Hi guys, I'm pretty new here and to prop making in general. I lurk over at the RPF (I'd post there, but registration is clocsed =/ ) and I've read the wiki here for any tips or tricks I can find, and obviously I've been lurking here as well.
Anywho, I got into this mess originally when I joined hte R2 Builders club (www.astromech.net) and visited one of hte local guys here around the DC area. I mentioned to him that I was doing an MSE-6 build and I was wanting to do Boba Fett armor as well in addition to teh R2 I'm doing.
He then busted out a Mystery helmet and asked if I wanted it. Well, of course I did. It's a nice helmet, it's in great shape, I still need to do some finishing on it before I begin painting it, but first, I want to make a mold or cast, or whatever of it, so I can do another helmet for a custom Mando I have in mind as well.
So, I guess this is all a bit of backstory to my question.
Any tips or tricks on making a cast/mold (I'm really a nub to all of this) that I should know? I did buy a book, the Thurston James book (the same one with the vacuform table that TK-560 re-created) but it won't be here until next week sometime.
Also, this is good conversation, I think, heh.