for da wife! Dont forget once you start the helmet there is a buttload of other stuff to do for the whole costume. That will make a nice winter project.


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    Re: NEW ZAM HELMET ! ...NEW PICS !

    WOW, I am really impressed with how your helmet is looking! When I was first studying the helmet I thought originally that the brim was fiberglass painted, but my brother-in-law mentioned that it looked like it was leather. Well, the idea for me to make one and have it leather didn't appeal to me too much knowing how flexible leather is, and loosing its original shape just slightly would make me cringe every time I would see it. So, I for one am for the fiberglass brim painted to look like leather. Personally it seems a knit-picky thing about weather you use vacuum form armor for fett to be more movie accurate or to use fiberglass for more strength. Seems like the same argument to me.
    Once again, you are doing a great job.

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    Thanks for all the compliments guys, and sorry about the lack of updates. I had a few other things interupt this project for a bit, but rest assured, It's on it's way.

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    The leather brim is NOT hard to do at all... i don't understand the reason for NOT doing it in leather... in fact - i'd go so far to say -it's prolly easier in the long run to do it leather.

    if you get thick leather (like LFL and I used) and wet form it to the shape - it will retain that shape forever. The only way that it would lose it's shape is if i stored it with stuff pushing against it and distorting it - but why would I do thatÀ Wetforming is a cinch... just submerse yer leather in water for a bit - til it's flexie... then put it on yer item and have some way to hold it's shape until dried... viol‡!

    Fiberglass painted like leather will still just be fiberglass painted like leather. And that's not screen accurate (and isn't that what TDH is all about )

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    Wetformed leather becomes really really hard! Believe DCB and I about wetforming, don't waste your f-glass! For instance, my holster is wetformed and it's so hard, that if I wasn't careful, I could probably rip my resin blaster apart. If it's veg tanned leather, it gets really really hard when wetformed.


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    Now that you mention it DCB, I guess I have alot of stuff that's not "screen accurate" For example, all my trooper and scout armor is white gel-coated fiberglass, instead of "screen accurate" vac-formed plastic. My Judge Dredd helmets are molded in color, instead of "screen accurate" painting. My col. marine armor is a fiberglass copy pulled from a Terry English origional, instead of a "screen accurate" aluminum set. The list goes on. I guess I should just give up this hobby if I'm going to keep doing things my own way. That goes for everyone else out there that has a vinyl helmet. Those aren't "screen accurate". I'll stop wasting everyone's time here, and stop posting pics of all my failed attempts at costuming



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    One more thing, I sure am glad that the rest of the members here are nicer than some, or everyone who posts a less than accurate, scratchbuilt jet pack, would be shunned right off TDH. THAT'S NOT WHAT TDH IS ABOUT ! ! !

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    ooh... sorry dude.. i think you're taking this ALL the wrong way...

    i just questioned why you or that other guy would not make it leather - when it's not only more accurate but also a LOT EASIER... That's all i wondered... why not make it right when you can¿ can you see my point¿

    it's not meant to be a critisism or a slam against your work AT ALL... i just wondered the reason - that's all...

    I just wanted to let you know that the leather IS easy to work with AND it does NOT lose it's shape at all...

    Again - I really think you're taking this out of proportion... We're here to help each other with ideas and tips to make the best costume we can w/ the skills we have... and you obviously have a tremedious amount of skill - so i just wondered why you wouldn't go that extra step - especially when it's, like I said - not very hard to do at all and your fears of it distorting are unfounded.

    I know you can do it - you have showed you have great talents and abilities.

    sorry if you're reading this wrong... it's not my intent to be mean or critical at all....

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    I stated how I plan on doing it - I have my reasons. If that doesn't sit well with anyone here, I am sorry.

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    that's fine... it's your helmet. i don't care how you do it - nor should you care if i care ... i just wondered the reason

    edit: judz and I just talked over PM - all is cool. I explained to him that i wasn't critisizing his 'fiberglass brim' method - just wondered the method behind his madness ...

    and he explained that he likes to make things for durability over 100% screen accuracy - which is cool too - i can appreceate that...

    so - in case any of you thought we were fighting - we're not... so there!

