Great job so far. If you don't mind my asking, where did you find patterns for the knee armor? I've cut out everything for my armor build only to realize that I am missing patterns for knees! Oops. Don't know how I'm going to protect those.
What materials are you using for everything? Looks great!
Hi man! i really dont know where i got them :P i downloaded as many as i could and then took the best ones i had there are some to get i think i got most of them over at the rpf! check there there is a thread with a lot of starwars peps: Fierfek's Star Wars Pepakura File Development there is a couple of kneepeps there! fierfek needs a lot of thanks from me! thanks for watching. stay tuned for more slow progress!
@cyberpatriot Hi man! i live in sweden and we dont have the normal building materials that people usualy work with here. So ive had a little trial and error to get the right stuff to build with. for the pepping im using the thickest paper my printer kan print and of course usual sissors . Because i live in a small apartment i am unable to figerglass the finished peps so i use polyutherane harts to harden it with. Then we dont have bondo in sweden but we have a similar thing called plastic padding thats also used for autobody repairs. They come in a lot of different kinds and ive found the one called: "lättspackel" to be the best one to shape and sand. I use a small plastic spatula to apply the padding and then i have a small kitchen knife to gett the rough shape out of it, later i sand with black and beckers mouse sander, and for small parts a dremel of course! the last sanding i do by hand with 120 grit paper and a lot of reggaetunes i my ears . I also have begun working alot whith super sculpey and that works good for me. ive tried using milliput but it doesnt do it for me.
hi guys! a little update. I have made a decision to finish the helmet before i do anything else otherwise im going to go crazy! so i did about 12 hours of work on it since last time and im starting to get there! i primed it and discovered som bits and bobs left to fill and sand but its not much. have a look and see what you think of it. im really sorry for the crappy pics. when its ready i will get a better camera and take some nice fotos. i promise
my little star wars shrine
i dont know how to flip it around haha. not so good with computers. i like sanding more
This is looking great. I'm glad I'm not the only one that wants to scratch build his entire costume. Keep up the great work and keep the pictures coming.
That bucket looks great! Well done. I'm planning on building my own for a custom in the near future, just hope mine turns out half this good
Wow, great work so far. Just read through from the beginning, it's been said before but you have really good pep skills!
I'm a couple days from starting my own, I am using Fierfek's files as I want to build from scratch as much as I can, (and there great files!). You've done some great work here, can't wait to see more
Very nice work, especially the way you're able to break the process down and give reasons to your choices and stages.
made some silicone molds that looks like shiiiit but they work fine and after a few tries they come out really clean!
now i know that the real deal is supposed to have clear resin but i dont have that at home so ive cast them in polyutherane harts rotj style so far. im thinking of making the litle greeble seperate so i can make both rotj or esb.
tried out some lights in it looks kinda good huh? im realy pleased with them anyway.
thanks for looking feedback and comments more than welcome!
That looks so damn good!!
Do you have pictures of your mold? I'm just curious how others set set up their molds.
Thanks! It's a pretty cool feeling to build these things from scratch and have them turn into your favorite shelf topper. I look forward to seeing yours come together as well. Until then, enjoy the build!
That looks like the cleanest scratchbuilt helmet I've ever seen.
yeah what can i say. didnt mold it yet had some things i had to do before:
installed and ready!
making theese mo*her*uckers a little bit more acurate.. still need the slight slope on the upper bit of it.
making the dent more "screen acurate" still rounding it off and smoothing it out a bit.
and im making one of theese
after i finished with theese parts and added the damage to the helmet ill prime, wetsand, paint in blackgloss paint, and wax it then it will be ready for silicone!
if anybody likes this bucket and think hey i want one! i will be selling them for a really nice price! ill cast them in polyutherane harts layered with a fiberglassmat. they will be available in cold cast aswell. this is if i can get a nice mold of it.
thanks for laying your eyes on this page! let me know what you think!
That helmet is so clean! i love the super sculptey idea, it really gave you some crisp edges. I might have to take that idea for my second jetpack build!
I'll post an update later