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Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

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    Taking elasaplast from a history helmet

    Has any body made a lid from a saucepan....
    Last edited by BANDITZ; Jul 5, 2005 at 1:20 PM. Reason: trying to keep sad people happy......

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    You want to re-cast a Mystery Helmet? I really wouldn't advise doing that if I were you. Re-casting is against TDH policies.

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    The best way to make a mould of a Mystery Helmet is to actually put your sculpting skills to the test and make your own helmet to cast. That way you will have the satisfaction of being able to say you did it all. Anyone can make a cast of someone elses work but at what cost? Your reputation is worth more then being known as another shotty recaster.

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    E2K13 said:
    The best way to make a mould of a Mystery Helmet is to actually put your sculpting skills to the test and make your own helmet to cast. That way you will have the satisfaction of being able to say you did it all. Anyone can make a cast of someone elses work but at what cost? Your reputation is worth more then being known as another shotty recaster.
    I'm not acually going to do it.....i don't have the resources or the time...i just wondered how people do it....i allready own a mystery helmet 75% com........i also got a hybrid helmet which will be a jango helmet....... cheers .................

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    webchief said:
    You want to re-cast a Mystery Helmet? I really wouldn't advise doing that if I were you. Re-casting is against TDH policies.
    who owns the rights to the mystery lid........who made it ???????????????????

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    E2K13 said:
    The best way to make a mould of a Mystery Helmet is to actually put your sculpting skills to the test and make your own helmet to cast. That way you will have the satisfaction of being able to say you did it all. Anyone can make a cast of someone elses work but at what cost? Your reputation is worth more then being known as another shotty recaster.
    Richy.....i'm not a sculptor im a sheetmetal worker............

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    Kinda funny that someone with the screen name "BANDITZ" wants to recast someone elses work. My bad, that's right you were just wondering how to do it, you weren't actually going to do it.

    If you're a sheet metal worker I think that you should try your hand at making a scratch built with metal. That is something that I want to do someday, after my suit is complete and I decide to start upgrading.

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    so you saying every member TDH has made his own helmet from scratch.....lol.....where do they get the lids from ...some body must make them..... or do they all plant seeds in the ground & wait for them to grow.......

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    No, he's just saying that you don't say you're interested in recasting another board member's sculpt. Most buy the buckets from the member who made it, buy it on Ebay OR sculpt their own.

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    hey i may just suprise you......only thing thats difficult is the dome.....the compond curves are to tight......it would take weeks to pound it out.....& alot of patience....which i dont have

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    i've just bought 2 helmets from the US.....a mystery sized & a hybrid....i've allready posted both pics.......check them out.........& i must say they are mint..........

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    That's not what they are saying. You asked how to recast a helmet. I'm sure that has raised many an eyebrow. You also said you were a sheet metal worker and someone suggested you make one out of metal rather than recast. Several of our members make great helmets. Some of us have gotten them through them, some through ebay. Personally, a metal helmet would be pretty cool.

    Wes

    BANDITZ said:
    so you saying every member TDH has made his own helmet from scratch.....lol.....where do they get the lids from ...some body must make them..... or do they all plant seeds in the ground & wait for them to grow.......

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    Wow. He asked a question and was jumped all over from his question to his choice of names. What gives? I would love to know how recasting is done, but I have been so deathly afraid of being jumped on and banned that I remain silent.

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    uke hmmm....all i wanted to know that when you cast a helmet from plaster fibreglass etc......is the helmet made in 1 piece........or is it cast in several componants....then stuck together.................

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    I think what we have here is failure to comunicate.

    It apears to be your choice of words, or one word in this case "recast". Recasting is frowned upon because it means you are taking someone elses work and making copies of it, in most cases to sell those copies. This could be viewed as steeling as someone put a large amount of work into making the original helmet that they then made a casting of. Maybe your question was: "How does one make a mold to cast a helmet?". This question would not have prompted as much tension as the "REcast" word has.

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    if you read the message to my question it says ..........CAST.........

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    Also, I have thought about making a metal bucket myself and I would take a shortcut on the dome part as others who have made scratch built helmets have done. Try using something that already resembles a metal dome, like a stainless mixing bowl or something similar.

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    And if we try to look at what your original question was it now says:

    BANDITZ said:
    Has any body made a lid from 16 gauge aluminium ....
    Nothing to do with casting a mystery helmet.

    Funny.

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    Well, now we can't read it because you'd edited the original message to say something totally different.

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    trust me i've been looking........the only thing that come close was a motor guard from a 8ft brake press & 1/3rd of it was perforated......my quest is ongoing....

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    i dont know anything about casting things.......thats why i was asking.........richard


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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    which on that note...it will give u something to talk about over the next few weeks

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    Here we go again...

    Read this and you'll understand why people including myself were "interested" in your choice of words:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=7184

    And before you go joining a forum and insulting people on it... why don't you think first? Its certainly not a great way to get the help you're seeking.

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    any chance seeing a pic of ur scratch built helmet.......

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    Re: Taking a cast from a mystery helmet

    No, sorry there isn't as I don't own one. I purchased a helmet off a fellow board member and painted it myself. I never said that I sculpted my own or that sculpting one was your only option.

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