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    Yeah, shows over, nothing to see here. Move along.

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    YAH, Me too Judz! Sorry if it seemed if I was being mean. That is not my intention at all. I actually LOVE the fiberglass idea for the inner helm. If I was to re-do a helm, I would do the same. Especially for durability. Just trying to help about the brim. we love ya man! (Stinks that we are the "tough love" kinda folks.. but hey we know where ya stand, so, we'll keep our mouths shut, and just watch your interpretations unfold and blossom into the Awesome Zam we know you're gonna have. Please do continue to share! Love your show babe!

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    Re: NEW ZAM HELMET ! ...NEW PICS !


    judz dwedd wrote:

    Yeah, shows over, nothing to see here. Move along.
    Awwww man... I just got my popcorn!




    Keep showing us the progress on your costume... keeps us motivated!

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    Oh, very well.






























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    Re: NEW ZAM HELMET ! ...NEW PICS !

    jd -

    following this thread is the only reason i venture into zam territory - keep it up!

    (and hey - you can always cover your fg brim with a THIN leather...

    sean

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    I think Dwedd is a afraid his dog will think the helmet is a Chew Toy if he puts leather on it. A month from now he would find peices of it in a snow drift in the back yard.

    Seriously, knowing Dwedd, when he's done you'll have to touch the helmet to tell if it's leather or not.

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    Thanks Flan, It's good to know SOMEONE has confidence in me.

    BTW, I have a german shepherd named Jango, that loves to eat things.

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    Hey man, we have confidence in your stuff! Just read my book long pm it will explain everything

    And, keep up the good work and the pics -it's always exciting to see other people's work in progress.

    The other armor you've made, can you give us a quik linky? I clicked on your "posts by Judz Dwedd" and too many to sift through.



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    Zam I Am wrote:


    The other armor you've made, can you give us a quik linky? I clicked on your "posts by Judz Dwedd" and too many to sift through.


    Not all my stuff is posted, but I'll give you a list of armor I've done:

    Stormtroopers(fiberglass/my own sculpts)
    Biker Scouts(fiberglass/Fyberdyne version)
    Vader(fiberglass/restored ANH 4th gen copy)
    Jango(fiberglass/my own work)
    Female Mandalorian(fiberglass/ my own work)
    White Mandalorian(fiberglass/my own work)
    Medeival Spawn(fiberglass/my own work)
    Judge Dredd(fiberglass+rubber/molded from origional)
    Starship Troopers(fiberglass+rubber/molded from origional
    Aliens Marines(fiberglass/molded from origional)
    Space Above And Beyond(fiberglass/molded from origional)
    Cardassian(fiberglass+rubber/my own work)

    Costumes not armored:

    Catwoman-for wife(rubber+PVC)
    Batgirl-" " (rubber,PVC+leather)
    Harley Quinn- " " (rubber+PVC)

    In progress:

    Zam
    Clone Troopers
    Batman
    Batman Beyond
    Predator
    Cyber Cat
    Dr. Doom
    Iron Man

    That's about it. I may have missed a couple in there, but you get the idea.


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    New Zam Helmet - new updates

    OK, update time again. Here's a few new pics.

    First, the overall side view. Sorry, it kinda looks a bit washed-out because the silver is so reflective.



    A shot at an angle turned out a bit better.



    Here's a close-up of how I painted the brim to look like weathered leather.



    Now to finish assembling the armature for the binocs.
    Last edited by judz dwedd; Feb 13, 2005 at 10:36 AM.

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    awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quite an impressive list! You have any pics of that stuff? PM if you want to share.

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    Wish I could comment...but I can't see the pics

    I'll throw out a "good job" cause I have faith in your abilities!


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    Nice! keep the progress pics coming!!!

    -Bamatrooper
    Tk-152

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    Re: New Zam Helmet - new updates

    Nice to see the details put in your helmet. It is really coming along. Do you have any shots of the back emblem of the helmet? What are your plans for the veil and armature attachment?

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