clawmarks in the helmet...

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    aguma's Avatar
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    clawmarks in the helmet...

    hey i'm new to this forum but i was wondering...i just bought a don post 96 fett helmet and i want to make a custom mandalorian, so i was wondering how i might put some claw marks across the visor and not just look like i painted it on, i want to actually dent it...i was thinking about heating it up and doing what i would do with my armor's dents only a bit differently... any suggestions?

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    Re: clawmarks in the helmet...

    do you have a dog?

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    Re: clawmarks in the helmet...

    dremel but CAREFULLY and LIGHTLY I did this to my skirata custom variant collar plate and chest. When I get my helmet there will be a huge 3 lines claw mark from helmet to chest I can't wait to get the helmet then I will be done.

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    Re: clawmarks in the helmet...

    u got pics of that? and can u b more specific?

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    Re: clawmarks in the helmet...

    well my camera is missing so i cant take pics and specific...umm...well, i just want 3 claw marks that go somewhat deep into the helmet. sorry, im not good at describing things or being very specific at all lol

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    Re: clawmarks in the helmet...

    Just don't put scratches on the actual visor, any self respecting Mando would change his damaged visor out.

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    Re: clawmarks in the helmet...

    lol believe me, i dont want to do anything to blur my vision...my tusken raider suit was by far the hardest thing to see out of (it only had tunnel vision so imagine that at the local con, bumping into everyone and thing xD) i had to have my sister tug me around (i made her a jawa costume)

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    Re: clawmarks in the helmet...

    As mentioned above, use the dremel. It is the God of tools, but it takes some time to get used to. Just take your time and be careful with it. I'd sketch it on the part before cutting. You may also want to pick up some bondo and sandpaper. You can continuously add and subtract with both the dremel and the body filler. If you go all the way through, you can back it with some scrap plastic.

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    Re: clawmarks in the helmet...

    aguma said: View Post
    lol believe me, i dont want to do anything to blur my vision...my tusken raider suit was by far the hardest thing to see out of (it only had tunnel vision so imagine that at the local con, bumping into everyone and thing xD) i had to have my sister tug me around (i made her a jawa costume)

    Geez, I couldn't imagine having to wear a Tuskens suit for very long. At least we have fans in our helmets to at least bring in some fresh air and cool things down a bit.


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    Re: clawmarks in the helmet...

    yeah, i wore the tusken suit for about 5 hours and went through about 2 gallons of water lol. and i had to bum money off my friends cause i wasnt aware autographs cost money...so peter meyhew. (however you spell)..chewbacca...cost 20 bucks lol. here is my pic taken with some racer dude who loved star wars lol http://www.hostdub.com/ProjectGLI:tusken_attack:full
    im the one to the...right? im holding the gun that took about 3 minutes and scrap pieces in the shed to make lol

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    Re: clawmarks in the helmet...

    Wow that must have been HOT! I'd have dropped by Noon or so without question. I don't do heat well at all. Great costume however!


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    Re: clawmarks in the helmet...

    Here's a few pics of my helmet before and after I took a dremele to it to do the claws.

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